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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

Orchard Books

Discover Art with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover London's National Gallery with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's Katie books, in this fun-filled sticker activity book. With over 150 stickers inside!Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection (alongside mazes, drawing challenges, sticker puzzles and more!) this sticker activity book will keep little Katie fans entertained for hours, whilst introducing them to the wonderful world of art.All you need to do is follow the ever-curious Katie . . .Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:Get Colouring with KatieLearn to Draw with KatieAnd discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:Katie's Picture ShowKatie in LondonKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the BathersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the DinosaursKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie in ScotlandKatie's London Christmas

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Learn to Draw with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Get Colouring with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orion Children's Books

The Magic Sword

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Full colour red Early Reader about the legendary Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, written and illustrated by James Mayhew.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Long ago, in the days of knights and castles and magic, there lived a wizard called Merlin. One night, in a churchyard in London, Merlin casts a spell on a sword. He pushes it into a stone and writes magic words, saying: He who pulls this sword out of the stone, is the true King of England. Then Merlin waits for the boy who will be king. Full colour Early Reader edition of the popular myth about the sword in the stone.

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Katie and the Mona Lisa

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When the Mona Lisa's smile goes missing, it's up to Katie to help find it again. On the way, they meet a princess, a dragon, a winged lion and an angel. But can Katie make the Mona Lisa smile again?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Italian Renaissance art features five great masterpieces: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio and An Angel in Red with a Lute by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie needs ideas for a costume, and when she sees a beautiful princess dress in a painting it seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix . . . 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous Spanish paintings: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita and Philip IV of Spain by Velazquez, Manuel Osorio Manrique from Zuniga and The Parasol by Goya, and A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.

Orchard Books

Katie and the Bathers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orion Children's Books

Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Miranda is on a desert island - all by herself! Luckily she has some very clever ideas...A full-colour blue Early Reader edition of this classic story, written and illustrated by James Mayhew.

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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old. My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings - The Times Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .The five masterpieces featured are:The Hay Wain by John ConstableMadame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique IngresLes Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste RenoirTropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri RousseauDynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich

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Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.

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Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
Orchard Books

Katie In London

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London's most famous sights!When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the London Eye.'London comes to life in this magical adventure' - Independent Featuring many of London's key landmarks, this storybook has become a bestselling introduction to London, and is perfect for children visiting the city for the first time.

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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.

Orchard Books

Boy

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner

Poor little Dragon just can't get to sleep, no matter how hard he tries. Instead, what he'd really like to do is dance through the moonlight and play games in the starlit sky with the fairies . . . but will they let him?This book will be perfect at bedtimes for settling sleepyheads down for the night.Another beautifully written, velvety verse from James Mayhew with beautiful illustrations from Lindsey Gardiner who won the Richard and Judy prize with her Poppy and Max characters.