Wendy Cooling - Author

About the Author

Wendy Cooling is an eminent figure in the world of children′s books. As a freelance consultant she works with schools, publishers, libraries and the government on the promotion of literacy and love of books. Wendy was a teacher of English in London secondary schools for many years and left to head up the then Children′s Book Foundation where she initiated the Book Start project, which is now run successfully throughout the country. She is an intrepid traveller - camel fairs in India being one of her favourites. Home is in Barnet.

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The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2007

A spellbinding collection of stories old and new, of real life and of magic. Some of the world's most imaginative writers have given us these tales: about Rohan who has a magic pencil and rubber; about Tommy and his enchanted barley sugar; about the little girl who saves the white bears and the West Wind who gives Laura a very special necklace. Enthralling, stimulating and very entertaing, these superb stories will transport listeners to the world of their imaginations - and beyond!

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2007

Meet an amazing range of characters in this exciting collection of stories chosen especially for listeners of around 7-years-old. Make the acquaintance of the princess in the tower block, eager to escape from frogs and princes in tights; or Horrid Henry who hates everything and everybody; and the old man who wishes he could cry like he did when he was young...All this and much, much more is packed into this unforgettable audiobook.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2007

Selected for children of around six-years-old, this is a terrific collection of stories. It contains funny tales, like the tale of the tortoises picnic, the story of how Anna-Magdalena overcame her fear and a great many more unforgettable characters, which will keep young listeners entertained for hours and hours. This wonderful compendium of stories, myths and magical tales is perfect for bedtime listening or sharing with friends.

Ten of the Best School Stories with a Difference

Ten of the Best School Stories with a Difference

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2002

Ten prize-winning authors each with a brand new story based on their own schooldays. Bernard Ashley, Malorie Blackman, Berlie Doherty, Paul Jennings, Margaret Mahy, Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Nimmo, Michael Rosen, Jeremy Strong and Robert Swindells. Brand new stories based on each author's own schooldays - sometimes funny, often poignant, always riveting. Written in each author's unique style and based on something that is common to every child in the country - SCHOOL. Authors as below: PAUL JENNINGSMICHAEL MORPURGOJEREMY STRONGBERNARD ASHLEYROBERT SWINDELLSMALORIE BLACKMANBERLIE DOHERTYJENNY NIMMOMARGARET MAHYMICHAEL ROSEN Stories of running away from school; getting the strap for punishments; vindictive teachers; boys who tell porky-pies; the shy girl who could only talk through her puppet; getting expelled [almost]; being an evacuee; original ways of getting out of being in the school play, as well as meeting one's own true love at school! Stories that contemporary schoolchildren will relate to in sharing the triumphs and disasters of their favourite authors' schooldays.

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classics from all eras. A new collection of Christmas stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, plenty of the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross and Malorie Blackman. Wendy Cooling, a former teacher and Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Book Trust), works as a freelance book consultant, reviewer and editor. She recently put together the successful millennium collection, CENTURIES OF STORIES. Wendy livesin Hertfordshire.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/1996

Children will be spellbound by the amazing characters in this fabulous collection - a greedy king, a very bad giant, a fairy queen and lots more... Perfect for eight-year-olds to share or read alone.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds edited by Wendy Cooling is a perfect selection of loved stories for all 7 year olds! Fifteen exciting stories from some of our best-loved authors, including Philippa Pearce, Rudyard Kipling and Francesca Simon. This brilliant collection is full of magic, mayhem and adventure! Find out how the camel got his hump, how Jimmy learnt to vanish and what Horrid Henry got up to on holiday . . . Perfect for seven-year-olds to share or read alone. ***With a gorgeous cover illustrated by Nick Sharratt*** Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds, edited by Wendy Cooling is essential reading for all six-year-olds! Fourteen brilliant stories from some of our best-loved authors, including Geraldine McCaughrean, Philippa Pearce and Penelope Lively. With a Martian in a supermarket, a monkey in trouble, and a magic pearl tree, there's something for everyone to discover in this special collection. Perfect for six-year-olds to share or read alone. ***With a gorgeous cover illustrated by Nick Sharratt*** Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds edited by Wendy Cooling brings together stories perfectly suited for every five-year-old. Seventeen exciting stories, full of adventure and magic, by much-loved writers, including Margaret Mahy, Ted Hughes and Malorie Blackman. From a naughty pirate to a very lonely lion, children will love the amazing characters they meet in this timeless collection! Perfect for five-year-olds to share or read aloud. ***With a gorgeous cover illustrated by Nick Sharratt*** Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.

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