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Orchard Stories, Rhymes and Fun for the Very Young

Margaret Mayo
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Margaret Mayo

Enjoy story time together with this colourful collection of favourite rhymes, lively short stories and original poems.Bursting with rhythm, sound, colour and fun, there's something new to discover on each page, from lively short stories to bouncy rhymes and poems. Created by Margaret Mayo, a much-loved storyteller for the very young, it contains family favourites, such as Five Little Ducks and Speckledy Hen Bakes a Cake; as well as her own fun twists on traditional stories and rhymes, including This Little Piggy and The Enormous Turnip. With bright bold artwork from over twenty leading children's illustrators - including the best-selling Lydia Monks, Lauren Child and Tony Ross - and a foiled hardback cover, this fun-packed nursery collection is a book for every family, to be loved, shared and treasured.

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My Unwilling Witch Flies High

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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My Unwilling Witch Starts a Fun Park

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

Meet Rumblewick, HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITCH'S FAMILIAR to the MOST UNWILLING WITCH IN WITCHDOM. No wonder he uses every spare moment to scribble away in his diaries. It's the only way he keeps from going totally bats on a broomstick! This hilarious laugh-out-loud adventure, packed with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, is one of eight books in the Rumblewick Diaries series, from award-winning author, Hiawyn Oram.Now, in this particular book... Can you believe THIS? Haggy Aggy's only been witch-napped and put to work spelling a broken-down Amusement Park into the Scariest Fun Park Ever. All I can say is SOCKS, TADPOLES IN SOCKS and HELP!

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My Unwilling Witch Starts a Girl Band

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

Meet Rumblewick, HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITCH'S FAMILIAR to the MOST UNWILLING WITCH IN WITCHDOM. No wonder he uses every spare moment to scribble away in his diaries. It's the only way he keeps from going totally bats on a broomstick! This hilarious laugh-out-loud adventure, packed with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, is one of eight books in the Rumblewick Diaries series, from award-winning author, Hiawyn Oram.Now, in this particular book... Is HAGGY AGGY totally bats on a broomstick in a burning belfry or WHAT? She's only starting a GIRL BAND and I have to be in it even though it is as clear as new moonlight - I AM NOT A GIRL! HELP!

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My Unwilling Witch Gets A Makeover

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

Meet Rumblewick, HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITCH'S FAMILIAR to the MOST UNWILLING WITCH IN WITCHDOM. No wonder he uses every spare moment to scribble away in his diaries. It's the only way he keeps from going totally bats on a broomstick! This hilarious laugh-out-loud adventure, packed with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, is one of eight books in the Rumblewick Diaries series, from award-winning author, Hiawyn Oram.Now in this particular book... Haggy Aggy wants a TOTAL MAKEOVER so she can become a SLINKY OTHERSIDE SUPERMODEL in top-to-toe PINK. Urggh! All I can say is SOCKS and HELP!

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My Unwilling Witch Sleeps Over

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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My Unwilling Witch Skates on Thin Ice

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton
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The Orchard Book Of Aesop's Fables

Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark
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Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark
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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

Penny Dann
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Penny Dann
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The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals

Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
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Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
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Orchard Books

Orchard Books offers the very best in children’s books for all ages. Our range is award-winning and sells all over the world. Younger readers can choose from favourite picture books such as Charlie and Lola, Dig, Dig Digging and Giraffes Can't Dance, older readers can escape in the fantasy of Rainbow Magic or Beast Quest, while teens can indulge in Gallagher Girls or Horowitz Horror. From the young, bright and bold to the edgy, glamorous and intense, Orchard Books provides a rich treasure-trove of titles.

Orchard Books

About Us

Orchard Books offers the very best in children’s books for all ages. Our range is award-winning and sells all over the world. Younger readers can choose from favourite picture books such as Charlie and Lola, Dig, Dig Digging and Giraffes Can't Dance, older readers can escape in the fantasy of Rainbow Magic or Beast Quest, while teens can indulge in Gallagher Girls or Horowitz Horror. From the young, bright and bold to the edgy, glamorous and intense, Orchard Books provides a rich treasure-trove of titles.

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Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta (born 1958, Naxxar, Malta) is a children's book author based in England.[1] The second of five brothers, he grew up speaking both English and Maltese. He attended Naxxar Primary School and later won a scholarship to St Aloysius' College (Malta), one of the most prestigious schools on the island. He developed a love of literature early on in life when he discovered the works of Maltese folklorist Manuel Magri, the legends of Father Peter Delia, the works of C.S. Lewis and a children's adventure story by local author Guze Galea called Ragel Bil-Ghaqal (A Serious Man). His first short novel, The Pirates of Pudding Beach, paid tribute to it. The author's parents, both extremely devout Catholics, discouraged his interest in the arts and censored most television programmes. The family did watch Italian television series, however, and the RAI adaptations of Emilio Salgari's novels about the Asian pirate Sandokan made a big impression on the young Pirotta, as did frequent reruns of neorealist classics, in particular Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine and Miracle in Milan. Pirotta also cites as visual influences the works of legendary film animator Ray Harryhausen and Alexander Korda, who produced the 1940 fantasy film The Thief of Baghdad, starring the South Asian actor Sabu. Rare visits to the cinema to watch Biblical epics like Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments were also to prove of lasting influence, which later led to an interest in the sword and sandal genre of movies and historical novels, especially the works of Rosemary Sutcliff. Having finished his secondary education at St. Aloysius, Pirotta enrolled in a hotel management course, but left during the second year, mainly due to bullying from fellow students, although during an interview with a local newspaper two years later he claimed that 'in a world where people are still dying of hunger and fighting for basic human rights, I don't want to waste my life deciding which wine goes with which fish.' He had a variety of jobs while attending a two year evening course at the Manoel Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts, Malta's national drama school. While in his second year, he wrote a children's radio play which he sold to a local station for £5. After graduating, he directed various plays at the Manoel Theatre and helped set up Malta's first youth theatre company, for which he adapted and produced several works. By now he had decided that his future lay in writing and in October 1981, he moved to the UK. His first job was directing three short plays for Moonshine Community Arts Workshop in London, an off-shoot of Brian Way's pioneering Theatre Centre. He also wrote a children's play based on a Maltese folk tale which toured various venues around London, including the Oval House and Jacksons Lane Community Centre.[2] This brought him to the attention of the Commonwealth Institute, where he worked as a workshop leader and storyteller till 1989 alongside other artists from the Commonwealth including the Guyanese poet John Agard. The children's play was subsequently published by Samuel French and Pirotta has since concentrated on writing. His first efforts were picture books but he soon moved into non-fiction, specialising in pirates and religious festivals. His Pirates and Treasure, published in the UK, the US, Russia and Sweden in 1995 is widely considered to be the first children's book about sea-robbers with a multi-cultural viewpoint. For a while he also wrote science books for the very young using the pen name Sam Godwin. A Seed In Need - a first look at life cycle of a flower - won him the 1998 English Association Award for best non-fiction picture book. After the success of his next two books, Turtle Bay and The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, Pirotta decided to write solely under his own name. Turtle Bay, published by Frances Lincoln in the UK and Farrar, Strauss, Giroux in the United States was selected by members of a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with The Children's Book Council (CBC) as a Notable Science Trade Book of 1998. He has since concentrated on retelling folktales, producing The Sleeping Princess with illustrator Emma Chichester Clarke in 2002; The Orchard Book Of First Greek Myths with Jan Lewis in 2003 (both books for Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Livre); Aesop's Fables [2006];Around the World in 80 Tales [2007], both illustrated by Richard Johnson and published by Kingfisher in the UK and the US. In 2008 he performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for the first time where his show was sold out. He writes in English and his books are produced mainly for the English-speaking market but they have been successfully published by major companies in various countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Rumania, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Korea. The author is now a British citizen and lives in Saltaire, Yorkshire. He is very much committed to empowering children to write and still performs workshops and story-making sessions in schools around the UK. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the SCBWI and the Scattered Authors' Society. In November 2010, Firebird was awarded an Aesop Accolade by the American Folklore Society. It shared the honour with Eric A. Kimmel's Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale and Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. ANTHOLOGIES Storyworld [illustrated by Fiona Small], Blackie & Sons, 1988 [re-issued as Tales From Around the World in 1994] Joy To The World - Christmas Stories from Around the Globe[illustrated by Sheila Moxley], Frances Lincoln/Harpercollins, 1998 The Sleeping Princess and other Fairy Tales from Grimm [illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark], Orchard Books 2002 [titled The MacElderry Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales in the US] The Orchard Book Of First Greek Myths [illustrated by Jan Lewis], Orchard Books, 2003 Once Upon A World[illustrated by Alan Marks], Watts/Sea to Sea Publications, 2004 Aesop's Fables [illustrated by Richard Johnson], Kingfisher 2005 Around The World in 80 Tales [illustrated by Richard Johnson], Kingfisher 2007 Children's Stories from the Bible (illustrated by Ian Andrew and Anne Yvonne Gilbert), Templar 2008 The Giant Book of Giants, Egmont Books, October 2011 PICTURE BOOKS Solomon's Secret [illustrated by Helen Cooper], Methuen/Dial 1989 Little Bird [illustrated by Steve Butler], Frances Lincoln/Tambourine 1992 Turtle Bay [illustrated by Nilesh Mistry], Frances Lincoln/Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998 [reissed as Turtle Watch, 2008] Patrick Paints A Picture [Illustrated by Linz West], Frances Lincoln 2008 Firebird [illustrated by Catherine Hyde], Templar Sept 2010 FORTHCOMING BOOKS The Orchard Book of Ballet Stories for the Very Young, Orchard Books, 2013 Grimm's Fairy Tales, a six-books series from Orchard Books, January 2012 October to March 2012

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Emma Dodd

Emma Dodd (born 1969) is an English illustrator and author. She is best known for her award-winning children's books published by Orchard Books, Templar Publishing, Penguin Books, Macmillan Publishers (United States), Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins (US) and Scholastic Corporation (US and UK). Emma Dodd was born in 1969 in Guildford, Surrey, the daughter of designers Robert Dodd and Fay Hillier. She attended Tormead School, Kingston Polytechnic, where she did a Foundation Course in Art and Design, and then Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London graduating in graphic design and illustration in 1992. During the early part of her career, Emma worked in advertising and editorial, for clients including Volvo, BMW, Pentagram (NYC and London), Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew), The Guardian, The Observer, Sunday Express and She Magazine. At the same time, she began to illustrate children’s books. Today, illustrating and writing children's picture books is the focus of Emma’s career. Emma Dodd illustrated the award-winning Amazing Baby series for Templar, was selected as a winner in the 2010 Booktrust Early Years Awards for I Love My Mummy, written by Giles Andreae (Purple Ronnie) and is nominated for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal for her book, I Love Bugs.[1][2] Emma has appeared at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Guildford Book Festival. Emma Dodd lives in Surrey with her husband, two children and their Jack Russell Terrier, Bart.[3] 2011 I Love my Daddy, Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae Roman Rescue, Templar Publishing, written by K.A. Gerrard 2010 I Love my Mummy, 2010, Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae 2011 I Love All Beasts.... Great and Small Beasts, Orchard Books 2010 You..., Templar Publishing Me..., Templar Publishing I Love Bugs, Orchard Books (nominated for 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal) Dot and Dash are Dressing Up, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Go To Bed, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Learn To Count, Scholastic Corporation Desert Discovery, Campbell Books Jungle Hide and Seek, Campbell Books 2009 I Don't Want a Cool Cat, Orchard Books Miaow said the Cow, Templar Publishing (shortlisted for the 2009 Booktrust Early Years Awards) Dot and Dash Love To Play, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Find a Friend, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Learn to Share, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Eat their Dinner, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash Make and Do, Scholastic Corporation Dot and Dash at the Beach, Scholastic Corporation Messy Fingers, Campbell Books 2008 I Don't Want a Posh Dog, Orchard Books Little Croc, Campbell Books Little Pup, Campbell Books Best Bear, Gullane Books 2007 I thought I saw a Dinosaur, Templar Publishing Sometimes..., Templar Publishing When..., Templar Publishing 2006 What Pet to Get?, Templar Publishing (shortlisted for the 2006 Booktrust Early Years Awards) Booktrust Early Years Awards 2010, I Love My Mummy (Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae)

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Hachette Children’s Books is one of the most successful children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award winning books for children of all ages and interests.