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Pamela Butchart

  • 5 stars across 27 books
    Pamela Butchart Biography
    Pamela Butchart is a Scottish children's author and a secondary school philosophy teacher. Her best known books, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat have both won awards including the Children’s Book Award 2016, the Blue Peter Best Book Award 2015 and she was shortlisted for The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2016. Since her first book hit shelves in 2014, she has had 18 more books published.

    Pamela lives in Dundee with her husband and two cats, Bear and Carlos. 

    Pamela Butchart Facts
    It was announced in 2017 that Pamela would write the 16th and 17th Secret Seven stories, the first in the Enid Blyton series since 1963.

    Pamela has loved the work of author and illustrator Judith Kerr since she was a little girl. The Mog series was her favourite and inspired her to become a picture book author.

    Our favourite Pamela Butchart Book Characters
    Izzy - from My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
    Pugly - from the Pugly series
    4th February 2016

    Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

    Izzy and her friends have never liked school dinners. And they're getting worse. The dinner ladies are acting strangely ... More

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    22nd February 2018

    The Baby Brother From Outer Space! World Book Day 2018

    When Haroon's mum brings his baby brother into school, Izzy and her friends are ALARMED! The baby is clearly using mind ... More

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    1st January 2017

    There's a Werewolf In My Tent!

    Izzy and her friends are SO EXCITED about their school trip. They're going camping and there'll be marshmallows and no w... More

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    7th April 2016

    To Wee or Not to Wee

    Hamlet could NEVER make his mind up about ANYTHING. And one time he actually went to school in just his pants and got se... More

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    1st April 2014

    The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends... More

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    1st June 2017

    Wigglesbottom Primary: Super Dog!

    Three perfectly pitched school stories hilariously told by Pamela Butchart and brilliantly illustrated by Becka Moor. I... More

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    9th January 2014

    Baby Aliens Got My Teacher

    One day Izzy and her friends are surprised to find that their teacher, Miss Jones, is actually being nice to them. This ... More

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    10th July 2018

    Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

    Solve the mystery with the Secret Seven - everyone's favourite detective club! A brand-new, action-packed Secret Sev... More

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    12th February 2015

    Never Tickle a Tiger

    Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can't keep still! So when Izzy's school go on a t... More

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    20th June 2003

    The Red Sea Sharks

    Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collec... More

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    3rd March 2016

    Wigglesbottom Primary: The Magic Hamster

    Three more stories of primary school mayhem as 2F set out to solve the real mysteries of life. Does the classroom hamste... More

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    1st April 2014

    Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost

    Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. A class talent show becomes a thing of great mystery and intri... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

    Petunia Perry has decided to write her memoirs. She wants the world to know what it's like to start secondary school wit... More

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    8th February 2018

    The Phantom Lollipop Man

    Izzy and her friends are shocked when they find their lollipop man has disappeared! Maisie thinks he's gone to Rome but ... More

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    9th October 2014

    Yikes, Santa-CLAWS!

    It was Christmas Eve and the dino-tots were tucked up in bed dreaming of Christmas magic . . . But where were the jolly... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool

    Three more stories of primary school mayhem from the Red House Children's Book Award shortlisted author, Pamela Butchart... More

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    9th January 2014

    Yikes, Stinkysaurus!

    Stinkysaurus is the smelliest dinosaur in the whole wide world, and don't the other dinosaurs know it! The dinos rushe... More

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    8th January 2015

    My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat

    The third zippy and zany tale by Pamela Butchart sees Izzy and her friends plunged into more primary-school craziness. T... More

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    4th October 2018

    There's A Yeti In The Playground!

    Izzy and friends are excited! The snow is falling fast and they're hoping they'll all be sent home early. But then they ... More

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    30th July 2015

    Yikes, Ticklysaurus!

    Sometimes it can get a little boring being a dinosaur and hanging out around the swamp all day, but not when Ticklysauru... More

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    4th August 2016

    Pugly Solves a Crime

    When Pugly hears that Big Sal the guinea pig has been GUINEA PIG-NAPPED he knows it's time for him to become a PUG-TECTI... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Pugly On Ice

    Pugly has NEW ice skates and a new SPARKLY outfit, and he is READY to win PETS ON ICE! But someone wants the gold medal ... More

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    14th January 2016

    Pugly Bakes a Cake

    Pugly is a pug with aspirations and dreams. While his owner is at school, he bakes cakes, builds space rockets and solve... More

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    7th March 2019

    Never Dance with a Dinosaur

    Toby loves to dance. Especially wiggling and whirling, spinning and stamping, jumping and jiving, and twisting and tumbl... More

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    21st February 2019

    Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

    A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by T... More

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