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Simon Philip

  • 5 stars across 12 books
    Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children's literature, particularly picture books, so much so that he had a go at writing his own. Deciding he was better at writing stories for children than he would ever be at teaching them, he made a swift exit from education to live the cliche of the writer who works in a bar. He hopes that one day he'll be able to give up writing stories and become a barman full-time.
    12th January 2017

    I Don't Know What to Call My Cat

    Every cat needs a name. One name, one word, just a sound... It should be easy to choose one, right? WRONG!!! I just don'... More

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    30th June 2016

    You Must Bring a Hat

    The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a m... More

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    5th September 2019

    Be More Bernard

    Perfect for fans of Jim Field and Julia Donaldson, Be More Bernard is the brilliant story of a disco bunny who w... More

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    21st February 2019

    Wizard vs. Lizard

    Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... b... More

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    10th August 2017

    I Really Want the Cake

    There's a smell I can't ignore. It's wafting through the kitchen door. It's time for me to find out more. I think it mig... More

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    13th June 2019

    I Really Want to Win

    Today is Sports Day. I CAN'T WAIT! And as I know that I'll be great, I've planned how I will celebrate - because I'm g... More

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    6th September 2018

    It All Began When I Said Yes

    A brilliantly funny book about what happens when you say yes, from award-winning author Simon Philip and exciting illu... More

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    30th April 2020

    Fred: Wizard in Trouble

    Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... b... More

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    5th September 2019

    Fred: Wizard in Training

    Originally published as Wizard Vs Lizard , get ready for a laugh-out-loud magical adventure from award-winni ng ... More

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    17th September 2020

    Wizard in Training #3

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