John Alexander Priest - born in Netherton, West Midlands, UK. Started writing in 1985 with several articles published in National Magazines. First children's book published by Ginn & Co, Ltd., titled 'Naughty Nigel Runs Away'. This was followed by 'Tom's Birthday Treat' and 'Answer The Phone Fiona!' These books were used in schools across the UK and in other countries for educational purposes.
His most recent books are for children: ‘Jay-Pea-Eyes’ aka ‘Junior Private Investigators’, a detective/whodunit book for children aged 8-10yrs. The second in the series, The Curse of Sea Shell Cave, is now available.
Jay-Pea-Eyes aka Junior Private Investigators (The Boomerang Mystery)
Children's detective whodunit
Three children go missing and police organise a massive search of the town of Dudleigh and surrounding areas. A call from a security officer at Russington Hospital immediately has several Detectives heading for the Accident & Emergency Department. All three missing children have somehow been returned to the Hospital. No-one sees or hears anything; it's as though the children appeared out of the sky. The Doctor is puzzled - the children are in excellent health but are refusing to talk to anyone, not even their own parents. Local detectives are baffled. Where have they been? What have they been doing? Why won't they talk? All questions the police want answered. And urgently. When another young girl goes missing her 10 year old brother Harry and his three friends, Stan and identical twins Polly and Lily, are determined to find her and solve the mystery once and for all. Will they solve the mystery before the Police? Can they find out the 'Where's and the What's' and also the 'Why's and the How's?'
The Curse of Sea Shell Cave
Children's detective whodunit
The second whodunit in the Jay-Pea-Eyes series.
It's school holiday time and the JPIs are staying at their favourite place in Portsmouth, UK.
The Pelican Hotel is owned by Stan's gran Muriel Larkin and she's always delighted to see them arrive. This holiday is different. A horrible black depression hovers over the hotel.
The children sense it straight away but their parents won't discuss it. Stan won't talk, not even to Harry his best friend, and locks himself in his bedroom.
The JPIs are warned not to step foot on Muriel's private beach because the sand has turned green and the council think it's poisonous. That meant they couldn't go near Sea Shell Cave either. Earth tremors at night are so ferocious they rock the very foundations of the building. Muriel thinks everything is cursed; the beach, the hotel and Sea Shell Cave.
The JPIs don't have the same feeling. After noticing strange goings on in the hotel and on the public beach, they think something or someone is responsible for everything that is happening. They intend to find out who and why. It will lead them into life-threatening danger and will be their toughest case yet.
Peter Challenge Time Surfer: Book 1 - Princess Hannsally and the Star People
Peter Challenge jumped into bed and gazed around his bedroom. His eyes took in every minute detail of his new but strange wallpaper. There was a burning in his stomach that he hadn't felt before. He sensed something wasn’t quite right but he just couldn’t explain why or how he knew.
Questions swamped his brain. Why did the old lady in the shop give him the roll of wallpaper? Why had he felt compelled to accept it? She'd called him by his first name, how did she know who he was?
Peter was about to find out the answers...
If you read this book at bedtime be warned – you won’t sleep until you’ve checked every centimetre of your own bedroom wallpaper!
Little Miss Straight Tail
Little Miss Straight Tail is a heart-warming story about a little pig who is upset when her tail isn't curly like all those of the other piglets. Lots of amazing things happen when she hears a familiar voice in the farmer's field ...
Will she finally get a curly tail?
Ideal for 0 years to 5 years. Great for bedtime reading.
Assists with animal recognition and animal names, counting and reading.
Animal Alphabet Search: Learn your ABC's and 1,2,3's
Children's Picture Book
This is fun learning at its best! Ideal for any child from baby to 5 years. Animal Alphabet Search helps children with:
Counting Numbers 1-12. Number recognition.
Animal recognition. Animal names.
Letter recognition & Alphabet comprehension.
Your child will really enjoy searching for and then counting the letters of the alphabet!
Jack Goes To Hospital
Children's, Picture book, Health, Illness
A Hospital visit can be very traumatic time for a sick child. It can be stressful for the adult too! This book tells the real-life story of Jack who suddenly became ill and needed Hospital treatment. It contains Jack's story, together with useful Hints, Tips (what to carry in that Hospital Rucksack!) that every parent or guardian needs to know about.
£1 from each paperback sale of Jack Goes to Hospital, is donated to the Birmingham Children's Hospital, UK. The book was written by myself and Jack, my grandson, who has Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) an auto-immune disease.