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Get Colouring with Katie

James Mayhew
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The Magic Sword

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Full colour red Early Reader about the legendary Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, written and illustrated by James Mayhew.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Long ago, in the days of knights and castles and magic, there lived a wizard called Merlin. One night, in a churchyard in London, Merlin casts a spell on a sword. He pushes it into a stone and writes magic words, saying: He who pulls this sword out of the stone, is the true King of England. Then Merlin waits for the boy who will be king. Full colour Early Reader edition of the popular myth about the sword in the stone.

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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 Mona Lisa

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 the Mona Lisa's smile goes missing, it's up to Katie to help find it again. On the way, they meet a princess, a dragon, a winged lion and an angel. But can Katie make the Mona Lisa smile again?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Italian Renaissance art features five great masterpieces: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio and An Angel in Red with a Lute by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis.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 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 and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
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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 Bathers

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! On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bathers in a cool river proves too tempting for Katie, and so she dives straight into the picture! But Katie doesn't just cause a splash - she causes a flood! Paddling with new friends might be fun, but how will Katie stop the water pouring into the gallery?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Pointillism features five great masterpieces: Bathers at Asnieres, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Port of Honfleur by Georges Seurat, Woman Hanging up the Washing by Camille Pissarro and Portrait of Felix Feneon by Paul Signac.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 Spanish PrincessKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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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

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Miranda is on a desert island - all by herself! Luckily she has some very clever ideas...A full-colour blue Early Reader edition of this classic story, written and illustrated by James Mayhew.

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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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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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Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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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
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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 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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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Boy

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
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James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner

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.