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Timothy Knapman - Author

About the Author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here.

 

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Featured books by Timothy Knapman

Superhero Mum

Superhero Mum

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

This mum really does have superpowers!

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This vibrant, humorous and warm-hearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do is a classic about the specialness of dad (and their superhero sons!).

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Wally just wants to be an ordinary, normal boy living an ordinary, normal life - then his uncle Foulpest comes to look after him. Foulpest is an ogre, and he has other ideas. Foulpest means well, but he just can't help causing chaos - whether it's accidentally sending Miss Nutkin through the roof at the school parents' evening or employing some very dubious elves to clean up their house in time for a sleepover... 

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Other books by Timothy Knapman

Big Bad Wolfsville Band 10+/White Plus

Big Bad Wolfsville Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Once upon a time, Story Town was the place where people went to live happily ever after, until Little Bo Peep's sheep went missing and the Big Bad Wolf came to town ... See familiar characters from famous fairy tales transported to a new, humorous context in this thrilling adventure story by Timothy Knapman. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to pratise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

You Can't Stop the Big Bad Bogey (PB)

You Can't Stop the Big Bad Bogey (PB)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Can anyone stop the Big Bad Bogey? He's BOUNCY. He's NASTY. He's GREEN. He keeps ruining everyone's stories. But someone's standing up to this snotty mischief-maker: The Good Little Bogey. In this brilliant battle between good and evil, who will have the last laugh? A riotous picture book with a hilarious twist by Tim Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.

Big Digger Little Digger

Big Digger Little Digger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

A modern day The Little Engine Who Could - a story about a little digger with a very big heart, perfect for all fans of construction site stories! Little Digger loves to work hard, digging holes all day long. Little digger, little digger, little digger, he hums happily as he digs. But, one day, an especially BIG hole needs to be dug, and so in comes ... BIG DIGGER. Big Digger like to dig down DEEP! he roars, and he begins to dig the biggest hole that anyone on the building site has ever seen... With the arrival of Big Digger, will there still be a place for Little Digger on the building site? A heart-warming read-aloud story about the power of hard work, teamwork and positivity from the author of Follow the Track All the Way Back and award-winning illustrator Daron Parton.

Harry in a Hurry

Harry in a Hurry

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Harry in a Hurry is Timothy Knapman and Gemma Merino's unique twist on the well-loved Aseop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Harry the Hare is always in a hurry - he's not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast - and if he's riding on his speedy scooter then you'd better watch out! But when Harry accidentally hurries his way into the local pond, and Tom the Tortoise fishes him out, Harry is forced to take a leaf out of Tom's book and slow right down. In doing so he not only finds a new friend, but enjoys a whole new world of experiences.

Harry in a Hurry

Harry in a Hurry

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Harry in a Hurry is Timothy Knapman and Gemma Merino's unique twist on the well-loved Aseop's Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Harry the Hare is always in a hurry - he's not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast - and if he's riding on his speedy scooter then you'd better watch out! But when Harry accidentally hurries his way into the local pond, and Tom the Tortoise fishes him out, Harry is forced to take a leaf out of Tom's book and slow right down. In doing so he not only finds a new friend, but enjoys a whole new world of experiences.

Superhero Dad and Daughter

Superhero Dad and Daughter

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

Superhero Dad and Son

Superhero Dad and Son

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Frankenstein's Sofa

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Frankenstein's Sofa

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Victor Frankenstein's inventions aren't usually scary - they just make his friends giggle. But he's about to invent something truly terrifying! Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Captain Sparklebeard

Captain Sparklebeard

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

FOR REBEL GIRLS WITH BIG DREAMS! ARRRRR you ready for this unmissable girl power adventure? Join Captain Sparklebeard as she sets sail against the seas and dares to be different! Peg dreams of adventure and has big ambitions, but when she asks to join the pirates crew they won't let her join because she's too small and she doesn't even have a beard! But can Peg prove, against all odds, that she's the greatest pirate there ever was? Perfect for fans of the chart-smashing Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and tapping into the huge demand for stories featuring strong female characters, this is a pirate story like no other. Peg's determination, ambition and courage to be herself will inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls. Smashing gender stereotypes and with an inclusive cast of characters, this is the must-have book to empower young children to have the courage to be themselves. So, buckle up, grab your sparkliest beard and get ready to join the best crew that ever sailed the seven seas! Tim Knapman writes plays, musicals, songs and children's books and has been published by Simon & Schuster, Puffin, Macmillan, Scholastic, Hachette, Egmont UK and many more. His previous books include the bestselling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes and Superhero Dad. His books have been translated into 20 languages and several have been read on CBeebies bedtime stories. Tim has done more than 100 events and readings in schools, colleges, bookshops, fairs, libraries and festivals. He lives in Sussex and his hobbies include swashbuckling. Sam Lloyd is the illustrator behind the bestselling Mr Pusskins series which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Booktrust Pre-School Award and was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award. Her novelty books include the Richard and Judy prize-winning Calm Down, Boris and Hello Dudley. Sam's books have been translated into over 15 languages. Sam lives in Brighton with her son Ozzy and their ginormous ginger cat.

What's Next?

What's Next?

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2019

A sweet, suspenseful story of a baby badger and his dad with rich, atmospheric illustrations from Jane McGuinness. Curious Baby Badger loves exploring. He is eager to see, and know, more of the world beyond his den. So, one night, his daddy takes him on a moonlit adventure through the still, black-and-white forest up above their underground home. And that sets Baby Badger's imagination soaring. What's daytime like? he wonders. What's next? A tender father and son story of adventure, discovery and the comforting pull of home, paired with rich, evocative illustrations from Jane McGuinness.

Superhero Mum and Daughter

Superhero Mum and Daughter

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to earth from outer space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!

Superhero Mum and Son

Superhero Mum and Son

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to earth from outer space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her son's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!

Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping

Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

My Christmas is for presents And fun and Santa Claus, I'd never want it spoiled By naughty dinosaurs. When a group of unruly dinosaurs threaten to ruin Christmas, one little boy decides to take charge. Will the dinosaurs listen? You bet they will! And after a lot of sorting, cleaning and tidying, it's very clear that this will definitely be the best Christmas ever. Hooray for the dinosaurs!

The Winter Fox

The Winter Fox

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

Fox loves to play, but his friends are worried about him. It's nearly winter, and it's time he started getting ready: he needs a warm home, a cosy bed and food to eat! Each animal knows just what Fox should do, if only he would listen to them . . . When winter finally comes, Fox finds himself cold, hungry and all alone. Can a Christmas wish help him set things right?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 20: Space Mistakes

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 20: Space Mistakes

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Space Mistakes is a comic space caper featuring a crew of misfits, a rickety spaceship, impossible odds and a major diplomatic incident caused by a blueberry muffin. Our heroes are captained by the ever hopeful, ever hapless Oliver Jolly, who nearly plunges the whole galaxy into war by accident - and things only get worse from there. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Who's afraid of the BIG BAD BOGEY? Every one of you! The Big Bad Bogey is a BADDIE. He's BIG, NASTY and GREEN and doesn't care whose story he ruins. He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can ANYONE stop him? A riotous tale with a hilarious twist by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.

Busy Builders: Farm

Busy Builders: Farm

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/09/2018

Have fun while you learn in this vibrant book and model kit - perfect for curious preschoolers! This beautifully illustrated 32 page book features fun facts and detailed illustrations of all aspects of running a farm, from sowing and harvesting, to how to handle livestock and which vehicles are needed for which jobs. Punch out at slot together the barn, farmer, vehicle and farm animals (including a cow, sheep, pigs and chickens) and then piece together the jigsaw track to take you on a journey through fields of tasty crops and orchards ripe with fruit.

Big Digger Little Digger

Big Digger Little Digger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Little Digger loves to work hard, digging holes all day long. Little digger, little digger, little digger, he hums happily as he digs. But, one day, an especially BIG hole needs to be dug, and so in comes ... BIG DIGGER. Big Digger like to dig down DEEP! he roars, and he begins to dig the biggest hole that anyone on the building site has ever seen... With the arrival of Big Digger, will there still be a place for Little Digger on the building site? A heart-warming read-aloud story about the power of hard work, teamwork and positivity from the author of Follow the Track All the Way Back and award-winning illustrator Daron Parton.

Follow the Track All the Way Back

Follow the Track All the Way Back

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Little Train is going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! But before he goes, his mummy and daddy remind him: When it's time to come home, no matter how far you are, just follow the track all the way back, where we'll be waiting. So Little Train heads off into the unknown with a clickety-clack... But, when night falls and the track runs out, will he remember what to do? Taking its place beside the classic The Little Engine That Could, young readers will share Little Train's trepidation and excitement in this uplifting and extraordinary read-aloud adventure, and rejoice in the gorgeously atmospheric artwork of illustrator Ben Mantle.

Superhero Mum

Superhero Mum

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to earth from outer space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!

Superhero Mum

Superhero Mum

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

This mum really does have superpowers!

Pirates in the Supermarket (Gift Ed)

Pirates in the Supermarket (Gift Ed)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 04/01/2018

There's an anchor in the butter! There's a spyglass by the juice! There are parrots on the carrots! There are PIRATES on the loose! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave? Chunky gift-edition board book of a hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind DINOSAURS IN THE SUPERMARKET.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: The Night Knight

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: The Night Knight

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Jake can't sleep. There are odd noises and he is scared. Suddenly, the Night Knight appears! Will the Night Knight help Jake or will Jake end up helping the knight? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Busy Builders Airport Airports

Busy Builders Airport Airports

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The perfect package for budding pilots and jet-setters, this illustrated box opens up and transforms into a busy airport scene. Punch out and slot together the aeroplanes, pilots and accessories, and piece together the jigsaw puzzle runway to play with your own airport scene. The 32-page book features detailed, labelled illustrations of all aspects of the running of an airport from check-in, to take off and right through to touch down. Kit includes: 32-page book, fold-out airport set and punch-out models to make

Pirates in the Supermarket

Pirates in the Supermarket

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A hilarious picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind Dinosaurs In the Supermarket. There's an anchor in the butter! There's a spyglass by the juice! There are parrots on the carrots! There are PIRATES on the loose! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upsidedown. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave? PICTURE BOOKS BY TIMOTHY KNAPMAN Dinosaurs in the Supermarket Dinosaurs in My School Pirates in the Supermarket My Adventure Island Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey? You Can't Stop the Big Bad Bogey!

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : Extinct

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : Extinct

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Mee loves to draw on the walls of his cave, but he has run out of room. Will he find blank walls at the back of his cave or something more unexpected? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Rockabye Pirate

Rockabye Pirate

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Rock-a-bye pirate, in the crow's nest Mummy says bedtime, and Mummy knows best. You've had your adventures, you've sailed the high seas, So under the covers and go to sleep, please. After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There'll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more 'A-harr me hearties!' It's time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure. Join Rockabye Pirate in this glorious bedtime book - perfect for sleepy pirates everywhere!

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2017

There's a T. rex gobbling sausages, a Stegosaurus spilling beans! A Diplodocus in the frozen peas fills the aisles with greens! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Who will mop up the mess? Chunky gift-edition board book of a bestselling dinosaur romp!

The Winter Fox

The Winter Fox

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Fox is so busy playing all summer long, that when winter comes he is cold, hungry and all alone. If only he'd listened to his friends...Can a Christmas wish make things right? With sparkly foil throughout, this tale of friendship is the perfect story to share on cold winter nights.

The Winter Fox

The Winter Fox

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Fox is so busy playing all summer long, that when winter comes he is cold, hungry and all alone. If only he'd listened to his friends...Can a Christmas wish make things right? With sparkly foil throughout, this tale of friendship is the perfect story to share on cold winter nights.

Sir Dancealot

Sir Dancealot

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

From jiving away trolls to boogying aside bogglesnots and bopping off beasties, there's not a fearsome foe Sir Dancealot can't defeat! But when a fire-breathing dragon arrives at the castle gates demanding a dance-off, everyone is worried. Could this be one step too far for our hero of the dance floor? A hilarious story of sequinned clothes, dragon foes and twinkly toes.

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!

Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes!

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Everyone has to brush their teeth, wash their hair and go to bed sometime - even dinosaurs! From the author of Soon comes a raucous bedtime read-aloud - brimming with dinosaurs! Mum is trying to get her rather lively dino-obsessed child ready for bed, but this little boy won't go easy ... he's got a dinosaur-themed comeback (and a ROARY action) for everything! Dinosaurs don't have to eat all their dinner, wash their hair or brush their teeth ... so why should he? And as bedtime beckons, the little boy gets more and more lost in his imaginative world... Will mum ever get him to close his eyes? With exuberant, hilarious dinosaur art from shining illustration talent, Nikki Dyson, this is the perfect story for children with wild imaginations (who refuse to go to sleep!).

Rockabye Pirate

Rockabye Pirate

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Rock-a-bye pirate, in the crow's nest Mummy says bedtime, and Mummy knows best. You've had your adventures, you've sailed the high seas, So under the covers and go to sleep, please. After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There'll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more 'A-harr me hearties!' It's time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure. Join Rockabye Pirate in this glorious bedtime book - perfect for sleepy pirates everywhere!

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

Leisure and Entertainment since 1900 Band 13/Topaz

Leisure and Entertainment since 1900 Band 13/Topaz

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Can you imagine what life was like before television was invented? Find out about how music, dancing, film, television, sport and computing have changed since 1900. Read about the different things people used to do in their spare time and how this is different from what we do today. * Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * An information book. * Curriculum Links: History

Goodnight Tiger

Goodnight Tiger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Goodnight Tiger is a quirky, funny bedtime story book, full of jungle animals and surprises. With vibrant, characterful illustrations by Laura Hughes (Daddy Sandwich), this charming picture book by best-selling author Timothy Knapman (Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Dinosaurs in the Supermarket) is sure to delight children at bedtime - and it's great for reinforcing bath and bedtime routines too. The animals in Emily's jungle wallpaper can't sleep, and they are bellowing and stomping and growling and keeping her awake! Go to sleep! shouts Emily. We've tried and tried, but can't! says the tiger. So Emily climbs into the wallpaper and shows the animals how to get ready for bed. Only baths and lullabies aren't quite the same in the jungle...!

Goodnight Tiger

Goodnight Tiger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Goodnight Tiger is a quirky, funny bedtime story book, full of jungle animals and surprises. With vibrant, characterful illustrations by Laura Hughes (Daddy Sandwich), this charming picture book by best-selling author Timothy Knapman (Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Dinosaurs in the Supermarket) is sure to delight children at bedtime - and it's great for reinforcing bath and bedtime routines too. The animals in Emily's jungle wallpaper can't sleep, and they are bellowing and stomping and growling and keeping her awake! Go to sleep! shouts Emily. We've tried and tried, but can't! says the tiger. So Emily climbs into the wallpaper and shows the animals how to get ready for bed. Only baths and lullabies aren't quite the same in the jungle...! Perfect for fans of The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

A Monster's Moved In!

A Monster's Moved In!

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

It's raining and Barnaby is bored. Then he has a brilliant idea: he's going to make a den. But a monster might move in! say Mum and Dad. Barnaby's den is made of cushions and bits of sofa - far too cosy for a monster. But playing by himself isn't much fun and soon Barnaby wishes a monster would move in. BIG MISTAKE! A laugh-out-loud romp from best-selling author, Timothy Knapman (Dinosaurs in the Supermarket and Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates). This funny picture book celebrates friendship, imagination and play. Children will love the bright and lively illustrations - a book to banish rainy day blues.

Deinosoriaid yn fy Ysgol

Deinosoriaid yn fy Ysgol

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 10: Frankenstein's Sofa

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 10: Frankenstein's Sofa

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Victor dreams of inventing something worthy of winning The Scariest Thing trophy. However, Victor's inventions aren't scary enough, unless you're afraid of cheese-flavoured sweets ... But this year Victor is dreaming up his scariest invention yet - a monster! But his monster turns out to be pinker, frillier and, well, more sofa-like than he intended ... Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Dinosaurs in My School

Dinosaurs in My School

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Who has squashed our bookshelf? Our teacher asks us all. Someone's bitten the board in two! There are claw marks on the wall! For one little boy, a regular day at school is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs are there to wreak havoc in the classroom, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Prepare for a school day that is far from ordinary in this hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind DINOSAURS IN THE SUPERMARKET.

Detective McWoof and the Great Poodle Doodler Mystery

Detective McWoof and the Great Poodle Doodler Mystery

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2015

Detective McWoof likes to think he's a great detective. He's always sniffing for cases to solve. The problem is that he sometimes misses the most obvious clues - so it's a good job he has a trusty assistant, Wanda, to keep him scampering in the right direction! Together they will leave no case unsolved, and no bone unchewed . . .

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This vibrant, humorous and warm-hearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do is a classic about the specialness of dad (and their superhero sons!).

All Aboard the Dinosaur Express

All Aboard the Dinosaur Express

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

The Dinosaur Express is the most exciting train you have ever seen - so climb aboard, it's just about to set off! The engine's like a T. rex head, the carriages have scales! It's faster than a pterosaur - it flies along the rails! The stegosaurus stationmaster blows his whistle - yes! All aboard! All aboard the Dinosaur Express! With doors like pterodactyl wings and seats as comfy as allosaurus paws, the Dinosaur Express is a train like no other. These little dinosaurs can't believe their eyes as the mighty train pulls into the station and, what do you know, one very lucky dinosaur might even get picked to drive the train!

Mighty Small

Mighty Small

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2015

Here comes Mighty Small! He may be the smallest superhero in the town, but he's also the bravest, too. So when the circus clowns pinch all the gold from the town's bank, there's only one thing he can do . . . Max leaps into action shouting, 'Baddie pants, beware!' and tracks the clowns all the way back to their Big Top hide-out, where their boss, Mr Big, is waiting to fill his trunk with gold. Will Max be able to overthrow Mr Big and return the gold to the town? Find out in this action-packed superhero adventure that will have you cheering for the underdog!

A Monster's Moved In!

A Monster's Moved In!

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2015

It's raining and Barnaby is bored. Then he has a brilliant idea: he's going to make a den. But a monster might move in! say Mum and Dad. Barnaby's den is made of cushions and bits of sofa - far too cosy for a monster. But playing by himself isn't much fun and soon Barnaby wishes a monster would move in. BIG MISTAKE! A laugh-out-loud romp from best-selling author, Timothy Knapman (Dinosaurs in the Supermarket and Mungo and the Pirate Book Pirates). This funny picture book celebrates friendship, imagination and play. Children will love the bright and lively illustrations - a book to banish rainy day blues.

Let's Read! Little Ogre's Surprise Supper

Let's Read! Little Ogre's Surprise Supper

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2014

The complete story and original illustrations of Timothy Knapman and Ben Cort's picture book, LITTLE OGRE'S SURPRISE SUPPER, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. Everyone knows that ogres eat children. Except Jack. So when Little Ogre says, I want you for supper! Jack is delighted to be invited. Will he realise that he is the supper before it's too late? 'This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage children to become enthusiastic, independent readers.' -- Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge

Mum's the Word

Mum's the Word

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

An adorable rhyming story, celebrating the special relationship between mother and child. One little puppy is off on a mission to find a special word. It feels like a cuddle. It's as warm as goodnight kiss. And it begins with an 'M'... What could it be? Mum of course! This charming picture book will make the perfect Mother's Day, new mum or baby shower gift.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 12: Fables From Africa

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 12: Fables From Africa

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet a proud lion, a hungry hyena and a greedy lizard in Fables from Africa. These animals learn very important lessons in these stories from Africa which will make you both laugh and think. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 16: Mythical Beasts And Fabulous Monsters

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 16: Mythical Beasts And Fabulous Monsters

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Mythical Beasts and Fabulous Monsters a prince faces the man-eating Minotaur, a Viking challenges the hungry Kraken, an adventurer rises with the immense Roc and a boy quizzes the wise Phoenix. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

What would you do if your eyebrows disappeared? Would you notice? Would you care?When Eleanor's eyebrows disappear, she doesn't care one bit. After all what's the point of eyebrows - they're just two silly, scruffy, hairy little bits of fluff! This hilarious and surreal book follows the eyebrows' adventures as extra legs for an ant pretending to be a spider, a twirly moustache for a magician and a furry exclamation mark.

BC Red (KS2) B/5B William Shakespeare's King Lear BC Red (KS2) B/5B William Shakespeare's King Lear Red B/5B (KS2)

BC Red (KS2) B/5B William Shakespeare's King Lear BC Red (KS2) B/5B William Shakespeare's King Lear Red B/5B (KS2)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2013

There's a T. rex gobbling sausages, a Stegosaurus spilling beans! A Diplodocus in the frozen peas fills the aisles with greens! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Who will mop up the mess? A hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind MY ADVENTURE ISLAND (9781407115238).

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Wally just wants to be an ordinary, normal boy living an ordinary, normal life - then his uncle Foulpest comes to look after him. Foulpest is an ogre, and he has other ideas. Foulpest means well, but he just can't help causing chaos - whether it's accidentally sending Miss Nutkin through the roof at the school parents' evening or employing some very dubious elves to clean up their house in time for a sleepover... 

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Mungo and the Spiders from Space

Mungo and the Spiders from Space

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Mungo was really enjoying his new book Galacticus and Gizmo Save the Universe. The dashing hero, Captain Galacticus, had just been captured by the evil Dr Frankenstinker and things didn't look good. Mungo couldn't wait to find out what happened next, but when he turned over, the last page was missing! Who would foil Dr Frankenstinker's dastardly plan? Who would save the universe now? There was nothing for it - Mungo took a deep breath and jumped into the story . . . and his very own space odyssey! With a lot of courage and a little help from a Vroom-101 spaceship, Mungo saved the day (and the universe) and became the youngest ever member of Star Squadron.

Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood

Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2006

If you go down to the woods today, you never know what you might find. A curious little dragon meets a new friend, but he's not sure what to make of him at all. Apparently, it's called a Benjamin, but the Benjamin doesn't have any wings, scales or even a tail! Luckily, little boys AND little dragons like football, and the Benjamin soon teaches them a trick or two. If only the grown-up Benjamins were as friendly! Still, the unlikely pair remain the best of friends and the little dragon promises to meet the Benjamin's teacher one day . . . or was that eat his teacher?!

Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates

Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Each night Mungo reads his favourite story, a swashbuckling tale of danger, kidnap and rescue. But one night the hero, Captain Flinn, isn't there to save the day so Mungo decides to take action. He takes a deep breath and bravely jumps into the story and his very own pirate adventure. With a lot of courage and a little help from the Purple Berserker Bird, Mungo rescues Admiral Mainbrace and the plucky cabin girl Nora from the clutches of villainous Barnacle Bill and a whole host of horrible pirates

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