Susan Gates

13 children’s books by the writer

S.P. Gates was born in Grimsby, England. Her dad is a musician and her mum was a tailor. Before she became a full-time writer she lived and worked in Malawi, Africa, then taught in schools in Coventry and County Durham in England. She has written more than 100 books for children. Many of which have won prizes, including twice overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award, commended for the Carnegie Medal and Highly Commended for the Nasen Special Educational Needs Award. She's diversified a lot in children's writing (she likes a new challenge) and has written plays, poems, picture books, books for reluctant readers, novels for teenagers, comedy, thrillers, comedy/thrillers, historical novels - and even once a series of books about grammar for schools. If she hadn't been a writer, she'd like to have been a professional guitarist like her father, who is still gigging at 88 years old!

9+ years

Killer Spiders

Susan Gates

Killer Spiders

Fast-paced mystery adventure stories with a spooky supernatural twist - these are the animal X-Files.Famous explorer Jack Nelson has shut himself inside his own bio-dome on the polluted Wastelands. System reports state that everything is normal, yet in an email ...

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9+ years

Ghost Dogs

Susan Gates

Ghost Dogs

This is a fast-paced mystery adventure story with a spooky supernatural twist. S.P. Gates is a respected children's author who has won the Sheffield Book Award and been short-listed for both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children ...

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9+ years

Wolf Man

Susan Gates

Wolf Man

This is a fast-paced mystery adventure story with a spooky supernatural twist. S.P. Gates is a respected children's author who has won the Sheffield Book Award and been short-listed for both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children ...

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9+ years

Red Eye

Susan Gates

Red Eye

This is a fast-paced mystery adventure story with a spooky supernatural twist. S.P. Gates is a respected children's author who has won the Sheffield Book Award and been short-listed for both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children ...

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12+ years

Venus Angel

Susan Gates

Venus Angel

After the events of Viridian, the world is returning to normal. Jay is determined to find Toni, who was turned into a winged plant-hybrid predator, a Venus Angel, and restore her humanity. But Toni doesn't want to be found ...

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9-11 years

The Curse of the Crocodile King

Susan Gates

The Curse of the Crocodile King

No-one the Croc King curses ever escapes Avenger...Avenger never gives up. It always tracks you down. Frankie Sparks and her brother Jin are going about their lives as normal, when Mizz Z, the formidable secret agent, arrives in town ...

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9-11 years

Zilombo

Susan Gates

Zilombo

Something strange is going on by the slimy river Oozeburn. But Jin is the only one who knows. The ancient predator Zilombo is loose and has snatched Jin's baby brother. When Mizz Z, a secret agent, arrives to investigate ...

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9-11 years

Zilombo

Susan Gates

Zilombo

Something strange is going on by the slimy river Oozeburn. But Jin is the only one who knows. The ancient predator Zilombo is loose and has snatched Jin's baby brother. When Mizz Z, a secret agent, arrives to investigate ...

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