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Nathan Reed - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Nathan Reed has been a professional illustrator since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2000. He has illustrated Christopher Edge's How to Write Your Best Story Ever and the Elen Caldecott's Marsh Road Mysteries Series. His most recent picture book is Samson the Mighty Flea by Angela McAllister. He was shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration in 2014. When he's not illustrating he can be found with his two boys and a football on Peckham Rye Common.

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Scratch and Sniff: A Bloomsbury Reader

Scratch and Sniff: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Margaret Ryan Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

A cops and robbers adventure with a twist by children's writer Margaret Ryan. PC Penny Penrose is always given the rotten jobs to do by Sergeant Snide. She never gets to see any of the real police action. When there's a robbery at Doogood's department store, Penny is left behind to count traffic cones. Until, that is, her pet dog duo Scratch and Sniff decide to help out! This humorous story from Margaret Ryan has fun black-and-white illustrations by Nathan Reed and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations, ideas for discussion points and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. 'Patrice Lawrence, Tony Bradman, Margaret Mahy [...] any list that brings together such a quality line up of authors is going to be welcomed.' - Books for Keeps on the series Book Band: Lime (Ideal for ages 7+)

I Lost My Granny in the Supermarket

I Lost My Granny in the Supermarket

Author: Jo Simmons Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons, this is a new, hilarious adventure from the author and illustrator of the bestselling I Swapped My Brother on the Internet. Harry - known as Harry the Hulk to his friends, because he is freakishly tall for an 11-year-old - is desperate for a dog. His mum has said if he can earn 500 Puppy Points then he's allowed to get one. And today she has offered him 50 points if he takes Gran to the Caught Short Awards, where she has won the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Loo Roll. All Harry has to do is take her for a haircut and then to the ceremony. It should be easy! It should be a piece of cake. But what Harry doesn't know is that Gran has her own agenda in mind, and after a stop at the supermarket for some toffees (the sweet she is BANNED from having!) things go very wrong indeed!

Flea Seeks Dog

Flea Seeks Dog

Author: Will Mabbitt Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Flea's got itchy feet! It's time to find a new dog to call home. But, try as he might, none of the dogs he meets are quite right. From the too loud and too cheeky to the too-frequently-leaky, Flea soon realises that finding the perfect companion can be tricky. Will Flea ever find the perfect match? A hilarious rhyming romp from the creator of I Can Only Draw Worms, brilliantly illustrated by Nathan Reed.

Flea Seeks Dog

Flea Seeks Dog

Author: Will Mabbitt Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Flea's got itchy feet! It's time to find a new dog to call home. But, try as he might, none of the dogs he meets are quite right. From the too loud and too cheeky to the too-frequently-leaky, Flea soon realises that finding the perfect companion can be tricky. Will Flea ever find the perfect match? A hilarious rhyming romp from the creator of I Can Only Draw Worms, brilliantly illustrated by Nathan Reed.

Lottie Luna and the Giant Gargoyle

Lottie Luna and the Giant Gargoyle

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when Lottie's school holds its yearly talent competition, she finds that she might just have to use them... if she's going to help her friends save the day and win first prize...

Lottie Luna and the Fang Fairy

Lottie Luna and the Fang Fairy

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her special skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when Lottie and her friends go camping, she finds that she might just need to - if she's going to find out the truth about the fang fairy...

The Flower King: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

The Flower King: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

Author: Andrew Fusek Peters Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

An entertaining retelling of a traditional tale, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. The king has a problem. A big problem. He doesn't have any children to rule the kingdom next. But an old, wise lady has a plan: whoever grows the best flowers within three weeks shall be king! There'll be sweet peas and poppies, marigolds and morning glories, but will there be a new ruler of all the land? This engaging tale from critically acclaimed author Andrew Fusek Peters is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features colourful illustrations from Nathan Reed and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Gold Ideal for ages 6+

Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party

Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when it's her friend Marjory's birthday, Lottie sees a way she can use her special powers to get her the biggest surprise ever...

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn't really like to use her skills, though - she just wants to be like everyone else. But when someone keeps destroying the school bloom garden it's only Lottie who can come to the rescue...

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders!

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders!

Author: Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The brilliantly funny fourth book in the SAM WU series, starring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart and Humza Arshad's Badman. Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks ... the dark's pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam's not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage, Sam decides it's up to him and his friends to save the school from the eight-legged escapee ... Common childhood fears dealt with in a hilarious, sensitive and accessible way. Also by Katie and Kevin Tsang: Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts 9781405287517 Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks 9781405287524 Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark 9781405287531 Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together. They currently live in London. Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood (he's feeling much more confident now). Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust, the UK's largest children's reading charity, and also writes YA fiction as Katherine Webber.

Think Big

Think Big

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The story of Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends, reimagined by Kes Gray, bestselling creator of Oi Frog!. Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends are discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Humpty wants to be a boiled egg, but his friends are encouraging him to think bigger! You could be an artist! said Little Boy Blue. Look for clues and become a detective! said Little Bo Peep. Buy a pair of football boots and become a footballer, said Wee Willy Winky. Will Humpty think big and reach for the stars?

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark!

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark!

Author: Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Enormous fun, madcap and relatable' - The Bookseller The brilliantly funny third SAM WU book - the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Pamela Butchart. Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Except for quite a lot of things. Like ghosts. Sharks too. And also THE DARK! And so when Sam goes camping in the woods with his friends and cousin Stanley, who knows what scary kind of things they'll face ...? Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark is the third book in this brilliantly funny and accessible new series - perfect for newly confident readers, fans of Pamela Butchart and Julian Gough's Rabbit and Bear. 'The third in the Sam Wu adventure series about conquering all sorts of fears in a humorous manner. This series is going from strength to strength and is a great accessible read.' - Booktrust Also by Katie and Kevin Tsang: Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts - 9781405287517 Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks - 9781405287524 Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together. They currently live in London. Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood (he's feeling much more confident now). Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust, the UK's largest children's reading charity, and also writes YA fiction as Katherine Webber.

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory Book 2

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory Book 2

Author: Kita Mitchell Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS... Grandma demands justice!* *And also all the teacakes A priceless artefact has been stolen in Russia - and Grandma Dangerous wants to find it. Nothing will stand in her way - not even some poisoned caviar, a prison break or a spot of contemporary dance. Can Ollie and Grandma return the treasure and get back home, before being caught by the politsiya? Or - worse - before Mum finds out? Praise for Book 1: Thrills! Biscuits! This book has it all Andy Riley, author of King Flashypants

Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny Book 1

Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny Book 1

Author: Kita Mitchell Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS... Danger is her middle name! Ollie's dad is missing - but Grandma Dangerous is on the case! She has a hot-air balloon, thirty packets of biscuits and a pooch with magical powers (she says). But as they sail through the skies, Ollie realises they're not just on a rescue mission... Grandma's on the run! Thrills! Biscuits! This book has it all Andy Riley, author of King Flashypants

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks!

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks!

Author: Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam refuses to dip even a toe in the water. Nothing could go wrong now, could it? A wonderful belly-laugh of a book, perfect for young fans of Tom Gates and Pamela Butchart. 'Intensely likeable and sharply observed comic capers' - Guardian Illustrated fiction is still having something of a boom, but if you're looking for a non-white protagonist it's slim pickings indeed. Happily Sam Wu is about to change all that. A hero of Asian heritage with a diverse set of friends... it's enormous fun, madcap and relatable - Bookseller Also look out for Sam is NOT Afraid of Ghosts and Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark! Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together. Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood. Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust and also writes YA as Katherine Webber.

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Author: Christopher Edge Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories. For children aged 13 and under, this book is written in a fun, engaging, and inspirational style that will help all readers to see themselves as writers and help them to achieve their creative writing goals. It is ideal for home and schools, primary and lower secondary. The book is authoritative, linked to curriculum requirements, but not intimidating. From how to write for your audience or for a specific purpose, how to overcome writer's block and how to write in different genres, to what words to use to best effect, this book gives children the tools they need to make writing an enjoyable experience. It is filled with tips on how to use wonderful and weird words, invent new words, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, and idioms. Children will soon be creating stories that will stay with their writers and readers forever.

Pirate Patch and the Abominable Pirates

Pirate Patch and the Abominable Pirates

Author: Rose Impey Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Towering Turbot! Patch's ship is blown off course and ends up in the Far North. Look out, Patch. There might be some Abominable Snowmen about!

The Pet Sitter: Beware the Werepup

The Pet Sitter: Beware the Werepup

Author: Julie Sykes Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2009

Max loves animals but his sneezy, allergic sister means no family pets. He's so happy when he realizes he can be a pet sitter. But with every new job he takes on there's always something a bit odd about the pet owner, which he can never put his finger on initially. Witches, fairies, goblins, mermaids - why can't he pet sit for an ordinary pet owner? Max has to pet sit for a cute young werepup, owned by a not-cute old wizard. Fang has a bit of an odd name but he seems cuddly enough. Max's main priority is to make sure he takes Fang on his walkies secretly - as pets are not allowed in the wizard's apartment block. Max has everything under control until on one secret walk the clouds part and a full moon pops out...

What Friends Do Best

What Friends Do Best

Author: Jonathan Emmett Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

A story about perseverance, sharing and friendship by the author of Dinosaurs After Dark, and brilliantly illustrated by Nathan Reed. He's made a car for Ralph and a boat for Alice. But when Winston tries to construct something really BIG he realises that he can't do everything by himself. Then, with help from Ralph (who is best at carrying large bits and pieces) and Alice (who is best at finding small bits and pieces), he discovers that putting things together...together...is what friends do best!

Witch Switch

Witch Switch

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2005

An enchanting new adventure for Jessica, everyone's favourite Witch-in-Training, and her teacher Miss Strega. Prrrrrrooom, Jessica purred, in a very pleased voice. I'm a cat. Jessica is learning the Witch Switch - how to magically change shape. But although being a cat can be great fun, it's also a tiny bit scary. What happens if a Witch Switch goes wrong! Meanwhile, what happens if an Ordinary Person finds out about the goings on at Miss Strega's shop?

Broomstick Battles

Broomstick Battles

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

A fifth magical adventure about everyone's favourite witch-in-training. Witches and magic, spells and potions... there's so much to learn when you are a witch-in-training! The fifth adventure for ten-year-old Jessica, who is training to be a witch with the legendary Miss Strega. Jess discovers that flying wasn't always as simple as jumping on a broom and that, long ago, witches had to fight for the right to fly. To find out more, Jessica learns how to Spell Backwards, that is, to go back in time...

Brewing Up

Brewing Up

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2003

Jessica and Miss Strega go off to source the Brewing ingredients, to the Market at the Very End of the Earth. The fourth title in this magical series. Jessica and Miss Strega are off on an expedition to restock Miss Strega's shop with Brewing Ingredients.They moon-vault up to the Milky Way, meeting a rather fat dragon on the way. When Jess Spells the dragon out of trouble, he tells her where she can get that elusive ingredientt Mandrake and also the name of a dentist who will supply Dragons' Teeth and Dragon Blood. They visit the Market at the Very End of the Earth, where they choose from the Pool of Lost Socks and buy some Rompadenti biscuits. They camp out in an orange orchard and Jess learns about the Modern Witch's Brewing Pyramid. Jess brews up a Shock Brew which makes Miss Strega and the familiars itch all night. But Miss Strega gets her own back on Jessica for the itchy brew, by giving her a Rompadenti biscuit with her name on... luckily Jess uses the Dragon's Blood to make the writing disappear, otherwise who knows what might have happened. The fourth title in this magical series, fizzing with fun and excitement.

The Buskers of Bremen in Bengali and English

The Buskers of Bremen in Bengali and English

Author: Henriette Barkow Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2001

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