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Jeremy Strong - Author

About the Author

Jeremy Strong is a fantastic children's author. His books are side splittingly funny and once you have read one your children will be asking you to get more.

His work has a wide ranging appeal to the 7+ market (5-7s who are keen readers will love them too) especially to boys and tomboys. Jeremy was born in Eltham, South East London in November 1949. He has had a varied career path before becoming an author including jobs as a: Head Teacher, Caretaker, Strawberry Picker, Jam Doughnut Stuffer! His first published book was Smith's Tail in 1978 and he now lives in Kent.

Jeremy’s work is characterised by humour and direct child appeal. The books are packed with tongue in cheek gags and characters and situations that your children will love. He says of himself "My sense of humour got stuck at age ten."  He thinks his writing has been influenced most of all by Spike Milligan, but also by falling on his head when he was three years old.

When he was about eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children after realizing that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Jeremy Strong:
1. Jeremy Strong used to be Headmaster to The Diary of Dennis the Menace author, Steven Butler! Steven thanks Jeremy for helping to turn him from a reluctant reader, to an avid reader and finally a writer.

2. Jeremy's first book was called Smith's Tail and it was about a cat.

3. Jeremy once worked in a bakery, putting the jam into three thousand doughnuts every night.

4. Jeremy started writing stories when he was eight years old. When he was eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children, and quickly realized that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

5. If Jeremy wasn't a writer he would want to play the piano really, really well, or be a terrific artist.

AWARDS

The Children's Book Award 1997 for The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998 (Shorter Novel category) for Pirate Pandemonium
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2000 (Shorter Novel category) for Dinosaur Pox

 

Featured books by Jeremy Strong

Don't Go In The Cellar

Don't Go In The Cellar

9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A crazy comedy from the bestselling author Jeremy Strong. What a silly thing to write! 'Don't Go in the Cellar.' It's just makes people WANT to go in the Cellar. People like Zack and Laura. Now, if only they could find it...

Mad Iris

Mad Iris

9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Refreshed and repackaged version of a bestselling title. A fantastic comedy featuring the maddest ostrich on the planet! A crazy ostrich wreaks havoc at Ross and Katie's school. Mad Iris doesn't like the ostrich farm. She likes Pudding Lane School much better! But the men from the ostrich farm are hot on her trail - It's up to Ross and Katie to rescue her! 

Mad Iris Goes Missing

Mad Iris Goes Missing

7+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 8+It's the Cup Final and Pudding Lane are set to win. They have Mad Iris as their mascot! But what will they do when - Mad Iris goes Missing? A new adventure with the maddest ostrich on the planet. New package for the fun sequel to Mad Iris from the King of comedy.

The Smallest Horse in the World

The Smallest Horse in the World

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. A fun comedy about a girl and a very special horse - the smallest horse in the world! Swan calls Bella mean names and shows off about her parents' money. She says she has a pool, and dolphins, and a horse. But Bella has a horse too - a very odd little horse! A charming comedy from bestseller Jeremy Strong.

Other books by Jeremy Strong

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2022

Armadillo and Hare are an unlikely pair. Armadillo is often a little grumpy, while Hare is a more cheerful sort. But, despite their differences, they are very best friends. One day, something incredible happens. Someone rather fabulous is singing and dancing in the Big Forest. Who could it be? It's Flamingo! Has this flamboyant new friend found a forever home in the Big Forest? Fun, friendship and flamingo fabulousness abound in these delightful, charming tales.

Bungleman Band 13/Topaz

Bungleman Band 13/Topaz

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Julian Mosedale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Bungleman is Pickleton's very own local superhero. Dennis is his long-suffering son. When disaster strikes in Pickleton, it is Bungleman who everyone calls upon to save the day. Unfortunately, Bungleman is a rather useless superhero. When things go wrong, Dennis secretly always comes to his dad's rescue. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and to scaffold writing. Curriculum links - Art and design: People in action; Citizenship: People who help us - the local police; ICT: Writing stories: communicating information using text. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/05/2021

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Armadillo and Hare and the Flamingo Affair

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Armadillo and Hare are an unlikely pair. Armadillo is often a little grumpy, while Hare is a more cheerful sort. But, despite their differences, they are very best friends. One day, something incredible happens. Someone rather fabulous is singing and dancing in the Big Forest. Who could it be? It's Flamingo! Has this flamboyant new friend found a forever home in the Big Forest? Fun, friendship and flamingo fabulousness abound in these delightful, charming tales.

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Armadillo and Hare are best friends. They live a quiet life in the Big Forest. Hare loves gentle exercise and colourful scarves. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. BANG! CRASH! What's that? It's a Very Noisy Bear. And he's playing the drums! Look out, Armadillo and Hare! It's time for tales of new friendships, lively fun - and cheese.

The Genius Aged 8 1/4

The Genius Aged 8 1/4

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Jamie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Silly parents, silly teachers and a very silly Prime Minister! Alfie Popple (real name Squeaky Squawker Redface Slurpbottom) has got his work cut out dealing with a set of very silly adults. Can Alfie get the town of Underpants - and the rest of the country - sorted out? A brand-new lower reading age edition of this hilarious tale from comic genius Jeremy Strong. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Armadillo and Hare are the best of friends. They live together in a little house in the Big Forest. It's normally very quiet in the Big Forest. Hare likes music and excitement. Armadillo like it when it's quiet. Today there's a lot of bashing and crashing going on! Someone is playing the drums. Very loudly. It's Bear! What will our friends make of their new arrival? Return to the Big Forest for even more fun, friendship - and cheese!

Armadillo and Hare Small Tales from the Big Forest

Armadillo and Hare Small Tales from the Big Forest

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Armadillo and Hare live with their friends in the Big Forest. Hare loves dancing. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves playing the tuba. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves his best friend, Armadillo. Armadillo loves Hare - AND cheese sandwiches! They have quite a mix of friends, including an acrobatic wombat, a know-it-all lobster, a hungry jaguar, and (let's not forget) the invisible stick insect.

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