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Nigel Baines - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Nigel Baines has worked for many years as a designer and children’s books illustrator. Series he has illustrated include Yuck! by Matt and Dave (S&S) and Hank Zipzer by Henry Winkler (Walker). Do Igloos Have Loos? by Mithcell Symons was winner of a Blue Peter Book Award in 2011. He lives in St Albans. 

Illustrator photo © Barrington Stoke

Featured books by Nigel Baines

Other books by Nigel Baines

The Good Thing About Bad Days

The Good Thing About Bad Days

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2020

A warming practical book full of advice, suggested activities and encouraging messages to help young children (5-9 years) express and cope with their emotions, to reassure them about handling situations and to raise their self-esteem. With a repetitive mantra that: The good thing about bad days is-that they come to an end. Space is provided for children to draw or jot down their thoughts and responses. Scattered throughout are verses from Psalms and other books of the Bible, and quotations from other sources. There is a parent section providing additional advice by Dr Claire Parsons, a Christian GP, and a list of websites and contacts as resources and support for children and parents.

The Funniest Sports Joke Book Ever

The Funniest Sports Joke Book Ever

Author: Joe King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

What lights up a stadium? A match! Which athletes are the warmest? Long jumpers! How do footballers stay cool? They play close to the fans! Kids will fall over laughing at these sporty jokes, perfect for celebrating the Olympics!

Reading Champion: Fran Makes the Team Independent Reading 16

Reading Champion: Fran Makes the Team Independent Reading 16

Author: Jenny Jinks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Fran loves football and has great goal-scoring ability, but how can she get noticed by the school football coach and convince the boys to accept her on the team? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Reading Champion: Max and the Gladiator Independent Reading 14

Reading Champion: Max and the Gladiator Independent Reading 14

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Max is on a school trip to Chester to visit some Roman ruins. As he takes a little nap after lunch he is suddenly transported back in time ... and before him stands a fully armed Roman Gladiator! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Reading Champion: Fran Makes the Team Independent Reading 16

Reading Champion: Fran Makes the Team Independent Reading 16

Author: Jenny Jinks Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Fran loves football and has great goal-scoring ability, but how can she get noticed by the school football coach and convince the boys to accept her on the team? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Every town in the world has one witch - only one! So when the Hag of the Crag moves into town next door to the Witch of the Ditch, an all-out Witch War ensues. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Robbie always behaves. He always does what he's told. Until one day, when he just doesn't want to anymore. That's when the RAAAH appears... Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

The Little Book of Spooky Jokes

The Little Book of Spooky Jokes

Author: Joe King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2017

What happens if you see twin witches? You won't be able to tell which witch is which What did the skeleton say when his brother told a lie? You can't fool me, I can see right through you These and many more howlers will make you laugh your head off (in most cases not literally).

Thunderbot's Day of Doom

Thunderbot's Day of Doom

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Our heroes, Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog, face their toughest challenge yet - a weatherman gone bad! Thunderbot is determined to hold the country to ransom by controlling the weather - he even threatens to put the Queen in danger! With gadgets a-plenty, our young superheroes must battle through ice, snow, tornadoes and lightning strikes - but can they save the day? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

Alien Attack!

Alien Attack!

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Stan and his friends are so busy preparing for their Heroes exams and having flying lessons that no one seems to realise that Miles has been abducted by aliens! Can fully-fledged superhero Captain Courageous lend a hand or will their fates be decided by a piece of bionic bubble gum? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

The Funniest Football Joke Book Ever!

The Funniest Football Joke Book Ever!

Author: Carl McInerney, Joe King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

What did the ref say to the chicken who tripped a defender? Fowl Why was the footballer upset on his birthday? He got a red card These and many more howlers to make you laugh even if we lose the Cup!!!

Yuck's Fantastic Football Match

Yuck's Fantastic Football Match

Author: Matt And Dave Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

YUCK'S FANTASTIC FOOTBALL MATCH Yuck's football team, the All Stars, have made it through the cup final. They just have to beat rivals, Hooray United and the trophy is theirs! But then Polly steals the All Stars secret weapon, Yuck's very smelly football boots, can the team win the final without them? YUCK'S CREEPY CRAWLIES Yuck's sister, Polly, just can't stop cheating when she and Yuck play games together. So Yuck enlists the help of his very special creepy crawly friends to help him teach Polly a yucky lesson she won't forget!

Yuck's Robotic Bottom

Yuck's Robotic Bottom

Author: Matt And Dave Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

YUCK'S ROBOTIC BOTTOM Can Yuck win first prize for the best invention in school? He's got gross gadgets galore and a revolting robot to help him. All he needs now is a stinky plan to blow away his rivals. YUCK'S WILD WEEKEND Yuck and his sister, Polly, are both going camping in the garden, but neither wants the other one there. With creepy crawlies, smelly snakes and a grizzly bear on the loose who will survive the longest in the wild?

Yuck's Mega Magic Wand

Yuck's Mega Magic Wand

Author: Matt And Dave Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

YUCK'S MEGA MAGIC WAND Yuck(1)s performing magic at the school talent show. With the help of a Mega Magic wand and his assistant Fungus the frog, he conjures up tricks for a yucky performance the audience will never forget. YUCK'S PIRATE TEASURE Yuck and Little Eric are off to the seaside to be pirates for a day. There's treasure at stake, and a plot to plunder a Super-Dooper Multi-Scoop ice cream!

All Things Weird and Wonderful

All Things Weird and Wonderful

Author: Stewart Henderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2004

Another collection of quirky, thought-provoking and highly entertaining poems from a performance poet with an increasing fan base. In this collection Stewart Henderson takes a sideways look at creation - from the depths of the sea, to the breadth of the earth, and the realms of space and sky - and featuring many aspects of the animal world. The poems are often shown from the perspective of a child (answering curious questions, or helping children to understand more about their place in the universe). Poems include short humorous verses, longer narrative poems and the poet's inimitable 'wry thoughts'.

I Was Only Asking Poems About Big Questions

I Was Only Asking Poems About Big Questions

Author: Steve Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2004

During Steve Turner's work in schools and bringing up his own family, he has been fascinated by children's curiosity and how sometimes quirky questions can be quite serious. This is a collection of his poetry about big questions.

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