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Wren & Rook

A Planet Full of Plastic

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

Cressida Cowell
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Cressida Cowell

The No.1 Bestselling SeriesEnter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the author of How To Train Your Dragon. Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is running out ...It was unlikely that these heroes should meet in the first place. Is it possible they are destined to meet TWICE?'The detail of Cowell's world is a delight ...This one will run and run' The ObserverDiscover the magic of Cressida Cowell.

Hodder Children's Books

Emily Brown and Father Christmas

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
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Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

The Invincible Tony Spears: Lost in Space

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

What would you do if a red button in your kitchen cupboard could transport you to a spaceship? Press it, of course! Created by the award-winning author and illustrator Neal Layton.When things get too much, Tony climbs aboard his spaceship called The Invincible to chill amongst intergalactic life. But this time, Tony hears some strange noises over his communicator - is it an alien trying to communicate with him, or his new baby sister? Whatever it is, the something is controlling the movements of the spaceship and Tony is sent hurtling towards a parallel universe inhabited by strange creatures called the Blue Bloos. If he has any way of getting home, he will have to work with his friends, old and new ...

Hodder Children's Books

Friends for a Day

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full.A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award. Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell
Authors:
Cressida Cowell
Hodder Children's Books

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

Andy Stanton, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Andy Stanton, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

The Invincible Tony Spears

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

Emily Brown and the Thing

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep . . . but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children the world over will recognise all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination.'Rascally bedtime fare.' - BooklistWritten by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/

Hodder Children's Books

Surf's Up

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

A new year at the Mammoth Academy and this time there are some new faces - Simon and Simone, the pygmy mammoths! And they're not your usual pygmy mammoths either - they're cool surfer dudes from Paradise Island!No sooner have they arrived however, than trouble begins. After receiving news from home that Paradise Island is under threat from some fearful new inhabitants - identified by the Oscar as HUMANS, the brave band of pals venture to the far-off island on an intrepid rescue mission on the high seas.

Hodder Children's Books

Mammoth Academy On Holiday

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

Stinking, rubbish-infested rivers to swim in, nature walks minus the nature and Giant Sloth cooking dinner. This can only mean one terrible thing for the Academy students on their school trip. Humans are about! And now Oscar's gone missing. Professor Snout and the other students are about to embark on a rescue mission which goes swimmingly!

Hodder Children's Books

In Trouble

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

There's not much worse than having to go back to school after the holidays.Except perhaps if you return and there's graffiti all over the school! And then a flea epidemic! Things are getting pretty hairy for the students of the Mammoth Academy. The heaviest snowfall in history means lots of hungry humans and soon the Academy is surrounded.How will they get out of this one?

Hodder Children's Books

Mammoth Academy

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

21 Mar
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Cressida Cowell at Oxford Literary Festival

12pm - 1pm

Join the one and only Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the fabulous book series and DreamWorks movie franchise How To Train Your Dragon.

Cressida Cowell

Cressida grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. The island had no roads, houses or electricity. For the first four years, the family would be dropped off like castaways on the island by a local boatman and picked up again two weeks later. Imagine being like Robinson Crusoe and having a whole island to yourself to explore… By the time Cressida was eight, the family had built a small stone house on the island, so they no longer had to camp out in tents, which made life much drier. Her father got a boat, so they could fish for enough food to feed the family for the whole summer. Every year, Cressida spent the long summer holiday, and some of the spring, on the island. The house was lit by candle-light, and there was no electricity, telephone or television, so Cressida and the family lived like people in the olden days. In the evening, Cressida’s father told the children old Scottish tales about the people who lived on the surrounding islands, who were always fighting and tricking each other, and about dragons living in caves in the cliffs. Cressida spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island looking for these dragons. These childhood experiences (quite apart from her fluency in Old Norse, of course), made her delighted to be approached to translate the Hiccup memoirs. After school, Cressida obtained a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin’s and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Little Bo Peep’s Library Book for Hodder Children’s Books in 1998. She loves to write picture books and her Emily Brown series, illustrated by Neal Layton, was winner of the 5 and Under category of the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize 2006. Her first novel for eight to twelve year olds, How to Train Your Dragon, was published to popular and critical acclaim in 2003. Cressida is married to Simon Cowell (who is not THAT Simon Cowell, but a quite different Simon Cowell). They live in London with their three children, Maisie, Clementine and Alexander.