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Isabel Thomas

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Isabel Thomas is a science writer and children’s author. Her books have been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, the ASE Science Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel also writes for children’s science magazine Whizz Pop Bang, and for science outreach projects including You’ll find her advice for writing children’s non-fiction in the Children’s Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2018. In her spare time, Isabel is a primary school governor and blogs/vlogs about early years and primary literacy for Oxford Education and Oxford Owl. Isabel has written more than 140 book for children including: Create Your Own Christmas (Bloomsbury) • Animal Activity (Bloomsbury) • Self-Destructing Science: Space (Bloomsbury) • How to Change the World (OUP) • The Misadventures of Charles Darwin (OUP) • Space Racers (Laurence King) • 23 Ways to Be An Eco Hero (QED) • Moth (Bloomsbury) • Little Guides to Great Lives (Laurence King) Click here to explore.


  • EMMA PEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters (Curious Fox, September 2015)
  • HANSEL, GRETEL, AND THE DASTARDLY DINNER LADY by Isabel Thomas and Mónica Carretero-Suarez (Curious Fox, September 2015)

9781782023159EMMA PEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Isabel Thomas and Erica-Jane Waters

Fairy-tales today!

Emma Peror is the ballet class terror! But a new pupil in the class is going to teach her a lesson.

Trixie Tailor gives Emma a tutu … a tutu that she says only the best ballet dancers can see.

But is the tutu actually even there? (more)

9781782023135HANSEL, GRETEL, AND THE DASTARDLY DINNER LADY by Isabel Thomas and Mónica Carretero-Suarez 

Fairy-tales today!

Harry and Greta just love dessert. But Mrs Maggot, the dastardly dinner lady, won’t let them eat any.

One day, Harry and Greta follow a trail of chocolate sauce into the school kitchen to find the puddings of their dreams … but get more than they bargained for! (more)

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