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Sam Lloyd - Author

About the Author

Sam Lloyd grew up in Hampshire, making up stories and building secret hideaways in his local woods. These days he lives in Surrey with his wife, three young sons and a dog that likes to howl. The Memory Wood is his debut thriller.

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Other books by Sam Lloyd

Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers

Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Learn how to deal with tricksy, pesty little sidekicks (otherwise known as siblings). Starring the world's grumpiest, sassiest, most loveable cat . . . Mr Pusskins! He's got cattitude. Life for Pusskins is dreamy, until the day his owner Emily comes home with a Very Special Present . . . a kitten! Even though Little Whiskers is small and looks awfully angelic, she is not. She is a tiny package of peskiness. And the worst thing? It's always Mr Pusskins who gets the blame! So how will Mr Pusskins deal with this naughty nuisance? Mr Pusskins is a New York Times Bestselling character. Mr Pusskins won the Booktrust Early Years Award, and Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Hilarious - The Guardian Irresistible - Books for Keeps

Put Your Botty on the Potty

Put Your Botty on the Potty

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

This is a brilliant, funny and fresh take on the potty training book from the amazing picture book illustrator, Sam Lloyd Little Moo Monster is growing up and no longer happy to be in a nappy. Moo wants to be more grown-up. So the loveable monster discards the nappy and suddenly there's poop everywhere. Mum gets a potty, and Moo practises sitting on it... until finally... success! Moo can progress to grown up pants - which means Moo can go to the MONSTER PANT PARTY with lots of little potty-trained (and not-quite-so-potty-trained!) friends. With lift the flaps plus great illustrations and laugh-out-loud humour, this book will be the perfect potty-training tool for all toddlers - girls and boys - and their parents. The book covers all elements of potty training - from getting the potty, patience, triumphs and mishaps, using paper, washing your hands after, and the joy of getting your first grown-up pants. All told in a fun and supportive way.

Mr Pusskins: A Pet's Tale A Pet's Tale

Mr Pusskins: A Pet's Tale A Pet's Tale

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Meet the world's grumpiest, sassiest, most loveable cat . . . Mr Pusskins! He's got cattitude. Mr Pusskins has an owner who adores him and wants to make his life utterly blissful. But Mr Pusskins doesn't want to play mouse games, he doesn't want snuggles and he certainly doesn't want cosy bedtime stories. What Mr Pusskins wants is . . . adventure! But, as he discovers, sometimes home is where the heart is (and maybe cuddles aren't so bad after all.) Mr Pusskins is a New York Times Bestselling character. Mr Pusskins won the Booktrust Early Years Award, and Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. My prize for the best-looking picture book goes to Mr Pusskins Daily Mail A brilliantly funny story told with splashes of visual humour and touches of real tenderness Sunday Telegraph

Midnight Ninja

Midnight Ninja

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Meet this little boy and his pussycat called Ginger. He's got a bedtime secret. He's the mighty MIDNIGHT NINJA! Everyone is tucked up in bed, except for Midnight Ninja and his sidekick Ginger. The ninja emergency bell has rung and they're off on a secret mission. There's no time for these heroes to sleep until they've solved the mystery of the missing socks. Even reluctant sleepers will enjoy bedtime with this action-packed adventure showing that heroes need their sleep too. Bedtime reading fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School.

Midnight Ninja

Midnight Ninja

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Meet this little boy and his pussycat called Ginger. He's got a bedtime secret. He's the mighty MIDNIGHT NINJA! Everyone is tucked up in bed, except for Midnight Ninja and his sidekick Ginger. The ninja emergency bell has rung and they're off on a secret mission. There's no time for these heroes to sleep until they've solved the mystery of the missing socks. Even reluctant sleepers will enjoy bedtime with this action-packed adventure showing that heroes need their sleep too. Bedtime reading fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School.

Happy Birthday, Boris!

Happy Birthday, Boris!

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Boris - the orange, hairy and over-enthusiastic little monster - has a birthday! Use the puppet to help Boris blow out the candles on his cake, open his presents and sing Happy Birthday. Another brilliant sequel to the best-selling Calm Down, Boris!

First Day at Skeleton School

First Day at Skeleton School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls and boys.' At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls! Join in the fun with this comic caper from a bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School - it's perfect for back to school and Halloween.

First Day at Skeleton School

First Day at Skeleton School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls and boys.' At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls! Join in the fun with this comic caper from a bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School - it's perfect for back to school and Halloween.

Super Sid

Super Sid

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Sid is a sausage dog without an owner. He longs for someone to love and care for him. Maybe if he shows everyone how clever he is, they'll want to give him a home! But things don't go quite as Sid plans...

First Day at Bug School

First Day at Bug School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

At the bottom of the garden where no one really sees, a secret school is hidden amongst the grass and weeds. Welcome to Bug School! Don't be nervous on your first day - it's lots of fun. Learn creeping with the spiders, singing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in P.E. with the fleas! A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to allay first-day-at-school fears.

Boris Babysits Cased Board Book with Puppet

Boris Babysits Cased Board Book with Puppet

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Monster Mummy is going shopping, so Boris is babysitting for Monster Baby. The thing is, Boris isn't very good at it. He plonks Monster Baby in the dog basket, forgets to feed him and falls fast asleep when he should be putting Baby to bed. Can you help Boris babysit before things get really out of hand? There's a lot of looking after to do! With a cute, furry baby monster on ribbon to play with and attach to each page. A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Calm Down, Boris! by the super-talented Sam Lloyd.

Nurse Mousey and the New Arrival

Nurse Mousey and the New Arrival

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Nurse Mousey and the Snuffly Sneeze

Nurse Mousey and the Snuffly Sneeze

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Nurse Mousey and the Happy Hospital

Nurse Mousey and the Happy Hospital

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2013

Nurse Mousey has a very special job - she works at Happy Hospital, making sure all the poorly animals get better. Can you help her get ready, then save the day when Cheeky Monkey falls over? Children will love moving Nurse Mousey around this action-packed first title of an exciting new series.

Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A fast-paced, action-packed, good-versus-evil adventure introducing a dynamic new picture book character. Meet Captain Brainpower. He's a superhero toy with a special superpower. It's not extreme strength or the ability to fly. It's BRAIN POWER! When he presses his Brain Button on his super suit, he has the most amazing brainwaves. So when he and his friend Mojo Mouse get thrown into the rubbish dump, Captain Brainpower needs to put his superpower to use - and FAST - because Mojo is about to be eaten by the Mighty Mean Machine! Using brain power and a huge heap of resourcefulness, Captain Brainpower makes a MEGA BRAIN PLANE from bits of old junk lying around the rubbish tip. Then, with great courage and some super stunts, he turns that Mighty Mean Machine into a blubbering hunk of junk. So, if there are any other unloved toys out there who get thrown onto the rubbish heap - it's Captain Brainpower and Mojo to the rescue! With bright, bold and animated artwork, this book will appeal to all those little ones who like their books high-energy and full of superhero action.

Grumpy Gertie

Grumpy Gertie

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2013

Gertie wakes up in a grump and sets out to tell everyone about it. After making the cheerful sun, flowers and fish thoroughly miserable, she feels no better. But when a cheeky monkey teaches her that by turning upside-down her frown turns to a smile, she makes a new friend. Approx 100 words Age range: 2-6 years

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