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Amy Hest

  • 5 stars across 21 books
    Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; A Teeny Tiny Baby; Tiny & Hercules; Starring Miss Darlene; A Beautiful Girl; and I Can't Wait. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus, and their son, Jacob.
    1st September 2002

    Kiss Good Night, Sam

    One dark and stormy night, Mrs Bear is putting Sam to bed. "Ready now, Sam?" she asks. "Oh no," says Sam. "I'm waiting."... More

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    3rd July 2014

    The Valley of Adventure

    The Valley of Adventure is the third thrilling instalment in the Adventure series by Enid Blyton, one of the best-... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Charley's First Night

    A book about friendship, new beginnings and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. This story t... More

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    1st October 2004

    You Can Do It Sam

    One winter morning, while the moon is still up, Mrs Bear and Sam bake cakes for all their friends on Plum Street. And wh... More

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    2nd October 2014

    When Charley Met Granpa

    Dear Granpa ... When are you coming to see Charley? Bring a big suitcase and stay a long time and I'll meet you at t... More

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    20th July 2010

    Little Chickadee

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    1st September 2003

    Don't You Feel Well Sam?

    One cold, cold night, Mrs Bear is putting Sam to bed. Hck hck, coughs Sam. So Mrs Bear fetches some syrup. But there's t... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

    Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enabl... More

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    3rd August 2017

    Buster and the Baby

    With beautifully tender artwork and a bouncy, read-aloud text, follow a little baby and a dog in a breathless game o... More

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