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  • Bibliography:
    89 Books - 6 Series
  • First Book:
    November 1992
  • Latest Book:
    February 2022
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Full Series List in Order

Axel Storm

Cola Power (Apr-2011)
Storm Rider (Apr-2011)
Diamond Moon (May-2011)
Jungle Fortress (May-2011)
Death Valley (Jun-2011)
Sea Wolf (Jun-2011)
Pirate Curse (Jul-2011)
Polar Peril (Jul-2011)

Monster Boy

Mummy Menace (Aug-2009)
Dino Destroyer (Apr-2010)
Werewolf Wail (May-2010)
Gorgon Gaze (Jun-2010)
Ogre Outrage (Jun-2010)
Minotaur Maze (Jul-2010)
Siren Spell (Jul-2010)

Olympia

Jump for Glory (Sep-2012)
Run Like the Wind (Sep-2012)
Wrestle to Victory (Sep-2012)
Race for the Stars (Oct-2012)
Swim for Your Life (Oct-2012)
Throw for Gold (Oct-2012)
Deadly Target (Mar-2013)
On the Ball (Mar-2013)

Ricky Rocket

Ricky Rocket: Up and Away ()
A Present from Earth (Apr-2007)
Sweet Disaster (Apr-2007)
Vorg World (Apr-2007)
Weekend in Orbit (Apr-2007)
Bubble Trouble (May-2007)
Rebel Flyer (May-2007)
Sports Day (May-2007)

Roman Brit

1 - Grizzly Gladiator (Apr-2015)
2 - Ballistic Logistic (Apr-2015)
3 - Stinkius Maximus (May-2015)
4 - Boar Wars (May-2015)

Viking Vik

Viking Vik and the Big Fight (May-2009)
Viking Vik and the Wolves (May-2009)
Viking Vik and the Chariot Race (Jun-2009)
Viking Vik and the Trolls (Jun-2009)
Viking Vik and the Lucky Stone (Jul-2009)
Viking Vik and the Longship (Aug-2009)
Viking Vik and the Secret Shield (Aug-2009)

Book List in Order: 89 titles







  • Aunt Jinksie is a nuclear scientist but, like a lot of academics, has trouble with everyday practicalities such as wearing matching socks. She also tends to bring her work home with her - so when some innocent seeds grow up into a rampaging monster p...





  • St Felix's are drawn against Feral Street School at pawball. Tiddles doesn't play very well, and Ginger discovers he's terrified of Flossie on the team, because he used to bully him. That's why Tiddles used to be a bully himself, but Ginger helps him...



  • Ginger, Tiddles, Hilda and the Wilson Twins are mad about Pawball. They train hard and win a local five-a-side pawball competition. The prize: tickets for the Catalina World Cup final. Once there, Ginger helps the national team win the match and beco...





  • This work contains two stories about Cyril and his cat Charlie. Cyril finds homes for all but one of Charlie's kittens, who is a real chip off the old block. Finally, Cyril thinks he has found a home for Chip, but Charlie has other ideas. In the seco...








  • Ricky Rocket eats Evil Lord Vorg cereal and plays Evil Lord Vorg video games. He can't wait to go to Vorg World, the most exciting theme park on the planet of Hammerhead. Ricky goes on a ride at the amusement park, and finds out who Evil Lord Vorg re...




  • Ricky's best friend Bubbles joins Ricky's family for the Earth festival of Candlenight. Bubbles joins in all the traditional celebrations, but also adds a party trick of his own to make it a night to remember!...



  • Ricky is flying through the canyons and spin tubes in the park. But who's that zooming past in the spaceship with the Evil Lord Vorg badge? And will Ricky's little sister ever keep quiet?...



  • Ricky Rocket loves playing sports, but he can't jump over hurdles with six legs or float over the high jump like his classmates. Will he get a medal on sports day?...





  • Viking Vik is guarding the goats in the hills when he sees Greeneyes the Wolf. Wulf laughs at Vik. Everyone knows that Greeneyes isn't real! But Wulf stops laughing when he hears a howl in the night....






  • Viking Vik is racing down the mountain, driving his goat cart as if he were the great god Thor himself. But watch out! Wulf is right behind him and he looks like he means business....



  • Watch out -- there are giant Trolls about! But the sweetest, juiciest cloudberries grow on the other side of the bridge. Will Viking Vik, Freya, and Wulf get across to pick them without being eaten alive?...



  • Viking Vik is cold, hungry, and lost in a snowstorm. His faithful dog, Flek, leads him to the house of an old woman. But she thinks he seems suspicious. Can Vik convince her to let him in before he freezes to death?...




  • The Longships have gone to sea leaving Viking Vik behind. Wulf wants to sail after them. But a storm is coming and something strange is swimming towards them. Could it be the legendary Sea Serpent?...



  • Viking Vik's grandmother tells him a story that leads him into a real adventure. Is Vik brave enough to enter the Underground Kingdom and claim the prize that waits for him in the darkness?...



  • It's a game of hide and seek and Dad the crab is looking for Tim, but he can't find him anywhere. As he hunts around the seabed he finds lots of other crabs in different hiding places, but will he ever find Tim? Written and illustrated by Shoo Ray...
















  • Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show...

    Axel Storm's uncle has invented an amazing new plane which could chang...





  • Axel Storm must help his uncle on a top-secret mission: to test the defenses of a brand-new museum. Can Axel steal the priceless Diamond Moon without getting caught? Or will the vicious security systems make it a mission impossible?...



  • This is the start of a brand-new action-adventure stories from the ever-popular Shoo Rayner. Full of excitement and danger, these books are perfect for boys, and include lively and engaging black and white line illustrations throughout....



  • Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show...

    Axel Storm is in hot, dusty Death Valley to help his uncle round up th...



  • Axel has always wanted to sail the high seas. But when he joins his uncle on his yacht, Sea Wolf, he gets more than he bargained for! Can Axel survive the mighty waves, or will the power of the ocean defeat him?...










  • Olly finds new challenges when he competes in a long jump competition Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys' Jumping Competition, but he just can't seem to leap far enough. Can the tale of Sinis the Pine Bender help Olly jump f...



  • The first in a new series exploring the ancient Olympic games from the viewpoint of a young observer Olly is desperate to beat his archenemy, Spiro, in the Boys' Athletics Festival -- but he has never managed it before! Can he find a way to r...



  • Olly learns that being strong is not all that matters in sports Olly keeps getting beaten by his enemy Spiro in the boys' wrestling match -- Spiro is so much bigger and stronger than him! How will Olly ever win? A clever math lesson just mig...



  • What will Olly do if his sister is a better charioteer than he is? Olly's sister, Chloe, is desperate to compete in the Junior Chariot Race. But it's tough being a girl in ancient Greece. Can Chloe triumph over the boys? She'll have to race f...



  • Could a race in the water turn dangerous for Olly? Olly is excited about watching the Great Swimming Race in the river Alpheios. But legend says that the water holds many dangers -- including a terrible monster. Can Olly escape its clutches...



  • Olly goes up against Spiro again, this time it's a throwing competition Olly is learning to throw the discus and really wants to impress the Olympic champion with his skills. Can the spirit of Zephyr, the west wind, help Olly make the discus ...



  • Olly turns to the gods for help winning the javelin throw Olly is learning to throw the javelin for the Boys' Throwing Competition. He's desperate to win, but his archenemy, Spiro, has other ideas. Can Olly use the power of the mighty god Zeu...



  • Olly is determined again to beat Spiro, this time at a team sport Olly has challenged his archenemy, Spiro, to a round of episkyros, the exciting Greek ball game. But Spiro has a sneaky plan to win! Can the legend of Orpheus teach Olly a less...






  • As the full moon calls, each cat slinks through the shadows to where the storyteller waits. Will you stay in your warm, cosy bed? Or dare you go and join the Scaredy Cats? Hear the tale of Frankatstein, the mad professor who dices with death, and the...



  • Follow Dan as he uses his computer Map Pad to guide him on a treasure hunt. This funny story is written by well-known children’s author and illustrator Shoo Rayner.

    •Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for st...



  • As the full moon calls, each cat slinks through the shadows to where the storyteller waits. Will you stay in your warm, cosy bed? Or dare you go and join the Scaredy Cats? Hear the tale of BlueBeard's Cat and her master's nasty, creepy secret! Anothe...



  • Far away, in a distant galaxy, The battle between Kat and Muss is about to begin. For the evil Kat, Dark Claw, is intent on destroying the entire Muss Civilisation. It is time for the brave young Muss warriors, Onlee One, Hammee and Chinchee, to put ...



  • What would you do if there was a school competition to make a dragon that can fly? Ryan always wins everything, thanks to his incredibly competitive dad. Ryan will have the state-of-the-art gadget like always. Harri would love to know what it feels l...



  • What would you do if there was a school competition to make a dragon that can fly? Ryan always wins everything, thanks to his incredibly competitive dad. Ryan will have the state-of-the-art gadget like always. Harri would love to know what it feels l...



  • My Dad is very busy, but he doesn't always have time to play with me. One day Super Hero comes to visit and we have the best day ever. But Super Hero looks very familiar. Perhaps my dad knows why - after all, he is a Super Dad! Two books in one! Also...



  • Ginger is a happy kitten. He likes his school friends, loves playing pawball and even enjoys his lessons! Until Tiddles comes to Felix Street School. Yes, There's a new cat at school - and he doesn't look friendly. When Tiddles joins the class, it so...



  • The Legion want to build a road to transport their giant catapult. But the road will go right through Brit's barn, which is full of food for his flocks! Then the soldiers start firing at the sheep. Can Brit save his beloved animals and their food for...



  • The circus is in town and Brit can't wait to see the Dancing Bear. But the bear is miserable and doesn't want to dance, and the furious crowd chases him away. Can Brit find the bear and cheer him up before he is hunted down by horrid Drucilla and her...



  • It's harvest time and everyone is working hard gathering crops. Brit and his friends head to the orchard, where they meet the great wild boar, Gargantua! Can the Legion rescue them in time before they end up as boar food? ...



  • It's the smelliest winter Brit can remember - the heating is broken, and the toilets have frozen solid! Will Brit have to crawl into the icy, pongy sewer, or can his BIG new friend help him fix the heating system in time? ...



  • It's a boiling hot summer in Fort Finis Terrae. The locals are getting restless, and demand a sacrifice to try and end the drought. Will Brit and Festus be forced to give up their new best friend Romeo the rabbit?...



  • Gladiators arrive at Fort Finis Terrae and put on a thrilling show. Brit gets tricked by Druscilla into fighting Brutus, the boss's son. He knows he mustn't win, but he also doesn't want to lose. With the help of a new young gladiator, Brit learns so...



  • After his son was beaten in the competition to fly your own dragon in Shoo's first book about Tan, 'Dragon Gold', Ryan's dad is out for revenge. He knows there is a secret about Tan, Harri's supposedly 'toy' dragon. Ryan, Harri's new best friend, kno...



  • Three great Ricky Rocket stories in one. Watch Ricky Rocket swoop, whoosh, climb and dive. The only Earth boy on the planet of Hammerhead is learning to fly his rocket, without stabilisers! Will he be as Brilliant as his hero, Lord Vorg, the master o...



  • Nine Cats - Nine Lives - One Book Are you brave enough to read them all? Nine classic scary cat tales by award winning author and illustrator Shoo Rayner. Packed with creepy cats and their spine-chilling owners, this book is perfect for reading u...









  • Three stories from Shoo Rayner's well-loved Monster Boy series of early reader stories.

    Shoo Rayner has written and illustrated hundreds of fast-paced, funny stories in series which are loved by children who have just got the hang of reading...



  • Three stories from Shoo Rayner's well-loved Little Horrors series are now all in one book. Is that the Swamp Man squelching around in the dark? Who is the Spider Man and why is he on our train? Is that noise really the ghost of Whistling Jack? Fun...



  • Harri knows the two dragons, Ta,n and Draca, are not thriving locked up in the castle. When Ryan’s dad steals his white dragon, and goes on the run, the police ask Harri and Ta,n to help find him. Harri knows he has to set Ta,n free. But what wi...



  • Who will win the Big Fight? What is the Lucky Stone? Will Vik be eaten alive by Killer Whales?

    Viking Vik and his faithful dog, Flek, embarks on three exhilarating adventures with only his wits to protect him as he battles his brother, Wulf,...



  • Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1"6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide...



  • All Walker wants is a dog, but his mother is allergic. So he decides to set up his own business walking everyone else’s. This works better than he could have imagined when he finds he can talk to the dogs and understand what they say to him! The do...



  • Perfect for newly confident readers

    Ricky Rocket lives in the future, on another planet,
    but at heart he's just a normal boy from Earth.

    Ricky Rocket is the only Earth boy on the planet Hammerhead. He’s mad about sport, but he ca...



  • Penni and Benni are choosing their perfect, new baby. Thank goodness... help is at hand! Starting a brand new family is an adventure full of surprises! Where do babies come from in the modern, digital world, now that the stork has gone into retire...



  • Perfect for newly confident readers

    Ricky Rocket lives in the future, on another planet,
    but at heart he's just a normal boy from Earth.

    Ricky has made
    Shortbread Astronautst
    using Grandma Earth's best recipe. The Tweetles...



  • Perfect for newly confident readers

    Ricky Rocket lives in the future, on another planet,
    but at heart he's just a normal boy from Earth.

    Watch Ricky Rocket swoop, whoosh, climb and dive!

    The only Earth boy on the planet of...



  • Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child''s perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child''s journey into learning Eng...



  • Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1–6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks pro...



  • Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child''s perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child''s journey into learning Eng...



  • Inspire a love of reading with stories that are written from a child''s perspective and will encourage children to discover the world around them. With audio and activities, Peapod Readers are the perfect start to a child''s journey into learning Eng...



  • Ten-year-old Walker walks people’s dogs because he can’t have a dog of his own, and gets drawn into mysteries because dogs can talk to him. After crooked billionaire Arlington Wherewithal goes to prison, his wife asks Walker to keep looking after...



  • Country Stories from award winning author and illustrator - Shoo RaynerJim the sheepdog has always dreamt of being a champion.But, when all the sheep escape, it takes all Jim's skills to get them back again. Will all that practice help him win the Ch...



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    Just when the pupils at St Felix School are starting to relax, Tiddles the terror is back to his old tricks again. Tiddles can't stand it that Ginger is more popular, better at pawball, and owner of the best fishybix in town -- and he means to get hi...



    • / General Fiction
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    Once upon a time, there was a very curious girl. Her name was Pandora and she was curious about everything you can imagine.

    More than anything else, she was curious about the room at the end of the long, dark corridor.

    She had been tol...



    • / Fantasy
    • Buy Buy

    Watch Ricky Rocket swoop, whoosh, climb, and dive as he learns to fly his rocket without stabilizers. Can he learn to fly as well as his hero, Evil Lord Vorg?...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Shoo Rayner has published 89 books.

Shoo Rayner does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Lamdrover Jim, was published in February 2022.

The first book by Shoo Rayner, Cat in a Flap, was published in November 1992.

Yes. Shoo Rayner has 6 series.