David Bedford

Children's Author

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David Bedford


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Assistant: Molly Jamieson


David Bedford lives in a village by the sea in Norfolk, England, with his wife and two children. David was a scientist before becoming a full-time author. He is the author of over sixty books for children and is published in thirty countries around the world, from Turkey to Thailand, and Australia to Iceland.

David’s best-selling picture books include the worldwide hit BIG BEAR, LITTLE BEAR, and its sequel BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BEARS. He is also known for creating funny and informative flap books for younger children, as well as The Team series of short fiction for older children, which feature a soccer-playing robot.

David is a Premier League Reading Stars Author. As well as training teachers and librarians on how to deliver the National Literacy Trust’s football-inspired scheme, he is available on request to promote the scheme personally in schools and libraries across the country. He regularly visits schools, libraries and festivals and is available for interviews, appearances and commissions.


Recent Publications:

BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BEARS (22nd February 2018, Sky Pony Press​)

Mother Bear and Little Bear go for a walk to see how their friends are getting ready for bed. There’s Little Owl stretching her wings before bedtime, and there’s Baby Hare having a bath in the snow! As they walk, Little Bear grows sleepier and sleepier, until he’s ready to snuggle down for the night.

This story by bestselling author David Bedford is simple yet magical, and the text is perfectly matched by Caroline Pedler’s peaceful illustrations. This sturdy board book edition is perfectly sized for small hands. Bedtime for Little Bears is a special and loving book―the perfect bedtime story.

BIRDY AND BOU (22nd February 2018, Simon & Schuster)

A wonderfully vibrant picture book for young children about two of the best things in life – books and friends!
Bou the red-eared panda wakes up one morning and hears the toot-toot of the floating library. He's excited to go and borrow his favourite book and rushes to the library boat, only to find that his book has already been lent out. He sets off to find whoever has borrowed it so they can share - and in the process makes a fantastic new friend.

With artwork in strong primary colours, and a fun, yet simple storyline, Birdy and Bou is perfect for fans of Maisy by Lucy Cousins.

Introducing a brand new pair of adorable characters to fall in love with from David Bedford and Mandy Stanley, the brilliant partnership behind Roo the Roaring Dinosaur.

ROO THE ROARING DINOSAUR: BEST PLAYDATE EVER! (6th October 2017, Simon & Schuster)

The cute noisy dinosaur is back for another adventure!
When Erik, a polar bear explorer, spends a day on Roo's island, Roo makes a big, fun friend. But he soon discovers that even big, fun friends sometimes need help.
A heart-warming story about the ups - and downs - of friendship.