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Laura Owen - Author

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart (who also writes under the pen name of Laura Owen) comes from a background of selling children’s books, teaching, and children’s book publishing. She has been writing children’s books for about twenty years, with over eighty books published, ranging from a board book to novels for adults. You Choose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, was winner of Mumsnet’s Best Book of the Year for Three to Four Year Olds and it has been picked again and again by Bookstart as one of their books to give three-year-olds, (and by the Booked Up scheme to be given to twelve year olds. Pippa also writes the Winnie the Witch young fiction range under the pen name of Laura Owen. As well as writing, Pippa does lots of school visits and also teaches a Writing for Children module at De Montfort University. Pippa is currently helping her architect husband to build a new house! She has lived in Leicester for twenty-five years.

 

Featured books by Laura Owen

Winnie Takes All!

Winnie Takes All!

5+ readers

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

This fantastic boxed set includes two favourite Winnie books: Winnie Goes for Gold and Winnie Shapes Up. They come in a marvellous presentation slipcase and there's a fabulous free gift, too!

Other books by Laura Owen

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Brave the cold with Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, in two wintry stories. In Abominable Winnie, Winnie thinks 'abominable' means 'really nice'. She soon finds out she's wrong when she makes an abominable snowman! In Woolly Wilbur, it's a snowy day and Winnie's desperate for a cup of hot chocolate. But getting to the shops is easier said than done! These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Two mischievous stories about Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, getting into all sorts of trouble! In Winnie's Double, there's twice the trouble for Wilbur when Winnie casts a doubling spell a| on herself. In Winnie Minds the Baby, Winnie finds out it's not as simple as she thinks to look after a baby for the afternoon! These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Have fun in the sun with Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. In Hot Cross Winnie, Winnie and Wilbur are hot and cross with each other. But when Wilbur disappears, Winnie will do anything to find him. In Winnie Digs Deep, Winnie and friends dig for treasure one hot day - and end up with a cool surprise! These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Holiday Fun

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Holiday Fun

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Two funny stories about Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, on an unexpected holiday adventure. In Winnie's Wheels, Winnie and Wilbur head off on a mystery tour. But who knows where will they end up? In Winnie's Big Catch, a birthday fishing trip for Wilbur takes an unexpected turn when they end up catching more than just fish a| These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Two hilarious stories about Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, taking on two special jobs at school. In Shark in the Bath, Winnie gets more than she bargains for when she agrees to run the after-school club for a day. In Disgusting Dinners, Winnie gets a job as the school cook. But will anyone want to eat her cooking? These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Witchy Tales

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Witchy Tales

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Two fun-packed stories about Winnie, the world's wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. In Winderella, Winnie takes the starring role in a pantomime. But will there be a part for Wilbur? In Winnie's Book Day, Winnie reads stories to the school children - and really brings them to life! These heart-warming and hilarious stories are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence, with carefully levelled, accessible text and Korky Paul's wonderfully wacky colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise

Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise

Author: Laura Owen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

As they get ready for Chrsitmas Winnie and Wilbur go an epic quest to make sure Santa gets a present, too. A brand new story in a fabulous new format with stylish full colour illustrations, this is the perfect purchase for Winnie and Wilbur fans at Christmas. Part of the bestselling series that celebrates the wonderful relationship shared by Winnie and her cat, Wilbur. Since 1987 they have been delighting children and adults all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold.

Read with Oxford: Stages 5-6: My Winnie and Wilbur Reading and Activity Kit

Read with Oxford: Stages 5-6: My Winnie and Wilbur Reading and Activity Kit

Author: Laura Owen Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/08/2019

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in this reading and activity kit. With four hilarious stories, fun activities, spooky spell poster and reusable stickers, and top tips for parents, this kit will help develop your child's reading, writing and comprehension skills. The four stories have short chapters and are a great way for children who are beginning to read independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. The activity book includes quizzes on each story, witchy word games and fun creative writing activities. Your child can collect potion ingredient stickers to create their own spells on the poster. The kit also contains a parent leaflet offering tips and advice on how to approach reading and comprehension once your child is an independent reader. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

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