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Eve Bunting - Author

About the Author

Eve Bunting lives in Pasadena, California. She is the author of many books for children published by Egmont and HarperCollins. Litte Bear's Little Boat is her first book for Bloomsbury.

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Cart That Carried Martin

Cart That Carried Martin

Author: Eve Bunting, Don Tate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2018

Scary, Scary Halloween Gift Edition

Scary, Scary Halloween Gift Edition

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

I peer outside, there's something there That makes me shiver, spikes my hair. It must be Halloween. Green eyes watch from the dark as skeletons dance, goblins skip, and ghosts float by. Come along to find a scary, scary surprise! With rhythm, rhyme, and just the right amount of fright, this is the perfect spooky story to share on Halloween! Featuring a striking new cover design at a new trim size in paper-over-board format.

The Memory String

The Memory String

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Each button on Laura's memory string represents a piece of her family history. The buttons Laura cherishes the most belonged to her mother - a button from her prom dress, a white one off her wedding dress, and a single small button from the nightgown she was wearing on the day she died. When the string breaks, Laura's new stepmother, Jane, is there to comfort Laura and search for a missing button, just as Laura's mother would have done. But it's not the same - Jane isn't Mom. In Eve Bunting's moving story, beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand, Laura discovers that a memory string is not just for remembering the past: it's also for recording new memories.

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2013

I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box? Simple rhymes - including socks, box, fox, and ox! - spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. I'm trying not to be depressed. Without my socks I feel undressed. Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue peeking out of duck's lace-up shoes and the mini-mystery is solved! Soft-hued, adorable pen-and-ink and watercolour paintings adorn this winsome story that shares the familiar experience of not really losing something after all.

Spying on Miss Muller

Spying on Miss Muller

Author: Eve Bunting Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2012

Before World War II began, Jessie Drumm and her friends at Alveara boarding school in Belfast liked their German teacher, Miss Muller. But after Jessie sees the teacher climbing to the roof at night, she and the others wonder if Miss Muller is a secret agent, signaling the enemy. Hoping to prove her favorite teacher's innocence, Jessie agrees to help spy on her. The escalating war, Jessie's family problems, a first romance, and the revelation of Miss Muller's real purpose intertwine in this suspenseful, sensitively written novel. Eve Bunting combines her own youthful experiences with a keen sense of the intense, sometimes painful process of growing up during wartime.

The Baby Shower

The Baby Shower

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2007

Reggie

Reggie

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2006

Alex and his dog Patch are out for a walk when the boy discovers a little toy mouse dressed in a red vest. He falls in love with the tiny creature -- promptly named Reggie -- and takes it home. Soon, lost mouse signs appear in Alex's neighborhood, but he ignores them -- after all, anyone who could lose such an adorable thing must deserve to lose it. His friend Brian tries to convince him to return the mouse to its heartbroken owner, but Alex won't hear of it. The boys quarrel, and poor Patch ends up in the middle. Brian storms off -- and so does the jealous Patch. When Alex calls the dog to his supper, the gate is open and Patch is gone. Alex and his parents search the neighborhood, but no Patch. They put up flyers, but still no Patch. Whoever's found a beloved pet like Patch wouldn't just keep him . . . would they? Alex's struggle to overcome selfishness rings true with young readers.

Snowboarding on Monster Mountain

Snowboarding on Monster Mountain

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2003

For Callie, with her serious fear of heights, the name Monster Mountain says it all. Why did she ever agree to a weekend of snowboarding with her best friend Jen? Jen is eager to brave the highest slopes and can?t stop talking about all her Olympic snowboard heroes. Callie is sick with fear. But her greater fear is that Jen will guess her secret, and that the new girl Izzy?an experienced boarder?will become Jen?s new best friend.Author Eve Bunting, inspired by her granddaughters? interest in the sport, took to the slopes herself. What she learned about snowboarding, the hard way, lends authentic detail to this story about friendship and fear.

Seriously Stinky Trainers

Seriously Stinky Trainers

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2003

Hilarious novel of boys competing in the Smelliest Sneaker competition. A competition with a difference is being sponsored by Slam Dunkers, makers of trainers even more famous than Nike! The kid who produces the smelliest, stinkiest, nastiest pair of trainers will win three pairs of prize footwear. The snag is that the smell has to be made by natural means, so, no washing feet for weeks, sleeping with your shoes on, jogging, no socks etc. Colin has tried everything and thinks he's produced the vilest pair in the world, he is sure to win the competition and impress Poppy, the girl he has a crush on. However, Colin's mum won't let him keep the sneakers in the apartment. Colin has to leave them outside door, much to the chagrin of his neighbours but delight to Bruno, a neighbour's dog! The trainers, naturally, get pinched. Colin is convinced that the unscrupulous Jack Dunn has nicked them, so a little counter thieving has to take place, but, uh oh, you don't mess with the class bully, particularly when he has a vile older brother. Missing trainers, bull dogs who think they are bloodhounds but won't follow a trail if it involves crossing a road, false accusations and good intentions gone awry all play a part in this story. In the end it's Poppy who wins the competition, along with Colin's heart. This is a very funny book and pitched right at a chlld's level. Combined with the warmth of family life and the value of good friends, it has a terrific feel-good factor as well as a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect for summer reading.

Anna's Table

Anna's Table

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2003

The Summer of Riley

The Summer of Riley

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

The ultimate boy and dog story. Heartwarming and inspiring story as a boy fights to keep his dog alive. For 8 - 12 year olds. Eleven-year-old William gets his dog after a stormy period in his life; his parents have separated, dad has just got engaged and then his grandfather dies without any warning. Though Riley is no substitute for Grandpa, he is a wonderful dog. Riley behaves impeccably, he comes when called; doesn't make puddles; sits up straight in the car and doesn't tear up the flowerbeds. He is, in fact, the perfect dog. UNTIL one day he goes beserk with a neighbour's beloved old racehorse. Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose something else that is close to him. Riley is taken away,... William and best-friend Grace start a campaign to save Riley.They get him a lawyer and get an action group together to raise money for his defence. The Press latch on to the story. Another action group is formed by the horse owner's friend and it's their intention NOT to save Riley. Polls are taken and the electorate are undecided. The final day of Riley's life dawns and it's going to take a miracle to save him. But William never gives up. Through sheer determination and hours surfing the internet, William comes up with the answer and the novel ends happily. An inspiring novel as William struggles to fight for what he believes in and about learning to accept life's changes. This is a hugely satisfying novel with a real feel-good factor. The pace is maintained to the end and it is a riveting read, particularly for animal-loving children.

The Memory String

The Memory String

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2000

So Far from the Sea

So Far from the Sea

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/1998

Laura Iwasaki's father was interned along with thousands of other American citizens of Japanese heritage during World War II. When her grandfather died he was buried in the internment camp and now that the family is moving this will probably be their last visit to Grandfather's grave.

Train to Somewhere

Train to Somewhere

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/1996

Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere...

Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust

Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/1994

The animals in the clearing were content until the Terrible Things came, capturing all creatures with feathers. Little Rabbit wondered what was wrong with feathers, but his fellow animals silenced him. Just mind your own business, Little Rabbit. We don't want them to get mad at us. A recommended text in Holocaust education programs across the United States, this unique introduction to the Holocaust encourages young children to stand up for what they think is right, without waiting for others to join them. Ages 6 and up

Fly away Home

Fly away Home

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/1991

Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust

Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1989

The animals in the clearing were content until the Terrible Things came, capturing all creatures with feathers. Little Rabbit wondered what was wrong with feathers, but his fellow animals silenced him. Just mind your own business, Little Rabbit. We don't want them to get mad at us. A recommended text in Holocaust education programs across the United States, this unique introduction to the Holocaust encourages young children to stand up for what they think is right, without waiting for others to join them. Ages 6 and up

The Wednesday Surprise

The Wednesday Surprise

Author: Eve Bunting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1989

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