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Books by Alan MacDonald

  • The Gingerbread Man

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: ADUUG
    Hardback 3 years +
    Based on the traditional fairy tale "The Gingerbread Man", this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people! Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. It is ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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  • The Magic Porridge Pot: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BDRGL
    Hardback Toddlers
    Based on the traditional fairy tale 'The Magic Porridge Pot', this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Find out what happens when a magic pot won't stop cooking porridge! Part of the Ladybird 'First Favourite Tales' series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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  • Churchill: His Finest Hours

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BQYFC
    Paperback
    You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!
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  • Queen Victoria: Her Great Empire

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: CCYRB
    Paperback
    Everybody knows Victoria married a chap called Albert and wore black clothes - all the time. But did you know that Victoria: Went on her holidays in disguise? Was best pals with herrude Scottish servant? Everything you could ever want to know about Queen Victoria!
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  • Slurps and Burps

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AUKJE
    Paperback 6 years +
    A Dirty Bertie collection to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from Snow!, Toothy! and Dinosaur! Join Bertie as he tries to beat Know-all Nick in a sledge race, takes a reluctant trip to the dentist and goes on a dinosaur hunt! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: The Great Spaghetti Suit

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AMKNC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Sue makes suits, but in The Great Spaghetti Suit she meets her toughest customer. None of Sue's suits are good enough for Bernard Bellow. Then Sue's son has an idea for a very special suit. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
  • Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Fiction: Level 9: Messy Ella

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AMLEX
    Paperback 7 years +
    Messy Ella tells the story of Ella, a messy hippo. Ella's sisters are always neat and tidy, but Ella is always mucky and messy. When the Prince invites them all to his birthday party, will Ella manage to stay clean and tidy? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: The Wrong Letter

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AJHFB
    Paperback 7 years +
    In The Wrong Letter pony-mad Pippa can't wait to ride at the Junior Show and football-mad Flo is sure her team will win the Cup Final. One morning the postman brings two letters to Elm Road that mean both girls are in for some surprises...TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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  • Scream!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AXJQK
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he builds his very own haunted house, goes on a wet weekend away with his family and tries to cheat at the Spelling Bee!
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  • Horror!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: ALIVY
    Paperback 6 years +
    Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, Dirty Bertie is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.
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  • Superstar!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AKQIG
    Paperback 6 years +
    Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!
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  • Pirate!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AGUTO
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he samples life as a swashbuckling pirate, cooks up a storm in the poshest restaurant in town, and teams up with Dad at the School Sports Day in an attempt to beat Royston Rich!
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  • Henry VIII: Heads Will Roll

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: CCYRO
    Paperback
    Everybody knows that king Henry VIII is horribly famous for having a bit of a weight problem, marrying six unlucky wives andgetting very carried away with his chopping block. But did you know that Henry: Was a handsome hunk and sports star? Accused his second wife of witchcraft? Bricked up his bedroom door at night? Everything you could ever want to know about Henry VIII!
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  • Pirates Don't Go to School!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BYIQI
    Hardback
    When Jake wants to go to school his family are HORRIFIED. School is all rotten rules and terrible ten-legged teachers. Pirates don't go to school! Or do they? A fantastically funny tale, perfect to reassure `first day at school' nerves.
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  • Oscar and the Dognappers

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BPNVR
    Paperback
    The second book in a brilliantly funny new series from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Oscar's back . . . and he's got plenty to talk about! Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! In Sam and Oscar's second adventure, Sam's dad wants the whole family to get involved in his new business idea (a cafe with a rather unusual menu), but Sam's got other things to worry about when dogs start disappearing . . . can Sam and Oscar unmask the dastardly dognappers? A warm and funny series of doggy adventures, perfect for fans of Spydog, My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong, Horrid Henry and Pamela Butchart. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.
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  • Ask Oscar

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BLXHW
    Paperback
    A brilliantly funny new series from Dirty Bertie author, Alan MacDonald, featuring a pig on a bike, a Poopomatic, and a talking dog! Meet Oscar. He's no ordinary dog . . . Sam has wanted a dog for AGES, so when Oscar turns up on this doorstep he can't believe his luck. And when he finds out that Oscar's secret he can't believe his ears! Oscar thinks humans are silly and rather badly trained - but when the freedom of the town's dogs is under threat, Oscar's about to discover that a dog's best friend is his boy. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.
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  • Snow!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: BFBPM
    Paperback
    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he takes on the challenge of beating Know-all Nick in a sledge race, breaks a revolting world record, and changes the course of history during a battle re-enactment...
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  • Prince of Pants

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AVHXQ
    Paperback 3 years +
    It's Prince Pip's birthday, and he can't wait to choose a pair of pants to wear on his special day. But when he goes to his pants drawer, it's empty! Where have all his pants gone? Could it be that the palace has planned a very special, pants-tastic surprise party? A royally funny picture book by an award-winning duo, with glow-in-the dark undies on the final page.
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  • My Doodle Book!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AUIVR
    Paperback 6 years +
    Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Keep Dirty Bertie fans entertained for hours with this delightfully disgusting doodle book!
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  • Cupcake Wars!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AQPCU
    Paperback 6 years +
    A fantastically funny series from Alan MacDonald and David Roberts, creator of Dirty Bertie, Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Perfect for young readers who are fans of Dirty Bertie. Whether she's having a bake-off against Tiffany Charmers, riding high at a pony party or snooping on her mysterious neighbours, she's determined to steal the show! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!
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  • Thunderbot's Day of Doom

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: APVUJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Our heroes, Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog, face their toughest challenge yet - a weatherman gone bad! Thunderbot is determined to hold the country to ransom by controlling the weather - he even threatens to put the Queen in danger! With gadgets a-plenty, our young superheroes must battle through ice, snow, tornadoes and lightning strikes - but can they save the day? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Fiction: Level 15: A Spell of Trouble

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AMLQO
    Paperback 7 years +
    Everyone picks on Franklin Hobbs in A Spell of Trouble. When he finds a book of magic spells he sees his chance for revenge. But things don't quite go to plan. Flying class-mates and a rhino loose in the school are just the start. Franklin is in big trouble. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 15: The Worst Team in the World

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: AMKUC
    Paperback 7 years +
    Reject Rovers are just one game away from making history in The Worst Team in the World. If they lose one more game they'll claim the record as the worst football team of all time. Can Kevin 'Panic' Taylor transform the team before Saturday? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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  • Puppy Love!

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: ALZXT
    Paperback 6 years +
    Introducing Angela Nicely, a fantastically funny series from the creators of Dirty Bertie! Join Angela in three deliciously funny stories as she strives to prove that she always knows best! Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans after he struggled to escape her clutches in Kiss! Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but she's not quite as sweet as she'd have you believe! Perfect for young readers who are fans of Dirty BertieAngela always knows best! Whether she's persuading her mum to buy her a puppy, casting her vote for Teacher of the Year, or causing havoc on a camping trip with the Brownies, she's determined to run the show! With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these deliciously funny stories are perfect for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child. Angela Nicely is sure to delight young readers, with her larger-than-life personality and her desire to be the best!
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