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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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Charlie and Lola: One Thing Board Book

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book all about counting and sums, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. Now in a brilliant board book!Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this hilarious picture book sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny. Sometimes for a treat, Mum says, "We are going to the shops and you may choose one thing.""One thing to share?" says Lola.I say, "One thing for you and one thing for me, which means two actual things."'Numeracy at its most joyful and positive ... a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years

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Exactly One Numbers Sticker Activity Book

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola explore the world of numbers in a new way with a range of activities including counting, number recognition and simple sums. Each activity page provides suggestions as to how to complete the activity creatively using brilliantly fun stickers.Helping Lola practise her numbers and her sums is the perfect way to improve and build confidence in the first stages of early learning.This numbers-themed activity book is also publishing alongside A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child.

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Charlie and Lola A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola explore writing letters and first words using a handy wipe-clean pen to help children practise over and over again. Learn about big and small letters, matching, building and spelling simple words and spotting letters in unusual places!Use the pen to trace and draw letters, then move on to the other letter-based activities. Store the pen within the front cover to ensure it is handy for each time it's needed. Charlie and Lola activity books offer a new, fun way to engage with and enjoy early years learning. This wipe-clean letters book is also publishing alongside Exactly One Numbers Sticker Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child.

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A Dog With Nice Ears

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love. Discover more hilarious original picture books about Charlie and Lola: Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Charlie and Lola: Slightly Invisible Charlie and Lola: One Thing

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Classic Gift Slipcase

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

This beautiful box set contains two classic Charlie and Lola picture books, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. A perfect gift to introduce this much-loved pair to a new generation of fans! Contains the Kate Greenaway Medal winning I Will Not Never Eat a Tomato. An innovative and fun-filled book about fussy eating - guaranteed to make dinner time fun.Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate . . .And I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Got To Bed - a brilliantly original story about the problem of tricky bedtimes.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."

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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in. Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)This hilariously inventive tale will encourage your little ones to go on their own imaginative, make-believe adventures. (As well as striking a chord with frustrated siblings everywhere!)"A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola" - Junior"Lauren Child is a rare creature: someone who writes as brilliantly as she illustrates" - Sunday Telegraph

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That Pesky Rat

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Clarice Bean, That's Me

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean! In this hilarious picture book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.All Clarice Bean wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But that can be hard to find in a house where your little brother is being utterly annoying, your big brother is in the dark tunnel of adolescence and your grandad's pouring soup on his cornflakes . . .A true picture book classic, this is the book that launched the award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean series!Packed with quirky details and humour, this is perfect for children who are ready to start making the transition from younger picture books to independent reading."A fresh, playful, wonderfully chaotic look at family life that will make you laugh out loud" IndependentWinner of the Smarties Book Prize

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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola board book story about starting school from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school... but Lola is not so sure. She thinks it probably would be useful to read and write and count, but she doesn't really have time for lessons - she's much too busy doing extremely important things at home. And anyway, Lola's invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, is slightly nervous about going to school.This wonderfully imaginative tale of starting-school worries is perfect for sharing with the very youngest Charlie and Lola fans.

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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Charlie and Lola's Clothes

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Learn all about Lola's favourite clothes in this fabulously funny first concept board book.

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Charlie and Lola's Actions

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Little ones will love joining in with Lola and mimicing all the actions in this classic Charlie and Lola board book from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. As seen on CBeebies!

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What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean?

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A quirky, humorous picture book with an important message about caring for our environment, from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.Clarice Bean is learning about the environment at school. She needs to come up with a Big Project about Saving the Planet. ASAP. But when she discovers that the tree on their street is about to be chopped to pieces, she soon realises that it's the little things that can make a big difference ... Enter, Clarice Bean, Eco-Warrior!The third picture book in the award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean series!Packed with quirky details and humour, this is perfect for children who are ready to start making the transition from younger picture books to independent reading.

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My Uncle Is A Hunkle Says Clarice Bean

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Numbers

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Opposites

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Clarice Bean is back and starring in her second novel! By Children's Laureate Lauren Child.There are so many things in life you can't explain. Like why isn't YOU spelt U? Why isn't WHY spelt Y? And why can just opening your mouth get you into some very BIG trouble?Clarice Bean is in non-stop trouble these days - almost as much as Karl Wrenbury, and he is the naughtiest boy in school. Clarice just wants to star in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the spelling bee, but things aren't quite going to plan . . .'Witty and charming. We can't get enough of Clarice Bean.' - IndependentLauren Child is a Kate Greenaway Medal winner and the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.

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Clarice Bean, Utterly Me

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean in this utterly hilarious book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Clarice Bean loves reading the adventures of Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and secret undercover agent. Ruby is always going on exciting missions. Whilst all Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own . . . But when Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere. Like why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Grandad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?Lauren Child is a Kate Greenaway Medal winner and the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.'Very entertaining.' Independent'Packed with life and fun and fabulous to look at.' Bookseller