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Karl Newson - Author

About the Author

Karl Newson is a talented new name in children’s books who lives in London. He writing stories on a variety of topics, from quiet bedtime reads, to wild, imaginative, wondrous tales. The sometimes writer of short poems, Karl loves to gaze at the stars and wonder why… and always gets his best ideas just before bed. Karl is the author of Here Comes the Sun, Fum, Little Grey's Birthday Surprise and A Bear is a Bear. I am a Tiger is his first picture book with Macmillan.

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I Really, Really Need a Wee!

I Really, Really Need a Wee!

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Bush Baby is in a fix. She didn't need a wee before she left home - now she needs one right away! Uh-oh! But what will she do if there's just nowhere to go? A pant-wettingly funny tale of determination and self-awareness - packed with toilet humour! The perfect picture book to teach children the importance of that last-chance bathroom trip!

If You See a Lion

If You See a Lion

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2020

Once upon a time, there was a story in this book. But a lion ate it all. Narrated by a tall, handsome and ever-so-dashing lion, dressed head to toe in fancy dress, this is a hilarious story of how a greedy lion ate all the picture book characters and lies about it. Problem is, he just can't resist boasting about it! The lion, while disguised, beckons the reader closer to find the culprit while a rabbit hides in the pages, shouting out warnings until he bravely confronts the lion about his crime. Will he win? And will Lion ever learn his lesson? A hilarious story with plenty of opportunities for group participation.

I can roar like a Dinosaur

I can roar like a Dinosaur

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A laugh-out-loud funny picture book, starring the small but mighty Mouse! Mouse might be teeny-tiny-titchy-witchy, but she's determined to show the other animals that anyone can roar like a dinosaur. With the help of her trusty How to Roar Like a Dinosaur book, Mouse gets to work getting her dino-roar back, much to the bemusement of the chattering meerkat, the grunting warthog and the ruk-ruking chameleon . . . But what's that coming up behind them, with a really loud ROAR?! The follow-up to the hilarious I am a Tiger and I am not an Elephant, written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Amnesty CILIP Award winning artist, Ross Collins.

I can roar like a Dinosaur

I can roar like a Dinosaur

Author: Karl Newson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A laugh-out-loud funny picture book, starring the small but mighty Mouse! Mouse might be teeny-tiny-titchy-witchy, but she's determined to show the other animals that anyone can roar like a dinosaur. With the help of her trusty How to Roar Like a Dinosaur book, Mouse gets to work getting her dino-roar back, much to the bemusement of the chattering meerkat, the grunting warthog and the ruk-ruking chameleon . . . But what's that coming up behind them, with a really loud ROAR?! The follow-up to the hilarious I am a Tiger and I am not an Elephant, written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Amnesty CILIP Award winning artist, Ross Collins.

Bug Club Shared Reading: I Am a Line (Reception)

Bug Club Shared Reading: I Am a Line (Reception)

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

I am a line, short and thin ... and this is how my line begins ... When a pencil line sets off across the page, there's no stopping it. Follow the line on its adventure up zigzag mountains, across the wavy sea, through looping bouquets and deep down tunnels underground. There is so much for the line to explore! Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 4-5 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Art and the topic area of lines Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Bug Club Shared Reading: Lost in the Storm (Year 1)

Bug Club Shared Reading: Lost in the Storm (Year 1)

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Smokey the fire dragon, who lives at the top of an old, jagged mountain, loves going on new adventures. She soars over forests and glides over rivers until one day a storm strikes! In the darkness and noise of the storm, Smokey loses her way... Will she ever find her way back home? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 5-6 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Geography and the topic area of physical geography Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Pet Portrait Painter (Year 1)

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Pet Portrait Painter (Year 1)

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Penelope Pip can paint your pet in any colour, size and style you can think of - no animal is too difficult. As the day goes on she realises that the owners seem to look just like their pets - how silly! But a surprise might just be in store when Penelope Pip returns home ... Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 5-6 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Art and the topic area of portraits Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

For All the Stars Across the Sky

For All the Stars Across the Sky

Author: Karl Newson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

A beautiful new bedtime classic, which celebrates the immeasurable love between a mummy and her baby. For all the stars across the sky, big and little and bright. Here's a wish from me to you, before we say goodnight... Every evening, when the sun is fading, Luna and her mother play a game. They close their eyes, make a wish, and imagine themselves on the most incredible of adventures - swimming with the sound of whale song, flying like birds, and gazing over the tallest treetops... Glowing with lyricism, intimacy and love, this beautiful bedtime story celebrates the bond between parent and child, and is brought majestically to life by illustrator Chiaki Okada.

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