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A. H. Benjamin - Author

About the Author

A H Benjamin is an established children's author with 30 titles to his credit. His books have sold worldwide with more than 20 translations, including Chinese, Korean, Turkish and Arabic. Some of his work has been adapted for radio, television and theatre.

He's married with four grown up children and four young grandchildren who have all been his inspiration for writing. He lives in Lincolnshire with wife, Trisha. His hobbies are reading, WRITING, walking and playing the playstation 2 (but only football!).

When he was a little boy he dreamt of being a cowboy... He still does!

Books by A. H. Benjamin

Reading Champion: It Wasn't Me! Independent Reading Red 2

Reading Champion: It Wasn't Me! Independent Reading Red 2

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2018

Who knocked over Cat's dinner? Who splashed the washing with mud? Who spilled the water everywhere? It Wasn't Me! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons. In this story a young boy is mischievous with his football but blames the cat each time something gets broken!

Reading Champion: It Wasn't Me! Independent Reading Red 2

Reading Champion: It Wasn't Me! Independent Reading Red 2

Author: A. H. Benjamin, Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons. In this story a young boy is mischievous with his football but blames the cat each time something gets broken!

Froglets: Animal Olympics: The Jaguar and the Javelin

Froglets: Animal Olympics: The Jaguar and the Javelin

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2016

Jaguar is brilliant at just about any sport...except for the javelin! For some reason he can't quite get the hang of it, no matter how hard he tries! That is, until he discovers the perfect javelin. Maybe the Olympic gold medal is possible... The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.

Froglets: The Cowboy Kid

Froglets: The Cowboy Kid

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2015

The Animals' Football Final is an exciting story for young cowboy fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band blue. Max really wants to be a cowboy, but he's not very good at using his lasso. When a bull escapes from the country show, will Max be able to save the day? The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words and puzzles to encourage retelling the story and to help build vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

The Big Splash!

The Big Splash!

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Skunk, Fox, Raccoon, Beaver and Hare are all scared of the creature who goes Da-dump! Da-dump! Da-dump! He has fiery nostrils, a great big head and hooves of thunder! But eventually they have nowhere left to hide and they are forced to face what they fear the most. This fun story by acclaimed author AH Benjamin is a bedtime classic, helping young children face their fears to discover it's not such a scary world after all.

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Mouse does not want to share his big, juicy apple but he is too small to move it on his own. Can he get his friends to help and still eat it all himself? Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple is from Level 3 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 3 is suitable for more confident readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 3: longer sentences with varied structure wider vocabulary high-interest stories of up to 300 words smaller print for experienced readers

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Mouse and Mole are the best of friends. They share everything. But when a shooting star zips across the sky, they both want it for themselves. Could this be the end of a beautiful friendship? Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star is from Level 4 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 4 is suitable for able readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 4: longer sentences with complex structure rich, exciting vocabulary complex stories of up to 400 words emphasis on text more than illustrations

Shark's Big Surprise

Shark's Big Surprise

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Shark is big and scary and all the other fish are afraid of him. But with no one to play with Shark is lonely. One day Shark sets off with a mysterious bag. One by one he snaps up Lobster, Octopus, Starfish, Turtle and Jellyfish who have no idea what's going on. The fish are very worried they might get eaten when suddenly they are poured out of the bag, to find a huge cake Shark made all by himself! All he wanted to do was share it with them! Next time you invite us for tea you could just ask, says Octopus. A gripping story with a twist that can be read with lots of tension and enthusiasm, this book is sure to be a firm read-aloud favourite.

Storytime: In a Minute, Mum

Storytime: In a Minute, Mum

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Rory is always putting things off and always running late. It's driving his family mad! What will it take to make him change his ways? Each time he is asked to do something for someone, Rory's response is In a minute... . But what Rory doesn't realise is that he is taking far longer than a minute to get round to doing the task. When the tables are turned though, will Rory finally realise the error of his ways? This heart-warming and humorous tale will have every child pausing for thought when they distractedly respond, In a minute, Mum... This gentle and funny introduction to time management and learning to tell the time is perfect for reading at bedtime with a family member or sharing in the classroom. Also includes a set of supporting notes for parents and teachers with questions to encourage discussion of the themes in the book, either at home or in the classroom.

The Good Little Wolf

The Good Little Wolf

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Little Wolf loves reading storybooks, but he can't understand why wolves are always shown to be the bad guys. It's just not fair! So he decides to set the record straight. Perhaps if he can show everyone that some wolves are good, then one day someone will write a story about him. Unfortunately, things aren't that easy, and every effort he makes at being helpful ends up in disaster. Is no one prepared to give a good little wolf a chance? Book band: Gold Ideal for ages: 5+

Lucky Little Mouse

Lucky Little Mouse

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2011

Mouse is on his way home and he's having terrible luck. But Mouse doesn't see all the other dangers lurking - little does he know that it could have been much worse!

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Mole and Mouse share everything together and trust each other completely. Then one day they see a falling star. Instead of sharing, they start to quarrel over who saw the star first and they are torn apart. But they soon begin to miss each other.

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2009

This is the story of Mouse, who finds a delicious, juicy red apple. Mouse wants to keep the apple all to himself but must first get the apple past various obstacles. Will Mouse succeed in getting his apple treat home safely without sharing it?

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Author: A. H. Benjamin, Gwyneth Williamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2007

This is the story of Mouse, who finds a delicious, juicy red apple. Mouse wants to keep the apple all to himself but must first get the apple past various obstacles. Will Mouse succeed in getting his apple treat home safely without sharing it?

BAA! Moo! What Will We Do?

BAA! Moo! What Will We Do?

Author: A. H. Benjamin, Jane Chapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2006

BAA! Moo! What Will We Do?

BAA! Moo! What Will We Do?

Author: A. H. Benjamin, Jane Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2003

A new animal called a kangaroo is arriving at Buttercup Farm and all the animals are very worried. What does a kangaroo do? They are so worried, that they do not notice some of the baby animals wandering off, one by one.

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Mouse, Mole and the Falling Star

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2002

Mouse and Mole are the best of friends. They have fun together, and share everything. They trust each other completely, even with their deepest secrets. Then, one day, whilst lying side by side on a hilltop, they see a falling star. It's my star! I saw it first, says Mole. No, I saw it first! shouts Mouse. Their quarrel tears them apart, but as the days roll by they begin to miss each other...

It Could Have Been Worse....

It Could Have Been Worse....

Author: A. H. Benjamin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/1999

Mouse is on his way home from visiting his cousin when he undergoes a series of mishaps, getting bruised, soaked and covered in prickles. Tim Warnes' illustrations take poor Mouse through his eventful journey.

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