Kay Woodward - Author

About the Author

Kay Woodward has written many bestselling books, including Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide, The Big Jungle Hunt, Hooray for Piglet, Happy Feet, the Flower Fairies  series and The Dahlmanac.

Kay lives near the New Forest, Hampshire.

Featured books by Kay Woodward

Other books by Kay Woodward

What Would She Do?

What Would She Do?

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world to inspire and to empower. Created by an all-women team and illustrated by internationally renowned artists, What Would She Do? packs a feminist punch. From Cleopatra to Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie to Malala Yousafzai, learn about powerful and inspiring women throughout history in this incredible book! Covering female world leaders from centuries ago through to modern-day heroes, What Would She Do? is the ultimate guide to empowered women. Portraits created by hand-picked contemporary illustrators and snappy, compelling text bring these women's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young girls today. These trailblazers not only accomplished great things, but overcame the same issues that girls all over the world have to face in modern society: inequality, gender stereotyping, body shaming, bullying and much more. Each profile concludes with a What Would She Do... scenario that applies the subject's attitude to a relatable situation.

My Cutest Kitten Book (With Augmented Reality)

My Cutest Kitten Book (With Augmented Reality)

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meow! It's time to meet your furry new friend! The pages of My Cutest Kitten are bursting with the most adorable photos imaginable, plus all the info you need to know about keeping a new cat in tip-top condition. Then download the free app, point your phone or tablet's camera at the pages of the book... and say hello to your new Augmented Reality kitten! You can name your virtual kitty, play with it, and even choose the latest accessories for it. Keep it healthy and happy with toys to play with, its favourite food to eat, and capture photos of your most precious moments - ready to take pride of place in the My Cutest Kitten Hall of Fame. Also available: My Perfect Puppy

Stand Up, Stand Out

Stand Up, Stand Out

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet 25 of the bravest humans of all time! Stand Up, Stand Out! is filled with the incredible and inspiring stories of rebel heroes who stood up for what they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles. Portraits created by hand-picked contemporary illustrators and snappy, compelling text bring these people's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young readers today. From world leaders such as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to unsung heroes Irena Sendler (who rescued 2,500 children in World War 2) and Juliane Koepcke (who survived an airplane crash in the rainforest aged 17). Each profile concludes with a What Can You Do? section in which the story is related to everyday scenarios children might encounter, and suggests ways for them to show bravery or peacefully protest against injustice.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 6, Orange Book Band: Dancing Danger

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 6, Orange Book Band: Dancing Danger

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Dancing Danger is in Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, The Dancers, a duo of dancing super-villains, want to take over Hero Academy. Soon, their dance music is pumping out of the speakers around the school, and no-one can resist the urge to dance! Can Evan and Ben stop the Dancers from taking over Hero Academy? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Mr Gleam

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Mr Gleam

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Mr Gleam is in Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, the teachers at Hero Academy are away at a conference, and the heroes are relaxing after a busy week. As a reward for their hard work, the school fountain has been changed to hot chocolate! The heroes are thrilled, but everything is not as it seems Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Demolition Danger

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Demolition Danger

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Demolition Danger is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, wants to demolish Capability Way which means the school could be destroyed too. Will Jin be able to stop Ranter's wrecking ball? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Doctor Daze and the Bamboozler

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Doctor Daze and the Bamboozler

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Doctor Daze and the Bamboozler is in Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Evan and Nisha go to the Lexis City Gadget Show. By the afternoon, everyone there is acting very strange Can Evan save the day? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hatchimals: The Crystal Canyon

Hatchimals: The Crystal Canyon

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Join Ava and Oliver as they return to Hatchtopia in the third book in the Hatchimals fiction series. And they have a new magical friend - an Owlicorn! When they take their new Hatchimal friend on her first adventure to Hatchtopia, then soon find themselves with a mystery to solve. There are special crystals missing from Crystal Canyon! Can Ava and Oliver help the Hatchimals track them down . . . and keep their mischievous little Owlicorn out of trouble at the same time? This book also comes with exclusive collector cards!

My Perfect Puppy AR

My Perfect Puppy AR

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

With the My Perfect Puppy book and app, you can take care of your very own Augmented Reality pup! After all, what's better than a cute, bright-eyed and waggy-tailed puppy that can't wait to meet you? My Perfect Puppy is a unique puppy care book and app. The pages are bursting with the cutest puppy photos imaginable, plus all the info you need to know about keeping a new dog in tip-top condition. And that's not all, there are 13 special interactive pages. Download your free app, point your phone or tablet's camera at the book and say hello to your new virtual friend! You can name your puppy, feed it, play with it, and even choose the latest accessories. Keep it healthy and happy with exercise, tricks and training challenges, and capture photos of your favourite moments - ready to take pride of place in the My Perfect Puppy Hall of Fame.

What Would She Do?

What Would She Do?

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Meet 25 of the most powerful and inspirational women of all time. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are the incredible life stories of women from around the world to inspire and empower. Created by an all-women team and illustrated by internationally renowned artists, What Would She Do? packs a feminist punch. From Cleopatra to Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie to Malala Yousafzai, learn about powerful and inspiring women throughout history in this incredible book! Covering female world leaders from centuries ago through to modern-day heroes, What Would She Do? is the ultimate guide to empowered women. Portraits created by hand-picked contemporary illustrators and snappy, compelling text bring these women's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young girls today. These trailblazers not only accomplished great things, but overcame the same issues that girls all over the world have to face in modern society: inequality, gender stereotyping, body shaming, bullying and much more. Each profile concludes with a What Would She Do... scenario that applies the subject's attitude to a relatable situation.

Race Further with Reading: The Not-So-Brave Knight

Race Further with Reading: The Not-So-Brave Knight

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. When Billy is named a Knight he thinks it can't be that hard, until he discovers that he needs to be brave... Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Race Further with Reading: The Not-So-Brave Knight

Race Further with Reading: The Not-So-Brave Knight

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. When Billy is named a Knight he thinks it can't be that hard, until he discovers that he needs to be brave... Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: The Magic Pudding Pot

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: The Magic Pudding Pot

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2016

Mum loves to dish up vegetables for dinner, but the little girl is sick of them! One day the saucepan breaks and the little girl goes off to buy a new one. That's when she discovers the magic pudding pot... Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for 5-7 year olds starting to read independently.

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: The Magic Pudding Pot

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: The Magic Pudding Pot

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Mum loves to dish up vegetables for dinner, but the little girl is sick of them! One day the saucepan breaks and the little girl goes off to buy a new one. That's when she discovers the magic pudding pot... Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for 5-7 year olds starting to read independently.

Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer

Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Prince Jack is strong, rich, a top trampolinist and very, very handsome ... but he is also cursed. When he is pricked by a sword he, and his whole castle, fall sound alseep. It's up to the Princess Engineer to come and save the day.

Popcorn: Our Five Senses: Touch

Popcorn: Our Five Senses: Touch

Author: Kay Woodward, Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

This book shows how we use our sense of touch to find out about the world around us. Discover how touching works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of touch.

Countdown

Countdown

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

A pretty young girl begins a new life of misery when her mother dies and her father remarries. Nicknaming her Cinderella , the girl's stepmother and ugly stepsisters soon put her to work, and when a royal invitation to two wonderful balls arrives, she is cruelly excluded. On the night of the first ball, however, Cinderella is rescued by her fairy godmother, who magically conjures a fine ball gown and golden coach, and firmly instructs her to be home by midnight. The prince is enchanted by the beautiful Cinderella, but when the clock strikes twelve she hurries home, losing her glass slipper in her haste. With the sparkling shoe as his only clue, the prince sets out to find his mysterious new love...

Skate School Going for Gold

Skate School Going for Gold

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2010

Capturing the glamour, heartache and triumphs of Olympic figure-skating, this stunning new series whisks readers off to - quite literally - the coolest boarding school on earth. Frankie's made it to the Olympics and she's going for gold. It's a dream come true. Frankie and her team mates enjoy the buzz and excitement of the opening ceremony, but all too quickly Frankie realizes that the competition is going to be fierce. And there's one competitor who will stop at nothing to win - even if that means making false accusations about Frankie about a stolen lucky mascot. The pressure is on. Frankie could leave the competition empty-handed and with her reputation in tatters unless she clears her name. Can she keep a cool head and then skate to perfection when it matters most? A gripping new boarding school series with added ice, Skate School combines ambition, competition, friendship and fun. This compulsively cool read is sure to inspire budding sports stars everywhere - just in time for the Winter Olympics!

Skate School Stars on Ice

Skate School Stars on Ice

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2010

Capturing the glamour, heartache and triumphs of Junior Olympic figure-skating, this stunning new series whisks readers off to - quite literally - the coolest boarding school on earth. The spotlight is on Skate School as reality TV cameras zoom in on the skaters' lives recording the highs and lows of the grueling training regimes. Frankie's now working hard to compete in their ladies' singles World Championships. But in her free time she loves skating with the gorgeous Dylan and she finds herself falling for him. However, any hint of romance is strictly forbidden by Team GB coach, Madame von Berne, so Frankie and Dylan end up skating together in secret. Trouble is, with all the cameras around nothing can remain secret for long...and Frankie finds herself the star of the reality TV show, but in trouble with Madame - again! A gripping new boarding school series with added ice, Skate School combines ambition, competition, friendship and fun. This compulsively cool read is sure to inspire budding sports stars everywhere - just in time for the Winter Olympics.

Why Does Santa Ride Around in a Sleigh? . . . and Other Christmas Questions

Why Does Santa Ride Around in a Sleigh? . . . and Other Christmas Questions

Author: Kay Woodward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2005

The perfect stocking gift! Why Does Santa Ride Around in a Sleigh? answers all those Christmas mysteries you always wanted to know! A cool Christmas-themed book for girls and boys that explains the reasons for and the stories behind our festive celebrations and traditions. Why does Father Christmas have three different names? Was there ever really a Good King Wenceslas? Why do we eat mince pies? These questions and many more are answered along with a fun make-and-do Christmas activity. Entertaining and informative, the book is illustrated throughout in black and white. Kay Woodward has written many bestselling books for Puffin, including Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide, The Big Jungle Hunt, Hooray for Piglet and the My Secret World books. Kay lives in Hove, East Sussex.

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