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Sam McBratney - Author

As a child

In his own words, Sam McBratney spent his postwar childhood “in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers.” He remembers studying for his 11-plus exam, before going to grammar school, and then on to study History and Political Science at Trinity College in Dublin.

As an adult

Sam became a teacher and taught at a further education college, a grammar school and a primary school. He took early retirement from the teaching profession to concentrate on his career as a writer. Sam is married with three grown-up children and a teenage tortoise, and lives in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

As an artist

Sam has won many awards for his children’s books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world’s best-selling picture books. In 2004, Sam reunited with Guess How Much I Love You illustrator Anita Jeram to produce the follow-up, You’re All My Favourites, and the two of them collaborated again in 2007 to produce a series of brand-new storybooks featuring the Nutbrown Hares: Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring followed by Summer, Autumn and Winter and brought together in Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round.

If you like Sam McBratney you might also like to read books by Morris Gleitzman.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I Love You has delighted children – and adults - for a...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much loved classic.
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Tickle your way through this wonderful new story which is perfect to share with your little ones and includes the softest, most gorgeous hand puppet for lots of tickling fun. From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
The adorable hares from the award-winning creators of the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back with a delightful seasonally themed autumnal tale. Beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy the light-hearted ruse that Little Nutbrown Hare plays...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You board book and soft toy set. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has...
Lovereading Price: £8.00 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful summertime tale about colours. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will also have...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are back for a charming new adventure. It is spring time and everything is changing. Little trees are growing big, tadpoles are...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You enlarged board book edition of this much-loved classic that children simply cherish. Best-selling and glorious Guess...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/10/2014
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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There, There
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Ivan Bates
Best-selling Sam McBratney author of Guess How Much I Love You? tells a new story which celebrates a very special relationship. Small Bear Hansie is always getting into scrapes but luckily he has a great Dad who always knows...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2013
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Guess How Much I Love You: Counting
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Fans of Guess How Much I Love You will be enchanted by Little Nutbrown's introduction to counting. From 1 Dandelion to 5 Bedtime stars Little Nutbrown's beautiful world is brought to life in gorgeous pictures presented in a lovely chunky...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Guess How Much I Love You: Colours
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Little Nutbrown is learning colours from all the beautiful things around him. There is yellow for the flowers, green for the frog, brown for the leaves. Little Nutbrown loves them all. And he loves his mummy best of all!
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Guess How Much I Love You - Gift Edition
Sam McBratney
This is an absolutely delightful slipcase gift collection of four captivating stories featuring the adorable hares – Big and Little Nutbrown. Each unputdownable story is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated and perfect for sharing at any time of the year....
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2007
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One Voice, Please
Sam McBratney
Subtitled Tales of Truth and Trickery this is a terrific collection of very, very short stories each with a pithy point to make. Some are familiar such as The Ratcatcher a version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story, the...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/12/2005
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