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Valerie Thomas - Author

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers' College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France. She is now trying to organise her life so that she never has to experience another Winter.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur.

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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 Winnie and Wilbur are so excited to be getting ready for Christmas! There's a lot to do. Putting up the decorations, baking biscuits, making the Christmas pudding and, most importantly of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers will spot them on her head) Winnie can't see the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
With imaginative soundtrack on the accompanying CD. Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers will spot them...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 03/03/2016
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Winnie's Haunted House
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Ever popular duo Winnie the Witch and Wilbur return in a particularly high-spirited adventure. Wilbur causes all sorts of mischief in Winnie's house, but unable to find her spectacles (readers will spot them on her head) Winnie can't see the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Winnie's Big Bad Robot
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
When Winnie the Witch makes a cardboard robot she is very proud of her creation and decides to turn it into a real robot. BIG mistake! Winnie and Wilbur soon discover that the Big Bad Robot is trouble, especially when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Winnie's Pirate Adventure
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Best-selling Winnie the wonderful witch has a great adventure at a fancy dress party when she chooses to dress up as a pirate. Winnie and her long-suffering cat Wilbur -who has been turned into a parrot for the occasion -...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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What Can You Spot in Winnie's World?
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Winnie and Wilbur are at the heart of the action in twelve gorgeous pictures. There's a trip to the museum, a day at the seaside, a visit to a show and a trip under the water among other things. Within...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Winnie's Pirate Adventure
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Best-selling Winnie the wonderful witch has a great adventure at a fancy dress party when she chooses to dress up as a pirate. Winnie and her long-suffering cat Wilbur -who has been turned into a parrot for the occasion -...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Wilbur's Book of Colours
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
June 2013 Book of the Month Wilbur, the crafty feline side kick of the much-loved Winnie the Witch, stars in these handsome board books each of which vividly represents a key concept. Black Wilbur meets a red beastie, blue...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Wilbur's Book of First Words
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Wilbur's first words help him – and the young readers who follow him – to name all the things around him in his life with Winnie! Wilbur's house, his bowl, the biscuits he loves and Winnie, who he loves...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Wilbur's Book of Numbers
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Help Wilbur to count from one to ten! There is one Wilbur, two pointy shoes belonging to Meg, three broomsticks...Wilbur counts through all the things that matter to him in his busy life with Winnie.
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Wilbur's Book of Opposites
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Wilbur takes a look at opposites. Front and back, long and short, slow and fast. And, most opposite of all are Wilbur and Winnie who nonetheless fit together perfectly!
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Format: Board book | Released 06/06/2013
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Winnie's Dinosaur Day
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Hilarious goings on at a museum full of dinosaur skeletons make this one of Winnie's best adventures. Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are not equally excited by the dinosaurs they encounter in the big museum! While Winnie longs...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2013
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Winnie the Witch 6 Stories to Share & 2 CDs
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Describing Winnie and her erstwhile side-kick Wilbur requires only one word - MAGIC. It's no surprise then that Winnie is fast becoming everyone's favourite character! In this edition, not only are there six Winnie picture books, illustrated by Korky Paul...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/10/2012
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Winnie's Dinosaur Day
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Hilarious goings on at a museum full of dinosaur skeletons make this one of Winnie's best adventures. Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are not equally excited by the dinosaurs they encounter in the big museum! While Winnie longs...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Winnie the Witch 25th Anniversary Edition
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Winnie the Witch is a modern classic in the world of picture books so why not celebrate 25 years of Winnie and her cat Wilbur with this special anniversary paperback edition of the very first one complete with stickers. So...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2012
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Winnie the Witch: 25th Anniversary signed hardback
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
STOP PRESS: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK Winnie the Witch is a modern classic in the world of picture books so why not celebrate 25 years of Winnie and her cat Wilbur with this special 25th anniversary limited edition hardback signed...
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Format: Hardback | Released 12/07/2012
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Winnie's Sticker Book
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Abracadabra! It's time for some sticker magic! This fantastic sticker book has all you need for hours of fun with Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur. Find the re-usable stickers to complete the pictures and create your very own...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Winnie Under the Sea
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
March 2012 Book of the Month. Join Winnie and Wilbur under the sea for another irresistible adventure. Winnie the madcap witch and her faithful cat Wilbur are enjoying a well-deserved holiday by the seaside. But the sea is very WET...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Winnie Under the Sea (Book and CD)
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
2012 is the 25th anniversary of Winnie the Witch and the madcap Winnie is back with a wonderful new story. Enjoying a seaside holiday, Winnie discovers that her faithful cat Wilbur can't swim. Luckily she has a solution... Winnie turns...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/03/2012
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Winnie Under the Sea
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
The madcap witch Minnie is back with a wonderful new story. Enjoying a seaside holiday, Winnie discovers that her faithful cat Wilbur can't swim. Luckily she has a solution... Winne turns Wilbur into a cat fish and, to keep up...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Winnie in Space Paperback and CD
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Winnie is looking for adventure so she decides to go into space! She magics a rocket and Abracadabra, she blasts into orbit! It's quite tricky dealing with all the controls in a rocket but it's even trickier knowing what to...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/03/2011
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Winnie in Space
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Favourite witch Winnie is back for a new adventure and this time she's off into space! The problem is, while Winnie happily jumps aboard the space rocket and loves whizzing around the moon and the stars, Wilbur, her cat, is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Winnie in Space
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Favourite witch Winnie is back for a new adventure and this time she's off into space! The problem is, while Winnie happily jumps aboard the space rocket and loves whizzing around the moon and the stars, Wilbur, her cat, is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/09/2010
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Winnie's Crazy Capers
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
The charmingly scatty and accident prone witch Winnie is back in this bumper book of three picture book stories. Winnie and her cat Wilbur have to see off a smoking dragon in Winnie's Midnight Dragon and they have all the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin
Valerie Thomas
Loveable Winnie the Witch is back for a new and typically dotty adventure and this time it is with pumpkins. Winnie loves all kinds of vegetables but she loves pumpkins best of all. Sick of struggling home from the market...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin (Book and CD)
Valerie Thomas
3+ Loveable Winnie the Witch is back for a new and typically dotty adventure and this time it is with pumpkins. Winnie loves all kinds of vegetables but she loves pumpkins best of all. Sick of struggling home from the...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/03/2010
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Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin
Valerie Thomas
Loveable Winnie the Witch is back for a new and typically dotty adventure and this time it is with pumpkins. Winnie loves all kinds of vegetables but she loves pumpkins best of all. Sick of struggling home from the market...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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Winnie's Magic Moments (3 in 1 volume)
Valerie Thomas
A bumper picture book which includes three of the loveable Winnie the Witch's great adventures in one book. Winnie's unusual magic is excellently displayed when her wand stops working, when she tries to get to grips with her new computer...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Winnie's Flying Carpet
Valerie Thomas
Loveable Winnie the Witch is back for a new adventure and, as ever, things do not go according to plan! The flying carpet that Winnie has been given by her sisters just doesn't seem to work. Every time Winnie tries...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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Winnie's Flying Carpet (Book & CD)
Valerie Thomas
Loveable Winnie the Witch is back for a new adventure and, as ever, things do not go according to plan! The flying carpet that Winnie has been given by her sisters just doesn't seem to work. Every time Winnie tries...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2009
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Winnie The Witch Six Book and Two Cd Collection
Valerie Thomas
Handsomely produced, this is a bumper pack which includes six bestselling Winnie the Witch titles which capture the wonderfully chaotic and unusual adventures of the loveable witch and her long suffering cat Wilbur. Two accompanying CDs which include the stories...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 04/09/2008
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Winnie's Flying Carpet
Valerie Thomas
Bestselling Winnie the Witch is back with a new adventure when she's ‘all aboard' her flying carpet. Winnie has always wanted a flying carpet but, when it comes, she finds it is unexpectedly hard to control. When the carpet whisks...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2008
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Winnie's Midnight Dragon
Valerie Thomas
A brand new Winnie the Witch title that introduces a most entrancing baby dragon and a wonderful night time adventure ensues in Winnie's house. It's a terrific addition to the series and a perfect bedtime read.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2007
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Winnie at the Seaside
Valerie Thomas
Winnie the Witch is loved and adored by many families and this delightful seaside adventure is perfect to take away on your summer holidays. Magic and mayhem ensues, as it always does when Winnie's around, but Wilbur comes to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2007
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Winnie's Midnight Dragon
Valerie Thomas
A brand new Winnie the Witch title that introduces a most entrancing baby dragon and a wonderful night time adventure ensues in Winnie's house. It's a terrific addition to the series and a perfect bedtime read.
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2006
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Winnie in Winter
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Children will love to curl up in bed and read or listen to this perfect winter tale. Winnie and her cat Wilbur get up to yet more adventures that will have you laughing out loud not just at the words...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Winnie the Witch
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
As special now as it was when first published over 25 years ago and the millions of children who have enjoyed the adventures of the wackiest witch on earth are testament to that. If you enjoyed this then check out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Winnie's New Computer
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Put Winnie, her cat Wilbur together with her new computer and you know there's going to be trouble, and there is… If you enjoyed this then check out the other titles in the fantastic Winnie the Witch series:...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Winnie Flies Again
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
Valerie Thomas comes up trumps again as Winnie tries to magically transform her trusty broomstick into a new, and hopefully less accident-prone, mode of transport. Bubbling over with wicked humour. If you enjoyed this then check out the other...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Winnie's Magic Wand
Valerie Thomas - illustrated by Korky Paul
When disaster strikes Winnie's wand, Wilbur the cat comes up trumps or does he? These further adventures of Winnie and Wilbur will delight children the world over. If you enjoyed this then check out the other...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Winnie the Witch, 6-in-1 Collection
Valerie Thomas
An absolutely delightful bind-up of the six titles that is completely perfect for reading to young children. Families all over the world have treasured Winnie since she first hit our bookshops 20 years ago. Winnie is the zaniest character ever...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2006
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