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Shoe Baby
"This baby is not just adorable - such spirit and joie de vivre; these qualities are reflected in the words and the pictures of the mother/daughter partnership"
Books for Keeps

This is the Star
"The traditional story of the Nativity is told with the power of soul-stirring poetry and arresting illustrations. A story that is told and re-told can sometimes lose its lustre, but this retelling of the miracle birth brings back the elements of glory to this age-old tale"
American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

The Very Small
"The difference between big and small has never been delivered with such poetry"
The Guardian

The Pig Who Wished
"Dunbar, who at some point must have swallowed the essence of childhood herself, is brilliantly paired with Selina Young's delirious illustrations"
The Sunday Telegraph

The Spring Rabbit
"Dunbar has a deceptively simple style that speaks straight to the hearts of four to six year olds."
The Guardian

Panda and Ganda
"Everything, and I mean everything - about this book is a total delight: A wonderfully funny story with fabulous pictures."
Vivien French, The Guardian

The Monster Who Ate Darkness
"In the Monster Who Ate Darkness,Joyce Dunbar casts the hidden monster of her story as a childlike, magical helper.
He radiates impish, toylike innocence . A happy ending comes to pass when the monster and the boy recognize that
they need each other."
Leonard.S Marcus, The New York Times

Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde
"Cat lovers of all ages will relish this book. Jill Barton's glorious large scale illustrations and Joyce Dunbar's
lyrical and rhythmic text beautifully describes the many kinds of cat within the one creature. Entertaining and
thoughtful, this is a book to enjoy again and again."
Julia Eccleshare,

Twinkle Twinkle Squiglet Pig
"A beautiful and colourful picture book, perfect for reading together. The language is fantastic and the story has a great
message for children about staying positive and looking for the wonderful things in the world."

"Across pages whcih have the splendour of a medieval tapestry, the deaf prince, like a truth telling child in a fairy tale,
teaches the court new and deeper forms of communication. A wonderful tale about deafness. "
The Irish Times


Picture Books for 2 - 6 Years
Panda and Ganda
Panda and Ganda
Publisher: Walker
Illustrator: Helen Craig
Pat-A-Cake BabyPat-A-Cake Baby
Pub: Walker Books
Illus: Polly Dunbar
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I WishI Wish
Publisher: Doubleday
Illustrator: Iain Bates
Shoe BabyShoe Baby
Publisher: Walker
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Boo to the Who in the DarkBoo to the Who in the Dark
Publisher: Scholastic
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
A Bun for BarneyA Bun for Barney
Publisher: Orchard
Illustrator: Emilie Boon
A Chick Called SaturdayA Chick Called Saturday
Pub: Random House
Illustrator: Brita Grantrom
This is the StarThis is the Star
Publisher: Transworld
Illustrator: Gary Blythe
Oops a DaisyOops a Daisy
Publisher: Walker
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
I wish I Liked Rice PuddingI wish I Liked Rice Pudding
Publisher: Macdonald
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
Baby BirdBaby Bird
Publisher: Walker
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
The Pig Who WishedThe Pig Who Wished
Pub: Dorling Kindersley
Illus: Selina Young
Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep and Tell Me What it's Like to be Big
Tell me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and Tell Me What It's Like to be Big
Publisher: Transworld
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
The Very SmallThe Very Small
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
The Love-Me BirdThe Love-Me Bird
Publisher: Scholastic
Illustrator: Sophie Fatus
Pub: Anderson Press
Illustrator: Susan Varley
The Spring RabbitThe Spring Rabbit
Pub: Anderson Press
Illustrator. Susan Varley
Four Fierce KittensFour Fierce Kittens
Publisher: Orchard
Illustrator: Jakki Wood
Seven SilliesSeven Sillies
Publisher: Anderson Press
Illustrator: Chris Downing
Five Mice and the MoonFive Mice and the Moon
Publisher: Orchard
Illustrator: James Mayhew
I Want a Mini TIgerI Want A Mini Tiger
Publisher: Macmillian
Illustrator: Lara Jones
If you Want to be a CatIf you Want to be a Cat
Publisher: Macdonald
Illustrator: Alan Curless
Publisher: David & Charles
Illustrator: Jane Cabrera
Where's My SockWhere's My Sock?
Pub: Chicken House
Illustrator: Sanja Rescek

Picture Books for 4 - 7 Years
Mouse and Mole Books
Mouse and Mole books
Publisher: Transworld   Illustrator: James Mayhew
Mouse and Mole has been made into T.V animation with Alan Bennett, Richard Briers and Imelda Staunton playing the parts. Click here to see more
I Will Not Wear PinkI Will Not Wear Pink
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
Illus: Polly Dunbar
Puss Jekyll Cat HydePuss Jekyll Cat Hyde
Pub: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Illustrator: Jill Barton
Publisher: Walker
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
The Monster Who Ate DarknessThe Monster Who Ate Darkness
Publisher: Candlewick
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
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Publisher: Doubleday
Illustrator: Jane Ray
Twinkle Twinkle Squiglet PigTwinkle Twinkle Squiglet Pig
Pub: Egmont Books
Illus: Tim Hopgood
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Magic Lemonade (Blue Bananas)Magic Lemonade (Blue Bananas)
Publisher: Egmont
Illustrator: Jan Mcafferty
The Selfish SnailThe Selfish Snail
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Illustrator: Hannah Giffard
Indigo and the WhaleIndigo and the Whale
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Illustrator: Geoffrey Patterson

Picture Books for 6 - 9 Years
Publisher: Scolar Press
Illustrator: James Dunbar
Mouse Mad MadelineMouse Mad Madeline
Pub:Hamish Hamilton
Illustrator: James Dunbar
The Glass GardenThe Glass Garden
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Illustrator: Fiona French
Snow WhiteSnow White
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Illustrator: Julie Monks

Short novels for 7 - 11 years
The Railway AngelThe Railway Angel
Publisher: Random House
Illustrator: Lis Toft

Novels for 10 - 13 years
Mundo and the WeatherchildMundo and the Weatherchild
Publisher: Heinnemann (Runner Up for Guardian Award 1986)

Giant Jim and Tiny Tim
Publisher: Collins
Illustrator: James Dunbar
Little Eight John
Publisher: Ginn
Illustrator: Rhian Nest James
The Wishing Fish Tree
Publisher: Ginn
Illustrator: Dennis Hockerman
Doodling DanielDoodling Daniel
Publisher: Longman
Illustrator: James Dunbar

Non Fiction
Voices and Visions A Celebration of Norwich Market
Publisher: Mousehold Press
Illustrator: Lys Flowerday
Contributor to Nightlights for Children and More Nightlights for Children
A book of Children's meditations
Publisher: Duncan Baird
Illustrator: N/A
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