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Caryl Hart - Author

About the Author

Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and is shortlisted for a third. She lives in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

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How to Find Egyptian Treasure

How to Find Egyptian Treasure

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Albie is putting the finishing touches to his sandcastle when a mysterious wind blows him all the way to Ancient Egypt! There he finds Tuti and Anka, the Pharaoh's children, and together they go on an exciting adventure to hunt for some lost treasure. But will they make it out of the dark catacombs in time for lunch? Ancient history has never been so much fun! Join Albie on a brand new adventure in this brilliant book by the bestselling author and illustrator pairing Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves!

Together We Can (HB)

Together We Can (HB)

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one is quite precious and that includes YOU! Award-winning Caryl Hart and Ali Pye have created a beautifully fun-filled and vibrant picture book showing children forming friendships and displaying kindness and compassion. The perfect rhyming read-aloud with joyous illustrations, this book celebrates diversity and inclusivity throughout and highlights how important togetherness is in our world.

Together We Can (PB)

Together We Can (PB)

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one is quite precious and that includes YOU! Award-winning Caryl Hart and Ali Pye have created a beautifully fun-filled and vibrant picture book showing children forming friendships and displaying kindness and compassion. The perfect rhyming read-aloud with joyous illustrations, this book celebrates diversity and inclusivity throughout and highlights how important togetherness is in our world.

Gyda'n Gilydd / Together We Can

Gyda'n Gilydd / Together We Can

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Let's Go Swimming!

Let's Go Swimming!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Bee pulls her shoes and socks off, Billy builds a heap of clothes. They wriggle into SWIMSUITS... Ready? Steady? GO! Join Billy and Bee in the fourth instalment of this First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go ...SWIMMING! The two friends wriggle into their swimsuits quickly, because there's so much fun to be had - jumping, splashing, kicking, playing pirates and, finally, floating on their backs like giggly, squiggly starfish! Gorgeously illustrated, this is a bouncy celebration of a first pool experience, perfect for reading with a toddler learning, or about to learn, how to swim.

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the third instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the seaside! They're building sandcastles, watching kites fly up high, eating ice cream and - for the very first time - feeling the splash of the sea and the crunch of the sand between their toes... A gorgeously illustrated, bouncy celebration of the seaside experience, perfect for reading with a toddler before (and during!) a trip to the beach.

The Princess and the Shoe

The Princess and the Shoe

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Princess Jasmine is not like her stepsisters. She hates long dresses and sitting still and would much rather take part in the big cross-country race. So, when a fairy godmother appears with a new pair of speedy magic trainers, well, it looks like her dream has come true! That is, until she loses one of her trainers . . . how will she even finish the race? But when she goes on to WIN, was it the magic trainers or was it Jasmine's determination and belief in herself?

Knock Knock Alien

Knock Knock Alien

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Pages of alien counting chaos will have youngsters laughing ... and learning! The follow-up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur and Knock Knock Pirate - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of How To Grow A Dinosaur, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. When some aliens blast her house off into space, it's up to this little girl to navigate among the stars. They need to find their home planet, but first they must avoid that black hole - eek! - and watch out for that space station! All without waking Gran . . . A hilarious way of introducing counting to young readers. And enjoy the other books in the series for more counting chaos - Knock Knock Pirate and Knock Knock Dinosaur! Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award. Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com

Let's Go to the Farm!

Let's Go to the Farm!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well . . . not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It's lucky she has some friends to help her.

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well . . . not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It's lucky she has some friends to help her.

Knock Knock Alien

Knock Knock Alien

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Aliens at the door can only mean trouble in this hilarious rhyming counting book that is out of this world! A little girl is in for an interstellar adventure when the noisy space invaders hijack her house to get home. Can she get back down to Earth - without waking Gran?! The follow-up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur and Knock Knock Pirate - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.

How to Ride a Polar Bear

How to Ride a Polar Bear

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

When Albie and his mum go to the museum, Albie has no idea what is in store for him. He know that museums are fusty and dusty and full of smelly things, but what he doesn't expect are igloos, wolves and a real life polar bear... Join Albie on a brand new adventure in this brilliant book by the bestselling author and illustrator pairing Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves! Going to the museum has never been so much fun! 'Hart is a rising picture book star.' The Bookseller Praise for How to Grow a Dinosaur: 'A pre-school crowd pleaser with a dinosaur battle to boot.' The Bookseller 'Full of fun and packed with bold colourful pictures, this action-packed story will really appeal to children and is a great way to extend their imaginations.' Parents in Touch

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?

One Shoe Two Shoes

One Shoe Two Shoes

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Shoes, shoes and more shoes ... this book is bursting with them. From party shoes and flip-flops to cowboy boots and clogs, there's a pair here to suit everyone. There's even a shoe house for a little mouse! Jolly, rhythmic text carries you playfully along in this delightfully stylish book that introduces colours and numbers in a gentle and fun way. Will appeal to adults and children alike.

Prince George Goes to School

Prince George Goes to School

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Prince George is starting school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns! How will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure? This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn't have to be scary. Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty: 'Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist' - Bookseller

Girls Can Do Anything

Girls Can Do Anything

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Girls come in all different colors and sizes. They delight and amaze us. They're full of surprises. Girls can do anything they want to do. And if YOU are a girl . . . You can do these things too! Give that special girl in your life wings to fly with this enchanting book that's all about the things girls can do. Whether she dreams of being a vet that heals people's pets, a firefighter that braves the flames, an astronaut floating in deep, dark space, or a fearless jungle explorer, there's nothing that a girl can't do. One size definitely does not fit all in this book: charming depictions of girls being scruffy or fancy, neat or messy, and everything in between are explored and celebrated, because each girl is unique and unlike all others. Empower young girls everywhere and let them know that being told you're such a girl is the greatest compliment of all!

Let's Go to Nursery!

Let's Go to Nursery!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Join friends Billy and Bee in the first instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre! Today let's go to ... nursery! It's Billy and Bee's very first day and, at the start, they feel a little shy. But soon they find out there are games to be played, friends to be made, and songs to be sung! A reassuring introduction to nursery that will ignite discussion and help very young children tackle all kinds of new experiences, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Lunch on a Pirate Ship

Lunch on a Pirate Ship

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Come with Jack on a quest for the perfect lunch - you never know who you might meet! Jack doesn't want to eat his boring old lunch. He'd rather have lunch on a pirate ship! But what do pirates actually eat?? Rotten fish stew - eeuuuwwww! And so begins a rollicking, imaginative adventure over sea, through caves and into the lair of a troll before Jack decides that actually Mum's cooking is pretty good after all. Crisp, characterful illustrations from Kristina Stephenson, creator of the best-selling Sir Charlie Stinky Socks series, complement this energetic, rhyming text by Caryl Hart. Perfect for fussy eaters, people who are too busy playing to come in for tea, and anyone who's ever eyed their dinner with suspicion.

Gall Merched Wneud Popeth!

Gall Merched Wneud Popeth!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Let's Go to the Seaside!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the third instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the seaside! They're building sandcastles, watching kites fly up-high, eating ice-cream and - for the very first time - feeling the splash of the sea and the crunch of the sand between their toes... A gorgeously illustrated, bouncy celebration of the seaside experience, perfect for reading with a toddler before (and during!) a trip to the beach.

Meisies kan enige iets doen

Meisies kan enige iets doen

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2018

Knock Knock Pirate

Knock Knock Pirate

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2018

A rhyming pirate counting book with a difference - the follow up to the hilarious Knock Knock Dinosaur - from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of How to Grow a Dinosaur, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?! Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award. Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com

Knock Knock Pirate

Knock Knock Pirate

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A rhyming pirate counting book that's full of surprises from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?! Also look out for Knock Knock Dinosaur and Knock Knock Alien

Say Sorry Sidney

Say Sorry Sidney

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be! When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners! Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others. 'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian

Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan Book 1

Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan Book 1

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu? An hilarious new series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, and he is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards, including the Stockport Award.

The Invincibles: The Beast of Bramble Woods

The Invincibles: The Beast of Bramble Woods

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Nell and Freddie have the BEST time camping. They eat ALL the marshmallows and play TRICKS on Nell's big brother and his nerdy friends. But the BEAST OF BRAMBLE WOODS wants to join in the fun too! EEK! From Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, the team behind the wildly successful 'The Princess and the...' picture book series, 'The Invincibles' series is perfect for children who are beginning to read alone.

Let's Go to the Farm!

Let's Go to the Farm!

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand-new First Experiences series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

Knock Knock Dinosaur

Knock Knock Dinosaur

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. Knock, knock! Who's at the door? One real live dinosaur! A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun . . . but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?! Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award. Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @ carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com

Knock Knock Dinosaur

Knock Knock Dinosaur

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East. Knock, knock! Who's at the door? One real live dinosaur! A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun . . . but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?! Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award. Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Princess Eliza is simply brilliant at making toys and gadgets but her mum wants her to start making friends instead.Not far away, the elves in Santa's Workshop are in a toy-making frenzy - withSanta ill, how will they ever get everything ready for Christmas? Luckily,Eliza arrives just in time...

Prince George and the Royal Potty

Prince George and the Royal Potty

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Princess and the Peas comes the perfect potty training book for little princes and princesses everywhere. Prince George wants to go on adventures, but his nappy keeps getting in the way! It must be time for the prince to use the Royal Potty. But will George ever get the hang of it? This royally funny rhyming adventure will help little ones discover that life without nappies is fun!

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From bestselling picture book author, Caryl Hart, winner of numerous awards, comes an hilarious story about not wanting to go to bed - a familiar theme in many households - help your child love sleeptime with this book. Whiffy Wilson thinks bedtime is boring. He wants to stay up ALL night long, playing his saxophone, building forts and learning magic tricks. Big boys like Whiffy NEVER go to sleep! Luckily, Whiffy's clever best friend Dotty is on hand with cosy pyjamas, exciting bedtime stories and a yummy nighttime feast. And before long, Whiffy Wilson discovers that bedtimes are the BEST! Willful wolf pups (and little children) will soon learn to love bedtimes with this funny and soothing story.

The Invincibles: The Hamster Rescue

The Invincibles: The Hamster Rescue

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

In Nell and Freddie's second adventure, it's Hamish the hamster to the rescue! Freddie Spoon is having a birthday party for the FIRST TIME EVER. Nell can't wait to go, until she realises that she's also supposed to be going to super-popular Lucy Perkins's party on the very same afternoon! Disaster! But luckily Nell is looking after Hamish the school hamster, and Hamish is a very smart hamster. He makes a surprise appearance at Lucy's snooty party and saves the day, then they all have LOADS OF CAKE! Hooray!

The Invincibles: The Piglet Pickle

The Invincibles: The Piglet Pickle

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In this first story, troublesome twosome Nell and Freddie go on a school trip to a farm, where they pet the animals and learn about how they live, and Freddie smuggles a piglet out in his backpack. He thinks he's saving it from becoming sausages. So Nell keeps it in her bedroom, gives it a bath and gets it involved in bringing a local crime wave to an end (with the help of her hilariously teenaged big brother, Lucas). Then they all go home for tea!

There's a Monster in My Fridge

There's a Monster in My Fridge

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

This fun split page book is full of scary monsters - doing silly things! A hilarious story from Caryl Hart with lovable yet atmospheric illustrations from Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of The Night Pirates.

There's a Monster in My Fridge

There's a Monster in My Fridge

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

This fun split page book is full of scary monsters - doing silly things! A hilarious story from Caryl Hart with lovable yet atmospheric illustrations from Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of The Night Pirates.

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

A perfect picture book to banish the first-day-at-school jitters, starring the most adorable wolf cub character. Whiffy Wilson doesn't know how to hold a pen and has never looked in a book, but fortunately his friend Dotty is on hand to show him that school is fun. Soon, Whiffy is in his element, and when he gets a gold star for all his work he realises that school is the BEST THING EVER! Multi-award-winning author Caryl Hart, and artist Leonie Lord reunite in this fantastic companion title to Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Wash. With Caryl Hart's funny story and Leonie Lord's fabulous art, schooldays have never been such fun!

The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Princess Sophie is fed up. She's EXHAUSTED and it's all because that grumpy old giant can't sleep - his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and takes a tasty bowl of porridge, a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket - all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing - the giant needs a bedtime story! Phew! Everyone lives (and sleeps) happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.

Foxy Tales: The Great Jail Break Book 3

Foxy Tales: The Great Jail Break Book 3

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life behind bars for these two hapless rogues? This is the third title in an hilarious series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Follow her at www.carylhart.com and http:/twitter.com/carylhart1 'Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T. Smith. Early reading made highly enjoyable.' Independent on Sunday

The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2015

Princess Sophie is fed up. She's EXHAUSTED and it's all because that grumpy old giant can't sleep - his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and takes a tasty bowl of porridge, a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket - all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing - the giant needs a bedtime story! Phew! Everyone lives (and sleeps) happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.

Foxy Tales: The Road to Fame and Fortune Book 2

Foxy Tales: The Road to Fame and Fortune Book 2

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu? This is the second title in an hilarious new series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. He is the World Book Day illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith These crazy characters also star in their very own picture books - Foxy Vs Egg and Catch us if you Can-Can. Alex's first fiction series, the bestselling Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

The Princess and the Presents

The Princess and the Presents

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Princess Ruby really is a horrid child - the most spoilt princess you could ever meet. And when it's her birthday, there are so many presents, the palace literally bulges at the seams. Was there ever a more selfish princess? But when the palace and gifts finally collapse upon the poor king, the tiny tyrant realises that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all. And, luckily for Ruby, it's never too late to make amends.

The Princess and the Presents

The Princess and the Presents

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Princess Ruby really is a horrid child - the most spoilt princess you could ever meet. And when it's her birthday, there are so many presents, the palace literally bulges at the seams. Was there ever a more selfish princess? But when the palace and gifts finally collapse upon the poor king, the tiny tyrant realises that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all. And, luckily for Ruby, it's never too late to make amends.

How To Catch a Dragon

How To Catch a Dragon

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Albie's trip to the library soon turns into a fun adventure with his new knightly friend. On their way to find some dragons they meet trolls, bears and a mysterious many-headed monster. Going to the library has never been so much fun!

Jack and the Beanstalk Band 02b/Red B

Jack and the Beanstalk Band 02b/Red B

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Jack's mum sends Jack to sell their cow so that they have food to eat. But instead of coming home with money, Jack comes home with magic beans that grown into a giant beanstalk. What does Jack find at the top? This retelling of the traditional tale is written by award-winning author Caryl Hart. * Jack's mum sends Jack to sell their cow so that they have food to eat. But instead of coming home with money, Jack comes home with magic beans that grown into a giant beanstalk. What does Jack find at the top? This retelling of the traditional tale is written by award-winning author Caryl Hart. * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Children can recap Jack's journey using the story map on pages 14-15. * Text type: A traditional tale * Curriculum links: Literacy

Catch That Rat

Catch That Rat

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

I went out this morning, and what did I see? A white, whiskered rat, looking straight back at me! With scratchy pink claws and a pink pointy nose it was dressed in some raggedy baggy old clothes. Then suddenly, SQUEAK! It jumped over my toes! QUICK! CATCH THAT RAT! The chase to catch the cheeky little jumper-wearing rat who is the star of this story leads a little girl, her granny, the postman and some builders on a crazy race through the house, all over town, on a plane... ending up in space! It takes a bright red alien with twenty-six eyes to explain the best way to catch that rat...

Plunge into the Pirate Pool

Plunge into the Pirate Pool

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

It's rainy and cold, and Albie's so tired that he doesn't want to go swimming. But when, Albie dives into the pool he finds himself swallowed by a shark-shaped submarine! He realizes these won't be any swimming lessons because this is a pirate pool! Join Albie as he goes on a underwater treasure hunt, meets scary underwater creatures and makes some pirate friends - swimming has never been so much fun!

Whiffy Wilson

Whiffy Wilson

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

There was a wolf called Wilson Who never brushed his hair. He never washed his paws or face Or changed his underwear. Will anyone be able to persuade Whiffy Wilson to change his grotty ways for something far less stinky? Peew! Let's hope so. A fantastically funny verse from the brilliant Caryl Hart, with grubby-but-great illustrations from the hugely talented illustrator of The Dirty Great Dinosaur.

Welcome to Alien School

Welcome to Alien School

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2012

When, one morning, Mum calls Albie for school, he really doesn't want to go, He's too busy playing space rescues with his toys. But, when Albie steps into the playground, he quickly realizes that this isn't any old school. It's Alien School and there's a big, shaggy alien heading in his direction! Join Albie as he makes intergalactic friends, enjoys space-ghetti at the school canteen and rides on space scooters - school has never been so much fun!

Supermarket Zoo

Supermarket Zoo

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Every little boy knows that going shopping with Mum is the most boring thing in the world. But for little Albie, one trip to the supermarket opens a whole new world of fun! Because this isn't just any supermarket - it's the supermarket zoo - and with a whole trolley full of animals on his list, Albie will never see shopping the same way again.

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