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Jonathan Emmett

  • 5 stars across 86 books
    Jonathan Emmett Biography

    Jonathan Emmett worked as an architect before becoming a children’s author. As well as writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have been translated into over thirty different languages and have won several awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award for Pigs Might Fly and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for The Pig’s Knickers.

    One interesting fact about Jonathan Emmett

    As an architect, I helped design the most sound-proofed room in Europe.

    Key characters in Jonathan's books

    Mole, from the "Mole and Friends" series illustrated Vanessa Cabban. Ruby, from the Ruby the Duckling books illustrated by Rebecca Harry.
    11th October 2012

    The Princess and the Pig

    There's been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the far... More

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    4th July 2005

    What Friends Do Best

    A story about perseverance, sharing and friendship by the author of Dinosaurs After Dark, and brilliantly illustrated ... More

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    25th September 2014

    Here Be Monsters

    Fearless pirate, Captain Cut-Throat, doesn't believe in monsters. When he and his dastardly crew set sail for a treasu... More

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    26th July 2016

    Prince Ribbit

    Is Prince Ribbit really a handsome prince, or just a plain, ordinary frog? There's only one way to find out . . . Puck... More

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    18th September 2006

    She'll be Coming Round the Mountain

    She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. And she'll sure be coming in style, as she whistles like a train as ... More

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    21st April 2015

    Fast and Furry Racers: The Silver Serpent Cup

    Today the town of Furryville's a very noisy place, crammed with crowds of creatures getting ready for a race. The air is... More

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    1st June 2017

    A Secret Worth Sharing

    Mole discovers that friendship is worth sharing in this fifth title in the best-selling Mole series. One hot summer's d... More

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    3rd May 2018

    How the Borks Became

    Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had sh... More

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    29th September 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12: Treetops: More Stories B: Scrapman and Scrapcat

    This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to r... More

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    7th September 2009

    Leaf Trouble

    When Sam discovers all the leaves are falling off his beloved oak tree home, he can't believe his little squirrel ... More

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    1st October 2011

    Secret Worth Sharing, A

    Mole discovers that friendship is worth sharing in this fifth title in the best-selling "Mole" series. One hot summer's ... More

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    6th April 2006

    Pigs Might Fly

    A fast-paced adventure, inspired by the traditional story of "The Three Little Pigs", in which the brave trio attempt to... More

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    4th April 2005

    No Place Like Home

    Mole thinks his burrow is small and dark and dull. So he sets off to find somewhere big and bright and beautiful instead... More

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    1st September 2002

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?" exclaims Mole as he burrows out of the ground one night and catches sight of the moon. H... More

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    5th May 2011

    The Treasure of Captain Claw

    When Oscar and Lily find a secret treasure map, they set sail for adventure. But the dastardly Captain Claw wants that t... More

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    29th January 2015

    Danny Dreadnought Saves the World: Blue Banana

    This is a hilarious yet heart-warming story perfect for fun-loving, fearless readers. The Bugulons are the scariest crea... More

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    2nd October 2006

    She'll be Coming Round the Mountain

    She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes. And she'll sure be coming in style, as she whistles like a train as ... More

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    1st August 2009

    Best Gift Of All

    This is a charming animal story about the wonderful gift of friendship. It's autumn, and the weather is so awful that Mo... More

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    1st March 2011

    Pig's Knickers, The

    What does it take to transform a gloomy pig into a break-dancing, tango-tastic super pig? A pair of polka-dot knickers! ... More

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    5th November 2010

    The Santa Trap

    Bradley Bartleby is bad, VERY bad. He's greedy and naughty and selfish and spoilt -- and Santa Claus knows it. But when ... More

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    5th February 2015

    The Clockwork Dragon

    Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are fright... More

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    7th September 2007

    What Friends Do Best

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    11th July 2009

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Mole thinks the moon is the most beautiful thing he's ever seen, so he sets about retrieving it, but bringing down the m... More

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    1st August 2010

    Pig's Knickers

    What does it take to transform a gloomy pig into a break-dancing, tango-tastic super pig? A pair of polka-dot knickers! ... More

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    1st August 2013

    Let's Read! The Princess and the Pig

    The complete story and original illustrations of THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene have b... More

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    30th July 2014

    Let's Read! The Santa Trap

    The complete story and original illustrations of Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene's picture book, THE SANTA TRAP, ha... More

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    3rd September 2010

    Foxes in the Snow

    When Mother Fox goes out to look for food she leaves her fox cubs, Alfie and Bonnie, with clear instructions to stay i... More

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    27th August 2015

    The Emperor's New Clones: Red Banana

    A brilliantly funny first chapter book featuring a winning combination of space, sci-fi and sport! Nine-year-old Robbie... More

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    3rd September 2012

    Callum's Incredible Construction Kit

    A fresh and fun picture book about an ingenious boy and his self-built toys. Callum LOVES to build. And when he is given... More

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    1st January 2014

    Let's Read! Monsters: An Owner's Guide

    The complete story and original illustrations of MONSTERS: AN OWNER'S GUIDE by Jonathan Emmett and Mark Oliver have be... More

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    5th August 2011

    Aliens: An Owner's Guide

    If you have made the brave decision to own your very own alien, then brace yourself for an experience that is out of t... More

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    1st September 2012

    A Secret Worth Sharing

    One hot summer's day, when Mole is out exploring, he discovers a newcomer to the forest - a newcomer called Mouse! The t... More

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    7th April 2016

    The Emperor's New Clones

    A brilliantly funny first chapter book featuring a winning combination of space, sci-fi and sport! Perfect for children ... More

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    7th April 2016

    Danny Dreadnought Saves the World

    A funny yet heart-warming story from an award-winning author, perfect for fun-loving, fearless children who are learning... More

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    21st January 2016

    Town Underground Orange Band

    Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international ... More

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    21st January 2016

    Clever Computers Turquoise Band

    Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1A: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1A: Terry Takes off

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by to... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1: Cosmo for Captain

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by to... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Captain Comet and the Purple Planet

    Meet Captain Comet and Spanner the robot in Captain Comet and the Purple Planet. When Spanner plants his flag on a new p... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10: Captain Comet and the Dog Star

    Captain Comet and Captain Stella are tricked by pirates into leaving Stardust Space Station in Captain Comet and the Dog... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack B: Doohickey and the Robot

    Doohickey gets a job as the professor's assistant in Doohickey and the Robot. When he is given a boring list of jobs to ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1a: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    5th May 2016

    A Spot of Bother

    Will our hero ever be a perfectly pristine pig again? Pig is very proud of his neat appearance, so he's horrified to di... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 1: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    5th January 2010

    Bones: Band 02b/Red B

    What bones have you got in your body? Where are they? Are they big or are they small? Find out all about the different... More

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    5th January 2005

    Robots: Band 04/Blue

    A photographic non-fiction book that explains the many different types of robots and their uses. The report tells how ... More

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    29th September 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12: Treetops: More Stories B: Me and My Newt

    This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to r... More

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    4th January 2011

    Robots

    Talking Books are read-along versions of the Collins Big Cat titles. Lively readings, sound effects and music all help t... More

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    9th January 2014

    Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Mixed Pack of 5

    Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating... More

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    25th September 2014

    Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Class Pack of 30

    Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating... More

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    2nd February 2017

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon. "Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?... More

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    2nd February 2017

    No Place Like Home

    The charming mole returns with his friends for some spring-themed fun in the sequel to Bringing Down the Moon. Mole thi... More

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    1st June 2017

    The Best Gift of All

    A charming animal story about the wonderful gift of friendship. It's autumn, and the weather is so awful that Mole hasn... More

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    7th July 2003

    Dinosaurs After Dark

    Bobby wakes up in the middle of the night to hear something "sneaking softly past his window". He looks out and see...A ... More

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    4th September 2017

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: Scoop's Ups and Downs

    Scoop tries to get a drink and he falls into a bucket with a splash! How will he get out? Oxford Reading Tree Story Spar... More

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    2nd November 2017

    Diamond in the Snow

    A warm-hearted wintertime tale and another outing for the lovable Mole and his friends. COLD-diggerty! Mole thinks the ... More

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    8th September 2016

    Terry Takes off

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    2nd October 2003

    Someone Bigger

    Sam and Dad have made a kite. They have made it large. They have made it light. They go out on a windy day to see if the... More

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    1st January 2006

    Bringing Down The Moon Pbk With Dvd

    A classic and compact picture book specifically designed to encourage reading time! When Mole catches sight of the moon,... More

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    1st October 2005

    Safari Shapes

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    4th June 2007

    Bringing Down The Moon Pbk With Dvd

    Mole thinks the moon is the most beautiful thing he's ever seen, so he sets about retrieving it - but bringing down the ... More

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    3rd December 2007

    Diamond in the Snow

    A warm-hearted wintertime tale and another outing for the lovable Mole and his friends. COLD-diggety! Mole thinks the d... More

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    1st August 2006

    Rabbit's Day Off

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    7th November 2008

    This Way, Ruby! Book and CD Pack

    Ruby's brothers and sisters are always racing off in search of adventure. "This way, Ruby!" they call, as they race thro... More

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    1st August 2008

    Ruby Flew Too! Book and CD Pack

    Mother and Father Duck have five eggs in their nest and they are ALL special. Father Duck is worried about Ruby - she is... More

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    1st April 2009

    Go For It, Ruby!

    Ruby is a careful duckling who likes to take things slowly, in her own time. But her new friend Errol is bustling and bo... More

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    1st March 2005

    Ruby Flew Too!

    Mother and Father Duck have five eggs in their nest and they are ALL special. Father Duck is worried about Ruby - she is... More

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    6th October 2006

    Dig It, Build It!

    Welcome to the building site! The work has just begun, so grab yourself a hard hat and help Cat and Dog with the digging... More

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    2nd April 2010

    Monsters: An Owner's Guide

    With a Monstermatic toy you can experience the thrill of caring for a huge half-crazed creature in the comfort of your o... More

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    2nd March 2007

    This Way, Ruby!

    Ruby's brothers and sisters are always racing off in search of adventure. "This way, Ruby!" they call, as they race thro... More

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    2nd March 2007

    Ruby Flew Too!

    Mother and Father Duck have five eggs in their nest and they are all special. Father Duck is worried about Ruby - she is... More

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    5th April 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Treetops Fiction More Stories A: Captain Comet and the Dog Star

    This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to r... More

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    1st June 2008

    Tom's Clockwork Dragon

    When Tom, a young toymaker, offers to rid the kingdom of a ferocious dragon, the king just laughs in his face. But then ... More

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    1st January 2000

    Goblin Stew

    Jake's Granny is a fantastic cook, so when Great Aunt Elinor sent Granny a strange book full of magic recipes, she didn'... More

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    1st January 2000

    Ghostly Goulash

    Jake's Granny is a fantastic cook, so when Great Aunt Elinor sent Granny a strange book full of magic recipes, she didn'... More

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    1st January 2000

    Serpent Soup

    Jake's Granny is a fantastic cook, so when Great Aunt Elinor sent Granny a strange book full of magic recipes, she didn'... More

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    1st January 2001

    Ten Little Monsters

    This book presents colourful counting capers with a crowd of mischievous monsters! Young children will love to count the... More

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    29th September 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12: Treetops: More Stories B: Doohickey and the Robot

    This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to r... More

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    29th September 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12: Treetops: More Stories B: Dads Win Prizes

    This book is part of TreeTops Fiction, a structured reading programme providing juniors with stories they will love to r... More

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    5th July 2018

    Cleopatra Bones and the Golden Chimpanzee

    Join dog adventurer Cleopatra Bones in a rhythmic, rhyming adventure! In the ruins of a temple, down a dark and winding ... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Cosmo for Captain

    Cosmo the dinosaur proves that you don't have to be big to be clever! This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book with short chap... More

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    26th September 2018

    Alphabet Street

    There's so much to discover in this ingenious little book! Read the story, lift the flaps, enjoy the funny rhyming text,... More

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