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David O'Connell - Illustrator

Featured books by David O'Connell

Creature Teacher Goes Wild

Creature Teacher Goes Wild

7+ readers

Author: Sam Watkins Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2015

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Other books by David O'Connell

How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing! The No-Worries Guide for Boys

How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing! The No-Worries Guide for Boys

Author: Dr. Ranj Singh Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

The nation's favourite doctor, Dr Ranj, is here to explain everything you ever wanted to know about puberty - plus lots more. What does it mean to be a boy? And I'm not just talking about what you have between your legs, but what life is really like for boys. Growing up is a real minefield! So I've put everything I've learned both from my career as an NHS doctor and my own life experiences into this twenty-first century guide to being a boy. It covers the obvious things like the physical changes you'll go through during puberty and adolescence (hello, pubic hair and voice breaking!), but also helps you to figure out how to manage your emotions, deal with friends and family and learn about healthy relationships. Filled with easy-to-understand explanations, down-to-earth advice and cheeky illustrations, this growing-up guide by trusted paediatrician Dr Ranj is perfect for readers aged 10+ who want to discover the confidence to be the very best version of themselves. Content includes: - Puberty and physical development, including genital, skin, hair and voice changes - Looking after your body, from shaving, good hygiene and healthy eating to body confidence and exercise - Mental health awareness, including the importance of sleep, managing mood swings and anxiety - Managing relationships, from parents and siblings to friends and crushes, and how to cope with bullying - A sensitive, age-appropriate introduction to sex, consent and privacy - Navigating the online world, including social media and cybersafety

The Naughtiest Unicorn and the Spooky Surprise

The Naughtiest Unicorn and the Spooky Surprise

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A brand new book in the bestselling NAUGHTIEST UNICORN series - the funniest unicorn books EVER! The perfect gift for Halloween - and for readers of 7+ and fans of The Worst Witch and Pamela Butchart. It's the SPOOKIEST time of the year at Unicorn School! Mira and Dave the naughtiest unicorn are looking forward to dressing up for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing (well, doughnut bobbing for Dave). But when a strange new teacher arrives at school and the other teachers start to DISAPPEAR, Mira and her friends suspect that something SPOOKY is going on. Can they get to the bottom of what's going on, or are they in for a SERIOUSLY SPOOKY SURPRISE? Pip Bird is a children's author living in London. When she's not writing magical stories, she dreams of going to Unicorn School and having her own Unicorn Best Friend Forever. The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas The Naughtiest Unicorn on a School Trip The Naughtiest Unicorn on the Beach The Naughtiest Unicorn and the Spooky Surprise

The Naughtiest Unicorn on the Beach

The Naughtiest Unicorn on the Beach

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Blow up your inflatable, apply the factor 50 and polish those sunnies... Mira and Dave the naughtiest unicorn are going to the BEACH! Mira can't wait to build a GIANT sandcastle (although Dave is more interested in eating a GIANT GLITTERY ICE-CREAM). But when Mira and her Unicorn School friends go exploring and spot a little narwhal in BIG trouble, the fun day out turns into a super-adventurous rescue mission... it's Dave and Mira to the RESCUE! Pip Bird is a children's author living in London. When she's not writing magical stories, she dreams of going to Unicorn School and having her own Unicorn Best Friend Forever. The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas The Naughtiest Unicorn on a School Trip The Naughtiest Unicorn on the Beach The Naughtiest Unicorn and the Spooky Surprise Perfect for fans of The Worst Witch, The Adventures of Pug and Pamela Butchart

Character Toolkit Strength Cards

Character Toolkit Strength Cards

Author: Elizabeth Wright, Frederika Roberts Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Cards Release Date: 18/06/2020

The Naughtiest Unicorn on a School Trip

The Naughtiest Unicorn on a School Trip

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Mira and Dave are so excited to go on a SCHOOL TRIP with all their Unicorn School friends! They're visiting the Baby Animal Rainbow Care Centre (BARCC for short) and can't wait to meet all the adorable baby animals. Will Dave eat all of his lunch on the bus? Will Raheem ever put down his quest clipboard? Will Mira meet a super-rare caticorn? One thing is for sure... a school trip with Dave the naughtiest unicorn is going to be one big adventure! Perfect for fans of The Worst Witch, The Adventures of Pug and Pamela Butchart. Pip Bird is a children's author living in London. When she's not writing magical stories, she dreams of going to Unicorn School and having her own Unicorn Best Friend Forever. The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas The Naughtiest Unicorn on a School Trip The Naughtiest Unicorn at the Beach The Naughtiest Unicorn and the Spooky Surprise

The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas

The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Join Dave the naughtiest unicorn for magic and mayhem in this hilarious series for 6+ fans of Pamela Butchart, Rabbit and Bear, The Worst Witch and UNICORNS! Pull on your Christmas jumper and untangle the tinsel! It's the week before Christmas and Mira and her friends are getting ready to celebrate the holidays with their unicorn best friends forever (UBFF)! Dave the naughtiest unicorn LOVES Christmas, mainly because there are so many delicious things to EAT. Plus there's a tree to decorate, a festive quest and a very special CHRISTMAS SHOW to rehearse. Mira is desperate for her and Dave to play the lead roles of Snow Unicorn and Lost Child ... will her wish come true? Or will Dave get distracted by all the mince pies? One thing is for sure ... Christmas time at Unicorn School is sure to be festive fun for EVERYONE! Perfect for fans of The Worst Witch, The Pug Adventures and Pamela Butchart. Pip Bird is a children's author living in London. When she's not writing magical stories, she dreams of going to Unicorn School and having her own Unicorn Best Friend Forever. The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas

The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco

The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Join the naughtiest unicorn for magic and mayhem in this hilarious series for 6+ fans of Pamela Butchart, Rabbit and Bear, The Worst Witch and UNICORNS! Everyone at Unicorn School is SUPER excited about the end-of-term school disco - the pupils and their unicorns can't wait to put on their party outfits and hit the dance floor! Bu when Darcy hijacks the quest trying to find a special giant disco ball, it's up to Mira and Dave to put things right. Will Class Red make it out of the Crystal Maze Mine? And will Mira and Dave get to show everyone their awesome disco moves?! The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco The Naughtiest Unicorn at Christmas

How Can I Remember All That? Simple Stuff to Improve Your Working Memory

How Can I Remember All That? Simple Stuff to Improve Your Working Memory

Author: Tracy Packiam Packiam Alloway Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

Why can't I remember what my parents just asked me to do? Why do I feel stressed out at school when the teacher is writing on the board and talking at the same time? And what can I do about it? Working memory issues affect a huge proportion of kids with learning differences like ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ASD. These issues can make them feel frustrated or bored, as working memory and intelligence are two very different things. Kids with working memory problems can also act out in the classroom and at home. In this child-friendly and authoritative guide, international working memory expert Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway walks you through what working memory is, what it feels like to have problems with your working memory, and what you can do about it. She presents key tips and strategies, such as the benefits of eating chocolate or of barefoot running, that will help children both at home and at school, and includes a section at the end for adults describing how we can test for working memory issues.

The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day

The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Join the naughtiest unicorn for magic and mayhem in this hilarious series for 6+ fans of Pamela Butchart, Rabbit and Bear, The Worst Witch and UNICORNS! Mira and Dave are now UBFF (Unicorn Best Friends Forever) and they can't wait to join in all of the sports day games and go on a magical rainbow Quest. But then all the games start to go wrong. The sacks for the sack race are sewn together, the eggs for the egg and spoon race are rotten and the PE kit is stolen! Can Mira and Dave find out who is causing trouble? Mira and her UBFF are facing their toughest (and sportiest) challenge yet!

The Naughtiest Unicorn

The Naughtiest Unicorn

Author: Pip Bird Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Join the naughtiest unicorn for friendship, magic and mayhem in this hilarious series for 5 year-old, 6 year-old and 7 year-old and fans of Pamela Butchart, The Magic Unicorn Society, The Worst Witch and all things UNICORNS! The best unicorn book and funniest story you'll read this year! Mira CAN'T WAIT to start Unicorn School. (Her big sister goes and won't stop going on about it). But when Mira arrives on her first day all the unicorns are gone ... except Dave! Dave isn't quite the sparkly magical unicorn Mira was expecting to find at the end of the rainbow - he's more grumpy than glittery, more interested in lunch than magical quests and he always runs off when Mira tries to ride him - but Mira's not going to let that get her down. Along with her new friends and their (much more glittery) unicorns, she is determined to be the best at Quests and protect the special unicorn world! For all fans of The Worst Witch, The Magic Unicorn Society, My Little Pony, Pamela Butchart - and for anyone looking for the perfect unicorn gift for girls and boys! Pip Bird is a children's author living in London. When she's not writing magical stories, she dreams of going to Unicorn School and having her own Unicorn Best Friend. The Naughtiest Unicorn series: The Naughtiest Unicorn The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day The Naughtiest Unicorn and the School Disco

Boyband of the Apocalypse: Washed Up

Boyband of the Apocalypse: Washed Up

Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Just when Sam thinks life has returned to normal he's bundled into a black van by agents of the Apocalypse Intelligence Agency who send him off the remote jungle island of Fin del Mundo to appear on a celebrity reality TV game show. One of Sam's rival 'celebrity' contestants is none other than evil music mogul Nigel Cruul, who the A.I.A. suspect is planning to bring back the Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. Luckily his best friend Milo and kick-ass sister Lexi are starring in the show too. But they'll have to survive everything from alligator-infested swamps to public vote offs, if they're to save the world once more. Perfect for fans of MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO, HAMISH AND THE WORLD STOPPERS and THE PARENT AGENCY - and anyone who's ever watched a celebrity reality TV show.

Boyband of the Apocalypse

Boyband of the Apocalypse

Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The closest he's ever come to super-stardom is playing the back end of a donkey in the school Nativity play. Then his sister drags him along to an Apocalips concert and he overhears members of the band plotting to destroy all humanity. Starting with their own lead singer. Can Sam discover his hidden talents, infiltrate the World's Most Evil Boyband and foil their fiendish plan? One thing's for sure - if he's going to save the universe, he'll need a bit of help...

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