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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.

Photo taken from publisher's website.

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 Illustrator: 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

Level 3 - True Story

Level 3 - True Story

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Dad tells Sam a story. Is it all true? Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 2 - I'm Sorry!

Level 2 - I'm Sorry!

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Oh no! The dog is being naughty. I'm sorry! Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 4 - What does an illustrator do?

Level 4 - What does an illustrator do?

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. What do you know about illustrators? Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters, working towards A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 2 - Dressing Up

Level 2 - Dressing Up

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Play dress up with Jack, Lily and Sue! Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 2 - I'm Sorry!

Level 2 - I'm Sorry!

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Oh no! The dog is being naughty. I'm sorry! Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 2 - Dressing Up

Level 2 - Dressing Up

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Play dress up with Jack, Lily and Sue! Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Cat and Dog in a Mess Band 02a/Red a

Cat and Dog in a Mess Band 02a/Red a

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

When Cat and Dog play in the park, Dog gets into a mess. Cat tries to tidy him up, but ends up getting even messier! This funny story features the lively characters Cat and Dog and is written by Shoo Rayner, author of Red 2B Bot on the Moon. This is a Red A/Band 2A book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme and is a simple story of fiction with a familiar setting for early readers. Character profiles on the final spread help children compare and contrast Cat and Dog. The focus phonemes in this book are e, s and c (ck). Other phonemes practised are a, t, i, n ,c, o, r, m, d, g, u, l, h ,f and b. Cat and Dog in a Mess is paired with the simple non-fiction recount about cats, Red 2A Pet Cat, Big Cat. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. More stories about Cat and Dog can be found in Collins Big Cat guided reading series. Cat and Dog in a Mess is one of the top 10 books found to be 'easiest' to read - most accessible and appropriate for the reading level - in the 2019 What Kids are Reading report from Renaissance Learning. Other top 10 'easiest' books to read from the report include Bad Bat (9780007412891), No, Sid, No! (9780007421923), Sam and the Nut (9780007334995), The Magic Egg (9780007329182), Best Bird (9780007412853), Get Fit (9780007421961) and Got It! (9780007421930).

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