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Jeanne Willis - Author

About the Author

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

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Featured books by Jeanne Willis

Other books by Jeanne Willis

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else's bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online? A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the third of its kind following Chicken Clicking and Troll Stinks.

Speedy Monkey

Speedy Monkey

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Deep in the rainforest all is peaceful, all is calm... Until Speedy Monkey comes along! Speedy can't keep still - all day long he whoops and swoops, prances and dances. The other animals are tired of Speedy's crazy capers and long for some peace and quiet. Then danger strikes and the animals have to act fast. But where is Speedy when they need him? An energetic story about being yourself from award-winning author Jeanne Willis.

Heidi

Heidi

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that her grandpa is gentle and kind behind his scowl, and she loves her new life running wild in the mountains with the goats, the flowers and her best friend Peter. That is, until Heidi is forced to move far away to the soot and smoke of Frankfurt to be the companion to an unwell girl. Will she ever return to her true home in the mountains?

Don't Go There!

Don't Go There!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat! They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going in the wrong place: a bird bath, a bin, an up-turned hat... Perhaps if he masters The Toilet Song, he might learn where to go.

Field Trip to the Moon

Field Trip to the Moon

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Get ready for blast-off on an adventure to the moon! With stunning original artwork by John Hare and charming text by bestselling and award-winning author Jeanne Willis, Field Trip to the Moon is a wonderfully witty story about exploration, creativity and making friends in the most unlikely places. It's not every day you find yourself on a field trip to the moon, let alone stranded in outer space! But for one student that's exactly what happens when her curiosity separates her from the rest of her class. Why wouldn't you take the opportunity to get your crayons out, look back and draw planet Earth? Alone on the moon, she sits down to draw. But could there be an even bigger surprise when she realizes she's not alone? What would someone that lived on the moon even look like? Be prepared to find out what happens when you reach out to those that are different from us and greet them with an open pack of crayons!

Not Just a Book...

Not Just a Book...

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things; a hat or a a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter! But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know. 'Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross' Not Just A Book' The i Paper 'Celebrates creativity and imagination... Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the ideal combination for any picture book' Scotsman

Frockodile

Frockodile

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Celebrating acceptance and being who you really are, this joyful story is about Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress. When the hyenas laugh at Cliff, he pretends he's dressing up for a play. But no play exists! Luckily his friend Freddy comes to the rescue and creates a show for Cliff to star in. But what will his dad say when he sees him? A funny story about inclusion and supporting your friends and family. Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross. Praise for Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross: Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross The i Paper

Stardust

Stardust

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2018

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world. Everything and everyone is made of stardust, and we all shine in different ways. It's a lesson this little girl will never forget . . . and one day her dream comes true, and she finally realises her ambition to become an astronaut and fly up to the stars.

Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Spike, a little hedgehog, has always had impressive prickles. But one morning, after a particularly scary dream, he wakes up completely bare! Oh no! Feeling very embarrassed, he goes in search of something to cover himself, from a paper lampshade to a tea cup to a very stinky sock. But nothing stops the other animals giggling at him. Poor Spike! Then he discovers a big bunch of balloons, which takes him across the world and ends in a very satisfying POP! and a very prickly party.

Blue Monster Wants It All!

Blue Monster Wants It All!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

...A wild and witty adventure with exuberantly naive pictures. - The Sunday Times Blue Monster loves brand new things. A fancy new hat . . . a shiny submarine . . . a fabulous funfair . . . and a paradise island, all of his own. But he's still not happy! What will it take for Blue Monster to realise there are some things that money can't buy? An original, humorous and unforgettable fable from the creators of the award-winning The First Slodge, perfect for introducing little ones to the idea of materialism.

Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2018

Spike, a little hedgehog, has always had impressive prickles. But one morning, after a particularly scary dream, he wakes up completely bare! Oh no! Feeling very embarrassed, he goes in search of something to cover himself, from a paper lampshade to a tea cup to a very stinky sock. But nothing stops the other animals giggling at him. Poor Spike! Then he discovers a big bunch of balloons, which takes him across the world and ends in a very satisfying POP! and a very prickly party.

Tadpole's Promise

Tadpole's Promise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes and fell in love. 'Promise me that you will never change', the caterpillar says. And foolishly, the tadpole promises. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realises that now he will never know!

Not Just a Book...

Not Just a Book...

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things, a hat or as a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter. But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know.

Tell Me a Story, Rory

Tell Me a Story, Rory

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

A touching, timeless story about love and growing-up from bestselling author Jeanne Willis and rising star Holly Clifton-Brown. Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back? Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

Blue Monster Wants It All!

Blue Monster Wants It All!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

...A wild and witty adventure with exuberantly naive pictures. - The Sunday Times Blue Monster loves brand new things. A fancy new hat . . . a shiny submarine . . . a fabulous funfair . . . and a paradise island, all of his own. But he's still not happy! What will it take for Blue Monster to realise there are some things that money can't buy? An original, humorous and unforgettable fable from the creators of the award-winning The First Slodge, perfect for introducing little ones to the idea of materialism.

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross.

Troll Stinks!

Troll Stinks!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

Stardust

Stardust

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the story of the beginning of the world. Everything and everyone is made of stardust, and we all shine in different ways. It's a lesson this little girl will never forget . . . and one day her dream comes true, and she finally realises her ambition to become an astronaut and fly up to the stars.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Fishing Boots

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Fishing Boots

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Bill puts on his fishing boots and goes to the pond. Will he catch anything in his net? 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 2, 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.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1: Hamster Party

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1: Hamster Party

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

It's night-time but the hamsters aren't sleeping. They're having a party instead! Hamster Party is a hilarious wordless book, with plenty of mischief to spot in the lively illustrations. 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 1, which are wordless and provide engaging stories through illustration. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Pet Show

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Pet Show

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Rob has a rabbit and Ben has a hen. But who will win at the Pet Show? Find out in this fun rhyming story. 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 2, 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.

Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops

Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Board book Release Date: 27/06/2017

Deep in the rain forest, far from the swamp, lived a grumpy Triceratops, Dinosaur Stomp. Dinosaur Stomp doesn't want to play with the other dinosaurs, all he wants is to be left alone, but sometimes even a grumpy Triceratops needs a friend . . . The wonderful rhyming text written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, introduces Dinosaur Stomp and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Stomp! The Triceratops has been approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book contains a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide. This book is part of The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, a collectable series of preschool books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children.

Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus

Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Board book Release Date: 27/06/2017

The huge Diplodocus, called Dinosaur Munch, had a tummy that never felt full after lunch. Dinosaur Munch is always hungry - he wants more and more and more - but will his huge appetite get him into trouble? The wonderful rhyming text written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, introduces Dinosaur Munch and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Munch! The Diplodocus has been approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book contains a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide. This book is part of The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, a collectable series of preschool books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children.

Tell Me a Story, Rory

Tell Me a Story, Rory

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2017

A touching, timeless story about love and growing-up from bestselling author Jeanne Willis and rising star Holly Clifton-Brown. Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back? Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

My First Dinosaur Roar! Sticker Book

My First Dinosaur Roar! Sticker Book

Author: Jeanne Willis, Paul Stickland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Derived from the bestselling modern classic, Dinosaur Roar!, this sticker book contains lots of simple activities, colouring games and puzzles. Produced in association with the Natural History Museum Department of Earth Sciences, My First Dinosaur Roar! Sticker Book is packed with approved and verified fascinating dinosaur facts. With over 250 stickers and lots of activities My First Dinosaur Roar! Sticker Book will provide hours of fun for the very youngest dinosaur enthusiasts!

Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus

Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Board book Release Date: 26/04/2017

The naughtiest dinosaur anyone knew, was the sneaky Deinonychus, Dinosaur Boo! Dinosaur Boo loves nothing more than playing tricks on the other dinosaurs, but he had better look out as he might just be in for a surprise of his own . . . The wonderful rhyming text written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, introduces Dinosaur Boo and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Boo! The Deinonychus has been approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book contains a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide. This is the second book in The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, a collectable series of preschool books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children.

Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex

Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Board book Release Date: 26/04/2017

The king of the dinosaurs, Dinosaur Roar, had a roar that no creature could ever ignore. The wonderful rhyming text written by award-winning author Jeanne Willis, introduces Dinosaur Roar and various other dinosaur characters in a story suitable for the very youngest children. Very funny, and great to read aloud, Dinosaur Roar! The Tyrannosaurus rex has been approved by Dr Paul Barrett of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, and the book contains a spread of simple dinosaur facts and a pronunciation guide. This is the first book in The World of Dinosaur Roar! series, a collectable series of preschool books created by Peter Curtis and produced in association with the Natural History Museum in London. Inspired by the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland, this colourful series introduces a range of authentic dinosaur characters to very young children.

I'm In Charge!

I'm In Charge!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2017

This romping rhyming story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis is all about a little rhino who likes to make the rules! When Rhino finds a tree bursting with fruit, he isn't about to share it with anyone - after all, he's in charge round here! But it looks like things are about to change...

Best Bear in All the World

Best Bear in All the World

Author: Jeanne Willis, Kate Saunders, Brian Sibley, Paul Bright Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2016

For the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, a sequel featuring new stories and a new character from the Hundred Acre Wood. Now a New York Times Bestseller.The Trustees of the Pooh Properties have commissioned four authors to write in the timeless style of A.A. Milne to create a quartet of charming new adventures for Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall: take a trip back to the Hundred Acre Wood with a collection of tales sure to delight year-round.One story finds Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet on a quest to discover the "e;Sauce of the Nile"e; (they suspect it's apple). And in another, all the animals rally around poor Eeyore when he thinks he sees another donkey eyeing his clover. The winter story features a new penguin character, based on a stuffed toy owned by Christopher Robin Milne himself.Readers of all ages will love rediscovering old friends and making new ones in this essential new volume of Pooh stories.The book feature beautiful color artwork in the style of Ernest H. Shepard by Mark Burgess.From the Hardcover edition.

Troll Stinks!

Troll Stinks!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

Who's in the Loo?

Who's in the Loo?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds's exuberant illustrations highlight the fun! This special 10th anniverary edition has a downloadable audio book plus tabbed pages (each is a part of the animal on each page) throughout so children can help each animal go to the loo.

The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Inspired by Enid Blyton's bestselling school series The Naughtiest Girl - this is the hilarious diary of the naughtiest pupil there's ever been. Fans of Tom Gates will love this! 'Mum says pupils aren't allowed to take mobile devices to Whyteleafe ... excuse me? It's the twenty-first century! What next? Ride to school on a penny-farthing?' When Elizabeth Allen is packed off to boarding school, armed with nothing but a journal to write in for entertainment, she is NOT impressed. How will she survive without her home comforts, especially her pony Ross (the only boy she has ever truly loved)? Elizabeth comes up with a cunning plan: she will be so naughty that she gets sent home . . . But then Elizabeth discovers a love for music and makes her first ever friend ... perhaps school life might not be as bad as she thought? The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl is written by bestselling author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, acclaimed creator of the Claude books.

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won't let him play. Fetch me a Snappenpoop! says Big Brother. Then you can play . . . But everybody knows there's no such thing as a Snappenpoop . . . or IS there? A wonderfully unique story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis (The Bog Baby, The First Slodge). Packed with magical creatures and bossy siblings, this delightfully wicked cautionary tale is set to become a children's favourite. With stunning artwork from debut picture book illustrator Matt Saunders.

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won't let him play. Fetch me a Snappenpoop! says Big Brother. Then you can play . . . But everybody knows there's no such thing as a Snappenpoop . . . or IS there? A wonderfully unique picture book from award-winning author Jeanne Willis (The Bog Baby, The First Slodge). Packed with magical creatures and bossy siblings, this delightfully wicked cautionary tale is set to become a children's favourite. With stunning artwork from debut picture book illustrator Matt Saunders.

Boa's Bad Birthday

Boa's Bad Birthday

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2016

It was Boa's birthday. It was going to be the best one ever. Or so he hoped. He invited his friends round. They would all bring him wonderful presents. Or would they? A hilarious tale to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully, from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

I'm In Charge!

I'm In Charge!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

This romping rhyming story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis is all about a little rhino who likes to make the rules! When Rhino finds a tree bursting with fruit, he isn't about to share it with anyone - after all, he's in charge round here! But it looks like things are about to change...

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Tall and Tiny

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Tall and Tiny

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

When a duke's daughter is kidnapped, King Arthur sails across the sea to take on the terrifying giant who lives on Mont-Saint-Michel. When a farmer and his wife wish for a son, they don't expect him to be thumb-sized, but Tom Thumb makes up for his height with his enormous character. A charmingly illustrated retelling of two folk stories set in the time of King Arthur: one about a giant as big as a mountain, and the other about a boy as small as your thumb. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: The Lambton Worm

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: The Lambton Worm

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

This retelling of an old Northumberland folk tale follows the Lambton family and their misfortunes. When John goes fishing on a Sunday, everyone warns him it is a bad idea. He thinks that catching a worm is as far as his bad luck will go, but little does he know the disaster that will follow. As the worm grows to monstrous proportions the villagers are terrorized and live in fear of their lives, until at last John learns how he can rid them of the monster. Wonderfully depicted by Pierre Kleinhouse, this sorrowful tale is full of magic, monsters and misery. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool - but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she makes it her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside - as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A feel-good, rhyming picture book, packed full of outrageously funny otters from multi-award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, with hilarious illustrations by Leonie Lord. When little Lottie Potter goes to Trotter's Otter shop to buy a new pet, she certainly doesn't expect to find quite so many kinds. There are spotty otters, potty otters, snotty otters and tangled-in-a-knotty otters - to name but a few! But what will she do when the otter she chooses turns out to be a rotter? A side-splittingly funny, fast-paced rhyming romp that's a joy to read out loud - again and again!

Slug Needs a Hug

Slug Needs a Hug

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon and Other Nursery Rhyme Emergencies

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon and Other Nursery Rhyme Emergencies

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall ... but what happened next? Here comes the ambulance! it's on its way. Who's had an accident in Storyland today? We all know that nursery rhymes are dangerous things - you could get trampled by all the king's horses, have your nose pecked off by blackbirds, or even fall off a bough as you sleep! Luckily, the Storyland Ambulance Crew are on hand to patch everyone up. Jeanne Willis's whimsical text works perfectly with Joel Stewart's hilarious illustrations in this rollicking twist on classic nursery rhymes.

Poles Apart!

Poles Apart!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless Pilchard-Brown family finds themselves at completely the wrong pole, they need Mr White, the friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home. . .

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: How the Bink Got Its Stink

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The fluffy, blue Binks are soft and sweet, but they are not the cleverest creatures in the woods. When the Snappy Fang finds out how soft and sweet they are, he starts to gobble them up one by one. Can the Binks escape the Snappy Fang? This enchanting story features illustrations by Tony Ross. 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.

Ready, Steady, Jump!

Ready, Steady, Jump!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he sets out to prove them wrong. But hard as he tries, he just can't jump. Then he realises that he is able to do something that no other animal can - his strong, long trunk can make him a hero.

The First Slodge

The First Slodge

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Once upon a slime, there was a Slodge. The first Slodge in the universe. She saw the first moon and stars, the first fruits and flowers. Mine, all mine! she said. But what if there was not just one Slodge . . . but two? A wonderfully original and witty picture book from the award-winning author, Jeanne Willis (Who's in the Loo? and The Bog Baby). This humorous exploration of sharing and friendship carries an important message: that the world belongs to everyone. Captivating illustrations from Jenni Desmond (Red Cat, Blue Cat) will delight adults and children alike. A book to share and treasure.

The First Slodge

The First Slodge

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Once upon a slime, there was a Slodge. The first Slodge in the universe. She saw the first moon and stars, the first fruits and flowers. Mine, all mine! she said. But what if there was not just one Slodge . . . but two? A wonderfully original and witty picture book from the award-winning author, Jeanne Willis (Who's in the Loo? andThe Bog Baby). This humorous exploration of sharing and friendship carries an important message: that the world belongs to everyone. Captivating illustrations from Jenni Desmond (Red Cat, Blue Cat) will delight adults and children alike. A book to share and treasure.

Slug Needs a Hug

Slug Needs a Hug

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

Emily Peppermint's Toy School

Emily Peppermint's Toy School

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Master picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Vanessa Cabban collaborate for the first time in this funny, big-hearted new story for young children. Master picture book creator Jeanne Willis and bestselling Bringing Down the Moon illustrator Vanessa Cabban collaborate for the very first time in this sweet, funny school story - TOY school that is! It's the first day of term and teacher Emily Peppermint has a new class all ready to learn just how to be the perfect toy! First lesson: falling out of a pram ... but the class members are about to get a bit more practice than they bargained for! It's a good job Emily Peppermint and her trusty classroom assistant Rose are there to save the day!

Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems... Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

Supercat vs the Pesky Pirate

Supercat vs the Pesky Pirate

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2015

Everybody's favourite all-action cat is back in the third instalment of the hilarious cat-superhero series, from award-winning author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis. When all the grown-ups disappear from the family funfair Supercat and his sidekick James suspect the evil Count Backwards is behind it. The crime-fighting duo track the count to his underwater headquarters - but can they sneak on board a submarine and save the day or will they end up as fish food?

Wild Child

Wild Child

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A beautiful and unique photographic picture book for the wild child in everyone. Meet Wild Child! She's spirited and curious. She's fearless and free. She lives alone in a mystical, prehistoric world - the last child in a dramatic landscape, where anything could happen. Follow her through her day as she explores her world from the foot of the mountain to the heart of the wood; while she runs with the rabbits and swims with the fish - but beware of the grown-ups and sensible shoes! Join the magic and unleash the wild child in YOU!

The Pet Person

The Pet Person

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Rex, the dog, is desperate to get a pet person for his birthday, but his parents say NO! Everyone knows that people are vicious, smelly and impossible to train. So Rex is delighted when he finds a stray boy to play with. Having a pet person is just so much fun! Or is it. . . ? Join in the fun of the topsy-turvy world of The Pet Person in this hilarious tale from the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

We're Going to a Party!

We're Going to a Party!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess! Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . . 'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times 'The perfect pairing of Willis's rhyme and Ross's humourous illustration.' Good Book Guide

Supercat vs The Party Pooper

Supercat vs The Party Pooper

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Supercat is back in the second highly illustrated instalment of everybody's favourite cat superhero series, from bestselling author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis. Tiger was an ordinary pet, until the day he licked a toxic sock and was transformed into...SUPERCAT! Now, the evil Count Backwards has kidnapped the Queen from her own birthday party and plans to take over the world! With his superpowers, his best friend James, and a few tricks in his party bag, can Supercat save the day? It's party time...

Upside Down Babies

Upside Down Babies

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Once when the world tipped upside down, The earth went blue and the sky went brown. All the baby animals tumbled out of bed And ended up with very funny mums instead . . . 'A joy to read aloud time and again. Delightful!' - Books for Keeps

Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems... Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

Monkey Found a Baby

Monkey Found a Baby

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

A bright and lively picture book packed full of jungle fun! Monkey found a baby, an itsy bitsy baby. Monkey found a baby beneath the banyan tree. When baby monkey spots a lion the trouble really starts in this rollicking read aloud rhyme that's perfect for sharing with little monkeys everywhere.

Emily Peppermint's Toy School

Emily Peppermint's Toy School

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Welcome to Toy School! Take out your pencils, it's time to learn how to be the perfect toy. It's the first day of term at Toy School and teacher Emily Peppermint has a new class all ready to learn how to be perfect toys. The first lesson is falling out of a pram, but the class members are about to get a bit more practice than they bargained for... It's a good job Emily Peppermint and her trusty classroom assistant Rose are there to save the day! Master picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Vanessa Cabban collaborate for the first time in this funny, big-hearted new story for young children.

Boa's Bad Birthday

Boa's Bad Birthday

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2014

It was Boa's birthday. It was going to be the best one ever. Or so he hoped. He invited his friends round. They would all bring him wonderful presents. Or would they? 'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times

Supercat vs The Chip Thief

Supercat vs The Chip Thief

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

The first hilarious book in a super new series by bestselling author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis. Meet Tiger - an ordinary, tubby tabby cat. But Tiger has a secret! Just one lick of a toxic sock and he transforms into... SUPERCAT! Now, with his astonishing powers and his best friend James, can Supercat save the world, and all the chips, from the dastardly Count Backwards...? When the chips are down, there's only one cat to call!

Supercat vs The Chip Thief

Supercat vs The Chip Thief

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

The first book in a super new series by bestselling author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis.Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's . . . SUPERCAT!After chowing down on a toxic sock lazy fat cat TIger feels a bit funny . . . Well, actually, he feels spectacular! He is no longer Tiger, he is Supercat! Now he can speak, drive, ride a bike and even fly (just kidding - a flying cat would be ridiculous!).Join Supercat and his best buddy, James, in their first adventure as they try to stop the villainous Count Backwards from taking over the world! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Go!

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: What a Waste!

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: What a Waste!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In What a Waste! Mr Big always has new things and new friends, but he is still lonely. Luckily, he meets an animal that makes him realise why he feels so sad and how he can be much happier. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Toys and Games: Shoo Mouse, Shoo!

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Toys and Games: Shoo Mouse, Shoo!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Shoo Mouse, Shoo! follows Old Granny Red in her quest to scare away the mouse that is in all the rooms of her house. But when Boy Red appears looking for something, Old Granny Red realises the mouse may be something else. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 18: Hysterical Historicals

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 18: Hysterical Historicals

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Hysterical Historicals, read all about some hysterically funny figures from made-up history: join Julius Teaser in his Roman amphitheatre, float about being soppy and writing poems with Percy Bysshe Smelley, go on crazy expeditions with Marco Pillow and discover the secrets of flight, or possibly not, with the unfortunate Wrong Brothers. This is not like a normal history book because almost none of it is true! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5: Making Noise: Be Quiet!

Project X Origins: Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5: Making Noise: Be Quiet!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Old MacDonald would like a quiet farm in Be Quiet! but he soon realises a farm won't work without noise. Luckily, Young MacDonald is close by to help Old MacDonald be the noisiest one of all. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Bugs: Zak and Zee

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Bugs: Zak and Zee

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Zak and Zee flying insect Zee has small eyes, but soon realises why Zak doesn't respond when he keeps asking him to tea. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog are very lazy. They sit on the couch watching TV for days and days and days. They eat and eat and eat. They sleep and sleep and sleep. And when they wake up, they are surprised to find that the sofa shrunk! Their whole house seems to be shrinking! Or so they like to think. They set off to ask their relatives for help. Will they find the answers to their mystery? Or discover their problem was more about growing than shrinking?

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. "e;Not I!"e; she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops, and she hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Hippospotamus

Hippospotamus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! "e;It's a blister!"e; said her sister. "e;It's measles!"e; said Weasel. "e;It's hippopox!"e; said Fox. But in the end the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected!

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

"e;One foggy, groggy morningby the salty, splashy sea,I'm sure I saw a dinosaurand I'm sure that he saw me."e;A dinosaur is coming ashore! Tell everyone you know! Gather at the beach to see the dinosaur appear!But there's more to this story than meets the eye. Is there really a dinosaur lurking by the seashore? Or is something funny going on?

Penguin Pandemonium - Christmas Crackers

Penguin Pandemonium - Christmas Crackers

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The fourth hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. An Awesome Animals title - meet the world's funniest animals! It's Christmas time at City Zoo! When Santa visits City Zoo, Rory and his penguin pals decide to celebrate. They build a snow penguin, decorate a tree and go on a magical sleigh ride. But they soon learn that the best thing about Christmas is sharing it with the penguins you love.

Upside Down Babies

Upside Down Babies

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Once when the world tipped upside down, The earth went blue and the sky went brown. All the baby animals tumbled out of bed And ended up with very funny mums instead . . .

Prince Charmless

Prince Charmless

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went to bed, he complained. One day all the royal servants decided they had had enough of his complaining and packed their bags. The pampered prince was left to fend for himself, with some unexpected results . . .

Monkey Found a Baby

Monkey Found a Baby

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A bright and lively picture book packed full of jungle fun! Monkey found a baby, an itsy bitsy baby. Monkey found a baby beneath the banyan tree. When baby monkey spots a lion the trouble really starts in this rollicking read aloud rhyme that's perfect for sharing with little monkeys everywhere.

Penguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

Penguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

The third of the award-winning Penguin Pandemonium books. Part of the Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors. Rory and his pals have got their flippers in a flap! The swimming, singing, snowboarding penguins of City Zoo have got competition. There's a new arrival at the zoo and he's stealing all the limelight! But is Frosty the polar bear cub friend or foe?

Dinosaur Scramble

Dinosaur Scramble

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2013

A sneaky 'big egg' swap leads to a hairy and hilarious hunt for the real thing! When Mrs Stigson the Stegosaurus lays an egg there is great rejoicing - Darwin always wanted a baby sister. But leaving mad Uncle Loops in charge of egg-sitting is not a good idea. On her return, Mrs Stigson is certain that it is not the egg she laid. Darwin is determined to get to the bottom of it and suspects a certain gangster T-rex is behind the swap. But which is the 'real' Stegasaurus egg? And what will stop Flint Beastwood from smashing it on his wedding day? Jeanne Willis's madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins' inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone's funny-bone!

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. Not I! she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops and hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Hippospotamus

Hippospotamus

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! It's Measles! said Weasel. It's Hippopox! said Fox. It's Jungle Fever! said Beaver. But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly . . .

BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get A Parrot!

BC JD Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get A Parrot!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Orange/1A Little Red Riding Hoody 6-pack

Julia Donaldson Plays Orange/1A Little Red Riding Hoody 6-pack

Author: Jeanne Willis, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B One-way Ticket to Mars

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B One-way Ticket to Mars

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Orange/1A Little Red Riding Hoody

BC JD Plays Orange/1A Little Red Riding Hoody

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Green/1B Soppy Hoppy 6-pack

Julia Donaldson Plays Green/1B Soppy Hoppy 6-pack

Author: Jeanne Willis, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get a Parrot! Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get A Parrot! 6-pack Blue (KS1)/1b

Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get a Parrot! Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS1)/1B Get A Parrot! 6-pack Blue (KS1)/1b

Author: Jeanne Willis, Rachael Sutherland Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/01/2013

Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and independent reading Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable characters to keep wandering minds engaged Available as an interactive eBook - kids pick the part they want to play and the others are read back to them

BC JD Plays Green/1B Soppy Hoppy

BC JD Plays Green/1B Soppy Hoppy

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Rap-Punzel

BC JD Plays Turquoise/1B Rap-Punzel

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

The Wind In The Wallows

The Wind In The Wallows

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

All is quiet in the countryside on a perfect summer's afternoon when out of the blue . . . BANG! And then POP! And then POOP! And then PARP! Someone's broken the silence - but who's going to own up?

The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles

The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles

Author: Jeanne Willis, Nick Maland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

It's Christmas time and there's a new arrival in the Goffins family. George has got used to having Goffins around - the small strange people who live in his grandma's attic. So when he learns that a new arrival in Lofty and Eave's family might mean that they leave the attic, he finds it hard to get into the Christmas spirit and not to be jealous of Eave's baby sister. However, as the snow begins to fall, he sets his mind to finding the Goffins a new place to live. In the adventures that ensue, George learns more about his family history and more about himself, and it becomes clear that his Christmas might not be as lonely as he first thought.

Dinosaurs in Disguise

Dinosaurs in Disguise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

A new dinosaur sighting leads to a series of ingenious disguises and hilarious chaos! Both Raptor Road and Fossil Street are up in arms as a new dinosaur has been seen in the forest nearby. Mayor Boris imposes a curfew. But is it Dippy who has jumped ship from Flint Beastwood's gang and is disguising himself as a dragon? Or is it a vicious new carnivore that only Uncle Loops has spotted? When Darwin goes missing, the herbivores feel they must disguise themselves as trees (carnivores don't eat trees) and search for him . . . Jeanne Willis's madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins' inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone's funny-bone!

Mammoth Pie

Mammoth Pie

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

On top of a mountain there lived a fat mammoth. Down in the valley there lived a thin caveman. The caveman was hungry. Very, very hungry. He saw the mammoth and licked his lips. But a mouthwatering Mammoth Pie turns out to be more difficult to come by than the caveman could ever imagine!

Caterpillar Dreams

Caterpillar Dreams

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Two curly caterpillars dream of all the things they will do when they become butterflies. Autumn comes, and they settle down to sleep, eager to wake up and have their dream realised. But Nature has a different dream, a different plan for them...

Phonics Bug Phase 2 Starter Pack

Phonics Bug Phase 2 Starter Pack

Author: Jeanne Willis, Nicola Sandford, Emma Lynch, Joe Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2012

Penguin Pandemonium - The Rescue

Penguin Pandemonium - The Rescue

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

The second hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors. Two baby penguins are missing and the rest of the City Zoo penguins set out across the zoo on a daring rescue mission. They hang with the monkeys, fish for clues in the aquarium and try not to get spotted by the leopard in a fast-paced adventure full of fun.

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 06 Red A The Fox Twins

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 06 Red A The Fox Twins

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2012

The fox twins eat too much jam. Will the vet fix them, or are the fox twins up to more tricks? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red A Phonics phase: 3

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 06 Red A Go West, Ox!

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 06 Red A Go West, Ox!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2012

Ox is fed up with his pen. He wants to go west! Will Ox get to flee? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red A Phonics phase: 3

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 07 Red A The Quiz Went Fizz

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 07 Red A The Quiz Went Fizz

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2012

Zebra and Fox are in a quiz. Who will win? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red A Phonics phase: 3

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 07 Red A Yak's Pants

Bug Club Comics for Phonics Set 07 Red A Yak's Pants

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2012

Yak is on a quest to jump the canyon! Will he make it? What could go wrong? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red A Phonics phase: 3

Mayfly Day

Mayfly Day

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

Mayfly might have only one day to live, but she enjoys every moment by observing all the life around her, and rejoicing in her own. As she soars over the sky at dawn she bathes in the golden light, and she dances to the music of the universe.

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. Not I! she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops and hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Penguin Pandemonium

Penguin Pandemonium

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2012

An unforgettably funny animal adventure story about a little bird with big dreams, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the brand new Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors.Rory the rockhopper penguin loves showing off, but with few visitors to the zoo, life has become a little dull. If things don't improve the zoo might have to close.So when the keepers install PENGUINCAM Rory grabs his chance with both flippers, organising a dazzling penguin talent show to pull in the crowds...

Penguin Pandemonium

Penguin Pandemonium

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

An unforgettably funny, animal adventure story about a little bird with big dreams from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the brand new Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors. Rory the rockhopper penguin loves showing off, but with few visitors to the zoo, life has become a little dull. If things don't improve the zoo might have to close. So when the keepers install PENGUINCAM Rory grabs his chance with both flippers, organising a dazzling penguin talent show to pull in the crowds...

The Tale of Georgie Grub

The Tale of Georgie Grub

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

This is the tale of Georgie Grub Who would not give himself a scrub. No matter how his mother tried When she said SOAP , he'd run and hide. But Georgie meets a gruesome end in this hilariously anarchic tale.

Dinosaur Olympics

Dinosaur Olympics

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

When a Stegosaurus family, Mr and Mrs Stigson and their son Darwin, throw a party for Uncle Loop's 150th birthday, it is gate-crashed by Flint Beastwood, the gangster-like T-rex, his thuggish sidekicks Mr Cretaceous (a terrifying Dinoscuchus) and Terry O'Dactyl (a psychotic Pteranodon). War seems to be on the horizon for the carnivores and the herbivores as kidnaps and thefts follow. Mayor Boris (a Triceratops) proposes Olympic Games to bring peace and stop the fighting. But can the dinosaurs settle their differences through sport or will it only make things worse? Jeanne Willis's madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins' inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone's funny-bone!

Mole's Sunrise

Mole's Sunrise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Mole had never seen the sunrise. I'd love to see it, he said. When his good friends, Vole, Rabbit, Squirrel and Sparrow take him down to the lake to show him the sunrise, their vivid descriptions help him to see it in his mind and he is able to imagine the rising sun and experience its beauty for himself.

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

One foggy, groggy morning By the salty, splashy sea I'm sure I saw a dinosaur And I'm sure that he saw me. But there's more to this story than meets the eye. Can there really be a dinosaur at Sandy Bottom End? Or is someone up to something...

We're Going to a Party!

We're Going to a Party!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess! Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . .

Sticky Ends

Sticky Ends

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Have you heard the tale of Felicity Finch who was prone to pinch? Or the one about Vince the Mince, the vegetarian dog who took his sprouts far too seriously... This hilarious collection offers a grisly mix of gruesome cautionary verses, in which assorted characters meet the stickiest of ends!

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Tiggers

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Tiggers

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Tiggers. Earth Tiggers are made of furry material. They are available in Patterned or Plain. In this laugh-out-loud funny book, Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as cats.

The Nanny Goat's Kid

The Nanny Goat's Kid

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

The Nanny Goat wants kids more than anything in the world. When she can't have any of her own, she adopts one instead, but he's different to the others. One by one, the other kids start to go missing, and everyone blames the Nanny Goat's Kid. Has he really eaten them? Or are the others just trying to make a scapegoat out of him?

Bug Club Phonics Non-fiction Set 13 Keeping a Pet

Bug Club Phonics Non-fiction Set 13 Keeping a Pet

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Which makes the best pet - a hamster or an elephant? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue A Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Phonics Set 16 Butterfly Pie

Bug Club Phonics Set 16 Butterfly Pie

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Sly Python wants to eat Butterfly for lunch. Butterfly tells Sly Python that he can have a whole butterfly pie if he lets her go. Instead, she leads him to a bee hive and escapes. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue B Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Phonics Set 12 Sid and the Boxer Pup

Bug Club Phonics Set 12 Sid and the Boxer Pup

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Sid wants a Boxer pup but Nan isn't keen on having another pet. Sid tries to persuade her and seems to have failed. Yet, when he wakes up the next morning, Nan has a surprise for him - a Boxer pup! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Yellow - all levels Phonics phase: 4

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earthlets. In this way Dr Xargle, our friendly alien teacher, begins to teach his class about humans and babies. This is a hysterically funny book, with a particularly wry look at the way we bring up babies: look out for the 'egg-mangle' - will you ever want to eat egg again?

Bug Club Phonics Set 14 The Runaway Train

Bug Club Phonics Set 14 The Runaway Train

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Little Kay wants to go on holiday but first the train is late and then it runs past her stop! She goes to talk to the driver but discovers that he is a gorilla. Kay finds the brake and saves the day! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue A Phonics phase: 5

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2011

One foggy, groggy morning By the salty, splashy sea I'm sure I saw a dinosaur And I'm sure that he saw me. But there's more to this story than meets the eye. Can there really be a dinosaur at Sandy Bottom End? Or is someone up to something...

The Tale of Georgie Grub

The Tale of Georgie Grub

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2011

This is the tale of Georgie Grub Who would not give himself a scrub. No matter how his mother tried When she said SOAP , he'd run and hide. But Georgie meets a gruesome end in this hilariously anarchic tale.

Susan Laughs

Susan Laughs

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

Susan laughs, she sings, she flies, she swings. She's good, she's bad, she's happy and she's sad. In fact, Susan is just like everybody else, even though she is in a wheelchair.

That's Not Funny!

That's Not Funny!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

One day, just for a joke, Hyena puts a banana skin on Giraffe's path. When Giraffe slips and collides with a tree, a chain of unfortunate events begins which involves all the other animals. Hyena laughs and laughs at their misfortune. But the other animals have the last laugh when Hyena gets a fitting comeuppance and trips up on his own joke!

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 2 (Pack of 4 fiction books)

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 2 (Pack of 4 fiction books)

Author: Jeanne Willis, Emma Lynch, Nicola Sandford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2010

Phonics Bug is a pretty special Phonics programme that gives children a firm, fun foundation in phonics. It uses research-based teaching methods so it's proven to work, and it joins 100% decodable books with CBeebies videos and an online reading world, so it's the ideal way to get today's little readers started on their journey to reading success. Phonics Bug books are ideal for use at home too, and are a great way to help your child take their first steps towards 'cracking the code' which will enable them to learn to read and spell. Helpful notes on the inside front cover of each book highlight tricky words and give you ideas for before and during reading, and the inside back covers include ideas for delving deeper after reading to check understanding. Phonics Bug Pack 2 is great for encouraging your Foundation Stage early readers. It contains 4 Phase 2 fiction books Tut, Tup, Pup!; Sid and Duck; Big Fat Rat; and The Bop which are perfect for reading before stepping across to the Bug Club Pink Level Pack. Tut, Tup, Pup!: The animals are causing chaos on the farm especially Pup, who makes a special kind of mess. Sid and Duck: It's bath time, and Sid and Duck make a mess! Sid tries to blame Duck, but Nan doesn't believe what really happened. Big Fat Rat: Greedy Rat tucks into some leftover birthday cake. The children are worried when Rat falls asleep, but it seems he just needs to take a nap! The Bop: There's a dance tonight all the animals get on board the fun bus. Each has a special dance.

Rat and Cat in Let's Jump Bug Club Red C (KS1) Rat and Cat in Let's Jump Red C (KS1)

Rat and Cat in Let's Jump Bug Club Red C (KS1) Rat and Cat in Let's Jump Red C (KS1)

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Cat creeps up and catches Rat while he is watching TV. Rat suggests they jump on the bed, so Cat lets him go. Rat then does 'flips' from the chest of drawers onto the bed. When Cat flips onto the bed, he catapults Rat out of the window and safely into a tree. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red C Phonics phase: 4

Bug Club Phonics Set 03 Kit and Dog

Bug Club Phonics Set 03 Kit and Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Kit notices a fish on the worktop. Together she and Dog hatch a plan to reach it. Slowly but surely they work together to get the fish Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink A Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Phonics Set 21 The Trout Fishing Song

Bug Club Phonics Set 21 The Trout Fishing Song

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

A scout and a cowboy go fishing - they try to hook a trout, but decide that oysters are easier and sweeter to eat instead! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green A Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Phonics Set 25 Giant George and the Robin

Bug Club Phonics Set 25 Giant George and the Robin

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Giant George is lonely - he longs to leave his cottage but is too big! A magical robin helps his dream come true. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green C Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Phonics Set 19 Boring, Boring!

Bug Club Phonics Set 19 Boring, Boring!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Sid is bored, but Nan has laundry to do. When Nan sends Sid to play in the snow, she gets more than she bargained for! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue C Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Yellow C/1C Bug Boy: Spider Camp

Bug Club Yellow C/1C Bug Boy: Spider Camp

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Dan loves bugs, but his sister Emma hates them. Dan takes his pet spider, Tom, on a family camping trip. When Emma gets into Dan's tent during the night he warns her that the spider is there but she doesn't listen. She gets a nasty surprise when it drops on her. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Yellow C Phonics phase: 4

Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Dance

Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Dance

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Cat creeps up and catches Rat while he is looking at a book. Rat says he will do a cool dance, so Cat lets him go. Rat puts on a 'dress' and a 'wig' and dances, but Cat sees his pants! Cat is horrified and puts his paws over his eyes, so Rat takes his chance to escape! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red B Phonics phase: 3

Bug Club Red A (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Hat Trick

Bug Club Red A (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Hat Trick

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Cat creeps up and catches Rat while he is sleeping. Rat offers to show Cat a trick, so Cat lets him go. Rat takes a cricket bat out of a hat, then he disappears into the hat. When Cat looks in the hat, he finds a can of nuts! But Rat is hiding in the empty can, and he runs away from Cat! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Red A Phonics phase: 3

Bug Club Phonics Set 05 Doll is Ill

Bug Club Phonics Set 05 Doll is Ill

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

A little girl pretends her superhero doll is ill. She tries a lot of things to make him better, but Doll doesn't seem to be enjoying the game. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink B Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in the Dance Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Dance 6-pack Red B (KS1)

Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in the Dance Bug Club Red B (KS1) Rat and Cat in The Dance 6-pack Red B (KS1)

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Red-B level Rat and Cat book: Cat creeps up and catches Rat while he is looking at a book. Rat says he will do a cool dance, so Cat lets him go. Rat puts on a 'dress' and a 'wig' and dances, but Cat sees his pants! Cat is horrified and puts his paws over his eyes, so Rat takes his chance to escape!

Bug Club Phonics Set 12 A Little Green Monster

Bug Club Phonics Set 12 A Little Green Monster

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

A little green monster comes along. He causes all sorts of mischief when he visits a boy at home. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Yellow - all levels Phonics phase: 4

Bug Club Phonics Set 05 The Bop

Bug Club Phonics Set 05 The Bop

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

There's a dance tonight - all the animals get on board the fun bus. Each has a special dance. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink B Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Yellow B/ 1C Bug Boy: Slug Picnic

Bug Club Yellow B/ 1C Bug Boy: Slug Picnic

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Dan loves bugs, so when his favourite bug, Sid the slug, disappears during a family picnic in the park he is very worried. While Dan is busy searching for Sid, his sister Emma (who hates bugs!) seizes the chance to steal his roll. Moments later Sid the slug reappears in her roll and puts Emma right off her lunch! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Yellow B Phonics phase: 4

Bug Club Phonics Set 04 Sid's Pet Rat

Bug Club Phonics Set 04 Sid's Pet Rat

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Sid's pet rat tries to sit in the sun, and on the muck, only to be shooed away by Nan. When he sits on Nan's cushion, Nan accidentally sits on him! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink B Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Phonics Set 04 Tut, Tut, Pup!

Bug Club Phonics Set 04 Tut, Tut, Pup!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

The animals are causing chaos on the farm - especially Pup, who makes a special kind of mess. He and the other animals clear it up in the end. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink B Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Phonics Set 01-02/Pink A Sid Did It

Bug Club Phonics Set 01-02/Pink A Sid Did It

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Cheeky Sid puts a pin on Sam's seat. She is furious! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink A Phonics phase: 2

Bug Club Phonics Set 15 Babysitting Barney

Bug Club Phonics Set 15 Babysitting Barney

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Sid and Nan are babysitting Barney. Sid tries to get Barney to sleep - but he ends up so tired out he falls asleep himself! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue B Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Phonics Set 03 Dig, Sid, Dig!

Bug Club Phonics Set 03 Dig, Sid, Dig!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Nan is working hard in the garden, while Sid relaxes in a hammock. But when Nan discovers a buried tin, Sid decides he's interested after all... Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 4-5 (Reception) Book band: Pink A Phonics phase: 2

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Old Dog

Old Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa - he is so boring, and only ever wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe Grandpa was ever young or fun, so Grandpa sets out to prove them wrong, and show them that there is life in the old dog yet!

Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2010

Join Jeanne Willis in the funniest talent show ever. In a fabulous rhyming text, meet bears with baggy bottoms, pigs with perky pinky ones and peacocks who love to put theirs on display. Perfect for reading aloud and guaranteed to cause fits of giggles, one thing's for sure - whoever is the winner, bottoms are top! From the dynamic duo behind Bottoms Up!

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk! Or so they liked to think...

The Rascally Cake

The Rascally Cake

Author: Jeanne Willis, Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

The ghastly Mr Skumskins O'Parsley's favourite dishes include wormcast butties, squashed tadpoles on toast and bogey burgers. O'Parsley decides one day to bake an extra special cake, with more revolting ingredients than you can possibly imagine. However, when the cake decides to eat HIM, he realises it is time to mend his ways. The rollicking rhymes by Jeanne Willis are accompanied by Korky Paul's exuberant illustrations.

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2009

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Who's in the Loo?

Who's in the Loo?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2009

'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds's exuberant illustrations highlight the fun! Read along with the audio CD to bring the story to life! The second track of the CD has page-turning prompts.

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk! Or so they liked to think...

Cottonwool Colin

Cottonwool Colin

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Colin is small, even for a mouse. His mother refuses to let him play outside with his brothers and sisters unless he is wrapped in a big fluffy ball of cotton wool. But instead of keeping him safe, the cotton wool attracts the attention of every fierce creature imaginable - little boys, ducks, even foxes! After a day of being flung, pecked and chased, Colin returns home without his cotton wool, but feeling much BIGGER, and ready to tell his mother that he can look after himself.

Grill Pan Eddy

Grill Pan Eddy

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

I'm Grill Pan Eddy! Everybody ready? Catch me if you can! Help! There's a mouse in the house! Grill Pan Eddy is an irrepressible, noisy and unwanted addition to the household, and a hilarious battle of wits ensues as the family tries to get rid of him!

The Bog Baby

The Bog Baby

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won't tell if you won't. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go. Jeanne wrote her first book when she was five years old and hasn't stopped writing since. She has now written over eighty titles, including picture books, novels and television scripts. She has also won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Silver Smarties Prize. Her teen novel, Naked Without a Hat, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in 2004. She often takes inspiration from dreams and interesting conversations with strangers. Gwen Millward studied illustration in Edinburgh and now spends all of her time painting and writing stories for children about her favourite subject, beasts. Her first book for Puffin, Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood, published in April 2007. Other wonderful books by either of the two include: The King of Tiny Things; Guess what I found in Dragon Wood; Happy Birthday in Dragon Wood; Sing a Song of Bottoms; Bottoms Up!; Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs; The Wheels on the Bus; Delilah Darling is in the Library; There's an Ouch in my Pouch!; Who's in the Loo?; The Monster Bed; Tadpole's Promise; The Beasties

The Boy Who Lost His Bellybutton

The Boy Who Lost His Bellybutton

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

One day a little boy loses his bellybutton, so he sets off into the jungle to find it. On the way he meets lots of animals, who each have their own bellybuttons. But it seems that somebody has stolen the little boy's, and they may not be so eager to give it back!

Mammoth Pie

Mammoth Pie

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2008

'On top of a mountain there lived a fat mammoth. Down in the valley there lived a thin caveman. The caveman was hungry. Very, very hungry. He saw the mammoth and licked his lips.' But a mouthwatering Mammoth Pie turns out to be more difficult to come by than the caveman could ever imagine!

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Daft Bat Glow-in-the-dark cover

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

All the young wild animals think Bat is mad. How can she say a tree has the trunk at the top and the leaves at the bottom? Until, that is, they consult wise Owl who suggests that if they just try looking at things from Bat's point of view, they might see thing very differently.

Who's in the Loo?

Who's in the Loo?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2007

'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds's exuberant illustrations highlight the fun!

Monster Bed, The

Monster Bed, The

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Little Dennis doesn't want to go to sleep because there might be something under his bed. Dennis isn't afraid of monsters - after all, he's a monster himself. He's afraid that humans will get him. His mother says that humans are only in made-up stories, but Dennis is not convinced. Rollicking rhyme and delightfully detailed illustrations make this story of a bedtime surprise the perfect book for little monsters.

Delilah Darling is in the Library

Delilah Darling is in the Library

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

'My name is Queen Delilah and I come from a land far, far away, really I do.' My mother says, 'Really you don't, darling.' But if Delilah did rule the world, what a fun place it would be! Except she would be the first to tell you that she's not naughty at all - you see, Delilah is a queen in her own country and the rules are quite different there! Her first adventure finds her in the library creating utter chaos, much to the despair of the librarian, Library Anne, but to the huge delight of everyone else!

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A little mouse loses her baby, but just as she starts looking for it, out of the rainforest looms a huge gorilla, so she starts running for her life. And so begins a chase that takes her all over the world: to China, Australia, North America, and even the Arctic! But when the gorilla finally catches up with her at the North Pole, it turns out that all he has been trying to do is return her baby to her!

Who's in the Loo?

Who's in the Loo?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2007

'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds's exuberant illustrations highlight the fun!

Shamanka

Shamanka

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

What is magic? What is illusion? What is real? Step into the extraordinary world of Sam Khaan, who has just discovered a witch doctor's notebook in her attic. Convinced that it belongs to her long-lost father - the son of a witch doctor - she sets out on a journey to discover the answers to these questions. In her encounters with diviners and healers, conjurers and mystics, Sam learns the truth about magic the hard way. Here is your chance to take a far easier route.

Who's in the Loo?

Who's in the Loo?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2006

Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant doing a poo? If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme from the irreverent and observant pen of Jeanne Willis will resonate profoundly. Adrian Reynolds's exuberant illustrations highlight the fun!

The Really Rude Rhino

The Really Rude Rhino

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Little Rhino is rude to everyone, and has been since the day he was born. He sticks his tongue out, he makes rude noises and he waves his bottom at anyone in front of him, with no respect for person or place. Until, that is, he meets his match with someone who is prepared to treat him the same way!

Rat Heaven

Rat Heaven

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2006

Freddie is a pet rat. He belongs to a girl who's growing up - and growing away from the babyish things of childhood. She's already swapped her teddy bears and family days out for trendy gear and a brilliant new best friend. But what about Freddie? He used to be her best friend. How could she break her promise? And where will a little lonely rat fit into this cool new life?

Dozy Mare

Dozy Mare

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

A lazy horse will do nothing except stand still - except on Sundays, when she sits down. She won't 'giddy up' for the farmer, nor 'trot off' for his wife, nor play cowboys for their son, nor jump for their daughter. There are no incentives that will work. Not carrots, oats, apples; not even a sugar lump! So she gets sold to a tinker, and then to the circus - and then to a butcher. And then the dozy dobbin demonstrates that, though lazy, she isn't stupid: she runs like the wind!

I Hate School!

I Hate School!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2005

Honor Brown cannot find a good word to say about her school despite much prompting. She insists that her teacher is a warty toad, the water tray has killer sharks in it, and even her friends are loathsome. But when the time comes to move on to 'Big School', she sits in the corner and sobs! Maybe it wasn't so bad after all!

Tadpole's Promise

Tadpole's Promise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2005

Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him. Promise that you will never change, she says. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting a butterfly, Tadpole little realises that now he will never know! Follow the predictable changes of a tadpole and a caterpillar to their natural conclusion in this award winning picture book.

Bits, Boobs and Blobs

Bits, Boobs and Blobs

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2004

Sassy, informative and funny, this is one in a set of three books that are ideal for girls going through puberty. Dealing with issues like periods, breasts, body image, eating disorders, snogging, sex, contraception, STDs, make-up, clothes advice, friends and shyness, they're packed with fun facts, tips, witty illustrations and useful, comprehensive advice. Everything your big sister never told you and you were too embarrassed to ask your mum!

Shhh!

Shhh!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2004

A little shrew had wonderful news! He wanted to tell the whole world, but it was too noisy. 'I know the secret of Peace on Earth!' he said. Nobody heard him. Everyone was much too busy doing their own thing, creating their own noises, and not listening to anything. He wanted to say that if everyone in the whole world just sat still for a moment and listened, there would be Peace on Earth. Jeanne Willis uses a wonderful hurly-burly of onomatopoeic words to accompany her familiar energetic rhythmic text, and Tony Ross rises to the challenge, producing illustrations that perfectly match both in their imaginative variety and in their glorious details.

Vanessa The Werewolf Hairdresser

Vanessa The Werewolf Hairdresser

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

Meet Vanessa, hairdresser to the strangest folk! She has to tint Goldilock's hair (it's really rather mousy-brown!), tidy up Peter Pan's eyebrows and trim Father Christmas's beard. But then, one evening, a werewolf turns up!

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 White Fiction Hairem Scarem Single

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 White Fiction Hairem Scarem Single

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2004

The Hairem Scarem is very hairy and very scary. Every time the other animals tell him to cut his hair, he cuts some off and sticks it on their head. Everyone is afraid of him, until the Hair Queen makes him cut off all his hair until he is almost bald. Then the other animals laugh at him and make him cut their hair, too. Illustrated by David Roberts

Dr Xargle's Book Earth Relations

Dr Xargle's Book Earth Relations

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2003

'Today we are going to learn about Earth families. An Earth family is a collection of Earthlings who belong to each other whether they like it or not.'Dr Xargle, the great, green alien school teacher is now attempting the hot topic of Earth relations, and his views are as refreshing, remarkable, and idiosyncratic as ever! Brother Earthlets are 'Bother Earthlets', smelly, sticky and dangerous, while Sister Earthlets, 'Sulker Earthlets', are shy, sneaky and give piercing shrieks. It's Earth, folks, and oh, how we know it!

Rigby Star Independent Green Reader 2 Barker

Rigby Star Independent Green Reader 2 Barker

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2003

Rigby Rocket offers a wide range of engaging stories and non-fiction texts. Written by much-loved children's authors, the books have been expertly levelled to ensure your children are able to read them independently.

Rigby Star Independent Red Reader 16: Big Monster Runs Away

Rigby Star Independent Red Reader 16: Big Monster Runs Away

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2003

Rigby Rocket is designed to offer links from guided to independent reading. It is linked to guided reading objectives, allowing children to practise valuable skills following a guided reading session. The titles are levelled to Book Bands for Guided Reading , and provide stories that children are able to read independently. Each title contains reading notes written specifically for parents/Learning Support Assistants. These focus on key reading skills and encourage discussion to improve children's comprehension. The Red Level titles are aimed at children in Reception and follow on from the Pink Level .

When Stephanie Smiled...

When Stephanie Smiled...

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2003

It's Monday, it's raining, and James is miserable - until Stephanie walks in. Suddenly he cheers up enormously, and even the sun shines! They do everything together - they are even get married in the school play! And then she has to go away. James is miserable again - until Wendy walks in! A small child's infatuation for a classmate is perfectly resolved. Will help ease and explain those moments in childhood when great friendships must change as families move on and children are separated.

Dr.Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Dr.Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2002

This humorous story tells how Dr Xargle instructs his class of aliens on the appearance and habits of Earthlets (human babies) before embarking on a field trip to Earth. Bath-time, feeding and changing nappies are all given a new slant by this alien guide to human behaviour. Jeanne Willis has also written The Monster Bed , The Long Blue Blazer , The Tale of Georgie Grub and The Tale of Fearsome Fritz .

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