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Books in the series: Walker Starters

Buck and His Truck

Buck and His Truck

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from bestselling author Vivian French, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Buck and His Truck is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Buck's truck is the BEST! Larry's lorry is the GREATEST! Buck the truck-driver and Larry the lorry-driver are rivals. One day they are both asked to do the same job. Could they have more in common than they'd thought? This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Scary Dog

Scary Dog

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from author-illustrator Scoular Anderson, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Scary Dog is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Bonzo the dog tries to scare cats, but cats aren't scared on Bonzo. Then, just when he thinks he's solved the problem ... there's a surprise waiting for him! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, labels and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Brian the Giant

Brian the Giant

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers, from bestselling author Vivian French and much-loved illustrator Sue Heap, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Brian the Giant is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Brian the Giant loves eating muffins - but he hates making them. When someone starts stealing his muffins, he finds a VERY special way of finding out who it is! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles and recipes. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Big Wig

Big Wig

Author: Colin West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from author-illustrator Colin West, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Big Wig is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers.There once lived a giant called Big Wig, who always wore a bright ginger wig. One day, a gust of wind blows Big Wig's precious wig off his head, and carries it far, far away... This is a charming story with a brilliant twist at the end, told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech and thought bubbles. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Lucy and the Firestone

Lucy and the Firestone

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Lucy and the Firestone is part of Walker Starters, a wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. The firestone in the Royal Lighthouse has gone out! Lucy, the Lighthouse Keeper's daughter, must follow clues in a riddle to find another one before it's too late. This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, signs and reports. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hugo's Hullabaloo

Hugo's Hullabaloo

Author: Ed Boxall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from author-illustrator Ex Boxall, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hugo's Hullabaloo is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. There was once a king and queen. They lived with their son Hugo in a big, big castle. Hugo has every toy he could wish for, but he's still very lonely. What he needs is a wild hullabaloo! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered invitations and speech bubbles. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Cup Run

Cup Run

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from bestselling author Martin Waddell, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Cup Run is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Meet the Belton Goalbusters. Follow them on their cup run in this exciting video diary of their cup games! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered posters and diary logs. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Highwayman

Hal the Highwayman

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Highwayman is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Hal wants to be a fearsome highwayman - but he's very clumsy and isn't at all scary. So he signs up for Dick Turpin's School for Highwayman. Lessons start at once! This is a charming and witty story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

The Dragon Test

The Dragon Test

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. The Dragon Test is part of Walker Starters, a wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Princess Jem wants to pass the dragon test - and that means she has to catch a dragon. But when the dragon she's hunting captures Jem instead, the princess will have to think outside the box if she wants to get back to her castle. This is a charming and uplifting story, told through a range of writing styles, including letters, posters and lists. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively, stylish and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Bert and the Burglar

Bert and the Burglar

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from bestselling author Vivian French, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Bert and the Burglar is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Police Constable Bert likes skipping, fluffy kittens and writing poems. He also likes Police Constable Marigold. Police Constable Marigold likes acting tough, fierce dogs and catching burglars. She does NOT like Police Constable Bert... This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Pirate

Hal the Pirate

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Pirate is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Yo ho the billy-o, a pirate's life for me! But is it really a pirate's life for Hal, who gets seasick, falls overboard (a lot), and doesn't know his west from his east? This is a charming story with a twist at the end, told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles and diary entries. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

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