Richard Kidd

4 children’s books by the writer

Richard Kidd's first novel, THE GIANT GOLDFISH ROBBERY (Corgi Yearling), was very well received and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for first novels. Richard has previously also written picture books, including ALMOST FAMOUS DAISY, which was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Richard Kidd was formerly a full-time artist and still occasionally finds time to create arresting large abstract paintings.

9-11 years

Deadly Famous

Richard Kidd

Deadly Famous

Do you have to be dead to be famous? Stanley Buckle is a quiet sort of boy. Since his dad died, his closest friend has been Neville, an artist who lives in an old mill with a one-eared cat called ...

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9-11 years

The Giant Goldfish Robbery

Richard Kidd

The Giant Goldfish Robbery

Jimmy's dad has to get rid of his fishing boat and the whole family - Mom, Dad, Jimmy and his tealeaf-reading Gran - are forced to move away from their coastal village home. At first, Jimmy thinks none of them will ...

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9-11 years

The Last Leg

Richard Kidd

The Last Leg

When Claude goes to the Isle of Skye for a quiet holiday with his dad and aunt, all recuperating from the recent death of his mother, he expects his only adventures to be in his active imagination. However, having been ...

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9-11 years

The Tiger Bone Thief

Richard Kidd

The Tiger Bone Thief

Jimmy Stoker's dreams have been full of tigers since he started his Saturday job at the zoo. Boris the great Siberian tiger has died and rumours abound about what's going to happen to him now. Jimmy hears that ...

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