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Orchard Books

Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.

Orion Children's Books

The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

Hodder Children's Books

Can I Tell You a Secret?

Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
Contributors:
Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
Orion Children's Books

Three Pickled Herrings

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orion Children's Books

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orchard Books

The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
Contributors:
Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
Wayland

The Emperor's Head: A Roman Play

Julia Donaldson
Authors:
Julia Donaldson
Orion Children's Books

The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orchard Books

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant picture book story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees and a foiled cover. ... wonderfully funny. - IndependentA fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them. - Daily TelegraphA joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms.... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different. - Junior

Orion Children's Books

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet.

Orion Children's Books

Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It's the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty. Together they must embark on their first mystery and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpella.

Quercus Children's Books

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

Comprising Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, Ghostly Holler-Day and School of Meanies, this collection introduces readers to Humphrey Bump, Wither, Charlie Vapour, Pamela Fraidy and Tabitha Tumbly. Follow the ghosties' adventures as they try to convince us still-alives that though they may be dead, they are in fact frightfully friendly!

Hodder Children's Books

Holiday Mania at the House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts

Looking after the House of Fun can be a hard job, now the Spoonheads have sucked up all the grown-ups into their space zoo. Stinky and Icky decide they need a holiday. But it's not as simple as that. Stinky doesn't seem to have a spare pair of pants. And when Bryan and Icky shrink to the size of nits, they face a bizarre and dangerous journey ...

Hodder Children's Books

Crazy Party at the House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts

It is December, and Stinky and friends hit on the idea of inviting everyone they know to the House of Fun for Christmas. Since the Spoonheads have sucked up all the adults into their space zoo, the three great mates are free to have the craziest party the world has ever seen. They invite all their friends. At this point the Brain Drain arrives. Created by the Spoonheads, the Brain Drain is rather like a Blood Bank, except it siphons out a small (unimportant) portion of each donor's brain in order to revitalise Blue Soup. This is the first time since the Spoonheads' departure that the Brain Drain has visited.Icky, Stinky and Bryan all give brains. Next day, replies start arriving from their invitations. They are delighted, until they realize they can no longer remember what Christmas is. The Brain Drain has evidently malfunctioned ...

Hodder Children's Books

Stinky Finger's House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts

The world is not as we know it the aliens have come down and taken all the grown-ups away, and left Blue Soup to run everything. Stinky Finger and Icky Bats wander around doing exactly as they please, like all the other children. Along with Bryan Brain, they head off to Uncle Nero's House of Fun. Uncle Neros head is still living in the mailbox outside. Before it goes off into ultra-slumber, it asks Stinky to guard the house. So the three great mates go in and explore: the Time Travel Garage, the Outer Space Garden, the Attic of Horrors, the Living Living Room ...Then a huge explosion ... they're being besieged by an army of huge pigs who want to make people pies! In order to defeat them, they'll have to make the most of the house's surreal and limitless insides ...

Wikipedia

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky (born: 6 December 1946) is an English children's author and poet. She has written over 130 books for children and her work ranges from picture books to novels. She is best known for the Pongwiffy Series. Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth, Devon. Her mother was a music teacher and encouraged her to play from a young age and her dad was also a teacher who encouraged her reading.[1] As an only child, Kaye wrote stories and plays, which she tried to get her friends to act in.[1] After Kaye left school, she went to London to train as a teacher. Kaye enjoyed teaching music, drama and creative writing, but not maths. Alongside her husband, Kaye formed a soul band and played in the evenings and at weekends, She says they "never became rich and famous, but we had a lot of fun".[2] She continued writing as a hobby and began writing full-time when her daughter was born. She lives in North London with her husband Mo, an engineer, they have been together over 30 years. She has a daughter called Ella. She has an extended family of step children and step grandchildren. Kaye got her first children's book published in 1986. The book was a collection of songs for children and was called Phantasmagoria. Kaye still writes music books, along with plays, poems, novels and picture books. But she is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy[3] She cites Richmal Crompton and Terry Pratchett as two of her biggest literary influences and her style has been compared to that of Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson.[4] In 2008, she was a judge for the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize for humorous children's literature.[5] Originally published through Penguin Books, the first Pongwiffy book, "Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits", was published in 1987. They are now published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Pongwiffy's '21st Birthday' was recently celebrated with the release of the seventh title in the series, "Pongwiffy: Back on Track".[6] They have been published in various countries in Europe. They have published as audio books, read by Prunella Scales, and as a cartoon TV series of 13 episodes which was first aired on ITV1 between June & September 2002. Pongwiffy was voiced by Dawn French and Pongwiffy's best friend, Sharkadder, was voiced by Jennifer Saunders.[7] In 2010 a new Pongwiffy title appeared in a flip-book alongside a story by Phillip Ardagh as one of the official publications for World Book Day. Clover Twig A series using traditional stories and music. Plays written for primary school children, ages 5–12. The Snow Queen (2003) The story of an explorer and his faithful long-suffering butler, Muggins who go off on expeditions. Tales of Waldo the Giant and his beloved, Heavy Hetty. Illustrated by Doffy Weir. Stories about the Weird Family. Illustrated by Chris Mould. Four stories about a Rabbit called Sophie, Illustrated by Anna Curry. A four-part adventure about Nev Niceguy and his quest. Books which were written for a Literacy Scheme[8] in the UK, for 4-10 year olds. Four short plays. Four scary stories written in verse, the last is a compilation. Collections of Rhymes, Illustrated by Chris Fisher. The stories of Wilma, a Wicked Queen in training. Three stories of a gaggle of Goblins. A mock-Victorian adventure of a young Solomon Snow, his friend Prudence, a six year-old girl named Rosabella, and don't forget her cute little bunny, Mr. Skippy. Stories told in rhyme for 3-7 year olds. About a Pirate called Buster Gutt and his arch enemy Admiral Ainsley Goldglove. The 1993 Nottinghamshire Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year; the 1999 Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award for Three Rapping Rats; the 2005 Spoken Word Award for the audio version of The Silver Spoon Of Solomon Snow, read by Rik Mayall.

Kate Pankhurst

Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.Visit her website http://www.katepankhurst.com/ and follow her on Twitter @KateisDrawing

David Wojtowycz

David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Sophie Thompson

Sophie Thompson's first TV appearance was at the age of 16, and she has been busy ever since in a wide variety of projects, from DANCING AT LUGHANSA and GOSFORD PARK, through to THE YOUNG VISITERS and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN. She won an Olivier Best Actress award for INTO THE WOODS and is an accomplished and acclaimed audiobook reader for a wide range of authors from Jacqueline Wilson, to Julia Donaldson, and Nick Hornby to Jane Auston, as well as the P. L. Travers' classic, MARY POPPINS.