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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Hodder Children's Books

Fussy Freda

Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
Hodder Children's Books

Class One Farmyard Fun

Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman

This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time!Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers...Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Hodder Children's Books

Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman

When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face? No one seems capable of mastering the dance and so Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumour that there is someone who really can do the cancan . . . Bright and fun, this brilliant rhyming book with its hilarious and action-packed illustrations is a delight to share and read aloud.

Franklin Watts

The Magic Scooter

Julia Jarman, Sam Hearn
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Sam Hearn
Orchard Books

Big Bouncy Bed

Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds

Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed,Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing!Mind your head!Ben and Bella are back, and this time they're off on a brilliant bouncy adventure with all their animal friends. Join Ben and Bella as they bounce all the way to outer space and back again - just in time for bed. This exuberant, lively rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Big Red Bath is perfect for reading aloud.

Hodder Children's Books

The Best Kiss

Julia Jarman, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Erica-Jane Waters
Hodder Children's Books

Class Three All At Sea

Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
Franklin Watts

King Midas

Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini

King Midas is rich but very greedy. He wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold! But when his wish is granted, perhaps this gift is not as wonderful as it first appears...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Orchard Books

Big Yellow Digger

Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds

Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!

Orchard Books

When Baby Lost Bunny

Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds

This book is perfect for sharing with a baby and older brother or sister - helping to reinforce the bond between siblings.

Franklin Watts

Little Bad Riding Hood

Julia Jarman, Jane Cope
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Jane Cope
Franklin Watts

Leapfrog World Tales: Little Tiger and the Fire

Julia Jarman, Roberta Angaramo
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Roberta Angaramo

A tale from West Africa. Anansi the trickster is hungry. All the animals are cooking but none of the food is ready, so Anansi comes up with a cunning plan, but will he be ready when the food is cooked?Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.

Orchard Books

Big Blue Train

Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds

Toot toot! Hold tight! Ben and Bella are off on another adventure! This time with the Big Blue Train! They set off for the seaside, with various animal friends jumping, leaping and squashing aboard along the way, but will everyone manage to squeeze on, and just why is everyone heading for the seaside? A brilliant second title from Julia and Adrian, the team that brought you the bright and bouncy award-winning Big Red Bath.

Hodder Children's Books

Class Two at the Zoo

Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman

Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the anaconda slipping up behind, determined to make a meal of them. But don't worry, Class Two are a resourceful bunch. Will they come up with a rescue plan?Voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Franklin Watts

Grandma's Seaside Bloomers

Julia Jarman, Roger Fereday
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Roger Fereday
Orchard Books

Big Red Bath

Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds

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.