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Phil Earle

  • 5 stars across 26 books
    Phil Earle's first job was as a care worker in a children's home. Phil then chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing - when he's not writing his own children's books. These include Being Billy and Heroic for teens, and Demolition Dad and Bubble Wrap Boy for younger readers, all of which have received critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, including a longlisting for the Carnegie Medal.


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    3rd June 2021

    When the Sky Falls

    Winner of the British Book Award for Children's Fiction Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award fo... More

    (33 reviews)
    2nd June 2022

    While the Storm Rages

    From the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children's Book of the Year, winner of the Books Are My Bag... More

    (21 reviews)
    4th March 2021

    The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)

    Pickles the dog and his owner Elsie love football more than anything. And they’ve just heard the most amazing news. The ... More

    (15 reviews)
    5th May 2022

    Supernan's Day Out

    An unexpected family secret has hilarious consequences in this action-packed story from Phil Earle and illustrator Steve... More

    (14 reviews)
    6th April 2017

    Superdad's Day Off

    Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Da... More

    (8 reviews)
    25th February 2016

    A Storey Street novel: Superhero Street

    'A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!' - Danny Wal... More

    (7 reviews)
    7th May 2015

    A Storey Street novel: Demolition Dad

    CBBC Book of the Month, June 2017 P erfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Liz Pichon, this... More

    (5 reviews)
    5th January 2017

    Mind the Gap

    When Mikey's dad died, something in Mikey died too. He loved his old man and he never stopped dreaming that one day his ... More

    (5 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    A Storey Street novel: The War Next Door

    The third hilarious children's novel from Demolition Dad and Superhero Street author Phil Earle, illustrated by Watersto... More

    (4 reviews)
    7th January 2021

    Edgar & Adolf

    When he inherits a special football badge, German teenager Adi sets off on a mission to fulfil his grandfather's dying w... More

    (3 reviews)
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