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Mark Chambers

  • 5 stars across 51 books
    Dave Lowe (Author)
    Dave Lowe grew up in Dudley in the West Midlands, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He spends his days writing books, drinking lots of tea, and treading on Lego that his daughters have left lying around. Dave is the author of the successful STINKY AND JINKS: MY HAMSTER series, which follow the adventures of a nine-year-old boy called Ben, and Stinky, Ben's genius pet hamster. (When Dave was younger, he had a pet hamster too. Unlike Stinky, however, Dave's hamster didn't often help him with his homework.) He has also written the DADVENTURE books, winner of the KS1 Teach Primary Award 2018. Find Dave online at @daveloweauthor or

    The Boy Fitz Hammond (Illustrator)
    Born in York in the late 1970s, The Boy Fitz Hammond now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and their two sons. A freelance illustrator for well over a decade, he loves to draw in a variety of styles, allowing him to work on a range of projects across all media. Find him online at or on Twitter @tbfhDotCom.
    23rd July 2020

    Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond

    Take to the skies in this thrilling new series from author Alex English. (BEWARE: THERE WILL BE PIRATES!) 11 y... More

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    1st September 2015

    Jack And the Beanstalk

    The classic English fairytale, specially rewritten for young children and brought to life with stunning illustrations. J... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st November 2012

    Noisy Bottoms

    Foxes do it... rabbits do it... Even Daddy Bear does it! Little children won't be able to resist pressing the buttons to... More

    (6 reviews)
    5th April 2018

    My Hamster is a Genius

    First in a hilarious six-book series about a highly unusual pet hamster. MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS was shortlisted for the... More

    (6 reviews)
    6th April 2017

    Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

    This spick and span crew of pirates have had enough of Pete's pongy feet! So he's been ordered to walk the plank. But ... More

    (5 reviews)
    5th August 2021

    Sky Pirates: The Dragon's Gold

    Embark on another swashbuckling SKY PIRATES adventure in The Dragon's Gold, perfect for 8+ explorers and fans ... More

    (5 reviews)
    7th September 2017

    Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

    Jake is baking a birthday cake for his best friend Sam. But his sweet treat turns monstrous when his friends help out:... More

    (3 reviews)
    6th August 2012

    Pigeon Poo

    In a perfect town with tidy streets, And flawless lawns with shiny seats, A pigeon swooped and looped the loop, And left... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st February 2015


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    4th March 2011

    Run Rabbit Run

    When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay tog... More

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