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Diana Noonan

Author of The Best-loved Bear

225 Works 1,503 Members 11 Reviews

About the Author

Diana Noonan is a children's writer. She has published over 100 titles for children, from young adult novels to picture books for learner readers. She has also written for radio, television and film and was writer in residence at the Dunedin College of Education in 1993. Noonan has won several show more national awards and has had four titles shortlisted for New Zealand children's literature prizes. Her title, Quaky Cat Helps Out, made The New Zealand Best Seller List 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Diana Noonan

The Best-loved Bear (1994) 122 copies
Quaky Cat (1970) 37 copies
Trees Belong to Everyone (1600) 28 copies
Birds' nests (1995) 27 copies
The Best-dressed Bear (2002) 20 copies
Skeletons (2004) 19 copies
A Dolphin in the Bay (1993) 19 copies
Bird Beaks (1993) 17 copies
Baby and me (1993) 17 copies
A Fire At the Zoo (1996) 17 copies
Old Green Machine (1993) 16 copies
People Who Predict (2008) 15 copies
Don't shout! (2003) 15 copies
Hay Making (1993) 14 copies
Oatmeal (1993) 13 copies
Skin, Skin (1993) 13 copies
What if- ? (1999) 12 copies
Auntie Rosie and the Rabbit (2002) 12 copies
Oswald Bear's Adventure (1992) 12 copies
A Whistle from the Blunder (2000) 11 copies
A Crocodile to Tea (1993) 11 copies
The Birthday Bicycle (1993) 11 copies
Milking (Wonder World) (1993) 11 copies
Too Little (1996) 11 copies
Double Switch (1999) 10 copies
All About Bicycles (1996) 10 copies
The dragon's egg (1992) 10 copies
After the Dinosaurs (1996) 10 copies
Snakes (1997) 10 copies
Giant's Stew (1996) 9 copies
Making Friends (1996) 9 copies
The pyjama hunt (1998) 8 copies
On the Move (1994) 8 copies
Wild Cats (1996) 8 copies
Packing (Foundations) (1996) 8 copies
The Desert Machine (1998) 6 copies
The Picnic (1995) 6 copies
Who's Maxwell? (1993) 6 copies
The whalers' garden (1994) 6 copies
The silent people (1990) 6 copies
How do you say "hello"? (2001) 6 copies
Storm! (1995) 6 copies
Dear Tom (1996) 5 copies
It's my bread (1997) 5 copies
Gladys and Max Love Bob (1992) 5 copies
What's Up? (1997) 5 copies
A Cupboard Full of Summer (1995) 5 copies
Can You Do This? (2010) 5 copies
The Bag (2005) 5 copies
Donkeys (Voyages) (1994) 5 copies
The Last Steam Train (1992) 5 copies
Grow It Back! (2010) 5 copies
Bird-watcher (1995) 5 copies
The emperor penguin (1999) 5 copies
Come down, Golden (2011) 5 copies
The picnic in the sky (1997) 5 copies
Chocolate! (Bug Club) (2010) 4 copies
I Know That Tune! (1997) 4 copies
My Chair (1997) 4 copies
A Storm on the Beach (1992) 4 copies
The teddy snatcher (1993) 4 copies
The NZ Kids' Garden (2010) 4 copies
Leaving the Snow Country (1991) 4 copies
The Frog (Life Cycles) (2002) 4 copies
Mrs. Barnett's Birthday (1996) 4 copies
Potatoes, Potatoes (1995) 4 copies
I spy a fly (1994) 4 copies
The rocky shore (1996) 4 copies
A sonnet for the city (1992) 4 copies
Which animal? (2013) 3 copies
A House with Character (2001) 3 copies
Hercules (1996) 3 copies
Underground (2019) 3 copies
Busking (1997) 3 copies
STOP! (1995) 3 copies
The Great Bean Race (1999) 3 copies
Edmond went splash (2001) 3 copies
The kangaroo (1999) 3 copies
TRAFFIC LIGHT SANDWICH (1996) 3 copies
Half my Life (2020) 3 copies
The butterfly (1999) 3 copies
Mrs Brown's Birthday (2019) 3 copies
The Lunchbox (1995) 2 copies
Ouch! (2004) 2 copies
VR-OO-M! (2015) 2 copies
Our Solar System (1995) 2 copies
Flightless Birds (2014) 2 copies
Color it My Way! (1999) 2 copies
Win! Win! (2008) 2 copies
Fun Festivals (Bug Club) (2010) 2 copies
Treetop treasure (2011) 2 copies
Dangerous Work (2000) 2 copies
Deadbeat (1995) 2 copies
Google Eyes (Kiwi Bites) (2007) 2 copies
What Would You Do? (1992) 2 copies
Under the City (2002) 2 copies
Our Moon (2016) 2 copies
Yum, yum! (2011) 2 copies
Hello, Dad (1997) 2 copies
At the Fun Fair (2010) 2 copies
The Garden (1996) 2 copies
Donkey Work (1996) 2 copies
The Indoor Forest (2015) 1 copy
Fly, Baby Birds! (2013) 1 copy
Percy to the Rescue (2015) 1 copy
The best-behaved bear (2014) 1 copy
The Deer (1994) 1 copy
Birds' Nest 1 copy
Pedal Power 1 copy
Yum! Yum! 1 copy
The Desert Machine (2015) 1 copy
Long-Distance Running (2015) 1 copy
Mama, Papa y Tito (2008) 1 copy
Lift-Off: Fluency (1999) 1 copy
Whizz, Click: Fluency (1999) 1 copy
2 of Everything (1998) 1 copy
The Old Things (2010) 1 copy
Be a Pirate (Bug Club) (2010) 1 copy
Oh, no! 1 copy
What If ...? 1 copy
Bludger 1 copy
Storm Storm! 1 copy
Sheeba (2005) 1 copy
The green turtle (2002) 1 copy
Goodbye Toss (1993) 1 copy
The Field (1996) 1 copy
Porridge (1993) 1 copy
Open It! (1996) 1 copy
Don't Shout 1 copy
The Storm (2015) 1 copy
Busking 1 copy

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Birthdate
1960
Gender
female
Nationality
New Zealand

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This book explores sequences and order of events in planting a strawberry plant. It is great for learning about a process. It encourages readers to ask questions. The process may not be clear for example adding olld newspaper to the soil, so a reader may do further research.
 
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jdavis75 | Oct 22, 2019 |
Introduces children to the amazing world of small animals. Stunning photography and easy to read text combine to inform and surprise young naturalists with fascinating details about everyday animals.
A garden in a zoo. Go hunting under leaves and on plants. You'll find strange creatures are living right outside your door!
 
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Trentham | Sep 14, 2019 |
An expository text showing how the shape and use of a bird's beak varies according to the food they eat.
 
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Trentham | Sep 13, 2019 |
This story is about a little boy named Tim who had a stuffed animal bear named Toby. One day Tim finds out that there is going to be a bear competition at his school. Upon hearing this, Tim feels embarrassed by Toby because he is very worn out with ice cream on his face and stuffing coming out his sides. He tries to fix toby and wash his fur but still he looked old and worn. In the end Toby ends up winning 1st place in the bear competition for having the best loved bear.
 
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laurenmaune | 1 other review | Dec 3, 2015 |

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Statistics

Works
225
Members
1,503
Popularity
#17,097
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
11
ISBNs
525
Languages
4

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