Jim Eldridge

42 children’s books by the writer

Noel Clarke is the creative mind behind the British film hit Kidulthood and the sequel Adulthood. He has starred in TV programmes such as Doctor Who and is the winner of the 2009 Orange Rising Star BAFTA. Noel is one of the most dynamic and inspired people working in British film today. He lives in London with his partner and young child. Jim Eldridge collaborated with Noel for the first time when he wrote the novelisation of Kidulthood. Jim was born in the Kings Cross/Euston area of north London in 1944. He left school at 16 and did a variety of jobs, before training as a teacher. He taught during the 1970s while at the same time writing and he became a full-time writer in 1978 his writing credits are long and include episodes for seminal children's TV drama Grange Hill. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, where they grow their own organic vegetables.

10+ years

Bomb!

Jim Eldridge, Dylan Gibson

Bomb!

Action packed thriller. Rob's the army's youngest bomb disposal officer. And he's also the best. But when he's called in to school to defuse a bomb planted by terrorists he must recall some painful events from ...

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7+ years

50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

Jim Eldridge

50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

50 Things You Should Know About the First World War is the perfect introduction to a tragic chapter in world history, published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. By the time the armistice was ...

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7-9 years

1066

Jim Eldridge

1066

I Was There...is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...1066 tells the thrilling story of a young page boy at the heart ...

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7-9 years

1066

Jim Eldridge

1066

I Was There...is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...1066 tells the thrilling story of a young page boy at the heart ...

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13+ years

4321: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke

Jim Eldridge

4321: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke

When four girls meet to discuss their weekend plans, little do they know quite what excitements lie before them. Soon they are embroiled in a brilliant diamond heist, trans-Atlantic flights, various romances and a lot of high-octane adventure in London ...

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13+ years

4.3.2.1: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke

Jim Eldridge

4.3.2.1: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke

When four girls meet to discuss their weekend plans, little do they know quite what excitements lie before them. Soon they are embroiled in a brilliant diamond heist, trans-Atlantic flights, various romances and a lot of high-octane adventure in London ...

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8-12 years

Flying Ace

Jim Eldridge

Flying Ace

Jack Fairfax is the 19-year-old second son of Lord and Lady Fairfax. The Fairfaxes are steeped in the military tradition, and don't approve of Jack's volunteering for the Royal Flying Corps. New-fangled flying machines are nothing to do ...

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8-15 years

Desert Danger

Jim Eldridge

Desert Danger

DESERT DANGER is the story of 19-year-old Tim Jackson, in North Africa during World War II. Set during the decisive Battle of El Alamein that took place in Egypt in 1942, this is the tale of a young man serving ...

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