Books in print are available through all good bookshops as well as online from Amazon and Hive. Hive gives a percentage of the book price to an independent bookshop of your choice. All the Lighthouse Keeper books have been illustrated by David.
List of books
Published by Scholastic UK
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch
Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs. In the day time he rowed out to his lighthouse on the rocks to clean and polish the light.
ISBN 978 1 407 159 66 9
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Catastrophe
In which Mr.Grinling locks Hamish the cat in the lighthouse by mistake.
ISBN 978 1 407144 39 9
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue
In which Mr. Grinling keeps falling asleep in the wrong places with disastrous results.
ISBN 978 1 407144 37 5
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic
In which the boat floats away and the Grinlings are stranded. How will they get home?
ISBN 978 1 407143 76 7
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat
In which Hamish the cat runs away from home.
ISBN 9781407143 75 0
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Breakfast
In which the lighthouse celebrates a birthday and the Grinlings have trouble with some pirates.
ISBN 978 1 407144 38 2
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Tea
In which Mr. Grinling enjoys a new pastime with the help of some sharks.
ISBN 978 1 407144 36 8
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Christmas
In which Mr. Grinling and family celebrate a stormy Christmas in the lighthouse
ISBN 978 1 407144 40 5
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, a musical play for children adapted from the original by David Wood.
Performance Pack: Piano/vocal score, Script, Audio CD with rehearsal and performance tracks
Published by Josef Weinberger.
Resources for Teachers:
Read and Respond: book of ideas for writing and other activities based on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch', available from Scholastic UK.
I have written some books that have been illustrated by other wonderful illustrators. Many of these titles, as well as some of the Lighthouse Keeper books, have been published in other countries: Greece, Spain and Catalonia, South Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, France, Sweden, Iran, Israel, China, Germany, Denmark and the United States.
A New Home for a Pirate
Published by Puffin.
A New Home for a Pirate.
Illustrated by Holly Swain.
ISBN 9780141500256 PB
Jed is a pirate but he doesn’t enjoy it. He often feels seasick and he’s fed up with bobbing about on the rollicking, rolling sea.
A play of the above book is available from www.picturebookplays.co.uk/books. Presented by Julia Donaldson
Small Knight and George
Published by Orchard Books
Illustrated by Arthur Robins
Small Knight doesn’t want to fight a dragon, he wants to play kick-a-ball with his friends. But fighting fierce dragons is a job for brave knights according to Small Knight’s father.
Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake
Illustrated by Arthur Robins.
HB 2008 PB 2009
King Wildred the Wonderful and the Queen are coming to tea. Everyone is invited…except the brigands who are rather cross and extremely hungry.
Small Knight and George and the Pirates
Illustrated by Arthur Robins
ISBN 978 1 408312 74 2
The castle is falling to pieces but King Wildred and the Queen have run out of money. Can Small Knight and George help in any way?
A Very Strange Creature
Illustrated by Layn Marlow
ISBN 978 1 408301 86 9
Shortlisted for the Red House Book Award 2011
Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award 2013
Monkey sees it first. A very strange creature in a basket. But none of the animals know what it is. Lion asks but does he get it right?
The Jungle Bungle Bedtime Kiss (with TOUCH -AND-FEEL SURPRISES)
Illustrated by Edward Eaves
ISBN9781407105 49 9
It’s night time for the baby animals but the mothers’ bedtime kisses are going astray.
A Mighty Bitey Creature
Published by Walker Books
Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
ISBN 978 1 4063 7798 9
Something MASSIVELY MIGHTY with super-duper, ship-shape-sharp bitey teeth is biting the animals’ bottoms and they are scared. They must find Lion because he’ll know what to do.
Out of print
Some of these titles written by me can still be found through Amazon or at ABE
Don’t Forget Matilda
Grandma Goes Shopping
One Moonlit Night
The Bossing of Josie
When Dad did the Washing
A Quarrel of Koalas published as Harry Hates Shopping in USA
Flora and the Strawberry Red Birthday Party now included in ‘The Puffin Treasury of New Zealand Children’s Stories’ Volume Three
Queen of the Night listed for the Kate Greenaway Award 2001
Wave the Flag and Blow the Whistle -Illustrated by Andrew Gordon