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About Karen Inglis
Karen is a big dreamer and thinker and loves taking young readers into worlds where literally anything can happen... like magical time tunnels that take you to meet children in the past, or soccer-mad aliens zooming down from space to hide in your bedroom and watch the World Cup, or library books that suck you down into the story, or magic hats and talking cats! She also loves going into schools and meeting her fans, and offers virtual school visits all around the world. Visit her website below for more details.
Do take a moment to explore Karen's range of books for ages 3-11! Her latest picture book 'The Tell-Me Tree' (June 2020, for ages 4-8), which invites children to share how they're feeling - whether happy, sad or anywhere in between - with friends, family or trusted grown-ups, has received glowing early reviews.
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A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure for children aged 8-11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers!
When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through?
Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake.
Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods?
Stella and Tom soon discover that they have travelled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100 years earlier. Here they make both friends and enemies, and uncover startling connections between the past and present.
A modern children's classic
The Secret Lake has been described by readers as a modern Tom's Midnight Garden and compared in atmosphere with The Secret Garden and the Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew mystery adventure stories. Its page-turning plot, with its many twists and turns, makes it a firm favourite with both boys and girls.
Karen Inglis describes it as, a time travel mystery adventure with modern twists - the kind of story that I loved to read as a child, but brought right up to date.
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When Henry Haynes complains that his new book is boring he gets more than he bargained for. Before he knows it, he's been sucked down into the story and finds himself eyeball to eyeball with Brian, a bossy boa constrictor who's in charge of a zoo escape.
Brian won't let Henry return home until he's released the animals, including some hungry lions and Gordon - the extremely smelly gorilla who masterminded the escape plan. To make matters worse, it looks as if Gordon's out to get Henry...
Can Henry get home alive? And why didn't he just keep his big mouth shut about boring stories?
“Hello, I am the Tell-Me Tree. Why don’t you come and sit by me…”
Beautifully illustrated, this gentle picture book invites children to share how they are feeling – whether happy, sad or anywhere in between, through conversation, drawings and/or writing.
Includes download links to a choice of Tell-Me Tree posters for use at home or in the classroom (including one where children can add their own friends or family beneath the tree), fun templates to help children draw their own tree, and links to resources for grown-ups.
Suitable for ages 4-8, The Tell-Me Tree helps encourage discussion of feelings and emotions with friends, family and trusted grown-ups in a natural way.
From the international bestselling author of The Secret Lake, Karen Inglis. Stunning pen and ink illustrations by Anne Swift.
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A boy, a magic top hat and a talking cat spell magical mayhem for ages 7-10!
When Walter Brown is woken on his 10th birthday by his cat Sixpence he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. A large present wrapped in silver paper reveals an old top hat, a tiny pair of white gloves and a magician's wand - together with a mysterious note from his late Great-grandpa Horace.
But Walter gets the biggest surprise when he puts the top hat on and discovers that his cat has special powers and they've been chosen for a secret mission. What better place to start practising magic, they decide, than on Walter's super-cool new neighbours, twins Harry and George Braithwaite? But magical mayhem follows when Walter accidentally sets free monsters from their new video game and finds himself locked in battle with a Fire Fiend that's threatening to burn his house down...
"A superbly written, magical adventure. Highly recommended!'' Wishing Shelf Book Awards review
If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced story for children ages 7-9 or ages 8-10 that combines humour, adventure and magic, this is the book for you! Order today with one click in print or for kindle.
A boy, a runaway alien and football. Laugh-out-loud funny for ages 7-10! (And with an hilarious twist!) From the international bestselling author of The Secret Lake.
When 11-year-old Charlie Spruit finds an alien on his doorstep one morning, he can hardly believe his luck. Who is he? Why has he come?
Charlie soon discovers that his new friend Eeek! is soccer-mad and has run away from space to watch the World Cup Final with him.
Charlie hides Eeek! in his bedroom, where he sleeps on the ceiling by night and pores over Charlie's football magazines by day. The only person he lets in on his alien secret is his best friend Jake.
But when nosy classmate Sid Spiker, who lives out the back, spots Eeek! through his telescope things start to fall apart - big time! Sid has his own plans for this glowing green alien, which bring surprises that no one could have imagined...
This fun and fast-paced adventure story has short chapters and black and white illustrations throughout to appeal to newly independent and confident young readers alike. A perfect match for girls and boys aged 7-10 who love soccer, aliens or humour!
Praise for Eeek!
Eeek! has been praised by teachers, librarians, reading charities and parents as a great chapter book for keen and reluctant readers alike, and several UK schools have adopted it for Year 3 class readers or children’s books clubs. In fact, one London primary school book club voted it favourite read three years in a row! It was also used in the 'Get London Reading' campaign.
If you're looking for a funny chapter book for boys and girls ages 7-10 that combines humour, adventure, aliens and sport you're in the right place! Scroll up to order in print or for kindle with one click!
A heart-warming Christmas tale for ages 3-5 about hope, friendship and being different. Children and grown-ups will fall in love with little Bruce Spruce and his fir tree friends!
As the snow starts to fall on Christmas Eve morning, little Bruce Spruce dreams about finding a home for Christmas Day. But when things don’t quite go to plan he finds that his friends are there for him – and all is not lost...
This delightful new children's Christmas picture book from UK bestselling children's author of The Secret Lake, Karen Inglis, comes with stunning pen and ink hand-drawn illustrations by Anne Swift, featuring little Bruce Spruce, Penelope Pine, Douglas Fir and Cedrick Cypress - along with a charming Christmas robin and an inquisitive squirrel!
Perfect for parents and grandparents to share with pre-school children and grandchildren or for nursery school or kindergarten teachers to share in class in the holiday season. The cast offers plenty of scope for children to dress up as the characters and act out the story and discuss hope, empathy, kindness and friendship.
A wonderful Christmas story gift for children ages 3-5 or ages 4-6, and for all grown-ups who love picture books! Scroll up to order with one click today!
"Ferdinand Fox curled up in the sun as the church of St Mary struck quarter past one. His tummy was full, he was ready for sleep, and closing his eyes he began to count sheep..."
When Peter Maceever spots Ferdinand Fox sleeping in his garden and tiptoes out to take a photo, Ferdinand opens one eye and goes right back to sleep! He has far more important things to do - like dream about cake and ice cream!
Young children love the rhyming story text, the vibrant illustrations inside Ferdinand's dream bubbles and the counting of time as the church clock strikes from one to five.
Includes simple word and picture matching pages at the end to share with pre-readers or preschool early readers.
Also available on Amazon as a print picture book and a print colouring book.
Children, parents and grandparents will fall in love with Ferdinand Fox, Hatty the hedgehog and her baby son Ed in this delightful rhyming picture book story.
Includes eight pages of fun photos and facts about foxes and hedgehogs.
'Ferdinand Fox trotted down past the park, where the seesaws and swings stood still in the dark. His magnificent tail sailed along in the light of the streetlamp above, which lit up the night.'
'That very same night, seeking bugs with her snout, Hatty the hedgehog was out and about. As soon as she smelled the scent of a fox, she scampered to hide in an old soggy box...'
When Ferdinand Fox meets Edmond the baby hedgehog playing out alone one night, little Ed shrieks and curls into a tight prickly ball. He thinks the fox will eat him! But Ed soon realises that he is safe, and has just met a very special fox. Also introducing Hatty, Ed's mum...
Perfect to share with toddlers and pre-school children ages 3-5. Older siblings and grown-ups will also love the rhyme!
Includes eight pages of fun photos and facts about foxes and hedgehogs, to share with children at home or in the classroom.
Also in this series: Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep - a firm favourite at school visits!
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(If you're ordering the paperback in the USA, you can get the Kindle version for free under Matchbook!)
Ein entlaufener Hund, ein verborgener Zeittunnel und ein geheimer See. Spannendes Zeitreiseabenteuer für Kinder zwischen 8 J. und 11 J. Schon viele tausend junge Leser haben dieses Buch verschlungen!
Nachdem Stella und ihr kleiner Bruder Tom in ihr neues Haus in London gezogen sind, wundern sie sich über das regelmäßige Verschwinden des kleinen Hundes der alten Dame von nebenan. Wohin verschwindet Harry immer wieder? Und warum kehrt er immer wieder durchnässt zurück?
Ihre Suche nach der Lösung des Rätsels führt sie in den Sommerferien zu einem Boot, das unter einem überwucherten Grashügel versteckt ist, und einem Zeittunnel, in dem sie zu einem verborgenen See reisen.
Wer ist der Junge im Boot, der voller Angst auf sie zu rudert? Und wer sind die Kinder, deren Stimmen der Wind durch den Wald trägt?
Schon bald stellen Stella und Tom fest, dass sie fast hundert Jahre in die Vergangenheit gereist sind, und finden sich in den Gärten rundum ihr Haus wieder. Hier finden sie Freunde und Feinde, während sie verblüffende Verbindungen zwischen der Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart aufdecken.
Ein moderner Klassiker für Kinder
Der verborgene See wurde von Lesern als moderner Tom's Midnight Garden beschrieben, und die Atmosphäre, die das Buch zaubert, wurde mit Das magische Baumhaus und den Abenteuerbüchern von Enid Blyton verglichen. Die spannende Geschichte mit ihren vielen überraschenden Wendungen wurde zum Lieblingsbuch von vielen Jungen und Mädchen.
Karen Inglis nennt es ein Zeitreiseabenteuer mit modernen Elementen - die Art von Geschichte, die ich als Kind gern gelesen hätte, aber in die heutige Zeit versetzt habe.
Wenn Ihre Kinder gern Stefan Gemmel, Anna Ruhe, oder Margit Auer lesen, werden sie Der verborgene See lieben!
Das Abenteuer beginnt hier! Bestellen Sie es mit einem Klick in Taschenbuchform oder als Kindle E-Book!