Sue Mongredien - Author

About the Author

Sue Mongredien is a highly successful children's author of the Frightful Families and Royal Ballet School series, plus some of the bestselling Rainbow Magic books, as well as her Oliver Moon stories. She was born in Nottingham in 1970 and studied English at Leeds University. After graduating, she worked as an editor of Children’s Books at Random House and Transworld in London before leaving to go travelling around the world for 18 months. After returning to the UK, she worked for the OUP and then the BBC. She now lives in Bath with her family.

Sue Mongredien has had over 60 childrens’ books published, including the “Frightful Families” series, and she has contributed many titles to the “Sleepover Club” series. “Anyway You Want Me” is her first novel for adults.

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The Best Pirate

The Best Pirate

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

With pirate accessories to cut out and keep, this is the perfect picture book for all small pirate fans looking for a big adventure! Pirate Paul is the smallest pirate in the crew. He would love to climb the rigging, patch the sails, check for whales... or even scrub the portholes until they shine, if only he was allowed. The other pirates don't let him do a thing because he's too TINY. But when the rest of the crew get in trouble and fall into a nasty trap, it is little Pirate Paul who manages to save the day!

Harry and the Monster

Harry and the Monster

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

A warm and funny story by Sue Mongredien (author of The Secret Mermaid and Kitten Club) and illustrated by the wonderful Nick East (Who's For Dinner and Goodnight Digger), Harry and the Monster is the perfect bedtime book to help children with fear or anxiety about night terrors, night-time monsters or things lurking under the bed! One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head, suggests Mum. He won't be scary then! Can Mum's clever plan possibly work?

Super-Duper Dudley!

Super-Duper Dudley!

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2013

Dudley is a daredevil dog superstar! His best friend Bonzo thinks he's the best. But Bonzo has a hidden talent, and suddenly he's getting all the attention. Look at me! Dudley Dog calls to his friend Bonzo. Look at me! But wait! All the animals are too busy listening to Bonzo's sensational music to watch Dudley's latest act. Can Dudley learn to share the spotlight with his friend? A fun-filled book about a super-star dog learning to share the limelight from best-selling author Sue Mongredien (Before We Go To Bed, Kitten Club) and illustrated by Caroline Pedler (Don't Wake the Bear Hare!).

Before We Go To Bed

Before We Go To Bed

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2012

Barney is having a wonderful time - eating licky, sticky honey and splashing about in his lovely, bubbly bath. Before long, Barney and his Grandpa even end up bouncing on the bed! Will the two of them ever get to sleep?

The Princess and the Dragons

The Princess and the Dragons

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

When Megan winds up her music box, she's surprised to hear a tiny voice calling to her over the tinkling melody - it's the Fairy Queen from the Land of Eight Kingdoms, a magical place far away! The Fairy Queen has been imprisoned in the Magic Secrets Box by an evil enchanter, and needs Megan's help to break the spell... Megan is sent to the Kingdom of Golden Spires, where she meets the wilful young princess Paloma, who is preparing to take part in the annual jousting competition, despite her parents' disapproval. But just as the tournament begins, some terrifying dragons swoop down and kidnap Megan, mistaking her for the princess! Are they acting on Sorcero's orders? And how will Megan get herself out of this one?

The Enchanted Forest Mystery

The Enchanted Forest Mystery

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

When Megan winds up her music box, she's surprised to hear a tiny voice calling to her over the tinkling melody - it's the Fairy Queen from the Land of Eight Kingdoms, a magical place far away! The Fairy Queen has been imprisoned in the Magic Secrets Box by an evil enchanter, and needs Megan's help to break the spell... Megan is transported to the realm of the Evergreen Woods, and encounters a sweet fairy elf, Hayley, who is desperately trying to find two fawns who are missing from the Woodland Nursery. Megan can't help feeling suspicious - could the evil Sorcero have something to do with it?

The Silver City Ballet

The Silver City Ballet

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

When Megan winds up her antique music box for the first time, she hears a tiny voice calling over the sound of the music - it is the Fairy Queen of the Land of Eight Kingdoms, a magical place far away! She has been imprisoned in the box by the evil enchanter Sorcero, and needs Megan's help. Megan will need to venture into the magical land to break the spell imprisoning the Fairy Queen - all the while keeping her identity a secret. Megan's first adventure in the magical land takes her to Eliza Swann's Ballet Academy in Silver City, where a terrifying giant has turned up for a dancing lesson!

The Great Mermaid Rescue

The Great Mermaid Rescue

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

When Megan winds up her music box, she's surprised to hear a tiny voice calling to her over the tinkling melody - it's the Fairy Queen from the Land of Eight Kingdoms, a magical place far away! The Fairy Queen has been imprisoned in the Magic Secrets Box by an evil enchanter, and needs Megan's help to break the spell... This time, Megan becomes a mermaid and is sent to the Emerald Seas. Here she must help a mermaid called Celeste, who is always telling tall tales. When Celeste tells her friends about seeing a terrifying sea monster, no one will believe her - but this time she's telling the truth! It's up to Megan to befriend the creature to help break Sorcero's spell...

Before We Go To Bed

Before We Go To Bed

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2011

Barney is having a wonderful time - eating licky, sticky honey and splashing about in his lovely, bubbly bath. Before long, Barney and his Grandpa even end up bouncing on the bed! Will the two of them ever get to sleep?

Buster's Naughty Tricks

Buster's Naughty Tricks

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2011

Welcome to Kitten Club! Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia meet whilst choosing their adorable new kittens. Eager to stay in touch, the girls form Kitten Club so that they can get together each week and swap stories about their cute kittens! Lily's kitten Buster is terribly cute, but he's forever clawing the furniture and knocking precious things off shelves, and Mum and Dad are beginning to lose their patience. Lily makes excuses for Buster, but when he wrecks her costume for the school play, she's really upset. Can the Kitten Club girls come up with some ways to keep the naughty little kitten occupied and out of trouble?

Truffle's Secret Hideaway

Truffle's Secret Hideaway

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

Welcome to Kitten Club! Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia meet whilst choosing their adorable new kittens. Eager to stay in touch, the girls form Kitten Club so that they can get together each week and swap stories about their cute kittens! Molly adores her kitten Truffle, but she's worried that the little kitten is not happy living with her family. Molly's brothers often upset Truffle with their noisy rough-and-tumble games, and the family dog Harvey always steals her food! Molly notices that her kitten has started disappearing for hours at a time, then one day, Truffle doesn't come home at all... The Kitten Club girls promise to help Molly find her, but has Truffle run away for good?

Honey's New Friend

Honey's New Friend

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2011

Welcome to Kitten Club! Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia are the luckiest girls in the world - they've all got adorable new kittens! And to celebrate they're starting up their very own club so they can swap stories and pictures of their gorgeous new pets. Ella loves her gorgeous kitten, Honey, but Misty, the family's much older cat, isn't so keen. Honey likes to play, while Misty prefers peace and quiet, and soon the two cats are at war. The Kitten Club girls come up with ideas to help, but nothing works. Will Honey and Misty ever be friends?

Super-Duper Dudley!

Super-Duper Dudley!

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2011

Dudley is a daredevil superstar! His best friend Bonzo thinks he's the best. But Bonzo has a hidden talent, and suddenly he's getting all the attention. Can the two young pups share the spotlight and still be friends?

Ziggy's Big Adventure

Ziggy's Big Adventure

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Welcome to Kitten Club! Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia meet whilst chossing their adorable new kittens. Eager to stay in touch, the girls form Kitten Club so that they can get together each week and swap stories about their cute kittens! Ruby is thrilled when she and the girls decide to have a Kitten Club sleepover t her house - they are certain to have a brilliant time! The only problem is her lively kitten , Ziggy. He's so full of energy and often keeps Ruby up all night, clambering over her bed and licking her face! Can Ruby think of a way to keep Ziggy entertained so the girls can get a decent night's sleep?

The Secret Mermaid Seahorse SOS

The Secret Mermaid Seahorse SOS

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2010

Dive into this magical mermaid series from bestselling author Sue Mongredien, featuring gorgeously girly illustrations. There's trouble in the Undersea Kingdom. All the seahorses have vanished and the Animal-Keeper mermaids are desperate to find them. It seems an impossible task until Molly and her mermaid friend, Eloise, discover something curious in the rock pools - Readers will be enchanted by Molly the Secret Mermaid's daring ocean quests, full of gorgeous undersea detail and captivating characters, in this dazzling series for budding mermaids everywhere.

The Secret Mermaid Dolphin Danger

The Secret Mermaid Dolphin Danger

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2010

Dive into this magical mermaid series from bestselling author Sue Mongredien, featuring gorgeously girly illustrations. Bad magic is at work in the Undersea Kingdom - the dolphins are missing, and nobody knows where to find them. When Molly and her mermaid friend, Aisha, search the oceans they can hear faint calls for help but the dolphins are nowhere to be seen - Readers will be enchanted by Molly the Secret Mermaid's daring ocean quests, full of gorgeous undersea detail and captivating characters, in this dazzling series for budding mermaids everywhere.

Whale Rescue

Whale Rescue

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2010

Molly returns to the Undersea Kingdom to help Animal-Keeper mermaid Leila find the missing whales. When they investigate they find the whales trapped inside a lobster pot but before they can set the whales free Molly and Leila are attacked by the Dark Queen's menacing mud monsters.

The Dark Queen's Revenge

The Dark Queen's Revenge

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2010

All of the creatures missing from the magical Underwater Kingdom have been found now, except for the octopuses. When Molly and Animal-Keeper mermaid Iona track them down they are surprised to find that there are no monsters on guard. Then a basking shark brings the message that the mermaid palace is under attack from the Dark Queen.

Penguin Peril The Secret Mermaid

Penguin Peril The Secret Mermaid

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2010

Dive into this magical mermaid series from bestselling author Sue Mongredien, featuring gorgeously girly illustrations. The penguins have mysteriously disappeared from the icy seas and the mermaids are worried - where can they be? Molly and her mermaid friend, Phoebe, search everywhere. Could the Dark Queen be behind the trouble? Readers will be enchanted by Molly the Secret Mermaid's daring ocean quests, full of gorgeous undersea detail and captivating characters, in this dazzling series for budding mermaids everywhere.

Smokey's Great Escape

Smokey's Great Escape

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2010

Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia meet whilst choosing their adorable new kittens from a litter born at a local farm. The girls quickly become firm friends and they form Kitten Club so that they can get together and swap stories about their gorgeous new kittens! Mia adores her new kitten, but her parents are worried that she's so busy with after school clubs she won't have time to take care of him. Mia promises to be organized, but even with her best intentions she forgets to feed Smokey one morning, and when she gets home from school her lovable kitten has disappeared...

Ginger's New Home

Ginger's New Home

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia meet whilst choosing their adorable new kittens from a litter born at a local farm. The girls quickly become firm friends and form Kitten Club so that they can get together and swap stories about their gorgeous new kittens! Amy can hardly believe her luck when her mum and dad finally say she can have a kitten! She falls in love with cute Ginger immediately and can't help spoiling him with cuddles and kitten treats. But despite all her love and attention, Ginger falls ill...Can Kitten Club help solve the problem?

Mega Sleepover 6 Winter Collection

Mega Sleepover 6 Winter Collection

Author: Sue Mongredien, Fiona Cummings Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/08/2009

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief! In Sleepover Girls Go Snowboarding, the gang try staying cool on the slopes - with disastrous results! In Merry Christmas Sleepover Club!, Cinderella is the school panto - who will get the leading role? And in Happy New Year Sleepover Club!, Frankie's baby sister is born in the middle of the biggest New Year's eve party ever! Three fantastic Sleepover Club stories in one, all with a special wintery theme!

The Secret Mermaid Seaside Adventure

The Secret Mermaid Seaside Adventure

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2009

Dive into this magical new mermaid series, featuring gorgeously girly illustrations and fabulous ocean adventures from an ever-popular author.As Molly's underwater quests begin, she must help fellow mermaid Ella recover her piece of the magical conch shell in order to protect the coastline and prevent floods. But the Dark Queen's army of menacing sea creatures is hot on the mermaids' tails. When Ella is attacked by a bewitched orca and flung onto the nearby beach, Molly must learn to harness the mysterious powers of her magic conch necklace to save her.Readers will be enchanted by Molly the Secret Mermaid's daring ocean quests, full of gorgeous undersea detail and captivating characters, in this dazzling new series for budding mermaids everywhere.

The Secret Mermaid Underwater Magic

The Secret Mermaid Underwater Magic

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2009

Dive into this magical new mermaid series, featuring gorgeously girly illustrations and fabulous ocean adventures from an ever-popular author.Secret Mermaid Molly must help her mermaid friend Delphi to find the second piece of the enchanted conch shell in time to prevent a terrible oil spill. Unfortunately, Delphi's shell is guarded by a spiky sea urchin, and the only way they can tempt it away is by bringing it some treasure from a spooky shipwreck, where a great white shark lurks, ready to attack. Can they save the day with the help of some humpback whales?Readers will be enchanted by Molly the Secret Mermaid's daring ocean quests, full of gorgeous undersea detail and captivating characters, in this dazzling new series for budding mermaids everywhere.

The Secret Mermaid Return of the Dark Queen

The Secret Mermaid Return of the Dark Queen

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2009

In the climax to the mermaids' search for their pieces of the magical conch shell, Molly finds herself in the frozen seas of the Arctic. There she discovers that the Dark Queen has stolen the last conch piece and imprisoned ice mermaid Shivana.

Happy Birthday Oliver Moon

Happy Birthday Oliver Moon

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2008

Enjoy magical mayhem, hi-jinx and hocus-pocus in the illustrated adventures of Oliver Moon, Junior Wizard - full of gruesome details and extraordinary characters.Oliver can't wait for his birthday party...until a mix-up with the invitations means that he's lumbered with some unwanted guests. When food starts disappearing and presents go missing, it looks like Oliver's party is set for disaster. Can Oliver stop the party-poopers in time to have a magical birthday? The perfect present for any birthday boy, fans of Oliver Moon will snap up this brilliant new adventure.

Tigers Love to Say Goodnight

Tigers Love to Say Goodnight

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Do you know how a monkey tidies his toys? Or how a pirate has a bath? Or even, how a fairy washes her face? Find out how all your favourite storybook characters get ready for bed in this delightfully dreamy sleepytime story.

Oliver Moon and the Broomstick Battle

Oliver Moon and the Broomstick Battle

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2007

Oliver is excited about entering the junior wizards' broomstick obstacle race, but Bully Bogeywort is intent on ruining Oliver's chances of winning. Can Oliver overcome Bully's cheating tactics?

Oliver Moon's Fangtastic Sleepover

Oliver Moon's Fangtastic Sleepover

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2007

Oliver's class are going on a school trip to a haunted house museum and Oliver is really excited about the ghosts he might see. But he didn't plan on the swarm of vampires that arrive in the middle of the night.

Oliver Moon and the Christmas Cracker

Oliver Moon and the Christmas Cracker

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2007

Oliver is fed up when he finds out he's going to be spending Christmas with his bullying cousins, Thug and Thugette, and things just go from bad to worse when they play a nasty trick on him. But with a little inspiration from a magical Christmas cracker, he comes up with a plan to save the day.

Oliver Moon and the Spell-Off

Oliver Moon and the Spell-Off

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2007

It's embarrassing enough that Oliver's dad has a new job at Magic School, but then smug new boy Casper starts showing Oliver up too. So when Casper challenges Oliver to a magical duel, Oliver agrees. Can he really beat clever Casper and avoid the scary forfeit?

Oliver Moon And The Nipperbat Nightmare

Oliver Moon And The Nipperbat Nightmare

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Enter the magical world of Oliver Moon, Junior Wizard, in these fun illustrated adventures full of gruesome details and extraordinary characters. Oliver is thrilled when he is allowed to look after the class pet, Nippy the Nipperbat, for the Halloween holidays. But when Nippy disappears, Oliver must find a replacement. Unfortunately for Oliver, his new nipperbat is loud and rude and determined to cause as much trouble as possible...

Oliver Moon And The Dragon Disaster

Oliver Moon And The Dragon Disaster

Author: Sue Mongredien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2006

Enter the world of Oliver Moon, Junior Wizard, in these fun illustrated adventures full of gruesome details, extraordinary characters and a massive dose of magic. Everyone at Oliver's school is really excited about taking part in the annual Festival of Magic parade, but Oliver is stuck with the boring job of picking up the litter. When his little sister Witch Baby hatches a baby dragon at home, Oliver sees his chance to liven his role up. But things don't quite go to plan...

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