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Pat Thomson


Pat Thomson has been bringing young people and books together for many years, as an English teacher, lecturer in Children's Literature and in her work with children's reading groups. She is Honorary Vice-President of the Federation of Children's Book Groups and was formerly Professional Studies Librarian at Nene College, Northampton.

She now writes full time and is known for her outstanding early reading books, in particular the SHARE A STORY series, and her contributions to the JETS and OXFORD LITERACY WEB series. She has recently published two books, DON'T CALL US and UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS, with Barrington Stoke, the specialist publisher for children with reading difficulties.

She also writes picture books, including ones illustrated by
Emma Chichester Clark and Jan Ormerod. DRAT THAT FAT CAT, illustrated by Ailie Busby, won the 2003 Practical Preschool Award. Her latest, IT'S SO UNFAIR, is a collaboration with Jonathan Allen, published by Andersen Press.

Other titles by
Pat Thomson include:

Picture Books:
Beware of the Aunts
(with Emma Chichester Clark)
Drat that Fat Cat!
(with Ailie Busby)

Younger fiction:
An Adventure for Robo Dog
Bad Cats
Chocolate Boxes
Pirates, Gold and Custard
Super Pooch Books
Tales Told After Lights Out

Anthologies:
A Band of Joining-in Stories
A Box of Stories for Six Year Olds
A Chest of Stories for Nine Year Olds
A Stocking Full of Christmas Stories

It's So Unfair!