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Ian Whybrow - Author

About the Author

Ian Whybrow recently gave up his job as a teacher to become a full time writer. The most important thing to him in his writing is that it reads aloud brilliantly and that there is something in it for everyone - young and adult readers as well. He is the author of the Harry series of books and the Books for Boys Series, all published by Hodder.

Ian Whybrow is a hugely popular children's writer with over a hundred books to his name, including the bestselling Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs series. His picture books for Macmillan include The Christmas Bear and the Say Hello series.

Featured books by Ian Whybrow

Other books by Ian Whybrow

Say Hello to the Baby Animals

Say Hello to the Baby Animals

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

This baby lion is ready to go. He wants to find his friends and say hello. From the hungry baby giraffe to the baby elephant playing in the mud, toddlers will love saying hello to all the animals and joining in with the noises in this fun savannah story. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and warm, expressive illustrations from Ed Eaves, Say Hello to the Baby Animals is a charming story and a favourite of parents and children alike.

Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Join the baby tyrannosaurus rex as he meets lots of other dinosaurs in this prehistoric adventure. From the hungry diplodocus to the powerful triceratops, toddlers will love saying hello to all their favourite dinosaurs and joining in with the noises. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and bright, expressive illustrations from Tim Warnes, Say Hello to the Dinosaurs! is a fun-filled introduction to the world of dinosaurs, perfect for reading together. Enjoy the other books in the Say Hello series: Say Hello to the Snowy Animals, Say Hello to the Animals and Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals.

The Tickle Book Sticker Book

The Tickle Book Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Packed with games, activities, colouring in and over 400 stickers, The Tickle Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to the penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Tickle Book by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.

Pecyn Whybrow

Pecyn Whybrow

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2019

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Help the Christmas Bear find his way from Santa's workshop to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning, in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling festive favourite, The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Christmas Bear Sticker Book is perfect for cosy winter evenings, car journeys or as a stocking filler - a great gift for any child.

Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals

Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

It's night-time and Cat is going to say goodnight to all her animal friends. Meet a dog, a barn owl and even some fluffy little rabbits. Toddlers will love joining in with all the animal noises in this delightful story - perfect for reading at bedtime! With simple rhyming text by Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book and The Bedtime Bear, and lots of cuddly animals, beautifully illustrated by Ed Eaves, Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! is favourite with both parents and children. Enjoy more books in the Say Hello series: Say Hello to the Snowy Animals! and Say Hello to the Animals!

Say Hello to the Animals

Say Hello to the Animals

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

When the sun comes up it's time to join the friendly little puppy on a journey around the farm. From the sleepy sheep to the fluffy chicks, toddlers will love saying hello to all their favourite farm animals and joining in with the animal noises in this delightful book. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and bright, expressive illustrations from Tim Warnes, Say Hello to the Animals! is a fun-filled farmyard adventure young children will be asking for over and over again.

Cambridge Reading Adventures Cambridge Reading Adventures Orange Band Pack

Cambridge Reading Adventures Cambridge Reading Adventures Orange Band Pack

Author: Ian Whybrow, Laurie Kubuitsile Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. An ideal way to add to your reading collection, our Band Packs include every title within your chosen level. Explore the range of exciting fiction and non-fiction at Orange Band including Sang Kancil and Crocodile, Life on the Reef, Super Malls and Finn Saves the Day. Orange Band stories are longer than previous bands, featuring more events and greater complexity. Illustrations support only one aspect of the story. Sentence structures become more complex.

Cambridge Reading Adventures Cambridge Reading Adventures Pathfinders Strand Pack

Cambridge Reading Adventures Cambridge Reading Adventures Pathfinders Strand Pack

Author: Ian Whybrow, Laurie Kubuitsile Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/04/2018

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. An ideal way to add to your reading collection, our Strand Packs include every title within your chosen level. Explore the range of exciting fiction, playscripts and non-fiction at Pathfinders Strand including River Rescue, Leila's Game, Connections and The Mountain of Fire. Pathfinders titles are for learners whose reading is accurate, fast and fluent. They will need to decode and read unfamiliar words. Stories and subject matter typically require readers to understand character emotions and motives.

The Steam Train Band 04/Blue

The Steam Train Band 04/Blue

Author: Ian Whybrow, Rosalind Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2018

The steam train is pulling out of the station, it heads to the hills, into a rainstorm, through a tunnel and out the other side into the sunshine and to the seaside. Follow the rhythm and the rhyme of this simple poem and travel with the train on its wonderful adventure, beautifully illustrated by Rosalind Hudson. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type: A poem. * A map of the journey the steam train takes on pages 14-15 helps children to recap the poem and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Music

Tedi Amser Gwely

Tedi Amser Gwely

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2017

Bwystfil Cosi, Y

Bwystfil Cosi, Y

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2017

Cambridge Reading Adventures A Tale of Two Sinbads 3 Explorers

Cambridge Reading Adventures A Tale of Two Sinbads 3 Explorers

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

After three years of adventures, Sinbad finally returns home. Will anyone recognise him? Books in the Explorers strand are for learners who are reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with a good degree of accuracy and reasonable reading pace. Fiction books like this one contain chapters that allow for sustained reading over a period of time. Readers at this strand will be able to discuss their reading preferences and read critically considering the author's effectiveness. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Cambridge Reading Adventures Little Fennec Fox and Jerboa Turquoise Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures Little Fennec Fox and Jerboa Turquoise Band

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Little Fennec Fox is hungry. Will he catch Jerboa or can Jerboa escape? At Turquoise Band descriptions of places and people are extended with literary phrases and expressions that provide new challenges. Vocabulary is often less common and requires the reader to use their knowledge of spelling patterns. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Say Hello to the Snowy Animals

Say Hello to the Snowy Animals

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

Take a trip to the north pole and join the little husky as he scampers off on the snow and ice to say hello to all his animal friends. Meet a polar bear, a snowy owl and a cute little seal too! Toddlers will love to join in calling out the animals' noises as they turn the pages of this beautiful book and discover the winter wonderland inside. The satisfying rhyming text by Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and the cuddly animals, beautifully illustrated by Ed Eaves, make Say Hello to the Snowy Animals the perfect Christmas present for young children and a book to be enjoyed all year round.

Aliens Stole My Dog

Aliens Stole My Dog

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. What's out there? First David finds the mysterious CD-rom in the school playground. Next, there's a spaceship in his garden, and his dog, Hairy Spice, disappears. Who else have the aliens kidnapped? Why have they chosen David to help them? And will he be able to save the world? This book provides the ideal first step into longer fiction for fans of Ian Whybrow's HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS stories.

A Footballer Called Flip

A Footballer Called Flip

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

Jack Lewis is short. REALLY short. So short, in fact, that Mr Bullock, the St Saviours football coach, doesn't want him on the team. But when Mr Willis discovers Jack's 'footballing brain' ... and Jack's mum steps in with a few tips ... it looks like the School Cup may be just the beginning!

The Tickle Book

The Tickle Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Board book Release Date: 16/06/2016

Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out - you might get tickled too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Tickle Book has a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Christmas Bear.

Through the Cat-Flap

Through the Cat-Flap

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2016

Thomas can't work out what goes on in the tiny minds of his toddler twin sisters. They sing all the time but never get the words right. They think cats enjoy being dressed up as fairies. But who else can Thomas turn to when they all get locked out of the house? Besides, it's a brilliant idea to pop them through the cat-flap and tell them to look for the keys. Isn't it ...?

Boy Racer

Boy Racer

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Henry's mum and dad think his new friend Gary is BAD NEWS. But Dad's got worse problems at work. If he doesn't win the charity go-kart race, he might lose his job! There's trouble ahead, that's for sure. But nobody reckons on a mystery boy racer who turns up at the track. He's got a surprise in store for everyone... Other titles in the series: YOUNG ROBIN'S HOOD; A FOOTBALLER CALLED FLIP; THE MAGIC SNEEZE; ALIENS STOLE MY DOG; WHIZZ THE FLEABAG.

Cambridge Reading Adventures The Best Little Bullfrog in the Forest Orange Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures The Best Little Bullfrog in the Forest Orange Band

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Little Bullfrog wants to enter a talent competition. But he can't sing and he can't fly. What is Little Bullfrog best at? Orange Band stories are longer than previous bands, featuring more events and greater complexity. Illustrations support only one aspect of the story. Sentence structures become more complex. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Cambridge Reading Adventures It's Much Too Early! Blue Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures It's Much Too Early! Blue Band

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Jamal wanted to open his birthday presents. It was much too early. What time would everyone get up? Blue Band books feature more complex stories with several characters and episodes within one story to support comprehension development. Greater variation in sentence patterns helps readers to self-correct independently. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Cambridge Reading Adventures Sinbad and the Roc Purple Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures Sinbad and the Roc Purple Band

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Sinbad sets off an another adventure, can he escape the Roc? Purple Band books include storylines that often reflect character and author viewpoint, providing opportunities to discuss character motivation and response. Story language is developed further with phrases found in traditional tales and storytelling like 'Long, long ago' and 'Once upon a time'. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Cambridge Reading Adventures Sinbad Goes to Sea Turquoise Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures Sinbad Goes to Sea Turquoise Band

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Sinbad goes to sea on an adventure. He finds an island - but all is not what it seems. At Turquoise Band descriptions of places and people are extended with literary phrases and expressions which provide new challenges. Vocabulary is often less common and requires the reader to use their knowledge of spelling patterns. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

That Naughty Meerkat!

That Naughty Meerkat!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2015

A laugh-out-loud new picture book from the author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs series and the illustrator of the Dinosaur that Pooped series. Uncle Fearless is sure he can look after the baby meerkats all by himself. But taking charge is not as easy as it seems - especially with Trouble about: that naughty meerkat! So, whatever will he do when the meerkats suddenly find themselves in danger?

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: George's Bright Idea

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: George's Bright Idea

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In George's Bright Idea, business for George's parents' fish and chip shop is not good. Luckily, when George decides to clean the house to help his parents, he comes up with a super idea that will make everything a lot better. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

The Secret Superhero Book 10

The Secret Superhero Book 10

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 03/10/2013

Raymond is Alan's new step-dad. He doesn't know much about Alan, like what football team he supports. In fact, he doesn't know much at all. So he's in for a real surprise, because Alan has super-powers. But dare he share his secret? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Where's Tim's Ted? It's Time for Bed!

Where's Tim's Ted? It's Time for Bed!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

All's quiet on Granny and Grandad's farm as night falls. But Tim's Ted is missing and Tim can't sleep without him... So, in the middle of the night, Tim hops out of bed, pulls his boots on and slips out into the farmyard to look for him. The hens in the henhouse haven't seen Ted and neither have the cows. Before long, Pacer the horse, the ducks, the goats and the sheep have all joined the torchlit hunt for Ted, but it is only when the motley search party reaches the pig sty that Tim finds out where his beloved toy has been hiding. This wonderful story of a torchlit midnight adventure, within the comforting surroundings of Tim's grandparents' farm, will thrill children and is perfect for reading aloud with its rhyming, rhythmic text. Russell Ayto's quirky illustrations are packed with a zany cast of animal characters and gather pace with the story perfectly. Where's Tim's Ted is the perfect bedtime reader for the very young, but with its rhyming text it's also a natural for slightly older children, who will begin to recognise the correlation between the words on the pages and those in their memory each time they hear it.

Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds

Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

A new edition of the second novel about much-loved character Little Wolf, as he sets up his Adventure Academy with his cousin Yeller and little brother Smellybreff. From the author of the MEERKAT MADNESS books and HARRY AND THE BUCKETFUL OF DINOSAURS. Little Wolf inherits two things from his Uncle Bigbad - his gold and Cunning College, his school of badness. Little and his cousin Yeller decide that BADNESS is out and that ADVENTURES are in. But their first mistake is thinking that they can buy adventures. Their second mistake is to reply to Mister Marvo's advert for Instant Adventures [Scary but Safe]. The result is they find themselves caught up in a real adventure. But Little is scared of bangs; snow gives Yeller the trembles and... Smellybreff gets cubnapped. Will they be able to get through Frettnin Forest and over the Grim Mountains? Will they manage to cross the Perrilus Pass into Grimshire? Can they battle across the White Wildness, the Shivering Seas and conquer Vile Island. YOU BET THEY CAN! Little Wolf's letters about his daring deeds will delight anyone with a sense of fun, both young or old, especially those who have already enjoyed Little Wolf's Book of Badness.

Ella the Superstar Band 05/Green

Ella the Superstar Band 05/Green

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This humorous story with a familiar setting, told from her older brother's point of view, reveals baby Ella's love of reading books. But when Ella is as fierce as the tiger in the book she is reading she makes a woman faint, and nearly causes a policeman to arrest her. However the woman recognises Ella's talent and she is catapulted into stardom. *Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. *Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * On pages 22 and 23, a newspaper clipping and an advertisement of baby Ella's TV show prompt children to recap and discuss the story. *Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us.

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

A new edition of the first novel about much-loved character Little Wolf from the author of the MEERKAT MADNESS books and HARRY AND THE BUCKETFUL OF DINOSAURS. All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum and Dad and Baby brother Smellybreff. Instead he's packed off to Cunning College to learn the 9 Rules of Badess and earn his Gold BAD Badge from his wicked Uncle Bigbad. He sets off on his journey, sending letters home as he adventures in the big wide world. A hilarious adventure from the author of MEERKAT MADNESS

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go on Holiday

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs go on Holiday

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs are going on holiday to Australia and can't wait. But everything is very different down under. There are lots of new sights, sounds and experiences and, without Nan there to comfort them, Harry AND Tyrannosaurus begin to feel a bit homesick. Luckily, a surprise gift makes all the difference and they soon all have a raaah-tastic time!

Meerkat Madness Flying High

Meerkat Madness Flying High

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

The first animal in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The third Meerkat Madness book in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The Really Mad Mob is expanding! With new faces joining familiar ones in Far Burrow, the thrill-seeking meerkat pups have more exciting adventures ahead of them. Join Uncle Fearless and the intrepid pups in a brand new, sky-high Kalahari escapade! More hilarious adventures from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Flying Save!

Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Flying Save!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they think he's wrong! He looked after them when he was little and now they want to stick by him - forever . . . When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry discovers he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. Just a rub with his finger calls up some MONSTER-sized muscle! Dangerous dogs are worrying sheep near where Harry lives. He calls on Charlie, Siri and Jack to help investigate. But it's going to take a rather special FLYING friend to save the day!

More Meerkat Madness

More Meerkat Madness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The meerkats are back in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Wup! Wup! Wup! Action stations! The Really Mad Mob of meerkats is on the move again in another animal antics adventure... Mimi, Skeema and Little Dream are unhappy when Uncle invites a fluffy, stranger to join the Really Mad mob. So when Little Dream dreams that their missing mama is calling him, the kits set off to search for her. But a lost lion cub has other plans for them... Join the meerkat kits on a crazy adventure across the Kalahari desert, from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise!

Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they think he's wrong! He looked after them when he was little and now they want to stick by him - forever . . . When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry discovers he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. Just a rub with his finger calls up some MONSTER-sized muscle! In this adventure, Harry and his friends are kayaking when they discover someone is stealing rare birds' eggs. But there's a SURPRISE in store for the thief!

Meerkat Madness

Meerkat Madness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The first book in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Told in Ian Whybrow's unique style, this hilarious animal adventure starring ever-popular meerkats is a funny, fast-paced, sure-fire hit. Meerkat Madness is the story of a burrow of meerkat pups and their eccentric babysitter, Uncle Fearless who once travelled to the Blah-Blah camp at the edge of the desert. Truth be told, Uncle is a bit of a show-off but the pups love his colourful stories even if they don't really believe them. But then they find a mysterious object buried in the sand and it isn't long before they are caught up in a daring adventure of their own! A hilarious story about ever-endearing meerkats from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Snow-Smashers!

Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Snow-Smashers!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they have other ideas. He looked after them when he was little and now they're determined to stick by him . . . for life. And Harry is not the only one who's got a lot bigger! When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry soon finds that he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. It only takes a rub with his finger to call up some MONSTER-sized muscle! When a big snow storm blocks the roads, the residents of Huntingdon village are trapped. Harry and his friends - Jack, Charlie and Siri - want to deliver emergency supplies. But it would take the strength of a triceratops or the enormous bulk of an apatosaurus to help them . . .

Bella Goes to School

Bella Goes to School

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2010

Bella can't do writing yet, and she doesn't even know how to tie her shoelaces. What if the teacher gets cross with her? Luckily Mummy Rabbit and Bella's friend Joel are there to reassure her that she's a good learner -- and that school will be fun! Bella Goes to School is a warm, comforting story, written by Ian Whybrow and illustrated by Rosie Reeve; a charming second book about Bella and her family following the successful Bella Gets Her Skates On.

The Flying Diggers

The Flying Diggers

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2010

Transforming diggers, a rescue adventure and the power of imagination - a surefire hit with boys, created by the bestselling Ian Whybrow and David Melling. When Teddy's grandpa makes Teddy and his best friend Ruby some toy diggers they don't realise how special they are . . . until they start to play with them and the diggers transform into magic flying diggers and swoop the children off for a fantastic jungle adventure. The author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs and the ilustrator of The Kiss That Missed join forces once again to bring you a dynamic and engaging book for boys.

Harry and the Dinosaurs United

Harry and the Dinosaurs United

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Harry's football team are trying their best, but they just keep getting in each other's way. But, luckily, Harry soon learns the best trick of all . . . teamwork! So together Harry, his friends and their mascotauruses win the best prize ever . . .

Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday

Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Harry and his dinosaurs love birthday parties, so Harry's disappointed when big sister, Sam, says she's going to one - alone. Not only is it Mr Oakley's birthday, but Harry finds out that it's the dinosaurs' one hundred millionth birthday too! Harry decides to throw a surprise birthday party and soon even Sam helps to make the party treats. Mum invites Mr Oakley over and he is very surprised when he arrives; in fact, everyone agrees that it's the best birthday party ever!

Jump In!

Jump In!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2008

Just how many animal can Miss Lollipop squash in her truck? And just how big can the animals get? Find out in this hilarious animal farce in which the witty words are perfectly matched by fantastic, dynamic illustrations, with lots of counting fun too. 'Both children and adults will enjoy the humour in the illustrations as well as the text.' - Early Years Educator Illustrated by the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Find out more about David Melling here http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/ Written by the author of the popular Harry and the Dinosaurs series. Read more about Ian Whybrow at http://www.ianwhybrow.com/

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in Nan's attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere - until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him.

Ella the Superstar Band 05/Green

Ella the Superstar Band 05/Green

Author: Ian Whybrow, James Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

This humorous story with a familiar setting, told from her older brother's point of view, reveals baby Ella's love of reading books. But when Ella is as fierce as the tiger in the book she is reading she makes a woman faint, and nearly causes a policeman to arrest her. However the woman recognises Ella's talent and she is catapulted into stardom. *Band 5/Green books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. *Text type - A story with a familiar setting. *On pages 22 and 23, a newspaper clipping and an advertisement of baby Ella's TV show prompt children to recap and discuss the story. *Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Sniff: Sniff The Wonderdog

Sniff: Sniff The Wonderdog

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Sniff: the dog whose hobbies are biting bees and chasing motorbikes! Ben's parents are hoping for a relaxing family holiday. With Sniff around? No chance! But, brainless though he is, Sniff still manages to save the day!

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

It's Harry's first day at school. He and his dinosaurs are very excited and perhaps a little bit nervous. But when Harry's dinosaur friends don't join him in the classroom, Harry's not so sure he's going to like school, but the dinosaurs come to the rescue and Harry and his new friend learn just how much fun school can really be! The ideal book to prevent first-day-at-school nerves.

Books for Boys: The Knights Of The Brown Table Book 9

Books for Boys: The Knights Of The Brown Table Book 9

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Ben's in trouble again! The local gamekeeper's on the warpath. And who does he blame but Sniff, Ben's faithful dog! It sounds like a quest for the Knights of the Brown Table. After all, they can't let all that knightly training go to waste ...From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

The Secret Superhero Book 10

The Secret Superhero Book 10

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Raymond is Alan's new step-dad. He doesn't know much about Alan, like what football team he supports. In fact, he doesn't know much at all. So he's in for a real surprise, because Alan has super-powers. But dare he share his secret? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Robin Hood's Best Shot

Robin Hood's Best Shot

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books. Do you know everything there is to know about Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Well, think again! Before they were famous, battling the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, this famous band of heroes were normal boys with normal names. So how did they come to be called Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and Little John? Well, it's quite a story, and certainly not one for the faint-hearted!

Alex, the Walking Accident Book 7

Alex, the Walking Accident Book 7

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Alex doesn't mean to cause trouble. He didn't mean to cover his dad with pink yoghurt, or drop the goldfish in the bath. He just couldn't help it! Alex's mum and dad ask him to keep out of trouble just for one day ... so the sideways skateboard isn't SUCH a bad idea, is it? From football to go karting, and real heroes and aliens, Books for Boys are packed with high action, adventure and humour, ideal for turning reluctant boy readers into lifelong bookworms. Ideal for fans of HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS who are ready to move on to chapter books.

Harry and the Dinosaurs and the Bucketful of Stories

Harry and the Dinosaurs and the Bucketful of Stories

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

A collection of all the classic stories about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs! Everyone has their favourite Harry story and here they all are in this roaringly good collection! This superb collection features Harry and the Snow King, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Harry and the Robots, Romp in the Swamp and Harry and the Dinosuars say 'Raaah!' Read about how Harry first found his beloved dinosaurs, their adventures together in the scary swamp and discover just how brave they all are when they visit the dentist. There are even two stories just about Harry. Having spent much of his life teaching English and drama, Ian Whybrow is now a bestselling author. Among his most popular characters are the hugely successful Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs and the much-loved Little Wolf. Ian lives in Harrow, Middlesex. Adrian Reynolds is a hugely talented illustrator who has worked on many picture books, including the wonderful Harry stories and four adventures featuring Pete and Polo. Adrian lives in Cambridge. Enjoy all the Harry and the Dinosaurs stories! Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs; Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash; The Snow Smashers; Roar to the Rescue!; Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover; Harry and the Dinosaurs make a Christmas Wish; Harry and the Dinosaurs United; The Flying Save; A Monster Surprise; Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum; Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Wild; Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School; Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday; Harry and the Dinosaurs Play Hide-and-Seek; Harry and the DInosaurs Romp in the Swamp; Harry and the Robots; Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Very Busy Day; Harry and the Dinosaurs go on Holiday; Harry and the Snow King

What's the Time, Little Wolf?

What's the Time, Little Wolf?

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/05/2006

The second, wonderfully anarchic picture book, based on the hugely-successful `Little Wolf' fiction series The Wolf family have got no food, so Little Wolf and Smellybreff are sent to get a piggy for supper. But piggies prove extremely hard to catch and it is getting late... What will the wolf cubs take home to eat?

Scary Hair Band 05/Green

Scary Hair Band 05/Green

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

Read this humorous fantasy story about Rex the dinosaur who wants to give animals super haircuts and make them happy. * Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. * Text type - A humorous fantasy story. * The illustrations on page 22 and 23 prompts children to recap and discuss the story. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Living in a diverse world; Taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Christmas Bear

The Christmas Bear

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2005

When Santa sets off to deliver the presents poor Bear is left behind. How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Follow Bear on his adventures as he travels far and wide. This pop-up paperback book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Christmas Bear is a Christmas book with a difference. Best of all, children can join in the fun with flaps to lift, wheels to turn, tabs to pull and pop-up surprises on every page! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Tickle Book.

Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum

Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

A classic story about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs! When Harry and the dinosaurs go to the museum they see Roman swords and spears, Egyptian mummies and lots of Harry's ancestors. The dinosaurs want Harry to help them to find their ancestors...and that's how Harry gets lost! Will Mum and Nan know where to look for him?

Gently Bentley

Gently Bentley

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2005

Gently Bentley! Bentley was fond of his squashy caterpillar. But one day Bentley, who was a little rough, bit it and the caterpillar went bang!! Sticky and Bun, Bentley's friends, try to help him find something else to play with. Cars are fun but easy to break, tennis is hard to get the hang of, skipping is too tangly and bricks are easy to knock over. Will Bentley ever find that something else to play with!

Good Fun Farm Band 07/Turquoise

Good Fun Farm Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

At Good Fun Farm, the animals are fed up. The sign says Good Fun Farm, but they never have any fun. Then the smallest duckling makes an interesting discovery. Soon everyone on the farm is having fun ... find out how. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - A humorous story. * An illustration on pages 22 and 23 labels the animals at their game of football, allowing children to look back on the key characters and retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - PE: Games and activities. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Little Wolf, Terror of the Shivery Sea

Little Wolf, Terror of the Shivery Sea

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2004

A sixth Little Wolf novel featuring this number one cub and pack of friends as they have the pirate adventure of a lifetime! Following the success of the Little Wolf series internationally plus the animated film shown at Christmas 2002, a sixth Little Wolf novel will be welcomed by his many fans. Featuring all Little Wolf's friends - Yeller, Stubbs, Normus, and that pesky little brother Smellybreff in his sailor suit. Little Wolf is a pirate cheef [sic] in this new adventure, and he is after the treasure left by a long-lost relative: Blackfur the Backbiter. But a contemporary pirate called Cap'n Froshus is determined to find the treasure too and this Cap'n Froshus has eyes that hypnotise and a strange peppery smell. Could it Little Wolf's old adversary Mr Twister the Fox - yo ho ho and a bobble of glug, it could be! Ian Whybrow's inventiveness knows no bounds. He has managed to create another unique and hilarious adventure about Little Wolf, who now has millions of new fans [2.1million] through Channel 4 television's broadcast at Christmas.

Harry and the Robots

Harry and the Robots

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2003

Harry's robot has to go to the robot hospital to get fixed. So Nan and Harry decide to make their own robot while he's being mended. Then when Nan has to go into hospital (to get mended as well), Harry knows exactly what to do to help her get better!

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2003

Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in Nan's attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere - until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him.

The Houseminders

The Houseminders

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2001

Set over the course of a year, each season's changing colours and moods are portrayed through stunning artwork that perfectly captures the feel of this text.

Little Wolf, Forest Detective

Little Wolf, Forest Detective

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2001

A fifth title [fourth novel] about Little Wolf as he and his friends set up the Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency. The fourth novel about Little Wolf, his cousin Yeller, baby brother Smellybreff, Stubbs Crow and Normus Bear who set up the Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency . Following the departure of their main teacher and star attraction of Haunted Hall for Small Horrors, Little and chums close the school to become forest detectives. Their specialities are tracking and trailing with Stubbs Crow being the flying squad; Smellbreff specialising in small clues and Normus Bear specialising in large clues. Written in letter form by Little Wolf, who specialises in appalling spelling, this novel is sure to follow in the footsteps of the previous 3 in delighting young and older readers. Sales of the previous titles exceed 100,000 copies [including huge sales in last year's Books for Schools campaign] and the books have been translated into ten languages and are now published in the USA too.

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/1996

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