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David Roberts - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations. Born in Liverpool, he has a degree in fashion design, but he always felt his true calling was in children’s book illustration and now pursues that dream from his flat in London. His previous work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories, including Little Red which was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. David is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty. David has also collaborated with Julia Donaldson on several Macmillan picture books, including Tyrannosaurus DripThe Troll and The Flying Bath.

Read more about the author here.

Click here to read a Q&A with David or see his books below.

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Featured books by David Roberts

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Fly across the world in the amazing Flying Bath!

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

5+ readers

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

In a three-story house with a shop down below, lived the world's finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau. Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined. Brilliantly singular. One of a kind. So begins Andrea Beaty's new rhyming picture book about a hat maker adored by her friends and neighbours. On her birthday, Madame Chapeau wears the perfect bonnet made by her late husband. But on the way to her birthday dinner, a crow snatches her hat and flies away with it, leaving Mme. Chapeau sans bonnet. As she chases the crow, everyone around her begins to follow her, offering their own hats for her to wear. None of them are quite right for Madame Chapeau, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish. What appears rather odd to Mme Chapeau at first is actually the perfect gift for her. A delightful story about love, community and friendship, with some fancy hats and a birthday thrown in for good measure.

Superstar!

Superstar!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Angela's on a mission! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle The Detective Agency's Third Case

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle The Detective Agency's Third Case

7+ readers

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet.

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014   From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about pursuing your passion.

Worms!

Worms!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2006

Join Bertie as he tries to get out of a pink party, fails to be polite for a whole day and a makes really rubbish entry into the summer fair's flower arranging competition...

Other books by David Roberts

Slime and Grime Fame! Horror! Aliens!

Slime and Grime Fame! Horror! Aliens!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight everyone who revels in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from FAME!, HORROR! and ALIENS!Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series featuring the character created by David Roberts and written by Alan MacDonald. With each hilarious story split into bitesize chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers and those just beginning to read independently.

The Bolds Go Wild

The Bolds Go Wild

Author: Julian Clary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

It's time for monkey business in this fifth outing for Teddington's wildest family, the Bolds! The Bolds are very surprised to be visited by Fred's mother, Granny Imamu. She's travelled all the way from Africa, and now she's here, she does not approve of what she finds. Hyenas, living as people - whatever next! Granny Imamu starts to stir up mischief with twins Bobby and Betty, encouraging them to get in touch with their beastly side at school. And then the twins' teacher comes to the Bolds with a rather unusual problem: her grown-up son Jeffrey just isn't like other people. He's rather hairy, doesn't much like to talk, and loves to monkey about. If animals can become people, could it happen the other way around . . . ?

The Cook and the King Book and CD Pack

The Cook and the King Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

A deliciously funny cooking adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, with a brilliant reading of the story by Alexander Armstrong. There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike. This picture book and CD edition features a fantastic reading of the story by Alexander Armstrong. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.

The Troll Book and CD Pack

The Troll Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, with a fantastic reading of the story by Alex Jennings. The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook . . . but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide in The Troll, a gloriously comic story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. This paperback and CD edition features an exciting reading of the story by Alex Jennings. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. This picture book and CD edition features a wonderful reading of the story by Imelda Staunton. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, featuring an audio CD of the story read by David Tennant. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree is a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with richly detailed illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This paperback and CD edition features a fantastic reading of the story by David Tennant. Enjoy these other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Book Release Date: 30/05/2019

A fantastic bathtime adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, with an exciting ready of the story by Justin Fletcher. When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. With simple rhyming speech-bubble text from bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Flying Bath is great to read aloud and perfect for developing reading confidence. This playful and adventurous story is brought to life by the richly detailed, sumptuous artwork of award-winning illustrator David Roberts, completing this irresistible book for young readers. This paperback and CD edition features an audio reading of the story by Justin Fletcher. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the King.

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2019

Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she's off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pantaloons, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down? In this new chapter-book adventure, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.

John Wili-Wi a'r Brenin

John Wili-Wi a'r Brenin

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2019

Spider!

Spider!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Calling all DIRTY BERTIE fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in SPIDER!, his 31st adventure, as he shocks and amazes his classmates with his huge pet spider, is tricked into wearing one of Gran's knitted horrors to school, and finds nothing but trouble when he digs for treasure in the park. DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree is a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with richly detailed illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. Enjoy these other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

The Flying Bath

The Flying Bath

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A fantastic bathtime adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for reading together. When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. With simple rhyming speech-bubble text from bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Flying Bath is great to read aloud and perfect for developing reading confidence. This playful and adventurous story is brought to life by the richly detailed, sumptuous artwork of award-winning illustrator David Roberts, completing this irresistible book for young readers. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the King.

The Troll

The Troll

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook . . . but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide in The Troll, a gloriously comic story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle-one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters-a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II-need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.

His Royal Tinyness A Terrible True Story

His Royal Tinyness A Terrible True Story

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Once upon a time there was a happy family. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born... Marianna, the most beautiful, ever so kindest princess, lives happily with her mum, dad and gerbil. Happy, that is, until the new baby comes along. His Royal Highness King Baby is so smelly. He's so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him - non-stop. ALL THE TIME! Has there ever been such a time of wicked rule?! New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones' hilarious narrative voice is brought exquisitely to life by David Roberts, illustrator of Ada Twist, Scientist, in this home-grown fairy tale about a little girl with a new baby brother.

The Bolds' Great Adventure World Book Day 2018

The Bolds' Great Adventure World Book Day 2018

Author: Julian Clary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

B is for Bear

B is for Bear

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

Author: Andrea Beaty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2017

Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humour and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer's clever class.

Burptastic Body Book

Burptastic Body Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Why are bogies green? Are boys smellier than girls? Does everybody fart - even teachers? Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly revolting habits - is back! Join him as he tours the human body to discover the weird, wonderful and plain yucky things happening right under our noses. From bad breath, smelly sweat and blood-sucking nits to funny bones, amazing brains and bionic burping, this book includes some delightfully disgusting details guaranteed to put you off your dinner!

Sleeping Beauty A Mid-century Fairy Tale

Sleeping Beauty A Mid-century Fairy Tale

Author: Lynn Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Young Annabel lives in the 1950s and dreams of a future with jetpacks, flying cars and robots. However, little does she know that she is living under an evil spell that could mean she has no future at all... When the curse is fulfilled on her 16th birthday and she falls asleep for 1000 years, her house is overgrown by a magnificent rose tree. A plucky young explorer called Zoe discovers the story of Sleeping Beauty, but can she find Annabel in time to lift the curse and show her what the future actually looks like? Packed with mid-century detail, this gorgeous book will be treasured for years to come.

Little Red A Howlingly Good Fairy Tale with a Twist

Little Red A Howlingly Good Fairy Tale with a Twist

Author: Lynn Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Little Red is the story of a boy, a grandmother, a big bad wolf, and a keg of delicious fizzy ginger beer. Young Thomas is known as Little Red. He lives with his parents in a cosy inn, famous for its sweet and fizzy ginger beer. Every week, Little Red visits his grandmother with food and a keg of the ginger beer. But on this visit, grandma doesn't quite look herself. Can Little Red save Grandma, and himself, from the big bad wolf - perhaps with the help of a certain fizzy beverage? This highly imaginative spin on the classic tale is set in the late eighteenth century - a time of big wigs, satin gowns, beauty spots, powdered faces and wicked highwaymen!

Heaps of Havoc! Smash! Rats! Jackpot!

Heaps of Havoc! Smash! Rats! Jackpot!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from SMASH!, RATS! and JACKPOT!Join Bertie as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, crosses paths with a cheeky rodent and wins the lottery (or thinks he does)! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. .

Disco!

Disco!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Disco! his 29th adventure as he gets tricked into accompanying Angela Nicely to the school disco, becomes Royston Rich's slave for the day and cooks up a great escape for Gran and her friends on an ultra-dull trip to the seaside! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

Author: Chris Priestley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover! A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But what should be a thrilling ride becomes weirder than anyone could have imagined when the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and an elegant woman in white offers to help the boy while away the hours by telling him stories. But these are stories with a difference - and each is more deliciously chilling than the last ... Who is this mysterious storyteller, and why are her tales so dark and macabre? Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror and Tales of Terror from the Black Ship!

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Author: Chris Priestley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover! Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to retell some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, another even more spine-tingling narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's tales of terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful, lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence... Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth!

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

Author: Chris Priestley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover. At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of storytelling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them. But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father's return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax - but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children's eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before. Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth!

Monster!

Monster!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie as he turns Know-All Nick into a monster, gets stuck on a mountain with Dad and comes face to face with his French double! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots

The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

There wis yince a troll that steyed ablow a brig.(That's jist whaur trolls are meant tae stey.)Meanwhile, awa oot tae sea, there wis some pirates that steyed in a ship. (And that's jist whaur pirates are meant tae stey.)Trolls, they say, are meant tae eat goats, but nae goats cam teeter-totterin ower this troll's wee brig. Sae he ate fush insteid.So begins this hilarious tale of the adventures of a bunch of incompetent pirates who can't cook, and a crabbit auld troll who can. Their lives seem very far apart: the troll, whose favourite dish is goat, tries and fails to eat the creatures crossing various bridges he hides under; the pirates, who like to eat fish, try and fail to find buried treasure. But by a series of coincidences their paths cross - with dramatic consequences!

Da Trow The Troll in Shetland Scots

Da Trow The Troll in Shetland Scots

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

Dey wir eence a trow at baed anunder a brig.(Maist trows bide in hadds anunder hills.)Aboot da sam time, fram apo da far haaf,dey wir some pirates dat baed apon a ship.(Dat's whaar pirates is meant ta bide.)Trows is supposed ta aet goats (dey say!)But nae goats ivver cam tipperin owre dis trow's peerie brig.Sae he ot fish instead.So begins this hilarious tale of the adventures of a bunch of incompetent pirates who can't cook, and a crabbit auld troll (in Shetland, where they live in great abundance, trolls are known as trows) who can. Their lives seem very far apart: the troll, whose favourite dish is goat, tries and fails to eat the creatures crossing various bridges he hides under; the pirates, who like to eat fish, try and fail to find buried treasure.

The Prince and the Porker

The Prince and the Porker

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray... Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius's bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon... his Aunt Alice!

Beasts of Olympus 6: Zeus's Eagle

Beasts of Olympus 6: Zeus's Eagle

Author: Lucy Coats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Demon's life on Mount Olympus has never been busier ... will stealing Zeus's Eagle get him frazzled to a crisp?. Demon is now an Apprentice Healer to Chiron the Centaur God as well as Official Beastkeeper to the rest of the gods. Chiron's a bit distracted by looking after a new baby, Ascelpius - but Demon's not too keen on adding babysitting duties too. He has enough poo to be cleaning up every day, thank you very much! Horrible Heracles is back to his old beast-torturing tricks, and there's another awful hero on the scene, Beastly Bellerophon, who's shoved burning lead down the Chimera's throat and flown poor Pegasus nearly to death. Pan is demanding Demon come down to earth to deal with the Mares of Diomedes, but up on Olympus the butterfly-winged goddess Psyche is about to blackmail Demon into doing something VERY dangerous. She needs Demon to borrow Zeus's Eagle, his prized bird of prey, to complete the task she's been set by Aphrodite. Eagle is the only one who can soothe the three-tongued serpent who guards the spring of eternal youth at the source of the River Styx - and Psyche needs 'just a little jug' of water from it to erase Aphrodite's (non-existent) wrinkles and win the chance of marrying her son, Eros. Will the Eagle be willing to help Demon out? Or will he turn the young Beastkeeper over to his royal master? The threat of being sizzled by a thunderbolt has never been more real . . .

The Fairy Detective Agency: The Flying Carpet Thief

The Fairy Detective Agency: The Flying Carpet Thief

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner. The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

The Rollercoaster Case

The Rollercoaster Case

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

'Agatha Christie for kids' - the third in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts. The famous detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet! Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues. Previously published under the title THE VANISHING OF BILLY BUCKLE.

Slurps and Burps Snow! Toothy! Dinosaur!

Slurps and Burps Snow! Toothy! Dinosaur!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Snow!, Toothy! and Dinosaur! Join Bertie as he tries to beat Know-all Nick in a sledge race, takes a reluctant trip to the dentist and goes on a dinosaur hunt! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Fame!

Fame!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie as he finds fame in front of the cameras, gets into a spot of bother on a fishing trip and becomes a modern-day Robin Hood. DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Aliens!

Aliens!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2015

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Aliens! his 26th adventure, as he prepares for an alien invasion, has a go at bird watching and tries to improve his school report! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

The Bolds

The Bolds

Author: Julian Clary Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they're hyenas. Yes, that's right - they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh. So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington's best-kept secret. Whatever will the neighbours think?

Whiffs and Sniffs Crackers! Pong! Pirate!

Whiffs and Sniffs Crackers! Pong! Pirate!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Crackers!, Pong! and Pirate! Join Bertie as he performs in the school nativity play, gives Miss Boot the fright of her life and tries his luck as a swashbuckling pirate! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

The Flying Bath Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency - but they're always home for the children's bathtime at the end of the day. With simple rhyming speech-bubble text from bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Flying Bath is great to read aloud and perfect for developing reading confidence. This playful and adventurous story is brought to life by the richly detailed, sumptuous artwork of award-winning illustrator David Roberts, completing this irresistible book for young readers. This paperback and CD edition features a lively reading of the story by CBeebies TV presenter Justin Fletcher. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Cook and the King.

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2015

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree is a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with richly detailed illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This chunky board book format is perfect for younger readers. Enjoy these other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Marimekko Small Cloth-covered Journal

Marimekko Small Cloth-covered Journal

Author: Dorothy Abbe Format: Notebook / blank book Release Date: 13/05/2015

This petite fabric-wrapped journal pops with one of Marimekko's most eye-catching designs-slip it in a bag, tuck it in a pocket, or proudly display it as a chic desktop accessory.

Jackpot!

Jackpot!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2015

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Jackpot!, his 25th adventure, as he wins the lottery (or thinks he does), cooks up a storm in the kitchen and finds himself face-to-face with a demon dolly! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Dirty Bertie: Pant-tastic Sticker and Activity Book

Dirty Bertie: Pant-tastic Sticker and Activity Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Novelty book Release Date: 06/04/2015

This brilliant full-colour sticker and activity book will tickle all Dirty Bertie fans aged five and up! Crammed with puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dots and, of course, pants! Includes over 400 stickers.

Puppy Love!

Puppy Love!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2015

Introducing Angela Nicely, a fantastically funny series from the creators of Dirty Bertie! Join Angela in three deliciously funny stories as she strives to prove that she always knows best! Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Perfect for young readers who are fans of Dirty Bertie Angela always knows best! Whether she's persuading her mum to buy her a puppy, casting her vote for Teacher of the Year, or causing havoc on a camping trip with the Brownies, she's determined to run the show! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!

The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce

Author: Carol Ann Duffy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Down at the Front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold . . . Carol Ann Duffy's brilliant poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man's Land. With gorgeous colour illustrations by David Roberts, this special, full size edition of The Christmas Truce is a Christmas gift to treasure.

A Dollop of Disaster Fetch! Ouch! Kiss!

A Dollop of Disaster Fetch! Ouch! Kiss!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2014

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Fetch!, Ouch! and Kiss!, A Dollop of Disaster would make an ideal birthday present or stocking filler for any Dirty Bertie fan. Join Bertie as he finds himself in the dog house over his new robot dog, comes a cropper in A&E and struggles to escape from the clutches of Angela Nicely! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Smash!

Smash!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2014

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Smash! his 22nd adventure, as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, tries his hand at a round of golf and joins Gran in a winning game of Bingo! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

The Further Adventures of Eddie Dickens

The Further Adventures of Eddie Dickens

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Eddie Dickens finds himself far from home in the heathery highlands of Scotland for some Further Adventures embracing a whole host of new characters and firm favourites such as Malcolm the stuffed stoat. Including Dubious Deeds, Horrendous Habits and The Final Curtain, fans of Philip Ardagh will gobble up this great gift edition.

Fennymore and the Brumella

Fennymore and the Brumella

Author: Kirsten Reinhardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Imagine a boy living all alone in a large old house with only a sky-blue bike (who thinks he's a horse) for company. After his great-aunt dies (of dachshund poisoning - what else?) Fennymore sets off with his new friend Fizzy to find his parents, who have disappeared. They fall foul of a silvery grey gentleman and an evil doctor who wants to get his hands on a mysterious invention, but Fennymoire finds a maybe-dad. And a brumella. Whatever that is. A zany adventure story with a touch of fantasy. Great fun and superb black and white illustrations by David Roberts of Dirty Bertie fame.

Zombie!

Zombie!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Zombie! his 21st adventure, as he finds himself on the run from a zombified Eugene, discovers a new dance craze, and gets caught up in some monkey business on a trip to the zoo. Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book

Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book

Author: Alan MacDonald, Amanda Li Format: Novelty book Release Date: 14/08/2013

This brilliant full-colour sticker and activity book will tickle all Dirty Bertie fans aged five and up! It's jam-packed with fun puzzles, mazes and dot-to-dots, plus pictures to colour in - it'll keep kids entertained for hours, whether they're stuck inside on a rainy day, on a long journey or just deserve a treat! Dirty Bertie Sticker and Activity Book brings in all kids' favourite characters from the wildly successful fiction series by David Roberts and Alan MacDonald, including Know-All Nick and Angela Nicely - not to mention Bertie's best pal, Whiffer the dog. Filled with gross-out humour, it's everything a Dirty Bertie fan could ask for! Plus, there are over 250 fantastic stickers to play with, so the fun will go on long after they've solved all the tricky puzzles. What's more, there's a fabulous cut-out-and-keep doorhanger and a Bertie standee.

Hopping Mad!

Hopping Mad!

Author: Michael Catchpool Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Fred has five frogs. Finn has five frogs. And when ten frogs get together, it's party time! Hopping Mad! is from Level 2 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 2 is suitable for developing readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 2: longer sentences simple vocabulary, introducing new words longer stories of up to 200 words bold design, to capture readers' interest

Dinosaur!

Dinosaur!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. In Dinosaur! (Book 20 in the Dirty Bertie series) join Bertie as he takes Angela Nicely on a dinosaur hunt, bites off more than he can chew at the Easter fair, and gets into an alarming situation pet-sitting next door's cat!

Stinky Stories Mud! Germs! Loo!

Stinky Stories Mud! Germs! Loo!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Mud!, Germs! and Loo!, Stinky Stories would make an ideal birthday present or stocking filler for any Dirty Bertie fan. Join Bertie as he joins the school football team as the new goalie, attempts to catch his sister's horrible illness so he can stay off school, and finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny

The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny

Author: Sally Gardner Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/12/2012

Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stanstead Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. In the shop Emily discovers drawers full of fairy wings and the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty. Together they must embark on their first mystery to find Emily Vole's real parents and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpula. Read by Simon Russell Beale. Simon Russell Beale has starred on stage, screen and TV and has been described as one of the greatest stage actors of his generation. He has been in numerous roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and has won the Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award 3 times. In 2003 he was appointed a CBE. In 2008 Simon made his debut as a television presenter, fronting the BBC Four series Sacred Music with Harry Christophers .He has read numerous audiobooks including Orion's Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon.

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection 3 Spooky Stories in 1

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection 3 Spooky Stories in 1

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Comprising Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, Ghostly Holler-Day and School of Meanies, this collection introduces readers to Humphrey Bump, Wither, Charlie Vapour, Pamela Fraidy and Tabitha Tumbly. Follow the ghosties' adventures as they try to convince us still-alives that though they may be dead, they are in fact frightfully friendly!

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/09/2012

Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, with a CD of the story read by actor David Tennant. Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail with a motley crew of three and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey? Jack and the Flumflum Tree Book and CD Pack contains both the book and a CD of the story - a fantastic, action-packed rhyming adventure from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with richly detailed illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. Enjoy these other stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Mayhem and Mischief 3 books in 1

Mayhem and Mischief 3 books in 1

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2012

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Burp!, Yuck! and Bogeys! Join Bertie as he stages a rebellion in the school dinner hall, has a sickly time at the fairground, and tries to give up his lifelong habit of picking his nose!

Pirate!

Pirate!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he samples life as a swashbuckling pirate, cooks up a storm in the poshest restaurant in town, and teams up with Dad at the School Sports Day in an attempt to beat Royston Rich!

Kind Emma Band 06/Orange

Kind Emma Band 06/Orange

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Kind Emma lives all alone in her little cottage by the wood, with no one to talk to. But one snowy night Emma hears a knock at her door, and a tiny voice asking for help. When she takes pity on the little thing at the door and gives it shelter and food, she finds that her whole life is changed - and she at last has a friend to talk to. * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A traditional story. * A pictorial diary on pages 22 and 23 retells the story from Kind Emma's viewpoint and provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening activities. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part

The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce

Author: Carol Ann Duffy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold . . . Carol Ann Duffy's brilliant poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man's Land. In a gorgeous small format with David Roberts' beautiful illustrations, The Christmas Truce is an irresistible festive gift. Also available in a larger, special edition hardback.

The Eddie Dickens Trilogy

The Eddie Dickens Trilogy

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

AWFUL END When both of Eddie Dickens's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly round the edges and smell of hot water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud, and it doesn't look as if the three of them are ever going to reach their destination ... DREADFUL ACTS Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids an explosion, a hot-air balloon and arrest, only to find himself falling head-over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's, and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts who have 'one little job for him to do'. TERRIBLE TIMES Eddie had been given the task of travelling to America to look after his family's interests there. But his life is never that simple; especially with a potential stowaway in his trunk, and Lady Constance Bustle at his side. She's a professional 'travelling companion', whose previous employers seem to have died under the most remarkable and unfortunate circumstances ...

A Trio of Trouble

A Trio of Trouble

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Worms!, Fleas! and Pants! Join Bertie as he goes to Angela Nicely's pink party dressed as a worm, dares Know-all Nick to come to school in his pants, and takes a flea-infested Whiffer to the vet!

My Brother Bernadette Red Banana

My Brother Bernadette Red Banana

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

A heart-warming tale of a little boy with big ideas by international best-seller Jacqueline Wilson for Egmont's red banana series. Sara always gets lumbered with looking after her little brother Bernard. And summer project at the local school is no different. There's so much to do - football, judo, trampolining, model car making, computer games and drama. But all Bernard wants to do is clothes design. Soon all the kids, led by Big Dan, are calling Bernard 'Bernadette' and shoving him around. Sara wants to help but she doesn't want to make it worse. But 'Bernadette' is a little boy with big ideas. And he has a plan up his very nicely designed sleeve . . . Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.

The Troll Book and CD Pack

The Troll Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2010

A laugh-out-loud pirate adventure from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts. The Troll longs for a juicy goat to eat - but he's stuck with boring old fish for supper. Bother! Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew love fish, but without a decent recipe their slimy, soggy dinner is even worse. If only they could find their buried treasure and pay for a ship's cook . . . but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch and listen to the fun unfold as two very different worlds collide in The Troll Book and CD Pack, a gloriously comic story from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, the creators of the highly acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Drip. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Author: Daren King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Tabitha Tumbly, Charlie Vapour, Rusty Chains and friends can't understand why the still-alives in their house are so mean. When Pamela Fraidy gets locked in the attic by a still-alive, the ghosties are determined to make the still-alives like them. But the more friendly they are - hiding under beds and rushing out to read them a bed-time story, rushing down the chimney to say hello, the meaner the still-alives become; they even go so far as to run out of rooms shrieking! When the family start putting nasty garlic around the house and then call in a priest, the ghostie gloves are off: Tabitha and Charlie decide to call in The Ghoul to sort out the still-alives once and for all: But could the terrifying ghoul prove much more than even the ghosties bargained for? The cast of classic characters, brilliant one-liners and a clever plot will delight children and their parents.

The Dunderheads

The Dunderheads

Author: Paul Fleischman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

What's in a name? Meet the Dunderheads, an unlikely band of kids with extraordinary hidden talents! 'Never,' shrieked Miss Breakbone, 'have I been asked to teach such a scraping together of fidding, twidding, time-squandering, mind-wandering, doodling, dozing, don't-knowing Dunderheads!' Miss Breakbone, the school mistress, hates kids. She shouts, she confiscates, she makes kids cry. But one day she goes too far. She confiscates the one-eyed cat that Junkyard is going to give his mum for her birthday. So the children pool their many weird and wonderful talents to break into Breakbone's house and to get Junkyard's cat back for him...This is a delightfully subversive, outrageously funny tale from Newbery Award winner Paul Fleischman and Nestle Children's Book Prize winner David Roberts. It is a celebration of the unusual talents that make us unique and - and a welcome reminder not to underestimate children! It is a second thrilling adventure for the Dunderheads is in the pipeline!

Germs!

Germs!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie in three hilarious new stories, Germs!, Stomp! and Babysitter!, as he attempts to catch sister Suzy's horrible illness, finds himself partnering Gran at a dancing competition and meets his match in the new babysitter who's even grubbier than he is!

Mud!

Mud!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Meet Dirty Bertie - world's grubbiest trouble magnet! Join Bertie in three hilarious new stories as he faces a barrage of footballs as the school's new goalie, battles to stay clean for the school photographer and has a spookily terrifying sleepover!

Bogeys!

Bogeys!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2009

Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits is back! Join Bertie in three brand new stories, Bogeys!, Magic! and Potty!, as he tries to stop picking his nose, gets more than he bargained for with a magic trick and drives a museum potty on a school outing!

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Author: Chris Priestley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2008

Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror , it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence.

Crackers!

Crackers!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's the world's grubbiest trouble-magnet and he's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas. Join Bertie for three comically chaotic Christmas stories as he makes his very own Christmas crackers, performs in the school nativity play and has to dress up as an elf to help out at Santa's Grotto.

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Tyrannosaurus Drip Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/07/2008

A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts - perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . . Tyrannosaurus Drip is a fantastic rhyming adventure story from Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, with wonderfully funny illustrations from award-winning illustrator David Roberts. This roar-tastic book all about celebrating difference is sure to become a firm favourite with young dinosaur fans. This picture book and CD edition features a wonderful reading of the story by Imelda Staunton. Enjoy the other stories by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Flying Bath and The Cook and the King.

My Book of Stuff

My Book of Stuff

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Dirty Bertie has his own fun-packed book of activities, chock full of entertaining stuff to do. All created by the Master of Muck himself, from join-the-nit puzzles to creepy crawly crosswords, this book is guaranteed to keep children quiet for hours ... apart from all the giggling! Contents include puzzles, word searches, word mazes, spot the differences, odd one outs, crosswords, revolting matching activities, revolting recipes, colouring, quizzes, things to make and do, Bertie's hilarious Top Tens and more!

Hopping Mad!

Hopping Mad!

Author: Michael Catchpool Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Fred has five frogs. Finn has five. And when ten frogs get together, it's party time! Hopping and bopping, jumping and jiving, all night long. But all this froggy madness is making Fred and Finn go hopping mad!

Yuck!

Yuck!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Bertie devises a new scheme for making filthy lucre, has a sickly time at the fairground and manages to teach a toddler her first word: Bum!

Pooh! Is That You, Bertie?

Pooh! Is That You, Bertie?

Author: David Roberts Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/03/2008

Bertie can be a bit smelly. When he trumps, it makes his mum cross, embarrasses his dad, upsets his gran and offends his sister. But they all have a secret - and Bertie knows what it is.

Stinky Finger's Peace and Love Thing

Stinky Finger's Peace and Love Thing

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2007

All is peace and harmony in the House of Fun, with the grown-ups sucked up into the Spoonheads' space zoo. But not for long! When Stinky finds a mysterious seed in the Attic of Horrors, Icky can't resist planting it. Then, events are unstoppable: Bryan turns into a girl, a helicopter arrives on the roof, and a toilet is in dire need of emptying ...

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Author: Chris Priestley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all. Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence.

Mariah Mundi

Mariah Mundi

Author: G. P. Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Fresh out of school, young Mariah faces a new chapter of his life living in the Prince Regent hotel built into the rockface of a cliffside. His job to to assist the magician in the stage shows held for the guests. Above ground, the guests are offered every form of luxury. Below ground, in the slimy, green-dripping walls of the basements, is where the magic show equipment is kept - and lurking in an Egyptian sarcophagus amongst scuttling sea-creatures is a secret that draws Mariah into the path of villainy, plots, and possible death.

Burp!

Burp!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Join Bertie as he stages a school dinner revolt, takes Whiffer to dog training and sabotages his sister's sleepover. It can only end in chaos!

My Joke Book

My Joke Book

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Dirty Bertie has his very own joke book, packed full of disgusting jokes that are guaranteed to have you laughing your socks off! Why do apples on trees remind Bertie of bogeys?They're fresh, green and ready to pick! What wears a coat in the winter and pants all summer?A dog! Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?To get to the bottom!

Pants!

Pants!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2007

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Bertie's third book finds him facing the shame of losing a dare with Know-All Nick and having to wear his pants to school, playing the part of the dog in the local amateur dramatic society's production of Oliver! and taking Whiffer to Royston Rich's birthday party, where Whiffer leaves a very unwelcome present...

Stinky Finger: Holiday Mania at the House of Fun

Stinky Finger: Holiday Mania at the House of Fun

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2007

Looking after the House of Fun can be a hard job, now the Spoonheads have sucked up all the grown-ups into their space zoo. Stinky and Icky decide they need a holiday. But it's not as simple as that. Stinky doesn't seem to have a spare pair of pants. And when Bryan and Icky shrink to the size of nits, they face a bizarre and dangerous journey ...

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Author: Dodie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

Dodie Smith's classic tale about 101 Dalmations and their fight for survival against the evil Cruella De Vil. When Missis and Pongo's puppies go missing, the two Dalmatian parents know the scary Cruella De Vil has had something to do with it. After all, she adores furs, and the Dalmatians have such beautiful coats . . . The dogs' pets, Mr and Mrs Dearly, don't understand them, so it is up to Pongo and Missis to rescue their pups - with the help of all the dogs in England. The Hundred and One Dalmations is an all-time classic children's book. Famously adapted by Walt Disney Studios, it continues to be one of the most popular children's books long after the author's death.

The Starlight Barking

The Starlight Barking

Author: Dodie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

Dodie Smith's classic sequel to The Hundred and One Dalmations. Strange things are happening. Dogs are the only creatures in the world that are awake, and they can communicate through thought waves. Best of all, they can swoosh through the air. Pongo, Missis and the family swoosh up to London to see if they can help sort out what's going on. Is it Cruella de Vil, up to her old tricks? Or is it something or someone far more sinister? The Hundred and One Dalmations is an all-time classic children's book. Famously adapted by Walt Disney Studios, it continues to be one of the most popular children's books long after the author's death. The Starlight Barking is another exciting adventure by Dodie Smith - not just for 101 Dalmations, but for every other kind of dog, too!

Mystery Guest at the House of Fun

Mystery Guest at the House of Fun

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2006

Every day is a holiday in the weird and wonderful House of Fun, now the grown-ups have all been sucked up into the Spoonheads' space zoo. When three of Bryan's precious malted milk biscuits go missing, Stinky and Icky couldn't care less. But when Old Faithful, Stinky's favourite (and only) jumper disappears, they know there's a thief about. Surely, a thief with no sense of smell ...

Stinky Finger: Crazy Party at the House of Fun

Stinky Finger: Crazy Party at the House of Fun

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2005

It is December, and Stinky and friends hit on the idea of inviting everyone they know to the House of Fun for Christmas. Since the Spoonheads have sucked up all the adults into their space zoo, the three great mates are free to have the craziest party the world has ever seen. They invite all their friends. At this point the Brain Drain arrives. Created by the Spoonheads, the Brain Drain is rather like a Blood Bank, except it siphons out a small (unimportant) portion of each donor's brain in order to revitalise Blue Soup. This is the first time since the Spoonheads' departure that the Brain Drain has visited. Icky, Stinky and Bryan all give brains. Next day, replies start arriving from their invitations. They are delighted, until they realize they can no longer remember what Christmas is. The Brain Drain has evidently malfunctioned ...

Don't Say That, Willy Nilly!

Don't Say That, Willy Nilly!

Author: Anna Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2005

Don't Say That, Willy Nilly!

Don't Say That, Willy Nilly!

Author: Anna Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2005

The brief but heartfelt prayers in this whimsically illustrated book are the perfect compliment to any meal. Full of thanksgiving for the food we enjoy each day the simple prayers remember those who are less fortunate while celebrating the delicious nourishment we receive from the earth. A treasure for anyone who is grateful for all that they receive on a daily basis.A wonderful gift for children or adults.

Stinky Finger: Stinky Finger's House of Fun

Stinky Finger: Stinky Finger's House of Fun

Author: Jon Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2005

The world is not as we know it the aliens have come down and taken all the grown-ups away, and left Blue Soup to run everything. Stinky Finger and Icky Bats wander around doing exactly as they please, like all the other children. Along with Bryan Brain, they head off to Uncle Nero's House of Fun. Uncle Neros head is still living in the mailbox outside. Before it goes off into ultra-slumber, it asks Stinky to guard the house. So the three great mates go in and explore: the Time Travel Garage, the Outer Space Garden, the Attic of Horrors, the Living Living Room ... Then a huge explosion ... they're being besieged by an army of huge pigs who want to make people pies! In order to defeat them, they'll have to make the most of the house's surreal and limitless insides ...

Kind Emma Band 06/Orange

Kind Emma Band 06/Orange

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Kind Emma lives all alone in her little cottage by the wood, with no one to talk to. But one snowy night Emma hears a knock at her door, and a tiny voice asking for help. When she takes pity on the little thing at the door and gives it shelter and food, she finds that her whole life is changed - and she at last has a friend to talk to. * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A traditional story. * A pictorial diary on pages 22 and 23 retells the story from Kind Emma's viewpoint and provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening activities. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Pongwiffy The Spellovision Song Contest

Pongwiffy The Spellovision Song Contest

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2003

Spellovision has come to Witchway Wood and everyone's got one. Pongwiffy thinks it's boring and prefers old-fashioned amusement - like learning to play the guitar. Gradually all the witches join her, and the group becomes so popular that Pongwiffy suggests they go on Spellovision as they're better than the rubbish already on. So the great Spellovision Song Contest is born. Anyone can enter - except the Goblins who only care about driving cars. They make off with Sheridan Haggard's car and, in the ensuing chase, crash into Witchway Hall just as the deciding votes are coming in. The witches soon decide they've had enough of Spellovision and music - they can't wait to get back to magic.

The Pyramids Portfolio

The Pyramids Portfolio

Author: David Roberts Format: Book Release Date: 31/03/2001

These portfolios contain ten art prints each of David Roberts' lithographs of Egypt's monumental pyramids and Luxor's famous temples, selected from Egypt: Yesterday and Today . Between 1842 and 1849, on the basis of sketches made on the spot and aided by his memory, Roberts produced the drawings that Louis Haghe turned into prints published by Francis Graham Moon. Suitable for framing, they reproduce scenes of the magnificence of the pyramids of the Nile Valley and the stunning monuments of Luxor with photographic detail.

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