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Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a children's book club. Since 1995 she has been writing full time and has recently won the Smarties Prize. She now has some fifty titles in print. 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. 'Wake Up Dad' won the 1989 Best Books for Babies Award and 'There's a Monster In Our House Who Eats Books' was Highly Commended in the 1997 Right Start/Petit Filous award, shortlisted in the 1998 Sheffield Children's Book Award and selected by the Young Book Trust in 1998 as one of the '100 best books'.


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Busy Day
Busy Day
Sally Grindley
A bright, boldly illustrated and action-packed picture book ideal for reading aloud on any kind of journey including the one to bed.  This story takes 5 kids on a bus to the sea.  There are speech bubbles throughout with simple...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2011
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Bitter Chocolate
Bitter Chocolate
Sally Grindley
Pascal's life is like any other boy's as he worries about his English classes and his football skills - until the day rebels come to his village and everything changes. On the run with friends, Pascal finds himself at the...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2010
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The Bloomsbury Christmas Treasury
The Bloomsbury Christmas Treasury
Sally Grindley
Savour the excitement of Christmas with this perfect family treasury.  A bright and irresistible bedtime collection for young children with original stories by the brilliantly imaginative Sally Grindley and illustrated by a plethora of fine contemporary illustrators including among others...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2009
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Torn Pages
Torn Pages
Sally Grindley
A poignant, powerful and emotive story of a small family's love, loss and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.  Acclaimed and prizewinning author Sally Grindley cleverly portrays the story of AIDS as seen through the eyes of a young girl,...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2009
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The Bloomsbury Christmas Treasury
The Bloomsbury Christmas Treasury
Sally Grindley
Savour the excitement of Christmas with this perfect family treasury.  A bright and irresistible bedtime collection for young children with original stories by the brilliantly imaginative Sally Grindley and illustrated by a plethora of fine contemporary illustrators including among others...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2008
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Broken Glass
Broken Glass
Sally Grindley
Sally Grindley has achieved huge recognition as a writer of powerful and gripping novels for older readers as well as for her storytelling powers in her picture books for younger readers. This is the story of Suresh and Sandeep who...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2008
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Poppy And Max And The Fashion Show
Poppy And Max And The Fashion Show
Sally Grindley
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Early" 5+ Category. Poppy and Max might often be at odds with one-another but their friendship is strong. When Poppy enters them both into a fashion show we see both girl and her dog strutting...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2007
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Hurricane Wills
Hurricane Wills
Sally Grindley
This is required reading for every adult and every child in order to gain a greater understanding to the difficulties facing a child with A.D.D.  Compulsive and gripping throughout and by turns funny and sad it really is...
Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2007
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Saving Finnegan
Saving Finnegan
Sally Grindley
A powerful novel with Sally Grindley's hallmark theme-driven narrative.  In Saving Finnegan it is the important yet often taboo theme of death that is at the forefront and yet she has created an utterly gripping and hugely enjoyable novel.
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2007
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Hurricane Wills
Hurricane Wills
Sally Grindley
This is required reading for every adult and every child in order to gain a greater understanding to the difficulties facing a child with A.D.D.  Compulsive and gripping throughout and by turns funny and sad it really is essential reading...
Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2006
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Bravo Max
Bravo Max
Sally Grindley
Fun and easy to read, Max’s letters to his favourite author D.J create a brilliant story. Max writes about all sorts of things – his uncle’s mad dog Scallywag, football, the things that happen at school. But he also writes...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2006
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Spilled Water
Spilled Water
Sally Grindley
One girl’s courage in the face of apparently insuperable odds, Spilled Water is an emotionally charged story which is both shocking and moving. Lu Si-Yan is only 11 when her father dies but it is to be the beginning of the...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2005
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The Sulky Vulture
The Sulky Vulture
Sally Grindley
This is a riotous story featuring Boris the vulture from brilliant storyteller Sally Grindley and the acclaimed master of animal characterisation and illustration, Michael Terry.  Boris is a very sulky vulture - nothing ever goes quite right for him! When...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2003
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Feather Wars
Feather Wars
Sally Grindley
From the award-winning Sally Grindley comes another story-telling masterpiece.  Feather Wars is an accomplished and finely rendered novel set during World War Two that gently brings to life some complex issues in the life of a young boy. Sam is...
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2003
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A New Room for William
A New Room for William
Sally Grindley
A beautifully moving picture book that deals delicately with a marriage break up and moving house, A New Room for William is a sensitive portrayal of the thoughts and emotions of a little boy in the midst of a dramatic...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2001
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The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise
The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise
Sally Grindley
This is a perfect book for reading at bedtime for children of 3+.  It features a collection of Aesop’s fables retold with plenty of dialogue by the award-winning Sally Grindley.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2000
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Shhh!
Shhh!
Sally Grindley
Follow the leader in this tour of the giant’s castle but be sure you go tiptoe. The giant’s asleep and must not be woken at any cost…Cleverly viewed from many angles, this is a book that draws the reader right...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/06/1999
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Paw Prints in the Snow
Paw Prints in the Snow
Sally Grindley
The first in a series of four books following the adventures of a family involved in animal conservation. Nail-biting, exciting and based on fact, this is a story with punch! Two children accompany their parents as they travel the world helping...
Featured in: 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
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