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Books by Barbara Catchpole

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BUZOP
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    Much Ado about Nothing is one of a series of introductions to Shakespeare's key plays. It is perfect as an introduction before studying the play, for revision purposes and for reluctant and struggling readers. The play is retold as a straightforward, pacey narrative in chapter-book format. The book use the present tense and lots of dialogue (in present-day English) to recrate the experience of actually watching the play. The text follow the original plays faithfully so students can acquire an accurate understanding of the action and plot. Memorable quotations from the original text (in italics) make this book perfect for exam crammers! Plus each book includes visual information to help pupils get to grips with the plot, the key characters and their important relationships in the play. The stories are all presented in the period of the play but with modern day language. Written by award winning writer Barbara Catchpole and Stephen Rickard these are really accessible books. They are perfect for getting all pupils, whatever their ability, comfortable with each play before they go on to study it in its original form and a great all round introduction to Shakespeare.
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  • PIG Saves the Day

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDXBG
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    PIG wants to be in the school football team, but there is one problem: he is completely rubbish at football. Sir says Pig will never ever play for the team. When the team's goalie is injured (looking at the other school's cheerleaders and walking at the same time), Pig ends up in goal. How can he possibly save the day? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • PIG and the Fancy Pants

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDXBF
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    PIG is late for school and he can't find his pants - so he borrows his sister's sparkly pink Drama Diva panties. Things get difficult when he has to do PE and he is found in the teacher's toilet wearing his sister's panties. Can Pig ever survive the embarrassment? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • PIG and the Talking Poo

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDXAH
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    Pig has a huge brown plastic dog poo. (Not one of those long ones that go dry. This one's a curly brown, wet-looking poo, with a little black plastic fly on it.) Pig thinks the poo talks to him (he doesn't think that really - he's not bonkers or anything). But he does miss his poo lots when he loses it - mainly because it reminds him of his dad. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • PIG Gets the Black Death (nearly)

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDWXE
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    PIG hates needles, so he uses all his wiley skills to avoid the school vaccinations. But then comes a history lesson on the Black Death. Terrified, Pig decides he must have that injection - and quickly! Sadly he discovers that it's not going to be that easy. Surely now it's only a matter of time before he becomes a victim of the plague. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • PIG and the Long Fart

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDWXD
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    PIG has fallen in love. Tiffany chews gum and is in the bottom Maths set, but she's a real girl! To impress her, Pig agrees to make a speech at a school assembly, in front of the Mayor and all the parents. Unfortunately nerves have an upsetting effect on Pig's stomach, and a long fart manages to creep out on stage, next to the mayor. What will Tiffany say? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • PIG Plays Cupid

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDWWV
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    PIG decides his mum needs a boyfriend, so he sets her up on the Kissy Kissy Online Dating Site ('Meet your hero - hundreds of hunky men free for the online single lady.') When PIG invites two of them to meet his mum (at the same time) things go from bad to even worse than that. Do people on online dating sites always tell lies? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig Skives Off School

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCYC
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    Pig and his best friend Raj decide that they don't actually need to go to school every day. Going for just a few days in a week is enough. So one day they take the day off school and decide to watch the news being filmed in the High Street. They are lucky enough to be interviewed by the News Lady, who promises that Pig and Raj's skiving off school will be 'their little secret'. Everybody lies. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig and the Ice-Cream Cake

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCXV
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    It's Pig's birthday party. It's not actually his birthday - that was ages ago, but still, a party's a party! Even better, Pig's real dad has promised to turn up. Will his dad get there in time? Well, Pig has a strop, Tiffany wants to be a pink zombie and a straw donkey explodes. What do you think? Happily, Bob is there to save the day. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig and the Baldy Cat

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCXU
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    Pig has never really had a pet - except for a hamster, nits and a verruca called Vincent. So when Pig and Raj find a cat tied up in a shopping bag, Pig decides to keep it - even though it is probably the ugliest cat in the whole universe. Pig calls it Baldy Cat and tries to keep it a secret from his mum. He knows they can't afford a cat. Of course, Mum discovers Baldy Cat ('Is that a cat?') and a solution needs to be found. Will Pig and Baldy Cat end up best mates? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Superpig!

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCXT
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    When Pig's best friend Raj is suddenly taken ill, Pig has to get him to hospital very, very quickly. With the help of a wheelbarrow, an empty bus lane and a few friends and family, Pig manages it - and saves Raj from a fate worse than death (OK, not really). For once Pig does it all right, and even the doctors call him Superpig! Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig Leaves Home (for a Bit)

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCXS
    Paperback
    Pig's mum tells him she wants to divorce his dad to be with her new man Bob. Pig doesn't like this - he needs his dad, not Bob - so he decides to run away to Spain to live with his real dad! He thinks it will be easy, but once again things don't go as Pig planned. What happens to children after they are arrested at the airport with somebody else's passport? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers. rs.
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  • Pig is a Blue Baboon's Bottom

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BDCXQ
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    Pig's class at school all have to bring in something they don't use anymore. It all starts well (even though Pig takes in his mum's wedding ring), but then things go wrong and Pig accuses Raj of something terrible. Raj is very upset and calls Pig a blue baboon's bottom. That's Raj's worst insult. Can Pig do anything to restore his friendship with Raj? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Dead Ed in My Head

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BBBWW
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    A hilarious and unexpectedly moving story of two generations coming to terms with life. Teenager Todd has a few issues in his life, not least an inability to focus on anything that's ...well ...important. His best friend is Ed, an old man who lives in a nursing home. When Ed dies, Todd finds Ed living on in his head - not as a memory, but as a real person. They have good conversations, as friends do, and sometimes they argue. Ed even attends his own funeral and gets to comment on the proceedings. But what is it like when you have to share your head with a friend? Ed can offer Todd useful advice - especially when it comes to girls. It turns out that Ed can help with a few other things, too.
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  • Feely and Her Well-Mad Parents

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BAQMF
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    Feely's parents are acting very strangely. They are even talking to each other (not just saying stuff). What is going on? Hannah says they must be getting a divorce. Can that be true? What would happen to Feely? (And Ollie too, but mainly Feely). Girls love Feely! Phoebe Dorcas Tonks - Feely to everyone but her teacher - has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the 'Feely' series by Barbara Catchpole, author of the best-selling 'PIG' books. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and merciless honesty will appeal to all readers.
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  • Feely for Prime Minister

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BAQLY
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    Feely decides to stand for election as class 'Prime Minister'. But Saffron wants to be Prime Minister too, so they have an election campaign and the class must vote. Can Feely beat Saffron and become the first Prime Minister of Class 7 Rosa Parks? Girls love Feely! Phoebe Dorcas Tonks - Feely to everyone but her teacher - has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the 'Feely' series by Barbara Catchpole, author of the best-selling 'PIG' books. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and merciless honesty will appeal to all readers.
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  • Ben's Room

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BAPPD
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    Ben's parents treat him like a kid - so after a huge argument, he decides to leave home. He moves into a very cheap old flat that smells of damp and cabbage. Soon Ben and his two flatmates find hidden terrors inside the flat: rooms that shrink, giant cockroaches and jellyfish with eyes. It's as if their worst fears have come to life ...literally.

    Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this is a shorter version of the original book. The Sharp Shades stories are illustrated and have simpler language and a larger font than the original book. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style.

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  • Pig Tells a Whopping Great Fib

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADTW
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    When Raj spots Bob (Pig's mum's boyfriend) kissing Tish (the one with the pink hair) outside the spare gold shop, Raj has to tell Pig. Pig is outraged. How could Bob do this to Mum? So Pig hatches a cunning plan to get rid of Bob the Love Rat. After all, Pig is good at sorting out grown-ups' lives. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig Gets Angry

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADSH
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    When Pig's mum tells him that she wants to get a divorce from his dad, Pig gets really angry. At school he misbehaves in class (saying 'Baa baa' to Mr. Lamb!) and has to stay in after school. It's a clever detention though, and it makes Pig think again about Mum, Bob and their feelings. Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig is Hairy Snotter

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADSG
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    Pig finally gets to go on his surfing holiday with the school. (He got the holiday because he was in the Head Teacher's Secret Toilet without asking.) While Pig is away, Suki tells him that he has lost his bedroom. Mum has got rid of all his stuff and from now on he will have to live under the stairs, just like Hairy Snotter. This must be Bob's Revenge. What can Pig do? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig and the Rainbow Hair

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADSF
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    Pig is fed up with getting picked on - especially by that Dean Gosnall, who always wants a fight. Pig decides that it's his red hair that's the problem, so Gran and Suki decide to help him change its colour. But it goes a bit wrong and Pig ends up with bright, radioactive orange hair. How can Pig go to school with dayglo orange hair? The teachers will ban him and Goofy Gosnall will beat him up. Can Pig's mum come to the rescue? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig's Season's Finale

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADRB
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    Harry the hamster is ill, so Mum and Pig take him to the vet. That cost thirty quid. Then Suki gets her hand stuck down the drain on the High Street and they have to call the fire brigade to get her out. Suki's (ex)-boyfriend Kim and fireman Sam (I know!) end up in a fight. Then Gran gets herself arrested whilst skateboarding and she loses her teeth. Somebody has lost Vampire Baby, too. What a finale! It's almost like on TV! Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Pig and the Big Quiz

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: BADGS
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    There's a school quiz against The Academy (the posh school) and it's going to be on TV! Raj persuades Pig to join the team, but the problem is that Pig doesn't know anything. So on the big day it's Raj's team (with Pig) against the best of The Academy. Will The Academy really win a gazillion to nil? Boys love PIG! Peter Ian Green has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the bestselling series 'PIG' by Barbara Catchpole. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship will appeal to all readers.
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  • Feely and Henry VIII

    Barbara Catchpole

    Product Code: AYXZS
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    Feely gets to look after the class goldfish, Henry the First, during half term. The Pink Click say it's a mistake and Feely shouldn't be allowed to look after any animal - not ever! Will Saffron be proved right? Girls love Feely! Phoebe Dorcas Tonks - Feely to everyone but her teacher - has another hilarious adventure in this book, one of the 'Feely' series by Barbara Catchpole, author of the best-selling 'PIG' books. Coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations and an easy-to-read diary format, the laugh-out-loud humour and merciless honesty will appeal to all readers.
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