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Joe Craig - Author

About the Author

Joe studied Philosophy at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College), graduating in 2002. While there he wrote and performed with the Cambridge Footlights and co-hosted a show on the University radio station.

As well as being a writer, he is a songwriter/musician. He has performed as a singer/songwriter at various venues in London, and made a self-produced CD of his pop material. (You can hear the songs through his website.)

He coaches cricket at his local club (Brondesbury CC), where he runs the Under Elevens. They came second in the league this year - and had a lot of fun along the way.

His other interests are - music, watching films, reading, collecting frogs, eating lunch, cooking, Aesop's fables, dancing Tango, playing poker, painting, eating Haribo Sweets, playing five-a-side football and cricket.

Featured books by Joe Craig

Other books by Joe Craig

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Jango - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Jango - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Jango and his grandpa are on their own, living on a planet that is largely covered by water. Robot ships patrol the ocean to bring in anything they find, ready for Jango and his grandpa to sort. But one night, they bring in something new. Something from the space station high above them. Something that doesn't belong on Jango's world. World of Robots: Jango is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Breakdown - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Breakdown - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

There's always more work to do in the warehouse than Jango, Izza and Grandpa can manage - but old age is catching up with some of their robots. When more and more of them begin to go wrong, Izza thinks she's found the perfect way to fix them. Soon, the robots are whizzing around being more productive than ever before - until one robot takes control in a way that nobody could have expected ... World of Robots: Breakdown is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Hijack!- Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Hijack!- Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Jango has no idea how much his life will change when a truck crashes into his warehouse. A crate is left behind, which someone else wants - and they'll do anything to get it back. Can Jango and Izza keep the mysterious cargo safe? And will things ever be the same once they know what it can do ...? World of Robots: Hijack! is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Wild Bots - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Wild Bots - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Jango and Izza are trapped on a broken-down transporter ship during a storm. Just when they think things can't get any worse, a deadly beast escapes from a crate - and it has their scent! A dangerous game of hide and seek between animal and humans begins ... Can Jango and Izza make it off the ship alive - and stop the wild robots? World of Robots: Wild Bots is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Jimmy Coates: Blackout

Jimmy Coates: Blackout

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Seventh action-packed adventure for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly... Jimmy Coates seems like an ordinary boy, but he's not. He's genetically engineered to grow into the perfect government assassin. Speed, strength and deadly instinct - it's all in the blood. He has to fight not to kill, while his government fights to kill him. Jimmy Coates can only trust one man to bring the country back from the brink of chaos. When that man disappears, Jimmy must battle the shadow of corruption. But the shadows are darker than they seem, and the darkness reaches further than Jimmy could ever imagine.

EDGE: A Rivets Short Story: Lifters

EDGE: A Rivets Short Story: Lifters

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Adaq and Maya are siblings - urban professionals with a unique set of thieving skills. When Adaq lifts a package from his latest target he has no idea what he's getting into. Before he can blink, the target is lying dead on the ground and he is running for his life. A sharp, urban thriller from Joe Craig, author of the international best-selling Jimmy Coates series. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.

Jimmy Coates: Power

Jimmy Coates: Power

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Sixth action-packed adventure for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly... Jimmy Coates seems like an ordinary boy, but he's not. He's genetically engineered to grow into the perfect government assassin. Speed, strength and deadly instinct - it's all in the blood. He has to fight not to kill, while his government fights to kill him. Jimmy's country is under attack. His body is poisoned. With time running out, he discovers what some people will do for power - and what he must do to stop them...

Jimmy Coates: Survival

Jimmy Coates: Survival

Author: Joe Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Fifth title and a stunning new look for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly! Can Jimmy save his family AND prevent a war? The choice is simple. The decision is deadly.

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