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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

Orchard Books

Charlie and Lola: One Thing Board Book

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Exactly One Numbers Sticker Activity Book

Lauren Child
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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
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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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That Pesky Rat

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A funny, touching picture book from Children's Laureate, and Charlie and Lola creator, Lauren Child. Rat lives in dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own . . .Gently exploring themes of homelessness and poverty, this is the perfect way to talk about this often tricky subject with young children and encourage them to empathise with others.At least 10% of the purchase price of every copy of That Pesky Rat sold will be donated to St Mungo's Broadway, a charity providing help, support and advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.'Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable' Guardian'Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child' Mail on SundayWinner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award

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Slightly Invisible

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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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!

Orchard Books

My Uncle Is A Hunkle Says Clarice Bean

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie & Lola story about tricky bedtimes from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.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."An innovative and fun-filled look at tricky bedtimes, this classic picture book will appeal to parents and children alike.As seen on CBeebies!

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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A witty and insightful book about worries, starring Clarice Bean. Created by Children's Laureate Lauren Child.It's the worry you hadn't even thought to worry about that should worry you the most. At least that's how it looks to Clarice Bean, who has been writing her worries in a notebook - things like Worry no. 1: infinity, or Worry no. 3: change. And now that her worst never-imagined worry has happened - her utterly best friend is moving away forever - Clarice doesn't even care about her tickets to the Ruby Redfort, girl detective, film premiere. That is, unless something happens to change things again . . .Lauren Child's trademark wit combines with spot-on insight in this hugely engaging story about childhood worries, unwanted changes and finding friendships in the most surprising places.'Funny, contemporary and perceptive' - Mail on Sunday'A comic and poignant journey' - The Sunday Times'Clarice Bean fans will be delighted by her new adventures . . . Anxieties such as "change" and "having to go back to school after the holidays" will be recognised by everyone, while her ways of approaching them are delightful' - Guardian

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Numbers

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Help your toddler learn to count with Charlie and Lola! This brilliant board book, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child, introduces first counting skills in classic Charlie and Lola style. Little ones will love counting up all the objects on each page and joining in with Lola as she counts from one to ten.Featuring everyday objects, such as three fish-fingers, five nibbly biscuits and eight felt pens, this bright, bold, quirky counting book will encourage children to find numbers in the everyday world around them.Also available: Shapes, Opposites and ThingsAs seen on Cbeebies!

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Opposites

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Help your toddler learn about opposites with Charlie and Lola! Lola says, "I am absolutely not big. I am still really quite small."With delightfully quirky artwork from Children's Laureate Lauren Child (tigers, pink milk, ladybirds and peas all feature!) this brilliant board book introduces a key early learning concept in true Charlie and Lola style.Also available: Shapes, Opposites and ThingsAs seen on Cbeebies!

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Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

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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

Hodder Children's Books

My Dream Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Would it be a tickly nest high in the treetops or a fairytale bed? The possibilities are endless . . . And just a few can be found here, with lots of tabs, flaps and wheels so that the reader can really enjoy finding the perfect place to dream!