Tony Mitton - Author

About the Author

Tony Mitton has been writing since he was 9. He began writing specifically for children while working as a primary school and special needs teacher. He now works full-time as a writer and sometimes performs his poems in schools and libraries and other venues, mainly in the UK. His picture books include Down by the Cool of the Pool (with Guy Parker-Rees) and The Somethingosaur (with Russell Ayto).

 

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

Featured books by Tony Mitton

Other books by Tony Mitton

Amazing Machines: Awesome Ambulances

Amazing Machines: Awesome Ambulances

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

A brand-new storybook in the perennially popular Amazing Machines series from Tony Mitton and Ant Parker - over 1 million copies sold to date! Turn on the siren and zoom down the streets with some animal paramedics in Awesome Ambulances, an action-packed picture book all about ambulances. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must-have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with humorous rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton, which perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying ambulance parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about ambulances exciting and fun.

Amazing Machines: Patrolling Police Cars

Amazing Machines: Patrolling Police Cars

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

A brand-new storybook in the perennially popular Amazing Machines series from Tony Mitton and Ant Parker - over 1 million copies sold to date! Patrol the streets with some cool animal drivers in this cheerful picture book all about police cars. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must-have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with humorous rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton, which perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying police car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about police cars exciting and fun.

Snow Penguin

Snow Penguin

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

In the frozen Antarctic, one curious little penguin decides to explore the ice and the snow and the sea. On his travels he sees two blue whales, a family of sea lions and a whole school of orca, but soon Penguin starts to miss his own family. Sometimes coming home is the best adventure of all. Told in rhyming couplets, this feel-good book is perfect for bedtimes and cuddle-up times. From bestselling author Tony Mitton, and beautifully illustrated by Alison Brown.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

A magical picture book retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale - told in rhyme! Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! But one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from three ghostly spirits, who whisk him away on a magical journey through Past, Present and Future ... can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late? Tony Mitton's simple picture book retelling is perfect introduction, for even the youngest children, to this timeless story of Christmas love and kindness.

Amazing Machines: Brilliant Boats

Amazing Machines: Brilliant Boats

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2018

Amazing Machines: Hovering Helicopters

Amazing Machines: Hovering Helicopters

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2018

Amazing Machines: Super Submarines

Amazing Machines: Super Submarines

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2018

Amazing Machines: Marvellous Motorbikes

Amazing Machines: Marvellous Motorbikes

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2018

Amazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers

Amazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

Amazing Machines: Cool Cars

Amazing Machines: Cool Cars

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

Amazing Machines: Tremendous Tractors

Amazing Machines: Tremendous Tractors

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks

Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

Pengwin yr Eira

Pengwin yr Eira

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Amazing Machines: Amazing Aeroplanes

Amazing Machines: Amazing Aeroplanes

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Buckle up and take off to learn all about flying! Amazing Aeroplanes follows the animal crew as they become pilots, luggage handlers, and air stewards. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: the check-in desks, the flight-control tower, the landing gear and much more! This book now in chunky board book format is perfect for budding pilots or happy holidaymakers! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures!

Amazing Machines: Roaring Rockets

Amazing Machines: Roaring Rockets

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Get ready for blast-off to learn all about rockets! Roaring Rockets follows the animal crew as they become astronauts heading to the Moon. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: spacesuits, oxygen helmets, the lunar lander, and much more! From airplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures!

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2017

Terrific Trains follows the animal crew as they get to grips with railroads. Climb on board and whizz down the track to discover different kinds of trains, the things they do, and how rail travel works. Every page of this chunky board book is full of the detail that machine-mad toddlers love: diesel, steam, and electric engines, points on the track, the signals, and so much more! From airplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures!

Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2017

Flashing Fire Engines follows the animal crew as they become fire fighters. Climb on board the fire engine, ride along and learn how to put out fires to save the day! Every page of this chunky board book is full of the kind of detail that machine-mad toddlers love: the fireman's pole, the siren, the long ladder and much more! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures!

Amazing Aeroplanes Sound Book A very noisy book

Amazing Aeroplanes Sound Book A very noisy book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Amazing Airplanes Sound Book is a fantastic, novelty addition to the bestselling Amazing Machines range. The perennially popular Amazing Airplanes picture book is now available for the first time in this exciting new format. Young children will love hearing the roar of the plane's engines, all the sounds of the airport, the pilot in his cockpit, and much more as they work through the book, discovering new sounds on every spread. The Amazing Machines picture books feature zippy wordplay and zappy art, perfect for entertaining mini motorheads. The much-loved animal characters that feature throughout the series return in this book as they arrive at the airport ready to board their plane. 2017 is the twentieth anniversary of the original Amazing Machines picture books, making this the perfect opportunity to engage a whole new generation of young machine-lovers!

Amazing Machines: Hovering Helicopters

Amazing Machines: Hovering Helicopters

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Hover in the air with some wacky animal pilots in this cheerful picture book all about helicopters. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying helicopter parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about helicopters exciting and fun. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks Anniversary edition

Amazing Machines: Tough Trucks Anniversary edition

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Buckle up and start the engine to learn all about trucks! Tough Trucks follows the animal gang as they become truckers, rubbish collectors and construction workers. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: the truck cabs, semitrailers, concrete mixers, tankers and more! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! There is also a page at the back of each book that features an amazing, annotated machine to teach kids all of the different vehicle parts. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines: Marvellous Motorbikes

Amazing Machines: Marvellous Motorbikes

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Zoom down the street with some cool animal bikers in this cheerful picture book all about motorbikes. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying motorbike parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about motorbikes exciting and fun. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines: Amazing Aeroplanes Anniversary edition

Amazing Machines: Amazing Aeroplanes Anniversary edition

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Buckle up and take off to learn all about flying! Amazing Aeroplanes follows the animal crew as they become pilots, baggage handlers and air stewards. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: the check-in desks, the flight-control tower, the landing gear and much more! This book is perfect for budding pilots or happy holidaymakers! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! There is also a page at the back of each book that features an amazing, annotated machine to teach kids all of the different vehicle parts. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers Anniversary edition

Amazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers Anniversary edition

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Put your wellies on and get ready to learn all about diggers! Dazzling Diggers follows the animal team as they dig, scoop, shovel and shift. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: bulldozers, caterpillar tracks, cement and lots of mud! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! There is also a page at the back of each book that features an amazing, annotated machine to teach kids all of the different vehicle parts. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains Anniversary edition

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains Anniversary edition

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

All aboard! Get ready to learn all about trains! Terrific Trains follows the animal crew as they become train drivers, conductors and passengers as they journey on the rails. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: steam engines, tunnels, signalling systems and much more. From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! There is also a page at the back of each book that features an amazing, annotated machine to teach kids all of the different vehicle parts. The Amazing Machines series is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017 - the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of mini machine-lovers to these fantastic books!

Amazing Machines Terrific Trains Activity Book

Amazing Machines Terrific Trains Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of trains! Trains that huff and puff and rattle and rush. Trains that can rumble over bridges and through tunnels. Trains with rails and wheels and coaches to carry people across the world. Preschool children will love the activity pages-- there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build their very own terrific train!

Amazing Machines Cool Cars Activity Book

Amazing Machines Cool Cars Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of cars! Cars that are big and shiny and whizz and zoom. Cars that can zip and chase and race. Cars with pedals and wheels and seat belts to buckle up. Preschool children will love the activity pages-- there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build their very own cool car!

Snow Bear

Snow Bear

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 03/11/2016

In the icy-cold heart of winter, a little snow bear wanders through the snow. As the wind whips past him, ruffling his fur, he searches for a home. But where can he go? Each warm place has been claimed, and there is no room for a bear, no matter how little. Suddenly he sees a flickering of light, orange and bright against the snowy ground. A house! As Snow Bear pushes open the creaking door, he feels warmth spread over him. There's a girl by the window, and, somehow, deep down, Snow Bear knows that he is home. A heart-warming, wintry read, perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You?

Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop!

Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop!

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Minibeasts in all their glory gather in this brand-new book from the creators of Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus. Join in with beetles and ladybirds, ants and bees and bugs galore as they dance the night away! But who is missing from the fun . . . will poor slow snail arrive in time? Bug-fans everywhere will enjoy this insect romp - perfect to enjoy both in and out of the classroom; with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Come and join in the fun of reading and copy the bugs' boogie with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

Amazing Machines Amazing Aeroplanes Activity Book

Amazing Machines Amazing Aeroplanes Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of aeroplanes! Aeroplanes that are are fast, big and heavy. Aeroplanes that can zoom and soar and go whoosh through the skies. Aeroplanes with wings and wheels and controls to carry people across the world. Preschool children will love the activity pages - there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use.

Amazing Machines Tough Trucks Activity Book

Amazing Machines Tough Trucks Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of trucks! Trucks that are are tough, strong and big. Trucks that can carry and push and tip. Trucks with radios, cabs, and beds, pistons that hoist, tilt and shift. Preschool children will love the activity pages - there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build their very own tough truck!

Amazing Machines Roaring Rockets Activity Book

Amazing Machines Roaring Rockets Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of rockets! Rockets that are are noisy, strong and big. Rockets that can blast off, roar and soar. Rockets with astronauts inside, heading to the Moon. From the creators of the bestselling Amazing Machines picture books, Tony Mitton and Ant Parker, preschool children will love Amazing Machines Roaring Rockets Activity Book - there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use.

Amazing Machines Flashing Fire Engines Activity Book

Amazing Machines Flashing Fire Engines Activity Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of fire engines! Fire engines that are noisy, strong and fast. Fire engines that can put out fires and rescue people. Fire engines with hoses, pails and ladders. Preschool children will love the activity pages - there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, colouring and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build their very own flashing fire engine!

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Colours

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Colours

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 19/05/2016

Red diggers, blue cars, yellow trucks, and more! For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about colours in a bright and engaging way, with their favourite zippy machines!

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Opposites

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Opposites

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 19/05/2016

What's the opposite of big rockets? Small rockets, of course! For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about opposites in a colourful, engaging way with their favourite machines!

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Sounds

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Sounds

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 19/05/2016

What goes VROOM, BEEP and SCREECH ? For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about sounds in a colourful, engaging way, with their favourite machines!

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Numbers

Amazing Machines First Concepts: Numbers

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 19/05/2016

1 aeroplane, 2 rockets - how many machines can you count? For fans of the bestselling Amazing Machines series, this is a perfect way for young children to learn all about numbers in a colourful and engaging way with their favourite machines!

Snow Bear

Snow Bear

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

In the icy-cold heart of winter, a little snow bear wanders through the snow. As the wind whips past him, ruffling his fur, he searches for a home. But where can he go? Each warm place has been claimed, and there is no room for a bear, no matter how little. Suddenly he sees a flickering of light, orange and bright against the snowy ground. A house! As Snow Bear pushes open the creaking door, he feels warmth spread over him. There's a girl by the window, and, somehow, deep down, Snow Bear knows that he is home. A heartwarming, wintry read, perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You?

The Somethingosaur

The Somethingosaur

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2014

An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by award-winning picture book creators Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. A unique take on the 'Where's My Mummy' scenario in which an egg crackles open and out steps a little creature - the Somethingosaur. He searches for his mum among the dinosaurs but she's nowhere to be found. But is the Somethingosaur really a dinosaur... or something even more exciting? And will he ever find his family and home? A warm, funny and jaunty rhyming text ,full of adventure, that's great to read aloud.

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus Board Book

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus Board Book

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 03/07/2014

Shake, shake, shudder near the sludgy old swamp. The dinosaurs are coming! Get ready to romp! Join in with Triceratops, Stegosaurus and their friends as the dinosaurs stir up a dinosaurumpus! Instantly appealing with its irresistible rhyming text and exuberant illustrations. Another sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees. Now in a strong board book format, to withstand many rumpus readings!

The Somethingosaur

The Somethingosaur

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by award-winning picture book creators Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. A unique take on the 'Where's My Mummy' scenario in which an egg crackles open and out steps a little creature - the Somethingosaur. He searches for his mum among the dinosaurs but she's nowhere to be found. But is the Somethingosaur really a dinosaur... or something even more exciting? And will he ever find his family and home? A warm, funny and jaunty rhyming text ,full of adventure, that's great to read aloud.

The Jungle Run

The Jungle Run

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Here come the animals, one by one. They're all getting ready for the Jungle Run. Cub turns up to take her place but the others say, 'You're to small to race . . . ' Cub may be little compared to the other animals, but she's quick and clever and she knows just how to show the rest of the jungle what a winner she is.

Tec and the Litter Band 02b/Red B

Tec and the Litter Band 02b/Red B

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Tec the detective turns up again for another mystery. This time, Tec sets out to discover that he is the culprit as the litter came out of a hole in his pocket! * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text types - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * A story map on pages 14 and 15 offers children the chance to recap and discuss the story. * Look out for the other Tec stories in this series - Tec and the Hole, and Tec and the Cake.

Tec and the Cake Band 02a/Red a

Tec and the Cake Band 02a/Red a

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Who ate the cake? Tec the detective follows the crumbs to find out. Children follow Tec as he trails his suspects, until he finds the vital clue that leads him to the guilty party! Martin Chatterton's colourful illustrations bring the characters of Tec and his faithful hound vividly to life, and provide lots of talking points throughout the story. * Red A/ Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. A simple pictoral summary at the end of the book provides an opportunity for the children to recap and check understanding.

Bumblebees, Sweets and a See-Through Stomach BC Lime A/3C Bumblebees, Sweets and a See-Through Stomach Lime A/NC 3C

Bumblebees, Sweets and a See-Through Stomach BC Lime A/3C Bumblebees, Sweets and a See-Through Stomach Lime A/NC 3C

Author: Tony Mitton, Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

All Afloat on Noah's Boat

All Afloat on Noah's Boat

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2012

Noah's Ark is busy and noisy, and it's not long before the animals begin to get grouchy. Clever old Noah hatches a plan for an incredible creature cabaret to get the Ark swinging again. But what amazing act will appear for the finale? 'A different take on the Noah story, particularly through the illustrations, which are fantastically vibrant.' - Bookseller

Seal Hunter: A Magic Beans Story

Seal Hunter: A Magic Beans Story

Author: Tony Mitton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2011

Duncan MacKinnon is an ordinary fisherman who lives in a croft by the sea. Everything is going swimmingly well for him, until one day a mysterious stranger knocks at his door . . . This story is a magic bean. It may not look much like a bean, but I can promise you that it is. For if you plant it in a young mind, it will grow into a love of story and reading. These beans are favourite fairytales and legends that will delight, thrill and thoroughly entertain. Each story has been brilliantly crafted by one of the best-loved writers for children. This story was published by David Fickling Books as part of the Magic Beans anthology. The complete anthology is available in hardback and in ebook format.

Puff the Pup Band 02a/Red a

Puff the Pup Band 02a/Red a

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Puff the pup is digging a hole and finding lots of interesting things. But what does he find right at the bottom of the hole, and what is hidden inside it? This energetic story by Tony Mitton is illustrated by James Cottell. * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type: A simple story with a familiar setting * Children can recap the stages of the story in the flow chart on pages 14-15. * Ideas for guided reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee

Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

If you take your rocket to the outer edge of space, you'll come across a funny little alien place. The alien peoples call it Planet Zum-Zee, and they're meeting here today for a special picnic tea. Join the space party on Planet Zum-Zee! Meet the crazy creatures and share their deliciously funny food. This is another fun-filled read-aloud story from this ever-popular author/illustrator team.

Amazing Animals: Fantastic Forest

Amazing Animals: Fantastic Forest

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2010

Young children will love joining Bird, Mouse and Rabbit as they hike through a North American evergreen forest to meet some truly amazing animals. From a black bear in search of a snack to a stinky skunk, there's a different animal on every spread, plus many additional creatures to find along the way! This delightful picture-book series is the perfect introduction to some really wild animals. Each of the AMAZING ANIMALS books features simple, easy-to-read text and bright, fun illustrations of creatures in their natural habitat.

Jolly Olly Octopus

Jolly Olly Octopus

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn't long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his friends and the whole sea bed is awash with sea creatures chuckling away. But, oh no! Here comes Shark! Suddenly things aren't quite so funny any more. The incredibly successful Tony Mitton and Guy Parkrer-Rees pair up again to bring you this bright and delightful rhyming romp.

Plum

Plum

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Ranging from the haunting to the hilarious,PLUM was the first collection from Tony Mitton, who has become a major voice in the world of poetry for children. With beautiful illustrations by acclaimed artist Peter Bailey, this is a poetry book which should be read by everyone who has ever laughed at the sound of a word, cried at the twist of a story or asked a question that has no answer. To view a video of Tony Mitton reading poems from Plum, click here

A Very Curious Bear

A Very Curious Bear

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

One bright morning, on a walk in the woods, Little Bear is filled with wonder...and questions! Why does the sun come and light up the day? Why does the wind rush around in the air? Why does the stream seem to gurgle and babble? Luckily, Big Bear has all the answers! A beautifully written portrayal of the tender moments shared between a daddy bear and his cub, from award-winning poet Tony Mitton and illustrated in atmospheric detail by the incredibly talented Paul Howard.

Amazing Machines: Brilliant Boats

Amazing Machines: Brilliant Boats

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2007

Come aboard with a crew of wacky animal sailors in this bright and breezy picture book. Machine-mad pre-schoolers will love learning about all different types of boats - from sailboats and fishing trawlers to ferries and luxury liners. An audio CD attached to the inside back cover allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines picture books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD were published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.

Cool Cars

Cool Cars

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2007

Buckle up and take a car journey with three dotty animal drivers in this bright and breezy picture book. Machine-mad pre-schoolers will love learning about all different types of automobiles - from taxis and limousines to convertibles and racing cars. An audio CD attached to the inside back cover allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines picture books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD were published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.

Super Submarines

Super Submarines

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2007

Dive beneath the sea with an animal crew in this bright and bouncy underwater adventure. Machine-mad pre-schoolers will love learning about life on a submarine - from how it works to where the crew sleep. An audio CD attached to the inside back cover allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines picture books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD were published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.

Tough Trucks

Tough Trucks

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2007

From rubbish trucks to concrete mixers, from tippers to tankers, this jolly picture book includes all different types of trucks. Machine-mad pre-schoolers can go along on a fantastic truck ride, learning about where the drivers eat and sleep while they are on the road. An audio CD attached to the inside back cover allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD were published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2007

A trio of wacky animals invite readers to hop aboard and learn all about trains. From steam trains to diesel trains, all different types of locomotives rattle through the pages of this appealing picture book. The zippy wordplay and zappy art will delight pre-school train enthusiasts. An audio CD attached to the inside back cover allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines picture books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD were published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.

All Afloat on Noah's Boat

All Afloat on Noah's Boat

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2007

Animals of all shapes and sizes abound in this latest edition of much-loved, funny and very different take on the story of Noah's Ark. A brilliant book that children will soon know off by heart. Noah's amazing Rainbow Ark is busy and noisy, and it's not long before the animals begin to get cabin-fever. Clever old Noah hatches a plan for an incredible creature cabaret to get the Ark swinging again. But what amazing act will appear for the finale? A sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Come and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2007

Jump aboard the fire engine in this picture book with playful art, brave animal firefighters and a brilliant picture dictionary. The enclosed CD lets children follow along with the jolly rhyming text, with music and fun sound effects to accompany the reading. It's the perfect way to learn about boats - at bedtime, on car journeys, or anytime at all!

Super Submarines

Super Submarines

Author: Tony Mitton, Ant Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2006

Spookyrumpus

Spookyrumpus

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2005

Bong! Goes the bell in the rickety tower, Twelve times...that means it's Spooky Hour. Listen! Hush! Oooh, what's that sound? The midnight spooks are coming round. The creepy countdown has begun, so get ready to giggle at funny, floaty ghosts, clickety-clackety skeletons and terrific tromping trolls! A real rollicking, romping, rhyming story with hilarious illustrations - perfect for every little monster!

Tec and the Cake Band 02a/Red a

Tec and the Cake Band 02a/Red a

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Who ate the cake? Tec the detective follows the crumbs to find out. Children follow Tec as he trails his suspects, until he finds the vital clue that leads him to the guilty party! Martin Chatterton's colourful illustrations bring the characters of Tec and his faithful hound vividly to life, and provide lots of talking points throughout the story. * Red A/ Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. A simple pictoral summary at the end of the book provides an opportunity for the children to recap and check understanding. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Tec and the Litter Band 02b/Red B

Tec and the Litter Band 02b/Red B

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Tec the detective turns up again for another mystery. This time, Tec sets out to discover that he is the culprit as the litter came out of a hole in his pocket! * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text types - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * A story map on pages 14 and 15 offers children the chance to recap and discuss the story. * Look out for the other Tec stories in this series - Tec and the Hole, and Tec and the Cake. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Tec and the Hole Band 02a/Red a

Tec and the Hole Band 02a/Red a

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Tec the detective has found a hole in the ground - but who dug it? Children follow Tec as he trails his suspects, until he finds the vital clue that leads him to the guilty party! * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * Tec's investigation involves many suspects, all of whom can be seen and discussed in a character line-up on pages 14 and 15. * Tec and the Hole is one of three stories by Tony Mitton about Tec the detective. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2003

Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes gather in the latest edition of a much-loved energetic book. Jurassic-fans everywhere will enjoy this timeless and exciting prehistoric romp. Join in with Triceratops, Stegosaurus and their friends as the dinosaurs stir up a dinosaurumpus! But what's this? Terrifying Tyrannosaurus is about to gatecrash the party. Will he eat them all? With its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Come and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

Down By The Cool Of The Pool

Down By The Cool Of The Pool

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your child's attention unitl it's time to say goodnight! Join sprightly Frog and his energetic farmyard friends frolicking down by the cool of the pool - flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing in the watery wonderland. In the latest edition of a much-loved book, animal-fans everywhere will enjoy this watery romp - with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations and lots of noises for joining in this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Celebrating 15 years in print - come and copy the animals and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

Lighthouse Reception Red: The Three Bears

Lighthouse Reception Red: The Three Bears

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

This collection of infant reading books works as the skills-focused backbone of guided reading resources, with step-by-step skills coverage and the full range of genre. The scheme correlates to the NLS and the Scottish 5-14 Attainment targets for children. The readers in this scheme feature a wide range of genres (including non-fiction) and are levelled to Book Bands , the grading system recommended by the NLS. Within each Lighthouse band the books are organized in order of challenge, so each session moves children on. Each reader has an accompanying teaching notes booklet which gives guidance on teaching a range of reading skills.

Literacy World Fiction Stage 1 Mrs Dippy

Literacy World Fiction Stage 1 Mrs Dippy

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/1998

Literacy World is evolving with the renewed Framework to provide all the support you need to deliver Shared Reading and Writing, Guided Reading, ICT and Speaking and Listening at Key Stage 2/P4-7. A wealth of quality resources, exceptional teacher support and complete differentiation makes Literacy World your only choice for fiction and non-fiction at Key Stage 2/P4-7.

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