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Kjartan Poskitt - Author

About the Author

Agatha Parrot says: 'So far I've written out most of the words in my spelling book. I've also filled about 12 numeracy books, 9 literacy books and once did a project about how the sun makes plants grow which Miss Barking gave me a gold star for. This book took me AGES though! Well I didn't exactly write it, I just talked and the old man typed it out, but it took almost the whole afternoon. It would have been quicker if he hadn't kept stopping to check if he'd got any emails, but he never had. (What a loser!)'

Kjartan Poskitt is the well-loved author of many hilarious books for children including Agatha Parrot and the Murderous Maths series, translated into over 30 languages. With a background in children’s television, he is a tireless and brilliant performer.

Featured books by Kjartan Poskitt

Other books by Kjartan Poskitt

All Shapes and Sizes

All Shapes and Sizes

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

MURDEROUS MATHS: All Shapes and Sizes is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why shapes are super and measurements are magic! With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn all about tricky triangles cut through the cake crisis suss out spangled angles - and much more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

The Brain-Bending Basics

The Brain-Bending Basics

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

MURDEROUS MATHS: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller coaster overview into the utterly nutty world of maths. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn to become mathematical masters discover all about the impossible race find out how numbers can have superpowers - and more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve, Trevor Dunton and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskittfans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

The Secrets of Sums

The Secrets of Sums

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

MURDEROUS MATHS: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: tackle the terrible times table master diabolical division conquer fractions - and much more! Illustrated by Daniel Postgate and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

The Magic of Maths

The Magic of Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

MURDEROUS MATHS: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019, children can: discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator perform amazing card tricks read minds - using the power of maths! Illustrated by Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

The Runaway Pea

The Runaway Pea

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

It's time for tea, but one pesky pea has decided to ping himself off the plate in search of a party! The rogue pea shoots, flings and bounces across the kitchen as he embarks on his perilous adventure - but will he find the fun he is looking for or is the kitchen a scarier place than he thought? This quirky caper from debut duo Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore will show you just what can happen when you take your eye off your dinner for a second!

Harry (Houdini)

Harry (Houdini)

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

First Names is a series of fun, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduces some truly amazing individuals who lived incredible lives, to an audience of young readers. True life stories of the most amazing people EVER! Meet HARRY HOUDINI, the brilliant escape artist who thrilled the world with his death-defying stunts and awesome showmanship. Find out how he was inspired by a man with no head, why he kept asking to be put in jail (and how he got out again) and why he dangled upside down from a crane 120 feet up in the air. Get to know HARRY on first name terms.

Mali Awyr: Llanast

Mali Awyr: Llanast

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2018

Maths Quest: Escape from Hotel Infinity

Maths Quest: Escape from Hotel Infinity

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Seeking shelter from a storm, your troubles have only multiplied ... can you get to grip with numbers and Escape from Hotel Infinity? Use your problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge to help save the day! Finding the answers will enable you to advance through the story, following the clues which are dotted along the way, and learning more about maths with every step you take. Following on from series one of Maths Quest, this is one of four new adventures that will help you develop your maths skills whilst engaging in a gripping and thrilling adventure!

Codes

Codes

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

Did you ever want to send a message that only your friend can read? Or did you want to try and uncover a secret communication from someone else? If so, then here's everything you need to know about creating and cracking codesfrom the simplest substitution messages to the secrets of the well-known World War II coding contraption, the amazing Enigma Machine!The book includes information about:Substitution codesScrambling codesCodes containing unrecognizable symbolsOther message systems such as Morse code and flagsAnd how to make your own Enigma machine!Youll be thrilled as this amusing book takes you on a codebreaking adventure, learning ways to decode both simple and difficult puzzles, as well as provides you with a history on the cryptology. Filled with tips and enjoyable illustrations by Ian Baker, Codes will have you sending secret messages in no time.

Mali Awyr: Perffaith!

Mali Awyr: Perffaith!

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2016

Maths Adventure

Maths Adventure

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Novelty book Release Date: 28/01/2016

Lift the flaps and practise your maths skills on a jam-packed camping adventure holiday! Solve puzzles and answer fun questions about shapes, time, money, measurements, adding, subtracting, directions and much more! Join this exciting maths journey created by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the Murderous Maths series. This interactive, narrative approach to a core subject supplements what children aged 5+ learn at school. The familiar environment with lots of real-life examples makes maths fun and accessible, and there are over 50 flip-tastic flaps! Maths Adventure is the third title in the fantastic Flip-Flap Journeys series.

The Most Epic Book of Maths EVER

The Most Epic Book of Maths EVER

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

The Most Epic Book of Maths EVER (formerly The Murderous Maths of Everything) is one big book with (nearly) all the answers to everything in maths EVER. Readers can join the cast of crazy characters on a tour of the Murderous Maths building to discover the darkest and deadliest mathematical secrets, including: a sure-fire way how to make birthdays last twice as long, how the number 1 starts fights, how triangles lead to murder, and much more. Maths has never been so much fun!

The Magic of Maths

The Magic of Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Murderous Maths: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. Brand new for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator, perform amazing card tricks and even read minds! Illustrated by Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!

The Brain-Bending Basics

The Brain-Bending Basics

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Murderous Maths: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller-coaster overview into the utterly nutty world of murderous maths. Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn to become mathematical masters with simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through. Illustrated by Philip Reeve and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of murderous maths. Get ready to be amazed!

Shapes and Measures

Shapes and Measures

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Murderous Maths: All Shapes and Sizes is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why shapes are super and measurements are magic! Updated for the relaunch of the primary national curriculum in autumn 2014, children can learn all about tricky triangles, vicious circles, spangled angles and much more with simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through. Illustrated by Philip Reeve and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of Murderous Maths. Get ready to be amazed!

Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud

Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud

7+ readers

Author: Kjartan Poskittt Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2013

The fourth book in the hilarious Agatha Parrot series....be prepared for all the usual daft adventures from Agatha and her equally madcap friends, Martha and Ivy.

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Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy

Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2012

Agatha Parrot is the most exciting and hilarious comedy series since Mr Gum! But don't take our word for it . . . take hers! Helloooo! This story is about the time I was watching SING WIGGLE ANDSHINE on TV (the worst talent show ever WAHOO love it love it) but my evil brother James nicked the TV remote so he could watch football instead. Don't worry, I got my own back! All it took was a giant yellow cake, some fairies, a school fete and a big sofa cushion. Oh, and Dad ended up with his toenails painted, so does that all make sense to you? It will do when you've read this book ha ha wicked! Hope you like it, and thanks for reading this BLURB! Written by the hottest new prospect in children's books, Kjartan Poskitt, and illustrated by the artistic genius behind Andy Stanton's Mr Gum, David Tazzyman, Agatha Parrot is more brilliant than you could possibly imagine. Seriously - Try to imagine it. Nope, not even close. Anyway, it's the funnest of funny children's books.

Urgum and the Googoobah

Urgum and the Googoobah

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Urgum the Axeman is back for another rollicking adventure! None of the barbarians are prepared for finding a Googoobah in the cave but when they discover a plot to kidnap him, Urgum is determine to protect him - even if it means journeying to the depths of the Forgotten Crater!

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Maths with the laughs added in! * Why does a horse need hands? * How many metres are there on the head of a pin? * How dense are you? Find out in Desperate Measures - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.

Murderous Maths Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain

Murderous Maths Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

This work features maths with the laughs added in! How can maths rescue someone in deadly peril? Which famous mathematician was murdered? How did time begin? Find out in Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.

Murderous Maths Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind More Muderous Maths

Murderous Maths Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind More Muderous Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Maths with the laughs added in! \* How can maths save your life? \* Can you make a piece of one-sided paper? \* How can you be famous for ever? Find out in More Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.

The Phantom X

The Phantom X

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2003

Is maths making you miserable? Are you alarmed by algebra and flummoxed by formulas? Do equations make you quake? Look no further: The Phantom is here to banish algebraic agony for good. Find out what Grizelda the Grisly buys on a shopping trip to the Slaughter-o-Mart, face another diabolical challenge from Professor Fiendish, and enter the Murderous Maths testing laboratory in the disturbing disguise of a Pure Mathematician. Meanwhile, the gangsters discover that, sometimes, x = a big, fat nothing.

Professor Fiendish's Book of Diabolical Brain-benders

Professor Fiendish's Book of Diabolical Brain-benders

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2002

Criminal mastermind and evil genius Professor Fiendish has finally achieved his ultimate goal-a Murderous Maths book all to himself. And in a desperate attempt to warp the brains of readers everywhere he has filled it with utterly diabolical puzzles. Dare you face the challenge of. *the terrible writhing tongue tank of Fastbuck? *breadsticks at dawn with the gangsters? *the ultimate horror of the bottom of Fiendish's fridge? Pit your wits against everyone's favourite arch-enemy and see if you can solve the evil Professor's brain benders. Can you survive the Megavolt Vaults, the Darts of Doom or a game of Pass the Poison? Remember, it's not called Murderous Maths for nothing.

Murderous Maths

Murderous Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1999

More Murderous Maths

More Murderous Maths

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1999

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