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Peter Bently - Author

Peter Bently went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

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Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off
Peter Bently - illustrated by Louise Conway
This space shuttle might be crewed by pandas, but in every other respect it's just like the real thing. Commander Mandy and her crew's mission is to replace an old satellite. When the crew is strapped in the countdown begins,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/07/2016
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The Prince and the Porker
Peter Bently - illustrated by David Roberts
The classic story of the prince and the pauper is given a crafty twist here when young Pignatious sneaks into the palace on the trail of buns and accidently finds himself in the prince's bedchamber. He thinks it's splendid and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Captain Jack and the Pirates
Peter Bently - illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Oxenbury's distinctive style is at the fore in Captain Jack and the Pirates, merging soft blacks and whites with muted colours.
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently - illustrated by David Roberts
A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside when something ZOOMs overhead. Being bold,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Peter Bently - illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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A Recipe for Bedtime
Peter Bently - illustrated by Sarah Massini
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a classic baby bedtime book. Baby, baby soft and sweet, almost good enough to eat! It's night-night time so come with me, and hear my bedtime recipe. A classic baby...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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Life Stinks!
Peter Bently - illustrated by Fred Blunt
Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, this hilarious new series from Peter Bently, a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, will be irresistible to boys and girls aged six to eight years. Knightmare, follows the misadventures of a trainee...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2014
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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine
Peter Bently - illustrated by David Roberts
April 2014 Book of the Month A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2014
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Meet the Parents
Peter Bently - illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Heart-warming and entertaining, this delightful hymn to the many and varied wonders of parents has some delicious jokes at its core. Sarah Ogilvie's illustrations show family life splendidly as parents vigorously cover all the ground from mopping up and wiping...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Meet the Parents
Peter Bently - illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Peter Bently's rhyming text is woven throughout with Sara Ogilvie's wonderful illustrations, revealing both the joy frustration of familiar childhood scenarios, and perfectly capturing the parent-child dynamic in a range of funny and heartwarming situations.A real treat for parents...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/01/2014
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Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Peter Bently - illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
One of our Books of the Year 2013 of 2013 & September 2013 Book of the Month Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/07/2012
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The Great Sheep Shenanigans
Peter Bently - illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
A catchy rhyming text propels this entertaining story of how the wily sheep manage to see off the predatory but foolish wolf. Lou Pine thinks he's one cool and clever wolf but all his well-made plans go badly wrong –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Vampire School Monster Chef
Peter Bently - illustrated by Chris Harrison
Vampire jokes abound in this entertaining story about three young vampires and their unusual education at St Orlok's primary school: when's Lee's class have a cookery competition he wins for his Dracoroni Cheese because the cookery teacher, Miss Batula, loves...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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King Jack and the Dragon
Peter Bently
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 Award winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury's illustrations brilliantly capture the rich childhood imagination of this exciting and brave adventure starring knights and dragons and all kinds of scary monsters. Brave King Jack and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Cats Ahoy!
Peter Bently - illustrated by Jim Field
Winner of the 6 and under category, Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. A swashbuckling tale of pirate plunder, derring do and a huge haul of haddock! "These two books are master classes in how to write and how to draw...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2011
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The Great Sheep Shenanigans
Peter Bently - illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A catchy rhyming text propels this entertaining story of how the wily sheep manage to see off the predatory but foolish wolf. Lou Pine thinks he's one cool and clever...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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The Great Dog Bottom Swap
Peter Bently - illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
A rollicking canine caper, that's quite frankly barking mad but is sure to appeal to the quirkier side of human nature. Little kids will find it hysterical whilst some parents will try to keep a stiff upper lip whilst reading...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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