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Jeremy Strong

Born in Eltham on 18 November, 1949, Jeremy Strong worked in a wide range of roles - caretaker, headteacher, jam doughnut stuffer - before becoming a funny children’s author. Inspired by reading the Beano when he was 16 years old (he wasn’t allowed to read comics before then), his books are famous for their tongue-in-cheek and surreal sense of humour.

Jeremy won the Children’s Book Award in 1997 for The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog and was actually current Dennis the Menace author Steven Butler’s headmaster; Steven actually credits Jeremy with developing his love of books.


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Jeremy Strong Books

  • The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: 6HMH
    Paperback 5 years +
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    The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog is a Red House Children's Book Award winner and a popular choice for keen young readers.

    It's the Easter holidays and Trevor's mum bribes him to walk Streaker the dog every day. Thirty pounds is a big bribe but Streaker can out-accelerate a torpedo, so this is not a doddle of a job. Trevor finally agrees to the deal, little realising that this won't be the only problem of the holidays...

    Yelps of laughter abound in Jeremy Strong's hilarious book for readers aged 5+!
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  • Romans on the Rampage

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ALZMZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Romans on the Rampage is a laugh-out-loud story written by the king of comedy, Jeremy Strong.

    Perilus is a Roman boy who is crazy about chariot racing. He loves to practise in his own homemade chariot and dreams of riding in the Circus Maximum himself one day.

    But when Perilus' hero, the brilliant charioteer Scorcha, goes missing on the day of the big race, Perilus finds his wish coming true sooner than he'd imagined!
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  • There's a Pharaoh in Our Bath!

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BHHQA
    Paperback
    Tony Lightspeed is always bringing home sick and injured animals, so when he turns up with an unconscious man dressed from head to tie in rather stinky bandages, his family aren't too surprised. But then they discover that the man is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Sennapod, who has been dead for over 4,000 years. Brought back to life by two dastardly grave robbers, Sennapod is on the run. Can he persuade the Lightspeeds to help him?
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  • The Genius Aged 8 1/4

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: AWM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Sometimes adults need a helping hand. Luckily, Mr and Mrs Poppleton give birth to Alfie (real name: Squeaky Squawky Red-face Slurp-bottom). The Poppletons are utterly hopeless, and so Alfie has little choice but to take responsibility for the family. When he arrives at school it transpires the teachers are little better. Alfie can't help but think that there's a simple solution to some problems ...A celebration of precocious children and silly adults everywhere. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • There's a Viking in My Bed and Other Stories

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ABKND
    Paperback 7 years +
    After falling overboard from his longboat, Sigurd the Viking finds himself in modern-day Flotby - a small English seaside town. Finding refuge in the aptly named Viking Hotel, Siggy's attempts to embrace modern ways end in disaster. His attempt at romance is no better off as even the course of true love doesn't run smoothly when Siggy's involved!
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  • Nellie Choc-Ice and the Plastic Island

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BZAEM
    Paperback
    Nellie Choc-Ice is on her way home to the North Pole at last! But things don't go so smoothly when Captain Beardy-Beard's trusty submarine grinds to a halt in an island of plastic - and they aren't the only ones who are trapped. It's up to Nellie to untangle everyone from the mess ... But what are they going to do about all this plastic in the ocean? A touching and funny Little Gem from an author-illustrator dream team!
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  • The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog: Master of Disguise

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: AUDBT
    Paperback
    A brand new adventure for the Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog gives us more laugh-out-loud capers for Trevor and his ridiculously speedy dog, Streaker. With mysterious pet-kidnappings going on all around and Dad threatening to send Streaker to behaviour boot camp, Trevor needs to come up with a way to keep Streaker safe. Enter best friend Tina and her mum's hair extensions and dye...Giggle all the way to the end of the latest story from King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong.
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  • My Brother's Famous Bottom Makes a Splash

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BCXHM
    Paperback
    A new hilarious adventure in the My Brother's Famous Bottom series by King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong. Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey! But with Cheese and Tomato causing chaos with stray tortoises, Dad having to be rescued by the lifeguard, and Mum setting off the hotel sprinkler system with her belly-dancing routine, rest and relaxation are not on the cards!
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  • A Perfectly Ordinary School

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BBQPH
    Paperback
    A laugh-out-loud tale of blood, guts and monsters! At school they call Frankie 'Lanky Frankie' and Molly 'Molly the Dolly'. But Frankie's had enough, so his mum and dad pack him off to a very special school where he can learn how to stand up to his classmates - by turning into different monsters! But that's only if he can survive the teachers first...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • My Brother's Famous Bottom

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: AMCNP
    Paperback 5 years +
    My Brother's Famous Bottom: another hilarious triumph from Jeremy Strong! From The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog to karate princesses and hot cross bottoms, there's a Jeremy Strong story to suit every child's sense of humour. Jeremy's readers range from 7 to teen, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Andy Stanton. 'That's the one!' she cried. 'That's the bottom I'm after. Darling, you have the most gorgeous bottom!' Nicholas's dad has a plan to make some fast cash. Nappies! Some disposable-nappy people are looking for a beautiful botty for their new advert - and all Nicholas's baby brother has to do is pass the audition. What could possibly go wrong? Award-winning Jeremy Strong has written many wacky books for children aged 7-teen, including My Dad's Got an Alligator and My Brother's Famous Bottom. Most of which are illustrated by Nick Sharratt, who also illustrates for Jacqueline Wilson! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog is back causing more chaos and getting into more trouble in Return of the Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog, Lost! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog, Wanted! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog, Christmas Chaos for the Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog Goes for Gold - guaranteed to have you laughing your socks off! Join Jeremy's Krazy Klub at website.
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  • Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: AKBEF
    Paperback 5 years +
    Kidnapped! The-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer is the laugh-a-minute 100th title by King of Comedy Jeremy Strong. When Streaker goes on her summer holidays, hilarious misadventures can't be far behind. Jeremy Strong is immensely popular with children, who love his unique brand of silliness. He won the Children's Book Award in 1997 with The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog, and in 2008 won the Sheffield Children's Book Award for Beware! Killer Tomatoes.
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  • Just a Bit of Wind

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ADCGK
    Paperback 5 years +
    It's the first day at Pirate School for Ziggy, Smudge, Carkella and Flo and they have lots of new things to contend with. Their headteacher is the scary Patagonia Clasterbotton and they have to take lessons include walking the plank and hand-to-hand fighting. When out on the pirate ship a storm blows up, resulting in the children having to rescue Patagonia when she's swept overboard, and they learn that really Patagonia is not so scary after all!
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  • Christmas Chaos for the Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ACMVJ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Streaker, the hundred-mile-an-hour dog, is brilliant at many things but most of all she's brilliant at getting into trouble! Something mysterious has happened to Streaker's puppies and Trevor is on a detective mission to find them. But with Streaker causing mayhem everywhere she goes, can Trevor track down the puppies before Santa comes to visit?
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  • Mad Iris and the Bad School Report

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: AYK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Pudding Lane Primary's favourite ostrich mascot is back for another adventure! Mad Iris is up to her usual mischief, but this time Ross, Katie and the rest of the school have their work cut out for them to keep her under control - the OFSTED School Inspectors are coming to visit! The school can't get a bad report - can they keep Mad Iris hidden and out of trouble? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • My Mum's Going to Explode!

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ADBVE
    Paperback 5 years +
    'Oooh! I'm going to be a granny!' she cried. 'You already are a granny, Granny.' I pointed out. '...Oh yes. So I am!' Nicholas' mum is having a baby. It's going to mean some big changes. His mum's getting ENORMOUS and Granny wants to live in the garden! But that's not all, because there's an even bigger shock to come ...
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  • Mad Iris

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BFNCU
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    Ross and Katie attempt to hide an escaped ostrich in the school toilets. A hilarious adventure! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.
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  • My Brother's Famous Bottom Takes off

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ANMDC
    Paperback 5 years +
    5 ...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...Lift Off! My brother's famous bottom is going into space! Well, a video of it, anyway. And the best news is that the whole family gets to go to America to see the launch! We're going to climb the Empire State Building, ride in a helicopter, and eat gherkins for breakfast. Who knows, maybe we'll even get to meet the President ...
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  • Living With Vampires

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ADWPH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Everyone's parents can be a bit embarrassing, but Kevin's are worse than most - they're vampires! Fun comedy. Kevin's a bit scared of vampires. Not scared they'll bite his neck. Or scared they'll drink his blood. He's just a bit scared they'll make a fuss at parents' night. Vampires - they make such uncool parents. Hilarious comedy from a bestselling author.
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  • Beware! Killer Tomatoes

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ADCFS
    Paperback 5 years +
    Jack's in trouble, big trouble. Not only is he in hospital with a leg in traction (boring) but he knows the police are coming for him: because of an accident - a tomato-related accident - involving a supermarket pyramid and an old-age pensioner. Whoops! Jeremy Strong knows exactly what makes kids laugh, and he's on top form in this very funny detective spoof. A major rebranding and repackaging programme in 2007 will ensure there's not a child in the country who hasn't laughed their socks off with Jeremy! Rowan Clifford's illustrations add to the fun.
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  • My Granny's Great Escape

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: ADBVT
    Paperback 5 years +
    'Do you think I should ask him out, Nicholas, or is that a bit forward?' 'Granny!' We all stared at her. Dad had to sit down. Nicholas' granny has fallen in love - with the elderly Hell's Angel next door! Yurrrgghhh. Nicholas' dad isn't happy about it - but Granny won't let him get in the way. She has a few tricks up her sleeve...and Granny on a motorbike could be a very dangerous thing...
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  • Nellie Choc-Ice, Penguin Explorer

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BGSRE
    Paperback 5 years +
    Plucky young penguin Nellie Choc-Ice goes on an epic adventure when her iceberg floats off to the North Pole. Nellie needs all her wits about her to outsmart a steady stream of hungry creatures who reckon she looks like a tasty treat. Will Nellie ever find her way home? High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Cartoon Kid Strikes Back!

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BUAMI
    Paperback
    Casper and his friends have an amazing ZEEOWWW! WHIZZ! SPLATT! secret - THEY ARE ALL SUPERHEROES! Which will come in very handy this Sports Day when a dog named JAWS is let off his lead. . . AARRGHHH! And what happens when Casper's vacuum cleaner swallows a HAMSTER? Find out in not just one, but THREE Cartoon Kid adventures. WHAM-BAM-JELLY-AND-JAM!
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  • The Indoor Pirates/The Indoor Pirates on Treasure Island

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BUALZ
    Paperback
    Two hilariously funny stories in one book! The Indoor Pirates are fierce, lawless bandits, but they have one fatal weakness: they hate the sea!
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  • Armadillo and Hare

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: BTBQS
    Hardback
    ARMADILLO AND HARE live with their friends in the Big Forest. Hare loves dancing. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves playing the tuba. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves his best friend, Armadillo. Armadillo loves Hare - AND cheese sandwiches!
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