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Alison Ritchie - Author

About the Author

Alison Ritchie works as a freelance editor and writer and has published several children’s books. She lives in an Oxfordshire village with her two children and dog.

Featured books by Alison Ritchie

Me and My Grandma

Me and My Grandma

3+ readers

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

 Me and My Grandma is a heart-warming celebration of family from the creators of the best-selling Me and My Dad! and Me and My Mum! This gorgeous picture book is perfect for reading to little ones at bedtime.

Other books by Alison Ritchie

The FurFins: TinyTail and the Lost Treasure

The FurFins: TinyTail and the Lost Treasure

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Beneath the silvery waves, nestled in a kaleidoscope of colourful coral, lies the magical Kingdom of Coralia. This is where the FurFins live: TinyTail, StarTail, CherryTail and a host of underwater creatures including clown fish, Giggle and Hee-hee, Cariad the octopus and the Travelling Turtles. When TinyTail loses her first scale, she can't wait for the Scale Fairy to come and replace it with a glittering new scale. But disaster strikes when she drops her old scale in the deep ocean ... Luckily her best friend StarTail comes to the rescue. Packed with gorgeous colour illustrations, this charming underwater adventure is the first in an exciting new picture-book series featuring the endearing FurFins with their glittery tails and adorably furry faces!

Me and My Grandad

Me and My Grandad

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Grandad's my hero, he's funny and smart. I love my grandad with ALL of my heart. Little Bear's grandad is brilliant! He can make dens, build campfires and he gives the best bear hugs. And no matter what, he's always there for Little Bear . . .

Me and My Grandma

Me and My Grandma

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Little Bear loves to explore with Grandma! Together they climb trees, splash in puddles and catch fish for their tea. If only the day could go on for ever! Me and My Grandma is a heart-warming celebration of family from the creators of the best-selling Me and My Dad! and Me and My Mum! This gorgeous picture book is perfect for reading to little ones at bedtime.

Me and My Grandma

Me and My Grandma

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Little Bear loves to explore with Grandma! Together they climb trees, splash in puddles and catch fish for their tea. If only the day could go on for ever! Me and My Grandma is a heart-warming celebration of family from the creators of the best-selling Me and My Dad! and Me and My Mum! This gorgeous picture book is perfect for reading to little ones at bedtime.

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The big day has almost arrived and one little puppy is very excited about his first EVER Christmas. But with three drooling Dalmatians, six sausage-snaffling Scotties and every dog in town helping out, the festive season is a shambles! Will everything be ready in time for Christmas Day? Children will love picking their favourite dogs and spotting the puppy in busy scenes. This hilarious picture book is a great way to introduce children to Christmas traditions. 'Just the thing for dog lovers, this charming picture book gives the old Christmas favourite a canine makeover, and great fun it is too' LoveReading 'Festive scenes adorn every page and there's plenty here to help children build up anticipation. But with all these dogs on the scene, will anything get done? Great fun, with vibrant illustrations by Marisa Morea.' Parents in Touch

Santa Bear's Hat

Santa Bear's Hat

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

It's Christmas Eve and Santa Bear is ready to deliver all the presents. But first he needs to find his hat. Now, where CAN it be? With flaps, pop and a gatefold, this is a cosy Christmas story for cheeky little bears everywhere!

Tortoise and the Hare Turn and Tell Tales

Tortoise and the Hare Turn and Tell Tales

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Aesop's Fables are given a contemporary twist in this series of retellings with bright, graphic artwork. Featuring ingenious die-cuts, you can lift the page to reveal the tortoise in his shell, then, later, turn the page to show the hare being overtaken to lose his race. The upmarket format and stylish illustrations make this series of books perfect gift material.

What Bear Likes Best!

What Bear Likes Best!

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Bear really likes to have fun. But all of his friends are busy and he keeps getting in the way! Will it ever be time to play? What Bear Likes Best is from Level 1 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 1 is suitable for first readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 1: short, straightforward sentences basic, fun vocabulary simple, easy-to-follow stories of up to 100 words large print and easy-to-read design

Duck Says Don't!

Duck Says Don't!

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Goose has gone on holiday and Duck is looking after her pond. But Duck is a bit too enthusiastic... No splashing! No fishing! No racing! he quacks. Soon Duck becomes very bossy and puts up signs everywhere! Diving is forbidden! (Because Duck says so)No swimming! (By order of Duck in charge of the pond!) But all his friends start leaving... will bossy Duck learn his lesson before it's too late? A fun-filled tale about what happens when someone gets a little too self-important!

Jack's Mega Machines: The Dinosaur Digger

Jack's Mega Machines: The Dinosaur Digger

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Jack is an awesome mechanic whose workshop is unlike any other, when he drives through its magic doors he has thrilling adventures! Today Jack has to fix a digger, but when he takes it for a test drive he is transported into a land of dangerous dinosaurs. Will Jack be able to escape the terrible T-Rex in his dinosaur digger?

Duck Says Don't!

Duck Says Don't!

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2012

Goose has gone on holiday and left Duck in charge of her pond. But Duck is a bit too enthusiastic... No splashing! No fishing! No racing! he quacks. Soon Duck has put up signs everywhere! Diving is forbidden! (Because Duck says so). No swimming! (By order of Duck in charge of the pond!) But then all his friends start leaving! Will bossy Duck learn his lesson before it's too late?

Me and My Mum

Me and My Mum

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

It's Time to Sleep, You Crazy Sheep!

It's Time to Sleep, You Crazy Sheep!

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

Phoebe is in bed, trying to get to sleep, so she shuts her eyes and starts to count sheep. But the crazy sheep have other plans. Soon they have Phoebe all worn out with their madcap adventures.

Me and My Mum

Me and My Mum

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2009

Little Bear's mum is so clever, she can do just about anything. She can roar and skate and swim like a fish, and she's never afraid of the dark. But the thing she does best in all the world is holding her bear cub tight.

What Bear Likes Best!

What Bear Likes Best!

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Bear is having a lovely time doing his favourite things. He roly-polies down the hill, splashes in the river, scratches his back, and swings through the trees. He's sorry that all his friends are so busy though, because there is something that Bear likes best - and he can't do it without them!

Me and My Dad!

Me and My Dad!

Author: Alison Ritchie, Alison Edgson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2007

Little Bear and his dad do wonderful things - exploring high in the mountains, swimming in the rain and telling stories as the stars come out. But - best of all - they do everything together!

What Bear Likes Best!

What Bear Likes Best!

Author: Alison Ritchie, Dubravka Kolanovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Bear is having a lovely time doing his favourite things. He roly-polies down the hill, splashes in the river, scratches his back, and swings through the trees. He's sorry that all his friends are so busy though, because there is something that Bear likes best - and he can't do it without them!

Joey

Joey

Author: Alison Ritchie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2001

Joey doesn't see why he has to sleep all on his own while his mummy and daddy get to sleep together. He's only little and they're grown-ups. So every night he's given a different toy to keep him company and help him sleep until finally his bed is so full of toys all he wants is to have it all to himself again. And of course, then he sleeps soundly all night through.

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