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Sean Taylor

  • 4 stars across 50 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... More

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    1st July 2015

    Where the Bugaboo Lives

    From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, comes a wonderfully interactive, which-way adventure story which follow... More

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    1st February 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 brave? ... More

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    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... More

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    1st February 2016

    Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!

    What's an adorably small canine with a big personality to do? From Sean Taylor, the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disgu... More

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    6th August 2015

    The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in

    There it was, between The Greengrocer' s and The Underwear Outfitters. The Cheese Shop. It was... More

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    1st August 2015

    What a Naughty Bird

    In this rhyming romp, a naughty bird flies around the world, pooing on other animals, until he goes a step too far... 'T... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Snowbear

    When snow comes in the night, Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. A magical sledge ride takes them deep into the woods, bu... More

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    22nd May 2014

    Fiddlesticks!

    Mouse has built a lovely new house. But as he stands outside to survey his handiwork, he notices one window is a little ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3: Brer Rabbit's Trickbag

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by to... More

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    3rd August 2017

    They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

    We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscu... More

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    1st 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... More

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    3rd March 2011

    The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair

    The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair could frighten the feathers off a peacock..."Yipes!" blinked the itzy-bitzy rabbi... More

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    14th November 2014

    Upraid Nan Robot!

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    6th March 2008

    Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon

    As the Rio Afua ferry twists its way along the Amazon, Sean Taylor breathes in not only stories from local people he mee... More

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    19th May 2007

    When A Monster Is Born

    Children will delight in this anarchic picture book from a new author, bought to dramatic life by the illustrations of t... More

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    4th August 2011

    Tickling Tigers

    The tickly tigers are on the prowl! Daddy tiger is teaching his cubs his best tickling tips and it isn't long before the... More

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    1st June 2012

    World Champion Of Staying Awake, The

    Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse and Beanbag Frog refuse to go to sleep! Luckily, clever Stella has a plan...Ste... More

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    26th April 2012

    Who Ate Auntie Iris?

    One little chinchilla loves going to visit her Auntie Iris - but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where... More

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    1st October 2006

    Purple Class and the Flying Spider

    Purple Class are back in four new hilarious tales of classroom mishaps. All havoc breaks loose when Ivette and Zina see ... More

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    6th May 2010

    Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All!

    The animals watch in amazement as Crocodile demonstrates how he is the best animal of all. He can climb better than Moun... More

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    5th September 2013

    Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off!

    Mr Tanner the farmer pollutes his farm and mistreats his animals, leading them to stage a rebellion. They build an int... More

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    1st March 2006

    Purple Class and the Skelington

    Meet Purple Class. Yasmin thinks she sees the ghost of the Green Lady who haunts the school looking for first years to k... More

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    3rd July 2014

    That's What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile

    When a hippopotamus comes round to your house don' t be worried or scared by his size, just hu... More

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    8th August 2009

    Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater

    Purple Class are back with four more entertaining stories that highlight the funny side of primary school life. There is... More

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    5th September 2013

    Time to Read: Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All!

    The animals watch in amazement as Crocodile demonstrates how he is the best animal of all. He can climb better than Mo... More

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    1st June 2015

    It's a Groovy World, Alfredo!

    From Sean Taylor, comes a goofy, warm-hearted story about finding your own individual rhythm and groove in the world. F... More

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    5th September 2013

    Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris?

    One little chinchilla loves going to visit her Auntie Iris - but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where s... More

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    1st April 2013

    We Have Lift-Off!

    Mr Tanner the farmer pollutes his farm and mistreats his animals, leading them to stage a rebellion. They build an int... More

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    1st September 2007

    Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat: Band 04/Blue

    This fantasy story is about two monkeys, who look smart in their new clothes. Mojo has new shoes, and Weeza has a new ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    5th January 2005

    The Stone Cutter: Band 07/Turquoise

    A poor stone cutter who wished he was a rich man has his wish granted. He then keeps changing his wish, and each wish ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3a: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    20th September 2004

    Mojo and Weeza and the Funny Thing: Band 04/Blue

    Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-7 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators ... More

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    3rd May 2012

    A Waste of Good Paper

    The story of Jason, a boy at Heronford School for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The journal te... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: the Huge and Horrible Beast

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by to... More

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    4th January 2011

    Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat

    Talking Books are read-along versions of the Collins Big Cat titles. Lively readings, sound effects and music all help t... More

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    4th January 2011

    Mojo and Weeza and the Funny Thing

    Talking Books are read-along versions of the Collins Big Cat titles. Lively readings, sound effects and music all help t... More

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    13th July 2017

    I am Actually a Penguin

    When a little girl is given a penguin suit she decides that living as a penguin is much more fun than just dressing as o... More

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    8th September 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11 All Stars Pack 3 Pack of 6

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginat... More

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    1st June 2004

    Boing!

    A terrible thing has happened to the Great Elastic Marvel (five times World Trampolining Champion, sometimes known as th... More

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    5th September 2013

    Time to Read: the Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair

    The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair could frighten the feathers off a peacock..."Yipes!" blinked the itzy-bitzy rabbi... More

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    3rd September 2007

    Small Bad Wolf

    Small Bad Wolf wants to grow up to be the baddest wolf around! He loves chasing things and pouncing. When his dad says "... More

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    5th April 2018

    Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of the Mulla Nasruddin

    Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he p... More

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    26th September 2000

    Literacy World

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    7th February 2019

    My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much

    Little Gorilla is going to the doctor for an injection. His mum says it's because she has to look after him. But that'... More

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    16th May 2019

    Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

    When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear th... More

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    Kiss the Crocodile

    A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Dow... More

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    A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Dow... More

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