Mara Bergman - Hachette Children's Group

Mara Bergman



Mara Bergman is an award-winning poet and children's writer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and always knew she wanted to write. Her poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad. Her short collection, The Tailor's Three Sons and Other New York Poems, won the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition and was published in 2015 by Seren. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books and began to write for children when her own were young. She has published more than twenty books, including Snip Snap! (reissued as Snip Snap Alligator!), illustrated by Nick Maland, which won the Stockport Children's Book Award and, in the US, a Parents' Choice Award and the Society of Illustrators' Silver medal. In 2009 she won the Booktrust Early Years Prize for Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, also illustrated by Nick Maland. Mara works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Kent. Visit her at www.marabergman.com
Hodder Children's Books

Best Friends

Mara Bergman, Nicola Slater
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nicola Slater

Dexter, Daisy and Lily are up to their usual doggy tricks causing mayhem in the park, chased by their young owners. Three mischievous mutts and a muddy stream should be a recipe for a disaster but instead these clever dogs bring everyone together. Soon dogs and children are all the best of friends!This warm and funny rhyming story celebrates the joy of playing outside and the bond between children and their pets.

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When the Alligator Came to Play

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland

When an alligator and her baby came creeping, creeping into the playground, were the people scared? You bet they were! But as three brave children soon discover, the alligators aren't there to eat them after all!A joy to read aloud with outstanding illustrations, this follow-up to the award-winning Snip Snap! (now reissued as Here Comes the Alligator!) will be relished by children and adults alike.'The original story is a sure fire hit as a read aloud and fans will definitely want to try this sequel.' The Bookbag

Hodder Children's Books

Oliver and the Noisy Baby

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
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Lively Elizabeth!

Mara Bergman, Cassia Thomas
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Cassia Thomas
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Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep Tossed and turned and woke from his sleep.Though Bat and Owl and Fox were there Ted didn't seem to be anywhere. Poor Oliver has lost his Ted and must make a journey far and wide to find him before he can go to sleep. Beautifully illustrated this is a fantastic journey of the imagination - and another perfect bedtime read.

Hodder Children's Books

Yum Yum

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland

Katie, James and their little dog Harry are in the kitchen baking, and too busy to notice a succession of animals creep in through the window, until Crash Bash, Crash Bash a Bear storms in! A fabulous rhythmic read aloud picture book from the award-winning team behind Snip Snap!

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Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland

The night the wind started to bump and to bash was the night the rain started to thump and to thrash. Oliver was small, he didn't like it at all. He wished he was tall and mighty. Oliver is having a bath during a thunderstorm and as the thunder gets louder and the storm gets more scary he uses his imagination to face his fears and overcome them.

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Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
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Snip Snap

Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mara Bergman, Nick Maland

Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this text is an absolute delight to read aloud, enabling a child audience to really join in. An alligator is creeping up the stairs, slithering down the hall and swishing and swooshing its tremendous tail and the children are very scared. Until they decide they've had enough of all this scary alligator stuff! And they banish him back from where he came. Beautifully designed and illustrated this book is a real treat!