Comedy Genre

Monday, 16 January 2017

The focus genre for this half term is comedy and funny stories. There are joke books, picture books and generally funny stories available. All of them will put a smile on your face and brighten the dark winter days. So if you want to lift your mood and have a laugh come and have a look in the library.

Adam Blade

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Adam Blade is our author of the spring term. He is the author of the very popular series Beast Quest and Sea Quest.

These fantastic adventure stories follow the main character Tom as he tries to save Avantia from evil forces. Tom also embarks on seemingly impossible quests to solve problems. There are magical beasts, dragons and evil enemies included in all the stories which make them very exciting to read.. There are many books to choose from in the Library as well as in class book corners.


Adam is in his late twenties and was born in Kent. The inspiration for his books came from his fascination of a sword and shield that hung in his father’s office along with paintings that his father completed of historic English battles. As a child he often imagined himself in the battles as a hero warrior saving the day.

Adam’s parents were both history teachers and artists and their influence can be seen in the way Adam spends his free time. He loves to visit museums and ancient battle sites. As far as hobbies are concerned Adam takes part in football and fencing. He also spends a great deal of time looking after his pet tarantula Ziggy and his capuchin monkey Omar.

If you would like to have a look at the Beast Quest website where there is further information about the book series and games to play go to

Is this the face of Adam Blade?

There have been suggestions that Adam Blade is not the author of Beast Quest. It is actually a pseudonym for four authors who collectively write the stories and publish the books under the name of Adam Blade. This remains a mystery as it has not been confirmed or denied.