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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 Mum

Superhero Mum

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

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 3-6 and their superhero mums.

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!

Pirates in the Supermarket (Gift Ed)

Pirates in the Supermarket (Gift Ed)

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Sarah Warburton 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 Illustrator: Steve May Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

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 Illustrator: Carles Ballesteros 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 Illustrator: Sarah Warburton 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 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? 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!

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