Sarah Horne - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Sarah Horne grew up in snowy Derbyshire, UK, with some goats and a brother. She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art and Kingston University. Alongside working on some very funny children's titles, Sarah has also worked on commissions for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Kew Gardens, Sesame Street and for IKEA as their Children's Illustrator in Residence. She now draws, paints, writes and giggles from underneath a pile of paper at her studio in London.

 

Featured books by Sarah Horne

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Wally just wants to be an ordinary, normal boy living an ordinary, normal life - then his uncle Foulpest comes to look after him. Foulpest is an ogre, and he has other ideas. Foulpest means well, but he just can't help causing chaos - whether it's accidentally sending Miss Nutkin through the roof at the school parents' evening or employing some very dubious elves to clean up their house in time for a sleepover... 

Other books by Sarah Horne

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Rhyme Slime

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Rhyme Slime

Author: Ali Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Jasmine can't help speaking in rhyme and it's quite inconvenient to rhyme all the time. When she gets to school she finds that it's worse. The whole of her class can only speak in verse! Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has rhyming verses, short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

The Ghost Tower

The Ghost Tower

Author: Gillian Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

The night Dot and Ryan take a sneaky Halloween visit to a condemned tower, they discover more than they bargained for when they catch a glimpse of an endangered species of bat. It's clear that the bat colony and the tower need to be saved, but Dot and Ryan were never meant to be there and it's not going to be easy to get the grown-ups on side ... Can they find a way to stop the demolition and save the bats before it's too late? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

Author: Sam Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The first book in a hilarious new series perfect for fans of David Walliams, Kid Normal and Tom Gates. 'Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best' Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out? _______ Charlie McGuffin tries to be an optimist, but in reality he's a bit of a worrier. Some of the things Charlie is worried about: * His brother (who is in hospital) * Their very panicked parents * Unwanted attention from the school bully * The fact that he's started turning into animals! Even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn't keen on turning into a pigeon in the middle of the school play. But what happens if he does? Will he get sent away for Science to deal with? Will his parents crack under the extra stress? With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power - and fast! Praise for Charlie Changes into a Chicken: 'Hysterically funny!' Jeremy Strong, author of My Brother's Famous Bottom 'Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs 'Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

In this egg-stra-ordinary chapter book, Charlie the chicken has a taste for chocolate. Now she wants more and more - but how can she get it? Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

I Want a Pet! Band 05/Green

I Want a Pet! Band 05/Green

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2018

`I want a pet! I want a pet! I hope I like the pet I get!' When a boy goes to the Strange Pet Shop to find a pet, there's no knowing what he'll find there. He is very particular, and nothing at the Strange Pet Shop suits him until, at last the perfect pet comes bounding through the door! * Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. * Text type - A poem with predictable structure and patterned language. * At the end of the story is a poster advertising the Strange Pet Shop, which is ideal for further discussion and supporting further work outside the reading session. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Animals and us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

I Am Here, Where Are You?

I Am Here, Where Are You?

Author: Anita Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

A fabulously illustrated look at our place in the world - from the room we are in right out to the universe In I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe. For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of This is the House that Jack Built . Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.

Oscar and the Dognappers

Oscar and the Dognappers

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The second book in a brilliantly funny new series from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Oscar's back . . . and he's got plenty to talk about! Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! In Sam and Oscar's second adventure, Sam's dad wants the whole family to get involved in his new business idea (a cafe with a rather unusual menu), but Sam's got other things to worry about when dogs start disappearing . . . can Sam and Oscar unmask the dastardly dognappers? A warm and funny series of doggy adventures, perfect for fans of Spydog, My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong, Horrid Henry and Pamela Butchart. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Dinosaur Hunter

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Dinosaur Hunter

Author: Tim Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Astronaut

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Astronaut

Author: Tim Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Ask Oscar

Ask Oscar

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A brilliantly funny new series from Dirty Bertie author, Alan MacDonald, featuring a pig on a bike, a Poopomatic, and a talking dog! Meet Oscar. He's no ordinary dog . . . Sam has wanted a dog for AGES, so when Oscar turns up on this doorstep he can't believe his luck. And when he finds out that Oscar's secret he can't believe his ears! Oscar thinks humans are silly and rather badly trained - but when the freedom of the town's dogs is under threat, Oscar's about to discover that a dog's best friend is his boy. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.

Say Sorry Sidney

Say Sorry Sidney

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be! When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners! Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others. 'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian

I Am Here, Where Are You?

I Am Here, Where Are You?

Author: Anita Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2017

A fabulously illustrated look at our place in the world - from the room we are in right out to the universe In I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe. For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of This is the House that Jack Built . Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1+: Sam's Backpack

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1+: Sam's Backpack

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Sam has a huge backpack full of everything he needs for a camping trip. But what will he do when a storm comes? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 1+, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Sam's Big Dinner

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Sam's Big Dinner

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Sam decides to cook a big dinner for his mum. He adds lots of different ingredients, from butter to pepper to coffee! Will it make a delicious meal? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

School for Little Monsters

School for Little Monsters

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A little boy and a young monster accidentally switch schools on their first day, with hilarious results. At the School for Nice Boys and Girls, the monster is surprised to learn he must sit still, be quiet, and wait in line. Meanwhile, at Monster School, the bewildered boy finds himself launching a custard pie attack, counting bogies and sharing nasty smells. The child and the monster play by each other's rules, at first bewildered, soon horrified - and eventually getting into the swing of things. This madcap tale is perfect for little monsters everywhere!

Sneaky Animals

Sneaky Animals

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Sneaky Animals is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Get ready to discover the animals who don't play by the rules! Warning: contains rotters and plotters, hooligans, con artists, assassins and more! Who do you think is the naughtiest animal? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features favourite topics, well-loved authors and classic characters so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging books independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Contains a glossary and index More technical language A rich range of vocabulary Higher word count All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band level: Gold More level 3 non-fiction reading ladder books to collect: A day in the life of Triceratops, A day in the life of T. rex, Senses, Romans and The Water Cycle. For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, see our reading ladder page here Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Sarah Horne lives in London, and has illustrated many children's books including Monster House, The Sesame Seade Mysteries and Guinea Pigs Online. Continuously drawing from a young age, Sarah's strength is in her draftsmanship and line work, she loves colour and one of the real joys of her illustration work is adding the extra humour in the detail. Sarah likes to travel, loves music, she doesn't care for mice and loves a good cup of coffee.

Early Reader: Grandad's Medal

Early Reader: Grandad's Medal

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Marvin loves going on his adventures with his grandad - escaping from hairy yetis, taking daytrips to Mars, and hunting ferocious tigers - all without leaving the house. Marvin thinks his grandad is the bravest person he's ever met; he even has a medal from the war to prove it. And, more than anything else, Marvin wants to be brave too. But when Grandad must go on his final adventure alone, Marvin finds he has to be braver than he's ever been before. Until he discovers that Grandad has left behind a very special surprise just for him . . . A touching and poignant Early Reader story, perfect for children coming to terms with grief for the first time.

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

Author: Anita Naik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A friendly, reassuring and positive guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, and information on how puberty affects boys. Topics covered: What is puberty? Your puberty timeline Breasts and bras Same age, different stage Skin changes Sweat, smells and personal hygiene Hair in new places Down there What are periods? The practical side of periods Coping with periods Sex explained Making babies New feelings Managing your moods Healthy eating The power of exercise Self-esteem and body image Privacy and your body Puberty for boys Boys have worries, too

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up

Author: Phil Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

A friendly, reassuring positive guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, as well as information on how puberty affects girls. Topics covered: What is puberty? Your puberty timeline How do hormones work? The height and weight race A deeper voice Spotty skin Hair, hair, everywhere The art of shaving Sweat, smells and personal hygiene Changes down below More changes down below New feelings Sex explained Making babies Keeping your confidence up Mood swings Managing your feelings Healthy eating The power of exercise Privacy and your body Puberty for girls Girls have worries, too

Animal Survivors

Animal Survivors

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Animal Survivors is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Are you ready to discover the extraordinary ways that creatures can survive? Meet the incredible survivors of the animal world including some heroic pets, frauds and fakers, long-living legends and sneaky tricksters. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features favourite topics, well-loved authors and classic characters so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging books independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Contains a glossary and index More technical language A rich range of vocabulary Higher word count All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band level: Gold More level 3 non-fiction reading ladder books to collect: A day in the life of Triceratops, A day in the life of T. rex, Senses, Romans and The Water Cycle. For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, see our reading ladder page here Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Sarah Horne lives in London, and has illustrated many children's books including Monster House, The Sesame Seade Mysteries and the Guinea Pigs Online series. Continuously drawing from a young age, Sarah's strength is in her draftsmanship and line work, she loves colour and one of the real joys of her illustration work is adding the extra humour in the detail. Sarah likes to travel, loves music, she doesn't care for mice and loves a good cup of coffee.

The Long-Lost Secret Diary Of The World's Worst Knight

The Long-Lost Secret Diary Of The World's Worst Knight

Author: Tim Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Charlie the chicken has had a taste of chocolate. Now she's on a mission to make sure chocolate is all she ever eats! Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: Snack Attack

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: Snack Attack

Author: Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

This creative book explains how to transform tasty, healthy ingredients into super snacks! Follow footballer Ted and his coach as they make their snacks. Fun fact boxes explain the benefits of the foods they choose, and a photographic summary will inspire readers to make their own snack. 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.

Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown

Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown

Author: A. F. Harrold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Is this is final hurrah for Fizzlebert Stump? Have the circus performers taken their final bow? Find out in the final book in this hilarious series that is perfect for fans of Mr Gum. When the ringmaster sells Fizz's circus to the mysterious Mr Pinkbottle, disaster strikes! All the acts who aren't fired are forced to work in his supermarket. Not an easy task at all if your only skill is plate-spinning or being a trapeze artist, or indeed a sea lion! Will the ex-circus performers adjust to their new lives as shop assistants, or will Fizz find a way to save them all?

There's a Dragon in my Toilet

There's a Dragon in my Toilet

Author: Tom Nicoll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Book three in a hilarious new series featuring one boy and a little dragon with an oversized appetite for adventure. Pan is missing his parents in China and is delighted when Eric helps him to speak to them over the internet. But his joy turns to despair when his parents announce that they are sending his aunt and uncle to bring him home. Travelling through the sewer system, Pan's relatives show up in Eric's house via his toilet ... and they're not going back without him! Perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.

The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble (Purple Early Reader)

The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble (Purple Early Reader)

Author: Angela Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Ugly Duckling

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Ugly Duckling

Author: Jackie Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

National Trust: Harry the History Hound's Hysterical Historical Facts and Jokes

National Trust: Harry the History Hound's Hysterical Historical Facts and Jokes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This hysterical, historical joke book is full of hilarious jokes and illustrations based on characters that children will recognise throughout history. Featuring kings and queens, medieval knights, Victorians and many more, this terrific compilation of jokes will have children roaring with laughter!

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes More Mixed up Fairy Tales! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! Includes: The Pied Piper, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, Rumpstiltskin, The Gingerbread Man, Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Hansel and Gretel and The Frog Prince. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

I Want a Companion Level 10

I Want a Companion Level 10

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. `I want a pet! I want a pet! I hope I like the pet I get!' But when a boy goes to the Strange Pet Shop to find a companion, there's no knowing what he'll find there. This rollicking rhyming story is accompanied by wonderfully wacky illustrations of the most bizarre pets you could ever hope to meet! At the end of the story is a poster advertising the Strange Pet Shop, which is ideal of further discussion and recapping of the book in children's own words.

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Did P.E. in his Pants

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Did P.E. in his Pants

Author: A. F. Harrold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Going to school isn't very exciting, is it? Well for Fizzlebert Stump it's a whole new adventure! The next book in this hilarious series that is perfect for fans of Mr Gum. Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. He is usually found training to be a strongman or being taught history by a magician or playing football with a sea lion, but not today. After being lost in the woods and mistaken for a very rude girl, here he is, at the back of the class confusing the teacher. Will anyone believe Fizz is telling the truth? Can he find his way back to the circus? Or will he be forced to sit up straight and pay attention forever? A story of friendship, foolish grown-ups, mistaken identity and a very fortunate case of hay fever.

Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship

Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2016

Pip the labrador puppy is learning the skills he needs to be an assistance dog for Kayla, a young girl in a wheelchair. He's desperate to have a human of his very own, but will Kayla want his help? And how will he ever get his Resist Temptation badge and become an assistance dog if he can't stop himself from chasing any ball that moves? Puppies to the rescue! From award-winning author Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun series introducing young readers to a team of plucky, irresistible puppies, learning their jobs as working dogs.

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Ugly Duckling

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Ugly Duckling

Author: Jackie Walter Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Rhyme Slime

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Rhyme Slime

Author: Ali Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Anita can't help speaking in rhyme and it's quite inconvenient to rhyme all the time. When she gets to school she finds that it's worse. The whole of her class can only speak in verse! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Felix Frost, Time Detective: Roman Riddle Book 1

Felix Frost, Time Detective: Roman Riddle Book 1

Author: Eleanor Hawken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

How to build an accidental time machine: 1. Activate your homemade particle accelerator 2. Fail to supervise your pet chameleon 3. Watch in horror as he kicks a quartz rock in front of the particle ray ... and BAM! Let the adventures begin! Join Felix Frost, secret boy genius, his chameleon Einstein and his classmate Missy as they travel back in time to Ancient Rome, where terrifying danger and embarrassing togas await. But can they solve the riddle of a mysterious gladiator skeleton without getting themselves skewered in the gladiator arena? Funny, fast-paced and full of you-won't-believe-it facts, Felix Frost: Time Detective will have readers hooked on history and sold on science!

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes More Mixed up Fairy Tales! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! Includes: The Pied Piper, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, Rumpstiltskin, The Gingerbread Mab, Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Hansel and Gretel and The Frog Prince. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Animal Quizzes

Animal Quizzes

Author: Simon Tudhope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A handy paperback book containing over 500 questions with an eclectic mix of topics ranging from dancing bees to the colour of a giraffe's tongue. Perfect for swatting up on the go and testing friends and family.

Travel Quizzes

Travel Quizzes

Author: Simon Tudhope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A handy paperback book containing a range of questions on an eclectic mix of topics. Perfect to share with friends and family, this pocket-sized book can be popped into a bag or suitcase for boredom-busting on long journeys.

Dinosaur Quizzes

Dinosaur Quizzes

Author: Sarah Khan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

A handy, pocket-sized quiz book covering every aspect of the prehistoric world and its incredible inhabitants. Contains over 500 dinosaur-related questions with an eclectic mix of topics ranging from fossils and foraging to teeth and tails. Featuring a variety of question types including multiple choice, true or false, odd one out and 'What am I?'

Spike and Ali Enson

Spike and Ali Enson

Author: Malaika Rose Stanley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Bonnie baby or alien invader? Everyone loves Spike's baby brother, Ali. He's so cute even the school bullies want to babysit him. But Spike isn't so sure. Ali's poos are bright green and his soft, brown skin looks a little scaly. Yes, there's definitely something strange about Ali! And when Spike discovers a way to learn the truth, he begins to realise just how different his family really is...

Guinea Pigs Online: The Ice Factor

Guinea Pigs Online: The Ice Factor

Author: Amanda Swift, Jennifer, (Children's story writer) Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

The weather outside is cold and snowy, but Fuzzy and Coco are as warm as toast in the house, enjoying their favourite TV shows. Fuzzy loves the cookery programmes, while Coco is a huge fan of The Ice Factor, a celebrity skating competition. But some of their furry friends are not so lucky - it's freezing out in the copse, and someone has been stealing the animals' food! Fuzzy and Coco have to do something - can they use the skills they've learnt from their favourite TV shows to help their friends?

Guinea Pigs Online: Bunny Trouble

Guinea Pigs Online: Bunny Trouble

Author: Jennifer, (Children's story writer) Gray, Amanda Swift Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Fuzzy and Coco's owners are organising an Easter Fair at the Rescue Centre. They bring home a naughty little bunny called Binny in the hope that she will learn to behave. Then she can find a new owner at the fair. But Binny is determined to cause havoc in Middleton Crescent. Her antics lead to Eduardo's capture by the humans - and then he's taken to be adopted at the fair! Can Fuzzy and Coco rescue Eduardo and find a new home for Binny?

Sesame Seade Mysteries: Scam on the Cam Book 3

Sesame Seade Mysteries: Scam on the Cam Book 3

Author: Clementine Beauvais Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Sesame Seade is suspicious. There's something fishy going on by the river: a case for a number one supersleuth! Sesame's parents insist that there are no pirates in Cambridge, but she's determined to prove them wrong ... Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: SLEUTH ON SKATES and GARGOYLES GONE AWOL.

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Cried Fish

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: A. F. Harrold Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

More adventures with Fizzlebert Stump.  Can Fizzlebert solve the mystery of the missing sea lion, avoid an over-enthusiastic crocodile, and find his friend?

Guinea Pigs Online: Christmas Quest

Guinea Pigs Online: Christmas Quest

Author: Jennifer, (Children's story writer) Gray, Amanda Swift Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

It's Christmas in Strawberry Park and our squeaky pals are decorating the hutch and rocking around their broccoli Christmas tree! But when Henrietta's mother is called to investigate the mystery of missing Inca gold, the furry friends find themselves on their way to... Peru! Eduardo is thrilled to be back home with his family. But when he discovers that their precious Christmas Cocoa Bean has been stolen, he realizes he has a mission too... Can the pals find the Cocoa Bean and save Christmas?

Two Bad Grans

Two Bad Grans

Author: Geraldine Durrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Mrs O' Grady was a naughty old lady, very short, rather cross and quite stout: while Mrs Maloney was taller and boney, and liked to give orders . And shout. They never washed dishes, they never baked pies - The list of things the two old ladies never did and how badly they behaved goes on and on. But then one day something changed both their lives forever - they became grans! A rollicking read with amazing illustrations by Sarah Horne which will delight grans as much as it tickles their grandchildren.

Two Bad Grans

Two Bad Grans

Author: Geraldine Durrant Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Mrs O' Grady was a naughty old lady, very short, rather cross and quite stout: while Mrs Maloney was taller and boney, and liked to give orders . And shout. They never washed dishes, they never baked pies - The list of things the two old ladies never did and how badly they behaved goes on and on. But then one day something changed both their lives forever - they became grans! A rollicking read with amazing illustrations by Sarah Horne which will delight grans as much as it tickles their grandchildren.

Guinea Pigs Online: Viking Victory

Guinea Pigs Online: Viking Victory

Author: Jennifer, (Children's story writer) Gray, Amanda Swift Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A nasty builder with a huge digger is threatening the guinea pigs' woodland! The furry pals must protect it - but how? Terry wants to tell all his friends online... Eduardo thinks a protest song will do the trick... While Coco just wants everyone to get on with it! Then they meet Olaf the Viking guinea pig who claims to be over 1,000 years old. Can they use his ancient tactics to help fight the builder?

Sesame Seade Mysteries: Sleuth on Skates Book 1

Sesame Seade Mysteries: Sleuth on Skates Book 1

Author: Clementine Beauvais Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

Armed with a pair of purple rollerskates and a brain with as many connections as there are stars in the universe, eleven-year-old Sesame Seade is more than qualified to be Cambridge's number one self-made supersleuth. All she needs now is a mission. So when a student ballerina and aspiring journalist vanishes into thin air, some serious sleuthing begins. Very much against her parents' wishes, but with help from her friends Toby and Gemma and a conspiratorial duck, Sesame slips into the wings and solves the mystery of the missing dancer. Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL and SCAM ON THE CAM.

Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures: A book of fun and factual animal rhymes

Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures: A book of fun and factual animal rhymes

Author: Michaela Strachan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2013

Take a really wild rhyming adventure with these wacky and wonderful poems from TV presenter Michaela Strachan, perfect for readers aged 5 and up. From trying to out-spit a cobra to pulling out the tooth from a polar bear, join her on real-life animal rescues and daring challenges, plus some guessing games in this action-packed cavalcade of raucous read-aloud rhymes. The poems are accompanied by Sarah Horne's vivid illustrations and Michaela's own photos. Told in rhyme, which gives a fun twist to the tales. A bright and lively book. Well laid out with excellent photos and illustrations of the animals. - School Librarian

Monster House Pop-Up

Monster House Pop-Up

Author: Maggie Bateson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Milch and Mulch, the monster twins, can hear strange noises in their home. Mummy and Daddy monster say it's nothing - old houses creak and groan. But Milch and Mulch are determined to investigate. Will they be brave enough to get to the bottom of the mystery and find out what is lurking in the depths of the Monster House? A fabulous spooky adventure with pop-up house, press-out pieces, moving parts and hidden surprises.

Roodica the Rude Party Pooper

Roodica the Rude Party Pooper

Author: Margaret Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

Guinea Pigs Online: Guinea Pigs Online

Guinea Pigs Online: Guinea Pigs Online

Author: Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Fuzzy and Coco are guinea pigs who live with their kindly owners, Ben and Henrietta Bliss. Coco likes to spend her days pampering herself and listening to harp concertos. Fuzzy is much more down to earth - he is a passionate cook who wants nothing more than to learn to make delicious meals for Ben and Henrietta. So when Fuzzy spots an ad run by glamorous local chef Scarlet Cleaver stating 'Guinea Pigs Wanted', he is enormously excited - what a chance to learn some cooking skills! Coco warns him that the ad is not what he thinks, but he won't listen; when she's not looking, he sneaks off to find the restaurant. And so Coco has to get online to try track Fuzzy down. But when Micespace reveals that guinea pigs from all over town have been taken away in a van by Scarlet Cleaver herself, Coco must set off on a rescue mission to prevent Fuzzy from ending up as main course on The Meat Cleaver's menu! A captivatingly funny story that will delight readers age 5+.

I Found a Sound Band 02b/Red B

I Found a Sound Band 02b/Red B

Author: Vic Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

How many sounds do you hear in your day? Follow one boy as he fizzes, pops and crunches his way through his day in this fun non-fiction recount! * Children can recap and discuss all the different sounds from the book on pages 14-15. * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Children can recap and discuss all the different sounds from the book on pages 14-15. * Curriculum links: Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Roodica the Rude and the Chariot Challenge

Roodica the Rude and the Chariot Challenge

Author: Margaret Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2010

Paws, Claws and Frilly Drawers An Extraordinary Tale of One Unpredictable Puss

Paws, Claws and Frilly Drawers An Extraordinary Tale of One Unpredictable Puss

Author: Sarah Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Tom and Jerry meets Charlie and Lola in this brand-new comedy double act of a no-nonsense girl and a very contrary cat!It's the end of the summer holidays and Molly is worrying about starting her new school. Meanwhile, at Palace Von Volavon, Mimi has a strange itch. Something has to be done or else the palace will be completely infested with fleas! It's time for Molly and Mimi to face their fears - for Molly her first day at school, for Mimi a trip to the dreaded V.E.T.

Roodica the Rude and the Famous Flea Trick

Roodica the Rude and the Famous Flea Trick

Author: Margaret Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2009

Purr-fect Mischief!

Purr-fect Mischief!

Author: Sarah Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2008

Tom and Jerry meets Charlie and Lola in this brand new comedy double act of a girl and cat who love to hate one another!Molly is sure that life will be boring in the sleepy village of Fluffleton, where she has just moved with her parents. That's until she meets her snooty, snooby neighbours the Von Volavons, and their cat, Mimi. Mimi is a high-maintenance diva-in-training: not for her the moggy way of life - eating Whiskas and wearing a collar - instead preferring to dress up in outlandish costumes and demand the finest foods!

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