Barley’s Biscuit, Pipit’s Perilous Plight
Roy Bradshaw

Barley’s Biscuit, Pipit's Perilous Plight


Up the Wrekin, here we go! Barley, the clever BorderCollie dog, Basil, his nephew and Mick, their human friend, have an exciting adventure and learn fascinating things about the Wrekin, a Shropshire beauty spot of fabulous rural charm, and a place of legends and wild imagination. When Mick runs into an old friend and local hero Gary, they start chatting – and the two dogs rummage around for an adventure...

Barley and Basil soon find themselves involved in a dangerous stand-off between a massive red-deer stag and a tiny meadow pipit bird.
Published: March 2022
Price: £6.99
Paperback 24 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-781914-424540


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The stag is very distressed and Barley is not sure whether he’s friendly or not. But the stag is standing between Barley and a meadow pipit in serious life-threatening trouble – and she has a nest full of newly born chicks. Barley has to think quickly of a way to rescue the pipit. He needs to trust his instincts...

Does the meadow pipit understand that Barley is a friend? A new friend might just be able to help…

Teaching in primary, secondary and special educational needs schools gave Roy Bradshaw a broad experience in the joys that a good adventure story brings to young minds (and not so young minds). Coupled with a previous career in engineering, the teaching helped to gel a problem-solving mind with fun one. Growing up in the Black Country, then moving close to Ironbridge some thirty years ago has allowed him to discover many of the local beauty spots and to use them as a background for my children’s books.

My Brother Tom Has Superpowers
Harriet Axbey

Published: Dec 2021
Price: £5.99
Hardback 24 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-781914-424250


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Grace is sure her brother Tom can read minds; he knows exactly what everyone's thinking!
Grace just has to guess (which can be hard at times).
But things might not be exactly as they seem with Tom's powers.

A story about the different gifts all have, as seen from an autistic perspective.
Created by both autistic author & illustrator.

Dizzy Spells
George English

Dizzy Spells
by George English

“There used to be a wizard living in my street.” So begins Micky Carter’s adventures, meeting wizards and council officials as he and his friends try to protect the local community. Lots of fun and danger along the way as Micky, cook and “Knockie Nine Doors” champion, finds himself in places and situations he could never have imagined.

George English – Former radio broadcaster, Further Education lecturer and reviewer of children’s books.
Published:November 2021
Paperback:94 pages
Price:£6.99
ISBN:978-1-914424-41-0

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Mischievous Mabel
Catherine J Leeves

Mischievous Mabel
by Catherine J Leeves

In rural Devon the arrival of a border terrier puppy called Mabel turns life upside down for her new owners and for their cat and hen. Calm and quiet are replaced with chaos and mayhem. Mr and Mrs Dartmoor discover that life with a cute looking but highly energetic little bundle of naughty mischief will never be the same again.
Published:1st July 2021
Paperback:60 pages
Price:£5.99
ISBN:978-1-914424-03-8

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Catherine lives in Devon with her husband Jon. Catherine works at her local supermarket as a clothing assistant. She loves animals especially horses, ponies, cows, dogs and cats. Her interests are horse riding, walking in the countryside and along the coast with Jon. She likes to challenge herself and flew down England's longest and fastest zip wire with some like-minded adventurous friends in 2018 for charity. She also enjoys reading, listening to music and Zumba dance classes. This is Catherine's first book and was written during the summer of 2020 and the autumn and wintertime lockdowns as a fun new project.

Barley’s Biscuit, Ironbridge Gorge
Roy Bradshaw

Barley’s Biscuit, Ironbridge Gorge
A Paddle and the Golden Glow)


Following on from their adventures at Benthall Edge, Pattern’s Rock Quarry, this new adventure finds Barley the clever collie dog, and Basil his collie-dog nephew in the historic World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge with their human friend Mick.
They walk through the gorgeous township and also do a bit of sailing in a special boat – and some precarious climbing. The spectacular little town of Ironbridge, also known as ‘the Wharfage’, makes for a fabulous setting, but the real action revolves around the Ironbridge itself.
Published: July 2021
Price: £6.99
Paperback 28 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-781914-424182


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There’s a problem with the structure of the Bridge and the dogs spring into action. Barley needs all his ingenuity and Basil needs to be a trusty companion if they’re going to get out of it alive; much is at stake! This is a dangerousadventure and many things can go wrong on a hot summer’s day in the Gorge.
But there’s a really tasty and cool treat in store for them if they succeed…

Teaching in primary, secondary and special educational needs schools gave Roy Bradshaw a broad experience in the joys that a good adventure story brings to young minds (and not so young minds). Coupled with a previous career in engineering, the teaching helped to gel a problem-solving mind with fun one. Growing up in the Black Country, then moving close to Ironbridge some thirty years ago has allowed him to discover many of the local beauty spots and to use them as a background for my children’s books.

Barley’s Biscuit
Roy Bradshaw

Barley's Biscuit
Brosely, Benthall Edge
(Pattern's Rock Quarry)


Barley is a clever dog who loves a biscuit treat.
He feels that if a treat is earned it always tastes better.
Alongside his nephew Basil, and their human friend Mick, Barley always spots some sort of dangerous situation happening during their walks in and around the beauty spots of Shropshire.
Follow the adventures Barley and Basil go through during their walks, and the interesting facts they pick up along the way about the different areas of outstanding natural or manufactured beauty.
Enjoy the clever way Barley draws a solution and Basil helps to resolve the dangerous situation.
Published: Jan 2021
Price: £5.99
Paperback 28 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-781913-425715


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This first book finds Basil accidentally becoming the dangerous situation at Pattern’s Rock Quarry and its steep cliff edge sides. During a rainy and stormy day, Barley has to be clever, sensible and brave to rescue his nephew from a fate too horrible to think about. During the two dog’s adventures, Mick their human friend, never knows what’s going on, but somehow, Barley always gets a biscuit… and so does Basil.

Teaching in primary, secondary and special educational needs schools gave Roy Bradshaw a broad experience in the joys that a good adventure story brings to young minds (and not so young minds). Coupled with a previous career in engineering, the teaching helped to gel a problem-solving mind with fun one. Growing up in the Black Country, then moving close to Ironbridge some thirty years ago has allowed him to discover many of the local beauty spots and to use them as a background for my children’s books.
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Grimaldi’s Jolly Journey
Philip Alexander Sugg

Published: Sept 2020
Price: £20.00
Hardback 64 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-781934-425234


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The fun-loving Prince Regent, now George IV, is bored!
Can Joseph Grimaldi, Britain’s funniest clown, rise to the challenge to make him laugh? And can Henry, the Marquess of Worcester, known to be the speediest of amateur coach drivers, get him from London to Brighton in record time, despite the perils of highwaymen, ghosts, and other misfortunes along the way?

Philip Alexander Sugg is an artist and historian now living in Rottingdean, Brighton.
He spends much of his time creating miniature puppet theatres.

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Amanda Rosenstein Davidson

‘This hilarious story is made even funnier by Philip’s quirky and lively drawings.
A must for all adults who retain a child-like enthusiasm for the bizarre!’

Buddy’s Lonely Day
M. C. Reuben

Published: August 2020>
Price: £8.99
Paperback 32 pages
Illustrations: Full colour
ISBN: 9-81913-425289


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Buddy is a sad and lonely dog and nobody wants to be his friend.

'I am a nice dog ... why can't I make friends'? he thinks.

One day he decides to go on an adventure far from his garden to find some friends. But Buddy has a secret friend who wants to bring a very special gift to Buddy...

Children may feel lonely but there is always a chance they can make some friends. This book shows them that there is always hope and you never know who you will meet along the way.

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