Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Algy’s Amazing Adventures

(Published by Orion)

Four Early Readers (stepping stones from picture books to reading books). Hidden away in Algy’s garden shed is a missing plank, providing access to other magical worlds.

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Algy’s Amazing Adventures In The Jungle

It’s a huge leafy jungle where danger lurks around every corner. Is he brave enough to explore it?

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Algy’s Amazing Adventures In The Arctic

It’s a snowy arctic place where anything can happen. And it does.

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Algy’s Amazing Adventures At Sea

It’ a tropical island and a choppy sea, and Algy comes face to face with some angry pirates.

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Algy’s Amazing Adventures In Space

It’s a strange land of aliens and spaceships just, waiting to be explored.

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Re-Told Fairy Tales

(Dyslexia friendly re-telllings published by Barrington Stoke)

Four fairy stories revised and retold in a funny way

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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.

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The Queen’s Tale

Three things Snow White’s new stepmother is a fan of:

  1. shopping
  2. clothes
  3. being the Fairest in the Land

Three things Snow White’s new stepmother is NOT a fan of:

  1. Snow White
  2. Snow White
  3. Snow White

Skin 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.

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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.

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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.

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Noisy Books

(Musical Picture Books published by A & C Black)

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.

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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.

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The Billy Goats Gruff

The Billy Goats Gruff find that their trip-trapping path to the whispering grass across the oozing river is ferociously interrupted by a ROAR!!. Someone’s eyeing up THEM for his breakfast.

Jolly songs performed by me and the billy goats, inviting all the listeners to join in.

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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.

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Robin Hood

(A musical for schools published by A&C Black)

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.

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Dodo Doo-Doo

(Picture book illustrated by Korky Paul- published by Hodder)

What really happened to the Dodo? – Fred’s on a Dodo hunt and he’s got all the answers, or has he?

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Tales of Witchway Wood

(Novels published by Bloomsbury)

Two books featuring characters from the PONGWIFFY series.

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Crash ‘n’ Bang

Filth the Fiend, Arthur the Dragon and O’Brian the Leprechaun love their CRASH! BANG! music. The trouble is, nobody else does.

Will they be able to defeat some sinister Skeletons, Trolls and grumpy Gnomes in the Battle of the Bands.

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The Dreadful Dragon

Ronald is the youngest wizard in Wizard’s Clubhouse. His magic is terrible and all the other wizards are mean to him. What on earth can Ronald do? Then Ronald has a brilliant idea. He should magic up a pet.

A really amazing pet to impress all the other wizards. What could be more amazing than a DRAGON?

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Buster’s Big Surprise

(Early Reader published by Scholastic)

Buster Gutt is the biggest, baddest pirate who has ever sailed the seven seas. There is no food left on his ship. Hs crew are starving. Luckily an island is up ahead. But there is a big surprise waiting for the pirates too!

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