Most Popular Books
I Don’t Like Gloria
(Picture book – published by Walker)
Why didn’t anyone ask Colin the dog if it was all right to bring Gloria the cat home? Now Colin has to live with Gloria – and to make matters worse, she eats from his bowl, sleeps in his basket and gets all the attention.
Colin will never like Gloria, and will never share anything with her… or will he?
Yo Ho Ho, A-Pirating We’ll Go
(Picture book – published by Puffin)
I want to be a pirate,
It’s a pirate’s life for me!
I’ll wear a skull-and-crossbones hat
And sail the salty sea!
Sail away with five little pirates in search of treasure and adventure… before coming safely home for tea!
Illustrated by award winning Nick Sharratt.
Three Singing Pigs
(Music book –Published by Harper Collins)
A collection of children’s favourite stories packed with ideas for making music.
These familiar stories are intertwined with songs to sing, parts for percussion, raps to clap and ideas for composition. Through them children learn to use and understand the elements of music.
Musicals for Schools – published by Harper Collins
The Snow Queen
(Musical for schools)
Kaye is swept into the Snow Queen’s icy sleigh and stolen away ot her frozen palace. Gerda, his best friend, sets out on a brave journey to rescue him.
Book –photocopyable script with performance licence; staging suggestions and costume ideas; no-fuss application for performance licence.
CD/enhanced CD – with performances of all songs; backing track for all songs; music to accompany dance and dramatic action. Complete with Files of: piano vocal score; acting games for developing confident performers; composition activities; and dance suggestions.
Kaye Umansky’s Robin Hood
(Musical for schools)
A tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and a boy band hero.
Book – photocopiable script with performance licence, staging suggestions and costume ideas; no-fuss application for performance licence.
CD/enhanced CD – with performances of all songs; backing track for all songs; music to accompany dance and dramatic action. Complete with files of piano vocal score, acting games for developing confident performances, composition activities and dance suggestions.
Clover Twig And The Incredible Flying Cottage
(Novel – published by Bloomsbury)
“Clover Twig stood at the garden gate, staring in at the witch’s cottage. The windows were like black eyes – small, dark and sunken. Ivy drooped over them like hooded eyelids.”
Clover Twig is clever, neat and responsible. Her chaotic and loveable family could really do with some extra money, so when she sees a sign saying
‘Wanted Storng Gril to Cleen. Appy Mrs Eckles Cottage in the Woods’
Clover knows this is the job for her – even though Mrs Eckles is (perhaps) a witch, the gate (which can talk) is very rude and the cottage in the woods can – well – fly…
Re-Told Fairy Tales
(Dyslexia friendly re-telllings published by Barrington Stoke)
six fairy stories revised and retold in a funny way
The Stepsister’s Story
Lardine and Angula have a new Stepsister:Ella. She’s pretty, sweet and nice. In fact, she makes them sick. And they’re going to make sure she doesn’t go to the ball, marry the prince, or get her foot in that stupid shoe.
You know the story – but you’ve never heard it told like this.
The Queen’s Tale
Three things Snow White’s new stepmother is a fan of:
- being the Fairest in the Land
Three things Snow White’s new stepmother is NOT a fan of:
- Snow White
- Snow White
- Snow White
Teeth as white as snow, hair as black as ebony and lips as red as blood. How very last season. Snow white as got to go. It’s poison apple time.
This is Snow White as you’ve never read it before.
The Wickedest Witch In The World
Old Maggit reckons she’s got just the ticket to win the Wickedest Witch Contest. A house of sweets to tempt them and a big oven to roast them!
But Maggit was planning on catching some nice,well behaved children. She didn’t expect a pair of brats with an attitude problem.
It’s a case for Supernanny, but Maggit will just have to do.
This is Hansel and Gtetal as you’ve never read it before.
The 13th Fairy
Meet Grimbleshanks, the 13th Fairy. She’s mad. Hopping mad. Everyone else is invited to the royal christening – but not Grimbleshanks. Oh no, she would lower the tone.
And so, Grimbleshanks plans a little curse for the new baby…. But hey, what’s all this about princes, kisses and sleeping for 100 years? That wasn’t the plan.
This is Sleeping Beauty as you’ve never read it before.
(Musical Picture Books published by Harper Collins)
Three books with colourful, illustrations, funny songs and narration by me, complete with animal noises and music written and recorded by Stephen Chadwick – on a CD included with the book.
Three Little Pigs
Three little pigs sing themselves off down the road to build new homes. What a din they make with their straw, sticks and bricks and what a gale blows up when they won’t let the wolf in to their proud little houses.
Jolly songs performed by me and the piggies, inviting all the listeners to join in.
Noisy Book – Little Red Hen
The little red hen finds a grain of wheat, but who will help her plant and grow it? To her friend’s lazy chorus of ‘WOOF MEOW QUACK QUACK – YAWN’ she stamps her feet with a ‘CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK’ and sets to work.
Jolly songs performed by me, a dog ,a cat and a duck, inviting all the listeners to join in.
(A musical for schools published by Harper Collins)
A bow-slinging, arrow twanging, bull’s-eye of a musical. This is a tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero Robin.
Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small, and a full quiver of show-stealing songs.