David Baddiel Collection 7 Books Set – Ages 8-13 – Paperback



Titles In This Set:

1. The Parent Agency
2. The Person Controller
3. AniMalcolm
4. Head Kid
5.Birthday Boy
6.The Taylor TurboChaser
7.The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous


The Parent Agency
Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact its number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) being boring and 3) always being tired.

But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents dont have children. Thats far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.

For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple

The Person Controller
Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that’s impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren’t that good, however, at much else like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies.

Then, they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesn’t look like any other controller they’ve ever seen. And it doesn’t control any of their usual games. When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that

Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to oh no. A farm.

Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what its really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

Head Kid
Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But theres one big problem: Ryan Ward.

The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise and Ryans when they swap bodies.

Now Ryan is Head Teacher and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. Its every naughty kids dream!

But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess and only its worst ever pupil can fix it

Birthday Boy
What if it was every day?

This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything.

He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day.

So, at first, its quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again

But its not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays.

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for

The Taylor TurboChaser
At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars, and dreams of being a driver. But theres a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel. When Amy finally gets a new electric one, its exciting at first.

But standard engines only have so much power. And thats where Rahul comes in Amys best friend and genius inventor. Soon Rahul turns a wheelchair into a supercar!

And so the Taylor TurboChaser is born. But when it all goes suddenly wrong Amy is going to have to hit the road and drive

The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous
Nothing extraordinary has ever happened to Billy Smith. In fact, every single thing about him is ordinary, including his name. But when a documentary crew turns up at Billys school to film the new TV series School Daze, everything changes.

Billy shouldnt stand out: all the other kids are much more interesting than him. But when remixes of his boring class presentation go viral, Billy finds himself accidentally an overnight star. With his friends Bo and Rinor by his side, his life turns into a whirlwind of red carpets, TV shows, albums and even the possibility of meeting Sunshine De Marto the coolest girl on the planet. But as everyone knows, fame comes with a price

The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous is an epically entertaining tale, brought to life with illustrations by the brilliant Steven Lenton, which asks the question what if everyone suddenly knew your name?