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  • 5 stars across 23 books
    Ross Collins graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a First in Illustration. In the same year he won the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. He now has over eighty titles to his name including Busy Night which won the White Raven Award and Billy Monster's Daymare which won the Royal Mail Book Award. He lives in Glasgow.

    Tom MacRae is best known as a BAFTA-winning scriptwriter for television: his work has been shown on both Channel 4 and BBC2. He has recently written several episodes for the new series of both Doctor Who and Miss Marple. His first book for children, The Opposite, was published by Andersen Press in 2006, and his second Baby Pie in 2009.
    3rd August 2017

    This Zoo is Not for You

    When a small platypus visits the zoo, the animals all assume he has come about the vacancy and he is swiftly taken throu... More

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    7th June 2018

    What Does An Anteater Eat?

    Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults... More

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    27th May 2015

    There's a Bear on My Chair

    Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and it just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tac... More

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    19th March 2018

    Colour My Days

    Emmy and Jeff live in a black and white world. But suddenly, the week has started with a splash of yellow and each new d... More

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    22nd May 2014

    My Amazing Dad

    Snip is a little crocodile who loves his dad. But when he realises he doesn't know what his dad DOES all day, he heads o... More

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    26th March 2014

    Blamehounds

    A hilariously wacky read from author/illustrator Ross Collins. Whenever there's a pong, poo or puddle that can't be expl... More

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    25th March 2004

    It Takes Two

    Karen Wallace looks at the often bizarre behaviour of females and males in the animal world, showing what they will do t... More

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    4th August 2003

    Busy Night

    A little boy relucatantly goes to bed where he tries desperately to go to sleep! But he is distracted by the arrival of ... More

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    4th August 2011

    Dear Vampa

    The Pires are cursed with new neighbours. Things were just fine on Nostfer Avenue until the Wolfsons arrived. There se... More

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