Amy Sparkes - Author

About the Author

Amy Sparkes writes for children of all ages.  Her picture books have been shortlisted for several book awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and the Booktrust Best Books Awards 2014.  Amy was born in Eastbourne and enjoyed a wild imagination when she was a child (which included 13 imaginary friends). She is passionate about encouraging imagination in children and is often invited to visit schools. She regularly produces the 'Writing for Children' pages for the bestselling Writing Magazine and also runs writing workshops for aspiring chidren's authors.

Amy lives in Devon with her husband and five young children. When she's not off on an adventure with them, Amy enjoys drinking tea and climbing trees.

Featured books by Amy Sparkes

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo!

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo!

5+ readers

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013  This is an exciting, imaginative and hilarious adventure that encourages little readers to have confidence and stand up for themselves, from the illustrator of Dogs Don't Do Ballet and Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes.

Other books by Amy Sparkes

Alien's Crazy Christmas

Alien's Crazy Christmas

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

This hilarious picture book is the perfect festive treat! After visiting earth one Christmas day, an alien decides to recreate the festivities on his home planet. Zobble takes notes and collects everything he will need. However, as the spaceship spins through the sky on his way home his notes get muddled up. Zobble tries to remember what goes with what but - of course - gets everything mixed up. Cue socks and pants stuffed with holly, a donkey in a fairy costume, and a bemused Santa in pursuit of his missing reindeer.

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