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David Roberts

David Roberts is a British children’s illustrator who was born in Liverpool on 8 May, 1970. He provides artwork for books for children of all ages and has worked with authors ranging from Julia Donaldson to Philip Ardagh.

David published his first Dirty Bertie book in 2002 and followed this up in 2003 with Pooh! Is that You, Bertie? He then collaborated with Alan McDonald on Bertie books for slightly older readers including Burp, Kiss and Pants. He loved drawing from and early age and went to art college and worked as a fashion illustrator before finding his true calling.


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David Roberts Books

  • Slime and Grime

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BYIRC
    Paperback
    A Dirty Bertie collection to delight everyone who revels 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 FAME!, HORROR! and ALIENS!Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series featuring the character created by David Roberts and written by Alan MacDonald. With each hilarious story split into bitesize chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers and those just beginning to read independently.
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  • Suffragette

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BPKWG
    Hardback 12 years +
    An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength. David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement - from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison. Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift. This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2019's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Pants!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADUYX
    Paperback 6 years +
    Written by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by the wonderful David Roberts, this Dirty Bertie book is sure to appeal to young boys around the age of 7. Not as naughty as Horrid Henry but sure to appeal to the same fanbase, the stories in Pants are hilarious and cover clashing parties and fame! A book that will even appeal to reluctant readers.
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  • Jackpot!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ANGVT
    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. Join Bertie in Jackpot!, his 25th adventure, as he wins the lottery (or thinks he does), cooks up a storm in the kitchen and finds himself face-to-face with a demon dolly! 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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  • Toothy!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AJBHU
    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! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways.Join Bertie on his 19th adventure in Toothy! as he takes a reluctant trip to the dentist, tries to keep his cool on the hottest day of the year, and causes a mid-air emergency whilst flying with a very nervous Dad! 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 boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.
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  • Yuck!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADWDA
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Dirty Bertie devises a new scheme for making filthy lucre, has a sickly time at the fairground and manages to teach a toddler her first word, but it's a rude one! Written by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by David Roberts, Yuck! is sure to appeal to fans of Horrid Henry!
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  • Bogeys!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADVAZ
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Bertie, bribed by his mum to stop picking his nose, gets more than he bargained for with a magic trick and drives a museum potty on a school outing. Alan MacDonald's fun stories are sure to appeal to children who love Horrid Henry and Andy Stanton's books, and David Roberts' illustrations just enhance their enjoyability!
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  • Escalante's Dream

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BYXVR
    Hardback
    In late July 1776, fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Velez de Escalante set out from Santa Fe to chart a route to the new Spanish missions in California. The Fransiscans planned to scout the country for mineral wealth and locate the Ute and Navajo tribes for conversion. In present-day Utah, however, the dangers of starvation and hypothermia forced them to turn back. By November the friars were reduced to survival mode: stymied by the raging Colorado River, they had to kill their horses for food. In this adventure-history, David Roberts travels the Spaniards' forgotten route, using Escalante's first-person report as his guide. Blending personal and historical narrative, he relives the glories, catastrophes and courage of this desperate journey.
  • Limits of the Known

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BUKZU
    Paperback
    In a book that is part memoir and part history, David Roberts looks back at his personal relationship to extreme risk and tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure. In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks the answer with sharp new urgency. He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring, as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history. He looks at what it meant in 1911 for Amundsen to reach the South Pole or in 1953 for Hillary and Norgay to summit the highest point on earth. And he asks what the future of adventure is in a world we have mapped and trodden all the way to the most remote corners of the wilderness.
  • Sweet Sorrow

    David Roberts

    Product Code: BKWKL
    Paperback
    A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity BrowneAugust 1939, the last hot days of a perfect English summer as the certainty of war descends. Newlyweds Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne are determined to spend these last days of peace quietly in their new house in a sleepy Sussex village - a honeymoon of sorts. But fight against it as he might, for Edward it turns out to be a busman's holiday. When poet Byron Gates is bizarrely murdered after the village fete - executed, in fact, his head chopped off on a wooden block - Edward is asked to investigate.Alas, murder is not yet done with Verity and Edward, for even in the hallowed studios of Broadcasting House, murder dares to rear its ugly head. Before Verity can take up her new foreign posting, there are more deaths and the intrepid couple embark on one of their most dangerous investigations to date.Praise for David Roberts:'A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace' Peter James'A really well-crafted and charming mystery story' Daily Mail'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian
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  • Crackers!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AYIGZ
    Paperback 6 years +
    Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's the world's grubbiest trouble-magnet and he's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas. Join Bertie for three comically chaotic Christmas stories as he makes his very own Christmas crackers, performs in the school nativity play and has to dress up as an elf to help out at Santa's Grotto.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AUPRP
    Hardback 3 years +
    Young Annabel lives in the 1950s and dreams of a future with jetpacks, flying cars and robots. However, little does she know that she is living under an evil spell that could mean she has no future at all...When the curse is fulfilled on her 16th birthday and she falls asleep for 1000 years, her house is overgrown by a magnificent rose tree. A young explorer called Zoe discovers the story of Sleeping Beauty, but can she find Annabel in time to lift the curse and show her what the future actually looks like?
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  • The Bolds

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AOKZQ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they're hyenas. Yes, that's right - they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh. So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington's best-kept secret. Whatever will the neighbours think?
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  • Whiffs and Sniffs

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AOCUU
    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 Crackers!, Pong! and Pirate! Join Bertie as he performs in the school nativity play, gives Miss Boot the fright of her life and tries his luck as a swashbuckling pirate! 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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  • Smash!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AJMLC
    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. Join Bertie in Smash! his 22nd adventure, as he finds himself in a spot of bother with Mrs Nicely next door, tries his hand at a round of golf and joins Gran in a winning game of Bingo! 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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  • Queen Bee

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AIPDK
    Paperback 6 years +
    The second book in a brand new series from David Roberts and Alan MacDonald, the best-selling team that brought you Dirty Bertie. Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Queen Bee features three wickedly funny stories about Angela. Whether she's matchmaking her teachers, flogging homemade lemonade, or dealing with the Ugly Sisters, she always has an answer for everything...With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Wind in the Willows, The Troll, Eddie Dickens Trilogy), these 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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  • Angela Nicely

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AHEQR
    Paperback 6 years +
    From the world of Dirty Bertie comes a new star! A brand new series from David Roberts, creator of Dirty Bertie, Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans. Angela might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Angela knows best! Whether it's trying to succeed as a top model, proving that her head teacher wears a wig, or finding herself out of her depth on a spa weekend, she's determined to make a splash! Angela Nicely is the first book in this fantastically mischievous series. Perfect for little girls who are fans of Dirty Bertie.
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  • Once They Moved Like the Wind

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADWXT
    Paperback
    Of the many tales of conflict and warfare between the US government and the Indian tribes, perhaps none is more dramatic or revealing than the story of the Apache wars. They were the final episode in the subjugation of the indigenous peoples: the surrender of Geronimo in 1886 effectively ended the Indian wars. Featuring not only Gerinimo, but other larger-than-life characters such as Cochise and General Cook, this is an account of the battles between the Apache and the US Army for land and freedom.
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  • Pooh! is That You, Bertie?

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADWXM
    Paperback
    Bertie can be a bit smelly. When he trumps, it makes his mum cross, embarrasses his dad, upsets his gran and offends his sister. But they all have a secret - and Bertie knows what it is.
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  • Loo!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADVBW
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Bertie finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach, up to his neck in sand and trouble on holiday, and staging a one-man protest to stop Mum and Dad from selling the house! Alan MacDonald's character is full of life and will even appeal to reluctant readers, as well as fans of Horrid Henry. David Roberts' illustrations make the book even more appealing to children aged 6 and over.
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  • Burp!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADVAL
    Paperback 6 years +
    Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly DISGUSTING HABITS! Watch out, Bertie is back, and this time he's staging a school dinner revolt, taking Whiffer to dog training and sabotaging his sister's sleepover. It can only end in chaos!
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  • Fleas!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADUYN
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Berties is a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! Bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it! A perfect read for fans of Horrid Henry, this story is called Fleas and sees Alan MacDonald carry on describing the naughty boy's horrendous habits. Illustrated by David Roberts, the book is ideal for six and seven year olds who are reluctant readers.
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  • Germs!

    David Roberts

    Product Code: ADUWF
    Paperback 6 years +
    Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie in three hilarious new stories, "Germs!", "Stomp" and "Babysitter!", as he attempts to catch sister Suzy's horrible illness, finds himself partnering Gran at a dancing competition and meets his match in the new babysitter who's even grubbier than he is!
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