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Sarah Courtauld - Author

About the Author

Sarah Courtauld is a fresh and funny new voice in children’s fiction.  She won the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award in 2012 and the BAFTA/ Rocliffe New Writing Forum 2012, judged by a panel including Jennifer Saunders and Chris Addison. 

Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon is her first novel, and the start of a fantastic news series for younger readers.

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Other books by Sarah Courtauld

Art Sticker Book

Art Sticker Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld, Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Discover some of the best loved paintings in the UK National Gallery in this informative sticker book. Learn about the lives of the artists and how they worked, and the amazing stories and hidden meanings behind some of their paintings. Includes links to specially selected websites where you can zoom in on the paintings and find out more.

Impressionists Sticker Book

Impressionists Sticker Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld, Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

A beautifully illustrated introduction to some of the best-loved Impressionist artists, including Monet, Degas, Pissarro and Manet. Discover their lives, the stories behind their paintings, and how they changed art forever. Published in association with the National Gallery, London, with over 100 stickers and links to websites to find out more.

Story of Art Sticker Book

Story of Art Sticker Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2018

This is a charmingly simple introduction to some of the world's greatest works of art and when they were made - from the first cave paintings to modern masterpieces. It is produced in association with the National Gallery, London. It features over 140 stickers of paintings and other works of art to place on the pages. It is packed with fascinating facts and stories about the pictures and the artists who made them, plus internet links to find out more. It is arranged by period, including a timeline for reference. It features over 70 original works of art, plus many extra details and enlargements, and lively cartoon-style illustrations.

Impressionists Picture Book

Impressionists Picture Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

This beautifully illustrated book is packed with artwork by some of the best-loved Impressionist artists, including Monet, Degas, Pissarro and Manet. Discover their lives, the stories behind their paintings, and how they changed art forever. With contents and index pages for easy reference, and links to specially selected websites to learn more.

The Wombles: Wellington and the Wombling Machine

The Wombles: Wellington and the Wombling Machine

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

The magic of the Wombles is brought to life in this fresh new series for younger readers. Wellington has invented a brilliant recycling gizmo. When he pops two old things into it, one helpful new thing pops out the other side! Orinoco decides to have a go. He tries to make a gadget to do his work for him, but what comes out is the 'Wombling Machine' - a contraption that guzzles rubbish at astonishing speed! The machine goes on the rampage, gobbling everything in its path. Who has the gumption to stop it in its tracks? Hurry up, Wellington, the Wombles need you! This Wombles story, full of amazing mash-ups and incredible inventions, is perfect for today's younger readers.

Art Picture Book

Art Picture Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2017

This beautifully illustrated book is packed with artwork by some of the best-loved Impressionist artists, including Monet, Degas, Pissarro and Manet. Discover their lives, the stories behind their paintings, and how they changed art forever. With contents and index pages for easy reference, and links to specially selected websites to learn more.

Kings and Queens Picture Book

Kings and Queens Picture Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld, Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2017

A highly illustrated picture book featuring photographs and portraits of British kings and queens from the 10th century to the present day. Children can wander through a gallery of monarch-themed pages, which include the Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians, Queen Victoria and Britain's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Buckle And Squash And The Monstrous Moat-Dragon

Buckle And Squash And The Monstrous Moat-Dragon

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2015

Buckle and Squash and the Land of the Giants

Buckle and Squash and the Land of the Giants

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

The sequel to Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon by Sarah Courtauld - winner of the 2014 Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. A funny quest adventure featuring two very different sisters, a magical snail and a giant who loves to play with dolls' houses . . . Here begins a tale of Eliza, who wants to become a swashbuckling hero, and Lavender, who dreams of being a fairy-tale princess. When Lavender casts a spell to make herself tiny, becoming a giant's birthday present was never part of her plan. Unfortunately, this giant loves dolls' houses and isn't letting her new toys out of her sight. Can Eliza and Lavender come up with a cunning plan to escape? Where have all the gentle giants gone? Is the Holy Snail really magical? How many socks can their goat, Gertrude, actually eat? And what's for dinner? This book might answer these questions, but then again it might not . . . A brilliantly funny quirky story for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Mr Gum.

Kings and Queens Sticker Book

Kings and Queens Sticker Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2014

A sticker book featuring over 100 stickers with portraits of British kings and queens from the 10th century to the present day. It allows children to match the stickers to their frames on the themed pages, which include the Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians, Queen Victoria, the Windsors and a special Diamond Jubilee display for Queen Elizabeth II.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A rip-roaring adventure story, this is the story of Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel, retold for younger readers. Intrepid explorer Professor Liedenbrock leads a dramatic expedition to an Icelandic volcano, where a secret tunnel leads to the very centre of the earth. One of over 250 titles in the Usborne Reading Programme - developed with experts - this book is in the highest of the seven levels and suitable for confident readers.

Pocket Puzzle Book

Pocket Puzzle Book

Author: Sarah Courtauld, Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

A portable puzzle book that is suitable for school bags, car seats and even pockets. Presenting bendable spine for easy-opening and easy-to-write-in pages, it features illustrations that bring life to mazes, word searches, number puzzles and logic problems of all kinds. It also includes answers to all the puzzles.

First Reading Two Bears (with CD)

First Reading Two Bears (with CD)

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2011

Seven titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making this book and CD easy to store together. The Young Reading series is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.

White Fang

White Fang

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2010

The classic tale of White Fang, half-wolf, half-dog, by Jack London retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Bears

Bears

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2010

This title offers a fascinating look into the world of bears for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. It is full of facts about what bears like to eat and how cubs spend their first day. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, it includes several pages of reading-related puzzles and internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2009

The classic swashbuckling adventure by Anthony Hope retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. When Rudolf Rassendyll, a young Victorian gentleman, travels to Ruritania, all he expects is a pleasant summer holiday. But when the King is kidnapped, he soon becomes involved in a plot to rescue him. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Monkeys

Monkeys

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2009

This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Children will love finding out about the different species of monkey across the world, including their habitats, diets and habits. A great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.

Frogs

Frogs

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2007

This work contains two new titles in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. It offers information to readers telling young readers all about the fascinating worlds of frogs and bugs. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

The Story of Slavery

The Story of Slavery

Author: Sarah Courtauld Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2007

A compelling account of the story of slavery from ancient times, through the sugar plantations of the Caribbean and America to the slave trade's official abolition 200 years ago. Recounts the stories of individual slaves, including their journeys and escape stories, and the slave trade in the 21st century. Usborne Reading Programme has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. Young Reading Series 3 is designed to provide more complex stories for confident readers.

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