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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

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

After a visit from Marigold Mulch, a plant expert, Lucy's classmates are each given a seed to plant, but Lucy is convinced her seed is an egg! Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Who's Got Talent?

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Who's Got Talent?

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

TV celebrity Gaz Talent has vanished! Pip and Kit must try and track him down. Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

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.

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: 01/06/2020

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.

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Prince's Choice (Reception)

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Prince's Choice (Reception)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

When the cruel king dies, it's time for the young prince to return home to rule. He travels through the kingdom in disguise, and on his journey he meets a thoughtful peasant girl who shares all that she has learnt with him about being honest, kind and fair. This gives the prince a wonderful idea ... 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 History and the topic area of power, leadership and democracy 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: My Shadow and Me (Year 2)

Bug Club Shared Reading: My Shadow and Me (Year 2)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Molly is playing in the garden when, from the corner of her eye, she spots a dark shape moving around on the ground - it was her shadow, copying her. Suddenly it speaks! They play together all day, even when it starts to rain. But as night fast approaches, Molly wonders if she will ever see her shadow friend again ... Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6-7 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Science and the topic area of light 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 Emperor's Sculpture (Year 2)

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Emperor's Sculpture (Year 2)

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

The Emperor of the animal kingdom is tiny. But he demands a giant sculpture is made of him to show just how important he is. This means trouble for Scribbles the Baboon who is an amazing artist, but doesn't know how to carve a statue! Scribbles tries every material he can think of, but nothing seems to work ... Will he make a sculpture in time to show the Emperor? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6-7 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 sculpture 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.

What's Next?

What's Next?

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

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.

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