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Publication Order of Out of the Hitler Time Books

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Way Round / Bombs on Aunt Dainty (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Small Person Far Away (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mog the Forgetful Cat Books

Mog the Forgetful Cat (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog's Christmas (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog in the Dark (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and Me (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog's Family of Cats (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog’s Amazing Birthday Caper (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and Bunny (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and the Baby (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog in the Garden (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and Barnaby (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look Out Mog! (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog on Fox Night (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog’s Kittens (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and the Granny (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and the Vee-Ee-Tee / Mog and the V.E.T (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog’s Bad Thing (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodbye Mog (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and Bunny and Other Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog's Christmas Calamity (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and the Baby and Other Stories (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog and Me and Other Stories (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
My First Mog Books (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
My First MOG ABC (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
My First MOG 123 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog’s Suitcase (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mog Treasury (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mog’s Birthday (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Willy Went to the Wedding (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Mrs Monkey Missed The Ark (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birdie Halleluyah! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Goose (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goose In A Hole (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twinkles, Arthur and Puss (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Henry (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Granny Gang (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crocodile Under the Bed (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judith Kerr Treasury (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister Cleghorn’s Seal (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Katinka’s Tail (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Teeger that Cam for his Tea (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mummy Time (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the School Rabbit (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Judith Kerr's Creatures (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collins Big Cat Books

Horses’ Holiday (By: Kaye Umansky) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want a Pet! (By: Kaye Umansky,Sarah Horne) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shapes on the Seashore: Band 02A/Red A (By: Ali Teo,Frances Ridley) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Draw Cartoons: Band 08/Purple (By: Ros Asquith) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Farmer’s Lunch: Band 01A/Pink A (By: John Gordon,Paul Shipton) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rat Naps: Band 01B/Pink B (By: Paul Shipton,Tomislav Zlatic) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morris Plays Hide and Seek (By: Vivian French) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Mona (By: Vivian French) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Were They Real?: Band 08/Purple (By: Scoular Anderson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver (By: Charles Dickens,Hilary McKay,Rupert Van Wyk) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jodie the Juggler (By: Vivian French,Beccy Blake) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Expectations: Band 15/Emerald (By: Hilary McKay,Stefano Tambellini) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midsummer Night's Dream (By: Manuel Sumberac,John Dougherty) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempest (By: John Dougherty) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Helper Bird: Band 03/Yellow (By: Anita Ganeri) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time-Traveller’s Guide to the Bronze Age (By: Anna Claybourne) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antony and Cleopatra (By: John Dougherty) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lonely Penguin (By: Petr Horáček) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman who Fooled the Fairies (By: Nick Schon,Rose Impey) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olympic Heroes (By: Jillian Powell) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Letter to New Zealand (By: Alison Hawes) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
If (By: Mark Beech,Mij Kelly) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Pen (By: Hiawyn Oram,Nick Schon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
How The Elephant Got His Trunk (By: Lou Kuenzler) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion and the Mouse (By: Anthony Robinson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amazing Adventures of Batbird (By: Cliff Moon,Nick Schon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brave Baby (By: Richard Johnson,Malachy Doyle) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chewy Hughie (By: Jane Clarke) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Porridge Pincher (By: David Wood - UK) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
What’s Underground (By: Gill Munton) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journey of Humpback Whales (By: Andy Belcher) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire! Fire! (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Is CGI? (By: Alison Sage,Jon Stuart) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tod and the Trumpet (By: Charlotte Middleton) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Around the World (By: Cliff Moon,James Carter) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crunch and Munch (By: Nora Sands) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building High (By: Cliff Moon,Maggie Freeman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Weather (By: Chris Oxlade) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Arthur Wouldn’t Sleep (By: Joseph Theobald) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Cutter (By: Sean Taylor,Serena Curmi) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary Anning (By: Anna Claybourne) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swimming with Dolphins: Band 09/Gold (By: Angie Belcher) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Very Wet Dog (By: François Hall,Damien Harvey) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pet Detectives (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Novotny Hunter) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Day Out (By: Andy Hammond,Anna Owen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sneezles (By: Tony Blundell,Jeremy Strong) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Dinosaurs (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be a Pirate (By: Scoular Anderson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster Mess (By: Olivia Villet,Tasha Pym) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bart the Shark (By: Jon Stuart,Paul Shipton) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tig in the Dumps (By: Michaela Morgan,Mike Phillips) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pet Detectives: Tortoise Trouble (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Hunter) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicken Licken (By: Tony Blundell,Jeremy Strong) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pot of Gold (By: Julia Donaldson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Night in the Zoo (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fabulous Creatures – Are they Real? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unusual Traditions (By: John McIlwain) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong (By: Jim Mitchell,Charlotte Guillain) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catching Flies (By: June Crebbin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea (By: Emma Chichester Clark) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where on Earth? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hercules: Superhero (By: Chris Mould,Diane Redmond) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden (By: Kenn Nesbitt) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puss in Boots (By: Anna Wilson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Be a Viking (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider McDrew and the Egyptians (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Architects (By: Jilly Hunt) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be an Ancient Egyptian (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of Nian (By: Dr Wee Bee Geok) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fisherman and his Wife (By: Tanya Landman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster in the Mirror (By: Jean Ure,Sholto Walker) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bungleman (By: Julian Mosedale,Jeremy Strong) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caribbean Carnival (By: Jillian Powell) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider’s Big Match (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plants, Pollen and Pollinators (By: Becca Heddle) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Are Here: Maps and Why We Use Them (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olympic Games (By: John Foster) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tara Binns: Big Idea Engineer (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Early Kings of England (By: J.M. Sertori) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be a Roman (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints (By: Andy Rowland,Karen Wallace) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Games Player of Zob (By: Jan McCafferty,Paul Shipton) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boudica (By: Claire Llewellyn) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Build a House (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Greek Myths (By: Diane Redmond) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
As You Like It (By: Jo Cotterill) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arabian Desert (By: Anita Ganeri) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be an Ancient Greek (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shang Dynasty (By: Cliff Moon,Anna Claybourne) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World’s First Women Doctors (By: Cliff Moon,Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Garden (By: Fleur Hitchcock) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare (By: Berlie Doherty) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Flynn and Other Tales (By: Geraldine McCaughrean,Martin Waddell) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be a Victorian in 16 Easy Stages (By: Scoular Anderson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of the Suffragettes (By: Joanna Nadin) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of the Electric Guitar (By: James Carter) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace (By: Anna Claybourne,Laszlo Veres) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Lear (By: Martin Howard) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spotlight on Russia (By: Sue Reid) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Born on 14 June 1923, in Berlin, Germany, Judith Kerr is a British Author, popularly known for the critically acclaimed book, the Tiger who Came to Tea and the children’s book series, the Mog series. In the year 1933, Judith Kerr and her parents escaped Nazi Germany and relocated to the United Kingdom.
The main reason why Kerr’s family ran away from Nazi Germany was because her father was a person of interest to the ruling regime. Kerr’s father was a distinguished author and a drama critic, who many at times had his books burnt by the Nazis. Before arriving in England, the family had to pass through Switzerland and France. While growing up, Judith Kerr attended more than ten schools, mainly because their family was always on the move.

Upon completing her high school education, Kerr served with the Red Cross for several years. Later on, she secured a scholarship to attend the Central School of, Arts and Crafts. After completing her education, Judith Kerr served as a television scriptwriter for BBC. During this period, she also served as an artist, illustrator, and an author. Three of her autobiographical books emphasize on her early wandering childhood years, her return to Berlin and her adolescence years in London. All the three autobiographies performed extremely well. In Germany, many schools still use her autobiographies as an introduction to Germany history.

Judith Kerr Best Books
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
As a mother and daughter are waiting for father to return from work, they receive an unexpected visitor: a tiger. A tiger had decided to camp at their door. After thinking for a while, the mother decides to invite the tiger in to have some tea and buns. However, the tiger was extremely hungry, and thus it ends up consuming all the food and water in the house from all the taps. After the meal, the tiger eventually leaves. When father arrives, he decides to take mother and daughter to a cafe, since the tiger consumed everything in the house. On the following day, mother and daughter head to the supermarket to purchase more food and also a can of food for the tiger, in case he decides to visit them again. With that said, the humor in the narrative comes from the book’s typical picture-book irony.

Young readers will expect the young girl to become terrified when she realizes that a ferocious tiger, was standing at their door. However, the girl and her mother are delighted and even decide to treat the tiger as a visitor. The humor in the book continues, when the tiger goes against the social norms by eating more than what the hosts offer him. Moreover, the tiger also drinks all the “water in the tap,” which is somewhat impossible. Author Kerr decides to take the irony of non-surprise a little bit further when he comes home and realizes that there is no food in the house. Instead of getting angry, he decides to turn the scenario into a special occasion by treating the daughter and mother, with a trip to the local cafe.

The Tiger who Came to Tea is a classic example of a carnivalesque text. Carnivalesque texts are types of book forms, where the child characters go against the normal subject positions, fabricated for children within the social theoretical frames.

Mog, the Forgetful Cat
In Mog the Forgetful Cat author Judith Kerr introduces the readers to Mog, a cat owned by the Thomas family. All members of the Thomas family see Mog as a nuisance mainly because he tends to get on everyone’s wrong side. Nonetheless, despite the fact that Mog constantly gets on everyone’s wrong side, he has a favorite in the family, Debbie. Things begin to change one day when Debbie experiences a nightmare, whereby a tiger was trying to eat her. Upon waking up, she finds out that Mog had managed to sneak into her room and camped by her bedside. From that day, Debbie begins to despise Mog mainly because she believes she was the reason why she was experiencing the nightmare. Throughout the novel, author Judith Kerr shows Mog’s forgetfulness and the reaction that the family has each time Mog forgets something. Everyone in the Thomas family despises Mog the cat now including Debbie. One day, when a burglar breaks into the house, Mog manages to yowl out loud. Immediately, everyone in the house wakes up and rush downstairs to find out what was happening.

By yowling, Mog the cat manages to stop the burglar from stealing. From that day, Mog became a hero, and all the members of the Thomas family begin to treat Mog as one of their own. From time to time, the family members give Mog her favorite meals and drinks. With that said, Mog the Forgetful cat is a witty narrative, which will leave the young readers intrigued. Apart from being fairly short, the narrative is also fun. Author Kerr manages to show the readers that what many may regard as a bad attribute, may soon become quite handy. Mog, the Forgetful Cat, is ideal for children in Key Stage 2, where the children may have to guess the family reaction when Mog manages to forget something.

Mog’s Christmas
The book begins a night before Christmas. The Thomas family is having a peaceful night, except Mog. Mog’s tail accidentally gets tangled in tinsel, which catches fire. While trying to get away from the tinsel, Mog spreads the fire across the house. The entire family wakes up and immediately calls the fire brigade. Upon their arrival, Mog leads them into the house. The narrative comes to an end when all the neighbors decide to bring Christmas into Thomas’s family house. Author Judith Kerr concludes the narrative with a touching ending, where she shows the readers the importance of coming together in the event of a calamity. With that said, Mog was well developed and quite realistic as well. As usual, Mog is a classic character, who is constantly up to mischief. Just like in the previous installments Mog is quite forgetful.

With the assistance of the illustrations, Mog is brought to life. The art style used in Mog’s Christmas is hand drawn with crayons and pencils. Apart from being comforting, the art style is child-friendly. Mog’s Christmas is ideal for children between ages three and six.

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