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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

Superhero Dad and Daughter

Superhero Dad and Daughter

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

A humorous and heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by World Book Day illustrator Joe Berger! 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. This read-aloud rhyming picture book is the perfect gift for Father's Day, ideal for children aged 2-6 and their superhero dads. This board book format is perfect for tiny hands!

Superhero Dad and Son

Superhero Dad and Son

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

A humorous and heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by World Book Day illustrator Joe Berger! 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. This read-aloud rhyming picture book is the perfect gift for Father's Day, ideal for children aged 2-6 and their superhero dads. This board book format is perfect for tiny hands to hold!

What's Next?

What's Next?

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Jane McGuinness Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

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.

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Frankenstein's Sofa

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Frankenstein's Sofa

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

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 Illustrator: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

ARRRRR you ready for an unmissable girl power adventure? Perfect for rebel girls with big dreams! 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? Join Captain Sparklebeard as she sets sail against the seas and dares to be different! Peg's determination, ambition and courage to be herself will inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls. Perfect for fans of the chart-topping 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. 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. 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.

Superhero Mum and Daughter

Superhero Mum and Daughter

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

A humorous and heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by World Book Day illustrator Joe Berger! 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! This read-aloud rhyming picture book is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, ideal for children aged 2-6 and their superhero mums. This board book format is perfect for tiny hands to hold!

Superhero Mum and Son

Superhero Mum and Son

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

A humorous and heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by World Book Day illustrator Joe Berger! 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! This read-aloud rhyming picture book is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, ideal for children aged 2-6 and their superhero mums. This board book format is perfect for tiny hands!

The Winter Fox

The Winter Fox

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Rebecca Harry Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

A heart-warming picture book written by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with artwork by highly acclaimed Snow Bunny illustrator, Rebecca Harry. With silver foil on every page! Fox loves to play, but his friends are worried about him. It's nearly winter, and it's time he started getting ready! 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? The perfect bedtime story to share on cold winter's nights. This board book format is perfect for tiny hands to hold!

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