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Claire Barker

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Claire Barker is a children’s author living in the wilds of Devon. Whilst working in her local primary school, she wrote a story which she hoped reluctant readers would enjoy. Since then her award-winning series, Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog, has been translated into ten languages. Her new series, Picklewitch and Jack, is out now.
    She is a lover of animals, trees and libraries.
    6th September 2018

    Picklewitch and Jack

    The dreadful strangers moved in on a wild and windy Thursday. 'Fudgenuts,' cursed Picklewitch, adjusting her cracked bin... More

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    1st August 2015

    Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog

    Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. But ... More

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    22nd March 2017

    Knitbone Pepper (1): Ghost Dog

    Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. Bu... More

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    1st July 2017

    Knitbone Pepper (2): The Last Circus Tiger

    Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. Wh... More

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    1st March 2016

    Knitbone Pepper: The Last Circus Tiger

    Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. When... More

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    22nd August 2016

    Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog and a Horse called Moon

    Meet Knitbone Pepper; the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall! Knitbone Pepper's beloved owner Winnie is fasc... More

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    1st September 2017

    A Horse Called Moon

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    4th April 2019

    Knitbone Pepper and the Silver Phantom

    Knitbone Pepper and his ghostly animal friends are thrilled when a vintage plane lands at Starcross Hall, bringing with ... More

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    5th September 2019

    Picklewitch & Jack and the Cuckoo Cousin

    NOBODY tells ME what to do BECUZ. I DUZ what I LIKES and I LIKES what I DUZ OH YES! Jack's new best friend Picklewitch ... More

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    3rd October 2019

    A Rabbit Called Wish

    Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. When... More

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