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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 April 2013

    Worried Arthur: Big Match

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

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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... More

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    1st May 2011

    Teddy Bear Tales

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

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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... More

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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.... More

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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... More

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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... More

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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!... More

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    3rd May 2012

    Worried Arthur: Birthday Party

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

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