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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.

Orchard Books

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
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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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Classic Gift Slipcase

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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That Pesky Rat

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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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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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about sibling rivalry, the imagination and invisible friends, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering and interrupting. But Lola knows EXACTLY how to catch strange and tricky creatures, and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, and, of course, one or three drops of pink milk."Child is as visually inventive and verbally dexterous as ever . . . classic." - Guardian"The Child recipe at its fresh, playful best." - Observer"A typically exuberant, imaginative whirl of a story." - Angels and Urchins"Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children." - Daily Express

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Charlie and Lola's Clothes

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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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

A brilliantly quirky picture book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Starring the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean!Mum and Dad are going away on Important Business, so Uncle Ted comes to stay. Before long there's a guinea pig on the loose, Grandad's gone missing and her little brother is stuck in the railings like a giant squeaking tomato! Luckily Uncle Ted's around. He'll come to the rescue . . . won't he?The second 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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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
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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