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Who wrote the following books

Charlotte's Web

The Secret Garden

Anne of Green Gables

Winnie the Pooh

The Wizard of Oz

Wind in the Willows

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase


Charlotte's Web - E B White

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery

Winnie the Pooh - Alan Alexander Milne

The Wizard of Oz - L Frank Baum

Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graeme

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aitken


Who wrote the following books

The Borrowers

Peter Pan

Watership Down

Fantastic Mr Fox

Famous Five (series)

Dr Dolittle

Fungus the Bogeyman

Stuart Little



The Borrowers - Mary Norton

Peter Pan - James Matthew Barrie

Watership Down - Richard Adams

Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl

Famous Five (series) - Enid Blyton

Dr Dolittle - Hugh Lofting

Fungus the Bogeyman - Raymond Briggs

Stuart Little - Elwyn B White



what was the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

that was followed by the unfinished

Charlie in the White House


Who wrote

The Railway Children (1906)

Mary Poppins

Swallows and Amazons (1930)

The Faraway Tree (1943)

The Cat in the Hat (1957)

Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)

Dear Zoo (1982)

Railway Children - Edith Nesbit (cofounder of Fabian society)

Mary Poppins - Pamela Lyndon (P L) Travers

Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

The Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss

Where the Wild Things Are (1963) - Maurice Sendak

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) - Eric Carle

Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell



What were Edith Nesbitt's three childrens novel series

Bastable series (inc. the Story of the Treasure Seekers)

Psammead series (inc. Five Children and It, the Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet)

House of Arden (inc. The House of Arden)


In what year was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe published



What are the three books of the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy

Northern Lights

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spygalss


How many books make up the Narnia series - can you name them?

Where did the children in the Nania books come from

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Horse and His Boy*

The Magician's Nephew*

The Last Battle

*Fall outside the arc of the main story

The children came from Pevensie



Who wrote

[first published] Little Red Riding Hood

The Coral Island

Tom Brown's Schooldays

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)

Puck of Pook's Hill (1906)

Bambi, a Life in the Woods (1923)

Thomas the Tank Engine (The Railway Series) (1946)
War Horse (2007)

The Lorax (1971)

Little Red Riding Hood - Charles Perrault

The Coral Island - R.M. Ballantyne (1857)

Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) - Frances Burnett

Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) - Rudyard Kipling

Bambi, a Life in the Woods (1923) - Felix Salten

Thomas the Tank Engine (1946) - Rev Wilbert Awdry (and his son Christopher)

War Horse (2007) - Michael Morpurgo

The Lorax (1971) - Dr Seuss


From which book does is the title 'His dark materials' a quotation

Milton's Paradise Lost

Lyra (Pullman's herione) is an allusion to Blake (Lyca is one his charactors.  Blake was responsible for the heterdox reading of Paradise Lost)


In which children's book does the villain get his whiskers and tail blown off (he dies) by a man with a gun

The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit by Peatrix Potter (1906)


Which Philosopher had the idea that the child's mind is a blank slate written upon by education and environment

John Locke


Who narrates (or does the lead voice for)

In the Night Garden

Bob the Builder

In the Night Garden (narr - Derek Jacobi)

Bob the Builder (Bob voice - Neil Morrisey)




Who is he, and what tales did he famously first publish

Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

 (Little Red Riding Hood),

Cendrillon (Cinderella),

Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots),

La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty)

and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard).

Many were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm


Wilheim (left) and Jocob (right) Grimm

Jacob (1785-1863)

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859)


Who wrote Peanuts

Who was Charlie Brown's best friend

What was Charlie's dad's profession

In what did year did Charlie Brown make his first appearance (and where)

When did Peanuts makes its first appearance

Charles M Schultz


Barber (like the author's)

1947 in Li'l Folks

1950 in comic strip Peanuts


In which comic book did Superman first appear and in what year

Who was superman's creator

What is Superman's name

[Detective Comics] later DC Comics

He made his first comic book appearance in 1938 in 'Action Comics'

Jerry Siegel (artist Joe Shuster)






In what comic book does Batman appear

When was his first appearance

Who created Batman

What is the full name of Batman's butler

What is Robin's real name

DC Comics

May 1939

Illustrator Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger

Alfred Pennyworth

Dick Grayson (from 1940) --> until he became Nightwing

then it was Jason Todd (1983)



In what comic book did Spiderman first appear and when

Who created  Spiderman

What were the names of his aunt and uncle

Marvel Comics (in 'Amazing Fantasy')


Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Aunt May and Uncle Ben





Who created Garfield and when

Who was his owner and dog

His teddy bear

Jim Davis in 1978

Jon Arbuckle, Odie (a beagle)

teddybear: Pooky




Who created Andy Capp and when

In what newspaper were his stories told

Reg Smythe in 1957

The Mirror


When was the Beano first published

When did Judge Dredd make his first appearance

In what comic did Dan Dare appear and when from

When and where did Desperate Dan make his first appearance

What was Roy of the Rover's full name and who did he play for.  What was his son's same



Eagle from 1950

The Dandy from 1937 (he is the world's strongest man)

Roy Race a player for Melchester Rovers (first appearance in 1954). His son's name was Rocky


Who officially created Bugs Bunny

When and where did he first appear

Who did his voice (can you name any other characters he did)

Tex Avery

A Wild Hare in 1940

Mel Blanc (Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzalez, Wile E. Coyote, Tasmanian Devil then Barney Rubble)



Which animated series has won the most oscars

Tom and Jerry


Disney's Silly Symphonies

both have won seven oscars


In what year was the first Tom and Jerry flim

1940 Puss Gets the Boot



Which was the first Disney Theatrical Movie

In what film/screen test was Micky Mouse debuted

When was MM's first colour debut

When was Popeye's first appearance


1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Plane Crazy, though he officially debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie (1928) - one of the first sound cartoons

1935 in The Band Concert

1929 in the comic strip Thimble Theatre



In Disney who are the seven dwarfs (which one doesnt' have a beard)

Which one is leader

Which was was mute

Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey,

The leader is Doc (clue is in the name style)

Dopey was mute, and lacked the beard


Who wrote the Twilight series

How many books are there

What are they called

What is the second book loosely based on

Stephanie Meyer


New Moon (loosely based on Romeo and Juliet)


Breaking Dawn



What is J K Rowling's other incarnation

Robert Gilbraith

(first novel The Cuckoo's Calling)

A blend of Robert Kennedy and her childhood fantasy name Ella Galbraith


In what year was Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone first released in the UK

June 1997


Who wrote the following Children's Book of the Year Titles

Ratburger (2012)

A Monster Calls (2011)

Zog (2010)

Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman (2008)

Flanimals of the Deep (2007)

Ark Angel (2006)

Ratburger - David Walliams (his 5th book)

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

Zog - Julia Donaldson

Horrid Henry and the ... Francesca Simon (24 HHs so far - Miranda Richardson does the audiobooks)

Flanimals of the Deep - Ricky Gervais (3rd in a 4 book series)

Ark Angel - Anthony Horowitz



What are the three major Anthony Horowitz series

The Diamond Brothers (kids detective)

Alex Rider (about a young spy) - Ark Angel is one of the series

The Power of Five - occult stuff


Who is the current (since 2015) Children's laureate (what is his other job)

Who was laureate between 2013-15

Who was the last one (2011-2013)

Chris Riddell (he's a political cartoonist for The Observer)

Malorie Blackman

Julia Donaldson



What was Terry Pratchett's first Discworld novel

The Colour of Magic (1983)


What was Dr Seuss's first name

What was Christmas book (famous one anyway)

Theodor Seuss Geisell

How the Grinch Stole Christmas



Who came up with the comic book Asterix

René Goscinny (1926-1977)

René Goscinny.jpg


Who did Lewis Carol base Alice on?

What does the bottle labelled 'drink me'

What sea does she create?

What is the caucus race who proposes it

Who directs Alice to the March Hare's house

Who is at the Mad tea-party - what is the famous riddle at he party



Alice Lidell (daughter of the Vice Chancellor of Oxford Uni)

'drink me' shrinks Alice

A sea of tears

The Dodo proposes the caucus race, which consists of running in a circle with no clear winner

The Cheshire Cat directs Alice the March Hare's house

The March Hare, Hatter and a tired Dormouse

'Why is a raven like a writing desk?' answer: I have no idea




What does Alice find the playing cards doing when she arrives at the Queen's garden

What is the Queen's trademark phrase

What game does Alice play with the Queen (but what are the game tools)

What dance do the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance

Who is accused of stealing the Queen's tarts


Painting white roses red, because the Queen hates white roses

"Off with his head!"

Croquet (live flamingos are used as mallets and hedgehogs as balls)

They dance to the Lobster Quadrille - while Alice recites "Tis the Voice of the Lobster"

The Knave of Hearts (aka Jack of Hearts)






In which book will you find the Jabberwocky

Which nursery rhyhm figures are also to be found there

Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there (1871)

Humpty Dumpty and Tweedledum and Tweedledee


What is the name of the pig in Charlotte's Web

What type of spide is Charlotte

Why does Charlotte write in her web, and what does she write first

For Green points:

What is Charlotte's surname?

Who are the three spiders who keep the pig company in the end



Barn Spider

When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Charlotte A Cavatica

Joy, Nellie and Aranea


Who wrote "The Owl and the Pussycat"

Who are the other starring animals

Where do they marry

In what colour boat did they sail away in, and for how long

Who wrote a prequel, and what was it called

Edward Lear

Pig and a Turkey

Marry in the land "Where the Bong Tree Grows"

Pea Green boat for a year and a day

Beattrix Potter, called "The Tale of the Little Pig Robinson", tells the background story of the Pig



Who wrote:

Horton hears a Who! (what is Horton?)

The Watchmen (graphic novel)

The Story of Barbar (what is Barbar)


The Iron Man (1968) [made into film The Iron Giant]

Mrs Pepperpot

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Horton hears a Who!: Dr Suess (Horton is an Elephant)

The Watchmen: Alan Moore

The Story of Barbar: Jean de Brunhoff (Barbar is an Elephant  - again)

Shrek!: cartoonist William Steig (hailed as the 'King of Cartoons')

Iron Man : Ted Hughes (poet laureate)

Mrs Pepperpot: Alf Proysen

The Story of Tracy Beaker: Jacqueline Wilson


What are the most well established names for Santa's reindeer

On what poem (and year) are they based


Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.

They are based on those used in the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly called "The Night Before Christmas") by Clement Clarke Moore


Where is Thomas the Tank Engine set

Where is this fictional location

On the island of Sodor

It lies between England and the Isle of Man

It is based on the real life Walney Island, only much bigger

The Biship of the Isle of Man is known as the Bishop of "Sodor and Man", so Awdry decide to invent the Sodor bit, which has a long confusing etymology in real life


What is the plot of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

The story, which comprises just 338 words, focuses on a young boy named Max, who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks havoc through his household and is disciplined by being sent to his bedroom. As he feels agitation with his mother, Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things." After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects; however, he decides to return home, to the Wild Things' dismay. After arriving in his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.


Who are the members of the famous five

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the Dog


What language do the rabbits speak in Watership Down, and what do the other animals speak



and Hedgerow


Who write Heidi

What is the name of the disabled girl

Johanna Spyri (1880)



In Thomas the Tank Engine, who are Thomas's best friends

What is a shunter

What is a tank engine

What is the complement (opposite) to a tank engine

Friends: Percy (a shunter) and Toby (a Tram engine)

A shunter is analgous to a tug boat, it moves things around in the marshalling yard - occassionally used for shot transport

A tank engine is a locomotive that also stores its own fuel and water

A tender engine (or tender locomotive) is a locomotive that stoes fuel and water in a separate vehicle (fuel and water is needed in signfiicant quantities for long-distance travel so in practice most passenger trains are tender locomotives)


What is a cow-catcher (think Thomas the Thank Engine)


In railroading, the pilot is the device mounted at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles from the track that might otherwise derail the train. In some countries it is also called cowcatcher or cattle catcher.


What is the Fat Controller's real name

Sir Topham Hatt


Who wrote The Tiger Who Came to Tea

What was her other famous series

What book did she write that gave a child's eye view of WWII

Judith Kerr (born in Germany, but her family left before the Nazis came to power - her Jewish father was critical and wanted by the Nazis)


The semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


What was the other number orientated childrens novel series that Enid Blyton wrote

What was the name of the leader

The Secret Seven



Who wrote the How to Train Your Dragon series

Who is the chief protagonist

Cressida Cowell

The books are set in a fictional Viking world and focus on the experiences of protagonist Hiccup as he overcomes great obstacles on his journey of Becoming a Hero the Hard Way.


Who wrote the Biggles series (there was more than 100 of them!)

Who did he reject as an RAF recruit for giving an obviously false name, but then was forced to accept him

William Earl (W. E.) Johns  (1893 - 1968)

aka Captain W. E. Johns (although he was never a Captain!)

As a pilot in WWI he was shot down and taken prisoner by German troops

T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)



Which series of books helped create the national image of the Lake District

What the objects referenced in the title

Swallows and Amazons series (12 books)

Swallow and Amazon are the names of dinghys, sailed by the Walker and Blackett children respectively


Who wrote the 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' series (13 books) (beginning in 1999)

pen name (and real name)

Who is the murderous count in the books who attempts to steal the children's inheritance

Lemony Snicket (pen name)

Daniel Handler (real name)

Count Olaf is the baddy


Who wrote

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalis Wilder (1867 - 1957)

The books were based on her childhood



Who were Arthur Ransome's two notorious friends?


Was he a spy?

Trotsky and Lenin

He'd gone to Russia in 1913 (leaving his wife and daughter) to study Russian folklore.

In WWI he became a correspondant covering the Eastern Front, and came to sympathise with the Bolsheviks - hence his friends.  He also met his second wife their, Trotsky's secretary Evgania Shelepina.

He was a spy or sorts, because he gave information to MI5 whilst he was there, but much later it was revealed his wife at least was smuggling diamonds into the USSR to fund the COMINTERN, so there you go, a bit of this, a bit of that.