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Shoo Rayner - Author

About the Author

Shoo Rayner began his career as an illustrator in a garden shed near Machynlleth. He drew for Michael Morpurgo and Rose Impey, but editors kept encouraging him to write. Many years, and over 175 books later, Shoo, well known for his many fast-paced series for newly confident readers, has been building a worldwide following for his award winning how-to-draw videos on YouTube. Shoo Lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife and three cats.

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Featured books by Shoo Rayner

Dragon White

Dragon White

7+ readers

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

After his son was beaten in the competition to fly your own dragon in Shoo's first book about Tan, 'Dragon Gold', Ryan's dad is out for revenge. He knows there is a secret about Tan, Harri's supposedly 'toy' dragon. Ryan, Harri's new best friend, knows Tan is real and his dad forces him to give the secret away, testing Harri and Ryan's friendship to the limit. Ryan's dad is now obsessed with getting his own dragon in time for the May Parade...

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Dragon Gold

Dragon Gold

7+ readers

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/2014

What would you do if there was a school competition to make a dragon that can fly? Ryan always wins everything, thanks to his incredibly competitive dad. Ryan will have the state-of-the-art gadget like always. Harri would love to know what it feels like to win, just once, but there's no chance. And then someone new walks into Harri's mum's shop. Someone almost invisible. What you would do if there was a competition to make a dragon - and you had a dragon? 

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The Christmas Stocking Joke Book

The Christmas Stocking Joke Book

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/1989

Laugh until you cry with The Christmas Stocking Joke Book by Rayner Shoo. The ideal stocking-filler, bursting with fun-filled festive jokes and cartoons, this a joke book every child will love. A trusted Christmas favourite!

Other books by Shoo Rayner

Special Delivery

Special Delivery

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

A Helping Hand Band 06/Orange

A Helping Hand Band 06/Orange

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Twiggy the stick insect decides to leave the safety of his tree and see if he can help his fellow neighbours. But will they take his generosity for granted? This funny story is wonderfully written and illustrated by Shoo Rayner. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /ee/ y, e, ey /j/ g, ge, dge /oo/ u /w/ wh /v/ ve /igh/ y /c/ ch /f/ ph /ai/ a, eigh /s/ se /z/ se /l/ le /ch/ t, tch Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Pandora The most Curious Girl in the World

Pandora The most Curious Girl in the World

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Pandora The most Curious Girl in the World

Pandora The most Curious Girl in the World

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

How To Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy Easy step by step drawing guide

How To Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy Easy step by step drawing guide

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Euclid The Man Who Invented Geometry

Euclid The Man Who Invented Geometry

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

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