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Spike Gerrell - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Spike Gerrell is a prolific cartoonist known for his spiky-nosed illustrations. His work has been published in the New Scientist, Independent, Times Educational Supplement and Guardian. Spike lives in North London.

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Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Get ready to laugh your football socks off with this side-splitting joke book from the creators of the bestselling Football School series. What's a striker's favourite magic routine? A hat trick! Why was the peacock sent off? It was a professional fowl What's a chip-lover's top footie show? Catch of the Day, with Gary Vinegar Packed with great gags about silly stars, team titters and naughty nicknames, this is the perfect gift to give any football fan the giggles.

Boris's Body A first body book.

Boris's Body A first body book.

Author: Spike Gerrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

A body book with a difference! Boris and his little sister Clara are having a busy day. But what needs to go on inside their bodies to help them run, play and eat? This is a unique book with a narrative and basic information side-by-side. It is specially aimed at toddlers and preschoolers who are not quite old enough for fact-packed non-fiction body books, but still curious about why their hearts beat and what happens to the food in their tummies. They can watch the amazing cover lenticular change to reveal the bones inside Boris's body, make a heart beat with the innovative magic-motion mechanism, and even pull a tab to make a poo disappear down the toilet! With a giant pull-down skeleton to finish, it is the perfect interactive and informative experience.

Football School Star Players 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

Football School Star Players 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football. What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester City? Who was the Liverpool player who invented the world's most popular football boot? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 06/09/2018

The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.

Billy Bonkers: It's a Crazy Christmas

Billy Bonkers: It's a Crazy Christmas

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers! The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas! 3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Put your trainers on, Billy Bonkers is back with more amazing adventures! This time he's landing a plane and flying through the air in a hot-air balloon to watch the World Cup's final. Billy and his family are so wacky, you will laugh your socks off!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 18: Hysterical Historicals

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 18: Hysterical Historicals

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Hysterical Historicals, read all about some hysterically funny figures from made-up history: join Julius Teaser in his Roman amphitheatre, float about being soppy and writing poems with Percy Bysshe Smelley, go on crazy expeditions with Marco Pillow and discover the secrets of flight, or possibly not, with the unfortunate Wrong Brothers. This is not like a normal history book because almost none of it is true! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Being a Boy

Being a Boy

Author: Juno Dawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Max Archer, Kid Detective The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches

Max Archer, Kid Detective The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches

Author: Howard J. Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2012

Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems. Emily has stomach aches. A lot of them! With Max's help, Emily investigates the big three causes of stomach aches: lactose intolerance, constipation, and stress. With a mix of facts and humour, Max puts Emily on the right track towards feeling better. Max Archer, Kid Detective is written by a paediatrician with years of experience helping kids with problems (just like Max!). A Q & A for parents is included with the story.

Max Archer, Kid Detective The Case of the Wet Bed

Max Archer, Kid Detective The Case of the Wet Bed

Author: Howard J. Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2011

Moonbeam Spirit Award (Gold) Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems. Max's friend Bill Parker is tired of waking up wet, and wants to figure out how to stop bedwetting. Max knows how. He used to wet the bed, and he is ready to share his proven plan for staying dry. Max Archer, Kid Detective is a genuine, funny story that addresses bedwetting in an upfront way. In this easy reader, kids are given a concrete plan that may just motivate them to solve their own bedwetting problem! Extra fun activities and a Q&A for parents round out this kid-friendly resource.

Hassles, Heart-pings! and Sad, Happy Endings

Hassles, Heart-pings! and Sad, Happy Endings

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2007

There's always something going on in Ally's World ! Ally's totally gobsmacked when she finds out that her best mate Sandie's moving away and even more shocked to find that her big sis is considering going to university miles away from home. She's only just got Mum back and now everyone else seems to want to leave...Apart from Billy, that is, who's become a bit like a shadow, following Ally's every move - just what is the loveable muppet up to?

Frankie, Peaches and Me

Frankie, Peaches and Me

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2007

Stella, along with her mum, dad and mildly mad twin brothers, has just moved from buzzy London to the sleeeepy seaside town of Potbay. Not only has she had to leave her best mate Frankie behind but she's also kissed goodbye to Seb - only the guy she's ever liked. Still, Portbay's got its own charms; they might just take a littldiscovering...

Butterflies, Bullies and Bad, Bad Habits

Butterflies, Bullies and Bad, Bad Habits

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2006

Ally's worried about the family finances. Her big sister Linn has found herself a Saturday job, but Ally's too young to work ...unless she's a wee bit economical with the truth and braves the mad wig lady in the cardshop down the road. And talking of mad, what's going on with Rowan? If everyone's so broke, where does all her sparkly new stuff come from - the Shopping Fairy?

Friends, Freak-outs and Very Secret Secrets

Friends, Freak-outs and Very Secret Secrets

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2006

Ally seems to have developed a siamese twin: Sandie! Suddenly Sandie's got the same hairstyle as her, the same outfit and same bedroom decor. Talk about Attack of the Clones...As if that wasn't enough, Ally also has the Nightmare School Project to worry about. Until inspiration strikes and the Raspberry Pink Windowsill Bird table is born...

The Past, the Present and the Loud, Loud Girl

The Past, the Present and the Loud, Loud Girl

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2006

Meet the Love children: oh-so-perfect Linn, airy-fairy Rowan, animal-obsessed Tor - and Ally, trying to have a normal life somewhere in the middle of it all. Which isn't easy when you live in a house that's a cross between an animal hospital and something out of 'Changing Rooms'. And then there's school and the small matter of the forgotten history project and the obnoxious new girl tha - oh joy! - Ally's been nominated to look after. It's going toe a fun couple of weeks...This is the first in the wildly successful, utterly loveable Ally's World series.

Hassles, Heart-pings! and Sad, Happy Endings

Hassles, Heart-pings! and Sad, Happy Endings

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2004

It's all change in Ally's world in this, the last in the series. Ally's totally gobsmacked when she finds out that her best mate Sandie's moving away and even more shocked to find that Linn is considering going to university miles away from home. She's only just got Mum back and now everyone else seems to want to leave...Apart from Billy, that is, who's become a bit like a shadow, following

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