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Andy Catling - Illustrator

Books by Andy Catling

Brain Invaders - Express Edition

Brain Invaders - Express Edition

Author: Michael (Author) Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Diego and Martin decide to skip school. They head to a nearby beach for a day filled with sun, fun and fishing. When clouds begin to dot the sky, the two boys worry they won't be able to work on their tans. When purple lightning strikes, they worry about getting rained on. And when tendrils emerge from a weird boater's mouth, they worry about their lives . . .

Maze Monster - Express Edition

Maze Monster - Express Edition

Author: Michael (Author) Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Two friends decide to sneak into an abandoned science laboratory to explore, only to find that the lab isn't empty after all. Strange security guards patrol the grounds. Even stranger, almost all of the doors inside are locked. And they keep hearing an eerie, chattering sound around every corner. When they try to leave, they realize that the place is more like a labyrinth than a laboratory - and like most labyrinths, this maze has a monster waiting at the finish line . . .

Electric Claw - Express Edition

Electric Claw - Express Edition

Author: Michael (Author) Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Sarah receives a package in the mail from her recently deceased grandfather: a life-size robotic version of him! Sarah enjoys spending time with robo-grandpa, but her mum thinks the invention is creepy. One night while Sarah sleeps, her mum sends the robot to the scrap heap - leaving only one hand behind. Sarah holds on to it as a memento of her beloved grandfather - but like Sarah, the hand has problems letting go . . .

Reading Champion: The Cookie Thief Independent Reading 11

Reading Champion: The Cookie Thief Independent Reading 11

Author: Jenny Jinks Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Amari has been baking cookies with his grandmother, but every time he leaves them to cool, they disappear! Who is the mysterious cookie thief? Amari is about to make a surprising discovery! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original 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. Independent Reading 11 stories are the perfect introduction to first chapter books for children aged 6+ who are reading at book band 11 in classroom reading lessons.

Tales from The Foxes of Foxham

Tales from The Foxes of Foxham

Author: Matteo Sedazzari Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2021

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Dino-Bone Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Dino-Bone Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Dawn McNiff Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Spike used to be a cat-burglar, but he's given up his life of crime to live with retired police officer, Police Nan. Now he's a baddie-turned-goodie, and enjoys his comfy life of cream, cuddles and cat naps. One problem: if Police Nan hears about a crime, she just can't help herself. On goes her old police helmet, and off she bustles to solve the case. Only Police Nan's a bit rusty these days ... she needs Spike and his sharp, ex-cat-burglar brain to dig her out of trouble and help solve the crimes. Join Police Nan and Spike as they travel to America to try to get to the bottom the mysterious events at the dinosaur theme park in this hilarious story by Dawn McNiff. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Penguins say, Excuse Me Please!

Penguins say, Excuse Me Please!

Author: Cori Sims Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2020

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Toyshop Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Toyshop Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Dawn McNiff Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Spike used to be a cat-burglar, but he's given up his life of crime to live with retired police officer, Police Nan. Now he's a baddie-turned-goodie, and enjoys his comfy life of cream, cuddles and cat naps. One problem: if Police Nan hears about a crime, she just can't help herself. On goes her old police helmet, and off she bustles to solve the case. Only Police Nan's a bit rusty these days ... she needs Spike and his sharp, ex-cat-burglar brain to dig her out of trouble and help solve the crimes. Join Police Nan and Spike as they travel to Paris to solve the mystery of the toyshop robber in this hilarious story by Dawn McNiff. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England

Druids are from Outer Space, Aliens are from England

Author: Len Murphy Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

A Pirate Christmas Activity Book

A Pirate Christmas Activity Book

Author: Suzy Senior Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2019

Join the pirate Christmas party with these fun activities, including make your own pet guinea pig, draw your own treasure map and cook some party treats. Use stickers to retell the Christmas story.

Reading Champion: The Peach Boy Independent Reading 13

Reading Champion: The Peach Boy Independent Reading 13

Author: Enid Richemont Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

In this retelling of a famous Japanese legend, we meet Momotaro, a boy whose mother found him inside a peach. When ogres attack his village, Momotaro bravely sets out to drive them away - with the help of his friends and some of his mother's strength-giving cakes... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original 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. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original 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. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Electric Claw

Electric Claw

Author: Michael (Author) Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Sarah receives a package in the mail from her recently deceased grandfather: a life-size robotic version of him! Sarah enjoys spending time with robo-grandpa, but her mum thinks the invention is creepy. One night while Sarah sleeps, her mum sends the robot to the scrap heap - leaving only one hand behind. Sarah holds on to it as a memento of her beloved grandfather - but like Sarah, the hand has problems letting go . . .

Brain Invaders

Brain Invaders

Author: Michael (Author) Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Diego and Martin decide to skip school. They head to a nearby beach for a day filled with sun, fun and fishing. When clouds begin to dot the sky, the two boys worry they won't be able to work on their tans. When purple lightning strikes, they worry about getting rained on. And when tendrils emerge from a weird boater's mouth, they worry about their lives . . .

A Pirate Christmas The Nativity Story

A Pirate Christmas The Nativity Story

Author: Suzy Senior Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2018

Joe and his pirate dad along with Cannon the ship guinea pig are miserably stuck on their boat missing the pirate Christmas party across the water on their friends' ship. Worst of all the party games and the treasure hunt are happening without them! Joe and his dad discover a dusty old picture book of the story of the first Christmas and settle down to read together and discover a different kind of treasure.

Short Histories: The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

Short Histories: The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

Author: Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke? Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read. Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.

Electric Claw

Electric Claw

Author: Michael Dahl Illustrator: Andy Catling, Igor Sinkovec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Sarah receives a package in the mail from her recently deceased grandfather: a life-size robotic version of him! Sarah enjoys spending time with robo-grandpa, but her mum thinks the invention is creepy. One night while Sarah sleeps, her mum sends the robot to the scrap heap - leaving only one hand behind. Sarah holds on to it as a memento of her beloved grandfather - but like Sarah, the hand has problems letting go . . .

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Author: Mary Sebag-montefiore Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2010

The classic story of misadventure by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Don Quixote thinks he's a knight, just like in the days of old - he even has a squire. Of course, these days, there are no dragons to fight, but a thing like that doesn't stop him, as he drags his squire on one madcap adventure after another... Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Aladdin and The Lamp

Aladdin and The Lamp

Author: Hilary Robinson Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2007

Aladdin is a lazy boy who likes to do nothing but play. But when a magician turns up pretending to be his uncle, Aladdin's life changes forever...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

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