New Release Books by Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is the author of Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories (2020), Fly, Chick, Fly! (2014), Not Just a Book (2018), Speedy Monkey (2019) and other 333 books.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories

release date: Mar 05, 2020
Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories
Six emotionally engaging and beautifully illustrated levelled stories.This Read with Oxford Stage 4 collection is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence.Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.

Fly, Chick, Fly!

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Fly, Chick, Fly!
In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. "Not I!" she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops, and she hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Not Just a Book

release date: Jan 01, 2018

Speedy Monkey

release date: Sep 05, 2019
Speedy Monkey
A range of simple stories for new readers, with beautiful colour illustrations. Deep in the rainforest all is peaceful, all is calm... Until Speedy Monkey comes along! Speedy can't keep still - all day long he whoops and swoops, prances and dances. The other animals are tired of Speedy's crazy capers and long for some peace and quiet. Then danger strikes and the animals have to act fast. But where is Speedy when they need him? An energetic story about being yourself from award-winning author Jeanne Willis.

Frockodile

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Frockodile
Celebrating acceptance and being who you really are, this joyful story is about Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress. When the hyenas laugh at Cliff, he pretends he's dressing up for a play. But no play exists! Luckily his friend Freddy comes to the rescue and creates a show for Cliff to star in. But what will his dad say when he sees him? A funny story about inclusion and supporting your friends and family. Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

Goldkeeper

release date: Sep 13, 2018
Goldkeeper
Chucklers is a collection of books that make reading a pleasure. This pack contains 6 novels and 3 books of short stories.The series is edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong.The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Spike

release date: Jun 27, 2018
Spike
Whoever heard of a hedgehog without prickles?

Blue Monster Wants It All!

release date: Mar 06, 2018
Blue Monster Wants It All!
Blue Monster loves having brand-new things. A fancy hat...a shiny submarine...a fabulous carnival...and a paradise island, all his own. But he still wants more! Will he ever be happy? An unforgettable tale about getting what you want and those precious things that cannot be bought.

Hippospotamus

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Hippospotamus
Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! "It's a blister!" said her sister. "It's measles!" said Weasel. "It's hippopox!" said Fox. But in the end the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected!

Sing a Song of Bottoms!

release date: May 28, 2012
Sing a Song of Bottoms!
Join Jeanne Willis in the funniest talent show ever. In a fabulous rhyming text, meet bears with baggy bottoms, pigs with perky pinky ones and peacocks who love to put theirs on display. Perfect for reading aloud and guaranteed to cause fits of giggles, one thing's for sure - whoever is the winner, bottoms are top! From the dynamic duo behind Bottoms Up!

The Bog Baby

release date: May 28, 2012
The Bog Baby
When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won't tell if you won't. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson, if you really love something, you have to let it go.

Poles Apart

release date: Oct 01, 2015
Poles Apart
A warm and gorgeous tale about unlikely friends, following dreams and realising there's just no place like home.

Never Too Little to Love

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Never Too Little to Love
Tiny Too-Little really needs a kiss. The one that he loves is right up there. Will Tiny ever reach her?

Wild Child

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Wild Child
Meet Wild Child. She's spirited and curious. She's fearless and free. Follow her adventures in a magical prehistoric world.

Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in the World

release date: Oct 01, 2017
Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in the World
Celebrate 90 years of Winnie-the-Pooh with The Best Bear in all the World, the official sequel to the classic children's stories by A.A. Milne. With brand-new stories from some of the most beloved children's authors writing today: Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis - each will transport you back into the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang. With decorations by Mark Burgess, in the style of the cherished illustrations by E.H. Shepard. This book will delight fans of the classic originals old and new. The short stories are perfect bedtime reading for ages six and up. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.

Stardust

release date: Sep 01, 2017
Stardust
A heart-warming tale about a little girl longing for her chance to shine by award-winning author Jeanne Willis.

Little Red Riding Hood

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Little Red Riding Hood
Imaginative, humorous plays presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson and part of Bug Club - the reading scheme loved by kids across the UK.

Tell Me a Story, Rory

release date: Jun 01, 2017
Tell Me a Story, Rory
A touching, timeless story about love and growing-up from bestselling author Jeanne Willis and rising star Holly Clifton-Brown. Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back? Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

That's Not Funny!

release date: Sep 01, 2010
That's Not Funny!
When Hyena puts a banana skin in Giraffe's path, causing a chain reaction of accidents that Hyena finds hilarious, he soon learns what it is like to be the butt of a joke.

Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs (Pocket Money Puffin)

release date: May 06, 2010
Silly Cecil and Clever Cubs (Pocket Money Puffin)
Sir Cecil is a pompous pedigree cat who can't believe it when scruffy Mr Cubs turns up uninvited at Futtock Mansion and refuses to leave. But then Mr Cubs agrees to help Sir Cecil fulfil a lifelong dream - with hilariously disastrous results . . .

Old Dog

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Old Dog
"The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa, thinking he is boring and only wants to talk about the olden days. They change their minds when he shows them that he still has a few tricks up his sleeve"--Provided by publisher.

We're Going to a Party!

release date: Jan 01, 2011
We're Going to a Party!
"We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress. But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess!" Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . . 'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times 'The perfect pairing of Willis's rhyme and Ross's humourous illustration.' Good Book Guide

There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

release date: Aug 11, 2016
There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop
Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won’t let him play. “Fetch me a Snappenpoop!” says Big Brother. “Then you can play . . .” But everybody knows there’s no such thing as a Snappenpoop . . . or IS there? A wonderfully unique picture book from award-winning author Jeanne Willis (The Bog Baby, The First Slodge). Packed with magical creatures and bossy siblings, this delightfully wicked cautionary tale is set to become a children’s favourite. With stunning artwork from debut picture book illustrator Matt Saunders.

Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Greatest Stories: Oxford

release date: May 12, 2016

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8-9: Class Pack

release date: May 09, 2016

The King of Tiny Things

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The King of Tiny Things
An enchanting tale of bugs, grubs moonlight and magic - and the perfect book for bedtime to chase away all fears of the dark!

Slug Needs a Hug

release date: Apr 07, 2016
Slug Needs a Hug
When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn’t hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

What a Lot of Otters!

release date: Apr 07, 2016
What a Lot of Otters!
When little Lottie Potter goes to Trotter's Otter shop to buy a new pet, she certainly doesn't expect to find quite so many kinds. There are spotty otters, potty otters, snotty otters and tangled-in-a-knotty otters - to name but a few! But what will she do when the otter she chooses turns out to be a rotter?

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

release date: Apr 01, 2016
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon
We all know that nursery rhymes are dangerous things - you could get trampled by all the king's horses, have your nose pecked off by blackbirds, or even fall off a bough as you sleep! Luckily, the Storyland Ambulance Crew are on hand to patch everyone up. Jeanne Willis's whimsical text works perfectly with Joel Stewart's hilarious illustrations in this rollicking twist on classic nursery rhymes.

Big Bad Bun

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Big Bad Bun
There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Daft Bat

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Daft Bat
When Bat moves to a new home, her wild young neighbors are convinced she is daft because she sees things so differently than they do, until Owl asks some questions that reveal the truth to all.

Emily Peppermint's Toy School

release date: Mar 01, 2015
Emily Peppermint's Toy School
Master picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Vanessa Cabban collaborate for the first time in this funny, big-hearted new story for young children. It's the first day of term and teacher Emily Peppermint has a new class all ready to learn just how to be the perfect toy! First lesson: falling out of a pram ... but the class members are about to get a bit more practice than they bargained for! It's a good job Emily Peppermint and her trusty classroom assistant Rose are there to save the day!

Chicken Clicking

release date: Feb 05, 2015
Chicken Clicking
A timely and cautionary tale about the perils of misusing the internet One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer--CLICK--soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems. . . Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

The Pet Person

release date: Jan 01, 2015
The Pet Person
Despite the efforts of his family to convince him of the problems of having a person for a pet, a young dog named Rex wants one more than anything.

Fun and Games

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Fun and Games
George is stuck at his grandma's house over the summer holiday. But he has not been bored since he was befriended by the Goffins - the strange people who live secretly in his grandma's attic. While George is more used to entertaining himself with his MP3 player and Robodog, he is surprised by how much fun the Goffins' strangely-named games are.
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