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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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The Magic Sword

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.

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Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie needs ideas for a costume, and when she sees a beautiful princess dress in a painting it seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix . . . 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous Spanish paintings: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita and Philip IV of Spain by Velazquez, Manuel Osorio Manrique from Zuniga and The Parasol by Goya, and A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Katie and the Mona Lisa

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James Mayhew
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Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book.When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? 'Wonderful ... magical ... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift' - Parents in Touch.

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Katie and the Waterlily Pond

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Katie desperately wants to win the art competition at the gallery. She just has to create a painting in the style of Monet. That should be easy . . . right? Wherever you find Katie, you'll find fun close behind!Learn all about Monet with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces:In the Woods at GivernyBathers at La GrenouilléreThe Rue Montorguiel, ParisPath Through the PoppiesThe Waterlily Pond

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Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When Katie visits an art gallery for the first time with Grandma, she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her . . . Expect a little bit of mischief, a lot of cream cakes and even a friendly tiger! 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in TouchThis first introduction to art, features five great masterpieces: The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau and Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book.With so much to see and do in Scotland, it's lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour - with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow's Kelingrove Park, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, Scotland's National Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby.'A delightful tale with superb illustrations' - The Scots Magazine

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Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie would love to grow her own flowers, so when she sees some seeds in Van Gogh's Sunflowers masterpiece she can't resist reaching in and grabbing some . . . Mimi, a little girl from a painting nearby, comes to help, but when Mimi's dog Zazou comes too disaster follows! 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous post-impressionist paintings: Sunflowers and Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh, Breton Girls Dancing and Tahitian Pastorals by Paul Gauguin and Still Life, with Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.

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Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy

People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.

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Katie In London

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London's most famous sights!When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the London Eye.'London comes to life in this magical adventure' - Independent Featuring many of London's key landmarks, this storybook has become a bestselling introduction to London, and is perfect for children visiting the city for the first time.

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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn the story behind Swan Lake.

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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball?Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?

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Boy

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - but he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking for the perfect place that is all his own. But in a world full of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place that's just right for him?

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When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
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James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner

Poor little Dragon just can't get to sleep, no matter how hard he tries. Instead, what he'd really like to do is dance through the moonlight and play games in the starlit sky with the fairies . . . but will they let him?This book will be perfect at bedtimes for settling sleepyheads down for the night.Another beautifully written, velvety verse from James Mayhew with beautiful illustrations from Lindsey Gardiner who won the Richard and Judy prize with her Poppy and Max characters.

James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.