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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

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Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

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Hairy Harold

Laurence Anholt
Authors:
Laurence Anholt

Meet Harold - the hairiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Harold as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Rude Ruby

Laurence Anholt
Authors:
Laurence Anholt

Meet Ruby - the rudest of all the relations! Join her for a hilarious tour of her crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Even Sillier Seriously Silly Stories!

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time there was a football-crazy boy, a fun-free town and a girl who got lost in the forest - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly!Includes Cinderboy, The Fried Piper of Hamstring (Shortlisted for the Notts Children's Book Award), Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year).

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More Seriously Silly Stories!

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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The New Puppy

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Anna loves dogs. She had china dogs and clockwork dogs, fluffy dogs and bedtime dogs. She has every kind you could think of except . . . a real dog! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its brilliant evocation of the ups and downs of looking after a new pet.

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Sophie and the New Baby

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

One day, Sophie's mum tells her some big, important news: there's going to be a new baby in the family! Sophie is very excited but then, one winter's night, the baby is born and everything changes...Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its perceptive, heart-warming and witty observations on the arrival of a new baby.From the husband and wife team behind Babies, Babies, Babies, featured in the Sunday Times as one of their top 100 Chidren's Modern Classics.

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Good Days Bad Days

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Every family has good days and bad days - days when everything seems perfect and others where everything seems to go wrong . . . Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its brilliant evocation of the ups and downs of family life.

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The Little Marzipan Man

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a silly old lady who made a Marzipan Man. But no one wanted to eat him - not a monkey, not a giant, not even a marzipan-eating monster!

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Harry's Home

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

When Harry goes away from home for the very first time to stay with his grandad on his farm, he feels a bit funny. The countryside is very quiet, so different from Harry's home in the city. But then Grandad has a clever idea . . . Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book all about the importance of home - wherever that is.

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Handsome and Gruesome

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a smart gnome called Handsome and a tatty gnome called Gruesome. The evil scarecrow in the garden was especially mean to poor Gruesome and plotted to get rid of the gnomes. But his plan might just backfire . . .

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The Elves and The Storymaker

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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Little Bo Peep Has Knickers That Bleep

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

A mega-mix of mad rhymes and lip-smacking limericks. You'll be cackling till the cows come home!

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Old King Cole Played In Goal

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

A bonkers book of rib-tickling rhymes and loopy limericks. Warning: You'll laugh your socks off!

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Little Red Riding Wolf

Laurence Anholt, Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins

The Big Bad Girl is always teasing Little Wolfie. She thinks her naughty tricks are funny - but who's going to get the last laugh?

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Snow White and The Seven Aliens

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The Mean Queen tries to stop Snow White's dream coming true, but will she be a match for seven singing aliens?

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Cinderboy

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Cinderboy needs some magical help from the TV Godmother. How else will he get to the big Cup Final?

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The Emperor's Underwear

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time in a country where everyone had silly names (and the King had the silliest of all) there lived a miller by the name of Eyebrow Snailsocks.Eyebrow has a problem - he can't stop boasting about his daughter and soon the King decides to find out the truth. So one night, the miller's daughter finds herself locked in a room full of spaghetti which she must knit into vests by sunrise or else...!

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The Collection

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

This collection features ten funny fairy tales with hilarious illustrations. Read about the king with the silliest name, how Cinderboy scored that winning goal, how Snow White got to sing on Top of the Pops and other seriously silly stories.