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Simon Bartram - Author

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Simon Bartram is one of the most talented picture book illustrators and authors working today. He realised very early on that he wanted to be an illustrator as he always loved drawing and was an avid consumer of comics. His  first illustration was for Roy of the Rovers when he was eleven. He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a  first class degree in illustration in 1990, and his art style is heavily in uenced by artists such as Peter Blake, Stanley Spencer and Reg Cartwright. Simon has been shortlisted for several major illustration awards including The Mother Goose in 1999 and the Kate Greenaway Award twice.

This is what the Art Director at Templar, his publisher, has said about him:

'Simon is wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie. he is a unique voice in children's publishing and his books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character. He's one of the best British illustrators in the universe!'

Simon is a mad keen football fan and supporter of Sunderland. He lives in
Newcastle with his wife Nicola and their son. Simon’s other books for Templar include: Pumpkin Moon, A Winter’s Tale, Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary, The Alien Spotters Guide and Watch Out for Sprouts.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Simon Bartram

Up For The Cup
Simon Bartram
A brilliant story of the unbreakable football bond between father and son, intersersed with essential football facts - strips, goal-celebrations and more - plus famous footballers to spot.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2014
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Up For The Cup
Simon Bartram
A brilliant story of the unbreakable football bond between father and son, interspersed with essential football facts - strips, goal-celebrations and more - plus famous footballers to spot.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
Simon Bartram
A must-have for all fans of Bob, the very much loved man in the moon, who is back for a brilliantly entertaining new adventure. Bob knows every inch of the moon which he looks after so carefully. Imagine his surprise...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2012
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Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
Simon Bartram
A must-have for all fans of Bob, the very much loved man in the moon, who is back for a brilliantly entertaining new adventure. Bob knows every inch of the moon which he looks after so carefully. Imagine his surprise...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures: Clone Chaos
Simon Bartram
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. It is the fourth title in Simon Bartram's young fiction series, the combination of lots of Simon's brilliant and unmistakable drawings coupled with a great story, is the reason...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures 3: The Heartless Robots
Simon Bartram
A thrilling new adventure for Bob, the loveable man-on-the-moon. Bob's happiest day comes when he wins the Inventions Competition. Soon, his Galaxobot 300 will bring order to the lives of every overworked spaceman. But Bob has no idea how angry...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2010
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures: A Right Royal Disaster
Simon Bartram
Bob, the much loved Man on the Moon, is back in a wonderfully witty and crazy new extra-terrestrial adventure for beginner readers. As ever, bob doesn't believe in aliens! But when it looks as if he might lose his head after...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures: The Disappearing Moon
Simon Bartram
Bob, the Man on the Moon, has already had several prize-winning adventures. Now he and his extra special dog Barry are back in a new format for more surprises about a very special place. Bob and Barry have to use...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
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Bob's Best Ever Friend
Simon Bartram
Simon Bartram's Man on the Moon was one of the most memorable, witty, and intriguing picture books of recent times. Now at last, Bob, the man on the moon, is back and he's looking for a best ever best friend...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
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Bob's Best Friend
Simon Bartram
Simon Bartram's Man in the Moon was one of the most memorable, witty, and intriguing picture books of recent times and now at last, Bob, the man in the moon is back but looking for a best ever best friend...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Watch Out for Sprouts!
Simon Bartram
Every hectic spread is packed with doodles, poems and titbits of trivial advice and information. In both words and pictures it offers a feast of tantalising material which encourages speculation and enquiry. There are poems about Dad, Sausages and, perhaps...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2006
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Dougal's Deep-sea Diary
Simon Bartram
Shortlisted for 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. Meet Dougal, who's off on holiday doing what he likes best – deep-sea diving. He'd really love to see a mermaid or find the Lost City of Atlantis, and he doesn't mind helping out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Man on the Moon
Simon Bartram
Looks at a day in the life of Bob. Find out what he does on the moon: cleaning and tidying, welcoming vistors, performing tricks for tourists and much more. He knows almost everything there is to know about the moon...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2004
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Author Info

Author's Website

www.simonbartram.com

Author's Blog

simonbartram.blogspot.co.uk

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