Book List in Order: 82 titles


  • Four comedic spy classics repackaged for a new generation.Critically acclaimed on their original publication and adapted to the big screen, these four near-parodies of the British spy novel feature the caddish anti-hero Gerald Otley, who finds himsel...



  • Nine Classic Fairy Tales Tellt in Scots for the first time: "The Princess and the Pea" translatit by Elaine C Smith. "The Ugly Deukie (The Ugly Duckling)" translatit by Shane Strachan. "The Tindel-Box (The Tinderbox)"...



  • A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. "I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can't help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? Wh...



  • "I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? Martin Waddell’s tender text and Patrick Benson’s stunning illustrations captur...





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    Nine favorite fairy tales retold By Martin Waddell including The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, The Little Match Girl, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Tin Soldier, The Swineherd, The Nightingale and The Little Mermaid....



  • Ruby likes bears so she puts up a sign inviting them to visit. She isn’t content with just one bear though – she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of a good thing!...



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  • Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different? From the talented team that brought you the FANTASTIC, bestselling The Dirty Great Dinosaur, this...







  • "I'm Captain Commander!" Small Pig said. "Aye-Aye, Captain Small Pig!" yawned Old Goat. "You are in charge of this boat!" But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep, and before they know it, the boat is drifting across the lake, and g...



  • Here?s a book that begs to be read aloud. From the very first ?GRRRRRR!? and ?ROAR!? of the Super Hungry Dinosaur, kids will be rooting for Hal to save his parents and his dog, Billy, from the huge beast. And Hal saves them in the most unusual way (h...



  • Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way! Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm ...



  • "Visually lovely and perfectly cadenced, this warm-hearted adventure belongs in every library." — THE HORN BOOK (STARRED REVIEW)Tiny Mouse has never been to the cornfield before, so he’s thrilled that his sister will take him. It’s the perfect ...



  • The celebrated duo behind Big Bear and Little Bear is back with a charming new character: a small frog who just wants to be heard.Bee Frog is not a frog — she’s a dragon! A not-nice, very fierce dragon! But Mom and Dad Frog are too busy to notice...







  • Martin Waddell has brought together fourteen tales of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and other mysterious spirits, skilfully retelling them today's children. Tony Ross's lively, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of the stories, in this ...



  • When a wee mouse meets a big, hungry monster on the road, he needs to think fast. This is a lively retelling of a traditional story by Martin Waddell. • Red / Band 2B - A traditional story • Text type - Fiction • The focus phonemes in this book...



  • A hungry man and his wife baked a small bun. But as soon as they put it on their plate, the bun jumped up and ran off. This lively version of the traditional story of the gingerbread man is by Martin Waddell. • Blue / Band 4 - A • Text type - Fic...








  • Book edition contains four stories about Little Bear and Big Bear: "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?"; "Let's Go Home, Little Bear"; "You and Me, Little Bear" and "Good Job, Little Bear". These heart-warming classics, by award-winners Martin Waddell (au...



  • Little Bear learns that it's fun to venture off by yourself, but even better to know that you can go home again in this heart-tugging ode to the endearing, enduring bond between Big Bear and Little Bear.One day Little Bear discovers a new cave that's...



  • Martin Waddell and Jill Barton team up for a ducky celebration of springtime, family, and miraculous new arrivals."Did you come in an egg?" Duckling gasped."All ducks do," Grandpa said.Mommy Duck has laid a pale blue egg among the rushes, and soon it...



  • Bill longs for someone to talk to. Then one day the door to his room opens and…a giant bottom comes in! Legs, arms, chest follow as bit by bit, Bill's new giant friend appears. When his friend's last bit finally arrives and he is in one piece, they...



  • On Christmas Eve all are welcome at the stable. On Christmas Eve all are welcome because there's always room for a little one. That cold winter's night, beneath the star's light... ...a Little One came for the world....



  • When Mommy Bear comes to look for her baby bears, she finds three snow bears instead. They don't look quite like her bears, but they do like to slide down the snowy slope and throw snowballs, just like her bears do. Little readers will love being in ...



  • A fun football story by an award-winning author in this popular series for young readers. It's the school five-a-side World Cup. Titch has new boots and he's ready to score goals. But Bungo's the striker and he doesn't want tinies like Titch in his t...



  • A search for love and reassurance—from master storyteller Martin Waddell.When little Webster J. Duck cracks open his egg, he’s all alone. "Where’s my mother?" Webster wonders, and sets off to find her. Though he meets some waggly, woolly, very ...



  • The author-illustrator team who brought us the best-selling LITTLE BEAR series offers a reassuring reminder that there’s an ideal friend for everyone, no matter what your style. I wish I had someone to play with, thought Harry.Someone not quick who...








  • This charming new story by the creators of the classic Little Bear books takes a tender, humorous look at being lost . . . and then found.Late one afternoon, Sammy takes his toy rabbit, Tom, out to the back field on the farm to see the real, wild rab...



  • Martin Waddell and Christian Birmingham’s nostalgic picture book about an adored pet is also a tender celebration of family storytelling."I'd like my story again, Charlotte said. The one I like best, about Moonlight and me."Once, Charlotte’s moth...




  • A charming gift book with padded cover and full color illustrations of the characters from Can't You Sleep, LIttle Bear? and Good Job, Little Bear is designed for the purpose of recording the special moments and milestones of a child's first year of ...





  • While exploring in the forest with Big Bear, Little Bear sets out on his own adventures. All by himself, he finds a rock to climb and a branch to bounce on. And every step of the way, Big Bear is nearby to praise him for a job well done. But when Lit...



  • It's time for Holly to go to bed -- but not before she and Mama play their favorite go-to-bed game. Who do you love? Mama asks, and Holly recalls the names of each special person in her life, one by one. Has she forgotten anyone? I love you, says Hol...




  • At a picnic, Mimi's littlest brother, Hugo, disappears from the leaf where he is sitting while all the other brothers and sisters are at play, and when they discover he is missing, the bigger mice search everywhere without finding little Hugo....










  • While Mommy takes care of the new baby, young Rosie tells her about her teddy bear and bunny and what she does to take care of them. What Rosie actually wants is a little TLC from her mother. And when all of the babies are asleep, that's just what sh...





  • Running away when he is scared by an oversized hen, little John Joe inadvertently sets off an adventure for older siblings Sammy and Mary as the pair attempts to discover where John Joe has hidden himself....



  • Small Bear is accidentally left on a train one day and separated from the girl who really loves him, thus he must find a way to get back home on his own and return to his special friend, in an adventurous tale with full-color illustrations....



  • When Jack brings home a moose and explains to his mother that there are so many things a moose can do, his mother only sees disaster and sends the moose away, but she soon realizes that Jack really loves his new friend....




  • Martin Waddell's uplifting modern fable and Helen Oxenbury's humor and pathos make this a very special collaboration.Farmer Duck isn't your average duck. This duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm—all ...



  • Pigs don't swim, or so it's said. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the pig on Neligan's farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and the geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer—splash...







  • Sixteen-year-old Brian and his girlfriend Crystal, two kids from the poor side of town, cannot manage to stay together when Crystal has a baby, but Brian loves his child so much he refuses to be separated from it....




  • When Mommy comes home from the hospital with a new baby, Tom is amazed at the parade of teddy bears that arrive from friends and family members, and when he fears that the teddy bears have left no room for him, Tom find a spot on Mommy's lap....



  • In the American Old West, Mrs. Jumping Joseph takes two lost boys to her cave to be their mama, and it is up to Obie's grandparents to rescue the two youngsters. By the author of Little Obie and the Flood. ...



  • A young girl and her mother enjoy an enchanting walk on a moonlit beach by the sea, sharing the wonders of the nighttime world, splashing in the sea, and marveling at the distant lights of a far-off town....



  • "I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?" said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little Bear.In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bea...







  • The bay owls came out of their house,and they sat on the tree and waited.A big branch for Sarah, a small branch for Percy,and an old piece of ivy for Bill.When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder wher...



  • Little Sam Vole dreams of voling in the meadow by himself, but his brothers always seem to follow him, and when he finally gets a free moment, he realizes that voling alone is not all it is cracked up to be....







  • Because Mary is too sick to play outside with her friends, her father makes her three dolls who are just like them; years later, as an old woman, Mary rediscovers the dolls and find that her father's gifts live on....





































  • THE ANTI-HARRIET LEAGUE Who put tennis balls in Miss Tremloe's tuba? Who put the football jerseys in the school dishwasher? And who...or what ...chased Ethel Bunch out of the Slow Street Primary School in the dead of night? Was it the Slow Street ...







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    Four comedic spy classics repackaged for a new generation.Critically acclaimed on their original publication and adapted to the big screen, these four near-parodies of the British spy novel feature the caddish anti-hero Gerald Otley, who finds himsel...



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Award-Winning Books by Martin Waddell

It's Quacking Time
2005 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Recommended