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Mara Bergman

  • 4 stars across 34 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... MoreOliver Who Would Not Sleep

(6 reviews) Review
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... MoreBest Friends

(4 reviews) Review
7th November 2019

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse…All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that nee... MoreThe Tall Man and the Small Mouse

(3 reviews) Review
1st April 2021

Snip Snap

SNIP SNIP! SNAP SNAP! This brilliant tale is about a cheeky crab, a crocodile, and a spot of mayhem – with shaped pages ... MoreSnip Snap

(2 reviews) Review
18th March 2010

Lively Elizabeth!

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

(2 reviews) Review
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,... MoreNick Mack's Good Luck

(2 reviews) Review
7th 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!... MoreWhen the Alligator Came to Play

(2 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreItchy Itch Itch

(1 review) Review
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... MoreSnip, Snap Alligator!

(1 review) Review
5th September 2013

Project X: Alien Adventures: Yellow: The Rocket Flight

Nok is missing. Will Max and Ant be able to follow the footprints and find him in On Nok's Trail? Find out what happens ... MoreProject X: Alien Adventures: Yellow: The Rocket Flight

(1 review) Review
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