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Judy Allen

Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen, along with illustrator Tudor Humphries, created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

Judy Allen

Are You a Beetle?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Did you know the six-spotted tiger beetle is one of around 400,000 types of beetle in the world? A six-spotted tiger beetle is bright metallic green and, like the tiger, it has sharp and very powerful...

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Are You a Centipede?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Did you know there are around 8,000 types of centipede in the world? The name "centipede" means 100 feet, although not every centipede has that many feet. And centipedes can't count anyway! Are...

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Flip The Flaps: Animal Homes

Flip the Flaps

Judy Allen, illustrated by Simon Mendez
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

From watery places to deep, dark caves, young readers will satisfy their curious minds as they flip the flaps to uncover animal homes both expected and unexpected. Observing a tailorbird construct...

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Unexplained

Judy Allen
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Even with today's high-tech science, many events and ancient mysteries remain unexplained and surrounded by theories that stir the imagination and challenge scientific fact. This book systematically...

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Flip The Flaps: Whales and Dolphins

Flip the Flaps

by Judy Allen, illustrated by Mike Bostock
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

No sea creatures capture the imagination quite like whales and dolphins. From their amazing intelligence and adaptations, to the mammalian traits we share, they are perennial favorites for children....

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Flip The Flaps: Dinosaurs

Flip the Flaps

by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

With their sharp teeth, massive size, and otherworldly shapes, dinosaurs are an endlessly fascinating topic for children. BY starting with children's most common questions, this book's accessible...

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Fantasy Encyclopedia

Judy Allen; Richard Hook; Jonathon Stroud; John Howe
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

With a foreword by the award-winning fantasy author Jonathan Stroud, and illustration by some of the world's best illustrators including John Howe, the Fantasy Encyclopedia is a spectacular one-stop...

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Are You an Ant?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Backyard Books: Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries will give children who love to track ants an inside look at the everyday life of this fascinating insect, as they...

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Are You a Grasshopper?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Did you know that a grasshopper makes its distinctive sound by rubbing its bristly hind legs together? Amazing discoveries abound in Backyard Books: Are You a Grasshopper? by Judy Allen with illustrations...

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Are You a Dragonfly?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn't begin life in the air. In Backyard Books: Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen with illustrations...

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Are You a Bee?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Backyard Books: Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries shows that--from the perspective of a honeybee--the backyard is a busy place. A young bee faces many challenges...

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Are You a Ladybug?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Beginning with its title question, "Are you a ladybug?", this accessible book is perfect for reading aloud and tells young readers how they would experience life if they were a ladybug.

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Are You a Spider?

Backyard Books

by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Did you know that when a spider's web is damaged, a spider will often eat the remaining silk before making a new one? Young children will make many amazing discoveries about spiders in the captivating...

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Are You a Butterfly?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly; follow the metamorphosis of this familiar backyard creature as it evolves into a delicate flying insect.

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Are You a Snail?

Backyard Books

Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creature are packed into Backyard...

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