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Jonny Zucker

Jonny Zucker was born in 1966. He grew up in London and started writing stories at an early age. He wrote his first full-length book - The Revenge of Caprir - when he was 10. Unfortunately, in 2016, Jonny sadly passed away. Jonny will be missed as a much-loved personality and as an exceptional author and human being.

Jonny wrote over 70 books and novels for children and teenagers. Jonny’s best-known series are Monster Swap with Horrid Henry illustrator, Tony Ross (Hodder), Danny Sharp (Scholastic) Max Flash (Stripes Publishing) Striker Boy (Frances Lincoln) and Venus Spring - Stunt Girl (Piccadilly Press). He also wrote the popular James King of England (Meadowside Children’s Books) which was illustrated by Dennis the Menace artist - Barrie Appleby.

Jonny’s books have been longlisted and shortlisted for many book awards. The first Monster Swap book – Voxy and Robbie - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children’s Reading Club and the second Max Flash – Supersonic -  won the Nottingham Mega Read Award. His work has been translated into 15 languages.

Jonny wrote for Badger Publishing for ten years, acting as Series Editor and writer for all of the Full Flight series as well as its spin-offs, like First Flight, Dark Flight, Runway and Ignite. He also wrote the 8-book, accessible hero series, Rex Jones. 

As an author who wanted to inspire children to write, working with Badger Publishing was the perfect partnership. Badger’s ‘reluctant reader’ books look fantastic and get the balance between reading age and interest age just right. Through speaking to hundreds of teachers, Jonny saw first-hand that his books make a very real difference to children’s confidence and ability as readers.

Books from Badger by Jonny Zucker

Football Frenzy


Chase of Death


Speed Power


Cut-Throat Pirates


Terror Night


The Cash Snatch


DJ Fight


Alien Battle


Abducted by an Alien


Alien Speed Smash


Basketball War


The Bombed House


Comic Chaos


Dangerous Stunts


Download Fever


Evil Brain Chips


Football Killers


Gang of Fire


Goal Scorers




Hard Drive Boy


Hitting the Basket


Into the Deep


Jet Pack Power


Monster Cards


The Phantom Striker


Pirate Attack


Real Radio


Robot Safe Crackers


Run For Your Life


Skateboard Power


The Speed Flyers




Steel Eyes


Stop Talking at the Back


Summer Trouble


TV Heat


Weed Killers


Your Passing Was Rubbish


Alien Sports TV

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