A museum houses a splendid statue of a golden cat. It was once part of a pair... so where is its partner? A note inside the display case contains the first in a series of clues, and once it is deciphered, the adventure begins. The story spreads lead the reader from clue to clue, while information spreads form a perfect introduction to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics.
I write information books and fiction for children. I'm also a primary school teacher, which is great as it keeps me in touch with what kids are interested in.
Recent/upcoming titles include two in Scholastic's DiscoverMore series, one on World War 2, another on the doomed Titanic - great graphics to go with lots of information and eyewitnesses
My Lifecycles series is now complete at eight titles. Each 'spread' shows the life cycle of an animal, then you meet the creature that eats it and you carry on going up the food chain. It's fun and informative, and has been recommended by the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) in America.
Other recent titles include a really nice one about the Tour de France cycle race and a book of biographies of children's writers such as JK Rowling. Didn't get a bit jealous writing that one...
My tennis-based story Topspin was my first short story and has just been re-published in Sweden, so it must be fab! I've also written a story called Big Shot about a kid whose secret dance classes help him success at throwing the shot putt.
I hope you enjoy my books and do visit my website www.seancallery.co.uk