Hi everyone!

Tell me...

What do you like best about Danny Baker Record Breaker?

Who's your favourite character?

Have YOU ever attempted a World Record?

Are you a superhero? 

What superpower do you have?

                                What's your funniest joke?

Leave me a message - I'd love to hear from you!

But remember, kids, I can only answer your comments HERE on my Message Board, so please don't send me your email or home address!

What to do about Record-Breaking:

Don't forget, kids - the Danny Baker books are just stories! If you want to try to break a real world record, get in touch with the Guinness Book of Records first, and check with them before you start. They'll tell you what the record is, and what you need to do to beat it!

Comments: 1019
  • #1019

    Steve (Sunday, 06 March 2016 16:13)

    Hi Sally,
    thanks for leaving your message. I had a lovely morning at Haveley Hey - the kids were fab. I remember Oliver, of course, as he shares the name of my hero! I'm glad he's enjoying the book, and hope he likes the others.
    Keep reading, Oliver, and remember - no fibbing :)

  • #1018

    Sally Brown (Saturday, 05 March 2016 11:36)

    Hi Steve, my son Oliver loved meeting you yesterday at Haveley Hey School, he is enjoying reading clash of the mega robots. He is looking forward to buying some more of your books.

  • #1017

    Steve (Tuesday, 01 March 2016 22:17)

    Hi Madeleine,
    Thanks for such a brilliant message. I can tell you like writing :)

    It's great that you like to read so much, because if you want to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader too. And it's great that you like to read my books so much, but I don't want you spoiling your school work by staying up so late. Please don't do it. It's not good for you. I never stay up until 1am, because if I did, I would be too tired to write my stories. Like you, I usually read just before I go to sleep, but I don't read more than a chapter. If it finishes on a cliffhanger, then I make myself put the book down and look forward all the next day to reading the next chapter the next night.

    I'm sorry to tell you I'm not writing any more Oliver Fibbs books. I have just finished the first book in a new series about a new hero, but haven't shown it to my publisher yet, so I don't even know if they'll like it or not. If they do, it probably won't be in bookshops until next year, so why don't you try a couple of my favourite authors, like Kate Pankhurst's Mariella Mystery books (Kate did the fab pictures in Danny Baker!), or Mo O'Hara's My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish books, and the Penny Dreadful series by Joanna Nadin. They are really funny.

    Thanks for the message, Madeleine, and keep reading (just not so late at night!!!)


  • #1016

    Madeleine (Sunday, 28 February 2016 19:24)

    Hi Steve
    I'm one of your biggest fans I absolutely love your books so much I accidentally stay up until about 1am because I can't put your books down and then absolutely shattered the next morning and I nearly fall asleep in class! Please can you write another Oliver fibs book I absolutely love them like I really really really like them and there like my favourite books but the thing is I've read them all 500 times and I really like reading and I love love love your books so much I never get bored of them! I love writing and I feel really comfortable and I can just relax when I'm writing and forget about everything! Also my brother is always asking to read the books but I reply "No back off there mine!" Because I like reading them every morning and every night! My mums complaining that I get to tired every day and she makes sure I go to bed earlier now and that I go to sleep straight away but I can't get to sleep because 1. It's really early and 2. Reading always tires me out and I'm used to getting to sleep late what should I do? I'm ready your book right now, the worlds biggest bogey I find it hilarious!!

  • #1015

    Steve (Wednesday, 24 February 2016 09:32)

    Hi Helen,
    thanks for getting in touch and asking me to visit your school. I'm sorry to reply like this, but you didn't leave a contact address so I can't reply privately.
    Unfortunately, I'm already fully booked for world book week. As you can imagine, it's an extremely popular time to have an author visit, so you normally have to book months in advance to get one. Try Contact an Author, or Authors Aloud. They have hundreds of writers and illustrators registered for events.
    For personal and professional reasons, I'm not doing any new visits for the foreseeable future.
    Good luck!

  • #1014

    Helen Swansbury (Monday, 22 February 2016 23:14)

    Hi Steve,
    We are celebrating World Book Day on the 3rd March at our school in Euxton, Chorley and wondered, if you were on a creative break, whether you would be able to come and visit us and inspire our budding writers?

  • #1013

    Steve (Friday, 29 January 2016)

    Hi Leah! Thank you so much for leaving such a nice message! I'm really glad you've discovered my books and enjoy them so much. I think of all the characters in my books, Danny is my favourite too. He'd be a brilliant brother, wouldn't he? Although Natalie doesn't seem to think so!

    I'm writing a new series with a new hero right now, but it probably won't be in the shops for a few months yet. It takes a long time to make a book!

    Keep reading! Wonderfluff!

  • #1012

    Leah (Thursday, 28 January 2016 21:49)

    Hi Steve I have only just started reading your books and I love them.I think your best book is The Wibbly Wobbly jelly belly flop.When is your next book coming out? I really want to really want to read it.My fave character is Danny

  • #1011

    Steve (Monday, 11 January 2016 12:03)

    Hi Madeleine,
    I know what you mean about not writing - I try to write every day, and I hate it when I can't. The easiest way to come up with new ideas is to play the What if? game. Look around you, take something ordinary, and change one thing about it. For example, What if your shoes got stuck to your feet and began to take you places you didn't want to go? What if you find out your mum and dad are vampires, and you never knew? And so on . . .
    I'm writing the first book of a new series just now. I'm not sure when it will come out in bookshops - probably the end of this year or the beginning of 2017. As soon as I know, I'll put the news on my website.
    Happy writing!

  • #1010

    Madeleine (Sunday, 10 January 2016 17:28)

    Hi Steve I really like your books I've met you before but that was when I was in year 4 I'm im year 6 now I always write but I'm stuck on ideas for my next one please help me it doesn't feel the same not writing xxxx
    Pants on fire

    P.s when's your next book coming out I really want another one to come out!!

  • #1009

    Steve (Sunday, 01 November 2015 13:42)

    Hi Petunia,
    If you want to be a writer, you've got to keep writing. And enjoy it!
    Good luck,

  • #1008

    Petunia (Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:13)

    Dear Mr. Steve,
    I just love writers like you, I want to be a writer when I grow up.
    Sincerely Petunia

  • #1007

    Steve (Tuesday, 27 October 2015 22:50)

    Hi Jack,
    I'm writing the first book of a new series right now, with a new hero. I can't tell you what it's about yet, as it's a big secret. I hope it will be in the shops about this time next year, so keep a look out.
    Hope you're enjoying high school!

  • #1006

    jack godfrey (Friday, 23 October 2015 19:51)

    HI steve it me again the person who help the power point thing i just want to say when your next book out? i interested also i at high school now

  • #1005

    Steve (Friday, 23 October 2015 17:24)

    Hi Apichai! Great jokes! Here's one for you:
    Q. What do you call a fly with no wings?
    A: A walk!
    Thanks for the jokes,

  • #1004

    Apichai (Monday, 19 October 2015 13:04)

    This hahahahahahahahahahahaha time!
    Q. What do you get if you cross a dog and a cat?
    A. A animal that chases itself!
    Q. Who sells ice cream faster than a speeding bullet?
    A. Scooperman! $$
    Q. Who tells silly jokes?
    A. Me! :)

  • #1003

    Steve (Thursday, 20 August 2015 00:05)

    Hi William,
    I'm dead chuffed you like Danny and Matthew - they were terrific, fun characters to write. Unfortunately, I will not be writing any more Danny Baker books, so you'll have to just stick with the 7 books that are in the series. I'm writing a new story at the moment, with a new hero, but can't tell you anything about it - it's Top Secret!
    Thanks for leaving a message!

  • #1002

    William Ahmed (Monday, 17 August 2015 07:47)

    Hello Steve, your books make me laugh out loud a lot, especially at the hilarious antics of Danny and Matthew! I'm looking forward to reading your next Danny Baker book soon!

    PS: I am really, really looking forward to hearing your reply soon.

  • #1001

    Steve Hartley (Monday, 10 August 2015 11:07)

    Hi Dante,
    Thanks for leaving a message. Of course I remember St Edmunds - as I think I told you all, I grew up not far from your school, so I know Monsall very well. I'm glad you enjoyed my visit. Keep reading and have fun in your new school.

  • #1000

    dante (Sunday, 09 August 2015 21:09)

    hi steve you may or may not remember st edmunds primary school in monsall but if you do i would just like to say thank you and we do hope yopu could come again we had sooooooo much fun i was in year five when you came but im now in year 7n thank you steve
    dante healey
    St Edmunds RCPS Monsall

  • #999

    Steve Hartley (Monday, 03 August 2015 13:18)

    Hi Isla!
    Fab! Hope you enjoyed my visit.

  • #998

    isla (Sunday, 02 August 2015 12:12)

    hi you came to my school

  • #997

    Steve Hartley (Monday, 20 July 2015 14:29)

    Pants on fire, Olive!
    Thanks for leaving a message. I'm really pleased you like reading my books. I'm trying to write a new series about a new hero, so hopefully you will like that one too when it comes out.
    I have been to Germany once in my life, when I was about 9 years old, so it would be nice to visit your school. However, as I'm sure you know, Germany is a long way from Lancashire in England, so it would be a bit difficult :)
    Auf Wiedersehen, Olive, and keep reading!

  • #996

    Olive (Sunday, 19 July 2015 21:24)

    HI Steve. I love reading your books. They are so exiting and funny. I am writing from Germany. I wish you could come to my school. My favorite is the Oliver Fibbs Series

  • #995

    Steve Hartley (Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:03)

    Hi Megan,
    I'm glad you enjoyed our show so much. We had a lovely time at Great Harwood. Have a good summer, and make sure you do the Lancashire Reading Journey - maybe you could read one of my books for that!

  • #994

    Megan (Monday, 13 July 2015 16:58)

    hey Steve you came to my school today, [Great Harwood Primary School] you and your daughter, Connie were amazing. I am definitely going to try out some of your books!!!

  • #993

    Steve Hartley (Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:54)

    Hi Tracy!
    Thanks for leaving such a lovely message. You are the first person to write to me from Hong Kong! Your English is great - it's better than mine!
    I'm glad you liked The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop, it's got two of my favourite Danny Baker stories in it: the Baffled Brain Boffins (with the gobbledegook), and The Pain in Spain (with the budgerigar!).
    It would be wonderful to come to your school for bookworm week, but I live on the other side of the world, and I would have to be home in time for tea!!!
    Say hello to Caleb - I hope he enjoys the book too. Keep loving your reading, and I hope you get the chance to read some more of my stories.

  • #992

    Tracy Lo (Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:12)

    (Sunday,24 mAY 2015)
    Dear Steave Hartley,
    Hello,I'm writing from Hong Kong.I read the"The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop",it was very funny and I like it so so so much,I wish to read much more of your books,i also recommended my friend Caleb to read it because he was a funny person.

    I hope that one day,I will meet you and be a author like you,it would be great if you would keep on writing funny books while I keep on reading your books(I'm a book lover)and leaning new english words.Also,it would be a horner if you could maybe come to hk to our school(Lutheran Academy,yuen long)in our bookworm week and talk about yourself and how you think of the ideas to create these funny books.
    Hope to hear from you!!!(it dosn't really matter if you aren't going to come!)

  • #991

    Steven Hartley (Saturday, 02 May 2015 17:07)

    Hi Bridie
    I'm really pleased you enjoyed The World's Biggest Bogey so much! I'm afraid I can't send you a book though, as I only write the books - I don't sell them!

    Hi Dominic
    Great to hear from a penguin fan! I like The Abominable Snow Penguin too :)

  • #990

    dominic potgieter (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 20:41)

    I like your abominable snow penguin book you are a amazing p.s pants on fire

  • #989

    bridie hindmarch (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 18:58)

    dear Steve hartley,
    i really love your book THE WORLDS BIGGEST BOGEY i've read it about 100 times and its funny your better than anyone you should be the king of books cos your so good you should be like Danny baker you should break the world record of THE BEST AUTHOR IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! will you send me the book the worlds stickiest earwax answer me back and i'll send address bye for now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #988

    Steve Hartley (Sunday, 05 April 2015 21:23)

    Hello Jieseob Kim,
    Thank you so much for writing to me. You are the first of my readers from Korea to leave a message, and I'm so glad you liked The World's Biggest Bogey. I have a Korean copy of the book here, but I can't read (or speak!) your language. It's good to find out what the title means!
    Your English is amazing. I think you could read my books now - they don't have too many difficult words in them.
    It's great that you want to be a writer - making stories, and making readers happy, is the best thing I have ever done. Maybe one day I will read one of your books!
    Thank you again for leaving your message.
    Keep studying hard, and keep reading!

  • #987

    Jieseob Kim (Friday, 03 April 2015 15:07)

    Dear Steve Hartley
    Hello!!! I'm writing from Seoul, Korea. I read The world's Biggest Bogey in Korean. In Korean, the title is "until the day to make a world's new record." It was very fun, and I like it so much. I recommended my mom to read it.
    I'll study English harder because I'd like to read your other books in English. One day, I wish to meet you, and I hope I will be an auther like you.
    from Jieseob Kim

  • #986

    Steve Hartley (Sunday, 08 March 2015 18:17)

    Hi Tom,
    I'm sooooooo pleased . . . thrilled . . . happy . . . and drainpipe that my books have shown you how much fun reading can be!
    I'm also sooooooo sorry that I'm not doing any more Oliver Fibbs stories. I am writing a new series at the moment. I can't tell you anything about it, because it's TOP SECRET, but there'll be fun and excitement, just like in the Oliver Fibbs books.
    If you like my stories so much, why not try one of the Danny Baker Record Breaker books - they are very silly, and I love them!
    Please say hiya, hello, and plum pudding to your mum. She must be a brilliant and beautiful lady, with great taste :)
    Thanks for writing to me Tom, and please keep reading.
    Pants on fire!

  • #985

    Steve Hartley (Sunday, 08 March 2015 17:58)

    Hi Naomi, I'm glad you like my books - they make me laugh too!

  • #984

    Tom Hopkins (Friday, 06 March 2015 21:09)

    Dear Steve Hartley, this is one of your biggest fans! I love reading Oliver Fibbs books, and I love hearing his fibs I mean stories. My mum loves the conversations between Constanza and Miss Wilkins with the strange word added in at the end and it makes her laugh. Please tell me when there will be another Oliver Fibbs book coming out. And please write more they are amazing! from Tom (p.s. I didn't like reading until I found your books)

  • #983

    Naomi from armitage (Thursday, 05 March 2015 21:05)

    Hi Steve your books are so amazing! I just love the way they are sooo funny:-)

  • #982

    Steve Hartley (Thursday, 05 March 2015 19:25)

    Hi Ben and Kimberley.
    Thanks for your messages. I had a brilliant day at Armitage Primary. 15 teachers in a big pair of pants is pretty memorable, isn't it? I'm glad you both enjoy my books too - keep reading!
    Pants on fire!

  • #981

    Kimberley from armitage (Tuesday, 03 March 2015 20:23)

    hi I really enjoyed your workshop today my favourite book is the clash of the mega robot. I still remember one of your rules of how to write a good story
    Always start with a guest ion to hook the reader
    I can never forget the moment when the teacher got into the pair of giant nickers
    Hope to see you again

  • #980

    Ben (Tuesday, 03 March 2015 20:07)

    Your the best steve hartley!

  • #979

    Steve Hartley (Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:35)

    Hi Orran!
    I'm really pleased you enjoyed "The World's Awesomest Airbarf" so much. The Pain in Spain story is one of my favourite Danny Baker stories - I loved writing the Sally Butterworth character (that's why I brought her back in a couple of other books). The silly budgie costume that Danny has to wear still makes me laugh!
    Keep reading, Orran. Thanks for leaving a message.

  • #978

    orran (Monday, 16 February 2015 18:39)

    i love your book "worlds awesomest air-barf. I've read it roughly 7 times!about 2 on my favourest books(and read alot!)ace website by the way please reply

  • #977

    Steve Hartley (Friday, 06 February 2015 23:59)

    Hi Kyra! Of course I remember you - how could I forget someone with such fantastic hair? I hope you enjoyed my visit to your school. I had a brilliant time. See yaaaw!

  • #976

    kyra (Friday, 06 February 2015 17:11)

    Hi you just went to my school St Johns I'm that ginger girl remember me??

  • #975

    Steve Hartley (Thursday, 08 January 2015 23:24)

    Thanks, Darrel!!!

  • #974

    darrel (Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:40)

    your funny

  • #973

    Steve Hartley (Wednesday, 24 December 2014 19:46)

    Hi Lucie. 15 times??? I hope you liked it!!! I thought your idea about a zombie take-over being fought off with ballet shoes was incredible. Unfortunately, the Oliver Fibbs series is finished now. Why don't you write the story?
    Merry Christmas!

  • #972

    lucie barrett (Monday, 22 December 2014 17:28)

    hi steve,
    i have read your abominable snow penguin book at least 15 times since december 1st! merry xmas!

    p.s. do you like my idea i posted a while ago?

  • #971

    Steve Hartley (Sunday, 30 November 2014 21:31)

    Saddlebags Molly! I hope you enjoy The World's Awesomest Airbarf - it's one of my favourites because you get to meet Drainy Babbler - I mean Danny Baker's - girlfriend! Wonderfluff!
    Ding dong,

  • #970

    Molly (Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:37)

    saddlebags i have finished the windiest baby ever and i am in the middle of the abominable snow penguin .I have bought the biggest air barf.Ding Dong Molly,LAIR LAIR pants on Fire!!!!!!!! Wonderfluff!!!!!!