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Sean Taylor - Author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Neal Layton
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedA Brave Bear
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Emily Hughes
April 2016 Book of the Month The characters may be bears, but the parent/child relationship depicted in this lovely picture book will be familiar to all readers. It's hot so a little bear suggests to his dad that they should...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedHoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Jean Jullien
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 -Picture Book Category Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedDon't Call Me Choochie Pooh!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Kate Hindley
Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he's still irritated and frustrated when his owner won't treat him like an ordinary dog. It's a series of daily humiliations: he's called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2016
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Neal Layton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Laurent Cardon
For anyone wondering what to do should a hippopotamus come to visit, there's lots of useful advice in this book. For example, if he wants to play a game, you should choose something splishy, sploshy and splashy, because that's what...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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It's a Groovy World, Alfredo
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Chris Garbutt
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, June 2015 Can't dance? Ever felt you are just not one of the cool team? Then you'll love Alfredo! Marty tells Alfredo the frog that the world is groovy, that the world is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedHoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Jean Jullien
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - March 15 Book of the Month Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero. When he spots a tasty...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Ross Collins
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Larent Cardon
How to give a Hippopotamus a good time when he comes to visit provides a good model for how to treat friends of any kind. A hippo is not an easy friend to accommodate so the little girl has to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner's farm are in revolt against their farmer's disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Time to Read: Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A tale of pride coming before a fall from an award-winning author and a rising star of picture-book illustration. Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue Goodwin, this edition contains the complete story from the original picture book but re-designed...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A brilliant read-aloud book for young readers who enjoy picture books but want more text on the page, from the creators of Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A lovely story of animals versus humans told in words and wonderfully colourful pictures on every page. These Time to Read titles are perfect as a bridge between picture books and chapter books. Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris?
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Prepared to be scared – in the most delightful way – in this witty story about some rather dodgy neighbours. Visiting her Auntie Iris, a young chinchilla is alarmed by the neighbours. With families of bears, crocodiles and wolves living...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/07/2013
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We Have Lift-off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner's farm are in revolt against their farmer's disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2013
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A Waste of Good Paper
Sean Taylor
A moving, first person story that captures the frustrations and pent-up fury of a boy with a lot of problems. Jason has been told to write something in his new journal everyday. The trouble is there is nothing he wants...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Who Ate Auntie Iris?
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Prepared to be scared – in the most delightful way – in this witty story about some rather dodgy neighbours. Visiting her Auntie Iris, a young chinchilla is alarmed by the neighbours. With families of bears, crocodiles and wolves living...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2012
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The World Champion of Staying Awake
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Jimmy Liao
A fresh take on bedtime … Stella can't possible go to bed, she has far too many toys to settle first. Cherry Pig, Beanbag Frog and Thunderbolt, the puppet mouse, all need to be got to sleep. Stella comes up...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2011
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The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Clever rabbit has almost been eaten alive by the Grizzly Bear when he thinks of an outrageous trick he can play to save his own skill. A thrilling building story unfolds entertainingly in this robust retelling of a traditional tale....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. This is a real romp of a read with bright humorous illustrations accompanying a rich, rhyming text that children will enjoy reading alone and with their parents, time and time again. Crocodile...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Purple Class and the Half-eaten Sweater
Sean Taylor
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize 2009 Four completely crazy, off the wall crazy, stories about the funniest class ever. Crammed full of zany and exuberant characters and the mishaps and mayhem that ensue. But spare a thought...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2009
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Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All
Sean Taylor
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. This is a real romp of a read with bright humorous illustrations accompanying a rich, rhyming text that children will enjoy reading alone and with their parents, time and time again. Crocodile...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/04/2009
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When A Monster Is Born
Sean Taylor
Multiple Award Winning picture book. In this great book for storytime comes a very silly, funny and lovable monster. The story follows all the possibilities for interesting adventures when a monster is born with some extremely colourful illustrations.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2007
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