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Mark Sperring

  • 4 stars across 44 books
    Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy and Four Silly Skeletons (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen). He lives in Bristol.

    Ed Eaves has been working as an illustrator since 2000, when he graduated from Kingston University in Surrey with a first class honours degree. Ed is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (both published by Simon & Schuster). Ed now lives in a village on the Kent coast with his wife and fellow illustrator Rebecca Finn and their two dogs.
    2nd March 2017

    Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast

    A fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale by bestselling author Mark Sperring. With a ... More

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    9th May 2013

    Dino-Baby

    It's not easy being a big sister - especially when your new baby brother is a roaring dino baby. There are just SO many ... More

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    9th October 2014

    My Little Star

    When the day is done and sleep draws near, When the moon's aglow and stars appear. I'll whisper something crystal clear ... More

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    18th December 2014

    Snappy Birthday

    One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The childr... More

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    17th January 2013

    The Shape of My Heart

    The world is filled with shapes. A bird, a car, the stars in the sky - what shapes can you see? Children will love spot... More

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    7th November 2013

    Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show

    A fabulously funny extravaganza conjured up by dynamic duo Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton. Perfect for bedtime! ... More

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    4th May 2017

    Never Take a Bear to School

    A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery. Bears... More

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    11th January 2018

    Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

    Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture... More

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    27th February 2018

    The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

    This glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs introduces baby animals from the jungle to the Antarctic, the fores... More

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    5th March 2015

    Your Hand in My Hand

    A beautiful, lyrical picture book about the love between a parent and child. And a celebration of the natural wonder... More

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    6th June 2013

    How Many Sleeps till my Birthday?

    How Many Sleeps till my Birthday is the perfect birthday countdown book! It's hard to be patient when you're only a ver... More

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    4th July 2013

    Mabel and Me - Best of Friends

    Meet Mabel and Me in this hilarious picture book, as they explore what puts the `best' in `best friends'! ... More

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    12th January 2017

    I'll Love You Always

    How long will I love you? A second is too short. A second is no time for a love of this sort. A minute is no better, fo... More

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    12th January 2017

    Captain McGrew Wants You for his Crew!

    Meet Captain McGrew: He's in need of a crew to do all those jobs that pirate crews do. Can you sploosh down the poop de... More

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    11th July 2017

    Daddy Lion's Tea Party

    Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun!A hilarious new picture book from the creators of `Mabel and Me' and ... More

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    12th July 2018

    Norman the Knight Gets a Fright

    Meet Norman the Brave: He's in need of some knaves to help him get ready for royal parades. Can you protect Norman? Can... More

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    1st November 2003

    Find-a-Saurus

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    5th June 2006

    Mermaid Dreams

    Meriam likes lots of things but she doesn't like getting ready for bed. Meriam has had a wildly exciting da... More

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    4th June 2015

    Daddy Lion's Tea Party

    Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun! A hilarious new picture book from the creators of 'Mabel and Me' and... More

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    13th February 2014

    Dino-Mummy

    It's not easy being a Dino-Mummy - especially when you have two roaring little dinos to take care of. But somehow Dino-M... More

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    4th June 2015

    Dino-Daddy

    It's not easy being a Dino-Daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games... More

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    5th May 2016

    Cinderella and Her Very Bossy Sisters

    A fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale by bestselling author Mark Sperring. Once up... More

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    11th March 2010

    Green

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    1st February 2012

    Green

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    6th June 2005

    Wanda's First Day

    It's Wanda's first day at school. She has no idea what it will be like. So imagine her surprise when she realises ... More

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    1st May 2011

    The Sunflower Sword

    The little knight wants a sword to whoosh and swoosh in the air. His mother gives him a sunflower instead. The sunflower... More

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    4th June 2015

    I'll Catch You If You Fall

    The message in this book is that we all need someone to watch over us. Through beautiful watercolour paintings that floo... More

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    11th March 2010

    Green

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    29th June 2012

    Big Bad Bill on the Naughty Step

    Perfect for naughty pre-schoolers, it's time for Captain Buckleboots and Sam to show Big Bad Bill how to say sorry . . .... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step

    Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step is all about learning to say sorry. The naughty step is the place where Sam has... More

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    4th October 2012

    Father Christmas on the Naughty Step

    The naughty step is the place Sam has to sit when he has done something he knows he REALLY shouldn't have. And Sam isn't... More

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    13th November 2005

    How Many Sleeps till Christmas?

    How Many Sleeps till Christmas? is the perfect festive countdown! This wonderful story by Mark Sperring, and illustrate... More

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    8th September 2016

    Four Silly Skeletons

    "It's midnight!" shouted Skelly Sid. "But what do we all care? How can we think of sleeping when there's music in the ai... More

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    9th March 2017

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies

    Once there were four Naughty, Naughty Baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. They liked nothing more than bei... More

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    19th October 2017

    How Many Quacks Till Christmas?

    'How many quacks till Christmas?' the ducklings want to know. 'How many quacks till Christmas?' and 'Quack, will the... More

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    1st February 2018

    We're All Works of Art

    Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the sa... More

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    10th January 2019

    Princess Scallywag and the No-good Pirates

    Princess Scallywag and the Queen are back in a brand new rollicking adventure, taking on no-good pirates on the high s... More

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    3rd May 2018

    I Love You Dino-Daddy

    It's not easy being a dino-daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games... More

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    25th January 2018

    I Love You Dino-Mummy

    It's not easy being a dino-mummy - especially when you have two roaring little dinos to take care of. But somehow Dino-M... More

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    15th November 2018

    Mince Spies

    Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission ... More

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    21st March 2019

    The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful, and they have just come up wi... More

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    21st March 2019

    The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful, and they have just come up wi... More

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