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Jane Clarke - Author

About the Author

Jane Clarke is the talented author of over 80 books for young children, including the award-wining picture books Gilbert the Great, Knight Time and Stuck in the Mud.

Jane Clarke on Jane Clarke:

I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

Featured books by Jane Clarke

Runny Honey

Runny Honey

3+ readers

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Tomislav Zlatic Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2007

Brightly illustrated first reading books with large text format by top authors and illustrators.

Other books by Jane Clarke

Lottie Loves Nature: Bee-Ware

Lottie Loves Nature: Bee-Ware

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Lottie loves wildlife and dreams of becoming a nature show presenter like Samira, host of her favourite programme Every Little Thing. Lottie has been reading about the decline in the number of insects in nature. With the help of her tech neighbour Noah, she decides to build a bug-hotel to encourage their return. But buzzing-mayhem, they are interrupted by a swarm of bees invading Mr. Parfitt's garden next door. Can Lottie help save the bees before the exterminator arrives? Nature Hooks: bee and bug facts, pollination, butterfly feeder, how to make a bug hotel.

Level 1 - Play I Spy!

Level 1 - Play I Spy!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Szepvoelgyi Eszter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. What can you see? Includes: Before and after reading activities Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 5 - Ticket to the Moon

Level 5 - Ticket to the Moon

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Gustavo Mazali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Ivy and Mack go on a plane. Includes: Before and after reading activities Mini-dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 3 - A Banana in the Sun

Level 3 - A Banana in the Sun

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Camilla Galindo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. What did Marty paint? Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters Reading guide online

Level 5 - I Want To Meet a Dinosaur!

Level 5 - I Want To Meet a Dinosaur!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Gustavo Mazali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Ivy and Mack go to a museum. Includes: Before and after reading activities Mini-dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 4 - Lots of Spots!

Level 4 - Lots of Spots!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Elisa Rocchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Doctor Clare helps Teddy. Includes: Before and after reading activities Picture dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge Pre A1 Starters, working towards A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 5 - Not Again, Ivy!

Level 5 - Not Again, Ivy!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Gustavo Mazali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Ivy and Mack go to the dentist. Includes: Before and after reading activities Mini-dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge A1 Movers Reading guide online

Level 5 - I'm Bored!

Level 5 - I'm Bored!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Rupert Van Wyk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child's perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child's journey into learning English. Rob's bored. What could he do? Includes: Before and after reading activities Mini-dictionary Exam practice for Cambridge A1 Movers Reading guide online

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