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Children's Book of the Month

A reason to read...

A new superhero's in town in this laugh-out-loud new adventure from children's TV presenters, Sam and Mark!



The Adventures of Long Arm by Sam & Mark

Ricky Mitre is always in trouble. When Mr Pinkerton's curried egg sandwiches go missing, Ricky gets the blame and is given the worse punishment ever - cleaning the staff toilet!

Ricky dons protective gear and gets to work. But then something VERY strange happens - Ricky's arm gets sucked into the U-bend and when he takes it out again, it's many times its normal length... And the superhero Long Arm is born!



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Meet the Authors: Sam and Mark

With infectious personalities and hundreds of hours of live TV under their belts, Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes are an incredibly exciting duo. The pair has come a long way since Pop Idol in 2003, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. It was whilst filming backstage VT’s that their friendship began, and the dynamic between Sam & Mark was noticed.

Since then, they have had a successful career presenting a variety of children’s shows including TMi, Top of the Pops Reloaded with Fearne Cotton, and most recently the hugely popular studio entrainment show Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up for CBBC.

In 2013, they scooped their first Children’s BAFTA in the presenter category. Sam & Mark are also heavily involved with various charities. They have raised thousands of pounds, and just as importantly, awareness for Whizz-Kidz, a charity that Mark in particular has a personal connection with. The boys were delighted to become the first official patrons of the charity.

In 2015, Sam & Mark’s first children’s book, The Adventures of Long Arm, was published by Scholastic Children’s Books. The second in the series will publish in March 2015.