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Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow is the best-selling author of over 100 children’s books, and is best known for his much-loved Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books. He is now published in 27 languages in 28 countries!

Before he took up writing full time, Ian spent most of his working life in secondary education, mostly as Head of English and Drama and later as Head of Sixth Form.

Ian’s books are full of inventive and original humour and always writes with adult readers as well as youngsters in mind. “I loved being read to as a child,” he says. “And I loved the sense that my mother and father were enjoying themselves too. For me, that’s the acid test for any good book -that there’s something in it for everyone to enjoy.’

Apart from his wife and daughters, his passions – in no particular order – are: Herefordshire, where he retreats to write in a deeply rural Victorian villa; digging; walking with friends; swimming; cycling (especially in France); the poet Stevie Smith; the theatre; books, films and hedgehogs.

Books by Ian Whybrow

  • Along Came a Bedtime

    Along Came a Bedtime

  • Awesome Animals: Meerkat Madness

    Awesome Animals: Meerkat Madness

  • Awesome Animals: Meerkat Madness - Flying High

    Awesome Animals: Meerkat Madness - Flying High

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise!

    Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise!

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: First Sleepover

    Harry and the Dinosaurs: First Sleepover

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: Roar to the Rescue!

    Harry and the Dinosaurs: Roar to the Rescue!

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Flying Save!

    Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Flying Save!

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Snow Smashers!

    Harry and the Dinosaurs: The Snow Smashers!

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs United

    Harry and the Dinosaurs United

  • Little Wolf's Book of Badness

    Little Wolf's Book of Badness

  • Say Hello to the Snowy Animals!

    Say Hello to the Snowy Animals!

Awards

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs won the Sheffield Chidren’s Book Prize in 2000.