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Amy Sparkes

  • 5 stars across 38 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
7th January 2021

The House at the Edge of Magic

"Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it."Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escap... MoreThe House at the Edge of Magic

(42 reviews) Review
5th January 2023

The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond

Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny next book in the House at the Edge of Magic series.Nine and her friends have ... MoreThe Bookshop at the Back of Beyond

(23 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

The Tower at the End of Time

Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny sequel to The House at the Edge of Magic."Magically warm and wonderfully weir... MoreThe Tower at the End of Time

(16 reviews) Review
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 seven se... MorePirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Pirate. Ever.

(13 reviews) Review
20th October 2022

The Repair Shop Stories: The Christmas Doll

Step into The Repair Shop in this magical Christmas children's tale about a very special doll.When little Susan is evacu... MoreThe Repair Shop Stories: The Christmas Doll

(12 reviews) Review
25th January 2018

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 picture... MorePirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Mission. Ever.

(9 reviews) Review
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 s... MoreDo Not Enter The Monster Zoo

(8 reviews) Review
18th March 2021

The Magic Crayon

Jack was seven and Chloe was six. Jack liked his sister, but loved to play tricks . . . So begins this rollicking, rhymi... MoreThe Magic Crayon

(6 reviews) Review
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... MoreEllie's Magic Wellies

(5 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreRobo-Snot

(4 reviews) Review
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