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Pippa Goodhart completed a history degree and then trained as an infant teacher before taking on a job at Heffers Children’s Bookshop in Cambridge where she worked for five years, latterly as a manager. Moving to Leicester when she married, she began to work as a publisher’s reader and to teach, but began writing when her children were little.
Her first book was published in 1994 and over forty more have been published since then. She teaches writing to adults and works as a consultant.
She has three daughters and a husband who all help her writing by being critical when they are asked to be!
Pim and dog Tiddle went over a mountain, and found a rich market place. Pim asked a man, Please may I eat one of those beautiful fruits? What will you give me in return for the fruit? said the man. I haven't got anything, said Pim. There must be something that your people have that we don't, said a woman. Pim looked around. I think we have more happiness than you have, said Pim. Bring us some of that, then, said the man. But how can you bottle and transport happiness?
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7 | Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Kathleen Fidler Award. Oliver is struggling at school, and the other children laugh at him. What he really wants is a dog, a dog to love him loyally and uncritically; a dog to obey his word and never mind what Oliver can or can’t do at school. Though he has problems with his hearing and his sight, Flow is just such a dog, and when a time comes in which Oliver is in real danger, Flow stands by him. This is a lovely, satisfying story that delivers important messages about bravery and friendship. It will be enjoyed by any young reader who, like Oliver, longs for a dog and will speak to any who, like Oliver, struggle with dyslexia. A reissue, this book was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize on publication.
This is a gripping story of a young girl's adventure following her mother's death, as she travels with her grandfather in pursuit of gold from Victorian England in 1898 to the gold rush in Klondike, north west Canada. Combining both fact and fiction with seamless aplomb the sights and sounds of the journey and the hardships they face push them to very limit of human endurance and change them forever. It a story that will linger in your thoughts long after you've turned the last page.
September 2012 Book of the Month. A wonderful array of choices is on offer as this best-selling author and illustrator pair offer children the chance to imagine themselves as a lot of very different things. Try being so big that you fill a swimming pool or so small that you can have to bath in a teacup. Try choosing a different time to live in, or a different place such as a magical world, or being an animal. All children will love the array of pictures that offer a rich variety of lives.
This novel by Pippa Goodhart, popular author of over thirty children's books, is firmly rooted in history and vividly describes the horror of the Plague and the Great Fire. At its heart though is a thrilling adventure about a boy, his battle with injustice, and his special relationship with a wild animal. A brilliant and compelling adventure for children of 9+.
Bird and Frog find a strawberry on their way. There's only one strawberry and the two of them. So, only the best animal gets to eat the fruit. Soon Rat, Shrew, Squirrel, and others join them in a competition to find the best and award them with the strawberry. The animals have fun playing together. But, as they reach the finish line, it's time to see who gets the reward. The animals find there is a lesson for all of them about being best friends . Best Test is the second title after Fair Shares by the duo, Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty.
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Moving house and school means Megan has to make new friends. She thinks that having a dog will help her to do that, but rather than the cute puppy she'd hoped for, she gets a smelly old dog called Rosie. Megan feels embarrassed when she walks Rosie in the park and notices her new classmates giggling and whispering comments. But are they really laughing at her? Perhaps she misunderstood ... This sweet story about friendship is written by Pippa Goodhart. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
In a world of endless colors, sizes and shapes it's easy to get a little dizzy. But can there ever be order amid the chaos? Join one little girl on her journey to find out just what makes the world a beautiful place to be in. When Frankie begins sorting out her toy box, she decides not to stop there. She organizes her bedroom, her classroom, even the bathroom. Perhaps people can be organized too? But how? Frankie quickly realizes that the variety and diversity of life on Earth is perhaps what makes it the most beautiful of all.
Make up your very own fairy tale adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next! Which fairy tale hero would you like to be today? Where will you go on your fairy tale quest? And what fairy tale baddy would you least like to meet? The possibilities are infinite in this captivating creative toolkit which will inspire children from three up to make their own stories again and again. A magical sequel to YOU CHOOSE, YOU CHOOSE YOUR DREAMS and YOU CHOOSE IN SPACE - it's spell-binding!
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. The grasshopper plays all summer while the ants work - but who will benefit when the weather turns cold? This re-telling of a classic story has been beautifully written by Pippa Goodhart. Green (Band 5) books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ay, a-e /igh/ I, i-e /oa/ o, oe, o-e /ow/ ou /oo/ u, oul /ee/ ea /ar/ a /or/ au, our, al /air/ are /ur/ or, ear /o/ a /oo/ ew, u-e /ow/ ou Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.
Award-winning author Pippa Goodhart comes together with an exciting new illustrator Augusta Kirkwood to produce this gentle and heartwarming tale about the growing relationship between a father who wants to give his child the moon, and the child who just wants to spend time with her daddy. The lyrical text is wonderfully complimented by Augusta's gorgeous watery illustrations. Perfect for Fathers day.
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