Matt Buckingham

It’s possible to buy signed copies of the books on this page from my local bookshop, by clicking on the “Buy a signed copy” link. My books on this page are grouped by their illustrators. Select by category, or click an example cover or a name to see more, or just scroll down.

Picture Books

Fiction

Early Readers

Poetry

Educational

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

But Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for, and comes to realise how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home shores to join the circus, but she soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?

The Rhyming Rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit

Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. So one night he decides to take his talent elsewhere. And that’s how his underground adventure begins  . . . 

The Princess and the Wizard

The Princess and the Wizard

But each time Princess Eliza changes – into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat – the wicked finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday...

Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

When the little hermit crab does find a shell he doesn’t want to share it – not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. Join Crab, Blob and Brush in the rock pool for a story of sea, shells and friendship.

The Brownie King

The Brownie King

A rhyming story bringing in lots of “ou” and “ow” vowels. Two children release the little brownie King from a teapot, and as a reward he turns them into various animals.

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all.

The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

The grumpy Go-Away bird sends all the other birds packing, but when the dangerous Get-You bird comes along she realises that she might need some friends after all.

Animalphabet

Animalphabet

An alphabet of animals with fold out flaps and shaped pages, written as a rhyming guessing game. Animalphabet was a winner in the 2018 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Awards.