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Neal Layton

  • 4 stars across 28 books

    Jonathan Meres is the author of the best-selling WORLD OF NORM series, the first of which was nominated for The Scottish Children's Book Awards in 2012.


    Born in Nottingham, he left school at 16 to join the merchant navy. Ever in search of adventure, he then became an ice cream van driver before moving to London to be a rock star. When that didn't work out Jonathan became an actor instead and later, a stand-up comedian. He won a Time Out Award for comedy and was nominated for The Perrier Award. He has written a wide variety of TV programmes for children, as well as radio for grown-ups, including his own series on Radio 4.


    He lives in Edinburgh where he enjoys being cynical. He has no cats.

    15th April 2007

    Mammoth Academy: In Trouble

    There's not much worse than having to go back to school after the holidays. Except perhaps if you return and there'... More

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    29th February 2016

    Tony Spears: The Invincible Tony Spears: Book 1

    Perfect for every child who has ever dreamed of travelling to space... Making new friends is never easy, but seems ... More

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    7th February 2013

    This Is Me

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    6th March 2014

    This Is Me, Dressing Up!

    A delightfully fun first concept book from the acclaimed Neal Layton, designed to encourage early development. Designed... More

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    15th May 2008

    Mammoth Academy: Mammoth Academy On Holiday

    Stinking, rubbish-infested rivers to swim in, nature walks minus the nature and Giant Sloth cooking dinner. This can on... More

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    19th October 2006

    The Story of Everything

    This pop-up book is literally larger than life! Neal's unique perspective on Evolution, the beginnings of the world and ... More

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    3rd October 2013

    The Story of Stars

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    7th September 2006

    Mammoth Academy: Mammoth Academy

    There comes a point in every young mammoth's life when it's time to grow up a bit and join the Mammoth Academy. Arabella... More

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    7th February 2008

    Oscar and Arabella: Oscar and Arabella and Ormsby

    Oscar and Arabella don't always see tusk to horn in this paperback edition. While two is company, three most definitel... More

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    1st October 2009

    The Story of Things

    Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, comput... More

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