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Neal Layton

  • 5 stars across 59 books

    Jonathan Meres is the author of the best-selling WORLD OF NORM series, the first of which was nominated for The Scottish Children's Book Awards in 2012.


    Born in Nottingham, he left school at 16 to join the merchant navy. Ever in search of adventure, he then became an ice cream van driver before moving to London to be a rock star. When that didn't work out Jonathan became an actor instead and later, a stand-up comedian. He won a Time Out Award for comedy and was nominated for The Perrier Award. He has written a wide variety of TV programmes for children, as well as radio for grown-ups, including his own series on Radio 4.


    He lives in Edinburgh where he enjoys being cynical. He has no cats.

    3rd November 2016

    Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

    A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.C... More

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    4th October 2018

    Emily Brown and Father Christmas

    Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back! And who's that outside the window ... it's Father Christmas... More

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    1st July 2015

    Where the Bugaboo Lives

    From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, comes a wonderfully interactive, which-way adventure story which follow... More

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    5th March 2015

    Emily Brown and the Thing

    A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared... More

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    5th March 2015

    That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown

    A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile compa... More

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    5th April 2012

    Stanley's Stick

    Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal La... More

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    1st July 2010

    Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

    Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a parti... More

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    4th June 2015

    Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown

    Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhapp... More

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    10th April 2012

    Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown

    With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative t... More

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    1st October 2007

    That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown

    Winner of the 2006 Nestle Gold Award, chosen for the Richard & Judy Christmas book party, a Bookaboo Book Club book as s... More

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