Wendy Cooling

Wendy Cooling

  • 4 stars across 18 books
Wendy Cooling taught English in London schools for twenty years before moving to head up the children's side of Booktrust, a charity working to promote reading. In 1992 she set up a pilot research project which has now grown into the national Bookstart programme. Bookstart aims to encourage parents and carers to read to their babies when they are very young. Wendy is now recognised as a children's book guru - she regularly speaks on radio and television and travels the world to talk about children's books. She has talked about books and reading around the UK and all over the world - in countries as diverse as the US, Australia, India and Taiwan - and has helped to launch Bookstart in Thailand and Korea. She loves to travel and has cycled round China, walked in the Himalayas and the Andes, and she continues to journey everywhere she can! She lives in London and loves the theatre and the music it offers - and, of course, she reads and reads and reads ...
1st September 2005

All the Colours of the Earth

Imagine the brilliant colours and smells of fruits in a Caribbean market, the vast variety of tins and jars in a North A... MoreAll the Colours of the Earth

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1st September 2005

D is for Dahl: A Gloriumptious A-Z Guide to the World of Roald Dahl

From Aardvark to Zipfizzing, this is THE alphabetical guide to everything you ever needed to know - and a lot that you d... MoreD is for Dahl: A Gloriumptious A-Z Guide to the World of Roald Dahl

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25th January 1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds edited by Wendy Cooling brings together stories perfectly suited for every... MoreThe Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

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1st March 2007

The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

Meet an amazing range of characters in this exciting collection of stories chosen especially for listeners of around 7-y... MoreThe Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-year-olds

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7th August 2014

A is Amazing!: Poems about Feelings

Amazing, bored, excited, magical, naughty, sad, zestful... .you can feel any way you like in this exciting... MoreA is Amazing!: Poems about Feelings

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5th April 2012

All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth

For this celebration of our Earth, distinguished anthologist Wendy Cooling has chosen poems to make children look, thi... MoreAll the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth

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26th September 1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Children will be spellbound by the amazing characters in this fabulous collection - a greedy king, a very bad giant, a f... MoreThe Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

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3rd September 2009

The Bedtime Collection

This delightful collection has been lovingly compiled for babies and toddlers by children's book expert Wendy Cooling, w... MoreThe Bedtime Collection

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1st September 2005

The Camel Fair: Band 10/White

Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level The Camel Fair is a non-fiction re... MoreThe Camel Fair: Band 10/White

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28th March 1996

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds, edited by Wendy Cooling is essential reading for all six-year-olds!Brillia... MoreThe Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

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