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Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

Hodder Children's Books

Love Matters Most

Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley
Hodder Children's Books

Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Mij Kelly, Holly Clifton Brown
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Holly Clifton Brown

At the end of the day,At the start of the night,When the earth is half dark, When the sky is half light, Who puts the animals to bed?A strong bedtime theme, a host of adorable animals and a fantastic read-aloud story combine to create the perfect book for snuggling up with.

Hodder Children's Books

Friendly Day

Mij Kelly, Charles Fuge
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Charles Fuge
Hodder Children's Books

Have You Seen My Potty?

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Authors:
Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

Nursery Time

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Authors:
Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan

When Suzy Sue goes to nursery, the farm animals miss her so much that they come up with a plan to take her home! But they soon change their minds when they see how much fun Suzy Sue is having!The perfect nursery companion for young children, this wonderfully funny rhyming story is the fourth book in the popular Suzy Sue series.

Hodder Children's Books

William and the Night-Train

Mij Kelly, Alison Jay
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Alison Jay

A new edition of this classic rhyming story that perfectly captures that so-excited-I-can't-wait feeling that you get before a journey or a holiday.All aboard! Tonight everyone's riding the night train - mothers and fathers, teachers and jugglers - they're all sleepyheads, ready for bed, ready to ride the train to Tomorrow. Everyone, that is, except wide-awake William, who is too excited to sleep. William can't resist exploring the train from end to end, discovering its secrets, until his mother convinces him that the train won't go and Tomorrow won't come until he settles down and shuts his eyes . . ."A truly memorable ride, this ticket to dreamland will be good for many repeated trips." Kirkus Reviews

Hodder Children's Books

A Bed of Your Own

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan

This is the story of Suzy Sue, ready for bed just like you! But then she finds a cow, a horse, a sheep and a goat all fighting for space in her bed! Will she ever get to sleep?The perfect bedtime companion for young children, A Bed of Your Own has been read on CBeebies and is the third book in the Suzy Sue series.'A funny rhyming story perfect to send little ones to sleep.' Baby & Me Read about the author at www.mijkelly.com

Hodder Children's Books

ATCHOO: The Complete Guide to Good Manners

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

The Happiest Man in the World

Mij Kelly, Louise Nisbet
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Louise Nisbet

Just who is the happiest man in the world and what does it mean to be happy? Mouse lives in a house all alone - and that's the way she likes it. Until one day a miserable old man moves in and turns mouse's life upside-down. As mouse makes moves to cheer up the old man, she slowly learns what it is to be happy and discovers the true identity of her visitor.

Hodder Children's Books

Giants!

Mij Kelly, Nick Maland
Contributors:
Mij Kelly, Nick Maland

Sweet Pea and Boogaloo are walking and talking through the forest one day. When Swea Pea stops and suddenly asks: 'Giants! Do they look like you and me? Except bigger?' And so begins a discussion about what giants are... until Boogaloo discovers that giants are not at all how he has imagined them!An original and timely story about the nature of stereoptyes and jumping to conclusions.

Ana Bermejo

Ana Bermejo hails from Spain. More specifically, a small town in the North. Sounds nice doesn't it? But actually it's a bit boring. Which is why she moved to Valencia, home of paella, partying and a rather good Art School. It was here that Ana really learnt to draw. She liked drawing goats, unicorns and deer. And she still does (well, goats are pretty cool). Anyway, not content with 5 years at Art School, she came to London to study some more. This time at St Martins. And that was that. She became an illustrator/designer. Nowadays Ana resides in Manchester. There aren't any goats or deer and certainly no unicorns but there are plenty of squirrels. And they're nice to draw too. So she's happy.

Beatrice Tinarelli

Beatrice was born in Bologna, where she still lives and works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Beatrice has drawn and painted ever since she can remember, but also loves music and has been a DJ for more than 20 years. When she grows up, Beatrice would like to be an astronaut.

Becky Down

Becky graduated from Falmouth University with a BA(Hons) Illustration in 2013, and has since been working freelance in her studio in Hampshire. People watching, books, trips to the zoo, and tea on tap all inspire and motivate her to create fun, colourful illustrations using a combination of paint splodges, scribbly pencil and Photoshop. When she is not illustrating, she enjoys baking, films, running and country walks.

Charles Fuge

Charles Fuge's picture book debut won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including the bestselling Little Wombat stories. He lives in Dorset with his partner, Sarah, and their son Ollie.

Claire Llewellyn

Claire Llewellyn was an editor of children's fiction and non-fiction for over ten years before becoming a writer, specializing in books for younger readers. Her 'My First Book of Time' won TES Junior Information Book Award in 1992. Since then, she has written over 50 children's books on a wide range of subjects.

Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

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.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

David Melling

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.