BOOKS

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:

1998

Somewhere Out There (Hutchinson/Random House) – a picture book, illustrated by Liz Pyle.

1999

Yo! Diary! (Piccadilly Press) – a diary-style book for teens, as they were still called in those days.

2000

Yo! Diary! 2 – And Another Thing (Piccadilly Press) – er, the 2nd Yo! Diary! book

 

2000

The Big Bad Rumour (Hutchinson/Random House) – a picture book, illustrated by Jacqueline East

2001

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.

2001

Clone Zone (Barrington Stoke)

2004

Love Dad (Barrington Stoke)

2006

Fame Thing (Barrington Stoke) – rebranded & republished in 2016, with illustrations by Jake McDonald.

2006

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).

2011

Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words! (Macmillan) – my first foray into the world of non-fiction.

2011

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.

2012

The World of Norm May Cause Irritation

2012

The World of Norm May Produce Gas

2012

The Xmas Factor (A&C Black/Bloomsbury) – a collection of Christmas related poems, jokes and other festive bits and bobs.

 

2013

The World of Norm May Require Batteries

 

2013

The World of Norm May Be Contagious

 

2013

Koala Calamity: You Snooze You Lose (Harper Collins) – part of the Awesome Animals series, illustrated by Neal Layton

 

2013

Koala Calamity: Surf’s Up (Harper Collins) – the 2nd koala book, also illustrated by Neal Layton

 

2014

The World of Norm May Need Rebooting

 

2014

The World of Norm Must Be Washed Separately

 

2014

The World of Norm May Need Filling In – a Norm-related activity book, of quizzes, puzzles etc.

 

2015

The World of Norm May Contain Buts

 

2015

The World of Norm May Still Be Charged

 

2016

The World of Norm Includes Delivery

 

2016

The World of Norm May Be Recycled

 

2016

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.

 

2016

Grandpa Was An Astronaut (Barrington Stoke) – part of Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems strand, for younger readers. Illustrated by Hannah Coulson.

 

2017

The World of Norm Must End Soon – and indeed it did. This was the final book in the series.

 

2017

Mint Choc Chip at the Market Café (Barrington Stoke) – another Little Gem, illustrated by Hannah Coulson.

 

2019

Special Delivery (Barrington Stoke) – the 3rd Little Gem, illustrated by Hannah Coulson.

 

2020

Noodle the Doodle (Barrington Stoke) – the 1st Noodle adventure, illustrated by Katy Halford.

 

Anthologies.

I have contributed stories, for the following collections:

 

2007

On The Money (Scottish Book Trust) – raising financial awareness amongst primary age children. My story was called, No Change.

 

2008

Our City (Polygon) – raising money for Edinburgh’s OneCity Trust.  My story was called, All Change.

 

2016

Holiday Ha Ha Ha!­ (Simon & Schuster) – a collection of funny stories, including one by me, called Cruel.