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Sally Grindley - Author

About the Author

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published.  She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize.  She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards.  Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

Featured books by Sally Grindley

Paw Prints in the Snow

Paw Prints in the Snow

9+ readers

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Finding tigers in Russia is the thrilling half term mission for Joe when he accompanies his mum on a special mission to search for the Amur tigers, one of the world’s rarest creatures. The nature reserve that is home to the tigers is an awesome frozen world. Soon Joe is not only close to the tigers but also playing a key role in rescuing a tiger cub. Combining excitement with loads of facts, this is brilliant introduction to the wonders of nature.  

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Other books by Sally Grindley

The Cloth of Dreams Fairy Tales for Young Children

The Cloth of Dreams Fairy Tales for Young Children

Author: Sally Grindley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2018

It's the Troll Lift-the-Flap Book

It's the Troll Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

An interactive lift-the-flap retelling of a classic fairy tale, following the success of the bestselling Shhh! - will keep children hooked! There is no grass left and the goats are starving! On the other side of the river the fields are bursting with fresh green grass... but they need your help to get past the nasty troll! Based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure. Praise for Shhh!: 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer 'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer

It's the Troll Lift-the-Flap Book

It's the Troll Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An interactive retelling of a classic fairy tale with flaps and peepholes, following the success of the bestselling Shhh! - will keep children hooked! There is no grass left and the goats are starving! On the other side of the river the fields are bursting with fresh green grass... but they need your help to get past the nasty troll! Based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure. Praise for Shhh!: 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer 'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer

Help! Lift-the-Flap Book

Help! Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

An laugh-out-loud interactive twist on a classic fairy tale, for fans of the bestselling Shhh! Based on The Three Little Pigs, Help! takes the reader on a hilarious journey. There's a wolf inside this book and the pigs need to catch him. Can you help them? Don't let him escape! Young children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing together. Praise for Shhh! 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer 'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Do Tigers Have Nine Lives?

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Do Tigers Have Nine Lives?

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

A boy's toy tiger turns into a real tiger in the middle of the night. The boy and the tiger leap out of the window and into a beautifully-illustrated adventure. The tiger whisks the boy away to the beautiful jungle of his homeland. But danger awaits them - will they make it back, or will the tiger lose one of his nine lives trying to escape? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Help! Lift-the-Flap Book

Help! Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

An interactive version of a classic fairy tale that follows the success of the bestselling Shhh! Based on The Three Little Pigs, Help! physically involves the reader in the narrative and adventure. There's a wolf inside this book and the pigs need to catch him. Can you help them? Don't let him escape! Young children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure. Praise for Shhh!: 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer 'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer

Keep Out! Lift-the-Flap Book

Keep Out! Lift-the-Flap Book

Author: Sally Grindley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2014

A hilarious and interactive twist on a much-loved fairy tale, for fans of the bestselling Shhh!. Keep the little ones endlessly entertained with the exciting lift-the-flap element! But be sure to close the flap if you find a bear . . . Based on Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Keep Out! takes readers on a thrilling adventure. Can you get through the book without coming face-to-face with a scary bear? Young children can lift the flaps as they follow along. Perfect for reading aloud and enjoying together. Praise for Shhh! 'This book is FANTASTIC for storytime with a group of children. It's great to read it with inflection, pretending to be scared of the giant and telling the kids to SHHH!' Goodreads reviewer 'I have worked in a pre-school for 24 years and this is by far their favourite book. The children sit there quietly and as you read the book they are hooked!' Amazon reviewer

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