Colin Thompson

24 children’s books by the writer

Born in London in 1942, Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, graphic designer, stage manager and BBC documentary maker. Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin has had more than 40 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, and THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book (released 2008).

4-5 years

Fearless: Sons and Daughter

Colin Thompson, Sarah Davis

Fearless: Sons and Daughter

Everyone's favourite scaredy-cat bulldog is back - with puppies! When we last saw Fearless, he had fallen head over paws for the beautiful Primrose. Now, they've got puppies to care for, and Fearless must figure out what it means ...

£12.99

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4+ years

Fearless in Love

Colin Thompson, Sarah Davis

Fearless in Love

Everyone's favourite bulldog discovers what it really means to be in love...The delightful follow-up to the multi-award-winning picture book FEARLESS. Ages: 4+ The only thing Fearless could remember his mother telling him was, 'Life is much nicer if ...

£6.99

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The Tower to the Sun

Colin Thompson

The Tower to the Sun

The richest man in the world looked out across the city. "When I was your age," he said to his grandson, "the sky was blue and the sun was so bright you couldn't look at it..." But the boy ...

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4+ years

Fearless

Colin Thompson, Sarah Davis

Fearless

When a new baby is born it's difficult to tell if it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So sometimes babies get the wrong name. It's the ...

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The Royal Family: The Floods: 13

Colin Thompson

The Royal Family: The Floods: 13

In the final book of the Floods series, the job of running the Kingdom of Transylvania Waters is up for grabs. Who will replace King Nerlin? Nothing lasts forever, not even for Nerlin, King of the wizards. He is bored ...

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The Floods 12: Bewitched

Colin Thompson

The Floods 12: Bewitched

What happens when the King goes Doolally? Find out in the latest Floods adventure. Everyone gets old, even witches and wizards. Their backs get stiff. Their feet get sore, and their brains go and live far, far away. Not even ...

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The Floods 10: Lost

Colin Thompson

The Floods 10: Lost

The caves under Transylvania Waters are about to be explored for the first time ever. What will the Floods find?The Floods are back in their rightful place as rulers of Transylvania Waters and there is an enormous amount to ...

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The Floods 1: Neighbours

Colin Thompson

The Floods 1: Neighbours

The first in a laugh - out - loud series from the ingenious mind of much - loved children's author Colin Thompson.Nerlin and Mordonna Flood have seven children, most of whom were not created in the traditional way like you or ...

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