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Duncan Beedie

  • 5 stars across 29 books
    Duncan Beedie Biography
    Duncan Beedie is an illustrator and author whose debut picture book The Bear Who Stared was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017. His other books include The Lumberjack’s Beard and The Last Chip

    Duncan has worked in animation for over 14 years on a diverse range of projects including satirical sketches for BBC Three, segments for children’s TV shows and websites and TV commercials. 

    Duncan lives in Bristol with his wife, daughter and dog Ivor.

    Our favourite Duncan Beedie Book Characters
    Bear - from The Bear Who Stared
    Jim - from The Lumberjack's Beard
    Percy - from The Last Chip
    1st February 2016

    The Bear Who Stared

    A funny and charming picture book with heart from rising star Duncan Beedie - now shortlisted for the Waterstones Childr... More

    (29 reviews)
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    12th January 2017

    The Lumberjack's Beard

    Every day, Jim Hickory the lumberjack heads into the forest with his trusty axe and chops down trees. Unfortunately, all... More

    (20 reviews)
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    11th January 2018

    The Last Chip

    Percy is a little pigeon, and he's very hungry. Life on the streets is tough, and every time he tries to get hold of a s... More

    (19 reviews)
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    7th February 2019

    Molly's Moon Mission

    Molly the moth lives in the back of an old wardrobe. She loves her home and her family but she yearns for adventure. So ... More

    (15 reviews)
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    8th July 2021

    Agent Llama

    Meet Palmer. Charlie Palmer. Awesome spy and fluffy llama. Her top-secret mission? To save the world and rescue a pair o... More

    (12 reviews)
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    4th October 2018

    Get Coding 2! Build Five Computer Games Using HTML and JavaScript

    Learn to code five fun computer games - including Snake and Table Tennis - in this essential beginner's guide for ki... More

    (9 reviews)
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    3rd September 2020

    I Really, Really Need a Wee!

    Bush Baby is in a fix. She didn't need a wee before she left home - now she needs one right away! Uh-oh! But what will s... More

    (8 reviews)
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    4th April 2019

    Stefano the Squid: Hero of the Deep

    It's lights, camera, ACTION under the sea, but Stefano the Squid is having a wobble. All the other creatures seem far ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    21st September 2016

    Monsters' Nonsense: The Zingy Zapper: Practise phonics with non-words

    Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a... More

    (1 review)
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