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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.

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.

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.

Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple

Borgon the Axeboy and the Whispering Temple

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

The third in this dangerously funny new series for boys and girls age 7-9 from bestselling author Kjartan Poskitt, with illustrations by the one and only Philip Reeve. Borgon the Axeboy, barbarian extraordinaire, is back for another adventure! When Borgon and his friends the savages Hunjah and Mungoid stumble across a ruined temple in the Lost Desert, they wonder, is there treasure inside? Annoyingly, they need Grizzy's help to get in and find out. But can they dodge a dangerous blue rattlesnake, fire wasps AND stop the evil Zaffar from stealing the treasure..? This series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.

Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow

Borgon the Axeboy and the Prince's Shadow

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Borgon the Axeboy and his friends are going to watch the Shadow Trials - the most dangerous contest in the Lost Desert. But they didn't mean to join in! Then one of the contestants challenges Borgon . . . and barbarians NEVER refuse a challenge! After all, all he has to do is race up a deathly mountain, cross a sabre-tooth bear pit, avoid the vultures and escape a skeleton. What could possibly go wrong? With Asterix-style illustrations from award-winning author/illustrator Philip Reeve, this series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.

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!

Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast

Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A dangerously funny new series for boys and girls age 7-9 from bestselling author Kjartan Poskitt, illustrations by the one and only Philip Reeve. Borgon the Axeboy is the last barbarian in the Lost Desert and he's on a mission to track down the MOST DANGEROUS breakfast ever! He sets out to find the scariest dragon on the plains, but his annoying neighbour insists on tagging along. Grizzy is a little savage and far too nosey for her own good! But their adventure turns to peril when breakfast draws near. They'll have to learn to get along if they're ever going to survive . . . This series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.

Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud

Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2013

Agatha Parrot is the most exciting and hilarious comedy series since Mr Gum! But don't take our word for it . . . take hers! Hiya! What would you do if your smelly brother started getting emails from a mystery girl? Ha ha! OK, I admit it was my fault. My friend Martha had got into trouble with her mum and I was helping out, but things went a bit wrong, especially when the mystery girl started sending James loads of LOVE and KISSES like this XXXXX. Woo-hoo! Agatha Parrot. 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.

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.

Urgum and the Seat of Flames

Urgum and the Seat of Flames

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

You'll laugh your head off! The gods have been up to their tricks again! There's a new barbarian in the Forgotten Desert, and Moly is determined that her dad Urgum the Axeman is not to be outdone by a half-gorilla, half-budgie upstart with an attitude problem...

Urgum the Axeman

Urgum the Axeman

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

You'll laugh your head off. Urgum the Axeman is the fiercest barbarian the Lost Desert has ever known. But one fateful day Urgum returns home to find that not only has his wife redecorated his cave and installed a bathroom, but she's also produced a ten-year-old daughter. And, as Urgum will find out, Little Molly is a barbarian babe with attitude...

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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