Lynne Reid Banks

26 children’s books by the writer

Lynne Reid Banks was born in London, the daughter of a Scots doctor and an Irish actress.During the war she was evacuated to the Canadian Prairies and on her return to England she studied acting at R.A.D.A.. She worked for several years with various repertory companies all over the country and wrote a number of plays which were performed both on stage and television. She then took up journalism, becoming one of the first women reporters on British television, with the ITN. In 1961 she went to live in a kibbutz in Israel but returned to live in England. Her first novel, The L-shaped Room, was a bestseller which was later filmed; her other novels include An End To Running, Children At The Gate, The Backward Shadow and Two Is Lonely. She has also written a study of the Brontes called Dark Quartet, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, three novels for teenagers, One More River (Vallentine Mitchell), Sarah And After and My Darling Villain, both published by The Bodley Head and a number of successful children's books. She is married to sculptor Chaim Stephenson, and they have three sons.

7-9 years

Harry the Poisonous Centipede: A Story to Make You Squirm

Lynne Reid Banks, Tony Ross

Harry the Poisonous Centipede: A Story to Make You Squirm

Winner of the Smarties Silver medal, and best-selling title, Harry the Poisonous Centipede is the delightfully squirmy story of a little centipede's adventures in the scary world of the dreaded Hoo-Mins! "It's a Hoo-Min!" crackled George. "Walking on ...

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7-9 years

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Lynne Reid Banks, Tony Ross

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Tony Ross's wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry. 'Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened ...

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7-9 years

The Magic Hare

Lynne Reid Banks

The Magic Hare

Now available as an ebook for the first time. Once there was a hare - a joyful, dancing hare. Kings, queens, witches, giants, even a vampire, have seen this clever creature - but no one can catch him. Whoever is lucky enough ...

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9+ years

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Lynne Reid Banks

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy, waves goodbye to England ...

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9+ years

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

Lynne Reid Banks

Uprooted - A Canadian War Story

From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped Room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy, waves goodbye to England ...

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9+ years

Tiger, Tiger

Lynne Reid Banks

Tiger, Tiger

Two tigers. One city. Two very different lives. A compelling story about friendship, brotherhood and battling against the odds. In Ancient Rome Caesar is almighty and his power is played out in the gladiatorial arena, where animals and men are ...

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