Young Readers

Supercat vs The Party Pooper

Tiger was an ordinary pet, until the day he licked a toxic sock and was transformed into…SUPERCAT!

Now, the evil Count Backwards has kidnapped the Queen from her own birthday party and plans to take over the world! With his superpowers, his best friend James, and a few tricks in his party bag, can Supercat save the day?

It’s party time…

Supercat vs The Chip Thief

"The first hilarious book in a super new series by bestselling author and queen of comedy, Jeanne Willis.

Meet Tiger – an ordinary, tubby tabby cat.

But Tiger has a secret! Just one lick of a toxic sock and he transforms into… SUPERCAT!

 

Now, with his astonishing powers and his best friend James, can Supercat save the world, and all the chips, from the dastardly Count Backwards…?

When the chips are down, there’s only one cat to call!"

"Dear Jeanne,

I must thank you with all my heart, my 6 year old son has just finished reading the Supercat series, we have them as his bedtime story reading a chapter a night, we take it in turns to read, he absolutely adores the books, tonight he got upset as they are now finished and he begged me to buy more. Your books have really caught his imagination and taught him the absolute joy of books and reading which he didn't have before starting to read Supercat. I even see the influence they have had in his writing skills when writing stories. Thank you for introducing Charlie to the fantastic world of books.

 

Kind regards

Wendy Wiggins"

Supercat vs The Pesky Pirate

When all the grown-ups disappear from the family funfair Supercat and his sidekick James suspect the evil Count Backwards is behind it. The crime-fighting duo track the count to his underwater headquarters – but can they sneak on board a submarine and save the day or will they end up as fish food?

Penguin Pandemonium: Little Birds, Big Dreams

An unforgettably funny, animal adventure story about a little bird with big dreams from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the brand new AWESOME ANIMALS series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors.

Rory the rockhopper penguin loves showing off, but with few visitors to the zoo, life has become a little dull. If things don’t improve the zoo might have to close. So when the keepers install PENGUINCAM Rory grabs his chance with both flippers, organising a dazzling penguin talent show to pull in the crowds…

An unforgettably funny story about a little bird with big dreams.

Penguin Pandemonium: The Rescue

The second hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the AWESOME ANIMALS series – the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors.

Two baby penguins are missing and the rest of the City Zoo penguins set out across the zoo on a daring rescue mission. They hang with the monkeys, fish for clues in the aquarium and try not to get spotted by the leopard in a fast-paced adventure full of fun.

Penguin Pandemonium: The Wild Beast

The third of the award-winning Penguin Pandemonium books. Part of the Awesome Animals series – the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors.

Rory and his pals have got their flippers in a flap! The swimming, singing, snowboarding penguins of City Zoo have got competition. There’s a new arrival at the zoo and he’s stealing all the limelight! But is Frosty the polar bear cub friend or foe?

Penguin Pandemonium: Christmas Crackers

" The fourth hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. An Awesome Animals title – meet the world’s funniest animals!"

 

It’s Christmas time at City Zoo!

Dinosaurs in Disguise

" Flint Beastwood the T-Rex is furious! Dippy has gone missing in the forest, just when Flint needed him to cut his toenails! And then Darwin the stegosaurus disappears too.

Darwin’s mum and dad send out a search party. But it’s dangerous in the woods, with Flint’s deadly carnivore gang AND a scary new dinosaur! So the herbivores come up with a brilliant idea – to disguise themselves as trees . . . 

Mayhem and chaos follow, and all the hilarious consequences that mark a Jeanne Willis book.

Dinosaur Olympics

"The carnivores of Raptor Road are always picking on the good-natured herbivores of Fossil Street. 

When things look like they might get out of hand, dino mayor Boris steps in to settle things once and for all . . . with a dinosaur olympics!

But the carnivores aren't really likely to play play fair – can the herbivores triumph – or even survive – their dastardly tricks?!

Dinosaur Scramble

When Mrs Stigson has an egg there is great rejoicing - Darwin always wanted someone to play with. But leaving mad Uncle Loops in charge of egg-sitting is not a good idea...On her return, Mrs Stigson is certain that it is not the egg she laid. Darwin's determined to get to the bottom of it and suspects a certain gangster T. Rex is behind the swap. But which is the 'real' stegasaurus egg? And what will stop Flint Beastwood from smashing it on his wedding day?

Dinosaurs Offside

Mr Stigson and Darwin are football mad. After the key World Cup game, Darwin is fired up to improve his skills, but having to take his baby sister, Stella, along is no fun. When Rocky, the nephew of the mean Flint Beastwood, tries to join Darwin and his friends, Stella reveals that Rocky has been bullying her. The other dinos ban him from their game, but Rocky seeks revenge. As if that wasn't enough for Darwin, things spiral out of control as the adults join in a game between the herbivores and the carnivores - with some hilarious dirty tricks!

The Goffins: Lofty and Eave

George's grandma is ill, so he and his mum and dad have moved into her house to look after her. George is bored, lonely and resentful towards his family. But then he discovers the Goffins, Lofty and Eave, two most unusual people who live secretly in grandma's attic. They have used all the family's old junk to create a home for themselves, but George soon finds out it can tell him about his ancestors as well, with a little help from his new friends. They have a strange way of talking and an even stranger way of procuring food! But as they show George more and more of their rooftop world, they teach him to be more confident and caring, which makes for a much happier family life.

The Goffins: Fun and Games

George is stuck at his grandma's house over the summer holiday. But he has not been bored or lonely since he was befriended by the Goffins, the strange, small people who live secretly in his grandma's attic. Together, George, Lofty and Eave have been up to all kinds of fun and games, delving into the family junk to learn about George's family tree. While George is more used to entertaining himself with his MP3 player and Robodog, he is surprised by how much fun the Goffins' strangely-named games are. And little does George realize, but spillikins, marbles and the strange twigaloo will bring him closer to his mum, dad and Grandma, too.

The Goffins: Go Batty

With George beginning to feel at home living at Grandma's house, his thoughts turn to having a pet. Lofty and Eave, the Goffins who live secretly in Grandma's attic, discover a lost puppy living in the garden and, with George, set upon hilarious ways to make it their pet. But how can George convince his parents he's able to look after a puppy? With the help of the Goffins and an injured bat called Gable, George discovers what goes into looking after a pet, and how a puppy can bring everyone together.

The Goffins: Puppets and Plays

George is so worried about having to go on stage, he can't sleep. But Eave sees his predicament as a chance for a daring overnight visit to their estranged family: he can borrow Grandmuppy Cloister's judge's costume for the play.

For their adventure to succeed, Eave has to pretend to be a French schoolboy, and Lofty a German brain surgeon - showing George that acting can be a lot of fun!

The Goffins: Togas and Treasure

Lofty and Eave's family have to move out of their belfry home – and fast. "Olden-day diggers" are coming to excavate Roman treasure, and the Goffins can't afford to be caught.

But with Grandmuppy Cloister too old to walk, how are they going to get to their new home?

The Goffins have a plan, involving a meeting with Arch at long last – but with George and Rex helping out, things don't always work out as planned. Might Grandma save the day?

The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles

George has got used to having Goffins around – the small strange people who live in his grandma's attic. So when he learns that a new arrival in Lofty and Eave's family might mean that they leave the attic, he finds it hard to get into the Christmas spirit and not to be jealous of Eave's baby sister.

However, as the snow begins to fall, he sets his mind to finding the Goffins a new place to live. In the adventures that ensue, George learns more about his family history and more about himself, and it becomes clear that his Christmas might not be as lonely as he first thought.

Bert the Fairies' Fashion Expert

Meet Bert, fashion designer to the stars of Fairyland! He made Cinderella's wedding gown and new coats for the Seven Dwarfs. But then the Wicked Fairy turns up, and she wants a special magic cloak!

Gabby the Vampire Cabbie

Crazy Jobs is all about the jobs of different characters in fairytale land. Meet Gabby, who drives a cab carrying all sorts of odd passengers - she's taken Granny Riding Hood to watch Wolves play football, and the Gingerbread Man (who leaves crumbs on the seat). But one night her passenger is a vampire!

Iddy Bogey the Ogre Yogi

Meet Iddy Bogey, wise and wacky teacher to stressed and anxious monsters, such as the Yeti (who thinks no one likes him!). But will Iddy be able to help the Genie, who has lost his ability to grant wishes?

Norman the Demon Doorman

Meet Norman, who has to keep order at the oddest parties. When the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe has a party, it's a riot, and at the three piglets' party the Wolf tries to blow down the bouncy castle...

Vanessa the Werewolf Hairdresser

Meet Vanessa, hairdresser to the strangest folk! She has to tint Goldilock's hair (it's really rather mousy-brown!), tidy up Peter Pan's eyebrows and trim Father Christmas's beard. But then, one evening, a werewolf turns up!

Lillibet the Monster Vet

Meet Lillibet, the craziest vet ever! She has to cure the most fantastic creatures, such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti and the Giant Squid. Then one day she gets a call from King Midas - the Minotaur is sick!

Jeff the Witches Chef

Meet Jeff, the zaniest chef ever! He cooks up treats for Jack Spratt and his wife, the three bears and the Queen of Hearts. Then one day he gets a call from Mrs Witch, who wants him to fatten up a couple of children for her!

Zitz, Glitz & Body Blitz

Do you know how to handle a zit emergency? What your hormones are all about? Or which planet boys come from, and how to get there? You do now! This sassy guide for girls is full of useful advice, hilarious facts, and vital tips, from the brilliant and much-loved author, Jeanne Willis. Don’t grow up without it!

Snogs, Sex & Soulmates

Sassy, informative and funny, this is one in a set of three books that are ideal for girls going through puberty. Dealing with issues like periods, breasts, body image, eating disorders, snogging, sex, contraception, STDs, make-up, clothes advice, friends and shyness, they're packed with fun facts, tips, witty illustrations and useful, comprehensive advice. Everything your big sister never told you and you were too embarrassed to ask your mum!

Bits, Boobs & Blobs

Sassy, informative and funny, this is one in a set of three books that are ideal for girls going through puberty. Dealing with issues like periods, breasts, body image, eating disorders, snogging, sex, contraception, STDs, make-up, clothes advice, friends and shyness, they're packed with fun facts, tips, witty illustrations and useful, comprehensive advice. Everything your big sister never told you and you were too embarrassed to ask your mum!

Delilah Darling is at the Zoo

"Dear Jeanne,

 I am writing to you because (1) I want to tell you how much we LOVE your Delilah Darling books and (2) to find out what we need to do to have our books signed by you.

When I say I love your Delilah Darling books I really mean that. We actually have a little Delilah because I loved the character so much" - (Djamila, Germany)

Delilah Darling is on the Stage

"Dear Jeanne,

 I am writing to you because (1) I want to tell you how much we LOVE your Delilah Darling books and (2) to find out what we need to do to have our books signed by you.

When I say I love your Delilah Darling books I really mean that. We actually have a little Delilah because I loved the character so much" - (Djamila, Germany)

Grandad and John

"Grandad is John's main carer, with his Mum always working. Their relationship is often rocky, as they have very different ways of having fun and relaxation, but fundementally they have a strong loving bond.

Children will recognise themselves in the behaviour of John as he strives to be a typical child, at the expense of Grandad's patience. The story is written from John's viewpoint, making it utterly real and easy to engage with. John's meandering and often random thought patterns are amusing and believable . The story is further brought to life by both characters' poor use of English and swearing, although this may cause some readers difficulty."

Shamanka

"'What is Magic? What is Illusion? What is Real?' These are the three questions that Sam Khaan must find the answers to on her quest to locate her missing parents and unravel the mystery of why she was abandoned with her cruel aunt. A pet orang-utan, a ringmaster's hat and a mysterious notebook supposedly written by her witch-doctor grandfather are the only weapons Sam has in her possession when she sets off on a journey which will take her around the world and deep into her past.

This book was an absolutely enthralling read; the story draws a reader in with a combination of reader participation and embroiling narrative. The narrative is innovative; the narrator addresses the reader as an integral part of the story, and the format of the book in part echoes the notebook Sam is supposed to be carrying.

I would recommend it wholeheartedly to young and old readers alike."

Tinkerbill

"Sally is horrified by the imminent arrival of a new baby brother. But when little Bill turns up, he is not quite what she expected.


The adults are blissfully unaware, but Sally knows that Bill can talk and fly and magic up fish and chips. What is really hard is that Sally thinks she might be to blame.
Living with Bill is difficult, but when it seems he has to leave, Sally realises having a little brother is not so bad after all." - The Observer: August 1999

Speedy Monkey

Deep in the rainforest all is peaceful, all is calm... Until Speedy Monkey comes along! Speedy can't keep still – all day long he whoops and swoops, prances and dances.

The Blue Beyond

Lana dreams of becoming the greatest explorer in the world. She can’t wait to discover what lies beyond the safe haven of her lagoon. But when Lana sets off on her incredible journey, she soon realizes that she is one very little fish in the great big ocean…

The Best Bear in All the World

Celebrate 90 years of Winnie-the-Pooh with The Best Bear in all the World, the official sequel to the classic children's stories by A.A. Milne.

With brand-new stories from some of the most beloved children's authors writing today: Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis – each will transport you back into the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang. With decorations by Mark Burgess, in the style of the cherished illustrations by E.H. Shepard.

This book will delight fans of the classic originals old and new. The short stories are perfect bedtime reading for ages six and up.

Paddington

This is the official novelisation of the amazing new movie story.

Follow the action and fun as Paddington arrives in London, meets the Brown family and gets involved in lots of exciting adventures.

"The original story of the movie is retold by the brilliant children’s author Jeanne Willis."

Histerical Historicals

In Hysterical Historicals, read all about some hysterically funny figures from made-up history: join Julius Teaser in his Roman amphitheatre, float about being soppy and writing poems with Percy Bysshe Smelley, go on crazy expeditions with Marco Pillow and discover the secrets of flight, or possibly not, with the unfortunate Wrong Brothers. This is not like a normal history book because almost none of it is true! 


Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. 


Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. 


The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Make More Noise

I have a story included in this Anthology:

"An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK. Featuring short stories by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-wining The Girl of Ink and Stars, M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy, Patrice Lawrence, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Orangeboy, Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, Sally Nicholls, author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse, and more! £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Camfed, an international charity which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting women's education in the developing world."

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