Kid's Books

Some of the most important books I ever read, I encountered before I was 12 years old. These books shaped my view of the world and my ideas about life. They also excited my life long passion for the written word.

Many of them I later shared with my own children, reading them aloud at bedtime and falling in love all over again. The importance of children’s book can not be overstated, and that’s why those of who write them carry a heavy responsibility. If I can return the favour my favourite authors did me, and touch the imagination of just one child, I will have succeeded in my goal as children’s author.

Journal of Inventions - Leonardo da Vinci

Centuries ago, one man described fantastic inventions that are now part of everyday life. From flying machines to tanks and giant walking men, this exquisite book brings to life the personal sketches and notes of Leonardo Da Vinci, the true Renaissance man. Filled with pop-up working models and his original sketches, this book captures the spirit of a brilliant man beyond his time.

Journal of Inventions - Leonardo da Vinci
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Publisher
Silver Dolphin Books
ISBN
1626864462
978-1626864467
Available in
Hardcover

The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words

Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? plus many more amazing things you never knew about words.

Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhymes, puns, games, jokes, gibberish and more.

The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Childrens
ISBN
1408853388
978-1408853382
Available in
Ebook
Paperback

The Big Book of Anorak

The Big Book of Anorak is a unique and fun collection of beautifully illustrated stories, games and activities to inspire and entertain any little ones aged 5+.

Featuring fun stories (“Leonardo the Shopping Tiger,” “Gary the Lovelorn Giant,” “The Tickled Tree”), humorous profiles (“Harrold the Hiccup,” “Louis the Knee,” “Mona the Moon”), colouring pages, mazes, word searches and recipes (“Let’s Make Mr. Happy Bread”), The Big Book of Anorak is the perfect present for anyone (big and small) who has a love for drawing and reading.

The Big Book of Anorak
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Publisher
Gibbs Smith
ISBN
1423635531
978-1423635536
Available in
Hardcover

Battle Cries 6 - Pursue the Truth

Amy Blade enters cyberspace in a desperate quest to reboot a world where all language has been stolen.

It’s Amy’s final showdown with the evil wizard Kain. Imprisoned in cyberspace, Amy and a crack team of classic games characters fight an epic battle to thwart Kain’s schemes to destroy language.

Pursue the Truth is the the sixth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.

Battle Cries 6 - Pursue the Truth
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840500
978-1905840502
Available in
Paperback

Battle Cries 5 - Shout for Power

The words have leapt off the pages of an ancient book and Amy Blade must try to catch them before they descend upon an innocent village.

Amy promises the Abbot of a medieval monastery that she will capture the runaway test which has been brought to life by a magical stranger. Armed with two holy relics she sets off to solve the mystery of the missing writing, but soon discovers the truth is far stranger than she expected.

Shout for Power is the the fifth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.

Battle Cries 5 - Shout for Power
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840497
978-1905840496
Available in
Paperback

Battle Cries 4 - Burning world of Words

In a race against time, Amy Blade has to save an ancient library from the flames of a Roman God.

Amy wrestles with living scrolls, dodges deadly scythes and defies the wrath of Chronos - Lord of
Time. Before she can escape to the next level, Amy must rescue a group of captive librarians from certain death and stop the raging inferno that threatens their whole library.

Burning World of Words is the the fourth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.

Battle Cries 4 - Burning world of Words
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840489
978-1905840489
Available in
Paperback

Battle cries 3 - Cold Stone Shadows

All action heroine Amy Blade faces her darkest fears as she fights for survival in the Egyptian underworld.

Amy is locked in a deadly struggle with the gods and monsters of the underworld as she tries to bring the god Osiris back to life. Before she can escape to the next level she must face the river of the dead and a swarm of living hieroglyphs.

Battle cries 3 - Cold Stone Shadows
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840470
978-1905840472
Available in
Paperback

Battle Cries 2 - Peak of Fear

All action heroine Amy Blade is pushed to her limits as she battles her way through a deadly temple from the distant past.

With only her wits and a living stylus to aid her, Amy must break codes, solve puzzles and fight for her life against the demonic Keepers of the Seals. Only then can she find the Battle Cry of

Balmorain and escape to the next level.

Peak of Fear is the the second thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.

Battle Cries 2 - Peak of Fear
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840462
978-1905840465
Available in
Paperback

Battle Cries 1 - Caves of Danger

Amy Blade is a new breed of heroine: all action, all heart, already two steps ahead of you. Her brain is her deadliest defence.

Amy unleashes an unspeakable evil while exploring an ancient cave. Trapped in a prison of worlds she must fight to save herself, and all mankind from the dark mage Kain.

Caves of Danger is the the first thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.

Battle Cries 1 - Caves of Danger
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Publisher
Sounds-Write Publishing
ISBN
1905840454
978-1905840458
Available in
Paperback

Universery Rhymes

Alien visitor Muth Argooz has been writing down nursery rhymes to send back to his planet.

Unfortunately he doesn't speak our language very well so when he writes down the rhymes he never seems to get them right. The words sound similar to the real nursery rhymes but they're not the same. See if you can guess which nursery rhymes Muth Argooz was thinking of when he wrote the following rhymes down.

Universery Rhymes
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Publisher
Anorak
Available in
Audio

The Poetry Store

A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively.

But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed. Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as: School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ...

In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.

The Poetry Store
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Publisher
Hodder Children's Books
ISBN
0340893869
978-0340893869
Available in
Paperback