Angela Mcallister - Author

About the Author

ANGELA MCALLISTER is the author of over 70 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book, Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey.

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Wild World

Wild World

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Hot, wet rainforest. What is hidden below your green roof? A steamy shadow-land Of strangle-vines, scrambling for a shaft of light, Lush leaves searching for a glimmer in the gloom... Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2018

Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare. Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children and stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. This lavish follow-up to A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.

Wild World

Wild World

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Hot, wet rainforest. What is hidden below your green roof? A steamy shadow-land Of strangle-vines, scrambling for a shaft of light, Lush leaves searching for a glimmer in the gloom... Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

There's chaos in the poodle parlour and a new hairstyle is on the loose in this red Early Reader story from KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL-shortlisted author, Angela McAllister. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mimi loves helping out at the Pretty Poodle parlour, so when Madame Shampoodle leaves her niece, Florence, and Mimi in charge for the day, the girls can't wait to have the salon all to themselves. But with demanding customers like the Wriggly pups and Truffle Truelove to deal with, can they make everyone happy without having any hair scares or doggy disasters?

A Mouse So Small

A Mouse So Small

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

It's time for Bear's winter sleep, but he's hungry. Millie Mouse is determined not to let her friend go to bed with a rumbly tummy, so she sets off to find some food. But gathering food is hard when you're so tiny. Millie won't give up though. She may be small - but she's got a BIG heart. Children will love this feisty mouse who is utterly determined to help - and to do everything herself. Follow Millie as she scampers through gorgeous autumnal scenes awash with gold and oranges. An adorable, warm story - perfect for snuggling up and sharing with your little one this autumn. From the author of Leon and the Place Between and the illustrator of Don't Wake the Bear, Hare!

My Mum Is a Supermum

My Mum Is a Supermum

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Watch out! Mums have superpowers! Milo's mum always knows what he's up to. She knows when he's using her saucepans to brew up magic spells. She knows when he's bouncing on his bed. She even knows when he's wrestling with giant sea monsters in the bath! But how does she do it? There can only be one answer: she must have X-RAY VISION! So one day Milo decides to put Mum's powers to the test... A brilliantly funny picture book from bestselling Alex T Smith.

A Mouse So Small

A Mouse So Small

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

It's time for Bear's winter sleep, but he's hungry. Millie Mouse is determined not to let her friend go to bed with a rumbly tummy, so she sets off to find some food. But gathering food is hard when you're so tiny. Millie won't give up though. She may be small - but she's got a BIG heart. Children will love this feisty mouse who is utterly determined to help - and to do everything herself. Follow Millie as she scampers through gorgeous autumnal scenes awash with gold and oranges. An adorable, warm story - perfect for snuggling up and sharing with your little one this autumn. From the author of Leon and the Place Between and the illustrator of Don't Wake the Bear, Hare!

Early Reader: Tilly and the Blue Pearl

Early Reader: Tilly and the Blue Pearl

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Tilly is a mermaid, and it's her best friend Marina's birthday soon. Tilly wants to find her the perfect present. When she sees a beautiful blue pearl in the spooky Seaweed Forest, she knows exactly what to give Marina - a necklace! But getting the pearl is more difficult than it seems - will Tilly be brave enough to do it? A delightful story from the author of THE PIRATES' PICNIC, set in a beautiful underwater world brought to life by illustrator Maxine Lee.

Winter's Child

Winter's Child

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect of unending winter is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Bigboots the Spider

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Bigboots the Spider

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet Spider in Bigboots the Spider. Nothing scares him. Spider boasts about the places he has been to, but when his sister follows him on an adventure he will need to be really brave. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Winter's Child

Winter's Child

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect the delay is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year.

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Sophie loves to dance. She dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true.

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

When Mr and Mrs Monster's three eggs hatch, the first two monsters are FRIGHTFUL and HORRID. Mr and Mrs Monster are delighted! But then the third monster hatches and he's fluffy and cute and PINK! Oh no...

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Yuck! That's Not a Monster!

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2010

Leon and the Place Between

Leon and the Place Between

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between! When Leon returns, not only do his brothers and sister believe, but we do too. With diecut holes into and out of the Place Between, the reader takes a journey right through the pages of the book, into the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith's breath-taking illustrations.

The Blue Rabbit

The Blue Rabbit

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Blue Rabbit slept in a very big bed with a very big pillow. But Blue Rabbit didn't feel lost in his very big bed because every night he had his Boy to cuddle. Blue Rabbit loves his Boy, and his Boy loves him! But one day Boy disappears and Blue Rabbit spends all of his time looking for Boy everywhere. His friends help him, but Boy is nowhere to be found. Gradually Blue Rabbit's eyes lose their sparkle, and his whiskers droop. Where on earth can Boy be? But finally Boy appears - sunburnt and happy, and the two friends are reunited.

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