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Amy Sparkes

  • 5 stars across 21 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

    (11 reviews)
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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 b... More

    (4 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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    1st February 2013

    Pirate Gold

    Yo ho ho and a bottle full of fun! Avast there, me hearties! Join the Piganeers, the most bumbling band of swashbuckling... More

    (2 reviews)
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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

    (2 reviews)
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    1st February 2016

    Bug Club Yellow Animal Crackers

    There are lots of fun poems to explore in this book. From a kangaroo who loves lollipops to a shark who doesn't like t... More

    (1 review)
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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 decide... More

    (1 review)
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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

    (1 review)
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    Recent Reviews

    • The Goodnight Star

      The Goodnight Star

      My daughter loved this book! I did have to amend the words slightly, as it is about a girl who is scared of the dark. My daughter isn't at he moment,...

    • Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo

      Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo

      This is a silly and fun book which we all enjoyed. A little boy wins a prize to run a zoo for a day. When he turns up the zookeeper goes off on holida...

    • Alien's Crazy Christmas

      Alien's Crazy Christmas

      Very funny from the start, I would say a picture book for slightly older children over 4’s as I think younger children might find it difficult to unde...