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Rose Impey - Author

About the Author

Rose Impey is the author of over 110 children's books, including the bestselling Sleepover Club series, which has sold more than 1 million copies and has also become a television series. She has been shortlisted for the Smarties Children's Book Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and her books have been published in over eight countries. Rose lives in Birstall, Leicestershire. Read more about the author here.

 

Featured books by Rose Impey

The Get-rich-quick Club

The Get-rich-quick Club

9+ readers

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. Banksy and his friends are determined to get rich - and will stop at nothing with their wacky ideas to succeed!

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Other books by Rose Impey

Pandora's Box: A Bloomsbury Reader

Pandora's Box: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

A beautiful retelling of a classic Greek myth, perfect for fans of Geraldine McCaughrean. When the world was new and the gods ruled the whole of Earth, a large wooden chest was sent to a newly-married couple with a warning not to open it. The chest was hidden away with the thought 'out of sight, out of mind'. But curiosity is a powerful thing and it can't hurt to have one little look... can it? This retelling of the classic Greek myth from Rose Impey has engaging black-and-white illustrations by Peter Bailey and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 7+

Sir Billy Bear and Other Friends

Sir Billy Bear and Other Friends

Author: Rose Impey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/02/2019

Dumper Truck Danger

Dumper Truck Danger

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Today the Dino Diggers are building a petrol station for Mr Dei Nonychus, but disaster strikes when the town bridge collapses due to a storm. Time to call the Dino Diggers to the rescue! The third book in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together novelty included in every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! For fans of Amazing Machines and Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs.

The Titchy Witch Collection

The Titchy Witch Collection

Author: Rose Impey Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/06/2018

The Titchy Witch Collection

The Titchy Witch Collection

Author: Rose Impey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/06/2018

Crane Calamity

Crane Calamity

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Today the Dino Diggers are building a house for Mr and Mrs Triceratops, and new recruit Ricky Raptor is very keen to help out. What could possibly go wrong? Good job Bruno Brachiosaurus and his crane are on-site to help! The second in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together novelty included in every book! Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! For fans of Amazing Machines and Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs.

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Book 3

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Book 3

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2017

Sir Lance-a-Little is the bravest, cleverest knight in all the whole kingdom of Notalot - or so he likes to think ... Now available in paperback, a fantastic new series for younger readers from the creators of Titchy Witch. All Sir Lance-a-Little really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or a Most Annoying Fairy! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read all the Sir Lance-a-Little books: Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or the Most Annoying Fairy! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant Book 5

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant Book 5

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Sir Lance-a-Little is the bravest, cleverest knight in all the whole kingdom of Notalot - or so he likes to think ... Now available in paperback, a fantastic new series for younger readers from the creators of Titchy Witch. All Sir Lance-a-Little really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or a Big Bad Wolf! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read all the Sir Lance-a-Little books: Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Book 6

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Book 6

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Sir Lance-a-Little is the bravest, cleverest knight in all the whole kingdom of Notalot - or so he likes to think ... Now available in paperback, a fantastic new series for younger readers from the creators of Titchy Witch. All Sir Lance-a-Little really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or a Very Wicked Witch! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read all the Sir Lance-a-Little books: Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Book 1

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Book 1

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Sir Lance-a-Little is the bravest, cleverest knight in all the whole kingdom of Notalot - or so he likes to think ... Now available in paperback, a fantastic new series for younger readers from the creators of Titchy Witch. All Sir Lance-a-Little really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or a Big Bad Wolf! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read all the Sir Lance-a-Little books: Sir Lance-a-Little and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Book 2

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Three Angry Bears Book 2

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or Three Angry Bears! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant

Digger Disaster

Digger Disaster

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Meet Tyrone T. rex, Stacey Stegosaurs and the rest of the Dino Diggers - the best builders in Dino Town, who will never let you down! The perfect book for dinosaur and digger fans EVERYWHERE! Today the Dino Diggers are building a car factory, but disaster strikes when Tyrone T. rex hits a water pipe. OH NO! Time for the Dino Diggers to do what they do best! The first in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together novelty included in every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun. For fans of Amazing Machines, Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs and Bob the Builder.

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Book 6

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Very Wicked Witch Book 6

Author: Rose Impey Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2016

All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or the Terribly Ugly Troll! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lancelittle and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant Book 5

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Ginormous Giant Book 5

Author: Rose Impey Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2016

All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or the Terribly Ugly Troll! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lancelittle and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked Witch

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Book 4

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Terribly Ugly Troll Book 4

Author: Rose Impey Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or the Terribly Ugly Troll! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lancelittle and the Most Annoying Fairy Sir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Book 3

Sir Lance-a-Little and the Most Annoying Fairy Book 3

Author: Rose Impey Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

All Sir Lancelittle really wants is to defeat his Number One enemy, the dragon Huffalot. But something always seems to get in the way - whether it's his pesky cousin Princess Plum or the Most Annoying Fairy! Featuring a delightful cast of fairy-tale characters, these hilarious stories from a much-loved author will charm children and parents alike. Illustrated in full colour throughout and designed with beginner readers in mind. Read the rest of the Sir Lancelittle books: Sir Lancelittle and the Big Bad Wolf Sir Lancelittle and the Three Angry Bears Sir Lancelittle and the Terribly Ugly Troll Sir Lancelittle and the Very Wicked Witch Sir Lancelittle and the Ginormous Giant

Titchy Witch And The Get-Better Spell

Titchy Witch And The Get-Better Spell

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2015

When Titchy-witch's mum has the witchy-flu, Cat-a-bogus makes a big pot of Get-Better Soup. But Titchy-witch thinks a Get-Better Spell will do more good! Don't miss the rest of the Titchy-witch series, now reissued in a smart new livery.

Titchy Witch: The Birthday Broomstick

Titchy Witch: The Birthday Broomstick

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Titchy-witch thinks flying is easy-breezy. But when she sets off on her first solo flight, she finds that riding a broomstick is much harder than it looks! Don't miss the rest of the Titchy-witch series, now reissued in a smart new livery.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

All children grow up, all except one. The magical story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, has captivated generations of children. Rose Impey's sensitive adaptation of the story makes it accessible to younger children, while retaining the spirit of the original J. M. Barrie text. Ian Beck's enchanting illustrations superbly bring to life this much-loved fantasy - a valuable addition to every child's bookshelf and a perfect companion to the forthcoming film Pan.

Llama Drama

Llama Drama

Author: Rose Impey Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

The seventh animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife.It's a HUGE surprise when Farmer Palmer chooses Lewie the llama to guard his new lambs. It's the most important job on the farm and everyone thought he'd pick the biggest strongest, loudest llama.Lewie is the best at singing and dancing but is he a match for a cunning coyote?

Llama Drama

Llama Drama

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The seventh animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. It's a HUGE surprise when Farmer Palmer chooses Lewie the llama to guard his new lambs. It's the most important job on the farm and everyone thought he'd pick the biggest strongest, loudest llama. Lewie is the best at singing and dancing but is he a match for a cunning coyote?

The Get Rich Quick Club Book 1

The Get Rich Quick Club Book 1

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Banksy is dedicated to his ambition to become mega-rich through his various money-making schemes. His business partners - and next-door neighbours - are the Baxter Brothers. Billy has boundless confidence and enthusiasm, and Sam is six going on sixty. And then there's Dingdong, their cousin, who is reluctantly allowed to join in, especially if she can help them out of a tight fix... Two stories in one! THE GERBIL FACTORY When Sam tells Banksy and Billy the cost of a gerbil the boys quickly calculate the wonderful profits they could make if they went into the gerbil breeding business. The only trouble is it takes one of each sex to procreate and so far they only have two unwilling males... THE HAPPY HAIR SALOON Dingdong's grandma is visiting, which always means one thing - going for a haircut. But it also means she has a ten pound note. Ten pounds!! For a share of that Banksy, Billy and Sam will do the job and no one will be any the wiser. Unbelievably, the results are not bad. And so, over half term their shed is rapidly converted to The Happy Hair Saloon...

Ten Little Babies

Ten Little Babies

Author: Rose Impey Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2011

A wonderful introduction to numbers as each page reveals babies involved in various crazy antics . . . until ten little babies lie fast asleep in their beds. With an easy-to-read rhyming text by Rose Impey and charming, humorous art by Nicola Smee, this is the perfect book for all young readers, whether they're learning to count or not.

Pirate Patch: Pirate Patch and the Abominable Pirates

Pirate Patch: Pirate Patch and the Abominable Pirates

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2009

Towering Turbot! Patch's ship is blown off course and ends up in the Far North. Look out, Patch. There might be some Abominable Snowmen about!

Animal Crackers: Tiny Tim

Animal Crackers: Tiny Tim

Author: Rose Impey, Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Tiny Tim is only a very small frog, but he has a VERY BIG jump. So will he win the Jumping Jubilee?

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

The hugely popular Sleepover Club series is back with a brand new story and a gorgeous new look. Meet Frankie, Kenny, Fliss, Rosie and Lyndz - five best friends who just want to have fun! In this new introductory story from series originator Rose Impey the five girls have their first ever sleepover together and become the best of friends. When their school rivals, the horrible M&Ms, steal their club mascot, the girls are determined to get revenge... As well as a great story this book tells you how to have your own brilliant sleepover party - with a list of things to bring, food to eat and games to play, you and your friends are guaranteed to have a fantastic time.

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2007

Some people, when they are told they must not do something, simply have to do it. Pandora is one of these people...Pandora is talented and the perfect companion for her husband, but she has this one fatal flaw. She tries her hardest to stay away from the wedding gift that she has been warned never to touch: a strange, carved box. Yet finally her curiosity gets the better of her and she opens it, thereby unleashing all the ills and evils into the world. But as Pandora despairs at what she's done, she sees one final thing remains in the box - a small thing called hope.

One Man Went to Mow

One Man Went to Mow

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2007

Everyone knows the childhood rhyme: One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow...well, this man takes his dog, Spot, who buries his bone - and then goes on to bury more and more outrageous items mostly borrowed bravely from the house of a nearby dog, until the dog finally retaliates and Spot has to find something else to bury...and it's just a step too far!!

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Terrible Toothache

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Terrible Toothache

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Monster is scared to go to the dentist, even though he has terrible toothache. Frog says he's an expert at pulling out teeth...but is he really?

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Big Adventure

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Big Adventure

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Frog wants an adventure, but Monster doesn't really like them. As they sail away in their little boat, Monster wonders if they will ever get home again...

Scout And Ace: The Scary Bear

Scout And Ace: The Scary Bear

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Trying to find their way back to Earth, Scout and Ace meet a grumpy bear who lives in a barrel. When they invite him on board the Superstar, the bear soon has his eye on the Captain's chair...

My Scary Fairy Godmother

My Scary Fairy Godmother

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2005

'Everyone should have a fairy godmother - if ever a girl needed one it was me.' When Isabella's mum becomes ill, Isabella has to go and live with her scary but glamorous cousin, Maxine. Maxine takes one look at mousy little Isabella and knows exactly what she needs - a complete makeover. At first, Maxine seems like one scary fairy godmother to Isabella, but as Izzy takes on the new identity Maxine has forged for her, she finds she is beginning to enjoy it...a little too much. Even Maxine isn't prepared for the monstrous results of her makeover!

The Woman who Fooled the Fairies Band 09/Gold

The Woman who Fooled the Fairies Band 09/Gold

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

There was once a woman who baked the best cakes in the whole world. The fairies loved her cakes. But they didn't want to buy them and the woman was far too clever to let anyone steal them. So the fairies decide to steal the cake-maker instead! What follows is a hilarious account of how the woman manages to escape the greedy fairies' clutches. This is a Band 09/Gold fiction book which offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. This is a traditional story with a story map on pages 22 and 23 that tracks the comings and goings of the unfortunate fairies to help children retell the story in their own words. This book supports learning around personal and social development and will encourage children to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair or unfair and what is right or wrong. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For another story in this Collins Big Cat book band for guided reading, try Animal Ancestors (9780007187010) by John Hughes.

Titchy Witch And The Frog Fiasco

Titchy Witch And The Frog Fiasco

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

Titchy-witch thinks the magic in her mum's Big Book of Spells is easy-breezy. But as she soon discovers, if you don't read it right, the spell may turn out all wrong!

Colour Crackers: Precious Potter

Colour Crackers: Precious Potter

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2002

Impey Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

Impey Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2001

Holly's Puppies

Holly's Puppies

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/1998

Once we were Desperate for a Dog, but now she's got FIVE puppies! When Button, Lady, Nipper, Noddy and Bruiser are born, everyone knows there's going to be trouble. Dad is adamant that the family are not going to keep ANY of the puppies. Certainly not. Out of the question. Absolutely no... no... no... no... NO! Naturally enough, the girls have other ideas and are keeping their fingers well and truly crossed. This is Rose Impey's fourth compelling Jets title about the two dog-crazy sisters and their canine shenanigans.

MORE DOG TROUBLE

MORE DOG TROUBLE

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/1995

Dad has decided our dog Holly needs to be trained. She's a bit fat and doesn't do what she's told. But Holly has other ideas! Our dog Holly wasn't really naughty - Dad just liked to complain about her. But when Dad decided to take her to dog training classes, it was Holly who had the last laugh, in a very unexpected way! Jets is a series of simple stories with lots of lively pictures, ideal for children who are just beginning to enjoy reading.

DESPERATE FOR A DOG

DESPERATE FOR A DOG

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/1988

You know how it is when you REALLY want something? Well, we're desperate for a dog. Jets is a series of simple stories with lots of lively pictures, ideal for children who are just beginning to enjoy reading. You know how it is when you really want something? Really, REALLY want something. That's how my sister and I felt. We really wanted a dog. But mum and dad kept saying no. We HAD to think of something to change their minds. I mean, we were getting desperate.

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