New Release Books by Timothy Knapman

Timothy Knapman is the author of Jump Into the New (2022), Weithiau Dwi'n Gandryll / Sometimes I Am Furious (2021), The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas (2020), Superhero Gran (2020) and other 150 books.

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Jump Into the New

release date: Jul 04, 2022
Jump Into the New
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Weithiau Dwi'n Gandryll / Sometimes I Am Furious

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Weithiau Dwi'n Gandryll / Sometimes I Am Furious
Sometimes I Am Furious is a hilarious and reassuring story about how tough it can be being - and having - a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger.

The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas

release date: Sep 15, 2020
The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas
Christmas, counting, and unicorns are combined in one magical picture book that’s a must-have gift for a fantastic holiday! One little girl is counting down to Christmas with her unicorn friend. There’s so much to prepare and fun to be had before the big day! They hang stockings, make snow unicorns, and bake tasty treats. But her mischievous unicorn keeps making a mess, munching all the pies, and scribbling on the Christmas cards. And when the carolers arrive, cover your ears, because unicorns really can’t sing! As Christmas draws closer and closer, will the two friends get their Christmas wish? Join in the song and count each gift on the page as you go along, ending with a grand festive finale full of unicorn celebrations!

Superhero Gran

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Superhero Gran
"All grandmothers are wonderful and the gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises. This gran really does have super powers!"--

Big Bad Wolfsville: Band 10+/White Plus (Collins Big Cat)

release date: Jul 01, 2020
Big Bad Wolfsville: Band 10+/White Plus (Collins Big Cat)
Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level

Eleanor's Eyebrows

release date: Aug 19, 2021
Eleanor's Eyebrows
A hilarious, off-the-wall story about a pair of runaway eyebrows, now with a bold new cover look! What would you do if your eyebrows disappeared? Would you notice? Would you care? When Eleanor's eyebrows disappear, she doesn't care one bit. After all what's the point of eyebrows - they're just two silly, scruffy, hairy little bits of fluff! This zany and surreal book follows the eyebrows' adventures as extra legs for an ant pretending to be a spider, a twirly moustache for a magician and a furry exclamation mark! From bestselling author Timothy Knapman and David Tazzyman, illustrator of the Mr Gum series.

Owls Are Cool

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Owls Are Cool
Can a burrowing owl, who can't fly, and a snowy owl, who can't run, ever be friends?

What's Next?

release date: Nov 05, 2019
What's Next?
An inquisitive baby badger is drawn to discover the world outside his den in an endearing, delightfully illustrated father-and-child story. Baby Badger sleeps all day in his snuggly burrow. When he wakes, he explores every nook of his home and wants to know "what's next?" So Daddy takes him to the dark forest above to roll in soft moss and snuffle in bluebell bulbs and watch the silvery moon setting, a signal that night is ending and it's time to go home. But if daytime is "what's next," how can Baby Badger sleep without seeing that? So he slips out alone to see the brilliant flowers and birds and to feel the yellow sun hot on his fur. Cozy illustrations and a child-friendly text depict a curious little creature dazzled by the world's natural wonders -- and a doting father who is there to guide him back if "what's next" turns out to take him a bit too far.

Thunder Down Under

release date: May 13, 2021
Thunder Down Under
Crikey! Someone just farted!It's HUGE. It's smelly. But who did it?Not Wombat, Emu or Kangaroo.Tiny Numbat knows, but NOBODY is listening!

Let's Dive: Into the Ocean

release date: Jul 09, 2019
Let's Dive: Into the Ocean
Search, find, and swim under the sea with this nonfiction adventure! Dive deep into the ocean in a fun, layered seek-and-find! Visit a colorful coral reef, explore shipwreck, and swim to the deepest parts of the ocean with this nonfiction treasure. Turn the pages and learn all about different ocean habitats as you search for fun surprises on every spread. This interactive undersea adventure will keep you informed and entertained!

Harry in a Hurry

release date: Jun 13, 2019
Harry in a Hurry
Harry in a Hurry is Timothy Knapman and Gemma Merino's unique twist on the well-loved Aseop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Harry the Hare is always in a hurry – he’s not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast – and if he’s riding on his speedy scooter then you’d better watch out! But when Harry accidentally hurries his way into the local pond, and Tom the Tortoise fishes him out, Harry is forced to take a leaf out of Tom’s book and slow right down. In doing so he not only finds a new friend, but enjoys a whole new world of experiences.

Busy Builders: Farm

release date: Apr 16, 2019
Busy Builders: Farm
The perfect package for budding farmers, this illustrated 32-page book features detailed, labelled illustrations of all aspects of the running of a farm, from sowing to harvesting, which vehicles are needed for which job and how to handle livestock. The box opens up and transforms into a busy farm, allowing the reader to gain an insight into farm life through active play. Punch out and slot together the barn, farmer, vehicles and animals (including cow, sheep, pigs and hens), and piece together the jigsaw puzzle farm track to take you on a journey through fields of tasty crops and orchards ripe with fruit.

Whisked Away!: Band 10+/White Plus (Collins Big Cat)

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Whisked Away!: Band 10+/White Plus (Collins Big Cat)
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Baker Jake bakes wonderful homemade cakes, but the day before he is due to take part in a TV baking competition, his special whisk goes missing! Without it, Jake fears he will be beaten by the fiendish Maureen Buttercream, owner of the soulless "Cakes-U-Like" chain. So who has stolen the whisk? By the time the true culprit is revealed, Jake will have to find out whether he or his whisk is the real secret of his success. Join Baker Jake as he solves the mystery of the stolen whisk in this exciting story by Timothy Knapman. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Bug Club Shared Reading: My Shadow and Me (Year 2)

release date: Apr 29, 2020
Bug Club Shared Reading: My Shadow and Me (Year 2)
Molly is playing in the garden when, from the corner of her eye, she spots a dark shape moving around on the ground - it was her shadow, copying her. Suddenly it speaks! They play together all day, even when it starts to rain. But as night fast approaches, Molly wonders if she will ever see her shadow friend again ... Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6-7 Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Science and the topic area of light Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Superhero Mom

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Superhero Mom
All moms are amazing, and the mom in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly around, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying; uses her superstrength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag, and scooter; and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. Maybe moms really do have superpowers!

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: the Dinosaur King and Other Stories

release date: Feb 20, 2020
Read with Oxford: Stage 3: the Dinosaur King and Other Stories
Six emotionally engaging and beautifully illustrated levelled stories.This Read with Oxford Stage 3 collection is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence.Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?

release date: Sep 06, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?
The Big Bad Bogey is a green, mean, icky MONSTER. He doesn't care whose story he ruins! He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can ANYONE stop him? A riotous tale with a hilarious twist by Tim Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium

release date: Oct 01, 2020
Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium
These books have been specially developed to enhance children's vocabulary and support comprehension. After a visit from Marigold Mulch, a plant expert, Lucy's classmates are each given a seed to plant, but Lucy is convinced her seed is an egg!

The 12 Unicorns of Christmas

release date: Nov 01, 2019
The 12 Unicorns of Christmas
Combining Christmas and unicorns in one festive, shimmering picture book - the must-have gift for Christmas 2019! This year one little girl has asked for a REAL LIFE UNICORN for Christmas. But as Christmas grows closer and closer, she's not sure how Santa is going to deliver her unicorn. How will he fit it in her stocking or down the chimney? Will she get her Christmas wish? Join in and sing along in this festive picture book, based on the song of the 12 Days of Christmas. Written by bestselling author Tim Knapman, with illustrations from Ada Grey, this is a funny festive picture book, perfect for fans of Oscar the Hungry Unicorn and Ten Minutes To Bed Little Unicorn.

Rockabye Pirate

release date: Oct 19, 2017
Rockabye Pirate
Rock-a-bye pirate, in the crow's nest Mummy says bedtime, and Mummy knows best. You've had your adventures, you've sailed the high seas, So under the covers and go to sleep, please. After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There'll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more 'A-harr me hearties!' It's time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure. This eBook comes with a glorious audio accompaniment, read by CBeebies star Justin Fletcher. Join Rockabye Pirate in this glorious bedtime book – perfect for sleepy pirates everywhere!

Pirates in the Supermarket

release date: May 04, 2017
Pirates in the Supermarket
For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave? E-book edition of a hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind DINOSAURS IN THE SUPERMARKET.

Time Now to Dream

release date: Mar 14, 2017
Time Now to Dream
Originally published: London, England: Walker Books, 2016.

Big Digger Little Digger

release date: Jul 01, 2019
Big Digger Little Digger
A modern day The Little Engine Who Could - a story about a little digger with a very big heart, perfect for all fans of construction site stories! Little Digger loves to work hard, digging holes all day long. "Little digger, little digger, little digger," he hums happily as he digs. But, one day, an especially BIG hole needs to be dug, and so in comes ... BIG DIGGER. "Big Digger like to dig down DEEP!" he roars, and he begins to dig the biggest hole that anyone on the building site has ever seen... With the arrival of Big Digger, will there still be a place for Little Digger on the building site? A heart-warming read-aloud story about the power of hard work, teamwork and positivity from the author of Follow the Track All the Way Back and award-winning illustrator Daron Parton.

Can't Catch Me!

release date: Nov 07, 2017
Can't Catch Me!
Jake claims to be the fastest mouse in the world, and doesn't think any animal can ever catch him. Clever Old Tom Cat will just have to see about that!

The Winter Fox

release date: Oct 10, 2017
The Winter Fox
Fox loves to frolic, but his friends worry, because he doesn't want to think about preparing for winter. Finally, Fox wishes upon a star.

Follow the Track All the Way Back

release date: Oct 17, 2017
Follow the Track All the Way Back
When Little Train ventures "way" down the tracks, he's glad he remembers his mommy and daddy's coaching in a story with sure appeal for first-time adventurers. Full color.

When Santa Came To Stay

release date: Oct 06, 2016
When Santa Came To Stay
With a free 'SANTA STOP HERE SIGN' to cut out and keep, this picture book is the perfect laugh-out-loud Christmas gift. When Santa's house explodes, he comes to stay with an ordinary family before Christmas. But Santa is NOT an easy houseguest - he destroys the house and almost ruins Christmas! Can Santa fix everything in time for Christmas?

Sir Dancealot

release date: Sep 08, 2016
Sir Dancealot
From jiving away trolls to boogying aside bogglesnots and bopping off beasties, there's not a fearsome foe Sir Dancealot can't defeat! But when a fire-breathing dragon arrives at the castle gates demanding a dance-off, everyone is worried. Could this be one step too far for our hero of the dance floor? A hilarious story of sequinned clothes, dragon foes and twinkly toes.

Superhero Dad

release date: Apr 26, 2016
Superhero Dad
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.
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