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Meet Billy Bob Buttons

Meet Billy Bob Buttons

Billy Bob Buttons is a young talented author. On top of being a secondary school English teacher, he is also a pilot.

Born in the Viking city of York, he and his wife, Therese, a true Swedish girl from the IKEA county of Småland, now live in Stockholm and London. Their twin girls, Rebecca and Beatrix, and little boy, Albert, inspire Billy Bob every day to pick up a pen and work on his books.

When not writing, he enjoys tennis and playing 'MONSTER!' with his three children.

He is the author of the much loved, The Gullfoss Legends, Rubery Award finalist, Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop, UK People Book Prize runner-up, TOR Assassin Hunter and TOR Wolf Rising, I Think I Murdered Miss is his ninth children's novel.

Here he is (far right) winning the 2014 UK People's Book Prize.

The Hungry Grasshopper

The Hungry Grasshopper

Pathers CHEW on spider leg STEW, alligators CHOMP on frogs in a SWAMP, dogs GOBBLE puddings that WOBBLE and cows SLURP and always BURP.

'A delightfully sweet, rhyming story.' Best Books for Kids

'A wonderfully witty story from the wonderfully witty Billy Bob Buttons.' The Independent

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I Think I Murdered Miss

I Think I Murdered Miss

WINNER OF THE UK PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE, 2014

My name is Simon Spittle and I think - no, I know, I murdered Miss Belcher. I don't carry a gun. Or a knife. Or even a toothpick, but yesterday, in French, I wished for her to be run over by a bus and, later that very day, she was. A big, red double-decker with yellow wheels and a picture of a clown on the bonnet. A Billy Smart's Circus bus.

Your child with love this book. And, to be honest, so will you.' HI5 MAGAZINE

'This is a very funny book. Billy Bob Buttons is a top-notch children's writer.' ECLIPSE MAGAZINE

'Superb! A laugh-out-loud gem.' BOOKWORM

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Drowning Fish

Drowning Fish

THE HUNTER: Sinjin Fury, a power-crazy wizard with a horrifying army of VERY crazy Glumsnappers.

THE HUNTED: Simon Spittle, a Star Trek-obsessed loner with the IQ of a chemistry professor, the temper of a monster with tooth rot and the gift to kill with a wish.

HIS PROTECTOR: Isabella, a street-smart Seeker who knows Simon's the key to, well, SAVING THE WORLD!

The follow-up to the fantastic I THINK I MURDERED MISS.

'Sweet, funny and totally unputdownable.' YA BOOK NEWS

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Grandads Slippers

The Boy Who Piddled in his Grandads Slippers

The Boy Who Piddled in his Grandads Slippers

Ralph is always piddling everywhere. He drenched Mummy's sheepskin rug. He filled Daddy's boots. He even took a tinkle in his sister's Coco Pops. But can Ralph be the hero nobody expects him to be?

'I chuckled so much my belly hurt.' BOOKS FOR KIDS

'A rhyming gem.' STORY BOX

'Very, very funny and very, very sweet. A modern classic with a twist. Boys will love it.' TONS OF FUN

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Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer

Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer

My name is Tiffany Sparrow and my job is to slay spooks. It can be messy work, but I enjoy it. Mostly. I get to do a lot of travelling which is fun, but often just to crumbling tombs and spidery cellars. My mum was a slayer too; and so was my grandmother. I miss them terribly. They were killed, you see, by Grimdorf the warlock, so now there's only me and my old grandad left.

But the word on Voodoo Street is...Grimdorf's back.

And he's brought a few of his pals with him.

'Wonderful penmanship.' TONS OF FUN

'Tiffany is the sort of girl every girl wants to be. Cool, funny and a scythe-weilding, kong fu-kicking spook slayer.'' SCHOOL NEWS

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Muffin Monster

Muffin Monster

When Albert's grandad asks Albert to help him in his muffin shop, he's over the Moon. But there's a problem. A big, slimy problem. There's a monster in the cellar and he's a big fan of all things sweet!

'If you enjoy Roald Dahl's books, you'll enjoy this.' BOOKS 4 KIDS

'Fuuny bits, thrills and a hefty dash of the absurd. Wonderful stuff!' ECLIPSE

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Tor Assassin Hunter

Tor Assassin Hunter

The year is 1870. Major Tor, a mercenary and deadly sniper, is called from battle to stop Locust, a SWARM assassin who is plotting to murder the King of Sweden.From the rubble and watery craters of France to the shadowy corridors of Stockholm's old castle, Tor must discover who the assassin is and put a stop to his, or her plan to throw a country into a barbaric and bloody war.

Accompany him if you dare into a world of bayonets and bullets, where the enemy's sword is forever chasing your shadow.

But remember this, when you hunt assassins... ...trust nobody.

'So many twists, I felt dizzy.' BOOKWORM

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TOR Wolf Rising

TOR Wolf Rising

A volcano of fury is stirring, trapped only by the thinnest crust of skin and willpower. The spirit of the hamrammr is in my blood...

EVIL BECKONS

'A jaw-dropping, cracker of a book.' ECLIPSE

'Dan Brown for kids!' BOOK BLAST MAGAZINE

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The Gullfoss Legends

The Gullfoss Legends

Over a century ago, a twelve year old girl walked 120 kms to Reykjavik to persuade the King to help her. Her journey lasted two weeks; two weeks of wild snow storms, skin-blistering winds and deadly clouds of volcanic ash. This is her story.

The British plan to put a dam on Gullfoss, a magnificent waterfall in Iceland, but Sigridur plans to stop them. Setting off to see the King, she must face scalding pools of hot mud, a scary wolf-man and the most evil of assassins, the ruthless Scarecrow, who must stop her at all costs.

Based on the Gullfoss Legends, this is a story for anybody who has battled but refused to give up.

'Dazzling!' Kidz BOOK CLUB

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Galibrath's Will BOOK ONE

Galibrath's Will BOOK ONE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

The day Felicity Brady discovers The Wishing Shelf, a magic bookshop in the small town of Twice Brewed, is the day her life is altered forever. A helpful clock and a mulish door allow her to travel to different lands where she plays Vipers and Stepladders, pilots flying carpets and visits creepy Cauldron City. There's a krakor thunder serpent, waltzing books, even a copy of 'Be Warty, Be Proud' sitting on the cistern in the loo. Armed with an inquisitive mind and the magical skills of a wet doyley, Felicity must face monster dorfmorons, woolly glumsnappers and powerful wizards. But lurking in the shadows, watching her, is the most evil monster of them all, the terrible shubablybub. And she keeps reminding everybody, 'In school, they only teach us netball.' Life is very complicated for Felicity Brady.

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Articulus Quest BOOK TWO

Articulus Quest BOOK TWO (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

Articulus Quest BOOK TWO (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

FINALIST IN THE RUBERY BOOK AWARDS 2011

If you don't go, Felicity; if you don't get Articulus back, there will be a terrible war in this land.' The gargoyle rested his claw on her shoulder. 'Galibrath left the book to you and now it is up to you to find it and return it to The Wishing Shelf. Remember, in the wrong hands it could destroy...everything.

'Full of magic and adventure. Harry Potter fans will love it.' RUBERY BOOK AWARD

'Charming! Made me wish I was young so I could find a magic bookshop of my own.' KIDS BOOKSHELF

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Incantus Gothmog BOOK THREE

Incantus Gothmog BOOK THREE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

Incantus Gothmog BOOK THREE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

FINALIST IN THE RUBERY BOOK AWARDS 2011

Gothmog is a fool, but fools can be dangerous. He knows you can destroy Articulus, Felicity. So you must crush him. Crush him or he will crush you.

'Felicity Brady keeps getting better!' BOOK A DAY

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Glumweedys Devil BOOK FOUR

Glumweedys Devil BOOK FOUR (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

Glumweedys Devil BOOK FOUR (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

FINALIST IN THE RUBERY BOOK AWARDS 2011

Felicity dropped to a whisper. 'The thing is, I plan to go monster hunting in the morning so I need a bit of a 'pick me up'. I may even have to run.

So you can catch it?

God, no!' Felicity looked shocked. 'So I can leg it.

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Crowls Creepers BOOK FIVE

Crowls Creepers BOOK FIVE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

Crowls Creepers BOOK FIVE (Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop)

FINALIST IN THE RUBERY BOOK AWARDS 2011

It was night, the bats in the rafters awake and watchful. But all seemed still, most of the monsters asleep or on sentry duty by the bookshop door. But not everything slept. Hidden in the deepest corner of The Wishing Shelf, over a hundred books had gathered, answering the call to arms.

The 'Witch Spotter's' book, perched on a top shelf, hushed them. 'Brothers and sisters," she whispered, "wickedness has invaded our home. Queen Blasthoof is slowly destroying our papery world, but not for much longer for soon we will stop her.'

'A thrilling end to the Felicity Brady books.' STORY BOX

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Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Ralph's woken up and wants to play. But Daddy's still snoring in his bed. No problem! With the help of his trumpet, a very smelly nappy and three spiders in a box, Daddy will soon be wide awake!

'Kids will love it. Dads, not so much.' Story Box

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