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Martin Waddell

21 children’s books by the writer

Martin Waddell is perhaps today's most-loved children's book writer. He has won many awards including The Hans Christian Andersen Award which is the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books. He has also won the Smarties Prize (twice) for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? and The Other Award for his story for older children, Starry Night. Martin has also written the poignant picture book Room for a Little One for Orchard Books. He lives in County Down, Northern Ireland.Sophy Williams is a highly accomplished illustrator whose work is acclaimed throughout the world. Her first picture book, When Grandma Came, by Jill Paton Walsh, was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. For Orchard, she has also illustrated The Orchard Book of Starry Tales and The Night You Were Born.

3+ years

Owl Babies

Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson

Owl Babies

A beautiful board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, this is the story of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, who wake one night to find their mother gone. And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently ...

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3+ years

Owl Babies - Pop-Up

Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson

Owl Babies - Pop-Up

This is a beautiful pop-up edition of the classic picture book. Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and watch and wait for ...

£9.99

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5+ years

Bardal Faoi Bhru (Farmer Duck) - Walker Eireann

Martin Waddell, Helen Oxenbury

Bardal Faoi Bhru (Farmer Duck) - Walker Eireann

A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy old farmer in this classic tale of justice from acclaimed Irish writer Martin Waddell. It is a perfect introduction to the Irish language for young children! There once was a ...

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3+ years

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Little Bear can't sleep. There is dark all around him in the Bear Cave. Not even Big Bear's biggest lantern can light up the darkness of the night outside. But then Big Bear finds the prefect way to ...

£6.99

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The Super Swooper Dinosaur

Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord

The Super Swooper Dinosaur

Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different? From the talented team that brought you the bestselling The ...

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3+ years

Bears, Bears, Bears

Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish

Bears, Bears, Bears

Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn't content with just one bear though - she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of ...

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2+ years

The Big Big Sea

Martin Waddell, Jennifer Eachus

The Big Big Sea

This is a beautiful reissue of a timeless classic. A child and her mother walk in the moonlight beside the sea. This night will become a memory as luminous and enduring as the moon itself. With unforgettable silver-washed images and ...

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3+ years

Snow Bears

Martin Waddell, Sarah Fox-Davies

Snow Bears

When Mummy Bear comes out to play with her baby bears, she finds three small snow bears instead. They don't look like her baby bears - but they love to play just the same games! Three little bears, a game ...

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