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Moira Butterfield - Author

About the Author

Moira Butterfield's list of children's books includes a number of internationally successful titles spanning non-fiction and fiction for all ages up to 11. She has been highly commended by the US Library of Congress for her work, and her books have featured on the national UK school curriculum. She has written a number of art and craft books for children and run craft workshops at National book festivals.

Featured books by Moira Butterfield

Other books by Moira Butterfield

My Big Book of Questions About the World (with all the Answers, too!)

My Big Book of Questions About the World (with all the Answers, too!)

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Cindy Wume Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Discover all the answers to 50 big questions about the world in this gorgeous book, perfect for curious young readers. Where do stars go in the daytime? Do animals talk to each other? What are people made of? Questions pop into our heads all the time and every day. This beautifully-illustrated gift-book provides gentle, playful and easy-to-understand answers to 50 common questions about the wonderful world around you - with words by bestselling author Moira Butterfield and artwork by exciting talent Cindy Wume.

Sing Like a Whale Learn how to make a noise like the animals do!

Sing Like a Whale Learn how to make a noise like the animals do!

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Gwen Millward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2022

Learn how to squeak, roar and hoot like the animals do with this bright, fun and silly book aimed at younger readers to engage them in exploring sound! Hoot like an owl, howl like a wolf, and sing like a whale. Everyone needs to get their message and feelings across, animals included! Meet a collection of 12 animals from around the world and discover the sounds they make, and why. The book features a different creature on each spread, along with dynamic type design and illustrations to help the kids mimic each animal noise. The perfect book to read aloud one-to-one, or as a fun activity to engage a group of young children and get them stretching, hopping, wriggling and jumping!

Sometimes I'm a Baby Bear, Sometimes I'm a Snail Ways to Say How We Feel

Sometimes I'm a Baby Bear, Sometimes I'm a Snail Ways to Say How We Feel

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Gwen Millward Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2022

Today I'm a baby bear I want to hug. I wouldn't mind a cuddly squeeze. I'm baby bear, so yes, please! Developing emotional and social intelligence is a huge part of young children's development, and parents are often left grappling with how best to discuss feelings of shyness, social anxiety and physical boundaries with their children. In Sometimes I'm a Baby Bear, Sometimes I'm a Snail, author Moira Butterfield deftly broaches the many different feelings children face - from feeling cuddly like a baby bear or playful like a puppy, to wanting some peace and quiet alone, like a snail curled up in its shell. Through these charming animal comparisons, we see that all feelings are valid and are given tools for how to respect boundaries. Gwen Millward's lively illustrations bring every emotion vividly to life. A final spread provides extra tools to parents and carers to help young children express their feelings in a calm and constructive way.

The Secret Life of Bees Meet the bees of the world, with Buzzwing the honeybee

The Secret Life of Bees Meet the bees of the world, with Buzzwing the honeybee

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Vivian Mineker Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2022

Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore. Welcome to my honey hive home. It's where I live with my family. I'm small and fuzzy and striped black and gold. I'm Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee! Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born. Learn the secrets of this worker bee's tiny world, including: The bee life cycle Bee anatomy How bees collect nectar and make honey What happens inside the hive The different types of bees Why bees are so important to humans How bees can thrive in the city Bee folk tales from around the world With things to search for and find throughout, tips for making your own environment welcoming to bees and even a poetry-writing exercise, The Secret Life of Bees is brimming with reasons to admire and respect the hardworking honeybee. Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical guide to bees that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy - a book to be pored over time and again.

The Secret Life of Birds

The Secret Life of Birds

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Vivian Mineker Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2022

The Secret Life of Birds is a collection of delightful stories and engaging facts, which imparts a love of birds and of nature on the next generation, inspiring them to look after the world around them. Did you know that birds navigate by invisible pathways in the sky, that they can call to each other in thousands of different ways and they can be as big as a car or as small as a little finger? Let much-travelled Speedy the Swift guide you through this beautiful first guide to birdlife around the globe. Learn about nest-building and bird babies, feathers and beaks, flying journeys, bird calls, really unusual-looking birds, and ways to spot birds and help them near where you live. Read some beautiful bird folklore stories from around the planet, too. Speedy has learnt much on her travels and she will be a great guide for young readers, perhaps inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of birds. Following on from The Secret of Trees and The Secret Life of Bees, Birds is the next book in the series. Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical book that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book to be pored over time and again.

Grandma's Story

Grandma's Story

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2022

A deeply charming picture-book for grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in-between to share. All the grown-ups you know have their own story. They were all babies once. Then they grew, just like you... This charming picture-book is all about grandparents, grandchildren and connections between the generations. The two important messages at its heart are, first, that older family members often play a HUGE part in a child's life, which is something to celebrate, and, second, that we each have our own life story - a fundamental point for developing empathy in young children. With characterful artwork throughout, and an end-note packed full of suggestions on how to use this book with a child, Grandma's Story is a perfect choice for grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in-between to share.

My Big Book of Transport

My Big Book of Transport

Author: Moira Butterfield Illustrator: Bryony Clarkson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

A vibrant celebration of things that go, with a lively text from author Moira Butterfield and pictures from debut-talent Bryony Clarkson. Come and hitch a ride in vehicles of every shape and size - from family cars to double-decker buses, chugging tractors to speedy supercars, and gigantic monster-trucks to noisy fire engines. With bounce-along rhythms and fascinating facts from author Moira Butterfield, and bright, lively pictures by rising star Bryony Clarkson, any single reading of My Big Book of Transport is sure to result in a victory lap or two!

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