David Bedford - Author

About the Author

David Bedford was born in Devon, in the south-west of England, in 1969.

After school, David went to university and became a scientist. His first job was as a NATO Scholar scientist in America, where he worked on discovering new antibiotics.
 

David has always loved to read and decided to start writing stories himself. After a while, he left his science job and began writing full time. He has now had over 15 books published, which have been translated into many languages around the world.

Featured books by David Bedford

Other books by David Bedford

MEI Further Maths: Extra Pure Maths

MEI Further Maths: Extra Pure Maths

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications with new and updated editions from our bestselling series. - Build connections between topics using real-world contexts that develop mathematical modelling skills, thus providing your students with a fuller and more coherent understanding of mathematical concepts. - Develop fluency in problem-solving, proof and modelling with plenty of questions and well-structured exercises. - Overcome misconceptions and develop mathematical insight with annotated worked examples. - Enhance understanding and map your progress with graduated exercises that support you at every stage of your learning.

Birdy and Bou

Birdy and Bou

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Bou loves the floating library. But - oh no! - his favourite book is missing. Who could have it? A wonderfully vibrant picture book for young children about two of the best things in life - books and friends! Bou the red-eared panda wakes up one morning and hears the toot-toot of the floating library. He's excited to go and borrow his favourite book and rushes to the library boat, only to find that his book has already been lent out. He sets off to find whoever has borrowed it so they can share - and in the process makes a fantastic new friend. With artwork in strong primary colours, and a fun, yet simple storyline, Birdy and Bou is perfect for fans of Maisy by Lucy Cousins. Introducing a brand new pair of adorable characters to fall in love with from David Bedford and Mandy Stanley, the brilliant partnership behind Roo the Roaring Dinosaur. 'This wonderfully vibrant picture book will captivate children ... a brilliant celebration of friendship and of the love of books, perfect for sharing and asking your child about their favourite book(s).' Parents in Touch

My Snuggly Dinosaur

My Snuggly Dinosaur

Author: David Bedford Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/10/2017

The My Snuggly Dinosaur set contains the much-loved Roo the Roaring Dinosaur picture book and your very own snuggly dinosaur to cuddle! This is the story of Roo, a little dinosaur who meets a woolly mammoth in a hot-air balloon. The balloon has a hole and gradually deflates, leaving the little mammoth stranded. Roo saves the day by giving the mammoth his precious comfort blanket, which they use to patch the hole. Enjoy the story about kindness and sharing, with lovable characters created by the bestselling illustrator of the Lettice the Rabbit series, then snuggle down with your very own supersoft dinosaur toy.

Liddypool

Liddypool

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2017

Ella's Games

Ella's Games

Author: David Bedford, Peter Kavanagh Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur: Best Playday Ever!

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur: Best Playday Ever!

Author: David Bedford, Mandy Stanley Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The cute noisy dinosaur is back for another adventure! When Erik, a polar bear explorer, spends a day on Roo's island, Roo makes a big, fun friend. But he soon discovers that even big, fun friends sometimes need help. A heart-warming story about the ups - and downs - of friendship.

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur: Best Playday Ever!

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur: Best Playday Ever!

Author: David Bedford, Mandy Stanley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2016

The cute noisy dinosaur is back for another adventure! When Erik, a polar bear explorer, spends a day on Roo's island, Roo makes a big, fun friend. But he soon discovers that even big, fun friends sometimes need help. A heart-warming story about the ups - and downs - of friendship.

Big Bear Little Bear - 15th Anniversary Edition

Big Bear Little Bear - 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: David Bedford, Jane Chapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little bear cub what it's like to be grown up. But after riding on Mother Bear's shoulders and snuggling up for the night, Little Bear realises that he's not quite ready to grow up yet. A gorgeous 15th anniversary edition of this favourite story. With a wonderfully gentle text from David Bedford (I've Seen Santa! and Bedtime for Little Bears) and stunning illustrations from bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman (The Magical Snow Garden, The Very Noisy Night), this beautiful book is perfect for bedtime cuddles.

I've Seen Santa

I've Seen Santa

Author: David Bedford Format: Board book Release Date: 08/09/2016

It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to deliver his presents. Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep, Mummy Bear says. Little Bear doesn't want to go to sleep. He wants to see Santa! But then he hears a noise downstairs. Could it be . . . Santa? Snuggle up with this beautiful new board book edition of a classic Christmas story from David Bedford (Big Bear Little Bear, Bedtime for Little Bears!) and Tim Warnes (I Love You to the Moon and Back, Hands Off My Honey!). I've Seen Santa! is the ideal festive gift for toddlers who just can't wait for Christmas!

Love is a Magical Feeling

Love is a Magical Feeling

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2016

The Three Ninja Pigs

The Three Ninja Pigs

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

YEE-HA! KERRANG! Look out - here come the three little ninja pigs. They are heading your way and they are trouble with a capital 'T'. But all is not as is seems in this high-energy, high-kicking, highly amusing picture book.

I Love My Daddy

I Love My Daddy

Author: David Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

I love playing...and I love my daddy!"e;Look, Daddy!"e; said Little Squirrel, as he dug and dug and dug, with his little tail wagging. "e;Good job!"e; said Daddy. But suddenly, Little Squirrel's tail stopped wagging. "e;Help, Daddy!"e; cried Little Squirrel. "e;I'm stuck!"e; Just as Little Squirrel gets discouraged, Daddy gets stuck, too, and Little Squirrel finally sees just how good at playing he is. Written by best-selling author David Bedford, with gorgeous illustrations by Brenna Vaughan, this playful, cuddly, and comforting story for any daddy and his little one to share. Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

Author: David Bedford, Mandy Stanley Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

This is the story of Roo, a little dinosaur who one day meets a woolly mammoth in a hot-air balloon. The balloon has a hole and gradually deflates, floating down to the ground and leaving the little mammoth stranded. Roo saves the day by giving the mammoth a piece of his precious comfort blanket (his moomie, as he calls it) which they use to patch the hole. A story about kindness and sharing, with lovable characters created by the best-selling illustrator of the Lettice the Dancing Rabbit series, Mandy Stanley.

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

Author: David Bedford, Mandy Stanley Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

This is the story of Roo, a little dinosaur who one day meets a woolly mammoth in a hot-air balloon. The balloon has a hole and gradually deflates, floating down to the ground and leaving the little mammoth stranded. Roo saves the day by giving the mammoth a piece of his precious comfort blanket (his moomie, as he calls it) which they use to patch the hole. A story about kindness and sharing, with lovable characters created by the best-selling illustrator of the Lettice the Dancing Rabbit series, Mandy Stanley.

Because I Love You

Because I Love You

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

It's bedtime for Little Bear, but as his mummy settles him in bed, he wonders if he's had enough love that day. So Mummy Bear takes Little Bear on a journey, reminding him of everything they've done during the day and, most of all, the love they've shared.

Fab One Hundred and Four The Evolution of The Beatles

Fab One Hundred and Four The Evolution of The Beatles

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2013

When one considers The Beatles' early history, there are several names that immediately come to mind, like Ivan Vaughan, Rod Davis, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. However, the story of the evolution of The Beatles from The Quarrymen to The Fab Four is about more than just the musicians in those groups. Other people, like George Smith, Joe Ankrah, Red Carter, Zancs Logie, Ian James, Marie Maguire, Colin Manley and Arthur Pendleton are all important to the story as well. These one hundred and four friends, family and musicians get a long overdue credit for their contributions to the musical development of the greatest pop group of all time: The Beatles.

Because I Love You

Because I Love You

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

It's bedtime for Little Bear, but as his mummy settles him in bed, he wonders if he's had enough love that day. So Mummy Bear takes Little Bear on a journey, reminding him of everything they've done during the day and, most of all, the love they've shared.

It's My Turn!

It's My Turn!

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2013

When Oscar and Tilly go to the playground, they are not keen to wait their turn to play on the swings, slides and all the exciting things there. Will the two friends find a way to play together? My Turn! is from Level 1 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 1 is suitable for first readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 1: for first readers short, straightforward sentences basic, fun vocabulary simple, easy-to-follow stories of up to 100 words large print and easy-to-read design

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 3: Cook, Pot, Cook!

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 3: Cook, Pot, Cook!

Author: David Bedford, Nikki Gamble, Thelma Page Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2011

Cook, Pot, Cook! is based on the traditional tale The Magic Porridge Pot. What will happen when a magic pot will not stop cooking and porridge flows out into the town ...This popular story written by David Bedford and beautifully illustrated by Jimothy Rolovio will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Liddypool Birthplace of the Beatles

Liddypool Birthplace of the Beatles

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear

Author: David Bedford Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2011

Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little bear cub what it's like to be grown up. It's fun, but maybe being small brings its own rewards too... A beautiful board book edition of the much loved picture book Big Bear, Little Bear. With gorgeous glitter on the cover and easy to turn pages for little hands.

Liddypool Birthplace of the Beatles

Liddypool Birthplace of the Beatles

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2009

Traces Liverpool's connection with The Beatles from birth onwards. This book contains many photographs as well as detailed Beatle's Walks.

Little Bear's Big Jumper

Little Bear's Big Jumper

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2009

Big Bear's jumper doesn't fit anymore, so he has to give it to his little brother. Little Bear is delighted, but when he makes a mess of it, Big Bear is very angry. Will the brothers ever make friends again?

Bedtime for Little Bears!

Bedtime for Little Bears!

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Little Bear's Big Jumper

Little Bear's Big Jumper

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Shaggy Dog and Titus Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch; Titus's Troublesome Tooth Two Troublesome Tales

Shaggy Dog and Titus Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch; Titus's Troublesome Tooth Two Troublesome Tales

Author: David Bedford, Linda Jennings Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch by David Bedford and Gwyneth Williamson - Shaggy Dog has a terrible itch, but no matter how hard he scratches, it just stays put! Titus' Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and Gwyneth Williamson - Titus the goat has a terrible toothache, but he doesn't like the idea of having his tooth pulled out. Whatever will he do?

I've Seen Santa

I've Seen Santa

Author: David Bedford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2007

It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to deliver his presents. Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep, Mummy Bear says. Little Bear doesn't want to go to sleep. But then he hears a noise downstairs. Will he really get to see Santa...? This new edition of a classic Christmas story features a CD with a delightful rendition of the story, read by actors Jason Isaacs and Lesley Sharpe, along with music and sound effects.

What are You Doing in My Bed?

What are You Doing in My Bed?

Author: David Bedford, Daniel Howarth Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2007

Kip the kitten has nowhere to sleep on a cold winter's night. So he creeps into a house and curls up in a snug, cosy bed. But this bed belongs to someone else. This is a fun-filled story, aimed at 3-6 year olds, perfect for reading aloud.

Big Bear Little Bear

Big Bear Little Bear

Author: David Bedford, Jane Chapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2006

Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little polar bear cub what it's like to be grown up. At the end of the day Little Bear decides he isn't quite ready to be a big bear yet!

I've Seen Santa

I've Seen Santa

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2005

It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to deliver his presents. 'Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep', Mummy Bear says. But Little Bear doesn't want to go to sleep. He wants to see Santa. Suddenly, glug, glug, glug! What's that noise? Is someone downstairs!

I've Seen Santa

I've Seen Santa

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2005

It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to deliver his presents. 'Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep', Mummy Bear says. But Little Bear doesn't want to go to sleep. He wants to see Santa. Suddenly, glug, glug, glug! What's that noise? Is someone downstairs!

Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear

Author: David Bedford Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2005

Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little polar bear cub what it's like to be grown up. At the end of the day Little Bear decides he isn't quite ready to be a big bear yet!

Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch

Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch

Author: David Bedford, Gwyneth Williamson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/05/2005

What are You Doing in My Bed?

What are You Doing in My Bed?

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2004

Kip the kitten has nowhere to sleep on a cold winter's night. So he creeps into a house and curls up in a snug, cosy bed. But this bed belongs to someone else. This is a fun-filled story, aimed at 3-6 year olds, perfect for reading aloud.

Mo's Smelly Jumper

Mo's Smelly Jumper

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2004

Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2002

Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little polar bear cub what it's like to be grown up. At the end of the day Little Bear decides he isn't quite ready to be a big bear yet!

Big Bears Can!

Big Bears Can!

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2002

When Mummy Bear goes out, leaving Big Bear in charge of Little Bear, Big Bear has a chance to prove that big bears can do everything. What will Mummy Bear say when she sees all the mess? Can big bears get into trouble too?

It's My Turn!

It's My Turn!

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2001

Oscar the Dog and Tilly the Cat find a playground and both are hoping to have lots of fun. The only trouble is that Tilly won't let Oscar go first on anything. But when Tilly gets very dizzy on the roundabout, Oscar seizes his chance at last. He has great fun, whilst Tilly is feeling grumpy - but then Oscar finds the see-saw...David Bedford's colourful tale of learning to share is brought to life by Elaine Field's bright, bold illustration.

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