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Anna Kemp

  • 5 stars across 16 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.  Her website is 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

    Celebrating ten Biff-tastic years of this hilarious story about a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dream... More

    (40 reviews)
    27th May 2021


    The funny, touching story of an Ice Age mammoth who finds himself in a modern day city from the bestselling author of ... More

    (16 reviews)
    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

    (14 reviews)
    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

    (12 reviews)
    1st September 2022

    Into Goblyn Wood

       Fairies are real, but their power is waning . . . Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the magic of Go... More

    (11 reviews)
    30th June 2006

    The Little Mermaid

    The little mermaid lives at the bottom of the sea, where the water is as clear as glass and the sand as fine as powder. ... More

    (7 reviews)
    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 will c... More

    (4 reviews)
    4th 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

    (3 reviews)
    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

    (1 review)
    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

    (0 reviews)
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