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Tracey Corderoy

  • 5 stars across 76 books
    Tracey Corderoy Biography
    Tracey Corderoy is an award winning children's author who has written over 45 books since 2010. She won the Hounslow Junior Book Award 2014 for Baddies Beasties and a Sprinkling of Crumbs and the Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year in 2011 for The Grunt and The Grouch. She's also been shortlisted for the People's Book Prize 2012 and the 2012 Independent Booksellers Week Award. 

    Tracey grew up in South Wales and moved to Bath when she was 18 to train to become a primary school teacher. She left teaching after having her first daughter and later returned to working in primary schools implementing literacy programmes and reintegrating children into school after long periods of illness. It was during this time she began writing stories for children. 

    Our favourite Tracey Corderoy Book Characters
    Shifty and Sam - from the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series
    Pandora's Granny - from the Hubble Bubble series

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    5th July 2018

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

    The doggy duo is back, and this time there's pastry pandemonium in Paris! In this rhyming, picture book adventure, Shif... More

    (17 reviews)
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    2nd May 2013

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide on career change after one bungled burglary too ... More

    (16 reviews)
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    3rd October 2019

    Mouse's Night Before Christmas

    A captivating retelling of the classic Christmas tale, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, with a magical, shimmery foiled... More

    (13 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Squish Squash Squeeze!

    Squish Squash Squeeze! is the brilliant new picture book from talented author/illustrator team Tracey Corderoy and... More

    (11 reviews)
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    23rd August 2018

    The Pony With No Name

    From bestselling Tracey Corderoy - author of the Hubble Bubble and Shifty McGifty series - comes an enchanting... More

    (11 reviews)
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    7th October 2021

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa's Stolen Sleigh

    Shifty and Sam are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there's a Christmas crisis - the ... More

    (11 reviews)
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    2nd July 2015

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

    The two adorable robber dogs are back in the kitchen, but they'd better watch out when Kitty-le-Claw is about! Shifty M... More

    (10 reviews)
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    1st September 2011

    Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble

    My granny's kind of different. She wears such funny hats. She's got a huge menagerie of cats and frogs and bats! Welcom... More

    (10 reviews)
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    3rd March 2022

    The Story Shop: Blast Off!

    Looking for adventure? Want to be a hero? Step inside the Story Shop! The Story Shop is packed full of plots,... More

    (10 reviews)
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    11th July 2019

    Sneaky Beak

    Is your bath BUBBLY enough? Is your bed BOUNCY enough? Is your cereal CRUNCHY enough? Don't delay - call Sneaky Beak T... More

    (9 reviews)
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