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  • 5 stars across 57 books
    Steve Smallman has taken up writing his own stories after illustrating children's books for over 30 years. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside. Lee Wildish lives in Lancashire and has been illustrating from a very young age. He loves illustrating children's books and thinks there's nothing better than seeing people laughing at a book he's illustrated.
    30th June 2016

    Treats for a T. rex

    Join George, a young and courageous explorer with all the pluck of a little Indiana Jones, on a Jurassic Park-style jour... More

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    1st August 2011

    Dragon Stew

    `Five bored vikings went out hiking, Looking for adventure, for something bold and new. So they thought th... More

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    28th August 2014

    Doughnuts for a Dragon

    A boy called George had a brilliant idea To be like the heroes of old. He would go off and search for a dragon. To prove... More

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    16th April 2015

    Pizza for Pirates

    A boy called George had a wonderful plan To search for a real pirate crew. So he packed up a pizza, his favourite ... More

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    20th August 2013

    How to Babysit a Grandad

    A New York Times bestselling title, illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Whe... More

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    13th October 2003

    Spaghetti With the Yeti

    "Hurrah!" shouted George, "At last it is you. I've been looking so hard for the Yeti." The monster looked down with a ... More

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    5th June 2014

    Worries Go Away!

    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story a... More

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    5th June 2014

    Marshmallows for Martians

    A boy called George had a marvellous idea One night as he gazed at the stars, 'I'll go and find out what sweets Mart... More

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    14th January 2016

    Double Dave

    Dave wakes up to find someone else sleeping in his bed! It is orange just like Dave. It is big just like Dave. But it ... More

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    1st June 2017

    Muffins for Mummies

    George bravely explores the museum to see, Who's been stealing the cakes on the sly. It could be the mammoth - or m... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Jellybeans for Giants

    Join George on a new rhyming adventure in the latest title in the bestselling picture book series, from award-winning au... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Bears, Bears, Bears

    Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn't content with just one bear though - she wants... More

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    7th October 2010

    Mum and Dad Glue

    A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone ... More

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    3rd July 2014

    How to Babysit a Grandma

    Grab your pillow and get ready to spend some special time with your grandma! When you babysit a grandma, if you're... More

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    7th June 2012

    Leave Me Alone: A tale of what happens when you face up to a bully

    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at s... More

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    1st September 2011

    The Spooky Spooky House

    Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 With a tantalizing storyline that dares the reader to explor... More

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    19th July 2010

    Don't Wake the Lion

    It's a hot, lazy afternoon in the jungle and Lion is ready for a nap, but will the stomping, snapping, squabbling animal... More

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    21st October 2015

    How to Catch Santa

    Don't you have a zillion questions to ask Santa? So you need a plan to catch him. Remember: be crafty! Be clever! Be... More

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    6th October 2016

    Dave's Christmas Cracker

    Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents - and, best of all, there is an ENORMOUS Christmas meal... More

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    11th September 2018

    How to Scare a Ghost

    From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad comes a funny and vibrant pictu... More

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    30th April 2010

    The Grunt and the Grouch

    When The Grunt finds a party invitation on his doormat, he is furious: he hates Tuesdays, he hates visitors and he hates... More

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    5th April 2010

    Beastly Feast

    The Grunt and The Grouch are two of the most disgusting and badly-behaved trolls in the world and the most fun! They kee... More

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    5th April 2010

    Pick 'n' Mix

    The Grunt and The Grouch are two of the most disgusting and badly-behaved trolls in the world - and the most fun! They k... More

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    3rd July 2014

    My Funny Family Moves House

    It's a tight squeeze as usual in the Butterfield house, and with baby Will's stuff taking up all the room it's getting e... More

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    6th June 2013

    My Funny Family Gets Bigger

    It's the new school term and, as the baby inside Mum's tummy gets bigger and bigger, the family begins to plan for Chris... More

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    1st June 2014

    My Funny Family

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    3rd June 2014

    Runaway

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    25th February 2010

    Bears! Bears! Bears!

    With charming cut-paper collage artwork and sweet, rhyming text, this latest addition to Bob Barner's successful series ... More

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    3rd January 2013

    My Funny Family On Holiday

    It's the summer holidays and the Butterfield family is going away to Cornwall. As usual, Mattie has plenty to worry abou... More

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    9th July 2009

    Charlie's Superhero Underpants

    On a wild and windy day all the washing blows away. Socks and vests, a woolly hat, and far worse than all of that - Char... More

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    1st October 2011

    Noisy Body Book

    This hilarious book has a fun and simple story about a very noisy family. Little hands won't be able to resist pressing ... More

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    6th January 2011

    Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet

    Like many young children, Jacob O'Reilly wants a pet. He'd love a dog. A cat would be great. Ooh, what about gerbils? ... More

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    7th May 2015

    How to Surprise a Dad

    There are many different ways to surprise a dad. Some surprises you make. Some surprises you do and some surprises you f... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Stunt Bunny: Tour Troubles

    Harriet Houdini: Stunt Bunny is back in action, this time as the star of Superpets Live! With visions of posh hotels... More

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    27th May 2010

    Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation

    Meet Harriet Houdini, a young rabbit with lots of attitude, as she settles into life with her new family. Never destined... More

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    6th March 2014

    My Funny Family's Got Talent

    Mum's 30th birthday is coming up and after such a hectic year for the Butterfields, Mattie wants to make it extra-spec... More

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    5th November 2015

    My Funny Family Gets Funnier

    Nine-year-old Mattie is excited. Uncle Vez's brother and his wife have come to visit! With their Australian guests, life... More

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    1st January 2015

    Dave's Breakfast Blast Off!

    The hilarious sequel to a modern classic. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bestselling Barry the Fish with ... More

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    30th September 2015

    Socks for Santa

    A boy called George had a magical plan, One Christmas Eve, frosty and bright. As Santa brought presents to him every... More

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    5th July 2010

    Big Splash

    The Grunt and the Grouch are two of the most disgusting and badly-behaved trolls in the world - and the most fun! They k... More

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    5th March 2015

    My Funny Family Saves the Day

    Mattie thinks her Worry Lists are over now that the Butterfields have won the lottery! But when the council threatens ... More

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    1st August 2008

    I've Finished!

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    4th August 2011

    Stunt Bunny: Rabbit Racer

    It's time for Stunt Bunny's biggest challenge yet! When Taz the Tornado, a cat who loves to race, joins the Superpet... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Stunt Bunny: Medal Mayhem

    Harriet Houdini is going for gold in the London Animalympics! Hearing that Superpetsis going to be part of an internatio... More

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    2nd June 2016

    My Funny Family Down Under

    The Butterfields are on the other side of the world visiting Uncle Bruce and Aunty Sheila. Australian life is unlike any... More

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    30th September 2006

    Striking Out

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    30th September 2006

    Download Fever

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    2nd November 2017

    How to Raise a Mum

    From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad comes a funny and heartwarming ce... More

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    5th April 2018

    How to Get Your Teacher Ready

    There are many different ways to surprise a teacher. Some of them are clever. Some of them are silly. All of them are am... More

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    1st April 2008

    I'm Going to Read (R) (Level 3): The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches children a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. ... More

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    1st September 2007

    Fizz Whiz

    Stories of no more than 70 words, focusing on CVC words with short vowel sounds plus phonemes of more than one letter. I... More

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    10th July 2018

    How to Get Your Teacher Ready for School

    Celebrate the school year with the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad . ... More

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    18th March 2019

    Lizzy McTizzy and the Busy Dizzy Day

    From bestselling author Sarah Weeks and New York Times bestselling illustrator Lee Wildish comes an irresistibly... More

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