Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Series

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A hilarious rhyming picture book and early chapter book series for all dog lovers about two animal friends, perfect for fans of funny books for children!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam can't seem to get it right. They've had their try at becoming professional thieves, but they're just not very good at burgling. They've tried robbing banks, bookshops, bike shops, even their very own NEIGHBOURS! They have no choice but to open up a café bakery and leave the low life behind. 

But Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam's life is everything but boring, and soon enough they're the ones to sniff out CRIME! in each book, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam must solve a new mystery.

From cats robbing banks, penguins stealing tiaras and burgled fancy hotels, to Christmas mysteries, missing masterpieces and even ALIENS, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two busy pups solving crime, all while baking delicious cakes!

This series by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton is the perfect mixture of cosy elements, mystery and absolutely bonkers hilarity! It's also the perfect reading adventure to help little readers move from picture books on to their very first chapter books, all while entertaining them and getting them giggling with laughter. 

If you love these books, you might want to check out other books by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton, like Sneaky Beak, Fairy Tale PetsThe Story Shop books, the Nothing to see Here Hotel books!


All the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam books in order:

Book 1: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam (2013)
Book 2: The Cat Burglar (2015)
Book 3: The Diamond Chase (2016)
Book 4: The Spooky School (2016)
Book 5: Up, Up and Away! (2017)
Book 6: Jingle Bells! (2017)
Book 7: The Missing Masterpiece (2018)
Book 8: The Aliens Are Coming! (2019)
Book 9: Santa's Stolen Sleigh (2021)
Book 10: Pirates Ahoy! (2022)
Book 10: Train Trouble (2023)

Book 1
Book 1

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 ... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

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Book 2
Book 2

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 McG... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

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Book 3
Book 3

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bak... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

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Book 4
Book 4

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School

The first title in a two-colour fiction series, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to rea... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School

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Book 5
Book 5

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!

Three more stories of bravery and derring-do from our favourite baker boys! The much-loved picture book pair of pooches ... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!

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Book 6
Book 6

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells!

Three hilarious read-aloud stories following the adventures of our favourite baking dogs! The much-loved picture book po... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells!

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Book 7
Book 7

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, Shifty... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

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Book 8
Book 8

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

Three more slapstick two-colour early readers from our favourite doggy detectives, all set in the summer sun. And things... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

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Book 9
Book 9

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 ... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa's Stolen Sleigh

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Book 10
Book 10

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

The detective dogs are back for a swashbuckling pirate adventure!Shifty and Sam have swapped their life of crime for a c... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

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Book 12
Book 12

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

All aboard for an exciting new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam escapade!When Shifty and Sam are asked to bake on board t... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

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Book 13
Book 13

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

All aboard for an exciting new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam escapade!When Shifty and Sam are asked to bake on board t... MoreShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

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