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Get Colouring with Katie

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's London Christmas

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James Mayhew
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Katie and the Waterlily Pond

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James Mayhew
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Miranda the Castaway

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James Mayhew
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Katie's Picture Show

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James Mayhew
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Katie in Scotland

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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

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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

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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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Katie and the Starry Night

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Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

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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 last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.

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When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
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James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
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Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Katie meets a real princess and discovers the incredible Spanish artists including Velazquez! Katie's very excited - her birthday is coming, and she'll be having a fancy dress party! What Katie would like more than anything, is to dress up as a princess, but Grandma can't seem to get her costume quite right! Perhaps a trip to the art gallery will provide some inspiration . . . Join Katie on her adventure inside five famous paintings as she gets to be a real princess for a day! The five masterpieces featured are:Portrait of the Infanta Margarita by Velazquez, Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga by Goya, The Parasol by Goya, A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo, Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver by Velazquez

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Katie and the Bathers

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Katie and the Mona Lisa

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James Mayhew

Five famous Italian Renaissance paintings come alive for Katie when she steps into the picture frames. What makes the Mona Lisa smile? Katie wants to find out so she climbs into the Leonardo Da Vinci painting. But the Mona Lisa is not really feeling very happy, so Katie tries to cheer her up . . . with disastrous results! Includes five masterpieces from five Italian Renaissance artists: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, An Angel in Red with a Lute by an associate of Leonardo, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio

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.