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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 Board Book

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

A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance. Soon available in a board book - perfect for even the littlest readers!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!This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.'All toddlers should grow up reading this' - Daily Telegraph on Giraffes Can't Dance

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful picture book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Grandad. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Father's Day or at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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I Love My Puppy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A book to delight anyone who either owns, or wants to own, a pet - from the team behind the ever popular I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.When a new puppy joins the family, this cute little bundle of joy brings both fun and new responsibilities! The excitement of this big event is explored with warmth and humour by Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance. From walks in the park, to chewed shoelaces! Pitch-perfect rhyme and cute, colourful pictures make this book great to share with even the youngest child.

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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book.Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants? Packed with incredible creatures, from the cuddly St Bernard dog to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright, bold book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance!Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more - they're all here in this bright, bold book! Packed with lively rhymes, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.Previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.

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Giraffes Can't Dance Touch-and-Feel Board Book

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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I Love You, Father Christmas

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

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new baby - from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A sweet, warm-hearted book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. Created by the team behind family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

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I Love My Daddy Board Book

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A sweet, rhyming board book about the special relationship between father and child. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is a book to be loved, shared and treasured. The perfect gift for every family, whether for new Fathers, on Father's Day, or at any time of the year. From the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance."Simple but touching" Daily MailA 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

An adorable, heart-felt picture book with an uplifting message about the special relationship between parent and child. From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Perfect for sharing with lovable little monsters everywhere, at bedtime or cuddle time, this tender story captures all the pride, joy, love and hope that every parent feels for their child.'A heart-warming and joyful tale of parental love and a child's boundless energy and enthusiasm for life' Primary Times

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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A sweet, rhyming picture book about the special relationship between father and child. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is a book to be loved, shared and treasured. The perfect gift for every family, whether for new Fathers, on Father's Day, or at any time of the year. From the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance."Simple but touching" Daily MailA Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller!

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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

A funny and touching short story about one little girl's adventures with the Queen - with full colour illustrations by Tony Ross.Seven-year-old Freya is the luckiest girl in the world. She's been invited to have tea with the Queen! But it's not all silver platters and butlers ... instead the Queen likes to boogie and eat beans on toast! But when Freya introduces the Queen to her disabled brother Christopher she discovers that the Queen can be kind and understanding too.'Wish fulfillment at its most enticing. An affectionate little story.' - Independent 'Hilarious and naughty' - Daily Mail

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Mad About Minibeasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

A colourful rhyming picture book all about minibeasts, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Come into the garden for lots of creepy-crawly fun... Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy sound words and looking at the colourful pictures, as they discover all sorts of minibeasts. From slithery snails and buzzing bees, to wriggly worms and munching caterpillars!"Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes ... great fun to read together, and also makes a good introduction to learning about the world around us" - Booktrust

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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 Board Book

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!Little ones will love looking at all the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more!"Fast moving and great to read aloud" IndependentFrom the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this feel-good rhyming story about a brave little lion who dares to be different ...Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends with them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of his pride? Learn how Leo's kindness brings happiness to the jungle in this colourful picture book story. Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.