Timothy Knapman

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Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and its sequels; Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood; The Mermaid, The Prince and the Happy Ever After; Fantastical Flying Machines; Little Ogre’s Surprise Supper; Mythical Beasts and Fabulous Monsters; and the My Uncle Foulpest series. New stories are forthcoming from Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Puffin and Hachette. His stories have been heard on CBeebies Bedtime Stories and Driver Dan’s Story Train and he does lots of school visits and bookshop readings.

Recent Publications: 

SUPERHERO MUM (1st February 2018, Nosy Crow)

All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to earth from outer space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers!

FOLLOW THE TRACK ALL THE WAY BACK (17th October 2017, Candlewick Press)

Woo-woo! When Little Train ventures way down the tracks, he's glad he remembers his mommy and daddy's coaching in a story with sure appeal for first-time adventurers.

Chooooo! Little Train is going out on the track all by himself for the first time. He runs through a field and rattles across a bridge. Clickety-clack! Rattly-tat! Then he climbs a mountain and races by the river.Clumpety-clip! Zippety-zoom! Oh, no! Now he's gone too far. Will Little Train recall what his mother and father said about finding his way home? With a nod to beloved classics such as The Little Engine That Could, here is a celebration of independence and parental reassurance that is sure to chug its way into the hearts of little readers everywhere.

Upcoming Publications:

What's Next? (5th November 2019, Candlewick Press)

Baby Badger sleeps all day in his snuggly burrow. When he wakes, he explores every nook of his home and wants to know "what's next?" So Daddy takes him to the dark forest above to roll in soft moss and snuffle in bluebell bulbs and watch the silvery moon setting, a signal that night is ending and it's time to go home. But if daytime is "what's next," how can Baby Badger sleep without seeing that? So he slips out alone to see the brilliant flowers and birds and to feel the yellow sun hot on his fur. Cozy illustrations and a child-friendly text depict a curious little creature dazzled by the world's natural wonders -- and a doting father who is there to guide him back if "what's next" turns out to take him a bit too far.

River Stories (6th Febuary 2020, Egmont)

Sail along five mighty rivers and discover incredible stories from history, mythology and modern times.

This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers about castles and Frankenstein. Explore pyramids, tombs and temples by the Nile, and search for lost cities and gold alongside the Amazon. Follow the Mississippi to hear of historic battles and dinosaurs.

Gorgeously illustrated pages fold out to reveal the full length of each river. Make an epic journey from source to sea and soak up the rivers' amazing stories.

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2017

Walker Books

A wicked, wild read-aloud romp from Timothy Knapman, author of Soon, and Simona Ciraolo, winner of the Sebastian Walker Prize, this is the story of Jake ... the fastest mouse there ever was. NO ONE can catch him. Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear. "Can't catch me," teases Jake. "I'm the fastest mouse in the world!" But cunning Old Tom Cat has his eye on that sweet, young mouse for his dinner and he's got a plan.