Guest Editor - Simon Bartram Guest Editor - Simon Bartram

Illustrator, author and all round good egg Simon Bartram is our Guest Editor. Find out more about his terrific books for younger and older readers as well as the books and authors that have influenced him through his childhood and in his life and career to date in this special Guest Editor section.


Guest editor's featured books

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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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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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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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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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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Guest editor's chosen books

The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
One of the greatest modern fairy stories, this tells of the strange giant Iron Man who appears from nowhere and begins a reign of terror throughout the countryside as he smashes up the farmers' tractors and diggers. How the farmers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2005
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The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein
September 2010 Guest Editor Simon Bartram: 'The Giving Tree' is a simple and beautiful book. It tells the tale of the long relationship between a boy and a tree. In the beginning the boy's youthful exuberance is matched by the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/12/2010
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What Do People Do All Day?
Richard Scarry
This book is a favourite of Simon Bartram, September 2010 Guest Editor: This Richard Scarry book was etched into my memory at a very early age and I'm sure that, deep down, it has influenced my work to this day....
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Reader ReviewedPrivate Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade & One of our 'Must Reads'. It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it the most of all the 90 or so he has...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2004
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Pumpkin Moon
Tim Preston - illustrated by Simon Bartram
It's Halloween in a small American town. As midnight strikes, a cast of creepy characters comes out to play. Witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls soon take over the town, but what are they waiting for? Find out in this spectacularly...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2003
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Tin Forest
Helen Ward
Book and CD. Exquisite and fascinating illustrations beautifully capture the hopeful mood of this story about the power of dreaming. Living in a miserable grey world, an old man repeatedly dreams of colour and growth. Gradually his world begins to...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 02/03/2009
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Simon Bartram

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

'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 Bartram is the creator of the loveable Bob, The Man on The Moon. There are picture books and chapter books featuring Bob, and a number of other must reads too for children including the story of Dougal the deep sea diver, aka Bob’s cousin.

Bob is, of course, the man who goes to the moon every day and keeps it tidy for the tourists! He is beginning to be quite important in this Universe: already there are two picture books about him, also some longer books about his adventures with his new friend Barry – these short chapter books are perfect for 6+ year olds, and now there’s even a play about him.

Why not take a leisurely peek through his fabulous list of titles, as well as the range of authors and books that have inspired and influenced him throughout his life and career?