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Patricia Hegarty - Author

About the Author

Patricia Hegarty began working in children's publishing more years than she cares to remember and is now Editorial Director at CaterpillarBooks.  As an editor she has worked on titles ranging from atlases to animal pop-ups, craft kits to crazy mazes and sticker books to secret diaries.

 

Featured books by Patricia Hegarty

Other books by Patricia Hegarty

Build a House

Build a House

Author: Patricia Hegarty, Thomas Elliott Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Babies will love learning all about how to build a house in this interactive touch and trace book.

Plant and Grow

Plant and Grow

Author: Patricia Hegarty, Thomas Elliott Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Babies will love learning all about how things grow in this interactive touch and trace book.

Little Bird Lost

Little Bird Lost

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Deer is grazing in the forest, minding his own business, when he hears someone calling out for help. Little Bird has injured his wing in a fall and has been separated from his flock, who are flying away to another, warmer land. Deer is keen to help Little Bird and introduces him to his forest friends, who tell them that Little Bird needs to follow the sun in order to find his flock. But how can he do that when he can no longer fly? Deer offers to journey with him and they set off on an adventure through the forest and the seasons... A charming story about helping others to overcome obstacles.

Everybody's Welcome

Everybody's Welcome

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

Wouldn't it be great if you could build a home that opened its doors to everyone - tall or short, fat or thin, rich or poor... Well, perhaps if everybody pitches in to help, one little mouse can achieve that dream. This heart-warming story is brought to life with clever die-cuts and playful illustrations.

On Sleepy Hill

On Sleepy Hill

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/09/2019

As the sun goes down on Sleepy Hill the animals are settling down for the night. This beautifully illustrated picture book with intricate peek-through pages and rhyming text is perfect for bedtime reading.

Bedtime Bear

Bedtime Bear

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 08/08/2019

It's bedtime in the forest, Bear is curled up tight. Stroke his soft and shiny fur, Before you say goodnight. This cute touch-and-feel book is perfect for bedtime reading.

Touch-and-feel Tower Animals

Touch-and-feel Tower Animals

Author: Patricia Hegarty, Carlo Beranek Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/08/2019

Are you feeling brave? Then come and follow me On a trek into the jungle - I wonder who we'll see? Who's tickling Tiger and who's made Elephant jump? Nothing is quite what it seems in this quirky touch-and-feel book full of busy jungle animals!

Unicorn a magical book of colours

Unicorn a magical book of colours

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 11/07/2019

Discover a whole world of unicorns in this playful book of colours! Bright artwork, finger-holes and a cheerful rhyming text make learning come alive.

Flamingo a colourful book of counting

Flamingo a colourful book of counting

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 11/07/2019

How many flamingos can you count in this playful book of numbers? Bright artwork, finger-holes and a cheerful rhyming text make learning come alive!

Dotty and Dash's 1, 2, 3

Dotty and Dash's 1, 2, 3

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 11/07/2019

Dotty and Dash are off on a quest, to discover the number they like the best. Help Dotty and Dash to choose their favourite numbers between 1 and 100 in this colourful pop-up counting book.

Sea A World Beneath the Waves

Sea A World Beneath the Waves

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and from electric eels to humpback whales. A colourful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup in this delightful peep-through picture book.

The Song of the Dinosaurs A Prehistoric Peek-Through Book

The Song of the Dinosaurs A Prehistoric Peek-Through Book

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2019

I am the song of the dinosaurs, For millions of years my tune filled the air. In the whisper of leaves, caught on the breeze, Travelling unseen, but I was still there. This beautiful die-cut book takes a journey back through time to discover a world where the land, skies and seas were ruled by the dinosaurs

Love from Me to You

Love from Me to You

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2019

Love is all around us In everything we do. It's little acts of kindness, It's a kiss from me to you. Love can be found on every page of this cute peek-through board book.

Moon

Moon

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night-time creatures; from turtles laying their eggs on white sandy beaches, to migrating birds using the moon to navigate their way to sunnier climes. Turn the peek-through pages to see the moon change shape as it goes through the lunar cycle.

Everybody's Welcome

Everybody's Welcome

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Wouldn't it be great if you could build a home that opened its doors to everyone - tall or short, fat or thin, rich or poor... Well, perhaps if everybody pitches in to help, one little mouse can achieve that dream. This heart-warming story is brought to life with clever die-cuts and playful illustrations.

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2018

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this peek-through board book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter. Young children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking board book.

Bug Bear

Bug Bear

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

One bothersome bug needs a warm place to stay - and Bear's thick fur looks perfect. What a kerfuffle! Will Bear ever get this wiggly, tickly Bug to buzz off? Bug Bear is a hilariously entertaining picture book. Readers are sure to giggle as they watch grumpy Bear struggle to get rid of his uninvited guest! With bright and engaging illustrations, young children will love to read this eye-catching story again and again.

Goodnight Sleepy Caterpillar

Goodnight Sleepy Caterpillar

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 08/02/2018

It's been a long day for one little caterpillar. Follow her through the forest as she says goodnight to all her woodland friends and look out for the surprise ending in this delightful peek-through storybook.

The River An Epic Journey to the Sea

The River An Epic Journey to the Sea

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. With stunning artwork from Hanako Clulow, a lyrical narrative and a magical 'swimming fish' on every page, this is a book to treasure and revisit time and again.

Alfie and Bet's ABC A pop-up alphabet book

Alfie and Bet's ABC A pop-up alphabet book

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/02/2018

'Alfie and Bet are off on a quest To discover the letter they like the best. But Alfie and Bet can never agree - If Alfie says A, Bet will say B!' Alfie and Bet can't decide which is their favourite letter of the alphabet! Join them on their journey through this colourful pop-up extravaganza and learn the letters of the alphabet along the way.

We Are Family

We Are Family

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

All families are different - and yet in many ways the same! This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share.

Moon

Moon

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below is full of busy night-time creatures; from turtles laying their eggs on white sandy beaches, to migrating birds using the moon to navigate their way to sunnier climes. Turn the peek-through pages to see the moon change shape as it goes through the lunar cycle.

Above and Below

Above and Below

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface. From the rainforest to the ocean and the macro to the micro, lift the flap to explore the fascinating relationships occurring in each of the world's ecosystems.

Bug Bear

Bug Bear

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

One bothersome bug needs a warm place to stay - and Bear's thick fur looks perfect. What a kerfuffle! Will Bear ever get this wiggly, tickly Bug to buzz off? Bug Bear is a hilariously entertaining picture book. Readers are sure to giggle as they watch grumpy Bear struggle to get rid of his uninvited guest! With bright and engaging illustrations, young children will love to read this eye-catching story again and again.

Bee Nature's tiny miracle

Bee Nature's tiny miracle

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

A wonder of nature is about to unfold... Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flower to flower in this delightful peep-through picture book. Brought to life by the lyrical text and stunning artwork from the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, the miracle of pollination will amaze and entertain.

We Are Family

We Are Family

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

All families are different - and yet in many ways the same! This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share.

Animal Journeys

Animal Journeys

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2017

Use this beautifully illustrated book to find out about some extraordinary animal odysseys, from mass migrations to flying fish, from pollination to echolocation. Discover how animals adapt to their environments to help them thrive and survive in this journal of amazing animal journeys.

Noisy Baby Animals

Noisy Baby Animals

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/09/2016

Touch, feel and hear the baby animals on every page of this interactive board book, packed with colourful photographs, tactile textures and adorable baby animal sounds.

Goodnight Farm

Goodnight Farm

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 11/08/2016

This gentle touch-and-feel book follows Owl on her journey through the night sky, saying Goodnight to all the sleeping farm animals. The lyrical text and beautiful, soft illustration makes this book perfect for any child's bedtime.

Bee Nature's tiny miracle

Bee Nature's tiny miracle

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

A wonder of nature is about to unfold... Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flower to flower in this delightful peep-through picture book. Brought to life by the lyrical text and stunning artwork from the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, the miracle of pollination will amaze and entertain.

Above and Below

Above and Below

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface. From the rainforest to the ocean and the macro to the micro, lift the flap to explore the fascinating relationships occurring in each of the world's ecosystems.

The River An Epic Journey to the Sea

The River An Epic Journey to the Sea

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 07/04/2016

Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. With stunning artwork from Hanako Clulow, a lyrical narrative and a magical 'swimming fish' on every page, this is a book to treasure and revisit time and again.

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Tree Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

Ten Spooky Skeletons

Ten Spooky Skeletons

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Join the skeletons as they go on a counting adventure in search of friends in this peek-through picture book with a spooky twist and a glow-in-the-dark finale!

Bear's Truck Is Stuck!

Bear's Truck Is Stuck!

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/07/2015

Find out what happens when Bear's truck gets stuck in the mud! As the dark clouds gather and it starts to rain, will any of the farm animals be able to help him? Lift the flap or turn the page to transform the image and see if Bear finally manages to get free...

Who's There? Beware!

Who's There? Beware!

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/07/2015

All is not as it seems in this magic book of changing pictures! As Little Mouse travels through the woods alone on a quiet moonlit night, the mischievous shadows decide to play tricks on him. Will he make it to Granny's house safely? With ingenious changing pictures and playful rhyming text, Who's There? Beware! is sure to become a firm bedtime favourite.

Thank You A first book of manners

Thank You A first book of manners

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2015

Use the soft and cuddly finger puppet to act out Puppy's little story and learn the power of saying thank you! This little puppet book is a perfect teaching aid, highlighting the importance of manners and kindness.

Please A first book of manners

Please A first book of manners

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 06/04/2015

Use the soft and cuddly finger puppet to act out Bear's little story and learn the power of a very important word beginning with 'p'! This little puppet book is a perfect teaching aid, highlighting the importance of manners and kindness.

Zip It A fancy book of fastenings

Zip It A fancy book of fastenings

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Novelty book Release Date: 02/03/2015

Zip Froggy's mouth from side to side. See it shut, then open wide! Let little hands loose on this first book of fastenings, featuring a zip, button, laces and more!

Five Little Ghosts

Five Little Ghosts

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Board book Release Date: 14/07/2014

Five little ghosts at the end of the day, are on the lookout for somewhere to play! Follow the adventures of five little ghosts in this comical rhyming caper. From a dress-up box to midnight feasts, this cute board book features a host of friendly Halloween mischief!

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