Jonathan Litton - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Litton has written numerous children's books in prose and verse. He loves using his science background to write about sea creatures, space and saving the planet, but is also fond of penning stories about pirates, princesses and picnics. When not writing, he can usually be found on his bike.

Featured books by Jonathan Litton

Marvellous Maths

Marvellous Maths

7+ readers

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Book with Facts   An interactive, engaging and exciting exploration of maths, from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut!

Other books by Jonathan Litton

Zoology for Babies

Zoology for Babies

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Brainy babies will love learning all about animals, their homes and their habitats! This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Architecture for Babies

Architecture for Babies

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Brainy babies will love learning all about different types of buildings and how they are made! This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!

STEAM Stories: The Back Garden Build (Engineering)

STEAM Stories: The Back Garden Build (Engineering)

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Max and Suzy are bored and wish they had a playground in the garden - can the dynamic duo use their engineering know-how to build a swing, slide and see-saw? Challenges include: choosing the best material to use, how to measure things and work out how to test their designs. Next steps at the end of the book detail the engineering behind the story, with hands-on activities for children to experiment with the concepts explained, and find out for themselves how things work. STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces the concepts of planning and implementing a project. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of engineering.

STEAM Stories: The Great Go-Kart Race (Science)

STEAM Stories: The Great Go-Kart Race (Science)

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Max and Suzy are entered in the Great Go-kart Race and all is going well until... they get stuck in the mud! Help them overcome several obstacles en route, such as a punctured tyre and a flat battery, in this fun, interactive science story! Will the dynamic duo find the solutions to all the problems and win the race? STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces the concepts of pushes and pulls, sources of energy and different materials. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of science.

STEAM Stories: The Cookie Stall (Art)

STEAM Stories: The Cookie Stall (Art)

Author: Jonathan Litton, Magali Mansilla Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Max and Suzy have baked some delicious cookies to sell, but no one is coming to their stall to buy any! Can the dynamic duo use their creativity to make their cookies more attractive and encourage people to visit their stall? Help them be creative with a range of materials, use your imagination and experiment with different techniques and colours in this fun, interactive art story. STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces different concepts of art, including drawing, design and mixing colours. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of art.

STEAM Stories: Robot Repairs (Technology)

STEAM Stories: Robot Repairs (Technology)

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Max and Suzy discover an old robot and set out to try and bring it back to life. Can they use their technological know-how to put it back together again? Help them work out how to fix sections together, insert batteries and make the robot break out some dance moves in this fun, interactive engineering story. STEAM Stories is a seriesof interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces the concepts of electricity, motors and tools. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of technology.

STEAM Stories: The Picnic Problem (Maths)

STEAM Stories: The Picnic Problem (Maths)

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Max and Suzy receive an invitation to a mathematical treasure hunt in the park. Can the dynamic duo use their maths skills to solve mind-bending puzzles in order to enjoy the perfect picnic? Challenges include: identifying shapes, counting, multiplying and dividing. Next steps at the end of the book detail the maths behind the story, with hands-on activities for children to experiment with the concepts explained, and find out for themselves how things work. STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces addition and subtraction, geometry, and multiplication and division. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of maths.

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The perfect introduction to the amazing and fascinating world of dinosaurs - complete with two great dinosaur toys! Including facts on the different species, what dinosaurs might have looked like and how fossils have helped us understand these mysterious creatures. This book features everything you'd need to know about dinosaurs with coloured illustrations, timelines and easy-to-digest facts.

Botany for Babies

Botany for Babies

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 09/08/2018

Welcome, class! Brainy babies will love learning all about plants and trees and what makes them grow! This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Anatomy for Babies

Anatomy for Babies

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 09/08/2018

Welcome, class! Brainy babies will love learning all about their bodies and what makes them tick. This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Farmyard Countdown! Counting fun on the farm

Farmyard Countdown! Counting fun on the farm

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/03/2018

Join the baby animals on their journey around the farm and count down from ten along the way! The animal board pieces on every page will delight and engage children in this farmyard rhyming tale.

Maths Quest: Lost in the Fourth Dimension

Maths Quest: Lost in the Fourth Dimension

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

You're lost in the 4th Dimension - an unusual corner of the Universe populated by bizarre planets. Can you solve the mathematical mystery of measurements and find your way back to Earth? Be a hero and use your mathmatical knowledge and problem-solving skills to save the day! Finding the answers will enable you to advance through the story, following the clues which are dotted along the way, and learning more about maths - especially measurements - with every step you take. Following on from series one of Maths Quest, this is one of four new adventures that will help you develop your maths skills whilst engaging in a gripping and thrilling adventure!

Maths Quest: The Island of Tomorrow

Maths Quest: The Island of Tomorrow

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The Island of Tomorrow promises unimaginable treasures but to find them you have to avoid fierce creatures, freak weather, and other geometrical perils by using your mathematical skills. Could you become a great treasure hunter and prove yourself worthy of membership of the Explorers' Club? Use your problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge to help save the day! Finding the answers will enable you to advance through the story, following the clues which are dotted along the way, and learning more about maths - especially geometry - with every step you take. Following on from series one of Maths Quest, this is one of four new adventures that will help you develop your maths skills whilst engaging in a gripping and thrilling adventure!

Noisy Yellow Digger

Noisy Yellow Digger

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/06/2017

Join Yellow Digger on a very noisy journey around the construction site. With flaps to lift, noises to listen to and actions to copy on every page, young readers will love this jolly rhyming tale.

Touch-and-feel 123 A Fun-filled Book of Learning

Touch-and-feel 123 A Fun-filled Book of Learning

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2017

Learn numbers and first words in this cute little book with rhyming text, fun characters and touch-and-feel elements throughout.

Down Down Down in the Sea A lift-and-learn peek-through book

Down Down Down in the Sea A lift-and-learn peek-through book

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/04/2017

Join Turtle as he dives deeper and deeper into the ocean - what surprise will he find at the bottom? With flaps to lift and peek-through holes, there's lots to spot, count and discover along the way.

Moo A First Book of Counting

Moo A First Book of Counting

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 09/02/2017

Learn to count from 1 to 5 with smiley Pink Pig, busy Mother Hen, and a whole host of farmyard characters in this first book of counting. A combination of bright, engaging artwork, concentric finger-holes and cheerful rhyming text make this book an interactive delight for toddlers.

Dino A Cracking Book of Colours

Dino A Cracking Book of Colours

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 09/02/2017

Discover lots of little dinosaurs in this playful book of colours. On every page is a newly hatched dinosaur, from orange Diplodocus to pink Iguanodon. A combination of bright, engaging artwork, shaped finger-holes and cheerful rhyming text make this book an interactive delight for toddlers.

Up Up Up in the Tree

Up Up Up in the Tree

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 09/02/2017

Discover all the things going on in and around the tree as Squirrel searches for acorns. With lots of flaps and peep-through holes on each spread, there are plenty of surprises in store!

Cock-a-doodle Moo! My First Farm Book

Cock-a-doodle Moo! My First Farm Book

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/09/2016

Children will love lifting the flaps in this colourful farm book. Packed with farm animals and early-learning concepts, including numbers, colours and opposites, this interactive book is a perfect introduction to the fun you can have on the farm.

Big Fish, Little Fish A bubbly book of opposites

Big Fish, Little Fish A bubbly book of opposites

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/06/2016

Dive into the ocean to learn about opposites in this bubbly book from Fhiona Galloway! With bright artwork, lots of finger-holes and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life in this underwater extravaganza!

I Love My Daddy A star-studded book of giving

I Love My Daddy A star-studded book of giving

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Find out why each dad deserves his shiny star in this concentric, colourful book of giving. Bright artwork from Fhiona Galloway and a cheerful rhyming story makes learning come alive.

Vrooom! A race for first place!

Vrooom! A race for first place!

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/05/2016

Ten busy, whizzy vehicles line up for this fast-paced race, but there can only be one winner...who will it be? Filled with thrills and spills and a disappearing vehicle on every page, Vrooom! is a riotous read from Kasia Nowowiejska that will keep you guessing right up to the chequered flag!

Splish Splash Pop-up Fun

Splish Splash Pop-up Fun

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/01/2016

Lift the flaps to discover which splishy-splashy animal is next to pop out of the page in this underwater extravaganza! With artwork from Kasia Nowowiejska, clever pop-ups and fun rhyming text, children will love exploring the ocean and all it has to offer with Splish Splash!

Touch and Trace Farm

Touch and Trace Farm

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 04/01/2016

Teach children early writing skills with this innovative trace-and-flip book. Trace over the grooved patterns and shapes to develop a feel for the patterns required for handwriting and lift the flaps for more farming fun!

My Pop-up Atlas of People

My Pop-up Atlas of People

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

With interactive elements including pop-ups, flaps, booklets and pull-tabs, this book is an exciting introduction to people and cultures around the world. An exciting follow up to My Pop-Up City Atlas, My Pop-Up Atlas of People is full of facts to discover. From plush city high-rises to homes on the move, from daily routines to rites and rituals, this book is a treasure trove of information on where and how people live.

I Like To Squeak! How Do You Speak? A Noisy Lift-the-flap Book

I Like To Squeak! How Do You Speak? A Noisy Lift-the-flap Book

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 10/09/2015

Join curious little Mouse on his journey through the farm as he discovers that not all animals squeak! Lift the flap to hear the sound that each farm animal makes and play along with the rhyming text.

Dinosaurs Sticker Activity Fun

Dinosaurs Sticker Activity Fun

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

With illustrated and photographic scenes, colourful stickers and a variety of activities, this sticker activity book is a creative introduction to dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts!

Red Car, Blue Car A pop-up book of colours

Red Car, Blue Car A pop-up book of colours

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 13/08/2015

Introduce children to the world of colours with this pop-up extravaganza that has been designed specifically for little hands. With colourful characters, engaging text and ingeniously robust pop-ups, children will be identifying their favourite colours in no time!

One, Two, Baa, Moo A pop-up book of counting

One, Two, Baa, Moo A pop-up book of counting

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 13/08/2015

Have fun learning to count with this pop-up extravaganza designed specifically for little learners. With colourful farm characters, engaging text and ingenious pop-ups children will be counting from one to ten in no time!

I Spy Learn and Go

I Spy Learn and Go

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

Lots to spot, stick and learn with I Spy! Use your amazing spotting skills to hunt for hidden objects, colours and shapes and have fun with activities in this super-busy, action-packed sticker activity book. With exciting town-based scenes, wipe-clean pages and over 100 reusable stickers you can revisit the world of Learn and Go time and again.

I Spy On The Farm

I Spy On The Farm

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

Lots to spot, stick and learn with I Spy! Use your amazing spotting skills with I Spy On The Farm and search for hidden objects, colours and shapes in the farm-based scenes, then complete the fun activities in this super-busy, action-packed sticker activity book. With colourful characters, wipe-clean pages and over 100 reusable stickers, you can revisit the farm time and again.

Peek-through Jungle

Peek-through Jungle

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/07/2015

How do elephants swim and how do giraffes bend down to drink? Find the answers to these questions and many more under the flaps and through the peek-through holes of the jungle! Explore this busy, fact-packed book and search for favourite jungle animals in this bite-sized safari for the fingertips!

Peek-through Forest

Peek-through Forest

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/07/2015

How do bears survive in the winter and what are baby owls called? Find the answers to these questions and many more under the flaps and through the peek-through holes of the forest! Explore the forest and search for all your favourite woodland animals in this fact-packed bite-size animal safari!

Noisy Dinosaurs

Noisy Dinosaurs

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/06/2015

Touch, feel and hear the noisy dinosaurs on every page of this interactive chunky board book, packed with bright photographs, tactile textures and exciting dinosaur roars!

My First Early-learning Sticker Books Hop on board for interactive fun!

My First Early-learning Sticker Books Hop on board for interactive fun!

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/06/2015

Open up to explore a world of learning fun! These cute and colourful sticker books with reusable stickers introduce little learners to over 100 familiar first words from a variety of environments.

What's the Time, Clockodile? A clickety-clackety clock book!

What's the Time, Clockodile? A clickety-clackety clock book!

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/05/2015

Use the clickety-clackety clock hands to tell the time from breakfast until bed! Clockodile is the perfect teacher for little learners and his friend Robbie Robot is on hand to explain digital time too!

Farm Jigsaw and Sticker Book

Farm Jigsaw and Sticker Book

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2015

Children will enjoy learning a variety of farm words as they assemble this colourful, durable jigsaw of a busy farm! Together with the wipe-clean sticker book, this activity set develops problem-solving skills while providing hours of farmyard learning fun.

Animals Jigsaw and Sticker Book

Animals Jigsaw and Sticker Book

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2015

Children will enjoy learning a variety of animal words as they assemble this colourful, durable jigsaw! Together with the wipe-clean sticker book, this activity set develops problem-solving skills while providing hours of animal-themed learning fun.

Monkey on the Moon

Monkey on the Moon

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/03/2015

Blast off into outer space with the crazy crew in this intergalactic pop-up extravaganza. With a host of kooky characters and an exciting pop-up surprise on every page, this book is an exciting adventure for fun-loving little ones from here to infinity!

Tiger Takes Off

Tiger Takes Off

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/03/2015

Discover a fearless flying tiger, a roller-skating octopus and all their acrobatic, super-dramatic friends in this exciting pop-up extravaganza. With a host of kooky characters and an exciting pop-up surprise on every page, this book is a thrilling adventure for every loop-the-looping little one!

Snip Snap Pop-up Fun

Snip Snap Pop-up Fun

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/02/2015

Lift the giant flaps to find out which colourful and quirky jungle animals are popping out at you! This exciting pop-up flap book features cute and clever rhymes and a cast of jolly jungle characters.

Things That Go Sticker Activities

Things That Go Sticker Activities

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/02/2015

Toddlers will learn all about things that go in this vrooming, zooming sticker activity book. With 80 pages of activities and over 200 photographic stickers, this bumper things that go activity book will keep toddlers occupied for hours - it's full of learning fun!

Cheep Cheep Pop-up Fun

Cheep Cheep Pop-up Fun

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/02/2015

Lift the giant flaps to find out which colourful and quirky farm animals are popping out at you! This exciting pop-up flap book features cute and clever rhymes and a cast of funny farmyard characters.

Snap A peek-through book of shapes

Snap A peek-through book of shapes

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/01/2015

Join Crocodile and his friends in this snappy shape-matching game. With bright artwork and peek-through pages, learning and discovery are brought to life in this exciting book of shapes.

Tall and Short A peek-through book of opposites

Tall and Short A peek-through book of opposites

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2015

From a heavyweight hippo to a feather-light frog, this peek-through collection of animal opposites makes learning come to life!

Hoot A hole-some book of counting

Hoot A hole-some book of counting

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/08/2014

How many owls can you find in this playful book of numbers? Count to five with Billy Blue Owl as he searches for his friends. Bright artwork, finger-holes and a cheerful rhyming story make learning come alive!

Baby Animals Sticker Activities

Baby Animals Sticker Activities

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 07/04/2014

Toddlers will learn all about baby animals in this adorable sticker activity book. With 80 pages of activities and over 200 photographic stickers, this bumper baby animals activity book will keep toddlers occupied for hours - it's full of learning fun!

Record Breakers: Mechanical Marvels

Record Breakers: Mechanical Marvels

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Giraffe's Jungle Boogie

Giraffe's Jungle Boogie

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

My Pop-Up City Atlas

My Pop-Up City Atlas

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Whose Food?

Whose Food?

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2013

Use the rhyming clues and the spinning wheel to help Dog find his bone, Rabbit find her carrot cake and Mouse find his cheese. Or mix and match to create crazy combinations - there are 36 possibilities!

Whose Shoes?

Whose Shoes?

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2013

Use the rhyming clues and the spinning wheel to help Elephant find his wellies, Flamingo find her ballet shoes and Hippo find her flippers. Or mix and match to create crazy combinations - there are 36 possibilities!

The Best Bed

The Best Bed

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/03/2013

The BusyBugzA' are back! Bill Bolton's popular characters can now be found in two brand new lift-the-flap stories. In The Best Bed, Pip the Caterpillar has eaten his way through his hammock and now needs to find a new sleeping place. Which of his friends will have the best bed? In Who's in the Garden?, Izzi the Bee buzzes off to find a hiding place, and it is up to Zed to find her. Wherever could she be? Both books finish with fantastic pop-up surprises: Pip tries a new hammock and decides it's the best bed of all, and Zed realises that Izzi has been hiding in the hive the whole time!

Who's in the Garden

Who's in the Garden

Author: Jonathan Litton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/03/2013

The BusyBugzA' are back! Bill Bolton's popular characters can now be found in two brand new lift-the-flap stories. In The Best Bed, Pip the Caterpillar has eaten his way through his hammock and now needs to find a new sleeping place. Which of his friends will have the best bed? In Who's in the Garden?, Izzi the Bee buzzes off to find a hiding place, and it is up to Zed to find her. Wherever could she be? Both books finish with fantastic pop-up surprises: Pip tries a new hammock and decides it's the best bed of all, and Zed realises that Izzi has been hiding in the hive the whole time!

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