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Books by Judy Waite

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Picture Books
Click for Writing for ChildrenMouse Look Out 4-7 years
An empty house, a sheltering house and a dark shadow that follows it from room to room.
(Winner English Association Best Children's Picture Book 1998
Winner Children's Picture Book Award Florida 1999
Shortlisted Children's Picture Book Award Nevada 1999 and 2000) .
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Click for Writing for ChildrenThe Storm Seal - 4-7 years
Based on a true story, a young seal pup is rescued and brought up by a retired sailor in Cornwall before being released back into the wild.
(Shortlisted Children's Federation Book of the Year 1999)
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Click for Writing for ChildrenThe Stray Kitten - 4-7 years
Life on the streets of a Mediterranean town is not easy for a stray kitten. How will he survive the winter on the cold, lonely streets?
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Horse Healer series
A set of books for 9-12 year old readers about a gypsy boy with a gift for healing horses.  Although these are about horses, I hope they are gritty enough and cover enough themes, to make them appeal firstly to boys as well as girls (particularly those boys who might turn their noses up at the idea of horse stories) and secondly to readers who don't even particularly like horses. The series consists of:

Click for Writing for ChildrenEclipse - (book 1 of series)
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Click for Writing for ChildrenPuzzle  - (book 2 of series)
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Click for Writing for ChildrenSapphire - (book 3 of series)
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Click for Writing for ChildrenStarlight - (book 4 of series)
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Educational Books published by Heinemann
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Click for Writing for ChildrenCheat - Key Stage 2, (6-9 years) fiction
A 5000 word novel, aimed at key stage 2 readers, about a boy who wins a painting competition - with somebody else's painting! 

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Star Striker
- Key Stage 2 (6-8 years) fiction
A 2500 word novel, aimed at Years 2/3, about what happens when a girl pretends her dad is something he isn't. (a football story)

Click for Writing for ChildrenDeep Water - Key Stage 2 (6-8 years) fiction
A partner to Star Striker.  A 2500 word novel about what happens when a girl borrows something that isn't hers, to try to herself confidence for a school speech.

Click for Writing for Children The Singing Princess - Key Stage 2 (5-8 years) fiction
A picture book for Years1/2, written to form part of the literacy hour.  This is a humorous text about a Princess who loves to sing - only she has the most terrible singing voice in the world.

Click for Writing for ChildrenPet Rescue -Reading Scheme Suitable 6-8 years
Two children live at a pet rescue center, and get involved in the daily rescue of different animals.

Click for Writing for ChildrenAnimal Heroes -Short Story
A boy gets trapped in an old warehouse - and something unexpected comes to rescue him.

Educational Books published by Rigby
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A Mammoth Mistake - Key Stage 2 (6-9 years) fiction
A 1100 word reading book about an archaeological dig that goes wrong.

Click for Writing for ChildrenTiger Hunt - Reading scheme (6-7 years) fiction
A book forming part of a structured reading scheme about children who think they see a tiger lurking in their school nature reserve.

Click for Writing for ChildrenA Prince Among Donkeys - Reading scheme (6-8 years) fiction
A reading book of about 1500 words about a boy who tries to rescue a sick looking donkey from a rich landowner - only to discover he has been jumping to conclusions.

Click for Writing for ChildrenFox Beware -Key Stage One (Big Book) - suitable 5-7 year olds.
A fox has a den in a secluded wood - until developers move in and start digging it up …

Click for Writing for ChildrenI Wish I Had A Monster - Key Stage One (Big Book) suitable 4- 6 year olds.
Max is bored. He wishes he had a monster. No other pet will do. Until a real live monster turns up …

Click for Writing for ChildrenFoul Play co- written with Andrew Melrose. Fiction Key Stage Two Suitable 8-10 year olds.
A football story about what happens when the star player is about to move house, and has to play with his old school team - against the new one .

Click for Writing for ChildrenEerie Encounters -Key Stage Two Collection of Three Short Stories Suitable 8-10 years
Three mystery stories involving premonitions, UFO's, and a very creep character .

SHORT STORIES IN ANTHOLOGIES
Click for Writing for ChildrenNot Always A Perfect Place in 'Essential Texts' (Heinemann Educational)
September 1998 Key Stage Two
A historical story set around the coronation of Queen Victoria

Click for Writing for ChildrenReady For Tomorrow in 'Phenomenal Future Stories' (Corgi Books) December 1999 (Science Fiction) Becca is placed in a 'hothouse' for gifted children. But her best invention is a long way from anything her hologram teacher could have imagined …
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POEMS IN ANTHOLOGIES
Click for Writing for ChildrenOwner Wanted in 'The Hairy Hamster Hunt' (edited by Tony Bradman) 1999
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Click for Writing for ChildrenSisterly Love
Click for Writing for ChildrenThis Weeks Bargain Boys -Both in 'Werewolf Granny'
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