Simon Bartram - Author

About the Author

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Simon Bartram is one of the most talented picture book illustrators and authors working today.  He realised very early on that he wanted to be an illustrator as he always loved drawing and was an avid consumer of comics. His  first illustration was for Roy of the Rovers when he was eleven.  He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a  first class degree in illustration in 1990, and his art style is heavily in uenced by artists such as Peter Blake, Stanley Spencer and Reg Cartwright.  Simon has been shortlisted for several major illustration awards including The Mother Goose in 1999 and the Kate Greenaway Award twice.

This is what the Art Director at Templar, his publisher, has said about him:

'Simon is wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie.  he is a unique voice in children's publishing and his books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character.  He's one of the best British illustrators in the universe!'

Simon is a mad keen football fan and supporter of Sunderland. He lives in
Newcastle with his wife Nicola and their son.  Simon’s other books for Templar include: Pumpkin Moon, A Winter’s Tale, Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary, The Alien Spotters Guide and Watch Out for Sprouts.

Featured books by Simon Bartram

Other books by Simon Bartram

Reading Planet - Billy Builds Something Big - Green: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Billy Builds Something Big - Green: Galaxy

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of every child, helping to develop a life-long love of reading. Billy has no time or space to play football with his friends - he is building something big in his shed! Billy's project quickly increases in size so he has to move it from one bigger location to the next. Where will Billy's Something Big finally end up and what on earth is it?

Rufus

Rufus

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Rufus is a monster. But he doesn't feel like a Tip-Top monster. Every monster book he's read says that monsters are supposed to scare Peoply People and there aren't any of those in his desert. Rufus decides that there is only one thing for it. He's going to have to find a Peoply Person to scare. But where in the world are they all hiding? The bestselling author of Man on the Moon and Bob's Best Ever Friend returns with a new, stink-tastic character.

Rufus

Rufus

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Rufus is a monster. But he doesn't feel like a Tip-Top monster. Every monster book he's read says that monsters are supposed to scare Peoply People and there aren't any of those in his desert. Rufus decides that there is only one thing for it. He's going to have to find a Peoply Person to scare. But where in the world are they all hiding? The bestselling author of Man on the Moon and Bob's Best Ever Friend returns with a new, stink-tastic character.

Bob's Lunar Adventures

Bob's Lunar Adventures

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Get ready for hours of Bob fun with this collection of his finest fiction adventures. Includes the books - Clone Chaos, A Right Royal Disaster, The Disappearing Moon, The Heartless Robots and Bob's Film Fiasco.

Reading Planet - We Won the Cup! - Blue: Galaxy

Reading Planet - We Won the Cup! - Blue: Galaxy

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of every child, helping to develop a life-long love of reading. It's the cup final and Liam has just scored the winning goal! Now it's time to take the photo of the winning team with the trophy, but somebody is missing ... We can't take the photo without EVERYONE who helped the team to win! Reading age: 5-6 years

The Curse of the Were-fleas

The Curse of the Were-fleas

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

When a big, hairy asteroid clips Bob's beloved Moon, it takes him and his dog, Barry, ages to clear up the itchy dust. Next morning Bob finds the itching is worse, and he has a strange hunger for - meat! Under a microscope all becomes clear - the dust was actually thousands of WEREFLEAS, travelling across the galaxy, turning planets and asteroids into hairy, scary, werewolf-infested places with their cursed bite! Can Bob save the Moon from the same fate, especially if he's feeling hair-raisingly unusual himself? Luckily he has Barry to help him canine-to-canine!

Bob's Film Fiasco Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures

Bob's Film Fiasco Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

When Bob becomes an overnight Moon-Tube sensation, Hollywood comes calling. They want to make a movie about him and turn the moon into a Moon Land amusement park. But things quickly get out of hand; the actor playing Bob looks nothing like him, Bob can't even get a job as Bob in the Moon Land astro-park, and his beloved moon is besieged by space rubbish and fast food junk. Can Bob unravel this fiasco and get things sorted in time for a cuppa? Only with a little help from his friends (and aliens) and some trademark Bob ingenuity...

Bob's Best Ever Friend

Bob's Best Ever Friend

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/05/2012

This fantastic follow-up to the Blue Peter Award-winning Man on the Moon, features Simon Bartram's inimitable artwork in an exciting new adventure. Bob is feeling glum - his friends Billy and Sam are off mending a puncture in one of Saturn's rings and there are no space tourists to entertain. He daydreams about a best friend - someone to help with intergalactic missions and jigsaw puzzles. Oblivious to alien activity, Bob also doesn't notice the extra - special dog following him. Could the mono-browed canine turn out to be Bob's longed-for best friend?

The Bumper Book of Bob

The Bumper Book of Bob

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Discover this fantastic bumper book containing all things Bob! Read a Bob ballad, a brand new mini Lunar Adventure or find out fascinating facts about Bob's friends, enemies, rocket and his special perspective on our Solar system. It's also bursting with pictures to colour in, sticker scenes to make up and variety of puzzles to solve, and if that isn't enough, why not try out Bob's recipe for his cherry buns, famous across the galaxy! This bumper book is a must for fans of the Blue Peter Award-winning series and will draw in those who have yet to meet The Man on the Moon.

Bob's Alien Spotter Guide

Bob's Alien Spotter Guide

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2006

Man on the Moon A Day in the Life of Bob

Man on the Moon A Day in the Life of Bob

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 21/05/2005

The everyday story of an ordinary man? Well, sort of, Bob is the man on the moon, and he has a very special job, looking after the moon, cleaning it up, showing visitors around and selling souvenirs.

Dougal's Deep-sea Diary

Dougal's Deep-sea Diary

Author: Simon Bartram Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/04/2005

Dougal is unable to see what's going on behind his back. Count the hidden mermaids and mermen guiding Dougal on his search for the lost city of Atlantis.

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