Peter Bently

Children's Author

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Peter Bently


Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


I was born in 1960 in Hampshire, England. My Dad was an army bandmaster, which meant that as I grew up I got to live in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as in various places around England – I went to ten different schools! I then went to study languages at Oxford and I now live in Devon with my wife Lucy, my son Theo and my daughter Tara. When I have time I enjoy visiting schools, libraries and bookshops.


Latest Publications:

A Home on the River (10th January, Hodder Children's Books)​

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story.

Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends?

The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?

A Home Full of Friends (5th January 2017, Hodder Children's Books) 

One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special.

A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.

A Home in the Snow (11th July 2019, Hodder Children's Books)

It's a big day for Bramble - it's his birthday! The only trouble is, his woodland friends seem to have forgotten all about it! It's beginning to look like poor Bramble will have to celebrate all alone - but perhaps there's a special surprise in store for him after all...


Awards Won:

Peter won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011 with CATS AHOY! with four-hundred school pupils picking their favourite book from those shortlisted.

KING JACK AND THE DRAGON was named an American Library Association Notable Book of the year, and was listed for a 2013 UK Literary Association Book Award and the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. THE YOGA OGRE was also longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal.