In chronological order, here are all the books I’ve had published. No idea which ones are out of print and which ones are still available to buy. Sorry about that:
Somewhere Out There (Hutchinson/Random House) – a picture book, illustrated by Liz Pyle.
Yo! Diary! (Piccadilly Press) – a diary-style book for teens, as they were still called in those days.
Yo! Diary! 2 – And Another Thing (Piccadilly Press) – er, the 2nd Yo! Diary! book
The Big Bad Rumour (Hutchinson/Random House) – a picture book, illustrated by Jacqueline East
Yo! Dot UK (Piccadilly Press) – the 3rd and final Yo! Diary! book. The series went on to become adapted for TV. CBBC, to be precise. 26 episodes in total, written by me. I also acted in it. I use term acted, in the loosest sense of the word, by the way.
Clone Zone (Barrington Stoke)
Love Dad (Barrington Stoke)
Fame Thing (Barrington Stoke) – rebranded & republished in 2016, with illustrations by Jake McDonald.
Diary Of A Trainee Rock God (Barrington Stoke) – a blend of fact and fiction, rebranded and republished in 2016, with illustrations by Jake McDonald. (Older readers might be interested to know that the original illustrations were by Daniel Postgate, son of the legendary Oliver Postgate, of Noggin the Nod fame).
Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words! (Macmillan) – my first foray into the world of non-fiction.
The World of Norm May Contain Nuts – the first of the Norm series. All published by Orchard Books/Hachette and all illustrated by Donough O’Malley.
The World of Norm May Cause Irritation
The World of Norm May Produce Gas
The Xmas Factor (A&C Black/Bloomsbury) – a collection of Christmas related poems, jokes and other festive bits and bobs.
The World of Norm May Require Batteries
The World of Norm May Be Contagious
Koala Calamity: You Snooze You Lose (Harper Collins) – part of the Awesome Animals series, illustrated by Neal Layton
Koala Calamity: Surf’s Up (Harper Collins) – the 2nd koala book, also illustrated by Neal Layton
The World of Norm May Need Rebooting
The World of Norm Must Be Washed Separately
The World of Norm May Need Filling In – a Norm-related activity book, of quizzes, puzzles etc.
The World of Norm May Contain Buts
The World of Norm May Still Be Charged
The World of Norm Includes Delivery
The World of Norm May Be Recycled
Welcome To The World Of Norm (Orchard Books/Hachette) – one of the World Book Day (free in exchange for token) books. Basically a mini-version of a typical Norm story.
Grandpa Was An Astronaut (Barrington Stoke) – part of Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems strand, for younger readers. Illustrated by Hannah Coulson.
The World of Norm Must End Soon – and indeed it did. This was the final book in the series.
Mint Choc Chip at the Market Café (Barrington Stoke) – another Little Gem, illustrated by Hannah Coulson.
Special Delivery (Barrington Stoke) – the 3rd Little Gem, illustrated by Hannah Coulson.
Noodle the Doodle (Barrington Stoke) – the 1st Noodle adventure, illustrated by Katy Halford.
I have contributed stories, for the following collections:
On The Money (Scottish Book Trust) – raising financial awareness amongst primary age children. My story was called, No Change.
Our City (Polygon) – raising money for Edinburgh’s OneCity Trust. My story was called, All Change.
Holiday Ha Ha Ha! (Simon & Schuster) – a collection of funny stories, including one by me, called Cruel.