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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 Illustrator: Joe Berger Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

This mum really does have superpowers!

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger 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.

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger 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!).

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Sarah Horne 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

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 Illustrator: Mike Phillips, Harris Sofokleous, Martinez Ricci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2022

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.

Leisure and Entertainment since 1900 Band 13/Topaz

Leisure and Entertainment since 1900 Band 13/Topaz

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2022

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 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

Owls Are Cool

Owls Are Cool

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Jason Cockcroft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2022

Can a burrowing owl - who can't fly - and a snowy owl - who can't run - ever be friends? Oscar is an owl; a COOL owl. And cool owls DO NOT fly - they RUN. ZOOOOOOOOOM! So when snowy owl Reggie comes along, swooping and swooshing through the sky, Oscar's not impressed at all. But when Reggie crashes into a tree, Oscar discovers that maybe they are not so different from one another after all... A funny and heartwarming story about how being different is cool. It introduces the burrowing owl and their spectacular legs and beautiful burrows to small children.

Weithiau Dwi'n Gandryll / Sometimes I am Furious

Weithiau Dwi'n Gandryll / Sometimes I am Furious

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2021

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Alfredo Belli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

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. Baker Jake bakes wonderful homemade cakes, but the day before he is due to take part in a TV baking competition, his special whisk goes missing! Without it, Jake fears he will be beaten by the fiendish Maureen Buttercream, owner of the soulless Cakes-U-Like chain. So who has stolen the whisk? By the time the true culprit is revealed, Jake will have to find out whether he or his whisk is the real secret of his success. Join Baker Jake as he solves the mystery of the stolen whisk in this exciting story by Timothy Knapman. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise 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.

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: David Tazzyman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

A hilarious, off-the-wall story about a pair of runaway eyebrows, now with a bold new cover look! 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 zany 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! From bestselling author Timothy Knapman and David Tazzyman, illustrator of the Mr Gum series.

Sometimes I Am Furious

Sometimes I Am Furious

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger, Arno de Stang Partnership Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Sometimes I Am Furious is a hilarious and reassuring story about how tough it can be being - and having- a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger. Life is all fun and games when everything's going your way. But some days, suddenly, something becomes horribly UNFAIR. A melting ice cream, a too-tight t-shirt, a boy who doesn't share . . . it's enough to make you FURIOUS. But, as this little girl discovers, it's nothing that a deep breath, a happy song and a good cuddle can't sort out. A funny, friendly and relatable book for young children (and their parents) about big emotions and how to handle them.

Wind in the Willows anniversary gift picture book

Wind in the Willows anniversary gift picture book

Author: Timothy Knapman, Kenneth Grahame Illustrator: E.H Shepard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

A stylish foiled picture book adaptation - celebrating 90 years of E. H. Shepard's iconic original illustrations! A stylish foiled picture book adaptation - celebrating 90 years of E. H. Shepard's iconic original illustrations! Don't you know? grinned Rat. Oh, Mole! There is nothing half so much fun as simply messing about in boats! A world of wonders awaits Mole as he emerges from his little underground home one spring day. He discovers the sights and delights of the river aboard Rat's rowing boat. He ventures into the Wild Wood, home to kindly Badger. In the company of fun-loving Toad, he feels the thrill of the open road. But Mole soon learns that where there is Toad, there is trouble. Toad has a dangerous new hobby, and Mole and his friends must use all their wits and courage to keep him from disaster! Kenneth Grahame's delightful characters, Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad, have entertained generations of children. This stunning anniversary picture book, adapted by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, introduces their famous adventures to readers aged 4+, with timeless illustrations from E. H. Shepard, the artist who created the world-famous images of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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