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Mara Bergman

  • 4 stars across 32 books

       Mara Bergman (Author)  
      Mara Bergman is an award-winning poet and children's writer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and always knew she wanted to write. Her poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad. Her short collection,  The Tailor's Three Sons and Other New York Poems, won the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition and was published in 2015 by Seren. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books and began to write for children when her own were young. She has published more than twenty books, including  Snip Snap!  (reissued as  Snip Snap Alligator!), illustrated by Nick Maland, which won the Stockport Children's Book Award and, in the US, a Parents' Choice Award and the Society of Illustrators' Silver medal. In 2009 she won the Booktrust Early Years Prize for  Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, also illustrated by Nick Maland. Mara works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Kent.
     

    3rd January 2008

    Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

    Oliver Donnington Rimington Sneep couldn't and didn't and would not sleep. It's not that he is afraid of the dark, or mo... More

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    18th March 2010

    Lively Elizabeth!

    Lively Elizabeth is spirited, cheeky and very much a handful! Watch events unravel as Elizabeth unwittingly starts a cha... More

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    7th March 2013

    Snip, Snap Alligator!

    Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt , this story is an absolute delight to read aloud, enabling a child to re... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Best Friends

    Dexter, Daisy and Lily are up to their usual doggy tricks causing mayhem in the park, chased by their young owners. Th... More

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    1st March 2013

    When the Alligator Came to Play

    When an alligator and her baby came creeping, creeping into the playground, were the people scared? You bet they were!... More

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    3rd June 2010

    Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide

    Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep Tossed and turned and woke from his sleep. Though Bat and Owl and Fox were there ... More

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    17th July 2014

    Glitter Kitty

    A fabulously funny, glamorous tale from the bestselling illustrator of The Princess and the Wizard. It's the day of ... More

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    1st March 2012

    Itchy Itch Itch

    What do you do if you have an itchy back and you just can't reach the spot? You get help of course! Buffalo always has a... More

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    5th June 2006

    Sylvie's Seahorse

    An innovative series of linked stories designed to build reader confidence. Sylvie loves to swim, although she can't qu... More

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    1st August 2005

    Nick Mack's Good Luck

    One of an innovative new series of linked stories designed to build reader confidence. Nick Mack's best friend, Ellie, ... More

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