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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Be Brave Little Penguin is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of the bestselling Giraffe's Can't Dance. Written in true Giles Andreae style, this feel-good rhyming story portrays a positive message about confidence and self-esteem. Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!Illustrated with humour and warmth by Guy Parker Rees, this touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior

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I Love My Dinosaur

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

There are many different types of families but none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! Of course, it's lots of fun because dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping and he thinks school is really great. But dinosaurs are different, for one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever dinosaur goes chaos is always sure to follow . . .A truly engaging and hilarious story that deals with a most unconventional friendship from this ever popular, best selling author and illustrator.

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

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I Love You, Father Christmas

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A fabulously festive picture book from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. The excitement of Christmas is perfectly captured through one little child's boundless enthusiasm. The joyful rhyme and bold, stylish pictures make this a must-have book for anyone - big or small - who just can't wait for Father Christmas to set off on his sleigh.The verse is brilliant... perfect for reading aloud. - BookbagThe warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations by Emma Dodd. - Prima Baby & Pregnancy

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I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

I love my daddy, yes I doHe's very kind - and funny too.Award-winning author/illustrator team Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd celebrate the bond between father and child in this joyful rhyming text. Portrayed with humour and charm, this is a book to be loved and shared time and again. A Sunday Times top ten bestseller

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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen

Nat is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside, but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic - superhero! Join Nat as he does battle with the brave knights of old, in this hilarious, action-packed adventure from best-selling author Giles Andreae.A winning combination of superheroes and knights - all brought to life by Katherine McEwan's bright, bold illustrations.'Filled with high-action drama and wham-bam antics'- Junior Magazine'A great book to read aloud'- School Librarian'Full of action and adventure'- Armadillo Magazine

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Commotion In The Ocean

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

This chunky board book edition of a bestselling picture book is packed with favourite sea creatures. So come into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal romp your little ones will love!

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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen

Nat Fantastic is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic - miniature superhero! Nat Fantastic's powers know no limits as he whizzes through the night performing amazing rescues and foiling bank robbers. Little boys love pretending to be superheroes and Nat Fantastic will definitely be a hero to them! Our bestselling author, Giles Andreae, has bought us a FANTASTIC new character, brilliantly and exuberantly illustrated by the award-winning Katharine McEwen.

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More Madness!

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams

Princess Pearl lives with her mother and father, The King and Queen of the Ocean, in a magnificent palace beneath the sea. Everyone who comes to the palace is overwhelmed by its splendour. Everyone, except for Pearl, because she is unable to see. Pearl's mother and father want to marry her off to either Prince Maravick or Prince Araman, but Pearl is not interested in their bragging. Her heart is set on Charis, the servant boy who has kept her company since she was little. But Pearl's parents aren't impressed - not at all ...A beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated story about staying true to your heart, by this first-time pairing of an award-winning author and illustrator.

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Billy Bonkers

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Rumble in the Jungle

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz