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Books by Barry Hutchison

  • Weirdest Show on Earth

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: EFM2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The 13-Storey Treehouse, Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates fans will love this hilarious book full of chaos and calamity.

    Beaky still can't tell a lie and life isn't getting any easier. Somehow he manages to land a lead part in the school play of Romeo and Juliet (with aliens, of course). However, Juliet is being played by Evie and Beaky's crush just gets harder.

    Now Beaky's old lying ways are coming back to haunt him: his dog has been chosen to appear on TV's Most Talented Pets because he can ride a bike. Only problem is... he can't.
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  • Spectre Collectors: Rise of the Ghostfather!

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: CBKPY
    Paperback
    In their third and final spooky adventure, Denzel and his friends face the biggest, baddest ghost of all: The Ghostfather. He's making a comeback, and he needs Denzel's help, whether he likes it or not. . . Look out for other titles in the Spectre Collectors series: Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School Spectre Collectors: A New York Nightmare!
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  • Invasion of the Living Ted

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: CAWIJ
    Paperback
    Grizz, the world's most evil teddy bear, is back, and he's out for revenge! It's been three days since Grizz almost took over the world - again. Lisa Marie and Vernon have been interrogated by the police, and Bearvis and the Duds have been taken away to be studied. But things are far from over. Grizz has found a way to infiltrate the wireless networks and he's planning his revenge. As all teddy bears come to life, Lisa Marie and Vernon must battle a King-Kong-sized teddy bear with a mind for evil. It looks like they're going to need their furry friends back! The third title in this rollicking series featuring the totally indestructible and most evil of teddy bears! A laugh-out-loud read for fans of Pamela Butchart, Danny Wallace and David Baddiel.
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  • Revenge of the Living Ted

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: BWLIT
    Paperback
    Just when Lisa Marie and Vernon thought they'd seen the last of Grizz and his terrifying army of Halloween teddy bears, they're kidnapped by megalomaniac Ursine Kodiak, who has an army of evil bears of his own. But there's worse to come - Ursine has created an AI version of Grizz, who is now on the loose and intent on revenge... Can Lisa Marie and Vernon save the day - and the world - again? Hold on to your hats ... fur is about to fly! A pacy, laugh-out-loud sequel to NIGHT OF THE LIVING TED, perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, Danny Wallace and David Baddiel.
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  • Anty Hero

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: BRLKT
    Paperback
    Ant isn't like many other boys. His clothes are always dirty, there are often bugs in his hair and he doesn't even know anything about footie! But what really sets him apart is what's hiding behind his ginormous green sunglasses - and that has to be seen to be believed... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • Spectre Collectors: A New York Nightmare!

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: BQZYP
    Paperback
    The second in Barry's Hutchison's very funny series about Denzel and his unusual friend, Smithy, full of ghouls, magic and outrageous battles. Denzel and Smithy are summoned to the US by the New York branch of the Spectre Collectors, who turn out to be two kids called Weinberg and Martinez. There's been some weird spectral activity and they need help. Soon Denzel is immersed (literally) in an adventure involving a shark, a massive gorilla and lots and lots of evil ghosts. He's even hearing voices...
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  • Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: BHBBE
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    Denzel is having no luck with his maths homework. First, it's too difficult, then there's a terrifying mess of smoky black tendrils that wants to kill him, then two teenagers explode through his window holding guns and throwing magic. They are the Spectre Collectors, and spooky is their speciality.Realising that Denzel has a special gift, they sweep him off to their headquarters for training. Tested with awesome weapons and ancient magic, Denzel realises just how little he knows. But there's a serious problem on its way from the Spectral Realm, so Denzel has a lot to learn. FAST.
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  • The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: ANNBY
    Paperback
    In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Each adventure sees Ben and his friends, Paradise Little and Wesley Chant, face a new monstrous menace.
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  • Afterworlds: The Book of Doom

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: AFZRE
    Paperback
    The second hilarious book in Barry's AFTERWORLDS sequence - comic fantasy perfect for fans of Pratchett and Douglas Adams. There's panic up in Heaven. They have mislaid the BOOK OF DOOM - the most important object in existence. Oopsy. They think Satan might have stolen it, the sneaky little devil, so to save the world - plus, you know, quite a lot of embarrassment, fifteen year old Zac and his angelic guide Angelo are sent to retrieve it. Sadly directions aren't Angelo's strong point and they soon find themselves just as lost as the book, wandering through Afterworlds such as Valhalla and Hades and encountering some colourful characters along the way...Can the hapless pair make it to Hell and back?
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  • The Darkest Corners

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: AEVYD
    Paperback
    The concluding part of this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. Kyle is a bit of a problem child. He won't do what his dad tells him. But that's because his dad wants Kyle to unleash the scuttling, screaming, killer creatures of the Darkest Corners and bring about the end of the world. Now might be a good time to rebel...
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  • The Beast

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: ADJXZ
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    The fifth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Kyle is having trouble with the neighbours. They've turned into black-eyed, flesh-eating zombies. Now would be a good time to leave town but out there, on the snow covered streets, something far worse is lurking. There is a beast in the shadows and the only way for Kyle to fight it is to use his powers. But every time Kyle uses them, he weakens the barrier between this world, and the terrifying, world of the Darkest Corners. If the barrier breaks there will be more killers on the streets.
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  • Raggy Maggie

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: ADDUV
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    Afraid of a cute little dolly, are you? Well, you should be! Billy is the hardest kid in school and a horrible bully. So Kyle could almost find it funny that Billy's childhood invisible friend was a little dolly named Raggy Maggie. Almost, but not quite. Because now Raggy Maggie is back, and she wants Kyle to play a game. The game is very simple. Find where she's hidden Billy -- or Billy dies!
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  • Mr Mumbles

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: ADDUM
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    Kyle's imaginary friend from childhood is back! with a vengeance. Kyle hasn't seen Mr Mumbles in years. And there's a good reason for that: Mr Mumbles doesn't exist. But now Kyle's imaginary friend is back, and Kyle doesn't have time to worry about why. Only one thing matters: staying alive! A major series from a fresh new talent, brought to you by the publisher that put horror on the map.
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  • Doc Mortis

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: ACIEY
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    The fourth thrilling book in this darkly funny, horror series Darren Shan called 'deliciously nightmarish'. The first book, Mr Mumbles, is shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Kyle wakes up in hospital -- which is strange, because he doesn't remember being ill. And that's not all. He's also deliriously flitting in and out of the Darkest Corners, and in the shadow version of the hospital the surfaces aren't clean, and the sharp instruments aren't used for healing. It's Kyle's most terrifying experience yet, and it's about to get much, much worse. The doctor will see him now! The fourth installment of this darkly comic horror series
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  • The Crowmaster

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: AAWIG
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    After Kyle's ordeal at school, his mother packs him off to the safety of the countryside, where there will be no temptation to use his powers, and he can forget the bad things - like the fact that his dad is a monster determined to destroy the world. But here's the thing about the countryside: it's full of nature, and nature sometimes has claws. Followed by a spindly figure in the woods and attacked by crows, Kyle is about to discover that NOWHERE is safe from the invisible fiends!
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