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Jon Blake

  • 4 stars across 37 books
    Jon Blake lives in Cardiff with his partner and two young children. He qualified as a teacher in 1979. His first story was published in 1984; since then he's earned his living as a writer of books, TV and radio scripts, and as a teacher of creative writing. Previous books include the best-selling You're a Hero Daley B, Stinky Fingers' House of Fun and The Last Free Cat.  Martin Chatterton's own books include Monster and Chips (OUP) and some of the Middle School books with James Patterson, and he has illustrated many, many books in UK and Australia, including stories by Julia Donaldson and Tony Bradman.
    19th May 2016

    Thimble Monkey Superstar

    Life is never boring now that Jams and his family have a monkey to look after. Jams and his mum love Thimble, but Dad is... More

    (12 reviews)
    9th November 2017

    Thimble Holiday Havoc

    Jams lives with his mum, dad and his best friend and biggest headache, Thimble, a hugely clever monkey who one of Dad's ... More

    (11 reviews)
    20th February 2020

    Thimble Wonga Bonkers

    When Mum goes away for the week, Jams, Dad and Thimble the monkey are left with just thirty quid for the groceries. Dad ... More

    (8 reviews)
    22nd March 2012

    You're a Hero, Daley B!

    A hilarious picture book about a rabbit with an identity crisis from the illustrator of The Gruffalo . Daley... More

    (1 review)
    30th December 2010


    Oshie is an engaging, funny, enthusiastic and often rebellious boy - it just so happens he has cerebral palsy. In these... More

    (0 reviews)
    28th September 2010

    Mutiny on the School Ship Bounty

    There's a crisis at Owen Glyn Bowen School - it's gone down a hole in the ground! But it isn't a problem for the headmis... More

    (0 reviews)
    15th May 2008

    The Last Free Cat

    Not far in the future, cat flu has meant that cat breeding is strictly controlled, and cats are only for the rich in t... More

    (0 reviews)
    13th October 2005

    Stinky Finger: Crazy Party at the House of Fun

    It is December, and Stinky and friends hit on the idea of inviting everyone they know to the House of Fun for Christma... More

    (0 reviews)
    19th May 2005

    Stinky Finger: Stinky Finger's House of Fun

    The world is not as we know it the aliens have come down and taken all the grown-ups away, and left Blue Soup to run ... More

    (0 reviews)
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