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Pamela Butchart

Pamela Butchart grew up in a house full of pets and was raised by who she describes as ‘bonkers’ parents. She had a variety of student jobs including teaching basketball in America and providing artist liaison for a ‘really bad’ ABBA tribute band.

She now teaches philosophy and lives in Dundee with her family and two cats. She started writing when her now-husband bought her a ‘How to Write for Children’ book and never looked back. Her crazy, funny stories include Baby Aliens Got My Teacher and the Wigglesbottom Primary Series.


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Pamela Butchart Books

  • The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AKHMF
    Paperback
    Winner of the Blue Peter Books Awards' Best Book 2015, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners by Pamela Butchart is a hilarious delight for young readers.

    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can't wait to show her their den and its moth, and to help her avoid school dinners (also known as poison). But Matilde LOVES school dinners and even has seconds! And that's when they know. Matilde is a spy and she has come to find out their secrets.

    They must stop her before it's TOO LATE!!!
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  • Baby Aliens Got My Teacher!

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AIPOR
    Paperback
    One day Izzy and her friends are surprised to find that their teacher, Miss Jones, is actually being nice to them. This is the woman who was caught secretly smiling when Maisie Miller fell off her chair. There can only be one conclusion: she's been taken over by aliens, and now she wants to make them all aliens too! "One time I found a crisp shaped EXACTLY like Mrs Cunningham who lives upstairs and when I showed Mum she just said, 'No thanks, you eat it.' I obviously did NOT eat it, I put it in an envelope and carefully posted it through Mrs Cunningham's letter box. Because that's what I would want someone to do if they found a crisp shaped exactly like me (also called a crisp twin)."
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  • To Wee or Not to Wee

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: ASOFJ
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    (1)
    When Izzy (star of the Baby Aliens series) is asked to tell her friends some exciting stories, she thinks of Macbeth - there are battles, loads of gore, excellent witches and even walking trees! Soon her friends want more, so she moves on to A Midsummer Night's Dream (a man with a donkey's head called Bottom!), Romeo and Juliet (kissing - eew!) and Hamlet (who left that skull lying about?) and now everyone wants to know more about the Bard!Four hilarious retellings of Shakespeare's plays by the Blue Peter Award-winning duo Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham. Celebrating 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.
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  • Wigglesbottom Primary: The Toilet Ghost

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AMQCV
    Paperback
    Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. A class talent show becomes a thing of great mystery and intrigue, when it turns out that Jacob Barry's stinky shoe can PREDICT THE FUTURE! Or filled with peril when the boys' toilets become HAUNTED! And then there's the CURSE that lives in the story-time carpet and gives everyone ANTS IN THEIR PANTS...
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  • The Magic Hamster

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AREMM
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    The third title in this frequently chaotic, always hilarious series of two-colour fiction for 5-7 year olds. Written by Pamela Butchart, author of the Blue Peter Award Winning 'The Spy Who Loved School Dinners' and beautifully illustrated by Becka Moor. Three stories in each book - perfect to keep just confident readers engagedThree more stories of primary school mayhem as 2F set out to solve the real mysteries of life. What is the school mashed potato REALLY made of? When Lauren swallows a fly, will she ACTUALLY turn into one? And who, or what, is ROBOT BOY?
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  • My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AMANW
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    The third zippy and zany tale by Pamela Butchart sees Izzy and her friends plunged into more primary-school craziness. This time, they decide that their new head teacher is a vampire rat, based on his being slightly scary, having the blinds drawn in his office during the day and the fact he's banned garlic bread at lunchtimes. Now they just have to come up with a plan to vanquish him...Readers of all ages love these books but they really strike a chord with 7-9 year olds, who firmly believe that every hilarious thing that happens could happen to them too!

    Overall Winner of The Children's Book Award 2016
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  • Wigglesbottom Primary: The Classroom Cat

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: BYICT
    Paperback
    Is the Classroom Cat trying to tell them something! YES! Can eating a puddle crisp make you ill? YES! Is Imaginary Margaret a bit of a prankster? YES! So what are Class 2R going to do about it all? HAVE A LOT OF FUN! Look out for other Wigglesbottom titles! The Shark in the Pool The Toilet Ghost The Magic Hamster Super Dog!
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  • Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AOHTR
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    Three more stories of primary school mayhem from the Red House Children's Book Award shortlisted author, Pamela Butchart. Is there a shark in the local swimming pool? YES! Can playing with the class parachute make you invisible? YES! Are there dinosaur bones buried in the playground? YES! What are 2R going to do about it all? Have a lot of fun!
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  • Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: BUJDC
    Paperback
    A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why! Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
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  • Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AQWNJ
    Paperback
    Izzy and her friends have never liked school dinners. And they're getting worse. The dinner ladies are acting strangely (making up random rules, wearing hats, and cooking new food, even more horrible than usual). Lollipop man mentions there is a new head dinner lady and calls her "a bit of a legend" (in a bad way) and that she used to be here a long, long time ago and has returned. Izzy and friends wonder if she is the reason for the strange behaviour. They wonder why she has returned. They find out she was fired. They speculate as to why and decide she's a demon who's returned to do bad things. Because why wouldn't she be?The fourth title in the hugely popular series by Blue Peter Story Prize 205 winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.
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  • Never Tickle a Tiger

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AMIRV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Izzy is always shuffling, jiggling, squirming and twitching. She just can't keep still! So when Izzy's school go on a trip to the zoo, her teacher warns her to behave. She must never wriggle, she must never fidget and she must certainly NEVER TICKLE A TIGER! But does Izzy listen? She does NOT - and what happens next throws the zoo into complete chaos. With eye-catching illustrations by the internationally acclaimed bestselling illustrator, Marc Boutavant, Never Tickle a Tiger will amaze and delight children and parents alike! It includes a spectacular double gatefold for the grand chaotic reveal.
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  • Pugly Solves a Crime

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AUOJT
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    When Pugly hears that Big Sal the guinea pig has been GUINEA PIG-NAPPED he knows it's time for him to become a PUG-TECTIVE! Is GLITTERPUFF the fancy poodle, or TINY the dramatic chihuahua behind the crime? Maybe it's Big Sal HIMSELF! Time for Pugly to put on his special DETECTIVE HAT and join forces with Clem the cat to find clues, interview suspects, and have a stake-out with real STEAK. Watch out criminals, Pugly is on the case!
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  • Pugly Bakes a Cake

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AQQTR
    Paperback
    Pugly is a pug with aspirations and dreams. While his owner is at school, he bakes cakes, builds space rockets and solves crimes. Things never go entirely to plan, though...Funny, sweet stories for 5/6 yr olds, from Pamela Butchart - winner of the 2015 Blue Peter Story Award.
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  • Pugly on Ice

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AVXCT
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    When Pugly straps on his blades of glory, he knows he is the best ice skater EVER! But someone wants the gold medal very badly and they will stop at nothing to get it. Can Pugly pirouette on to the podium, or will he be cut down in his furry prime? 'Pugly' is a laugh-out-loud series about a very adventurous pug, written by Pamela Butchart, winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award and the Children's Book Award. The hilarious illustrations are by Gemma Correll. Have you read about Pugly's other adventures? Pugly Bakes a Cake Pugly Solves a Crime
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  • Yikes, Ticklysaurus!

    Pamela Butchart

    Product Code: AOKLK
    Paperback 3 years +
    Sometimes it can get a little boring being a dinosaur and hanging out around the swamp all day, but not when Ticklysaurus is around ...UP jumped Ticklysaurus, and gave his arms a wiggle. "Quick run, it's time for TICKLE CHASE - I'll make you dinos giggle." Join Tickly and his friends as they dash, crash, splish, splash, wiggle and giggle in this prehistoric side-splitter of a picture book. But there's someone that doesn't like being tickled at all - is Tickly brave enough to tickle a T-Rex?
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