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Nick Maland

  • 4 stars across 31 books
    Mara Bergman grew up in Wantagh, Long Island, USA, and knew at an early age that she wanted to be a writer. Her poems have been published in many magazines, and she received a Writer's Bursary from South East Arts UK for 1995/6, as well as prizes in several poetry competitions. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books, and she began to write for children when her own were young. She now works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Tunbridge Wells with her family and their many pets. Nick graduated in English & Drama from London University in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre - acting and directing in the London fringe and, during this time, devloped an interest in drawing, which soon took over as a full-time career. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1996 (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award in 1998 (for Brave Whale). Parenting Magazine in America gave Big Blue Whale an award. He has a daughter and a son and lives in London.
    4th October 2018

    Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon

    A 2018 Times Book of the Year. An enchanting fairytale about Mr Tiger, and his troupe of acrobats, Betsy K Glo... More

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    1st May 2015

    Fact Finders: Dinosaurs

    Did you know the Brontosaurus never existed -the wrong neck and body were put together! Do you know why dinosaurs grew t... More

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    30th July 2015

    Big Blue Whale

    Find out about the largest mammal on the planet in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the ... More

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    3rd January 2008

    Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

    Oliver Donnington Rimington Sneep couldn't and didn't and would not sleep. It's not that he is afraid of the dark, or mo... More

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    6th February 2020

    Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon

    The mysterious Mr Tiger and the inquisitive Betsy K Glory set off on their second adventure, from bestselling author S... More

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    7th March 2013

    When the Alligator Came to Play

    When an alligator and her baby came creeping, creeping into the playground, were the people scared? You bet they were!... More

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    7th March 2013

    Snip, Snap Alligator!

    Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt , this story is an absolute delight to read aloud, enabling a child to re... More

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    26th August 2015

    The Brave Little Grork

    This is a new edition of a gently reassuring picture book by Cave and Maland about a small creature's fears and worrie... More

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    25th February 2015

    Friends

    A new tale of friendship from Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Once there were two friends who were alw... More

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    1st April 2021

    Snip Snap

    SNIP SNIP! SNAP SNAP! This brilliant tale is about a cheeky crab, a crocodile, and a spot of mayhem ... More

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