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Thomas Docherty - Author

Thomas never thought he would end up writing stories. At school he wasn’t good at spelling and reading was a real struggle. Luckily his Mum and Dad read to him and took him to the library where he spent hours looking at Asterix books. Even so, it wasn’t until many years later, after he had been through school and Art College, that he wrote his first children’s book. It was called ‘Pip and the Lost Dream’ and it is published in Spain, Taiwan and South Africa. Now Thomas does most of his work in the UK and is based in Bristol, where he lives with his wife Helen and daughter Lucia. Whenever possible he likes to go along to schools and libraries to talk to the kids about his work and help them write and draw their own stories.

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Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure
Thomas Docherty
This is a magical adventure in which a drab landscape is transformed into a place of beauty and delight. Ruby's playground is rundown; nothing works except for one swing for which there is always a long queue. One day, Ruby...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2010
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Big Scary Monster
Thomas Docherty
Engagingly scary but also containing an important message about sharing not scaring, this tells what happens when the monster finds the tables are turned and instead of being scary himself he is being scared! Young readers will enjoy the frisson...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Big Scary Monster
Thomas Docherty
Engagingly scary but also containing an important message about sharing not scaring, this tells what happens when the monster finds the tables are turned and instead of being scary himself he is being scared! Young readers will enjoy the frisson...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2009
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Little Boat
Thomas Docherty
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Wonderfully detailed yet simple illustrations coupled with minimal text make this an absolutely fantastic picture book to enjoy with even the youngest toddler. Later this year, this title will be joined by an...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2009
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To The Beach
Thomas Docherty
Docherty's Little Boat has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Greenaway Medal so we thought we'd introduce to you an earlier title of his that is equally captivating. Join a delightful little boy when he decides he wants to go...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Little Boat
Thomas Docherty
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Wonderfully detailed yet simple illustrations coupled with minimal text make this an absolutely fantastic picture book to enjoy with even the youngest toddler. Later this year, this title will be joined by an...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 31/03/2008
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