Alan MacDonald - Author

About the Author

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

Alan later trained as a drama teacher at Nottingham University, but most of his work in connection with the theatre has been as a writer or director. Other jobs have included working as an editor and working in a day centre.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed.

Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

Featured books by Alan MacDonald

Superstar!

Superstar!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Angela's on a mission! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!

Worms!

Worms!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2006

Join Bertie as he tries to get out of a pink party, fails to be polite for a whole day and a makes really rubbish entry into the summer fair's flower arranging competition...

Other books by Alan MacDonald

Churchill: His Finest Hours

Churchill: His Finest Hours

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Yummy Scrummy

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Yummy Scrummy

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Oscar and the Dognappers

Oscar and the Dognappers

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The second book in a brilliantly funny new series from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Oscar's back . . . and he's got plenty to talk about! Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! In Sam and Oscar's second adventure, Sam's dad wants the whole family to get involved in his new business idea (a cafe with a rather unusual menu), but Sam's got other things to worry about when dogs start disappearing . . . can Sam and Oscar unmask the dastardly dognappers? A warm and funny series of doggy adventures, perfect for fans of Spydog, My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong, Horrid Henry and Pamela Butchart. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.

Ask Oscar

Ask Oscar

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A brilliantly funny new series from Dirty Bertie author, Alan MacDonald, featuring a pig on a bike, a Poopomatic, and a talking dog! Meet Oscar. He's no ordinary dog . . . Sam has wanted a dog for AGES, so when Oscar turns up on this doorstep he can't believe his luck. And when he finds out that Oscar's secret he can't believe his ears! Oscar thinks humans are silly and rather badly trained - but when the freedom of the town's dogs is under threat, Oscar's about to discover that a dog's best friend is his boy. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.

Burptastic Body Book

Burptastic Body Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Why are bogies green? Are boys smellier than girls? Does everybody fart - even teachers? Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly revolting habits - is back! Join him as he tours the human body to discover the weird, wonderful and plain yucky things happening right under our noses. From bad breath, smelly sweat and blood-sucking nits to funny bones, amazing brains and bionic burping, this book includes some delightfully disgusting details guaranteed to put you off your dinner!

Heaps of Havoc! Smash! Rats! Jackpot!

Heaps of Havoc! Smash! Rats! Jackpot!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from SMASH!, RATS! and JACKPOT!Join Bertie as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, crosses paths with a cheeky rodent and wins the lottery (or thinks he does)! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. .

Cyfres Academi Archarwyr: 4. Taran a Dydd y Farn

Cyfres Academi Archarwyr: 4. Taran a Dydd y Farn

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2017

Disco!

Disco!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Disco! his 29th adventure as he gets tricked into accompanying Angela Nicely to the school disco, becomes Royston Rich's slave for the day and cooks up a great escape for Gran and her friends on an ultra-dull trip to the seaside! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Starstruck!

Starstruck!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A fantastically funny series from Alan MacDonald and David Roberts, creator of Dirty Bertie. Angela Nicely is already well known to fans of Dirty Bertie after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss!, and now she has her very own series! Angela is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Whether she's tussling with Tiffany about who is the biggest super-fan, helping her mum win the Best Kept Garden Competition or trying her hand as an agony aunt, she's determined to cause a stir! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, The Bolds), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Prince of Pants

Prince of Pants

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

It's Prince Pip's birthday, and he can't wait to choose a pair of pants to wear on his special day. But when he goes to his pants drawer, it's empty! Where have all his pants gone? Could it be that the palace has planned a very special, pants-tastic surprise party? A royally funny picture book by an award-winning duo, with glow-in-the dark undies on the final page.

Monster!

Monster!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie as he turns Know-All Nick into a monster, gets stuck on a mountain with Dad and comes face to face with his French double! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Slurps and Burps Snow! Toothy! Dinosaur!

Slurps and Burps Snow! Toothy! Dinosaur!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Snow!, Toothy! and Dinosaur! Join Bertie as he tries to beat Know-all Nick in a sledge race, takes a reluctant trip to the dentist and goes on a dinosaur hunt! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Fame!

Fame!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie as he finds fame in front of the cameras, gets into a spot of bother on a fishing trip and becomes a modern-day Robin Hood. DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Cyfres Academi Archarwyr: 3. Melltith y Cwstard Cas

Cyfres Academi Archarwyr: 3. Melltith y Cwstard Cas

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Cupcake Wars!

Cupcake Wars!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

A fantastically funny series from Alan MacDonald and David Roberts, creator of Dirty Bertie, Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Perfect for young readers who are fans of Dirty Bertie. Whether she's having a bake-off against Tiffany Charmers, riding high at a pony party or snooping on her mysterious neighbours, she's determined to steal the show! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!

Thunderbot's Day of Doom

Thunderbot's Day of Doom

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Our heroes, Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog, face their toughest challenge yet - a weatherman gone bad! Thunderbot is determined to hold the country to ransom by controlling the weather - he even threatens to put the Queen in danger! With gadgets a-plenty, our young superheroes must battle through ice, snow, tornadoes and lightning strikes - but can they save the day? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

Aliens!

Aliens!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2015

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Aliens! his 26th adventure, as he prepares for an alien invasion, has a go at bird watching and tries to improve his school report! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Curse of the Evil Custard

Curse of the Evil Custard

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. When Dr Sinister hatches his latest plan to take over the world, and creates evil custard that turns children into deadly blob monsters, what better place to try it out than an unsuspecting school? Little does Dr Sinister realise that Mighty High is a school for superheroes - they are all acting ordinary to pass the school inspection! Can Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog come up with an anti-custard-dote in time? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

Whiffs and Sniffs Crackers! Pong! Pirate!

Whiffs and Sniffs Crackers! Pong! Pirate!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Crackers!, Pong! and Pirate! Join Bertie as he performs in the school nativity play, gives Miss Boot the fright of her life and tries his luck as a swashbuckling pirate! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Jackpot!

Jackpot!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2015

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Jackpot!, his 25th adventure, as he wins the lottery (or thinks he does), cooks up a storm in the kitchen and finds himself face-to-face with a demon dolly! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Alien Attack!

Alien Attack!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Stan and his friends are so busy preparing for their Heroes exams and having flying lessons that no one seems to realise that Miles has been abducted by aliens! Can fully-fledged superhero Captain Courageous lend a hand or will their fates be decided by a piece of bionic bubble gum? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

Dirty Bertie: Pant-tastic Sticker and Activity Book

Dirty Bertie: Pant-tastic Sticker and Activity Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2015

This brilliant full-colour sticker and activity book will tickle all Dirty Bertie fans aged five and up! Crammed with puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dots and, of course, pants! Includes over 400 stickers.

Puppy Love!

Puppy Love!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2015

Introducing Angela Nicely, a fantastically funny series from the creators of Dirty Bertie! Join Angela in three deliciously funny stories as she strives to prove that she always knows best! Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Perfect for young readers who are fans of Dirty Bertie Angela always knows best! Whether she's persuading her mum to buy her a puppy, casting her vote for Teacher of the Year, or causing havoc on a camping trip with the Brownies, she's determined to run the show! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!

Superstar!

Superstar!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Angela's on a mission! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!

A Dollop of Disaster Fetch! Ouch! Kiss!

A Dollop of Disaster Fetch! Ouch! Kiss!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2014

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Fetch!, Ouch! and Kiss!, A Dollop of Disaster would make an ideal birthday present or stocking filler for any Dirty Bertie fan. Join Bertie as he finds himself in the dog house over his new robot dog, comes a cropper in A&E and struggles to escape from the clutches of Angela Nicely! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Superhero School: The Revenge of the Green Meanie

Superhero School: The Revenge of the Green Meanie

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

From the bestselling author of Dirty Bertie. Stan Button had always dreamed of becoming a superhero. Then one day a letter arrives inviting him for an interview at the mysterious Mighty High School. To his amazement, Stan is offered a place - starting immediately. His superpower is `non-conventional', as are those of his two new best friends, but lessons in supervillain-spotting and tight-wearing mean they are soon ready to defeat the evil Green Meanie... who might just be none other than Professor Von Hardbum, a teacher at their school. Each adventure will be heavily illustrated throughout with fantastic art by Nigel Baines, for truly brilliant comic-book style fun.

Smash!

Smash!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2014

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Smash! his 22nd adventure, as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, tries his hand at a round of golf and joins Gran in a winning game of Bingo! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 15: The Worst Team in the World

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 15: The Worst Team in the World

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Reject Rovers are just one game away from making history in The Worst Team in the World. If they lose one more game they'll claim the record as the worst football team of all time. Can Kevin 'Panic' Taylor transform the team before Saturday? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 15: A Spell of Trouble

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 15: A Spell of Trouble

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Everyone picks on Franklin Hobbs in A Spell of Trouble. When he finds a book of magic spells he sees his chance for revenge. But things don't quite go to plan. Flying class-mates and a rhino loose in the school are just the start. Franklin is in big trouble. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: The Great Spaghetti Suit

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: The Great Spaghetti Suit

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Sue makes suits, but in The Great Spaghetti Suit she meets her toughest customer. None of Sue's suits are good enough for Bernard Bellow. Then Sue's son has an idea for a very special suit. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Fabulous Food Machine

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Fabulous Food Machine

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

It's Carlo's birthday party in The Fabulous Food Machine. Everyone in the village is coming. But the green cubes of food that the Fabulous Food Machines produce will ruin the party. Can Carlo and his grandfather stop the machines? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: Blackbones Saves the School

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: Blackbones Saves the School

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Blackbones Saves the School Class 4's new teacher is not like any teacher they have ever seen. He has a black patch over one eye and a dark curly beard. They hope he will stay. Miss Lupin, the Head, is not so sure... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: The Wrong Letter

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: The Wrong Letter

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Wrong Letter pony-mad Pippa can't wait to ride at the Junior Show and football-mad Flo is sure her team will win the Cup Final. One morning the postman brings two letters to Elm Road that mean both girls are in for some surprises... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Messy Ella

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Messy Ella

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Messy Ella tells the story of Ella, a messy hippo. Ella's sisters are always neat and tidy, but Ella is always mucky and messy. When the Prince invites them all to his birthday party, will Ella manage to stay clean and tidy? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Personality Potion

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Personality Potion

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Personality Potion Danny is scared to audition for a part in the school play. His Uncle Hal gives him a magic potion, it is green and fizzy and full of stars and it works wonders. Or does it? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Zombie!

Zombie!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Zombie! his 21st adventure, as he finds himself on the run from a zombified Eugene, discovers a new dance craze, and gets caught up in some monkey business on a trip to the zoo. Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book

Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book

Author: Alan MacDonald, Amanda Li Format: Novelty book Release Date: 14/08/2013

This brilliant full-colour sticker and activity book will tickle all Dirty Bertie fans aged five and up! It's jam-packed with fun puzzles, mazes and dot-to-dots, plus pictures to colour in - it'll keep kids entertained for hours, whether they're stuck inside on a rainy day, on a long journey or just deserve a treat! Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book brings in all kids' favourite characters from the wildly successful fiction series by David Roberts and Alan MacDonald, including Know-All Nick and Angela Nicely - not to mention Bertie's best pal, Whiffer the dog. Filled with gross-out humour, it's everything a Dirty Bertie fan could ask for! Plus, there are over 250 fantastic stickers to play with, so the fun will go on long after they've solved all the tricky puzzles. What's more, there's a fabulous cut-out-and-keep doorhanger and a Bertie standee.

Stinky Stories Mud! Germs! Loo!

Stinky Stories Mud! Germs! Loo!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Mud!, Germs! and Loo!, Stinky Stories would make an ideal birthday present or stocking filler for any Dirty Bertie fan. Join Bertie as he joins the school football team as the new goalie, attempts to catch his sister's horrible illness so he can stay off school, and finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Dinosaur!

Dinosaur!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. In Dinosaur! (Book 20 in the Dirty Bertie series) join Bertie as he takes Angela Nicely on a dinosaur hunt, bites off more than he can chew at the Easter fair, and gets into an alarming situation pet-sitting next door's cat!

Mayhem and Mischief 3 books in 1

Mayhem and Mischief 3 books in 1

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2012

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Burp!, Yuck! and Bogeys! Join Bertie as he stages a rebellion in the school dinner hall, has a sickly time at the fairground, and tries to give up his lifelong habit of picking his nose!

Pirate!

Pirate!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he samples life as a swashbuckling pirate, cooks up a storm in the poshest restaurant in town, and teams up with Dad at the School Sports Day in an attempt to beat Royston Rich!

The Magic Porridge Pot: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

The Magic Porridge Pot: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2012

Based on the traditional fairy tale The Magic Porridge Pot, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Find out what happens when a magic pot won't stop cooking porridge! Part of the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.

A Trio of Trouble

A Trio of Trouble

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Worms!, Fleas! and Pants! Join Bertie as he goes to Angela Nicely's pink party dressed as a worm, dares Know-all Nick to come to school in his pants, and takes a flea-infested Whiffer to the vet!

The Gingerbread Man: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

The Gingerbread Man: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2011

A retelling of The Gingerbread Man for early readers from Ladybird. Based on the traditional fairy tale The Gingerbread Man, this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people! This hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds This book is part of Ladybirds First Favourite Tales series - these retellings are perfect for introducing young children to classic stories and fairy tales, and the books are just right for those just learning to read. Look out for other books in the series: The Elves and the Shoemaker; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Gingerbread Man; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Germs!

Germs!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie in three hilarious new stories, Germs!, Stomp! and Babysitter!, as he attempts to catch sister Suzy's horrible illness, finds himself partnering Gran at a dancing competition and meets his match in the new babysitter who's even grubbier than he is!

Mud!

Mud!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Meet Dirty Bertie - world's grubbiest trouble magnet! Join Bertie in three hilarious new stories as he faces a barrage of footballs as the school's new goalie, battles to stay clean for the school photographer and has a spookily terrifying sleepover!

Bogeys!

Bogeys!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2009

Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits is back! Join Bertie in three brand new stories, Bogeys!, Magic! and Potty!, as he tries to stop picking his nose, gets more than he bargained for with a magic trick and drives a museum potty on a school outing!

Crackers!

Crackers!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's the world's grubbiest trouble-magnet and he's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas. Join Bertie for three comically chaotic Christmas stories as he makes his very own Christmas crackers, performs in the school nativity play and has to dress up as an elf to help out at Santa's Grotto.

My Book of Stuff

My Book of Stuff

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Dirty Bertie has his own fun-packed book of activities, chock full of entertaining stuff to do. All created by the Master of Muck himself, from join-the-nit puzzles to creepy crawly crosswords, this book is guaranteed to keep children quiet for hours ... apart from all the giggling! Contents include puzzles, word searches, word mazes, spot the differences, odd one outs, crosswords, revolting matching activities, revolting recipes, colouring, quizzes, things to make and do, Bertie's hilarious Top Tens and more!

Yuck!

Yuck!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Bertie devises a new scheme for making filthy lucre, has a sickly time at the fairground and manages to teach a toddler her first word: Bum!

Burp!

Burp!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Join Bertie as he stages a school dinner revolt, takes Whiffer to dog training and sabotages his sister's sleepover. It can only end in chaos!

Goat Pie

Goat Pie

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

When Ulrik Troll invites Grumpa for Trollmas (trollish Christmas) he thinks he is doing a good thing. Little does he know his parents have spun a few white lies about life in Biddlesden - its forests, mountains and healthy troll population. Fresh from Norway Grumpa is looking forward to seeing their wonderful new home. He isn't prepared for suburbia, or worse still - people. But most distressing of all, with no real forest where will they catch the goat for their traditional festive goat pie? They decide to steal a goat from the local farm, but when they bring the goat home, Grumpa doesn't react in quite the way they expected - is that fear in his eyes? Another adventure with the wonderful and hilarious troll family and their long-suffering neighbours the Priddles.

My Joke Book

My Joke Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Dirty Bertie has his very own joke book, packed full of disgusting jokes that are guaranteed to have you laughing your socks off! Why do apples on trees remind Bertie of bogeys?They're fresh, green and ready to pick! What wears a coat in the winter and pants all summer?A dog! Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?To get to the bottom!

Pants!

Pants!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2007

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Bertie's third book finds him facing the shame of losing a dare with Know-All Nick and having to wear his pants to school, playing the part of the dog in the local amateur dramatic society's production of Oliver! and taking Whiffer to Royston Rich's birthday party, where Whiffer leaves a very unwelcome present...

Worms!

Worms!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2006

Join Bertie as he tries to get out of a pink party, fails to be polite for a whole day and a makes really rubbish entry into the summer fair's flower arranging competition...

Scaredy Mouse

Scaredy Mouse

Author: Alan MacDonald, Tim Warnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2006

Nothing But Trouble

Nothing But Trouble

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

Nothing but Trouble is a story about prejudice. When Jay arrives at Glenwood Primary, Paul is assigned to look after him and be his 'buddy', but looking after Jay proves harder than he expected. Jay's family are travellers and the new boy doesn't say much or seem interested in making friends. But Paul soon discovers Jay has a secret - after school he goes to visit a family of foxes living in the garden of a derelict house. Slowly a bond between the two boys develops, but this proves difficult at school as Paul is forced to choose sides between his new friend and his old ones...

Beware of the Bears!

Beware of the Bears!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2005

Scaredy Mouse

Scaredy Mouse

Author: Alan MacDonald, Tim Warnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2003

Squeak is a scared mouse, a stay-at-home mouse, until the day he goes out in search of some chocolate cake. But what if he gets lost, or comes face to face with the ginger cat? With a piece of string tied to his tail so that he can find his way home, Squeak sets out into the dark, shadowy hall.

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