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Tom Thumb, the Tiny Spook

Laurence Anholt
Authors:
Laurence Anholt

Tiny Tom Thumb may be a ghost the size of a stick of gum, but he knows how to make a lot of scarily MASSIVE mischief!

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The Big Book of Love

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
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Billy and the Big New School

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

A classic picture book story to reassure children who are nervous about starting school.Billy is not at all sure about starting school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some gentle encouragement and the help of a new friend, Billy soon discovers that school can be a lot of fun! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting school.'Full of reassurance, this is the ideal book for a child nervous about the big day' - The BooksellerFrom the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Children's Modern Classics.

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Going to Nursery

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Anna is a bit worried about starting nursery. She doesn't want to leave her mummy and she won't know anyone there ... But soon Anna is having lots of fun, painting, dressing up and playing with new friends!Starting nursery school is an exciting but anxious time for every family, and sharing this book together is the perfect way to prepare for the big day. The simple, reassuring story covers meeting the teacher, snack-time, going to the loo, making friends and doing all sorts of fun activities. So your little one will know just what to expect on their first day.

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The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.

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Babies, Babies, Babies!

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and cheerful illustrations are packed with details for little ones to pore over and explore. There's even a game for parents and babies to play together as they read: can you find the special bunny hiding on each page?With colourful pictures and an upbeat, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect gift for all little ones and their parents.Featured in the Sunday Times as part of their 100 Modern Classic Picture Books list.'The Anholts show once again how tuned in they are to what works for small children' - Sunday Times

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We Love Bears

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
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Babies Love Books

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
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Sophie and the New Baby

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

One day, Sophie's mum tells her some big, important news: there's going to be a new baby in the family! Sophie is very excited but then, one winter's night, the baby is born and everything changes...Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its perceptive, heart-warming and witty observations on the arrival of a new baby.From the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Chidren's Modern Classics.

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Freddy Frogface

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a frog sat on a log by a bog. His name was Freddy Frogface and everyone loved how he would make them laugh. But can his jokes make the Serious King and the Sad Princess smile?

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Silly Willy Billy Goats

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a grumpy old Troll who lived under a bridge and would eat anyone who dared to cross his bridge. But the Silly Willy Billy Goats are sure they can outwit him!

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Ugly Duck Thing

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a mummy duck who laid six eggs. But when they hatched, one of the ducklings was definitely not a duck!

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Bleeping Beauty

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a beautiful baby princess. The good fairies all made good wishes for her - but there was one bad fairy who made a very bad wish!

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The Emperor's Underwear

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

The Emperor gets everyone's knickers in a twist when he decides to wear his marvellous new magic pants in public...

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Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time in a country where everyone had silly names (and the King had the silliest of all) there lived a miller by the name of Eyebrow Snailsocks.Eyebrow has a problem - he can't stop boasting about his daughter and soon the King decides to find out the truth. So one night, the miller's daughter finds herself locked in a room full of spaghetti which she must knit into vests by sunrise or else...!

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The Collection

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

This collection features ten funny fairy tales with hilarious illustrations. Read about the king with the silliest name, how Cinderboy scored that winning goal, how Snow White got to sing on Top of the Pops and other seriously silly stories.

Laurence Anholt

Laurence and Catherine Anholt live and work in a house and studios on top of a hill above the sea in Devon. They started making picture books in 1984 when their first daughter was born. Since then they have made more than 200 classic picture books, which are published all over the world in more than 30 languages. Their titles range from their Orchard picture book series which include Babies Love Books and Billy and the Big New School; to Laurence's self-illustrated Anholt's Artists series, an introduction to great artists for young children, which include Camille and the Sunflowers. Laurence also collaborates with his friend, the illustrator, Arthur Robins on the bestselling Seriously Silly Stories, which include the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award winner Snow White and the Seven Aliens.The Anholts' books have won many awards and are frequently featured on television and radio. Babies, Babies, Babies is listed in The Sunday Times 100 Modern Classics. Laurence was included in the Independent on Sunday's Top 10 Children's Authors in the UK and was described as 'one of the most versatile authors writing for children today'. Laurence was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He then went on to study Fine Art for eight years, finishing with a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London.The Anholts have been closely involved with a number of literacy schemes such as the UK Government funded Bookstart scheme, which encourages parents to share books with babies from the earliest possible age. Their work has taken them inside Buckingham Palace and Downing Street on many occasions. Recent projects include a full-scale stage musical in Korea. Laurence and Catherine have three grown up children: Claire works for the UN in New York, Tom Anholt is a painter living in Berlin and Maddy is an actor based in London. Laurence's favourite things include, 'my lovely family, travelling to wild places and anything to do with art'. The best way to relax? 'A long soak in a warm book.'

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Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt (born 4 August 1959) is a UK based author/illustrator of more than 100 children’s books, published in over 40 languages and notable for their upbeat and humorous approach to important issues for young children. Titles are often based on his own family experience and are typified by a quirky, hand drawn pen and watercolour style. International awards include the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award 2001[1] for 'Chimp and Zee', written by Laurence Anholt, illustrated by Catherine Anholt and the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award 1999 for 'Snow White and the Seven Aliens', one of the 'Seriously Silly Stories' written by Laurence Anholt, Illustrated by Arthur Robins. Publishers include: Bloomsbury Children's Books, Walker Books, Puffin Books and Orchard Books. Laurence's work in children’s publishing has taken him inside Downing Street and Buckingham Palace on several occasions. The Anholts work from their studios in Lyme Regis, Dorset, where, alongside their children’s books, they produce numerous paintings, prints and sculptures. Laurence has been amongst the 150 Most Borrowed Author’s from UK Libraries, across all genres for many years and the PLR (Public Lending Right) listed Laurence Anholt at position 146 in 2007/8.[2] Amanda Craig, writing about Laurence Anholt's book 'Seven for a Secret' in the Times, said "Anholt’s bestselling Chimp and Zee books, and his dramatisations of the lives of Picasso, Degas and Monet, were outstanding in showing a child’s- eye view of family life and art, but this has a new depth."[3] Laurence was included in the Independent on Sunday’s Top 10 Children’s Authors in the UK and has been described by Glasgow Library Services as ‘one of the most versatile writers working for children today’. Current projects include a full scale stage musical adaptation of 'Camille and the Sunflowers', Laurence’s story about Vincent Van Gogh, which is currently touring Korea, China and Japan; an animated version of 'Degas and the Little Dancer' by the creators of 'Titanic', 'Spiderman' and 'Polar Express'; a ballet adaptation of the same book by the Nashville Ballet. Camille and the Sunflowers(also known as "Van Gogh and the Sunflowers") is also available as an iPad App at the iTunes AppStore. The book has been digitized by Auryn Inc, a digital publisher that makes children's stories come alive on iPad and other Tablet devices. The extraordinary 'Chimp and Zee, Bookshop by the Sea' in Lyme Regis (sold in August 2008) was the UK’s first author-owned bookshop; stocked entirely with signed books, prints and original artwork by the Anholts. It was described by the Society of Authors as ‘an iconic bookshop’ and was shortlisted for the HSBC Small Business Award.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Teri Terry

Teri Terry arrived on the children’s book radar last year with her debut novel Slated, which was immediately shortlisted for a number of prizes, and has recently won the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards. Here she talks to Graham Marks about the extraordinary journey she has taken to become an author – a story almost worthy of a book itself.

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Lauren Child

Lauren ChildMBE (born 1965)[1] is an English author and illustrator. She is best known for the Charlie and Lolapicture books and the Clarice Bean series of picture books and novels. Child introduced Charlie and Lola in 2000 with I will not ever Never eat a tomato and won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the year's most "distinguished illustration in a book for children".[2] For the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005), it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.[3] Helen Child was born in 1965, the middle child of three daughters. She later changed her first name to Lauren.[1] She attended St John's School and from 16, Marlborough College, where her father was Head of Art.[4] She studied Art briefly at Manchester Polytechnic and later at City and Guilds of London Art School,[5] after which she worked in a variety of jobs, including as a painting assistant to Damien Hirst. She also started her own company, Chandeliers for the People, making exotic lampshades together with the actor Andrew St Clair; it was not a commercial success, though the lampshades are instantly recognisable as Child's work and highly valued.[citation needed] Between 1998 and 2003 she worked for the design agency Big Fish. Two picture books both written and illustrated by Child were published in 1999, and also issued in the U.S. within the year:[6]I Want a Pet! and Clarice Bean, That's Me. The latter, published by Orchard Books, inaugurated the Clarice Bean series, was a highly commended runner up for the Greenaway Medal,[7][a] and made the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize shortlist. Next year she won the Greenaway Medal the first Charlie and Lola book, I Will Not Ever, NEVER Eat a Tomato.[2] Her timing was good, for a bequest by Colin Mears had provided a £5000 cash prize to supplement the medal beginning that year.[8] She won a second Smarties Prize in 2002 for That Pesky Rat, which was commended for the Greenaway too.[7][a] In the same year she wrote her first children's novel, Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, one of 39 books nominated by the librarians for the Carnegie Medal in Literature.[9] Her second novel in this series, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble was shortlisted for the 2005 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. The third novel, Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now was published in 2006. Child's humorous illustrations contain many different media including magazine cuttings, collage, material and photography as well as traditional watercolours. As well as being author of several highly successful books, she is the illustrator of the Definitely Daisy series by Jenny Oldfield. A television series based on her Charlie and Lola books was made by Tiger Aspect for Disney/Cbeebies, on which Child was an Executive Producer. Three series of 26 episodes were made and two specials. A number of spin off books are available based on the scripts of the TV shows, though these were not written or illustrated by Child.[10]Charlie and Lola has been sold throughout the world, and has won many prizes, including BAFTAs in 2007 for Best children's Television Show and Best Script. Charlie and Lola is a series of picture books made by Lauren Child and now is a children's TV show. Each half-hour format show contains two segments with different plots, each starting off with Charlie saying, "I have this little sister, Lola. She is small and very funny." Clarice Bean is also a picture book and novel series by Lauren Child that is for children/young teenagers. Her full name is Clarice Bean Tuesday. She is best friends with Betty P Moody, and Karl Wrenbury is another friend of hers. Clarice Bean is a fan of a book series called Ruby Redfort (Lauren Child is writing a series for Ruby Redfort , started in 2011 ), enemies with Grace Grapello and Mrs Wilberton (her teacher) and is a not a very good speller and she day-dreams a lot. Her family consists of her mum, dad, younger brother Minal Cricket, older sister Marcie, her even older brother Kurt, her grandad and her granny who lives in America and who phones regularly. Those books are: In 2009 Lauren signed a new six book deal with HarperCollins for the release of her Ruby Redfort series. Ruby Redfort, undercover agent and mystery solver, is familiar to Lauren's readers as Clarice Bean's favourite literary character. Ruby is a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they’re always ice-cool in a crisis. The first book in the series, Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes was released in September 2011 in hard back, with the paper back to be released in July 2012. The secret codes used in the book were developed by Lauren and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. Child was the cover artist for all three volumes and the author of at least the first volume's introduction. Child was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[11][12] She has won two major British children's book awards. Furthermore, both What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean? (2001) and That Pesky Rat won the Smarties Prize "Kids' Club Network Special Award". Her work as author or illustrator has been recognised many other times.