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  • 5 stars across 13 books
    Jo Simmons began her working life as a journalist. Her first fiction series for children, Pip Street, was inspired by her own kids' love of funny fiction, and two Super Loud Sambooks followed. In addition to children's fiction, she co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh To Zzzzzz Of Parenting, published by Square Peg. Jo lives in Brighton with her husband, two boys and a scruffy formerly Romanian street dog. I Swapped My Brother on the Internet is her first book for Bloomsbury.

    Nathan Reed has been a professional illustrator since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2000. He has illustrated Christopher Edge's How to Write Your Best Story Ever and the Elen Caldecott's Marsh Road Mysteries Series. His most recent picture book is Samson the Mighty Flea by Angela McAllister. He was shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration in 2014. When he's not illustrating he can be found with his two boys and a football on Peckham Rye Common.
    9th August 2018

    The Dodo Made Me Do It

    SUMMER HOLIDAYS = BORING! And Danny's dreading another one at his gran's. He's desperate for action, fun and adventure!... More

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    11th January 2018

    I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

    `I can get a new brother? On the internet?' Jonny muttered. `Oh sweet mangoes of heaven!' Everyone has dreamed of bein... More

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    11th July 2019

    My Parents Cancelled My Birthday

    Perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Baddiel's Birthday Boy - a hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong th... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Crazy Crumpet Kerfuffle

    Welcome to Pip Street! The very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Full of quirky black-and-white i... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Big Brother Bother

    Welcome to Pip Street! The very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Full of quirky black-and-white i... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Pesky Pig Panic

    Welcome to Pip Street! The very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Quirky black-and-white illustrat... More

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    7th May 2015

    Super Loud Sam

    Meet SUPER LOUD SAM! He's the best (and loudest) superhero around and in this thrilling illustrated adventure he's... More

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    6th March 2014

    A Piggy Pickle

    Welcome to Pip Street! The very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Quirky black-and-white illustrations t... More

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    1st May 2014

    How Bobby Got His Pet

    Get ready to read! LITTLE RED ROBINS are ideal for sharing and reading together. Bobby doesn't like moving house so much... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Great Kitty Kidnap

    Welcome to Pip Street! The very ordinary place where extraordinary things happen. Full of quirky black-and-white i... More

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