REPUBLISHED PONGWIFFY STORIES (published by Simon and Schuster)
ADVENTURES OF ELSIE .PICKLES – a young would-be witch (published by Simon and Schuster)
Witch for a Week
The first of a new series. When Elsie Pickles offers to house-sit the mysterious home of local witch Magenta Sharp, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instructions called Everything You Need To Know, what could possibly go wrong?
View an animated trailer written by Simon & Schuster for the book, complete with a cute sound track
Magenta opens a new pop up magic shop called Sharp Spells – The Shop! down the alleyway next to the Emporium.. Soon, the town is overrun by witches, much to the annoyance of the magic-hating people of Smallbridge. But maybe a little bit of magic is just the thing Smallbridge needs?
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.
Belinda and the Bears
(Published by Orion)
Four Early Readers. Belinda has unusual new neighbours!
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.
MORE STORIES FROM BARRINGTON STOKE
Prince Frog Face
Prince Valentine of Romantica is on the hunt for a girlfriend, Let the auditions begin! But something seems to have gone a little wrong. First, Prince Valentine was rude to the old woman. Then his blingtastic suit disappears. Now he seems to be down a well with a trio of singing toads. Pucker up for a big froggy kiss.
This is The Frog Prince as you’ve never read it before.
Bigger and Better
Violet lives in a land of giants. Her lumbering husband, her fusspot niece, and her best friend are all HUGE. But Vi loves kittens, dolls houses, thimbles and all manner of tiny things. Things like Tiddly Jack, who’s just climbed up the beanstalk into Vi’s kitchen and – only gone and stolen her husband’s gold!
This is Jack and the Beanstalk 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.