David Roberts - Hachette Children's Group

David Roberts



David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of Dirty Bertie and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling artist of picture books IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT and ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER. David lives in London.

Orion Children's Books

The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

Orion Children's Books

The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity... Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?Another fantastic story for younger readers from Sally Gardner, winner of the COSTA BOOK AWARD 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts. If you loved David Walliams's GANGSTA GRANNY, you'll love these hilarious tales of mischief, mayhem, magic and mystery.Read by Simon Russell Beale(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Orion Children's Books

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet.

Orion Children's Books

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.

Orion Children's Books

Three Pickled Herrings

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play. Now they have not one, but three pickled herrings to deal with! Can they solve the mystery of who is stealing people's luck before the meddling fairy goes too far?

Orion Children's Books

Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Quercus Children's Books

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties Collection

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

Comprising Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, Ghostly Holler-Day and School of Meanies, this collection introduces readers to Humphrey Bump, Wither, Charlie Vapour, Pamela Fraidy and Tabitha Tumbly. Follow the ghosties' adventures as they try to convince us still-alives that though they may be dead, they are in fact frightfully friendly!

Quercus Children's Books

Phantom Pirates

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts
Quercus Children's Books

Ghostly Holler-Day

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts
Quercus Children's Books

Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts

Tabitha Tumbly, Charlie Vapour, Rusty Chains and friends can't understand why the still-alives in their house are so mean. When Pamela Fraidy gets locked in the attic by a still-alive, the ghosties are determined to make the still-alives like them. But the more friendly they are - hiding under beds and rushing out to read them a bed-time story, rushing down the chimney to say hello, the meaner the still-alives become; they even go so far as to run out of rooms shrieking!When the family start putting nasty garlic around the house and then call in a priest, the ghostie gloves are off: Tabitha and Charlie decide to call in The Ghoul to sort out the still-alives once and for all: But could the terrifying ghoul prove much more than even the ghosties bargained for?

Quercus Children's Books

School of Meanies

Daren King, David Roberts
Contributors:
Daren King, David Roberts
Hodder Children's Books

Holiday Mania at the House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts

Looking after the House of Fun can be a hard job, now the Spoonheads have sucked up all the grown-ups into their space zoo. Stinky and Icky decide they need a holiday. But it's not as simple as that. Stinky doesn't seem to have a spare pair of pants. And when Bryan and Icky shrink to the size of nits, they face a bizarre and dangerous journey ...

Hodder Children's Books

Crazy Party at the House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts
Hodder Children's Books

Stinky Finger's House of Fun

Jon Blake, David Roberts
Contributors:
Jon Blake, David Roberts