Books by Emily Smith
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(Age range about 6-10)
the Au Pair from Outer Space 1999
When Harry's mum says they're getting an 'au pair' from another country, he's not quite sure what to expect. When Astrid, who lives on a planet 500 light years away, decides to work as an 'au pair' on Earth, she's not quite sure what to expect…
A hilarious story of family fun! Audiotape also available
"A project? But we never do homework in the holidays?"
Ben's new teacher has set…yes, school work in the summer holidays! Everyone in the class is horrified at first, but then they find that the projects are going to be judged by a famous TV wildlife presenter, it doesn't seem so bad. And shy Ben has a very special idea for his project… Audiotape also available
and The Aliens 2002
(Hardback also published by Andersen Press 2001)
Secrets can be fun. But what if someone keeps a secret from you? Annie Brown doesn't like it at all. When her brothers and their friend Arthur gang up on her, Annie is determined to find out their secret. This leads to surprises-for everyone! Not to mention strange out-of-this-word happenings. What is going on? Read this funny heart-warming book to find out…
James's mum is a brilliant scientist, but James wishes she was better at the ordinary things in life, like making sure his PE kit is clean, and there is something for tea. Then suddenly Mum has a brilliant idea. Surely a robotic mother--a Robomum--is just what they both need?
Patrick the Party-Hater 2004
Patrick hates parties. But his mum is convinced that going to parties is good for him. She even wants him to have one of his own. Surely there is a better idea?
Joe v The Fairies 2005
His sisters are obsessed with fairies--and Joe is fed up. Then a new neighbour arrives, who loves climbing trees and messing about in the pond--and has some other useful talents too...
(Age range 9-plus)
Howls at the Moon in Frilly Knickers? 2001
"Let's write a joke book!" It was just one of those ideas that took off. Julian and his friends thought writing a joke book would be easy. But hundreds of corny groan-out-loud jokes later, they're not so sure…
This hilarious and touching story is guaranteed to have you howling with laughter…
When Mum Threw out The Telly 2003
Jeff really liked television. It was so much more interesting than life. Cartoons were more exciting than life. Sit-coms were funnier than life. Sometimes at night Jeff even dreamed television. Mum complained, but it didn’t make much difference. Jeff didn’t take any notice of her. Which was a mistake…
The Stain on the Stone 2006
Bicycles are being stolen all over Oxford and when Jack Young's brand new bike is stolen, he is determined to catch the thief. But then another mystery develops--who is writing sinister messages on the walls of the college? Now Jack has two mysteries to solve...
When Eddie, Miranda and Jeremy's mum decide to give a prize to the one who can most improve their manners, the whole family starts to compete-with disastrous but hilarious results!