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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 Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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

3+ readers

Author: Sam Taplin Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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

Supermouse

Supermouse

Author: M. N. Tahl Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

It's a monumental day in Mouseopolis. Everyone has gathered for the grand unveiling of The Big Cheese - the most magnificent morsel the city has ever seen. But when the curtain is pulled back, The Big Cheese has gone! Can Supermouse track down the creepy crooks before there is nothing left but stinky crumbs? And who is the mouse behind the mask? Packed with innovative die-cuts and flaps, this hilarious book will delight parents and children alike.

Karate Kid

Karate Kid

Author: Rosanne Kurstedt Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

A goat kid loves to do karate! And he is sure to inspire young kids to try karate as well. Follow Goat as he goes through the major stances and karate moves, teaching readers to channel focus and strength through each pose. Karate Kid's simple, measured, and meditative text is complemented by playful yet instructive illustrations by Mark Chambers to teach youngsters how to get involved in karate--and to have fun while doing so, too.

Don't Close Your Eyes A Silly Bedtime Story

Don't Close Your Eyes A Silly Bedtime Story

Author: Bob Hostetler Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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!

Mo's Broken Arm

Mo's Broken Arm

Author: Anne Giulieri Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Mo is at the top. Oh no! Mo has broken his arm.

Yoga Frog Reflections from the Lily Pond

Yoga Frog Reflections from the Lily Pond

Author: Nora Carpenter Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/04/2018

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

Spider!

Spider!

Author: Alison Steadman Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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 Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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.

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

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

Author: Liz Miles Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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.

Rabbit and the Big Red Scooter

Rabbit and the Big Red Scooter

Author: Mark Chambers Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

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.

Freddy and the Pig

Freddy and the Pig

Author: Charlie Higson Illustrator: Mark Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2014

An XBox loving boy hits on a cunning plan to send a pig to school in his place. Soon the pig is Star Pupil and Freddy is growing ever more pig-like at home. A laugh-out-loud exploration of why what we wish for isn't always good for us, in a brilliantly accessible format specially designed for severely struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+. This title is hi-lo with a reading age of 6 and an interest age of 8-12.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Mara Alperin Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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 Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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.

Pigeon Poo

Pigeon Poo

Author: Elizabeth Baguley Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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 Illustrator: Mark Chambers 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?

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