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Steven Butler - Author

About the Author

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Steven Butler grew up in Kent, but now lives in London. He is the author of the bestselling The Diary Of Dennis The Menace and The Wrong Pong fiction series. As well as writing the hit 2015 World Book Day title, World Menace Day, Steven also is the regular host of  World Book Day’s The Biggest Book Show on Earth which takes place every year to celebrate the event. Steven is also a successful performer and voice artist. Steven's first novel, The Wrong Pong, was shortlisted for the prestigious Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. Follow him on Instagram.

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Other books by Steven Butler

Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt

Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt

Author: Steven Butler, James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!' MEGAN RIX AAAAAAAAAAAGH! Something terrible is going on, my person-pal! Something so DREADFUL, it's enough to curl your tail with TERROR (if you have one, of course)... A spine-jangling HOWLING has been heard in the middle of the night, favorite toys have been STOLEN, trash bags have been SHREDDED and all the best pee-spots have been RE-SCENTED! It must have something to do with the NIGHT OF THE HOWLY WIENER, which is only days away... Can I find the evil mastermind who is TERRIER-izing our town?!

Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible

Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible

Author: Steven Butler, James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

'A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!' MEGAN RIX You'll never guess what, my person-pal... I'M GOING TO HOLLYWOOD! And, what's even better? All my best mutt-mates are coming with me! But my dreams of being talent-spotted while walking down streets paved with sausage meat don't quite come true... And when the vacation takes a VERY unexpected turn, I'll need to find a way to escape a LIVING NIGHTMARE and get us all home!

Sea-ing is Believing!

Sea-ing is Believing!

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures run by Frankie Banister and his parents. `Exuberant story and witty illustrations, this is my kind of book!' Chris Riddell `Giggles guaranteed' Nick Sharratt Frankie Banister and his family are preparing to celebrate Grandad Abraham's 175th birthday - an occasion that's going to be even more HONKHUMPTIOUS now that Abe's ghost has showed up! When the unexpected spook reveals a secret UNDERWATER wing of the hotel that's been hidden away for years, the Banister's decide there's only one thing for it ... a whopping welcome home bash in the spectacular BRINY BALLROOM. But memories aren't the only things waiting at the bottom of the ocean. Secrets and sea monsters are lurking in the shadows, and is everything as it seems with Grandad Abraham's ghost? Or is there something fishy going on? Book your stay at The Nothing To See Here Hotel in this fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of weird and wonderful characters brought to life with Steven Lenton's brilliant illustrations! PRAISE FOR THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL series: 'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell 'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon `This hotel gets five stars from me' Liz Pichon 'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong `What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!' Kaye Umansky

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!

Author: Steven Butler, James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

'A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!' MEGAN RIX Hello, my furless friend! Are you ready for a festive adventure? Join me, Junior Catch-A-Doggy-Bone, and my doggy pals on the poochiest, most barktastic journey through the HOWLIDAY SEASON. We'll learn all about FANGS GIVING, CRISP-MOUTH and the mysterious SAINT LICK. Find out why people called Carol come and sing outside the front door. And why trees suddenly appear inside your kennel!

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti!

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti!

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

'Welcome back to the Nothing to See Here hotel - where we have complimentary weirdness in every room and hilarity is available twenty four hours a day' Frank Cottrell Boyce The second book in this fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler and the wonderful Steven Lenton! Having just saved the hotel from a goblin prince, Frankie Banister and the guests are looking forward to enjoying themselves and celebrating the summer holiday of Trogmanay! But when a snow storm blows in (complete with Yeti family), and a number of mysterious guests arrive, something sinister seems to be taking over the hotel and celebrating is the last thing on anyone's mind... PRAISE FOR THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL: 'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!'Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell 'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon `This hotel gets five stars from me' Liz Pichon 'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong `What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!' Kaye Umansky

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Power Swap

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Power Swap

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

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. Power Swap is in Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Pip accidentally touches a confiscated gadget, causing the heroes to swap superpowers! Without their own superpowers, the heroes struggle to control their superpowers. Can Pip make everything right again? 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 6, Orange Book Band: Invasion of the Bunny-wunnies

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 6, Orange Book Band: Invasion of the Bunny-wunnies

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

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. Invasion of the Bunny-wunnies is in Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, sends his robot bunnies to steal the recipe for power pancakes from the school. Can the heroes 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.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 7, Turquoise Book Band: Bunny-wunny Bank Raid

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 7, Turquoise Book Band: Bunny-wunny Bank Raid

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

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. Bunny-wunny Bank Raid is in Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Ray Ranter, arch-enemy of Hero Academy, makes a force field around Hero Academy to trap the heroes inside... Only, Nisha and Evan are stuck outside! Soon, alarms start going off around Lexis City. Can Nisha and 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.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Out of Control

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 8, Purple Book Band: Out of Control

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

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. Out of Control is in Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, the heroes are outside doing PE (Power Exploration) with Mr Trainer. The student with the highest marks will receive a gold merit badge. Jin is keen to be top of the class but will he go too far? 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.

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Every town in the world has one witch - only one! So when the Hag of the Crag moves into town next door to the Witch of the Ditch, an all-out Witch War ensues. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Dog Diaries

Dog Diaries

Author: Steven Butler, James Patterson Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Dog Diaries, written by James Patterson and Steven Butler, read by Steven Butler.A hilarious audiobook from the bestselling author of the Middle School seriesOh boy, oh boy, oh boy!I've been waiting ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening!Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING!I've got so much to tell you about:The amazing Catch-A-Doggy-Bone kennelMy favorite places for hiding snacksAnd my ultimate nemesis - THE VACUUM CLEANER!All the most important parts of a dog's life.

Dog Diaries

Dog Diaries

Author: Steven Butler, James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

'A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!' Megan Rix Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening! Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I've got so much to tell you about: The amazing Catch-A-Doggy-Bone kennel My favorite places for hiding snacks And my ultimate nemesis - THE VACUUM CLEANER! All the most important parts of a dog's life.

The Nothing to See Here Hotel

The Nothing to See Here Hotel

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell 'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon `This hotel gets five stars from me' Liz Pichon 'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong `What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!' Kaye Umansky Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret... The first book in a fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of whacky characters brought to life with illustration from the wonderful Steven Lenton!

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Robbie always behaves. He always does what he's told. Until one day, when he just doesn't want to anymore. That's when the RAAAH appears... Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

World Menace Day

World Menace Day

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The Wrong Pong: Singin' in the Drain

The Wrong Pong: Singin' in the Drain

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Another hilarious story from Steven Butler, author of The Wrong Pong, The Wrong Pong: Holiday Hullabaloo and The Wrong Pong: Troll's Treasure. Rubella, grotsome and moodsie troll big sister, wants to be on the stage. Can Neville help his disgustingly rambunkin troll family get Rubella squeezed into a ballet tutu and tights and into the starring role? The fourth book in Steven Butler's troll-tastic series will delight and disgust parents and children alike, especially fans of Roald Dahl or Andy Stanton's Mr Gum.

Wrong Pong: Troll's Treasure

Wrong Pong: Troll's Treasure

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2012

Neville, star of the Wrong Pong, continues his adventures in the Underneath when he is faced with a band of troll pirates! As if that isn't rotsome enough, the evil troll Jaundice is back...oh dungle droppings! The third book in Steven Butler's troll-tastic series will delight and disgust parents and children alike.

The Wrong Pong: Holiday Hullabaloo

The Wrong Pong: Holiday Hullabaloo

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Hullo, My Brandyburp! Neville's Grandma Joan is the grumpiest, most horrible old woman there's ever been. He'd rather eat left-sock stew than see her, and now she's coming to stay for a WHOLE weekend. Oh dungle droppings! Even worse, a whole family of stinky, swampy trolls will be visiting Neville at the SAME TIME! Can Neville hide his friends from nosy Grandma Joan or will she get the FRIGHT of her life?

The Wrong Pong

The Wrong Pong

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

The Wrong Pong by Steven Butler is a laugh-out-loud, stinky story for 5+ girls and boys. One night, Neville Brisket wakes up from a strange dream - a dream that there is a horrible, stumpy finger stuck up his nose. Then he finds his room in a mess, and his dog in the laundry basket. Neville's investigations end sposhily, when he is whooshed down the toilet to the land of Under! In a case of mistaken troll-dentity, he finds himself part of a disgusting new family. Will anybody help Neville get back to Over, or will he be stuck eating rat patties and left sock stew forever? This hilariously delivered tale will delight and disgust parents and children alike. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Horrid Henry. 'Horrid Henry's favourite book!' - Francesca Simon, author of Horrid Henry 'A triumphant debut which will have children clutching the loo-seat in apprehension and laughter' - Amanda Craig, The Times Steven Butler is an actor, dancer and trained circus performer as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. He has starred in Peter Pan, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as Henry in Horrid Henry Live and Horrid! His primary school headmaster was fantastically funny author Jeremy Strong.

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