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Mike Byrne - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Mike Byrne grew up on the Wirral near Liverpool before moving to Wales to study Illustration at Glyndwr University. He began his career as a designer for a greetings card company and then became a studio manager for a licensed stationery designer before leaving to fulfil his dream of illustrating children's books. Mike now lives in Surrey with his wife, cat and two sons where he spends his days doodling and illustrating children's books fuelled only by tea and biscuits. Mike illustrated the Jack's Mega Machines series for Simon & Schuster. Sproutzilla Versus Christmas is his first title with Macmillan.

Featured books by Mike Byrne

Big Book of Big Tractors

Big Book of Big Tractors

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Lisa Jane Gillespie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Open the giant fold-out pages of this bright, friendly book to discover some of the biggest and most amazing tractors ever built.From huge harvesting machines and monster polar vehicles, to the world’s largest tractor.

Other books by Mike Byrne

Who Pooed in my Loo? (PB)

Who Pooed in my Loo? (PB)

Author: Emma Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

With fun by the bag-load, if you love Wonky Donkey, Unicorn and the Rainbow Poop or I Need a New Bum, then you will love this book too! Bestselling author Emma Adams and smash-hit illustrator Mike Byrne join forces for the very first time - and the results are hilarious! In the bathroom this morning, I looked in the loo, and guess what I saw - yes that's right, it's a poo! I couldn't believe it, I called for my mum, There's a gift in our toilet that's made by a bum! When a little boy finds a poo in his family loo, he starts imagining who might have left it there. Was it ... a dragon? A unicorn? A dinosaur?! With every idea more exciting than the next, he can't wait to find the culprit. But who could it be? The perfect book for all children who love to laugh.

The Pet Wash A Pet Club Story

The Pet Wash A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Jake wants to buy a gift for his teacher, but he doesn't have any money. Jake calls the Pet Club into action, and they wash people's pets to earn some money. Will they raise enough money to buy Mr Carter a present?

Pets at the Party A Pet Club Story

Pets at the Party A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Lucy is throwing Ajax a birthday party. She remembers balloons, games and cake. But something is missing. Will the party be ruined?

Too Cold in the Desert

Too Cold in the Desert

Author: Kelly Gaffney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

It's spring in the desert. Animals are ready to come out from their winter homes. Ruby the snake wakes up and peeps out from between the rocks. But she doesn't expect it to be so cold outside! She is looking for a place to warm up. Will she find one?

Pet Club Pack B of 4

Pet Club Pack B of 4

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/08/2020

Four best friends and four silly pets form a club like no other! Follow the Pet Club as they uncover mysteries and experience adventures with the help of their loyal pets.

Find the Cat! A Pet Club Story

Find the Cat! A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Kayla's cat, Daisy, is missing. Kayla is so worried. She calls her friends, and soon enough the whole Pet Club is on the case.

The Lucky Charm A Pet Club Story

The Lucky Charm A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Lucy's pet rat, Ajax, is her lucky charm. When Ajax is around, Lucy is a great gymnast. Without him, her flips flop. Will Ajax be able to help Lucy during her big gymnastics tournament?

The Noisy Night A Pet Club Story

The Noisy Night A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

The Pet Club is going camping! From bonfires and tasty treats to scary stories and strange noises, this will be one fun adventure!

The Cat Food Mystery A Pet Club Story

The Cat Food Mystery A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

When Kayla discovers that something is eating Daisy's cat food, she immediately calls the Pet Club to action. They grab their pets and start to gather clues. Will they solve the case of the cat food thief?

Pet Club Pack A of 4

Pet Club Pack A of 4

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/02/2020

Four best friends and four silly pets form a club like no other! Follow the Pet Club as they uncover mysteries and experience adventures with the help of their loyal pets.

The Best Trick A Pet Club Story

The Best Trick A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

It's pet day at school, and Jake is really excited. His dog, Buddy, has so many cool tricks. But when it's time for Buddy to perform, not much happens.

Pet Fancy Dress Party A Pet Club Story

Pet Fancy Dress Party A Pet Club Story

Author: Gwendolyn Hooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Andy is having a Halloween party for the Pet Club. All of his friends and their pets are going to dress up. However, Andy doesn't have a costume for his pet fish, Nibbles. What kind of costume will work for a fish?

Tickets! Band 03/Yellow

Tickets! Band 03/Yellow

Author: Alice Hemming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Trish has lost her travel ticket, and she needs to show it to the ticket inspector. Will she ever find it among all the other items she threw into her bag? This funny story was written by Alice Hemming. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Unicorn Training A Story About Patience and the Love for a Pet

Unicorn Training A Story About Patience and the Love for a Pet

Author: Amanda Brandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Tilly Teasel loves working at the Unicorn Rescue Centre but what she really wants, more than anything else, is a unicorn of her very own. When Splodge shows up at the centre, looking a bit scruffy and a little sad, Tilly decides he's perfect! When she brings him home, however, Mr and Mrs Teasel aren't so convinced especially when he eats Mr Teasel's slippers, whines all night and gets sparkly hoof prints all over the sofa! Will Tilly convince her parents that all Splodge needs is a little training? A touching story about patience, perseverance and the responsibility of owning a pet. Beautifully illustrated, QED's Storytime series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Featuring charming animal and human characters, the books explore important social and emotional themes like friendship, gratitude, perseverance and overcoming fears. A Next Steps page at the back provides guidance for parents and teachers.

The Return of Sproutzilla!

The Return of Sproutzilla!

Author: Tom Jamieson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Mean, green Sproutzilla is back and he's determined to destroy Christmas. But watch out . . . this time he isn't alone! Jack and Ruby are getting ready for Christmas when suddenly, Santa's little elves arrive with terrible news - poor Santa's been kidnapped! Can Jack and Ruby rescue Santa from stinky Sproutzilla and his menacing sidekicks Broccolisaurus and Tyrannoparsnip rex, before the villainous vegetables ruin Christmas for everyone? And can Sproutzilla ever be shown the true joy of Christmas? The Return of Sproutzilla is the fantastically funny sequel to Sproutzilla vs. Christmas, written with wit and humour by hilarious picture book author Tom Jamieson, and filled with illustrations from the hugely talented artist, Mike Byrne.

Butterflies for Grandpa Joe

Butterflies for Grandpa Joe

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Grandpa Joe is butterfly bonkers. There's nothing he loves more than photographing the fluttering, colourful creatures in his garden. But since Ben's granny passed away, Grandpa Joe has changed. He doesn't want to go outside or talk or smile. It's like he's a completely different person and it feels like time is running out to help him. If only Ben could find a way to bring the butterflies to his Grandpa. Maybe seeing them again could help bring back his smile ...A heart-warming tale of empathy, affection and dealing with grief across generations, from award-winning author Nicola Davies. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

There's a Troll on my Toilet

There's a Troll on my Toilet

Author: Catherine Jacob Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From award-winning TV correspondent Catherine Jacob, and bestselling illustrator of Sproutzilla vs Christmas Mike Byrne, comes this super spooky and super fun picture book. In a spooky house, at the top of a hill, something funny's going on... A PARTY! So grab your witch's hat, watch out for the icky sticky green slime, and get ready for a frightfully good time. Because this is one haunted house that you will love exploring. The perfect picture book for any time of year, but especially Halloween! Super fun rhyming story that all children will love to join in with

Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave

Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

There's a crime wave in the town and Ducktective Quack needs your help to solve the mystery. Follow the clues in the pictures and see if you can work out who-done-it! Someone has been helping themselves to all the cakes and sweet treats and it's down to Ducktective Quack and her sidekick, Constable Crackling, to catch the culprit. A hilarious and engaging story full of clues to spot and a delicious crime to solve. Written by Claire Freedman, the award winning and bestselling author of the Aliens Love Underpants series, and illustrated with wit and humour by Mike Byrne.

There's A Spider In This Book

There's A Spider In This Book

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

There's a spider in this book. Are you brave enough to take a look? Eric the spider can't understand why people scream and run away from him. He only wants to say hello. But Fluffy the cat wants to eat Eric, so he's hiding. It's up to the reader to find Eric on every spread and maybe finally catch a glimpse of him with the surprise lift the flap ending . . . A funny and engaging story written by internationally bestselling author, Claire Freedman, and brought to life by Mike Byrne's hilarious and colourful illustrations.

My Colourful Chameleon A Fun Rhyming Story About a Silly Pet

My Colourful Chameleon A Fun Rhyming Story About a Silly Pet

Author: Leonie Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

A funny, rhyming story about a girl who keeps losing her beloved yet troublesome pet chameleon. It's not her fault though, changing colour is what chameleons do best! Mum is angry at the disappearing critter, and the girl must convince her that the pet can stay. Can she find away of keeping track of her troublesome pet? This colourful and amusing rhyming tale is perfect for introducing children to the responsibilities involved with pet ownership, as well as learning about different colours. With fun activities and discussion points at the back of the book for both parents and teachers, My Colourful Chameleon is perfect for both storytime and the classroom. Beautifully illustrated, QED's Storytime series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Featuring charming animal and human characters, the books explore important social and emotional themes like friendship, gratitude, perseverance and overcoming fears. A Next Steps page at the back provides guidance for parents and teachers.

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

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. Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dad has to keep rescuing the cat. Will she ever learn her lesson?

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2017

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. Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dad has to keep rescuing the cat. Will she ever learn her lesson?

Big Book of Trucks

Big Book of Trucks

Author: Megan Cullis Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2016

Tadpoles: Double Decker Donald

Tadpoles: Double Decker Donald

Author: Dr Barrie Wade Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2015

Double Decker Donald just loves to make a SPLASH! Join him and his passengers for a very mucky spin around town. The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.

God Loves Me

God Loves Me

Author: Juliet David Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Help very young children explore their world and discover God's love for them with these first words with God. This colourful and sturdy padded board book teaches children the importance of knowing God Loves them. Illustrated with bright cheerful pictures of everyday scenes that children can relate to and one simple sentence per page. Other titles in the series: Please, Thank you, Sorry, God Knows Me, God Helps Me.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Spaceship Zoom

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Spaceship Zoom

Author: Wes Magee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2013

Please

Please

Author: Juliet David Format: Board book Release Date: 19/04/2013

Help very young children explore their world and discover God's love for them with these first words with God. This colourful and sturdy padded board book teaches children the importance of saying 'Please'. Illustrated with bright cheerful pictures of everyday scenes that children can relate to and one simple sentence per page. In a series with 'Thank You' and 'Sorry'.

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