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Alan MacDonald - Author

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Books by Alan MacDonald

Totally Epic! Burp! Monster! Disco!

Totally Epic! Burp! Monster! Disco!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight everyone who revels in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the world's grubbiest trouble magnet - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from BURP!, MONSTER! and DISCO! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series featuring the character created by David Roberts and written by Alan MacDonald. With each hilarious story split into bitesize chapters, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for building reading confidence.

Pirates Don't Go to School!

Pirates Don't Go to School!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

When Jake wants to go to school his family are HORRIFIED. School is all rotten rules and terrible ten-legged teachers. Pirates don't go to school! Or do they? A fantastically funny tale, perfect to reassure 'first day at school' nerves.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Fabulous Food Machine

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Fabulous Food Machine

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2020

It's Carlo's birthday party in The Fabulous Food Machine. Everyone in the village is coming. But the green cubes of food that the Fabulous Food Machines produce will ruin the party. Can Carlo and his grandfather stop the machines? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Trouble!

Trouble!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From award-winning illustrator David Roberts comes Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! With comic chaos and madcap schemes, these highly-illustrated stories are perfect for new readers. Join Bertie as he concocts a magic potion for Miss Boot to make her forget the dreaded maths test, finds himself at Know-All Nick's house for the worst sleepover ever and unexpectedly wins out over the school bully. David Roberts is the illustrator of many picture books and fiction titles, including Julian Clary's THE BOLDS, SUFFRAGETTE: THE BATTLE FOR EQUALITY, JACK AND THE FLUMFLUM TREE, IGGY PECK, and ARCHITECT. With over 30 titles in the hugely popular DIRTY BERTIE series, each book contains three short stories perfect for fans of HORRID HENRY, WRIGGLESBOTTOM PRIMARY and Pamela Butchart.

Queen Victoria: Her Great Empire

Queen Victoria: Her Great Empire

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Everybody knows Victoria married a chap called Albert and wore black clothes - all the time. But did you know that Victoria: Went on her holidays in disguise? Was best pals with her rude Scottish servant? Everything you could ever want to know about Queen Victoria!

Henry VIII: Heads Will Roll

Henry VIII: Heads Will Roll

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Everybody knows that king Henry VIII is horribly famous for having a bit of a weight problem, marrying six unlucky wives and getting very carried away with his chopping block. But did you know that Henry: Was a handsome hunk and sports star? Accused his second wife of witchcraft? Bricked up his bedroom door at night? Everything you could ever want to know about Henry VIII!

Slime and Grime Fame! Horror! Aliens!

Slime and Grime Fame! Horror! Aliens!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

A Dirty Bertie collection to delight everyone who revels in his revolting ways! Enjoy the comic capers of Dirty Bertie - the boy with nosepickingly disgusting habits - in this bumper book of nine revolting stories from FAME!, HORROR! and ALIENS!Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series featuring the character created by David Roberts and written by Alan MacDonald. With each hilarious story split into bitesize chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant readers and those just beginning to read independently.

Pirates Don't Go to School!

Pirates Don't Go to School!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

When Jake wants to go to school his family are HORRIFIED. School is all rotten rules and terrible ten-legged teachers. Pirates don't go to school! Or do they? A fantastically funny tale, perfect to reassure 'first day at school' nerves.

Spider!

Spider!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Calling all DIRTY BERTIE fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in SPIDER!, his 31st adventure, as he shocks and amazes his classmates with his huge pet spider, is tricked into wearing one of Gran's knitted horrors to school, and finds nothing but trouble when he digs for treasure in the park. DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.

Churchill: His Finest Hours

Churchill: His Finest Hours

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!

Frights and Bites Fangs! Scream! Zombie!

Frights and Bites Fangs! Scream! Zombie!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Oscar and the CATastrophe

Oscar and the CATastrophe

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The third book in a brilliantly funny new series for 6+ readers from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! Oscar usually has a lot to say on any subject, but in this book something makes him speechless . . . a CAT has moved in next door! And Carmen the pampered feline is almost as much of a nightmare neighbour as her owner, Mrs Bentley-Wallop. But Sam and Oscar have bigger things to worry about. When a jewel thief strikes, it's time for the daring duo to turn detective . . . Can they sniff out the culprit before it's too late? Don't miss Oscar's other adventures! Book 1: Ask Oscar Book 2: Oscar and the Dognappers Perfect for fans of Spydog, Jeremy Strong, Horrid Henry and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series.

Oscar and the Dognappers

Oscar and the Dognappers

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The second book in a brilliantly funny new series from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Oscar's back . . . and he's got plenty to talk about! Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! In Sam and Oscar's second adventure, Sam's dad wants the whole family to get involved in his new business idea (a cafe with a rather unusual menu), but Sam's got other things to worry about when dogs start disappearing . . . can Sam and Oscar unmask the dastardly dognappers? A warm and funny series of doggy adventures, perfect for fans of Spydog, My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong, Horrid Henry and Pamela Butchart. Alan MacDonald is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling Dirty Bertie series, which he worked on with award-winning illustrator David Roberts. His series Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox, and Alan has also published picture book The Prince of Pants (Scholastic) with the illustrator Sarah McIntyre. When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles. Sarah Horne has illustrated many hilarious children's books, including Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury), the Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey (Quercus) and Michael Rosen's Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic). Sarah grew up in Derbyshire and now lives in London.

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Author: Alan Macdonald, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Drusilla the Sand Witch is a friendly witch, but not when it comes to greedy Hagbag. In this magically funny story, Drusilla and her cat, Peg, must come up with a good spell to get rid of their unwanted visitor. Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are becoming independent readers to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Yummy Scrummy

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Yummy Scrummy

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Ben and Clare love entering competitions, but they never win. As they find out, though, sometimes winning brings its own problems! Books with chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Mascot!

Mascot!

Author: Alan MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans, who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in MASCOT!, his 30th adventure, as he is picked to be the mascot for Pudsley Rovers, attempts to get himself expelled from a geeky summer camp and designs his very own robot, a Bootosaurus, to replace Miss Boot! DIRTY BERTIE is a hugely popular series created and illustrated by award-winning illustrator, David Roberts (TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, THE TROLL, THE EDDIE DICKENS TRILOGY) and written by award-winning author, Alan MacDonald (ASK OSCAR, THE PRINCE OF PANTS, SUPERHERO SCHOOL). With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters with illustrations on nearly every spread, DIRTY BERTIE is ideal for confident readers to enjoy by themselves, or for sharing with your child.