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  • Bibliography:
    79 Books
  • First Book:
    June 1969
  • Latest Book:
    March 2022
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Book List in Order: 79 titles



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  • A stunning tale of overcoming conflict and working together from the award-winning Michael ForemanCaught in a battle between a bear and an eagle, Moose uses their sticks and stones to erect a splendid building which all the animals enjoy. This long o...













  • This special new edition of the much-loved autobiographical picture book about World War II touches on life during wartime with humor, candor, and factual information. The author recreates childhood in Suffolk with his family during the war, includin...






  • The acclaimed illustrator has selected twenty-two fairy tales from all around the world. Includes the works of Hans Christian Andersen, Edna O'Brien, Kiri Te Kanawa, Brian Alderson, and traditional tales....





  • Leif, orphaned son of a Viking seafarer, joins Columbus and his crew on the voyage to the New World, only to discover the cruelty of European explorers and to be captured by natives, in a beautifully illustrated, provocative account of the voyage....



  • While spending the summer at his grandfather's house at the shore and enjoying his grandfather's scary stories, Jack experiences a terrible storm and suddenly finds himself at the helm of a ship, steering his way through huge waves and perilous icebe...



  • Dinosaurs have taken over the Earth! They're stomping and stamping all over the place. Young readers will love finding out why in this classic environmental tale from best-selling author/illustrator Michael Foreman. A fable for our time, and as relev...



  • Four English boys emerge from the trenches of World War I during a Christmas Day cease-fire and join in an enlightening soccer game involving soldiers from both sides of the war, in a story based on an actual event....




  • Little Panda tries county sheep but he still cannot fall asleep, and Dad suggests counting cows, then pigs, then tigers, then . . . pterodactyls, leading up to a surprise for Dad. By the award-winning author-illustrator of Jack's Fantastic Voyage. ...



  • Lacking the money to buy anything better than a small plant for his mother's birthday, Little Panda carefully tends the little plant in the attic with his moon-shaped night-light and hopes that it will become more special....



  • Michael Foreman's first two classic stories of Panda have been combined in this large format picture book. Here, the young bear sets off to find out whether he is a black bear with white bits, or a white bear with black bits....









  • This childhood memoir records the years after World War II in Britain, starting in the summer of 1945 in Suffolk. It describes the excitement for children at this time, as bombsites became adventure playgrounds. The book recalls the characters of the...





  • When an old, homeless donkey sets out on the road to begin a new life as a musician, he invites other animals who are down on their luck to join him. How this downtrodden menagerie—a dog, a cat, a donkey, and a rooster—come to realize their dream...



  • When an old, homeless donkey sets out on the road to begin a new life as a musician, he invites other animals who are down on their luck to join him. How this downtrodden menagerie—a dog, a cat, a donkey, and a rooster—come to realize their dream...



  • King Lion looked around his country and was sad. For a long time, there had been no rain, and the ground was hard and dry. Nothing could grow, and there was nothing left to eat. His greedy neighbor the Fat King refuses to help, even though his own pe...



  • One of the world’s great picture book artists presents a delightful collection of playtime rhymes, illustrated with characteristic brilliance - and offering easy-to-follow instructions for playing along.In this sumptuous volume, leading children’...



  • One windy summer day on the beach at St. Ives, an artist makes a sand sculpture of a horse. It takes an entire day, and all the people walking by stop to admire the magnificent creature. But when everyone goes home at the end of the day, the sand hor...



  • Working as a builder's mate high on the church roof, keeping an eye out for your master and on the rest of the townsfolk, taking part in a dramatic rescue at sea - why, it's all in a day's work. And at the end of it? Sausages, perhaps, for tea......






  • A top picture-book artist offers a bright flight of fancy for dinosaur lovers, prospective time travelers, and kids everywhere who let curiosity get the best of them.It all started when Tom saw Mom’s new egg timer. It was round and magnetic and loo...



  • Renowned artist Michael Foreman invites small children to explore the world and its wonders. And what better way to do so than with friends?As the day begins, Teddy and Baby set out to discover the wide world around them. New friends join with them a...



  • This is a beautifully illustrated story showing the seasons in a garden and the creatures that visit there, and introducing the loss of a loved one. Evie loves the garden, especially on Mondays when the old gardener comes. He shows her everything in...





  • Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast: these are the fairy tales that have captivated children through the centuries, the stories that make their eyes grow wide in wonder and ...



  • Autumn is a lonely and cold time for a stray cat in Cornwall after the hum of the summer, and winter is worse still. Most of all though, it is a hungry time. Even for an ex-ship's cat, life is a struggle, with fierce harbor cats and a yappy dog, all ...



  • From award-winning picture book artist Michael Foreman comes the uplifting tale of a girl whose search for a lost puppy leads to some wondrous wildflowers — and a magical way to transform her barren village.In a bleak little village in Chile, P...





  • Based on a true account of a football game played between the German and English troops in no-man's land on Christmas Day in 1914 during World War I, this book tells the story of four young men who have recently enlisted and have found that war is no...



  • An award-winning author and illustrator swoop into the wondrous world of the barn owl.A young girl and her grandfather look for a barn owl night after night. Will a distinctive heart-shaped face appear at the window? Michael Foreman’s lush, int...






  • A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home and from that day a special friendship is created between them. Despite his disability, the boy is a keen surfer, and he enjoys many afternoons surfing with the seals...



  • Counting sheep doesn’t send Little Panda to sleep so his dad suggests counting cows, or pigs, or elephants… Pull out the final page and see how many animals Little Panda counts, and whether he falls asleep....



  • The smallest reindeer is exploring Santa's workshop when he accidentally falls into the gift wrapping machine, and finds himself being delivered as a present! The little boy who receives him is overjoyed and cares for him with devotion. One day, he d...



  • Mother dinosaur is proud of her new baby, even though she is the littlest dinosaur anyone has ever seen. The littlest dinosaur can't play with her older brothers and sisters for fear of getting stepped on, and she can't venture near the mud flats for...



  • A spare, poignant picture book reminding us that when someone looks lonely and in need of a friend, one little word can help.A lone dog comes upon a group of kids playing ball and with leaping ease, joins the game. They’re all having so much fun, t...



  • A young fox is just emerging from the safety of the den. His father guides him and the other cubs to the railway station to meet a kind man who feeds them. But one day, a group of rowdy boys harass the man and he has to be taken to the hospital. The...



  • For a boy in a warravaged world, nurturing a fragile vine has far reaching effects in this simple, universal fable of hope and connection.A little boy’s home has been reduced to ruin and rubble, and now a wire fence and soldiers separate him from t...



  • When the littlest dinosaur goes out exploring one day, he only wants to play leapfrog with the frogs and chase the butterflies through the meadows. But when he gets lost in the dark woods, all he can think about is getting home again. Summoning all o...



  • Dinosaurs and time travel—another winner from this multi-award winning illustrator!It all started with the new egg timer. It was round, looked like a spaceship and it was magnetic. Tom pressed the blue button and with a whizz! and a bang! he was tr...



  • A lush and loving tribute to the fantasy of kicking one perfect goal   Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. With a stir...






  • Mom sends Milo on an errand to return Granny's umbrella to her. Fortunately, Milo doesn't realize that he's about to encounter several unfortunate setbacks with pirates, dinosaurs, and aliens. But it all turns into one amazing, fortunate adventure....



  • The wonder of the Nativity is captured through the eyes of a cat in this magical holiday classic Michael Morpurgo called "the best Christmas story since Dickens"A long time ago, in a faraway land, a cat lived in a barn. Of course, he had to share i...



  • A lovely and topical picture book about the threat of pollution to the environment, particularly the seashoreA brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with i...



  • A little frog has had enough of the bad guys who snap their jaws at little fish and terrify tadpoles in this fun superhero tale Little Frank lives in Pond City, where life among the lilies couldn't be better—during the day, that is. At nighttime ...



  • Bubble is a goldfish who swims around and around unhappily in his tank. Cat is his friend and wishes he could show him the world. One day, Cat has an idea to set Bubble free. But is Bubble ready to swim off into the world and leave his friend behind?...



  • Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. "Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . " And so begins a remarkably funny chain of events as one young ...



  • Superfrog is back on another urgent mission - rubbish from the big, grey city is polluting his pond! Once again it is up to everyone's favourite Superhero to save the day!'Michael Foreman is deservedly in the first rank of children’s illustrators w...



  • Little monkey doesn't want to go to bed. He runs, dances and swings through the jungle, singing Can't catch me! So, of course, all the other animals try to do just that. You have never heard such a hallooing and hollering, not to mention wallumphing ...



  • Cat wishes he could fly just like his best friend, canary. Then one day he gets tangled up in a kite, and soon he is flying high in the sky! He sees many wonderful things, but then the wind blows stringer and a storm appears. Cat is unable to control...



  • Summer is good for the cat on the hill above the bay. Visitors give him food and the stone steps are warm. But as autumn draws in and the tourists depart, food becomes hard to find. Winter is worse: a cold, lonely time of danger and constant hunger. ...



  • A timely book about tackling greed and pollution from a multi award-winning children's illustratorSuperfrog is back on another urgent mission—garbage from the big, grey city is polluting his pond. Once again it is up to everyone's favorite superher...




  • An endearing bedtime story from twice Kate Greenaway medal winner, Michael Foreman -- perfect for Father''s Day.     Little Bear doesn''t want to go to sleep, so he tries everything he can think of to distract his father, and...



  • Michael Foreman has chosen a magical mixture of stories and verses evoking the festive season for this beautifully presentedseasonal treasury All the classic Christmas songs, poems, and stories that evoke seasonal cheer are included in this beautiful...



  • When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her litter of kittens are left to fend for themselves. Cat & Dog is a heart-warming tale about an unusual friendship from two-time Kate Greenaway award-winner Michael Foreman....



  • When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her litter of kittens are left to fend for themselves. Cat & Dog is a heart-warming tale about an unusual friendship from two-time Kate Greenaway award-winner Michael Foreman....




  • How can Adam bring the green warmth of home to his new urban world? An inspiring fable from Michael Foreman about making friendship grow. Adam feels alone in the strange new city. He misses his old friends and the colors of his faraway home. It's...



  • When the Mayor decides to close down Joey's favorite bookshop in order to build a big superstore, Joey calls upon his friend, Origami Girl, to help. Origami Girl creates an army out of characters from famous children's books to put a stop to the mayo...



  • As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Ga...



  • Tufty the duckling lives with his family on an island in the middle of a lake. But when the ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty gets left behind. Lost and alone, Tufty doesn't know what to do, until he finds an unlikely new friend. . . . A heart-wa...



  • When the Mayor decides to close down Joey's favourite bookshop in order to build a big superstore, Joey calls upon his friend, Origami Girl, to help. Origami Girl creates an army out of characters from famous children's books to put a stop to the...



  • Jamal is a little camel so he must walk, walk, walk through the desert. One day he becomes separated from his friend, the boy, but a wise falcon helps to reunite them. They go on to explore the city and its exciting sights and sounds. A modern tale ...



  • Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I―sniffing out gas attacks, catching spi...





  • Quick, quick! The Big Cycle Race is coming to town, and Milo does not want to miss it. On his way to the finish line, Milo unwittingly causes havoc that follows him all along the route . . . but when someone tries to steal the trophy, who will save t...



  • A heart-warming and achingly relevant story about elephant conservation, from picture book legend, Michael Foreman.Noa loves to watch the elephants play in the water near his small village in East Africa. One day tragedy strikes and the baby is left ...



  • From sunrise to sunset, breakfast time to playtime, time to go to the beach, bedtime, story time and—finally—sweet dreams time: Michael Foreman celebrates every wonderful moment of a day spent together as a family, creating special memories to tr...



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Michael Foreman has published 79 books.

Michael Foreman does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Happy Times, was published in March 2022.

The first book by Michael Foreman, The Great Sleigh Robbery., was published in June 1969.

No. Michael Foreman does not write books in series.