New Release Books by Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf is the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear (2022), Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men (2022), Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House (2022), Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band (2022) and other 261 books.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Sherlock is on the trail of a murderer. As he investigates the death of country gentleman John Douglas, he begins to piece together some unusual clues: muddy bootprints, a tattoo, and something called "The Valley of Fear." Can Holmes put these together in time to solve the mystery? This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Hilton Cubitt is worried. Drawings of "dancing men" keep appearing around his house and they''re frightening his wife, who seems to know what they mean. Can our brilliant hero solve the mystery of these drawings before disaster strikes? This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. The whole of London is shocked and baffled by the murder of Ronald Adair. It seems like an impossible crime! Can our sensational sleuth solve the mystery of how Adair was killed before the murderer strikes again? This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Before Julia Stoner died, she heard a strange whistle. Now her sister Helen has started to hear the same sound. Can our celebrated sleuth solve the mystery before Helen suffers the same fate as her sister? The game is afoot! This exciting tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adaptated by children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Naval Treaty

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Naval Treaty
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. An unknown thief steals an important naval treaty from the office of a government clerk. Who stole it and how did they do it? Will the treaty ever be recovered? This sounds like a case for England''s most brilliant sleuth! This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Captain Arthur Morstan has vanished. Where is he, and does his disappearance have anything to do with the six pearls sent to his daughter Mary? Our crime-fighting sleuth decides to investigate. This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. A wealthy man has been murdered in the strangest circumstances. A woman''s wedding ring has been found with the body and the word "RACHE" has been scrawled in red on a nearby wall. Is this mystery too baffling for even the brilliant Sherlock Holmes? This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Red Headed League

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Red Headed League
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. What is the mysterious Red-Headed League and why is it giving jobs to people with red hair? Sherlock Holmes senses a major crime may be in the offing! Set off with the legendary sleuth as he races against the clock to catch the cunning criminals behind this latest plot. This exciting tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. When the Countess of Morcar''s priceless blue jewel is stolen, a former thief is charged with the crime, but is he really guilty? Never fear: Sherlock Holmes is on the case, and the truth will out! This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. The famous race horse Silver Blaze has disappeared, and the horse''s trainer, John Straker, has been murdered. The great detective travels to Dartmoor to investigate. Can he discover who killed Straker and track down Silver Blaze ... before it''s too late? This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Someone keeps breaking into shops and houses and smashing statuettes of the French general and statesman, Napoleon. Why? The police are baffled, so they call in the one man who can solve the mystery: London''s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual
Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure. Reginald Musgrave is baffled by the disappearance of his butler and maid. Where did they go and does it have anything to do with the mysterious, ancient "Musgrave Ritual?" Only one man may be able to solve the mystery: Reginald''s crime-fighting friend, Sherlock Holmes. This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children''s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.

Beyond Belief

release date: Mar 03, 2022
Beyond Belief
Today''s innovators are often inspired by the futuristic visions of science fiction... worlds in which humans can travel through time, teleport, upload their minds to a computer and create artificial life. But did you know that many of these strange and far-fetched ideas could one day emerge as real technologies? Learn what steps scientists are taking to make these dreams real, and what the implications may be for humanity.

Think About It! Philosophy for Kids

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Think About It! Philosophy for Kids
From a young age, children are often fascinated by huge questions about morality, human nature, and the universe. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, this fascinating book harnesses their natural curiosity, while providing them with all the tools that they need to make sense of some of life''s big questions. Think About It! Philosophy for Kids includes the ideas of many iconic philosophers, including Plato, Descartes, Alan Turing, Thomas Hobbes and David Humes. Each double-page spread tackles an array of quandaries from an accessible, child-friendly point of view, including: • What makes something true? • Can a machine think? • What makes someone good or bad? • Do I have free will? These issues are considered from different points of view, featuring useful thought-experiments. A wonderfully mind-expanding read for children aged 10+.

Children's Encyclopedia of Predators

release date: Jun 01, 2022
Children's Encyclopedia of Predators
Find out more about the lives of some of the world''s deadliest predators. Learn how some animals find and chase their prey, and how others use clever ambush strategies, or lure their prey to them. Fact boxes give key information about each animal such as its size, weight, and lifespan. This book is divided into six sections: * Big Cats * Bears and Wolves * Crocodiles * Sharks * Snakes * Spiders For children aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Children''s Reference Library series uses stunning photography, fabulous facts and useful diagrams to introduce a variety of subjects - from the animal kingdom to space. Great to dip into, these reference guides are a staple for any child''s bookshelf.

Train Your Brain: Think Like an Artist

release date: Sep 14, 2021

The Shakespeare Plot Book 1

release date: Feb 08, 2021
The Shakespeare Plot Book 1
To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there’s really only one answer! Journey back in time to danger-filled Elizabethan London. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre. When her brother, Richard, goes missing, Alice seeks him with the help of Tom Cavendish, servant to the power–hungry Earl of Essex. Packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into the history of Shakespeare’s England.

Think Like a Scientist

release date: Sep 14, 2021
Think Like a Scientist
Help your child to develop their growth mindset as they discover how real scientists look at the world and how they think. Children''s brains are powerful and flexible, but they need exercising and challenging to develop. In this book they will uncover the core skills that can make a good scientist great, and be encouraged to have a go at some simple activities to help them to train their brain to become better at applying outstanding scientific practice. By uncovering the way that real scientists look at the world and approach problems scientifically, they will be learning skills that will set them in good stead for life. Each topic is broken down into manageable chunks, so the reader can build up their skills and naturally develop their thinking. Each book contains biographies of four top scientists, and the humorous illustrations throughout help the reader to understand some of the trickier concepts. Ideal for students aged 8+ who are studying Science or S.T.E.A.M. topics at key stage 2. Titles in this series: Think Like An Astronaut Think Like An Artist Think Like a Coder Think Like An Engineer Think Like A Mathematician Think Like A Scientist

The Shakespeare Plot Book 3

release date: Feb 08, 2021
The Shakespeare Plot Book 3
To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there’s really only one answer! The third and final instalment in this stunning historical-thriller trilogy. Join our young heroes Alice, Tom and Richard as they uncover the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Featuring a host of historical characters such as Shakespeare and Francis Bacon, stunning action and ingenious codebreaking. Packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into the history of Shakespeare’s England.

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Snot!

release date: Feb 02, 2021
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Snot!
What if we didn’t have snot and mucus? The insides of our bodies would be very dry, and we would find it hard to digest our food. We would also quickly become sick, because mucus protects us from dirt in the air that we breathe. But what exactly is this sticky, slimy stuff and why do we produce more of it when we have a cold? And what do animals like slugs and snails do with their mucus? You might find it a bit gross, but you wouldn’t want to live without it! You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Snot! is part of a brand-new science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn’t Want to Be series. The clear, engaging text and humorous illustrations bring the subject to life and stimulate young readers'' curiosity about the world around them. Specially commissioned cartoon-style illustrations in full colour make these books attractive and accessible even to reluctant readers. Information is conveyed through captions, labels and humorous speech bubbles in addition to the main text. Illustrated sidebars headed ‘How It Works’, ‘Top Tip’ or ‘You Can Do It’ supply more facts, describe simple, safe experiments, or steps that readers can take to help make the world a better place. Each volume includes a timeline and a list of ‘Did You Know?’ facts.

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money!

release date: Feb 02, 2021
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money!
Money is one of the most important inventions in the history of human civilisation, allowing people to exchange goods and services, and amass great wealth and power. This book tells the story of money, from its origins to the rise of the banking system and beyond. You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Money! is part of a brand-new science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn’t Want to Be series. The clear, engaging text and humorous illustrations bring the subject to life and stimulate young readers'' curiosity about the world around them. Specially commissioned cartoon-style illustrations in full colour make these books attractive and accessible even to reluctant readers. Information is conveyed through captions, labels and humorous speech bubbles in addition to the main text. Illustrated sidebars headed ‘How It Works’, ‘Top Tip’ or ‘You Can Do It’ supply more facts, describe simple, safe experiments, or steps that readers can take to help make the world a better place. Each volume includes a timeline and a list of ‘Did You Know?’ facts.

1001 Hideous History Facts

release date: Jul 31, 2020
1001 Hideous History Facts
Prepare to be disgusted, revolted and amused by this collection of 1001 facts from the putrid past! A team of cartoon characters will take you on a journey through time to learn about the most appalling acts of our ancestors, from ancient history to the Middle Ages, right up to the present day. So get ready for the most hideous history lesson of your life!

Science Adventure Stories: Agents of N.R.G.

release date: Jul 31, 2020
Science Adventure Stories: Agents of N.R.G.
Join the agents of the National Rescue Group (N.R.G.) on a mission to thwart evil billionaire Alec Trick''s shocking plan to cut Zap City''s power supply. Put your physics skills to the test and use your knowledge of electricity, magnetism, and hydroelectric power to solve puzzles and help the agents save the day in this exciting, interactive adventure story!

Science Adventure Stories: The Body Odyssey

release date: Jul 31, 2020
Science Adventure Stories: The Body Odyssey
Anna Tomical and her friend Hugh must race against time to save world-famous scientist Professor Barrington Bone who is very sick. Join the duo on their microscopic journey as they are transported into Professor Bone''s Blood stream. Put your biology skills to the test and help them navigate through the human body in their fight against infection. This book is exciting, educational, and fun for readers aged 7+.

Science Adventure Stories: Escape from Atomic Island

release date: Jul 31, 2020
Science Adventure Stories: Escape from Atomic Island
Molly Cool and her friends must navigate to Dr. Smasher''s laboratory on Atomic Island to retrieve a priceless, stolen substance called reversium, but they can''t do it without you! Use your knowledge of materials and the Earth''s elements to solve chemistry conundrums and help the gang on their quest. Learn all about chemical reactions and how to make machines in this action-packed, interactive adventure story!

Think Like an Astronaut

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Think Like an Astronaut
Do you like the idea of being able to travel to space one day? You may want to become an astronaut. Astronauts train their brains to think in a practical, decisive way. With the help of the ideas in this book, you can start to think like an astronaut too.

Science Adventure Stories: Space Quest

release date: Jul 31, 2020
Science Adventure Stories: Space Quest
In this incredible, interactive adventure story, aspiring astronauts Anthony and Astrid and famous astronomer Professor Andromeda blast off into space on an intergalactic mission to find alien life. Join them in their action-packed planetary quest and use your knowledge of gravity, the moon, and the solar system to solve the puzzles and help the gang, all while learning about space travel!

Trailblazers: Stephen Hawking

release date: May 05, 2020
Trailblazers: Stephen Hawking
Bring history home and meet some of the world''s greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of a famous scientist who changed our understanding of physics forever. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level. In 1974, Stephen Hawking shook the world of physics. His theory on black holes went against everything the science community accepted as fact. How did he make such revolutionary discoveries? From a childhood spent building model airplanes to recognition as one of the greatest scientists of his time, Stephen''s genius and endless curiosity powered his work. Find out how this boy who loved science became one of history''s greatest trailblazers! Trailblazers is a biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world. Get inspired by more Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Jane Goodall, Harriet Tubman, Albert Einstein, Beyoncé, and Simone Biles. What kind of trail will you blaze?

Meet the Tudors

release date: Oct 25, 2019
Meet the Tudors
Dare you step into the past? When a mysterious door suddenly appears, you step through ... and find you have travelled back in time! Now your mission is to discover as much as you can about life in a Tudor house, before the door back to the present vanishes. Find out: • Why the boy is practising archery • What the barber-surgeon does? • What kind of foods the kitchen maid is preparing • And much more! Perfect for kids aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Encounters with the Past gives young readers an opportunity to ''meet'' people from different historical periods. Featuring an exciting mixture of historical recreation photography and illustrations, this full-colour series will shine a light on many subjects such as medicine, science, religion, the natural world and the afterlife.

Meet the Ancient Romans

release date: Oct 25, 2019
Meet the Ancient Romans
Dare you step into the past? When a mysterious door suddenly appears, you step through ... and find you have travelled back in time! Now your mission is to discover as much as you can about life in the ancient city of Rome, before the door back to the present vanishes. Find out: • What a net man does • What kind of food the chef prepares for banquet • How engineers bring clean water to Rome • And much more! Perfect for kids aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Encounters with the Past gives young readers an opportunity to ''meet'' people from different historical periods. Featuring an exciting mixture of historical recreation photography and illustrations, this full-colour series will shine a light on many subjects such as medicine, science, religion, the natural world and the afterlife.

Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong
Bring history home and meet some of the world''s greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the first person to ever walk on the moon. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level. On July 20, 1969, the whole world was watching Neil Armstrong. He was the first person ever to set foot on the moon! But how did he achieve such an amazing feat? From a childhood spent building model planes to an early career as a test pilot, Neil was always fascinated by aviation. Find out how this boy who loved planes became one of history''s greatest trailblazers! Trailblazers is a biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world. Get inspired by more Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Jane Goodall, Harriet Tubman, Albert Einstein, Beyoncé, and Simone Biles. What kind of trail will you blaze?

Think Like an Engineer

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Think Like an Engineer
Have you ever wanted to design a building or a machine? You may want to become an engineer. Engineers train their brains to think in a problem-solving way. With the help of the ideas in this book, you can start to think like an engineer too.

Think Like a Mathematician

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Think Like a Mathematician
Do you enjoy playing around with numbers and shapes? You may want to become a mathematician. Mathematicians train their brains to think in a logical way to look for patterns. With the help of the ideas in this book, you can start to think like a mathematician too.

Think Like a Coder

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Think Like a Coder
Have you ever wanted to create your own app, game, or website? You may want to become a coder. Coders train their brains to think in a logical way, step-by-step. With the help of the ideas in this book, you can start to think like a coder too.
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