Anna Kemp

Anna Kemp

  • 5 stars across 19 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... MoreDogs Don't Do Ballet

(41 reviews) Review
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 Do... MoreMammoth

(18 reviews) Review
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 in a retire... MoreDave the Lonely Monster

(14 reviews) Review
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... MoreRhinos Don't Eat Pancakes

(13 reviews) Review
1st September 2022

Into Goblyn Wood

'A magical, fairy-filled read with a twisty plot and main character you'll adore' A.F. Steadman, author of the internati... MoreInto Goblyn Wood

(12 reviews) Review
26th October 2023

The Hollow Hills

'A magical, fairy-filled read with a twisty plot and main character you'll adore' A.F. Steadman, author of the internati... MoreThe Hollow Hills

(8 reviews) Review
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. ... MoreThe Little Mermaid

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Worst Princess

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreSir Lilypad

(3 reviews) Review
8th June 2023

Wild Wild Wood

In a beautiful, green, wild wild wood lives a gentle mole. But then a SOLD sign appears in the wood one morning, and Mo... MoreWild Wild Wood

(3 reviews) Review
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