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Joan Stimson

Joan Stimson

  • 5 stars across 19 books

Joan Stimson was brought up in the Midlands and has spent the whole of her adult life in Gloucestershire.

After several years in industry, she began writing in the eighties and specialises in texts for the very young. She has written over fifty books, including a bestselling "Storytime" series for ages 1-6, and a number of award winning picture books, illustrated by the late Meg Rutherford. She now also writes stories for children to read themselves, published by Franklin Watts.

Joan is married, has two grown up daughters, with two grandchildren - and counting! She enjoys living in her restored Victorian school house and exploring the rural by-ways of England in her vintage car.

4th September 2014

Worried Arthur: Big Match

"Worried Arthur - The Big Match" is a beautifully illustrated picture book from Ladybird. Arthur is a penguin and a worr... MoreWorried Arthur: Big Match

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29th March 2010

Leapfrog Rhyme Time: Tyrannosaurus Ted

Ted is no ordinary Tyrannosaurus Rex. He just loves to dance...Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no m... MoreLeapfrog Rhyme Time: Tyrannosaurus Ted

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23rd May 2017

Teddy Bear Tales

This is a charming collection of eight endearing teddy bear stories, illustrated throughout and accompanied by a read-al... MoreTeddy Bear Tales

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24th August 2006

Jake's Cake

It's Jake's birthday and he's having a party with all his football friends. Mum has baked a cake... but it can't reall... MoreJake's Cake

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8th October 2009

Tadpoles: Hunky Monkey

Monkey thinks he is brave and bold. He isn't afraid of tigers or crocodiles, but there is one thing that scares him.... MoreTadpoles: Hunky Monkey

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1st December 2006

Dan's Gran's Goat

Dan's Gran's goat, Scruff, is in need of a wash, but he really doesn't want one. Join Scruff as he tries to get out of h... MoreDan's Gran's Goat

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1st January 2009

Tadpoles: The Dinosaur Next Door

Tom can't sleep. Then he hears a noise outside and looks out his window to see something that looks like a huge dinosaur... MoreTadpoles: The Dinosaur Next Door

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1st September 2008

Amazing Shane

In this fun rhyming story, Shane the sheep gets up to all sorts of amazing tricks!... MoreAmazing Shane

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4th September 2014

Worried Arthur: Birthday Party

"Worried Arthur - The Birthday Party" is a beautifully illustrated picture book from Ladybird. Arthur is a penguin and a... MoreWorried Arthur: Birthday Party

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