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Anna Kemp

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    When she is not writing children's stories, Anna Kemp is a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches French Literature. Her books have been shortlisted for several prizes including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Waterstones book prize and Oscar's book prize. Her picture books have been adapted for stage and screen. SARA OGILVIE is one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators. She studied Illustration and Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art and now lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
    1st April 2010

    Dogs Don't Do Ballet

    Meet Biff, an adorable little puppy who will stop at nothing to become a ballet dancer. My dog is not like other... More

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    4th October 2018

    Dave the Lonely Monster

    Monstrous beasts have feelings too! This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave , who lives all alone... More

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    28th April 2011

    Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes

    Daisy's mum and dad are always too busy to listen to a word that she says, so when, one day, she tells them that a big p... More

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    1st June 2015

    Sir Lilypad

    Once upon a time, in a deep dark bog, lived a teeny, tiny speckled frog. Now, he might be tiny (the other frogs call him... More

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    26th April 2012

    The Worst Princess

    Once upon a time, in a tower near you, Lived a sad princess; the Princess Sue. "Some day," she sighed, "my prince ... More

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    6th January 2011

    Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine

    When Frankie Blewitt brings home yet another F-for-failure school report it's the last straw for his overachieving paren... More

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    1st July 2013

    The Great Brain Robbery

    Frankie and his pals are back and trying to save the world from another diabolical scheme by the evil Dr Gore. This time... More

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    27th December 2018

    Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine

    The first in a fantastically funny series from award-winning author of Dogs Don't Do Ballet , Anna Kemp , with... More

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      Dogs Don't Do Ballet

      by Beach11

      Nice story about a dog & it’s special trick. The story explains how you must follow you dreams even if nobody believes in you. 
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      Dogs Don't Do Ballet

      by Laura11

      A great book with a great message about believing you can do what ever you want even if it’s different. Story with laughs and lovely illustrations. ...

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      Dogs Don't Do Ballet

      I love this story and so do my 30 Reception children. Dogs don’t do ballet sparks accessible discussions about what you can or can’t do. This picture...