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Sean Taylor

  • 5 stars across 70 books
Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton and The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. 
1st December 2014

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

A laugh-out-loud page turner from Sean Taylor with wickedly hilarious graphic art from Jean Jullien. "This is the funni... MoreHoot Owl, Master of Disguise

(19 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

I Want to Be in a Scary Story

The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents... MoreI Want to Be in a Scary Story

(17 reviews) Review
4th March 2021

Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks: and Other Incredible Creature Features

'The child-appeal of Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks and Other Incredible Creature Features isn't limited to the title' - Guard... MoreFunny Bums, Freaky Beaks: and Other Incredible Creature Features

(17 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

MONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!

Monster is HUNGRY. He wants PIZZA. And he’s got a PHONE! But uh oh . . . who is he going to call? Hold the line – Mons... MoreMONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!

(16 reviews) Review
2nd July 2015

Where the Bugaboo Lives

An interactive, which-way adventure book brimming with creepy creatures and terrifying monsters. From the author of Hoo... MoreWhere the Bugaboo Lives

(14 reviews) Review
6th May 2021

How to Be Cooler than Cool

A laugh-out-loud page-turner from a brilliant author and illustrator team.Praise for Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise: "This... MoreHow to Be Cooler than Cool

(14 reviews) Review
3rd November 2022

The Dream Train: Poems for Bedtime

From Sean Taylor, the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, and the illustrator of Little Green Donkey, Anuska Allepuz... MoreThe Dream Train: Poems for Bedtime

(13 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

A Brave Bear

What is the bravest thing in the world? A brave bear, of course! And who is the best at helping a little bear be bra... MoreA Brave Bear

(10 reviews) Review
16th March 2021

Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up

In this uplifting picture book about spring, follow two children and their father through their backyard as they discove... MoreBusy Spring: Nature Wakes Up

(8 reviews) Review
4th July 2013

Robot Rumpus

When Mum and Dad go out for the evening they think they've left their daughter in safe hands with robots designed to get... MoreRobot Rumpus

(7 reviews) Review
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