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Andy Catling

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Andy Catling

  • 5 stars across 25 books
    Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house. Igor Sinkovec was born in Slovenia in 1978. As a kid, he dreamt of becoming a truck driver--or failing that, an astronaut. As it turns out, he got stuck behind a drawing board -- so sometimes he draws semi trucks and space shuttles. Igor makes his living as an illustrator. Most of his work involves illustrating books for kids. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    1st August 2018

    A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story

    Joe and his pirate dad along with Cannon the ship guinea pig are miserably stuck on their boat missing the pirate Christ... More

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    9th October 2014

    Aladdin and the Lamp

    Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town an... More

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    13th August 2015

    Santa Corn

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    3rd November 2016

    Brain Invaders

    Diego and Martin decide to skip school. They head to a nearby beach for a day filled with sun, fun and fishing. When clo... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Electric Claw

    Sarah receives a package in the mail from her recently deceased grandfather: a life-size robotic version of him! Sarah e... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Maze Monster

    Two friends decide to sneak into an abandoned science laboratory to explore, only to find that the lab isn't empty after... More

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    31st October 2016

    Boo-A-Bog in the Park

    A heart-warming story about a little boy who overcomes loneliness with a little help from his new friend, Boo-a-Bog. A s... More

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    31st October 2016

    Bw-A-Bog Yn y Parc

    A heart-warming story about a little boy who overcomes loneliness with a little help from his new friend. A Welsh adapta... More

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    22nd June 2017

    Short Histories: The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

    This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wake... More

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    1st December 2007

    Pog the Pixie

    The story of a bad tempered pixie named 'Pog' is told through rhyme, and mixes humour with a good moral message.... More

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    28th September 2006

    Leapfrog Fairy Tales: The Elves and The Shoemaker

    Each morning, the shoemaker finds some beautiful new shoes on his table. Will he ever find out who is helping him?... More

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    1st September 2007

    Tadpoles: The Sad Princess

    The princess was sad. Nobody could cheer her up...until two naughty monkeys came to the palace!... More

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    21st September 2017

    Joseph And The Dreaming Pharoah

    Poor Joseph is still in prison. Meanwhile, Pharoah is having strange dreams featuring scrawny cows gobbling up sleek, ha... More

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    21st September 2017

    Joseph And The Forgetful Servant

    After Mrs Potiphar lied about him, Joseph has been thrown into prison, with only his imaginary cows to keep him company.... More

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    18th January 2018

    Joseph And The Fearful Family

    A delightful re-telling of the popular biblical story of Joseph. Having helped Pharoah make sense of his strange dreams,... More

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    18th January 2018

    Joseph And The Hidden Cup

    A delightful re-telling of the popular biblical story of Joseph. Joseph waits for his brothers to return to Egypt with h... More

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    26th July 2018

    Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail: Independent Reading 11

    A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - ... More

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    1st April 2006

    Reading Corner: The Princess and The Porcupines

    A fun take on the Princess and the Pea - The king and queen want to find the perfect prince to marry their daughter. But... More

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    21st September 2006

    Must Know Stories: Level 2: Aladdin and the Lamp

    Aladdin is a lazy boy who likes to do nothing but play. But when a magician turns up pretending to be his uncle, Aladdin... More

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    11th October 2018

    Reading Champion: The Peach Boy: Independent Reading 13

    In this retelling of a famous Japanese legend, we meet Momotaro, a boy whose mother found him inside a peach. When ogr... More

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    14th May 2019

    Reading Champion: The Peach Boy: Independent Reading 13

    In this retelling of a famous Japanese legend, we meet Momotaro, a boy whose mother found him inside a peach. When ogr... More

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    14th February 2019

    Brain Invaders

    Diego and Martin decide to skip school. They head to a nearby beach for a day filled with sun, fun and fishing. When clo... More

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    14th February 2019

    Electric Claw

    Sarah receives a package in the mail from her recently deceased grandfather: a life-size robotic version of him! Sarah e... More

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    23rd August 2019

    A Pirate Christmas Activity Book

    Join the pirate Christmas party with these fun activities, including make your own pet guinea pig, draw your own treasur... More

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