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Reviews

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Title: The Mermaid Who Came to School - A funny thing happened on World Book Day
Author/Illustrator: Moira Munro
Paperback (black and white) : ISBN 978-0-9571099-0-2
Paperback (colour) : ISBN 978-1468060232
eBooks in all formats (colour illustrations if e-reader is colour)

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What can you do if you’re a lonely mermaid, you long for friends, and the only school is on dry land? Leena’s dad has warned her that humans are dangerous, but on World Book Day, when all the children are dressed up as storybook characters, Leena grabs her chance. But with her new best friend asking questions, the Head demanding to meet Leena’s parents, and loud-mouthed bully Trandulah spying on her, how long can Leena keep her secret?

Around thirty minutes of read-aloud fun, mystery and danger, for children aged five or six upwards. 

This story, first published by Macmillan Children's Books, is illustrated in this new edition by author/illustrator Moira Munro.

Inside illustrations break up the text to help children enjoy reading for themselves.

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Title: Hamish. The bear who found his child
Author/Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Piccadilly Press, London, 2003: out of print. But I link here to a Print-on-Demand edition.
ISBN: 978-1497401419
There is also a Japanese edition with audio CD (ISBN 978-4871310642) and a Brazilian edition (ISBN 978 85 7398 655 6) and an Australia (Hinkler) edition (ISBN 978 1 7418 4180 0)

"I felt the need to email you to let you know that my son Finlay is a huge fan of Hamish. He's just turned two, but one or both of the Hamish books must be read before bedtime every night... and his own bear is now called Hamish."


Title: Hamish and the Missing Teddy
Author/Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Piccadilly Press, London, 2004: out of print. But I link here to a Print-on-Demand edition.
ISBN: 978-1497382695

There is also an Australia (Hinkler) edition (ISBN 978 1 7418 4179 4)
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These books are now out of print in the UK but gorgeous hardbacks are still sold by Hinkler Australia, and I can supply these during author visits. Amazon marketplace is now the main source of paperbacks.

"Just wanted to let you know that Hamish is an absolutely fantastic book. My little boy (who'll be two next week) just loves it - he wants it read to him over and over again (record is 5 times)." Susie


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Title: It wasn't me
Author/Illustrator: Moira Munro

Korea Hemingway first published this book (in English) for the Korean market in 2010 and their rights have now expired. I may produce my own edition at some stage.

 

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Title: Mermaid Stories
Illustrated by Lara Jones (not me), edited by Emma Young.
Publisher: Macmillan, 2008
ISBN: 978-0330454063 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

One of the stories, "The Mermaid who came to school" is written by me. I published it as a stand-alone, with my own illustrations.


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Title: Monkey Business
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2011

Synopsis:

For Felix and Flo, animals are the NUMBER ONE TOP PRIORITY in life. And although Felix loves his pets (a lazy dog, an angry cat and a noisy hamster), what he really wants is the chance to look after an animal which is EXOTIC and DIFFERENT – like an elephant, or a monkey, for instance. So when he finds out from Flo that you can actually adopt your own animal via the MIRACLE OF THE INTERNET, he is beside himself with excitement – until he realises that this plan isn’t as FOOLPROOF as it seems…

Title: Puppy Love
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2008
ISBN: 978 0330452892 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

I love the designers of this book. Not only did they make a brilliant cover with hardly any work from me, but the inside pages are full of my black and white illustrations, presented in a lively way that breaks up the text and makes this fun story even more attractive for young girls.

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Synopsis:
In my life I have wished a million thousand times for a puppy, so was officially over the moon when I finally obtained Parental Consent to get Honey - the most absolutely softest and velvetest Golden Labrador you have ever imagined. Since she moved in we have had some extremely funny adventures while dealing with my weird sister April's frankly unfortunate love crush on Honey's vet. It has all been rather manic but luckily I am an expert in De-Fusing the Tension and Staying Ahead of the Game when it comes to this sort of situation, as you will see. This is the first book in a precisely charming new series about me and Honey.

Title: Pup Idol
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2008
ISBN: 978 0330452890 8 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

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Synopsis for this 2nd book in the series:

I hope everyone out there will know by now about how I, Summer Holly Love, finally persuaded my mum to let me have a wonderful golden Labrador puppy of my own named Honey. (If you are not aware of this, you can read all about it in "Puppy Love", a fascinating and frankly gripping account of the said event.) Anyway, things have moved on since those early days of dog-ownership. Honey went through a bit of a difficult phase recently, developing a taste for shoes (mainly flip-flops) and terrorising dinner guests. So, to help her through her awkward adolescence, I dutifully (and brilliantly) trained her at obedience class and in the garden. And, hurrah! Honey's amazing talents shone through just in time for our school talent content, where we performed our 'Pup Idol' star act - and became famous celebrities in our own right!

Title: Puppy Power
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2008
ISBN: 978-0330452915 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

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Synopsis for this 3rd book in the series:
Life has been a bit Yawnsome since I, Summer Holly Love, trained my golden Labrador, Honey, to become a Doggy of Well-Behaved and Quietish Proportions. Which is why it's so faberoony-tastic that Honey is expecting her 'very own litter' of pups! Now that she is a mum-to-be, her eating habits have gone loop-the-loop crazy, and she keeps building Strange nests all over our house. Meanwhile, I am having to sort out my sister's Love Dramas with her boyfriend, Nick the vet, who has been spending rather a lot of time with his new nurse, Felicity Shufflebottom. Will the arrival of Honey's tiny pups make everyone happier or will our household simply dissolve into Mayhem and Chaos?

Puppy party childrens book

Title: Puppy Party
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2011

Synopsis:

Mum has given Summer two weeks to plan a surprise party for her glamorous older sister April. Summer realises that it is also her dog Honey's birthday that week - and therefore decides to plan a joint party. She decides not to mention the whole 'puppy' part of the Plan to anyone except her most bestest friend Molly Cook.

Cut to party day and Utter Mayhem is slowly unfolding. Someone tries a dog biscuit thinking it's a trendy new kind of crisp; Honey and her doggy guests are tugging on the tablecloth, tearing open presents and trashing the house. Meanwhile April - who has been told to keep away until the last minute - is becoming more and more Over Dramatical and Suspicious. How will she react to the canine takeover of her special day?

Kitten Kaboodle, illustrated by Moira Munro

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Title: Kitten Kaboodle
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2009
ISBN:978-0330507714 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

Synopsis

Ten-year-old Bertie Fletcher has only ever wanted one thing - a pet - but her grumpy dad won't allow her so much as a goldfish. So, to score herself plenty of animal time, she sets us a secret pet-sitting service. The perfect solution ...or is it? Her first ward, Kaboodle, may just give her more than she bargained for! This is a funny, heart-warming and slightly cat-astrophic story about a kitten whose tongue is sharper than his claws.

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Kitten Smitten, illustrated by Moira Munro

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Title: Kitten Smitten
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2010
ISBN: 978-03305077218 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

Synopsis for this 2nd book in the kitten series (to be published Feb 2010):

Bertie Fletcher is back! She's happier than a cat who's got the custard when she gets Jaffa, her very own beautiful marmalade kitten. Even Dad seems to have come to terms with the whole pet-owning thing. But then the horrendously over-perfect Meerley family arrives on the scene and Jaffa is caught in a tug-of-love between them and Bertie. Who will Jaffa decide she wants to live with? May the best family win! The sequel to KITTEN KABOODLE, this is another funny and heart-warming story about a kitten with lashings of CATtitude!

Kitten Chaos, illustrated by Moira Munro

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Title: Kitten Chaos (World Book Day title: the reverse of the book is "Magic Ballerina - The Magic Dance" by Darcey Bussel)
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2010
ISBN: 978-0956287700 (paperback, RRP £1)

Get this on World Book Day 2010 for £1

Kitten Smitten, illustrated by Moira Munro

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Title: Kitten Smitten
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2010
ISBN: 978-03305077218 (paperback, RRP £4.99)

Synopsis for this 2nd book in the kitten series:

Bertie Fletcher is back! She's happier than a cat who's got the custard when she gets Jaffa, her very own beautiful marmalade kitten. Even Dad seems to have come to terms with the whole pet-owning thing. But then the horrendously over-perfect Meerley family arrives on the scene and Jaffa is caught in a tug-of-love between them and Bertie. Who will Jaffa decide she wants to live with? May the best family win! The sequel to KITTEN KABOODLE, this is another funny and heart-warming story about a kitten with lashings of CATtitude!

Title: Kitten Cupid
Author: Anna Wilson; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2010

Synopsis for this 3rd book in the kitten series:

Bertie Fletcher is determined to find out who or what has been bothering her kitten. Jaffa's clearly spooked by something - she's even tried to hide herself in the fridge! With the help of some video equipment Bertie mounts a surveillance operation and finds out that a big bad tom cat has been hurtling uninvited through the catflap. But it turns out that Bob the bruiser isn't quite as scary as he seems - and he soon finds himself the welcome recipient of attention from a mystery source . . .

Will it be love at first sight?

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Title: My sticker art gallery: Animals (with 15 re-usable stickers)
Author: Carole Armstrong Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, London, 2006
ISBN: 1 84507 115 8 (paperback RRP £5.99)

You can order straight from publisher www.franceslincoln.co.uk

This lavish book, for age maybe 4 to 10, has clues to solve to find missing paintings in an imaginary art gallery. My illustrations of this art gallery include rooms inspired from Art Nouveau architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Horta.

Title: My sticker art gallery: The Impressionists (with 15 re-usable stickers)
Author: Carole Armstrong Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, London, 2008
ISBN: 978-1845077372 (paperback RRP £5.99)

You can order straight from publisher www.franceslincoln.co.uk

This lavish book, for age maybe 4 to 10, has clues to solve to find missing paintings. My illustrations on every page show a boy and his dog at play or work.

 


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Title: Our Wonderful World
Authors: Anne Butler and Sue Mayfield; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Keppel Publishing, Scotland, 2004
ISBN: 1 904827 01 2 (paperback, RRP £3.99)

You can also order straight from the publisher www.ourwonderfulworld.com.

 


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Title: Molly Muddle's Cake
Authors: Anne Butler and Sue Mayfield; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Keppel Publishing, Scotland, 2004
ISBN: 1 904827 01 2 (paperback, RRP £3.99)

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Title: The Student's guide to Exam Success
Author: Eileen Tracy; Illustrator: Moira Munro
Publisher: Open UniversityPress, Buckingham, 2002
ISBN: 0 335 20726 X (paperback) or 0 335 20727 80 (hardback)
There is also a Korean edition.

It might look like nepotism, and it is. The author, Eileen Tracy, is my sister. The student's guide to exam success is a must for teenagers and adults who think they need to cram their heads full of stuff. Eileen taught me her approach when I embarked on some new studies, and it made learning of a very dull subject fun and efficient. Far different from what I'd done in my previous, long and painful academic years.
Oh, and I did the illustrations on the cover and inside.
So this book just has to be incredibly good.

Available from UK bookshops and online shops.

 

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Title: Lines in the Sand. New Writing on War and Peace
Editors: Mary Hoffman and Rhiannon Lassiter; Illustrators: Cover: Jane Ray, Inside: several, including Moira Munro
Publisher: Frances Lincoln, London, 2003
ISBN: 0 7112 2282 7 (paperback RRP £4.99)

'A challenging and thought-provoking collection of new poetry and prose from some of the industry's most prestigious and talented authors and illustrators. Ideal for use in schools to help educate children when dealing with the topic of war, each contribution depicts a strong anti-war message and will serve as a cry for peace in these troubled times.' ...'With over 150 poems stories and pictures about war and peace, Lines in the Sand offers hope for the future'. I can truly recommend this book: the writing is humorous or heart-wrenching. All royalties and profits to UNICEF.

You can also order straight from the publisher www.franceslincoln.co.uk

 

Roald Dahl's The Three Little Pigs
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Title:The Three Little Pigs: A tail-twistingly treacherous musical
Authors: Anna Sanderson and Matthew White; Cover Illustration: Quentin Blake; Inside Illustrations: Moira Munro
Publisher: A&C BLack, UK, 2007
ISBN: 978-0713682021 (paperback, RRP £26.99)

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Cinderella - inside illustrations by Moira Munro
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Title:Roald Dahl's Cinderella (A&C Black Musicals)
Authors: Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick ; Cover Illustration: Quentin Blake; Inside Illustrations: Moira Munro
Publisher: A&C BLack, UK, 2008
ISBN: 978-0713681956 (paperback, RRP £26.99)

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Title:Listening to Music Elements
Authors: Helen MacGregor ; Cover Illustration: Moira Munro
Publisher: A&C BLack, UK, 2007-2009
(paperback, RRP £29.99)

 

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