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Kes Gray

  • 5 stars across 113 books
    Kes Gray Biography
    Voted by the Independent as one of the Top 10 children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, Kes Gray is the author of the bestselling and award-winning Eat Your Peas (part of the successful Daisy young fiction series), Oi books and many more. 

    Born in 1960 in Cheltenham, Kes now lives in Witham, Essex, with his wife and family.

    Our favourite Kes Gray Book Characters
    Daisy - from the Daisy series
    Nurse Nibbles - from the Get Well Friends series
    Frog - from the Oi books series
    29th July 2014

    Oi Frog!

    Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in... More

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    28th July 2016

    Oi Dog!

    The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Shortliste... More

    (38 reviews)
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    22nd February 2018

    Oi Goat!: World Book Day 2018

    Created for World Book Day, the next hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Pri... More

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    11th February 2016

    Quick Quack Quentin

    From the creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! Frog comes an hilarious tale about one duck's quest for a missing vowel!Qu... More

    (12 reviews)
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    7th September 2017

    Oi Cat!

    The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Fro... More

    (12 reviews)
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    9th August 2018

    Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

    Daisy is going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall, with lots of other children and few teachers. There'll be suits of a... More

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    13th March 2012

    Wild West Walk

    Casper and his best friend, Pete, can't wait to go on an adventure to the Wild West. They pack everything they will need... More

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    10th July 2018

    The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

    A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens the night before Christmas Eve - from the bestselling author of ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    6th September 2018

    Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

    A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book - jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, ... More

    (8 reviews)
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    25th February 2016

    Daisy and the Trouble with Jack

    Daisy can't believe it! Mrs Peters is making her sit next to Jack Beechwhistle - the naughtiest boy in the school, and p... More

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    1st January 2009

    Daisy: Eat Your Peas

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy does NOT like peas. And there is... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st May 2008

    Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

    It's Daisy's birthday and she's having a special birthday treat! Mum has invited her best friends, Gabby and Dylan, on a... More

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    5th February 2015

    How Many Legs?

    From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious counting pic... More

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    29th June 2015

    Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks

    Daisy's getting into more trouble than ever before! When her best friend Gabby turns up at Daisy's house with the most a... More

    (4 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Daisy: Yuk!

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Auntie Sue is getting married and s... More

    (4 reviews)
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    5th July 2007

    Daisy: 006 and a Bit

    Daisy is back and this time she's not just Daisy, she's 006 and a Bit, spy extraordinaire. With her black felt-tip moust... More

    (4 reviews)
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    7th May 2009

    Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

    Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It's so exciting! She's never seen a palm tree before, or... More

    (4 reviews)
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    6th July 2006

    A Bunch Of Daisies

    Daisy is back! Share stories, jokes and titbits of a Daisy day for hours of reading fun. Find out how 'floppyitis' gets ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Daisy: You Do!

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy's mum tells her: 'Don't pick you... More

    (3 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Jack Beechwhistle: Attack of the Giant Slugs

    Don't panic, but you're in danger. At least, you would be, if Jack Beechwhistle wasn't around to protect the world from... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st October 2015

    A Winter Double Daisy

    Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's tracking down thieves in Daisy and t... More

    (3 reviews)
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    7th March 2002

    Eat Your Peas

    It was dinner time again and Daisy just knew what her mum was going to say, even before she said it. 'Eat your peas,' sa... More

    (3 reviews)
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    12th July 2018

    You're Called What?

    Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You're called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    5th June 2014

    Worries Go Away!

    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worri... More

    (2 reviews)
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    3rd January 2013

    Nuddy Ned

    He didn't! He hasn't! He wouldn't! He isn't! Yes, he REALLY is. Ned is running riot - in the nuddy! Skipping down the g... More

    (2 reviews)
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    5th July 2007

    Daisy and the Trouble with Life

    The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. S... More

    (2 reviews)
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    25th February 2016

    Daisy: Really, Really

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! When Daisy gets left with a babysitter... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st August 2013

    Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

    No matter the occasion, Daisy just can't help getting into trouble! When three actual burglaries happen in Daisy's tow... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    Nuddy Ned's Christmas

    Santa's sleigh was on its way just leaving Lanzarote. "Goodness Gracious," Blitzen cried. "Did I just see a botty?" It'... More

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    26th July 2016

    Ready Steady Mo!

    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog! , Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-pac... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Mummy Goes to Work

    My mummy goes to work but I know she still loves me and cares about me. How do I know? Because my mummy comes home fr... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd May 2012

    Get Well Friends: Chesney Runs into Trouble

    Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs... More

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    7th October 2010

    Mum and Dad Glue

    A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone ... More

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    8th July 2010

    Cluck O'Clock

    A witty and warm tell-the-time book, created by Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog, and Mary McQuillan.... More

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    28th October 2014

    Get Well Friends: Pepe takes a Tumble

    Pepe the Puppy wants to show the world what a big dog he has become, but it all ends up with a trip and a tumble! Do... More

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    7th June 2012

    Leave Me Alone: A tale of what happens when you face up to a bully

    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at s... More

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    1st July 2010

    Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

    Daisy is incredibly excited when her uncle offers to take her on a fishing trip. There's so much new stuff to learn! Lik... More

    (1 review)
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    27th September 2012

    Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

    'The trouble with coconuts is they are the worst type of nuts in the whole wide world. If you ask me, coconuts shouldn't... More

    (1 review)
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    1st May 2012

    Get Well Friends: Momo Goes Flying

    Momo the Monkey loves playing high in the trees throwing mangos onto the animals below. But when someone has enough of h... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd July 2014

    Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day

    Daisy's getting into trouble again, and this time it's at her school Sports Day! Daisy's determined to win her race, and... More

    (1 review)
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    25th September 2014

    Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

    Daisy has been EXTREMELY excited about Christmas since September. And when Daisy is excited, TROUBLE will surely follow!... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd June 2004

    Billy's Bucket

    Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. Bu... More

    (1 review)
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    13th July 2017

    Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!: Book 1

    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series... More

    (1 review)
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    4th August 2011

    Pedro the Penguin

    Hodder Children's Books welcomes a wonderful, vibrant new set of characters to our list - the Get Well Friends. It is a ... More

    (1 review)
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    8th May 2014

    Happy Hospital Sticker Activity

    Join Nurse Nibbles and the Get Well Friends for activities galore. With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    14th July 2005

    Nelly The Monster Sitter: Huffaluks, Muggots and Thermitts: Book 3

    Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday bar... More

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    8th May 2014

    To the Rescue Sticker Activity

    Join Nurse Nibbles and the Get Well Friends for activities galore. With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to ... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Nelly The Monster Sitter: Ultravores, Rimes and Wattwatts: Book 5

    Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    19th May 2005

    Nelly the Monster Sitter: Cowcumbers, Pipplewaks and Altigators: Book 2

    Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From... More

    (0 reviews)
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    4th January 2005

    Nelly The Monster Sitter: Grerks, Squurms and Water Greeps: Book 1

    Whether she's trying to keep Slop the squurm entertained, playing bat and ball with real bats, or doing a bit of DIY for... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Baby On Board

    A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colou... More

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    3rd May 2012

    Zoe Gets the Jitters!

    It was a beautiful day in Africa. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and all the zebras were peacefully eating... More

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    6th October 2011

    Zoe the Zebra

    It was a beautiful day in Africa. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and all the zebras were peacefully eating... More

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    3rd January 2014

    Peas and Tickles (Daisy Colour Reader)

    Join Daisy in this Double Daisy adventure, perfect for new readers! Eat Your Peas: Winner of the Children's Book Award. ... More

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    7th August 2008

    Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

    Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! If Daisy met a real gian... More

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    3rd January 2014

    Tiger and Spies (Daisy Colour Reader)

    Join Daisy in this Double Daisy adventure perfect for new readers! 006 and a Bit: Daisy is on a mission - to be the best... More

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    5th August 2004

    Our Twitchy

    Twitchy and his family eat carrots and live in a burrow just like an ordinary rabbit family. But one day Milfoil the cow... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Get Well Friends: Pedro Has a Bump!

    It is a beautiful Polar morning. The sun is shining, the icebergs are glistening, and Pedro decides to start the day w... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Super Daisy

    Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will ... More

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    7th August 2008

    Daisy: Tiger Ways

    Oh no! Daisy's mum has been stolen by a gang of mad elephants! Luckily for Daisy, she's adopted by a family of friendly ... More

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    3rd March 2005

    Daisy: Yuk!

    Auntie Sue is getting married and she has asked Daisy to be her bridesmaid. But Daisy doesn't do dresses and she certain... More

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    19th May 2005

    Ever So Ever So

    Mum and Dad brought Susan home today. Everyone thinks she's ever so wonderful and ever so cute... But I'm ever so not ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    7th June 2007

    Nelly The Monster Sitter: Polarbores, Digdiggs and Dendrilegs: Book 4

    Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a mo... More

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    6th November 2008

    Vesuvius Poovius

    Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years -... More

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    16th July 2015

    Zippo the Super Hippo

    Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't r... More

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    28th April 2014

    Nurse Nibbles and her Get Well Friends

    Oh dear! Hamish the Hamster got his whiskers caught up in his wheel. Dipak the Dalmatian's spots came out in stripes. Pa... More

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    8th November 2007

    Twoo Twit

    Owls are supposed to be wise, but Twoo Twit is anything but! He loves playing on haybales and playing poohsticks, but ... More

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    1st September 2007

    First Day: Band 06/Orange

    It's Flynn's first day at school and he's nervous about making a mistake. An amusing story unfolds as Flynn's parents ... More

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    25th April 2013

    Double Daisy

    Get into double trouble with Daisy in this fantastic collection, featuring her first two troublesome tales: Daisy and th... More

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    4th March 2004

    Daisy: You Do!

    Daisy's mum tells her: 'Don't pick your nose!" "You do!' says Daisy, pointing out the time mum was picking her nose on t... More

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    31st May 2003

    Daisy: Really, Really

    When Daisy gets left with a babysitter for the first time, she eats up her mum's note and tells Angela that she usually ... More

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    7th July 2016

    A Summer Double Daisy

    Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's making lots of furry friends on her ... More

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    7th July 2016

    Daisy: Tiger Ways

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Join Daisy on her imaginary romp throu... More

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    7th July 2016

    Daisy: 006 and a Bit

    Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy is back and this time she's not ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3: 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 2A: 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 3A: 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 2A: Nelly the Monster Sitter

    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 3: Toffee and Marmalade

    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 Starts: Pack 3A: Duperball

    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 3a: 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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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 2a: 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 October 2017

    Jack Beechwhistle: Rise Of The Hairy Horror

    The second brilliant book in the Jack Beechwhistle series. The world's a dangerous place. Luckily, Jack Beechwhistle is... More

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    8th February 2018

    Vesuvius Poovius

    Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - w... More

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    26th April 2017

    Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!: Book 2

    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series... More

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    8th March 2018

    Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!: Book 3

    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series... More

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    15th February 2007

    My Mum Goes to Work

    My mum goes to work but I know she still loves me and cares about me. How do I know? Because my mum comes home from work... More

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    8th September 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11 All Stars Pack 3 Pack of 6

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginat... More

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    1st June 2004

    Vesuvius Poovius

    Poo is a problem in ancient Rome - and also a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve... More

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    1st July 2006

    006 and a Bit

    Daisy is back and this time she's not just Daisy, she's 006 and a Bit, spy extraordinary. With her black felt-tip mousta... More

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    1st July 2007

    Tiger Ways

    Join Daisy is on her imaginary romp through the jungle! After her mum is stolen by a gang of mad elephants she is adopte... More

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    1st March 2007

    Eat Your Peas

    It was dinner time again and Daisy just knew what her mum was going to say, before she even said it. 'Eat your peas,' sa... More

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    7th July 2011

    Get Well Friends

    Oh dear! All these animals are poorly! Hamish the Hamster got his whiskers caught up in his wheel. Dipak the Dalmatian's... More

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    7th August 2008

    Accidentally, on Purpose

    Isn't Daisy good? She's tipping some sprinkles onto Mum's ice cream. But wait! Now the cheeky monkey's popping her peas ... More

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    1st March 2009

    Really Really: Book and CD

    When Daisy gets left with a babysitter for the first time, she eats up her mum's note and tells Angela that she usually ... More

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    17th January 2008

    Eat Your Peas

    Daisy does not like peas. And there is nothing that will get her to eat them. Mum says she can have an extra pudding, a ... More

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    9th August 2018

    Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Grerks at No. 55: Book 1

       Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. From the  bestselling author of the [url=https://top... More

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    18th April 2019

    Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Squurms at No. 322: Book 2

    Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. From the bestselling author of the OI FROG! and DA... More

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    7th February 2019

    Think Big

    A brand new story about Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends, from the bestselling Kes Gray, creator of Oi ... More

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    15th April 2004

    Baby On Board

    This is Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder, following his success with Eat Your Peas, winner of the Children's Boo... More

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    13th June 2019

    Think Big

    A brand new story about Humpty Dumpty and his nursery rhyme friends, from the bestselling Kes Gray, creator of Oi ... More

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    11th July 2019

    Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

    A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book - jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, ... More

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    8th August 2019

    Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Hottentops at No. 87: Book 3

    Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. From the bestselling author of the OI FROG! and DAIS... More

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    Ever So Ever So

    Mum and Dad brought Susan home today. Everyone thinks she's ever so wonderful and ever so cute...But I'm ever so not sur... More

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    11th June 2019

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    A fun-packed rhyming sticker activity book, featuring all your favourite characters from the bestselling Oi Frog and... More

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