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Richard Watson - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Richard Watson grew up in a small village in North Lincolnshire. He studied illustration at
Lincoln University School of Art and Design, and began working as an illustrator soon after
leaving University in 2003. Richard uses a range of techniques to produce artwork mixing
traditional drawing and painting with collage and mixed media.

He also loves visiting galleries, watching films, and listening to music.

Featured books by Richard Watson

Other books by Richard Watson

Reading Champion: Little Turtle and the Coyote Independent Reading Turquoise 7

Reading Champion: Little Turtle and the Coyote Independent Reading Turquoise 7

Author: Damian Harvey Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2022

In this North American traditional tale, a little turtle wanders too far from the river and tries to trick Coyote into giving him a lift back. 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) Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic 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.

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Author: Nancy Lambert Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Bugs

Bugs

Author: Noodle Fuel Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

Full of wacky facts and hilarious jokes, these books bring non-fiction for young readers to life. Brain Bursts: Bugs explores the creepy-crawly world of insects, while Brain Bursts: Space goes where no one has gone before to reveal the weird and wonderful secrets of the universe. A brain-bursting series or curious kids.

Space

Space

Author: Noodle Fuel Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

From constellations to black holes, red dwarfs to space travel, and planets to space junk, Brain Bursts Space explores our weird, wacky and wonderful universe! With some Very Big Numbers, as well as some Record Breaking and Brain Bursting information, you will be astounded at the facts and laugh out loud at the jokes! Plus some cool activities and top ten weird facts too!

Dog Day

Dog Day

Author: Sam Samson Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2021

I, Pod

I, Pod

Author: Rebecca Lisle Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2019

Clumpety Bump (Green Early Reader)

Clumpety Bump (Green Early Reader)

Author: Phil Allcock Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Author: Lauren Pearson Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

A red Early Reader full of humour, fun and a surprising friendship from Lauren Pearson, illustrated by Richard Watson. Perfect for children who are feeling a little nervous or anxious. Clark is desperate to have his very first sleepover. His sister Camilla has them ALL the time! But he's a little bit nervous about it, too ... until the night he meets his unlikely new friend, Johnny. Would you have a sleepover with a spider? 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.

Jam Jar Genie

Jam Jar Genie

Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Ethan learns that you have to be careful what you wish for in this very funny, colour-illustrated reader by Sam Hay. Perfect for children learning to read. Saturday morning shopping with Mum is SO BORING. That is, until Ethan finds a genie living in a jar of raspberry jam! Ethan can't believe it - he could have anything he wants! But his wishes don't quite turn out how he planned ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every book they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for early readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss Ideal for beginner readers aged 5-6 All Reading Ladder titles are developed with leading literacy consultant Nikki Gamble, making them perfect early years reading books for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading throughout Key Stage 1. Book band: Purple For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, see our reading ladder page www.egmont.co.uk/reading-ladder

Stone Underpants (Purple Early Reader)

Stone Underpants (Purple Early Reader)

Author: Rebecca Lisle Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2017

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Author: Sheryl Webster Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Knights and dragons plays trick on each other... in space! A colour-illustrated early reader by Sheryl Webster. Perfect for children learning to read. Arthur and his Space Knights of the Round Planet are sick of the ice dragons playing tricks on them all the time. But when a baby ice dragon gets stranded on the Round Planet, Arthur makes a new friend... and has an idea that will solve the problem once and for all! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, 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 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss 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: Turquoise

Stone Underpants

Stone Underpants

Author: Rebecca Lisle Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: The Missing Bone

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: The Missing Bone

Author: Louise Spilsbury Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Visit the museum at night with Zac and Jess they've found a bone, and need to work out which animal's skeleton it belongs to! This enjoyable book introduces children to different animals' skeletons, while keeping them intrigued with the mystery of the missing bone! 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.

Maths Adventure

Maths Adventure

Author: Kjartan Poskitt Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Novelty book Release Date: 28/01/2016

Lift the flaps and practise your maths skills on a jam-packed camping adventure holiday! Solve puzzles and answer fun questions about shapes, time, money, measurements, adding, subtracting, directions and much more! Join this exciting maths journey created by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the Murderous Maths series. This interactive, narrative approach to a core subject supplements what children aged 5+ learn at school. The familiar environment with lots of real-life examples makes maths fun and accessible, and there are over 50 flip-tastic flaps! Maths Adventure is the third title in the fantastic Flip-Flap Journeys series.

First Sticker Book Pirates

First Sticker Book Pirates

Author: Sam Taplin Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join a pirate gang on their adventures on the high seas in this exciting book with over 250 stickers to bring each picture to life. Filled with busy, colourful scenes of pirate life above and below deck, including up in the rigging, at a pirate feast and in the midst of a pirate battle. Sure to keep young ragamuffins entertained!

I Can Do it...Dress Myself

I Can Do it...Dress Myself

Author: Ruth Martin Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

This new series lets toddlers enjoy the delights of learning to do things all by themselves. The first two titles are Dress Myself and Look After My Pet. By lifting the large flaps on each page, children can see before-and-after pictures of toddlers putting on different clothes, or taking care of their pets with pride. The very simple text allows toddlers to read along and lift the flaps themselves, reinforcing independence. Everyone will relate to Richard Watson's lively, cheeky characters, and their delight in their new achievements is so contagious that readers will be saying, I can do it too!

I Can Do It! Look After My Pet

I Can Do It! Look After My Pet

Author: Ruth (Author) Martin Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

This new series lets toddlers enjoy the delights of learning to do things all by themselves. The first two titles are Dress Myself and Look After My Pet. By lifting the large flaps on each page, children can see before-and-after pictures of toddlers putting on different clothes, or taking care of their pets with pride. The very simple text allows toddlers to read along and lift the flaps themselves, reinforcing independence. Everyone will relate to Richard Watson's lively, cheeky characters, and their delight in their new achievements is so contagious that readers will be saying, I can do it too!

Mary's Hair

Mary's Hair

Author: Eoin Colfer Illustrator: Richard Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks so. But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else...A brilliant laugh-out-loud Little Gem about a not-so-brilliant hairdresser and one very unfortunate dog! High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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