Andy Seed - Author

About the Author

Andy Seed worked for many years as a primary school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales before setting up as a freelance writer in 2000. He now splits his work time between writing and travelling around schools running workshops and enthusing children about books and reading, as well as giving talks about his days as a young teacher in the Dales. Andy is married with three children and lives in the wilds of North Yorkshire where he finds inspiration while battling against the overgrowth of his vast, rambling garden.

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The Clue is in the Poo And Other Things Too

The Clue is in the Poo And Other Things Too

Author: Andy Seed Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

A funny and fascinating natural history of animal droppings, tracks and other traces, exploring how we can be detectives, by finding clues and learning about animals from what they leave behind. The contents covers faeces in great detail, footprints, nests and homes, skins, eggs and shells, and coprolites. Feature pages focus on animals, such as tigers and wolves, that are particularly dangerous to track! Fully-illustrated, this is a humorous and visually appealing book for any child with an interest in animals and nature, but particularly those children with a fondness for all things poop-related.

On the Track Band 12/Copper

On the Track Band 12/Copper

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Track cycling has been around since the 1870s, but it's never been so popular as today! Find out all about the specialist bikes, breathtaking races and top riders in this book. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index on pages 28 and 29 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - Physical Education; History

National Trust: Ned the Nature Nut's Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes

National Trust: Ned the Nature Nut's Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2017

This nutty, nature joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts based on nature. Full of green-fingered giggles and wildlife witticisms, as well as incredible facts about nature, Ned the Nature Nut will turn you into a nature nut too!

Ed and the Shirtmakers

Ed and the Shirtmakers

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2016

Back to School collection: ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL, ALL TEACHERS WISE AND WONDERFUL, ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Back to School collection: ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL, ALL TEACHERS WISE AND WONDERFUL, ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Author: Andy Seed Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2015

ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL tells the true story of Andy's first year at Cragthwaite Primary School - how he bravely negotiated the vagaries of the local dialect, made disastrous bids to provide a family home, naively and hilariously tried out new-fangled ideas in a school stuck in a 1950s time warp, and ultimately discovered a little part of England he was proud to call home.Warm, touching and very funny, All Teachers Great and Small transports you to a time that may be gone but has never been forgotten.ALL TEACHERS WISE AND WONDERFUL: A year on from the end of ALL TEACHERS GREAT AND SMALL, Barbara and Andy Seed are settled into their Dales village, but at school trouble arrives for Andy in the form of nine-year-old Sheena. After two years in the job, Andy Seed returns to Cragthwaite brimming with confidence and looking forward to a year that is bound to bring its own rewards, as well as its share of mishaps and misadventures. But even he didn't anticipate exploding piggy banks, bottle-rocket missiles, and actually deafening Dracula. At home, Andy and Barbara are enjoying life with little Tom, and are expecting again. Meanwhile, a new friendship is formed with hill farmer Adam. Adam proves both an inspiration and a confidante for Andy, and through him he begins to see the light with troubled Sheena. The second in Andy's trilogy about life as a Yorkshire Dales teacher, this is as warm, witty and refreshing as the first, full of colourful anecdotes from village and school life.Andy Seed is beginning his fifth year teaching at Cragthwaite Primary in the Yorkshire Dales, and as always a new term is full of surprises.ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: These take the form of a beautiful, but not terribly bright, student on placement from the local teacher training college, and a particularly pushy and problematic parent with a fine line in complaining. It looks like Andy's pupils are the least of his problems...At home in Applesett, things aren't all rosy either. Barbara is forced to take a job as a postie to help pay the mortgage, which means finding someone to look after Tom and Reuben. When two old friends move into the village it looks like the problem has been solved, but it soon transpires that rural life is not for everyone.As always the book is peppered with the hilarious and heartwarming incidents that a life living and working with children inevitably contains.

All Teachers Bright and Beautiful (Book 3) A light-hearted memoir of a husband, father and teacher in Yorkshire Dales

All Teachers Bright and Beautiful (Book 3) A light-hearted memoir of a husband, father and teacher in Yorkshire Dales

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

More lessons and life from the Yorkshire Dales... All Teachers Bright and Beautiful is the concluding volume in Andy Seed's trilogy. As always, the book is peppered with the hilarious and heart-warming incidents that a life living and working with children inevitably contains. Andy Seed is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn. Andy Seed is beginning his fifth year teaching at Cragthwaite Primary in the Yorkshire Dales, and as always a new term is full of surprises. These take the form of a beautiful, but not terribly bright, student on placement from the local teacher training college, and a particularly pushy and problematic parent with a fine line in complaining. It looks like Andy's pupils are the least of his problems... At home in Applesett, things aren't all rosy either. Barbara is forced to take a job as a postie to help pay the mortgage, which means finding someone to look after Tom and Reuben. When two old friends move into the village it looks like the problem has been solved, but it soon transpires that rural life is not for everyone... What readers are saying about All Teachers Bright and Beautiful: 'A sequence of classroom tales told with considerable wit and charm that will raise a chuckle and perhaps even make you shed a tear' 'Delightful read. Humorous, warm and really interesting finding out about all the little personalities of the primary school children he teaches' 'Another gem. The book flows nicely with alternating chapters about his school life and home life. A sweet book'

Chocolate Wars

Chocolate Wars

Author: Andy Seed Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

Ignite II is a series of books written specifically for struggling readers. A world without chocolate? What! Sweet toothed Chaz is devastated when he discovers cocoa plants are dying out worldwide. Chocolate stock is falling rapidly and people want their sugar highs! Luckily for Chaz, his friend has a stash of chocolate, which he mistakenly tells the whole school about! When the chocolate stash goes missing and the crowds are swarming for sweet treats, will Chaz and his friend be able to escape the chocoholics? Or will they face a sticky end?

Winter Olympics Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Winter Olympics Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2014

The Winter Olympics is an exciting competition that sees the world's top athletes try to win medals on snow and ice. Find out more about the Winter Olympic Games. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: P.E.

Chocolate Wars

Chocolate Wars

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2013

All Teachers Wise and Wonderful (Book 2) A warm and witty memoir of teaching life in the Yorkshire Dales

All Teachers Wise and Wonderful (Book 2) A warm and witty memoir of teaching life in the Yorkshire Dales

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

A further memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales... All Teachers Wise and Wonderful is the second in Andy Seeds's trilogy about life as a Yorkshire Dales teacher. This is as warm, witty and refreshing as the first, full of colourful anecdotes from village and school life. Andy Seed is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn's nostalgic style. After two years in the job, Andy Seed returns to Cragthwaite brimming with confidence and looking forward to a year that is bound to bring its own rewards, as well as its share of mishaps and misadventures. But even he didn't anticipate exploding piggy banks, bottle-rocket missiles, and actually deafening Dracula. At home, Andy and Barbara are enjoying life with little Tom, and are expecting again. Meanwhile, a new friendship is formed with hill farmer Adam. Adam proves both an inspiration and a confidante for Andy, and through him he begins to see the light with the troubled nine-year-old Sheena. What readers are saying about All Teachers Wise and Wonderful: 'Andy Seed brings the Dales to life with his memorable stories about rural life in the 1980s. I loved this book. Brilliant' 'This had me crying out loud with laughter in places. Thoroughly enjoyable book, which will be enjoyed by teachers and non-teachers alike' 'A great read with a genuine love and affection for the subject shining through'

All Teachers Great and Small (Book 1) A heart-warming and humorous memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales

All Teachers Great and Small (Book 1) A heart-warming and humorous memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

A memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales... Warm, touching and very funny, All Teacher's Great and Small transports you to a time that may be gone but has never been forgotten. Andy Seed's memoir is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn's nostalgic style. 'Heart-warming and hilarious' - Daily Mail Dear Mr Seed, I am sorry that are Jack was not at school yesterday. He put on such a groth spurt in the night that nun of his clowthes fitted im next morning so I had to take him to the shops. Mrs R. Twenty-five years ago, newly qualified teacher Andy Seed moved to a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife Barbara, anticipating breath-taking views and the gentle simplicity of the countryside. The picturesque scenery did not disappoint. But life as a primary school teacher was anything but simple. With a classroom full of colourful characters whose capacity for misunderstanding was exceeded only by their enthusiasm and their ability to leave him incredulous, Andy fell in love with teaching and with village life. All Teachers Great and Small tells the true story of Andy's first year at Cragthwaite Primary School - how he bravely negotiated the vagaries of the local dialect, made disastrous bids to provide a family home, naively and hilariously tried out new-fangled ideas in a school stuck in a 1950s time warp, and ultimately discovered a little part of England he was proud to call home. What readers are saying about All Teachers Great and Small: 'I howled with laughter on many occasions reading this book - it's a treasure!' 'Andy Seed brings the Dales to life with his memorable stories about rural school life in the 1980s. I loved this book' 'This book spoke to me on so many levels. It really is a jolly good read, and written with love and enthusiasm'

Problem Solving Year 3 Teacher Book

Problem Solving Year 3 Teacher Book

Author: Andy Seed Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/12/2011

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