by Jonathan Meres and illustrated by Anders Frang

When Little Bat can’t sleep one morning, Middle Bat and Big Bat are quick to tease and accuse him of being scared of the light. There’s only one thing for it. Little Bat will have to leave the old oak tree, all by himself, and prove them wrong. But will he come face to face with the Bogey Bat? Is Little Bat really a….Scaredy Bat?

Jonathan’s lyrical and engaging text is complimented by up-and coming illustrator Anders Frang. Together they have created a whimsical visual feast of a story for three – to six-year-olds.


“Told in wonderfully lyrically rhyming prose, there’s plenty of places for audience participation – you show me a youngster that doesn’t like a big BOO! in a book! “

“An absolute must for the Early Years classroom this Autumn.  Scaredy Bat looks set be a book that gets asked for over and over in my classroom and I’m so glad I was introduced to this terrific little tale. @emmakuyateh


“Funny and reassuring. A great big hug of a book. Brilliantly written, with rhythm that is a pure delight to read aloud.” @Edspire


‘This is a story packed full of fun, with hints of rhyme, mixed sentence sizes and even singing opportunities making this a perfect read-aloud!’ @FatherReading


Scaredy Bat is one of those special picture books that children will ask for again and again. This charming story has everything a little audience wants: loveable characters, a feeling of injustice, a brave little hero and a hugely satisfying ending. Children will adore listening, joining in with the fantastic language, and having a go themselves. @KateHeap1


“Scaredy Bat is a beautifully written story by Jonathan Meres, surprisingly lyrical in parts. Surprising, because that lyricism is juxtaposed with the laugh-out-loud humour for which Jonathan is well known…And the illustrations are wonderful.”

Scaredy Bat is a captivating story with the positive message that even the littlest of little creatures can be brave, and that bravery might open them to wonderful new experiences.   @SeasideReader


Scaredy Bat Jonathan Meres

Publisher: Little Door Books
ISBN: 978191620540

NOODLE THE DOODLE – Steals the Show

by Jonathan Meres and illustrated by Katy Halford

What if you arrived at a new school and suddenly had to take part in a talent show?! Everyone in Mr Reed’s class is excited to show that Wigley’s Got Talent, but new boy Samir is shy and he’s not really sure what his talent is. Thankfully his new best friend Noodle the doodle is there to help him out. But is this mischievous dog about to steal the show …?!

Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.

Noodle Doodle Steals the Show - Jonathan Meres

Publisher: Barrington Stoke
ISBN: 978-1-80090-018-9