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Paula Bowles - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Paula Bowles grew up in a town called Rickmansworth with a houseful of animals, and studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. In 2006, she was included in the AOI's Images 30, and exhibited with 'New Voices' at The Coningsby Gallery, London. Drawing, painting and imagining have always been some of her most favourite things. She loves to immerse herself in the little worlds which she creates on paper, and bring characters to life.

Featured books by Paula Bowles

Other books by Paula Bowles

Dimple and the Boo

Dimple and the Boo

Author: Pip Jones Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2022

Dimple the gnome is upset and he doesn't know how to talk about it - but then along comes the Boo ... A charming new Gem from the bestselling author of Squishy McFluff. Yucky cabbage pie! Mean Mrs Miskin! Stupid spelling test! Oh dear, Dimple the Gnome is having a very bad day and he just can't find the right words to tell anyone how he's feeling. Then Dimple finds the Boo, who lets everyone know what's going on. But the Boo's rude words and naughty noises just get Dimple into trouble. Can Dimple find another way to express himself?

Marv and the Pool of Peril

Marv and the Pool of Peril

Author: Alex Falase-Koya Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

When ordinary boy Marvin wears his super-suit he becomes MARV. A superhero with infinite powers . . . Marvin and his friend Joe are at the brand-new super-spectacular waterpark - WAVE WORLD! But despite the excitement, Marv's reluctant to get in the water. Although Marv can swim, sometimes he gets struck by a fear of the water that he calls 'The Panic'. Marv uses excuse after excuse to stay out of the pool. Then someone shouts 'SHARK!' Shark!? It looks like a supervillain is up to mischief again. It's time for Marvin to become MARV. But, even as a hero, overcoming his fear of the water is going to be a challenge. Can Marv defeat supervillain Shadow and her army of robot sharks to save the day?

Marv and the Dino Attack

Marv and the Dino Attack

Author: Alex Falase-Koya Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

It's an exciting day for Marvin and his classmates because they are visiting the Natural History Museum. Marvin and Joe can't wait to see all those dinosaur skeletons up close, but they get more than they bargained for when supervillain Leo turns up and brings the Dino skeletons to life! With the help of his loyal sidekick, a super-intelligent robot called Pixel, it's time for Marvin to become superhero Marv. Marv must use all of his newfound superhero skills if he wants to stop Leo and save his classmates from the gang of marauding dino skeletons running riot!

Rabbit's Pancake Picnic

Rabbit's Pancake Picnic

Author: Tegen (Senior Editor) Evans Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2022

A sweet and funny picture book about friendship - perfect for Pancake Day. Pancake recipe included! It's finally the day of Rabbit's pancake picnic! She's going to make the pancakes all by herself . . . but she can't find her recipe book. Bother! Rabbit decides to try to remember the recipe and adds syrup, strawberries, apples, and lots of other ingredients to the mixture. Her friends try to help, but Rabbit is desperate to make the pancakes on her own. Even when the mixture turns lumpy, sticky and looks, well . . . strange. Is Rabbit's pancake picnic ruined? Perhaps she just needs to accept some help from her kind friends! This beautifully illustrated picture book with its cast of adorable woodland animals combines all the fun of Pancake Day with important messages about knowing when to ask for help and the fun of working together. Children will love the fun counting element, joining in with the repeated phrases, and then making their very own pancakes using the recipe at the end of the book.

Rabbit's Pancake Picnic

Rabbit's Pancake Picnic

Author: Tegen (Senior Editor) Evans Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2022

A sweet and funny picture book about friendship - perfect for Pancake Day. Pancake recipe included! It's finally the day of Rabbit's pancake picnic! She's going to make the pancakes all by herself . . . but she can't find her recipe book. Bother! Rabbit decides to try to remember the recipe and adds syrup, strawberries, apples, and lots of other ingredients to the mixture. Her friends try to help, but Rabbit is desperate to make the pancakes on her own. Even when the mixture turns lumpy, sticky and looks, well . . . strange. Is Rabbit's pancake picnic ruined? Perhaps she just needs to accept some help from her kind friends! This beautifully illustrated picture book with its cast of adorable woodland animals combines all the fun of Pancake Day with important messages about knowing when to ask for help and the fun of working together. Children will love the fun counting element, joining in with the repeated phrases, and then making their very own pancakes using the recipe at the end of the book. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest . . . will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others. Lucy is a children's speech and language therapist whose books include Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, illustrated by Mark Chambers and Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat, also illustrated by Paula Bowles.

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest . . . will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others. Lucy is a children's speech and language therapist whose books include Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, illustrated by Mark Chambers and Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat, also illustrated by Paula Bowles. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Finding Fizz: A Bloomsbury Reader Brown Book Band

Finding Fizz: A Bloomsbury Reader Brown Book Band

Author: Jenny Alexander Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Real-life drama about finding your real friends, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. Carly used to be part of the Funny Five until her so-called friends started making fun of her and pretending that she wasn't there. Now Carly isn't her bubbly self and she's 'lost her fizz'. But when she finds a lost dog, life starts looking very different and maybe, just maybe, she'll find her fizz again... This heartwarming story from Jenny Alexander has delightful black-and-white illustrations by Paula Bowles and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown, ideal for ages 7+

Superkitty versus Mousezilla

Superkitty versus Mousezilla

Author: Hannah Whitty Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

It's the day of the picnic party and the residents of Big City are busy making preparations, when disaster strikes . . . the shelves of Mr Fizz's Pop Shop are empty and nothing remains but a trail of crumbs at Mrs Appleton's Bakery! But there's no need to despair - Superkitty and her team of Sensational Superheroes are on the case! But when they track down the culprit, things aren't quite what they seem . . . An energetic and clever picture book about what can be achieved when you work together as a team! Perfect for fans of Shifty McGifty and Ten Little Superheroes. Quotes for Superkitty 'This fun story combines cute animals with a lively crime caper . . . it is sure to delight and hearten mini-ones . . .' - BookTrust 'The mix of loveable animal characters and superheroes makes this a winner for young minds, girls and boys alike!' - Reading Zone

Superkitty

Superkitty

Author: Hannah Whitty Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Kitty is fed up of answering phones at the Sensational Superhero Agency and dreams of catching criminals with the superhero gang. But they ALWAYS leave her behind! Then a call comes in about a stolen dinosaur bone . . . and Kitty takes matters into her own paws, following the superheroes in their pursuit of devious criminal Nefarious Norman! Will she save the day and prove that small is MIGHTY? Join Kitty and the gang in this energetic picture book about believing in your own abilities, not judging a book by its cover . . . and girl power! Perfect for fans of Shifty McGifty and Ten Little Superheroes.

Superkitty

Superkitty

Author: Hannah Whitty Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Kitty is fed up of answering phones at the Sensational Superhero Agency and dreams of catching criminals with the superhero gang. But they ALWAYS leave her behind! Then a call comes in about a stolen dinosaur bone . . . and Kitty takes matters into her own paws, following the superheroes in their pursuit of devious criminal Nefarious Norman! Will she save the day and prove that small is MIGHTY? Join Kitty and the gang in this energetic picture book about believing in your own abilities, not judging a book by its cover . . . and girl power! Perfect for fans of Shifty McGifty and Ten Little Superheroes.

Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A plot to rob Santa? We'll see about that! I'll soon stop those villains! thought Sammy the cat. A fabulously festive tale about a sleepy cat who saves Christmas! Sammy Claws, Santa's lovable, lazy cat, will sleep anywhere! Snoozing in a box on Christmas Eve, Sammy finds himself wrapped up as a Christmas parcel and bundled onto the sleigh with the other presents. How will Sammy escape? And how will he save the presents from two robbers with plans to steal them all away . . .? Sammy Claws is a purrfect swag-bag of giggles, guaranteed to get little ones excited for Christmas! Paula Bowles' fresh, contemporary artwork is full of warmth, humour, and action-packed, festive scenes, and she has created a totally adorable (and unlikely) hero in cute cat Sammy Claws. This rhyming picture book is a wonderful Christmas gift for fans of the Shifty McGifty series and Mog's Christmas. Lucy Rowland is a children's speech and language therapist has written many picture books including the highly successful Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet and Little Red Reading Hood. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A fabulously festive tale about a sleepy cat who saves Christmas! Sammy Claws, Santa's lovable, lazy cat, will sleep anywhere! Snoozing in a box on Christmas Eve, Sammy finds himself wrapped up as a Christmas parcel and bundled onto the sleigh with the other presents. How will Sammy escape? And how will he save the presents from two robbers with plans to steal them all away . . .? Sammy Claws is a purrfect swag-bag of giggles, guaranteed to get little ones excited for Christmas! Paula Bowles' fresh, contemporary artwork is full of warmth, humour, and action-packed, festive scenes, and she has created a totally adorable (and unlikely) hero in cute cat Sammy Claws. This rhyming picture book is a wonderful Christmas gift for fans of the Shifty McGifty series and Mog's Christmas. Lucy Rowland is a children's speech and language therapist has written many picture books including the highly successful Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet and Little Red Reading Hood.

Cambridge Reading Adventures What Little Kitten Wants Red Band

Cambridge Reading Adventures What Little Kitten Wants Red Band

Author: Kathryn Harper Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Our international primary reading series will help your learners become confident, independent readers. Min wants to play with Little Kitten; can she find something Little Kitten likes? In Red Band, the sense of story starts to be developed. Illustrations continue to support understanding but readers also need to use decoding skills. Slightly longer texts with less repetition extend high-frequency word knowledge. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

My Mindful Little One: Bedtime

My Mindful Little One: Bedtime

Author: Bernadette Carelse Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

The perfect picture book to share to bring a sense of calm and peacefulness to bedtime. Written by child psychologist and mindfulness expert Dr Bernadette Carelse, this picture book introduces young children to the benefits of mindfulness. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the practices encourage your child to bring their awareness to the present moment, to let go of the day, and to settle down for a good night's sleep.

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