Captain Sparklebeard by Timothy Knapman
FOR REBEL GIRLS WITH BIG DREAMS! ARRRRR you ready for this unmissable girl power adventure? Perfect for fans of the chart-smashing Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and tapping into the huge demand for stories featuring strong female characters, this is a pirate story like no other. Smashing gender stereotypes and with an inclusive cast of characters, this is the must-have book to empower young children to have the courage to be themselves. Peg dreams of adventure and has big ambitions, but when she asks to join the pirates crew they won't let her join because she's too small and she doesn't even have a beard! But can Peg prove, against all odds, that she's the greatest pirate there ever was? Peg's determination, ambition and courage to be herself will inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls.
Join Captain Sparklebeard as she sets sail against the seas and dares to be different!So, buckle up, grab your sparkliest beard and get ready to join the best crew that ever sailed the seven seas! Tim Knapman writes plays, musicals, songs and children's books and has been published by Simon & Schuster, Puffin, Macmillan, Scholastic, Hachette, Egmont UK and many more. His previous books include the bestselling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes and Superhero Dad. His books have been translated into 20 languages and several have been read on CBeebies bedtime stories.
Tim has done more than 100 events and readings in schools, colleges, bookshops, fairs, libraries and festivals. He lives in Sussex and his hobbies include swashbuckling. Sam Lloyd is the illustrator behind the bestselling Mr Pusskins series which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Booktrust Pre-School Award and was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award.
Her novelty books include the Richard and Judy prize-winning Calm Down, Boris and Hello Dudley. Sam's books have been translated into over 15 languages. Sam lives in Brighton with her son Ozzy and their ginormous ginger cat.