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

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

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

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

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.

Clumpety Bump (Green Early Reader)

Clumpety Bump (Green Early Reader)

Author: Phil Allcock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Author: Lauren Pearson 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 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

Clumpety Bump

Clumpety Bump

Author: Phil Allcock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2017

First Colouring Book Pirates

First Colouring Book Pirates

Author: Sam Taplin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A swashbuckling colouring book packed with pirates, parrots and treasure. With exciting scenes of Captain Crayfish and his crew as they set off in search of buried treasure; scenes include the pirate ship on the high seas, rowing to a desert island, digging for gold, a pirate party and a pirate treasure map. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Author: Sheryl Webster 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 Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Halloween

Halloween

Author: Richard Platt Format: Novelty book Release Date: 08/09/2016

Join in the Halloween adventure to discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, celebrations around the world and the history of Halloween. Did you know that the world's largest pumpkin weighed more than 14 adults? Or that during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, people picnic in graveyards? With over 50 flaps to open, this interactive Halloween book for children makes learning about Halloween traditions fun and accessible. There are more books in the series to collect: In One End and Out the Other (a journey through the digestive system), Sensational Senses and Maths Adventure are all out now. Richard Platt is an award-winning author who has been published in over 30 countries. He has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize three times. Richard Watson is a fantastic illustrator of children's books with publishers including Templar, Usborne, Scholastic, OUP, Ladybird and Pearson Education.

Senses

Senses

Author: Dr. Patricia MacNair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Senses is an engaging non-fiction reader that will help make learning to read fun and interesting. Read and discover all about hearing, seeing, smell, taste, touch and balance at the Sensational Theme Park. 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 and Romans

Maths Adventure

Maths Adventure

Author: Kjartan Poskitt 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.

I Can Do it...Dress Myself

I Can Do it...Dress Myself

Author: Ruth Martin 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 Martin 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!

Family and Friends Readers 1: Benny and the Biscuits

Family and Friends Readers 1: Benny and the Biscuits

Author: Kathryn Harper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2009

No other course offers you the same benefits as Family and Friends. The exceptionally strong skills training programme includes a focus on real speaking and writing output. Plus - the amazing package of integrated print and digital resources suits all teaching situations and learner types, supporting students, teachers, and parents. Use it with Little Friends and First Friends to make it an eight or nine-year course.

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