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Pamela Butchart - Author

About the Author

As a child, Pamela Butchart was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the WorldTM. As a student, Pamela's student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist, and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, 'Is time travel possible?' and 'How do I know I'm not really a robot?' The stories write themselves really...Pamela lives in Dundee with her husband, Andy, and their two cats, Bear & Carlos. Carlos only has one eye and is Pamela's hero.

Featured books by Pamela Butchart

The Phantom Lollipop Man

The Phantom Lollipop Man

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Izzy and her friends are shocked when they find their lollipop man has disappeared! Maisie thinks he's gone to Rome but if that's true, why do they keep seeing a weird white wispy cloud around the school? And why do Izzy's legs feel cold even though she's got tights on? Could it be that the lollipop man is a phantom and he's come to spook them all?! Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures!

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There's a Werewolf in My Tent!

There's a Werewolf in My Tent!

7+ readers

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

7+ readers

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can't wait to show her their den and its moth, and to help her avoid school dinners (also known as poison). But Matilde LOVES school dinners and even has seconds! And that's when they know. Matilde is a spy and she has come to find out their secrets. They must stop her before it's TOO LATE!!!

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Other books by Pamela Butchart

Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies

Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

All is chaos in Year 2! An unexpected visitor, a bewitched violin and an invasion of bunnies! What can it all mean??? Look out for other Wigglesbottom titles! The Shark in the Pool The Toilet Ghost The Magic Hamster Super Dog! The Classroom Cat

Icarus Was Ridiculous

Icarus Was Ridiculous

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Izzy LOVES all the stories the Ancient Greeks told! She can't wait to tell her friends about Icarus, who was a TOTAL NUMPTY, and the Trojan Horse, which ended a war and wasn't even REAL! So pull up a plinth and enjoy all the DRAMA of the original Greek myths, as told by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham, in collaboration with the British Museum. Now with even more SANDALS!

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Classroom Cat

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Classroom Cat

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Is the Classroom Cat trying to tell them something! YES! Can eating a puddle crisp make you ill? YES! Can Class 2R cure PUDDLE-POX? Is Imaginary Margaret a bit of a prankster? YES! So what are Class 2R going to do about it all? HAVE A LOT OF FUN! Look out for other Wigglesbottom titles! The Shark in the Pool The Toilet Ghost The Magic Hamster Super Dog!

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Author: Pamela Butchart, Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why! Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

There's A Yeti In The Playground!

There's A Yeti In The Playground!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Izzy and friends are excited! The snow is falling fast and they're hoping they'll all be sent home early. But then they hear weird noises in the playground, and find a big footprint in the snow... And that's when they know! There's a YETI in the playground and it's HUNGRY! Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures! Baby Aliens Got My Teacher The Spy Who Loved School Dinners My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies To Wee Or Not To Wee! There's a Werewolf In My Tent! The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Secret Seven Mystery of the Skull

Secret Seven Mystery of the Skull

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

Author: Pamela Butchart, Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! A brand-new, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prizewinning author Pamela Butchart. When Peter discovers an old skull hidden in his bedroom, it's time for an urgent meeting of the Secret Seven. Setting off to investigate, the friends see a gigantic hole in the grounds of a local hotel. Could there be any connection between the two strange events? The Secret Seven are determined to solve the mystery. It's time to look behind the green door of the Secret Seven's shed again. Enid Blyton's much-loved detective club are back in a superbly entertaining new adventure. Pamela Butchart is the bestselling and prizewinning author of the hilarious series that started with Baby Aliens Got My Teacher! A huge fan of Enid Blyton, Pamela has been inspired to create a new mystery for her favourite club, the Secret Seven, to solve. Set in the same world and time as the original stories, this fantastic new mystery satisfyingly extends the series for fans old and new. The story is brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series and don't miss Pamela Butchart's next Secret Seven mystery ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

The Phantom Lollipop Man

The Phantom Lollipop Man

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Izzy and her friends are shocked when they find their lollipop man has disappeared! Maisie thinks he's gone to Rome but if that's true, why do they keep seeing a weird white wispy cloud around the school? And why do Izzy's legs feel cold even though she's got tights on? Could it be that the lollipop man is a phantom and he's come to spook them all?! Laugh-out-loud fun from Blue Peter Award winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures! Baby Aliens Got My Teacher The Spy Who Loved School Dinners My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies To Wee Or Not To Wee! There's a Werewolf In My Tent!

Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!

Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Three perfectly pitched school stories hilariously told by Pamela Butchart and brilliantly illustrated by Becka Moor. Is that a superhero dog on the school roof? YES! Is the lunchtime mashed potato really, really weird? YES! Does Susie Keys own an alien egg? YES! So what are Class 2R going to do about it all? Have a lot of fun! Look out for other Wigglesbottom titles! The Shark in the Pool The Toilet Ghost The Magic Hamster

There's a Werewolf In My Tent!

There's a Werewolf In My Tent!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2017

Izzy and her friends are SO EXCITED about their school trip. They're going camping and there'll be marshmallows and no washing and everything. But then WEIRD things start happening! There are howling sounds at night, and some sausages have gone missing, and it's nearly a full moon... But it's when they see their new teacher's hairy legs that they KNOW! There's a werewolf on the school trip and they're all DOOMED! Another brilliantly funny longer read for the newly confident reader from the best-selling, award-winning, author-illustrator team, Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Read more of Izzy's adventures! Baby Aliens Got My Teacher The Spy Who Loved School Dinners My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies To Wee Or Not To Wee!

Pugly On Ice

Pugly On Ice

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Pugly has NEW ice skates and a new SPARKLY outfit, and he is READY to win PETS ON ICE! But someone wants the gold medal very badly and they will stop at nothing to get it. Can Pugly pirouette on to the podium, or will he be cut down in his furry prime? 'Pugly' is a laugh-out-loud series about a very adventurous pug, written by Pamela Butchart, winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Children's Book Award. The hilarious illustrations are by Gemma Correll. Have you read about Pugly's other adventures? Pugly Bakes a Cake Pugly Solves a Crime

Pugly Solves a Crime

Pugly Solves a Crime

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

When Pugly hears that Big Sal the guinea pig has been GUINEA PIG-NAPPED he knows it's time for him to become a PUG-TECTIVE! Is GLITTERPUFF the fancy poodle, or TINY the dramatic chihuahua behind the crime? Maybe it's Big Sal HIMSELF! Time for Pugly to put on his special DETECTIVE HAT and join forces with Clem the cat to find clues, interview suspects, and have a stake-out with real STEAK. Watch out criminals, Pugly is on the case! Discover more PUG-TASTIC adventures in Pugly Bakes a Cake.

To Wee or Not to Wee

To Wee or Not to Wee

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Hamlet could NEVER make his mind up about ANYTHING. And one time he actually went to school in just his pants and got sent home because he couldn't decide what to wear. When Izzy (star of The Spy Who Loved School Dinners) is asked to tell her friends some HILARIOUS and SCARY stories she knows exactly where to look: Shakespeare, the king of SUPER dramatic stuff. After learning about Macbeth (a STRONG solider who ate four bowls of porridge and twenty pieces of toast every morning) her friends want more. So Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet all get the Izzy treatment. There's blood and guts, ghosty stuff, and plenty of people wandering around in their nighties. The perfect introduction to the Bard! Izzy's version of Macbeth originally appeared on the BBC Radio series 'Shakespeare Retold', read by actress Shirley Henderson (who played Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films!). Read more of Izzy's adventures in these other books written by Pamela Butchart: Baby Aliens Got My Teacher The Spy Who Loved School Dinners My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Magic Hamster

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Magic Hamster

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Three more stories of primary school mayhem as 2F set out to solve the real mysteries of life. Does the classroom hamster have magical powers? When Lauren swallows a fly, will she ACTUALLY turn into one? And who, or what, is ROBOT BOY? Look out for other Wigglesbottom titles! The Shark in the Pool The Toilet Ghost

Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Izzy and her friends have never liked school dinners. And they're getting worse. The dinner ladies are acting strangely (making up random rules, wearing hats, and cooking new food, even more horrible than usual). Lollipop man mentions there is a new head dinner lady and calls her a bit of a legend (in a bad way) and that she used to be here a long, long time ago and has returned. Izzy and friends wonder if she is the reason for the strange behaviour. They wonder why she has returned. They find out she was fired. They speculate as to why and decide she's a demon who's returned to do bad things. Because why wouldn't she be?

Pugly Bakes a Cake

Pugly Bakes a Cake

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Pugly is a pug with aspirations and dreams. While his owner is at school, he bakes cakes, builds space rockets and solves crimes. Things never go entirely to plan, though... Funny, sweet stories for 5 to 6 year olds.

Paid Byth a Goglais Teigr/Never Tickle a Tiger

Paid Byth a Goglais Teigr/Never Tickle a Tiger

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Yikes, Ticklysaurus!

Yikes, Ticklysaurus!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Sometimes it can get a little boring being a dinosaur and hanging out around the swamp all day, but not when Ticklysaurus is around . . . UP jumped Ticklysaurus, and gave his arms a wiggle. Quick run, it's time for TICKLE CHASE - I'll make you dinos giggle. Join Tickly and his friends as they dash, crash, splish, splash, wiggle and giggle in this prehistoric side-splitter of a picture book. But there's someone that doesn't like being tickled at all - is Tickly brave enough to tickle a T-Rex?

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Three more stories of primary school mayhem from the Red House Children's Book Award shortlisted author, Pamela Butchart. Is there a shark in the local swimming pool? YES! Can playing with the class parachute make you invisible? YES! Are there dinosaur bones buried in the playground? YES! What are 2F going to do about it all? Have a lot of fun!

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Petunia Perry has decided to write her memoirs. She wants the world to know what it's like to start secondary school with a best friend who stages one-person flash mobs in the canteen, a mother who over-shares at parents' evenings and an unwelcome suitor who draws pictures of her as a unicorn. But it's when she decides to start a band with a spoon-player and a lead-singer who's a cat that things take a turn for the truly crazy...

Never Tickle a Tiger

Never Tickle a Tiger

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can't keep still! So when Izzy's school go on a trip to the zoo, her teacher warns her to behave. She must never wriggle, she must never fidget and she must certainly NEVER TICKLE A TIGER! But does Izzy listen? She does NOT - and what happens next throws the zoo into complete chaos. With eye-catching illustrations by the internationally acclaimed bestselling illustrator, Marc Boutavant, Never Tickle a Tiger will amaze and delight children and parents alike! It includes a spectacular double gatefold for the grand chaotic reveal.

My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat

My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2015

The third zippy and zany tale by Pamela Butchart sees Izzy and her friends plunged into more primary-school craziness. This time, they decide that their new head teacher is a vampire rat, based on his being slightly scary, having the blinds drawn in his office during the day and the fact he's banned garlic bread at lunchtimes. Now they just have to come up with a plan to vanquish him.

Yikes, Santa-CLAWS!

Yikes, Santa-CLAWS!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

It was Christmas Eve and the dino-tots were tucked up in bed dreaming of Christmas magic . . . But where were the jolly jingle bells? The hearty Ho! Ho! Ho! ? And who was this green scaly creature stomping through the snow? YIKES, It's Santa-CLAWS and he's causing chaos. Can ANYONE stop him and save the day? Find out in this crazy Christmas caper.

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can't wait to show her their den and its moth, and to help her avoid school dinners (also known as poison). But Matilde LOVES school dinners and even has seconds! And that's when they know. Matilde is a spy and she has come to find out their secrets. They must stop her before it's TOO LATE!!!

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost

Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. A class talent show becomes a thing of great mystery and intrigue, when it turns out that Jacob Barry's stinky shoe can PREDICT THE FUTURE! Or filled with peril when the boys' toilets become HAUNTED! And then there's the CURSE that lives in the story-time carpet and gives everyone ANTS IN THEIR PANTS...

Yikes, Stinkysaurus!

Yikes, Stinkysaurus!

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Stinkysaurus is the smelliest dinosaur in the whole wide world, and don't the other dinosaurs know it! The dinos rushed for cover, When Stinkysaurus was about! He smelled so bad that just one whiff, Could knock a T-Rex out! He never ever brushed his teeth, So his breath was super-grotty. And, poo! You won't believe the smells, That parped out from his botty! Yikes, Stinkysaurus! Finally, however, the other dinosaurs decide that the time has come for Stinkysaurus to take a bath. But will Stinkysaurus agree? Find out in this pong-fest of a picture book.

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher

Author: Pamela Butchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

One day Izzy and her friends are surprised to find that their teacher, Miss Jones, is actually being nice to them. This is the woman who was caught secretly smiling when Maisie Miller fell off her chair. There can only be one conclusion: she's been taken over by aliens, and now she wants to make them all aliens too!

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