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Sara Ogilvie - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Sara Ogilvie won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. Her bestselling collaboration with Anna Kemp, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Her other collavorations with Anna include The Worst Princess and Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes. Sara lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Featured books by Sara Ogilvie

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo!

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo!

5+ readers

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013  This is an exciting, imaginative and hilarious adventure that encourages little readers to have confidence and stand up for themselves, from the illustrator of Dogs Don't Do Ballet and Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes.

Other books by Sara Ogilvie

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Author: Pip Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff, Daddy's Sandwich) brought to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the bestselling illustrator of The Detective Dog, Sara Ogilvie. Izzy and Fixer are back for more machine mayhem... While their fellow contestants at the Invention Convention are intent on making shiny new things using old power, can Izzy and Fixer build a recycling machine fuelled by nature... AND win the coveted Genius Guild badge along the way? A joyful celebration of the magic of make-do-and-mend from the creators of the much-loved Izzy Gizmo. PRAISE FOR IZZY GIZMO: `Jones's loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie's vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration' The Guardian

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff, Daddy's Sandwich) brought to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the bestselling illustrator of The Detective Dog, Sara Ogilvie. Izzy and Fixer are back for more machine mayhem... While their fellow contestants at the Invention Convention are intent on making shiny new things using old power, can Izzy and Fixer build a recycling machine fuelled by nature... AND win the coveted Genius Guild badge along the way? A joyful celebration of the magic of make-do-and-mend from the creators of the much-loved Izzy Gizmo. PRAISE FOR IZZY GIZMO: `Jones's loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie's vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration' The Guardian

Izzy Gizmo

Izzy Gizmo

Author: Pip Jones Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

Everyone's favourite inventor is now available in board book format! Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent, carried her tool bag wherever she went in case she discovered a thing to be mended, or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid. Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again? Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Prize 2017, this empowering book is perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. `If you're looking for a new book with a determined, strong female role model then this is for you' Being a Mummy blog `This was such a fun book. We need more books with girl inventors!' Twirling Book Princess blog `This exuberantly riotous story... blends the fun of rhyme with the touching friendship between a charismatic crow and a never-say-die young inventor'Lancashire Evening Post `A lovely story of ingenuity and determination' Parents in Touch `I doubt many will fail to fall for Izzy and her mechanical mind. Pip Jones' rhyming narrative is a cracker to read aloud and Sara Ogilvie's imagination must be almost as fertile as young Izzy's... A real riot.' Red Reading Hub blog `Jones's loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie's vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration' The Guardian

Dyw Cwn Ddim yn Dawnsio Bale

Dyw Cwn Ddim yn Dawnsio Bale

Author: Anna Kemp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

The Boy Who Flew with Dragons

The Boy Who Flew with Dragons

Author: Andy Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

The third book in a wonderfully sparky, funny and warm series: THE BOY WHO GREW DRAGONS was longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 'Irresistible ... a modern classic' GUARDIAN on The Boy Who Grew Dragons 'A warm-hearted debut ... lovely, expressive, characterful' SUNDAY TIMES on The Boy Who Grew Dragons Tomas can't imagine life without his little dragon Flicker. He's become more than a pet - he's a friend like no other. And growing dragons on the dragonfruit tree in the garden with his friends Ted, Kat and Kai is the most amazing thing ever. But Tomas has promised Grandad something - that he and his friends will let their dragons go back to where they belong. The only problem is - that isn't such an easy thing to do. Not when they are still having so much fun with dragons Flicker, Sunny, Crystal and Dodger. Not when they still have to work out where the dragons' home is, and how to get the dragons to leave. And not when Tomas is so close to uncovering the true story of the mysterious dragonfruit tree ...

Dave the Lonely Monster

Dave the Lonely Monster

Author: Anna Kemp Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Monstrous beasts have feelings too! This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retirement cave, is a lighthearted reminder that we should treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves - and that we could all do with a bit more monster in our lives! Another classic-in-the-making all about kindness from the unbeatable duo of brilliant author Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilive, illustrator of The Detective Dog. PRAISE FOR THE WORST PRINCESS: `Those sick of the cult of pink princesses will appreciate this quirky take on the traditional princess tale... A very funny new picture book' The Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide `Told in verse, and wonderfully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this picture book is so funny it could be safely recommended for all ages' The Independent on Sunday PRAISE FOR DOGS DON'T DO BALLET: `This heart-warming and humorous story will help children to realise that everyday, including themselves, can surprise with an unexpected talent' Read Me `This is a parent and child read together, laugh together and have fun with picture, story and words sort of a book' School Librarian PRAISE FOR RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES: `Offers a good-humoured warning to parents who don't listen... The massive, full-colour pictures make this a delicious book' The Independent on Sunday `Anna Kemp's heart-warming story is told simply but with humour and emotion. And at the hands of Sara Ogilvie, all the characters are brought expressively to life.' The Scotsman

The Boy Who Lived with Dragons

The Boy Who Lived with Dragons

Author: Andy Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2018

The second book in a wonderfully funny and sparky series: THE BOY WHO GREW DRAGONS was longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 'Irresistible ... a modern classic' GUARDIAN on The Boy Who Grew Dragons 'A warm-hearted debut ... lovely, expressive, characterful' SUNDAY TIMES on The Boy Who Grew Dragons Tomas has a secret - a big secret. He has his own tiny dragon, Flicker! A dragon which grew on a very special tree at the bottom of his grandad's garden. And not only that - his friends Ted, Kai and Kat have dragons too, all grown on the same dragonfruit tree ... Having your own dragon is magical - but Tomas is also about to find out what living with a dragon is REALLY like. When the fire-breathing kicks in and you get singed every five seconds, it's like having an unpredictable volcano in your pocket. Learning to train the dragons and keep them out of trouble at school and home will take all Tomas's creativity and patience ... What is more, the dragonfruit tree is starting to look droopy and unwell. Tomas and his friends have got to do all they can restore it to health and uncover its deepest mysteries, as well as trying to work out what big secret local bully Liam, 'King of Trouble', has got up his sleeve ... One thing is for sure, life is never dull when you have a dragon in your pocket.

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

The Detective Dog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Join Detective Dog Nell, her owner Peter and all his friends in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Oglivie. Who's been stealing all the children's books? Help solve the mystery as you join in with colouring pencils and stickers! Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Detective Dog Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Author: Andy Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2019 'Irresistible ... a modern classic' GUARDIAN 'A warm-hearted debut ... lovely, expressive, characterful' SUNDAY TIMES When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house - and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker ... Tomas soon finds out that life with Flicker is great fun, but also very ... unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker - and quickly. And then something extraordinary happens - more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons ... The first book in a sparky and utterly enchanting new series.

The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack

The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 07/09/2017

When a crime needs solving, there's only one dog for the job! Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the missing books. There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work solving mysteries and finding all Peter's lost toys. But Nell has other talents too . . . When she's not cracking cases, Nell goes to school with Peter and listens to the children read. Books about dinosaurs, books about space and even books about dogs - Nell loves them all! But one day Peter and Nell arrive at school to find all the books have disappeared! Who could have taken them, and why? Luckily, Detective Dog Nell, with help from the whole class, is ready to sniff out the thief! Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and print-maker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog. The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack comes with an audio CD, read by actress and singer Floella Benjamin, perfect for reading along.

Izzy Gizmo

Izzy Gizmo

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff; Daddy's Sandwich) brought brilliantly to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the best-selling illustrator of TheDetective Dog, Sara Ogilvie. Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent, carried her tool bag wherever she went in case she discovered a thing to be mended, or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid. Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again? Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Prize 2017, this empowering book is perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. `If you're looking for a new book with a determined, strong female role model then this is for you' Being a Mummy blog `This was such a fun book. We need more books with girl inventors!' Twirling Book Princess blog `This exuberantly riotous story... blends the fun of rhyme with the touching friendship between a charismatic crow and a never-say-die young inventor'Lancashire Evening Post `A lovely story of ingenuity and determination' Parents in Touch `I doubt many will fail to fall for Izzy and her mechanical mind. Pip Jones' rhyming narrative is a cracker to read aloud and Sara Ogilvie's imagination must be almost as fertile as young Izzy's... A real riot.' Red Reading Hub blog `Jones's loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie's vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration' The Guardian

Izzy Gizmo

Izzy Gizmo

Author: Pip Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff; Daddy's Sandwich) brought brilliantly to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the best-selling illustrator of TheDetective Dog, Sara Ogilvie. Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent, carried her tool bag wherever she went in case she discovered a thing to be mended, or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid. Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again? Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Prize 2017, this empowering book is perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. `If you're looking for a new book with a determined, strong female role model then this is for you' Being a Mummy blog `This was such a fun book. We need more books with girl inventors!' Twirling Book Princess blog `This exuberantly riotous story... blends the fun of rhyme with the touching friendship between a charismatic crow and a never-say-die young inventor'Lancashire Evening Post `A lovely story of ingenuity and determination' Parents in Touch `I doubt many will fail to fall for Izzy and her mechanical mind. Pip Jones' rhyming narrative is a cracker to read aloud and Sara Ogilvie's imagination must be almost as fertile as young Izzy's... A real riot.' Red Reading Hub blog `Jones's loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie's vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration' The Guardian

Once Upon a Wish

Once Upon a Wish

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

What would you do if your wishes came true? Meet the wishgiver boy - with lotions and potions and secret ingredients, he glides through the night making wishes come true. He can conjure up dragons, magical midnight feasts and even make you fly. But will he ever find the magic to grant his own wishes? This is a tale of hard work rewarded and the special power of the words `thank you'.

A Storey Street novel: Superhero Street

A Storey Street novel: Superhero Street

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

'A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!' - Danny Wallace, presenter and bestselling author. Illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie, this is the second book in Demolition Dad author Phil Earle's children's series, Storey Street. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams, each book in this laugh-out-loud series focuses on a different neighbour. Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd. But his every attempt ends in failure. He can't even get any attention at home as his five brothers (triplets AND twins) take every second of mum and dad's attention. When mum foils a bank robbery while on duty as a lollipop lady, she and Mouse are lauded as superheroes. Joining forces with Mouse are The Z List - a group of unlikely crime-fighters. But in their midst is a traitor hell-bent on revenge. Will Mouse be super enough to spot this danger, and is he brave enough to do anything about it?

A Storey Street novel: Demolition Dad

A Storey Street novel: Demolition Dad

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

CBBC Book of the Month, June 2017 Perfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Liz Pichon, this is a hilarious and warm-hearted story about family, friends and wrestling by multi-award-shortlisted author Phil Earle, illustrated by award-winning artist, Sara Ogilvie. This is the story of Jake Biggs and his dad, George. George spends all week knocking down buildings ... and all weekend knocking down wrestlers! He's the Demolition Man, and Jake couldn't be prouder. But when Jake hears about a pro-wrestling competition in the USA, and persuades his beloved dad to apply, things don't quite turn out the way he expected ... Phil Earle's first novel for younger readers of 9-11, DEMOLITION DAD is DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD in Spandex, a book bursting with humour and heart. Perfect for Father's Day this June!

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 6: The Bear Lost Its Tail

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 6: The Bear Lost Its Tail

Author: Nikki Gamble, Susan Price, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

In this Norwegian story we learn about how bears lost their tails. Fox is jealous of Bear's big, fluffy tail so he decides to play a trick on him. Bear learns he should not believe everything he is told ... This charming story written by Susan Price and beautifully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

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