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Amy Sparkes

  • 5 stars across 23 books
    Amy Sparkes Biography
    Amy Sparkes has written many children's books including the Pirate Blunderbeard series, Gruff's Guide to Fairytale Land and Ellie's Magic Wellies. Her book Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize Book Award. 

    Amy lives in Devon with her husband and five young children. 

    Amy Sparkes Facts
    Amy is a huge supporter of baby charities and she donates 5% of her royalties Tommy’s, ICP Support, Ickle Pickles and Bliss. 

    Our favourite Amy Sparkes Book Characters
    Pirate Blunderbeard - from the Pirate Blunderbeard series
    Little Robot - from Robo-Snot
    Megan - from The Goodnight Star
    1st June 2017

    Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever.

    Can the worst pirate ever win the Pirate of the Year Award...? Set sail with the funniest pirate on the ... More

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    20th December 2017

    Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Mission. Ever.

    Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with brilliant pictu... More

    (8 reviews)
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    1st August 2013

    Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo

    What would you do if you received an invitation to run a zoo full of huge, scary monsters? The brave little boy in this ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st February 2016

    Bug Club Yellow Animal Crackers

    This title is part of Pearson's Bug Club - the first whole-school reading programme that joins books and an online rea... More

    (1 review)
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    27th August 2015

    The Goodnight Star

    Megan is afraid of the dark, and sometimes she just can't get to sleep. But one special night, a star falls from the sky... More

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    6th October 2016

    Robo-Snot

    A laugh-out-loud snot-tastic new picture book from the author of ALIEN'S CRAZY CHRISTMAS. Little Robot has ... More

    (1 review)
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    6th April 2017

    Ellie's Magic Wellies

    A fantastic rhyming picture book story from Roald Dahl Prize award-winning Amy Sparkes and the illustrator behind the hu... More

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    27th July 2017

    Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Holiday. Ever.

    Can the worst pirate ever find his way home from the Island of No Return? Set sail with the funniest pir... More

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    24th September 2018

    Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Movie. Ever.

    Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with ... More

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    1st October 2015

    Alien's Crazy Christmas

    This hilarious picture book is the perfect festive treat! After visiting earth one Christmas day, an alien decid... More

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    7th May 2015

    The Mouse Who Sailed the Seas

    A mouse he went to sail the seas. He sailed the seas to look for cheese, But all he found were... ...bumblebees! ... More

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    2nd May 2016

    Once Upon a Wish

    What would you do if your wishes came true? Meet the wishgiver boy - with lotions and potions and secret ingredients, ... More

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    1st February 2016

    Bug Club Yellow Animal Crackers 6-pack

    This title is part of Pearson's Bug Club - the first whole-school reading programme that joins books and an online readi... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - When Tim Lost Ted - Red B: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - Wacky Weather - Yellow: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - Get Back, Jack! - Red A: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    26th October 2018

    Reading Planet - The Pirate Quest - Red B: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of e... More

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    26th April 2019

    Reading Planet - The Cloud Dragon - Gold: Galaxy

    No-Wings the dragon cannot fly, so he spends his days puffing out cloud pictures using his dragon smoke. When he i... More

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    1st February 2013

    Pirate Gold

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