Mark Chambers - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Mark Chambers was born in Aberdeen on a cold and windy day and shortly afterwards moved to warmer climates down south in rural Lincolnshire. Although he wanted to be a professional golfer, chef and fighter pilot (not all at the same time), he found that his skills were much more suited to being an illustrator so he went on to study a degree in Illustration at the University of Lincoln. Since then Mark has illustrated a wealth of picture books and young fiction. He won the Sheffield Children's Picture Book Prize for Pigeon Poo and was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Noisy Bottoms. Mark lives and works in Lincoln. Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet is his first picture book with Macmillan. Follow him on Instagram.

Featured books by Mark Chambers

Spider!

Spider!

5+ readers

Author: Alison Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A warm, funny look at one of the most fascinating mini-beasts, by award-winning actress and national treasure Alison Steadman OBE. This is Alison Steadman's first book for children.

Noisy Bottoms

Noisy Bottoms

Baby and Toddler

Author: Sam Taplin Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2012

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013  This hilarious soundchip book will provide hours of cheeky fun for little children - and for everyone else! Follow the story of Little Bear as he discovers that all the animals in the forest have very noisy bottoms... including himself.

Other books by Mark Chambers

Don't Close Your Eyes A Silly Bedtime Story

Don't Close Your Eyes A Silly Bedtime Story

Author: Bob Hostetler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

Do your little ones resist going to sleep? Lull them to sleep with a fun bedtime challenge in Don't Close Your Eyes! Children have a lot of fun packed into a day, and they don't always want it to end. Award-winning author Bob Hostetler capitalizes on this by challenging little ones to keep their eyes open, no matter how heavy their eyelids may get. The soft rhymes about animals preparing for sleep will help them settle down until they finally close their eyes and sleep! With silly and adorable characters whose sleepy faces will make you laugh out loud, Don't Close Your Eyes is a unique bedtime book that your child will reach for again and again. Get ready for bed and say your prayers, but whatever you do, don't close your eyes!

Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins

Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins

Author: Sue Fliess Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2018

My Hamster is a Genius

My Hamster is a Genius

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

First in a hilarious six-book series about a highly unusual pet hamster. MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013 Nine-year-old Ben Jinks wants a pet, but a talking hamster wasn't on his wish list. When his mum says he has to prove he's responsible in order to get his TV back, he resolves to make the best of it. What he wasn't expecting was a grumpy talking hamster who can do his maths homework! Ben's marks shoot up, but his teacher - the nasty Beardy McCreedy - is suspicious, and bets Ben's dad that Ben can't pass a maths test without cheating. Ben is sure he is doomed, but with Stinky's help - and some disgusting maths props - maybe he can prove his nasty teacher wrong . . . Illustrated throughout with black and white artwork by The Boy Fitz Hammond.

My Hamster is a Spy

My Hamster is a Spy

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Second in a hilarious six-book series about a highly unusual pet hamster. MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013 A spate of burglaries has hit the neighbourhood, and the Jinks household hasn't been spared. With only a baby monitor, some drawing pins and a penguin-suit to hand, Stinky and Ben put together a plan to catch the criminals. But how will they cope when their scheme starts to unravel? Illustrated throughout with black and white artwork by The Boy Fitz Hammond.

Yoga Frog Reflections from the Lily Pond

Yoga Frog Reflections from the Lily Pond

Author: Nora Carpenter Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/04/2018

Let this calm and serene yoga frog be your desktop guru as you take him through a simple and relaxing yoga routine! The perfect gift for any yogi in your life, this little box includes: * An adorable, bendy, and poseable frog figurine * A 32-page mini book with basic yoga poses (demonstrated by the yoga frog but perfect for humans, too!) illustrated by charming watercolor illustrations

Pop-Up Fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Pop-Up Fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Danielle McLean Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/03/2018

When Jack climbs an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's magnificent castle at the top. But the giant is hungry and little boys are his favourite thing to eat... However will Jack escape? This fantastically funny retelling of the classic fairy tale is packed with pop-ups, flaps and more! Perfect for bedtimes and for introducing very young readers to this best-loved story.

Spider!

Spider!

Author: Alison Steadman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Award-winning actor and national treasure Alison Steadman OBE has written a story which will win over parents and children alike. 'I hate spiders!' says Rafael. At least, he thinks so. But when he really gets to know the BIG, HAIRY, SCARY SPIDER he finds a new, eight-legged friend. This hilarious, action-filled look at spiders will fascinate all children, with plenty of spider facts and figures throughout the book to entertain and delight.

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Jake is baking a birthday cake for his best friend Sam. But his sweet treat turns monstrous when his friends help out: spider legs, rotten eggs, slugs and slime are definitely not in Jake's recipe book! Sam could be in for a very smelly surprise! From the brilliant author and illustrator team behind Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, Lucy Rowland and Mark Chambers, the bright, bold illustrations bring life to the brilliantly funny rhyming story.

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Jake is baking a birthday cake for his best friend Sam. But his sweet treat turns monstrous when his friends help out: spider legs, rotten eggs, slugs and slime are definitely not in Jake's recipe book! Sam could be in for a very smelly surprise! Have fun with the stinky scratch and sniff stickers in this screamingly smelly story! From the brilliant author and illustrator team behind Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, Lucy Rowland and Mark Chambers, the bright, bold illustrations bring life to the brilliantly funny rhyming story.

Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2017

This spick and span crew of pirates have had enough of Pete's pongy feet! So he's been ordered to walk the plank. But it turns out that hungry sharks don't like the smell of cheese either. What will the pirates do without Pete's feet to keep those snappy sharks away? Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet is the first Macmillan picture book for Lucy Rowland and Mark Chambers. A fun, fast-paced story illustrated with vibrant colour and humour, and with a very smelly ending!

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: Dive! Dive!

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: Dive! Dive!

Author: Liz Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Dive down into the ocean in a submarine. Journey into an underwater world and meet the creatures who live there, from the huge orca that swims near the surface, to the weird eel that lurks in the deep. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

My Hamster is a Pirate

My Hamster is a Pirate

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2014

A summer holiday by the sea beckons for the Jinks family, and of course Ben is bringing Stinky, his genius of a hamster, along with him. But a trip to the local museum uncovers the mystery of long-lost stolen diamonds and a map. Does 'X' really mark the spot? And can Stinky and Ben find the hidden loot before the crooks track it down? The fifth in the acclaimed STINKY AND JINKS series has all the hallmark hilarity, warmth and exciting adventure that readers have come to expect from Dave Lowe.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Mara Alperin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2014

When Jack climbs up an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's castle high up in the clouds. But the giant likes to eat little boys... How ever will Jack escape? My First Fairytales are a magical introduction to the well-loved stories that are a key part of every childhood. With fresh and fun illustrations, these simple re-tellings of classic fairy tales make a perfect bedtime read for three to six year olds. Make sure you collect Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood, too!

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

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

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

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

My Hamster's Got Talent

My Hamster's Got Talent

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks has a 'Most Talented Pet' competition to win, and he is sure that his pet Stinky is the hamster for the job. But the duo soon find out that there's more at stake than just the competition. . . Can Stinky survive the pair's latest hare-brained plot? This fourth book in the acclaimed STINKY AND JINKS series has all the hallmark excitement, warmth and hamster hilarity that readers have come to expect from Dave Lowe.

My Hamster's Got Talent

My Hamster's Got Talent

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Surely a talking hamster must win the prize for 'Most Talented Pet'? But how can Ben enter without giving away the secret? Skateboarding offers a route to success, but events take a turn for the worse when Stinky goes missing. Never mind the competition, Ben wants his best friend back. MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013

My Hamster is a Spy

My Hamster is a Spy

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

A spate of burglaries has hit the neighbourhood, and the Jinks household hasn't been spared. With only a baby monitor, some drawing pins and a penguin-suit to hand, Stinky and Ben put together a plan to catch the criminals. But how will they cope when their scheme starts to unravel? New talent Dave Lowe's third adventure is brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Mark Chambers in this hilarious read.

Freddy and the Pig

Freddy and the Pig

Author: Charlie Higson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A laugh-out-loud look at little boys and their charming habits. Freddy thinks he's hit on a great plan when he sends a pig to school in his place. But after some initial teething troubles, the pig quickly settles in and Freddy soon finds himself out in the cold! Part of Barrington Stoke's picture book range for all the family, with easy-read font.

My Hamster is an Astronaut

My Hamster is an Astronaut

Author: Dave Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Benjamin Jinks is a normal boy who hates maths, but dreams of sending his hamster into space. Stinky is a hamster-genius, who has grudgingly accepted Ben's challenge . . . But can the pair win the science fair prize ahead of their scheming neighbours? Or will their experiment bring them back down to Earth with a bump? New talent Dave Lowe's second adventure is brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Mark Chambers in this hilarious read.

Pigeon Poo

Pigeon Poo

Author: Elizabeth Baguley Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2012

In a perfect town with tidy streets, And flawless lawns with shiny seats, A pigeon swooped and looped the loop, And left behind a trail of . . . poop! Soon the townsfolk are kicking up a stink! That pigeon should be in a cage! they shout and stamp, full of rage. Will they ever catch that pesky pigeon?

Pigeon Poo

Pigeon Poo

Author: Elizabeth Baguley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2012

In a perfect town with tidy streets, And flawless lawns with shiny seats, A pigeon swooped and looped the loop, And left behind a trail of . . . poop! Soon the townsfolk are kicking up a stink! That pigeon should be in a cage! they shout and stamp, full of rage. Will they ever catch that pesky pigeon?

Rabbit and the Big Red Scooter

Rabbit and the Big Red Scooter

Author: Mark Chambers Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Mark Chambers' wonderful exuberant illustrations bring Rabbit's adventure to life. Rabbit loves his blue bicycle, until he spots Hare on a big, green scooter. Envious, Rabbit buys himself a big, red scooter, but it's so powerful, he crashes it! Once Rabbit learns that he doesn't need to copy others to be special, life goes back to normal - except on Sundays, when Rabbit drives a big, white stretch-limousine which is much more his style.

Leapfrog Fairy Tales: The Enormous Turnip

Leapfrog Fairy Tales: The Enormous Turnip

Author: Robert James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2010

When the farmer goes to pull the largest turnip out of the ground, he gets an enormous surprise! A classic with lots of repetition to support new readers.The Leapfrog Fairy Tales series features some of our best-loved fairy tales, simply retold in under 180 words, with bright illustrations for children to read on their own.

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