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Joanna Nadin

  • 5 stars across 95 books
    Joanna Nadin is the author of more than 30 books for children and young people, including the best-selling Rachel Riley series for teens and the award-winning Penny Dreadful series for younger readers. The Stepmonster is her first Banana title. Joanna has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me (9+) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. She lives in Bath.
    1st February 2013

    Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker

    Three hilarious short stories in one book: Penny Dreadful versus the Vampire, in which Penny is worried about growing up... More

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    7th April 2016

    The Stepmonster

    A funny, poignant family story by bestselling author Joanna Nadin, perfect for children learning to read. Tom knows al... More

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    4th May 2017

    The Incredible Billy Wild

    From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series. A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and... More

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    18th October 2018

    It Wasn't Me: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

    If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Brait... More

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    1st November 2013

    Stories from Shakespeare

    Ten of Shakespeare's best-known tales retold in a lively, easy-to-read style with enchanting illustrations by Elena Temp... More

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    1st September 2011

    Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe

    My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But it is not even tr... More

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    1st November 2013

    Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-Hah

    My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The Dreadful bit is my dad's joke. Actually, I am not even... More

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    1st June 2012

    Penny Dreadful Cooks up a Calamity

    My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not mean to ... More

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    8th September 2011

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin is based on the traditional tale from German folklore about a goblin who helps a miller's daughter spin ... More

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    1st June 2013

    Penny Dreadful is Incredibly Contagious

    This title features three hilarious short stories in one book: Penny Dreadful and the Best Friend, in which Penny finds ... More

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