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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

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas. Look out for the other books in the series:Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's DreamElla Bella Ballerina and Swan LakeElla Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping BeautyElla Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

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The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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The National Gallery 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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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: Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

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! The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? '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 Van Gogh features five of his most brilliant paintings: The Starry Night, Noon, Vincent's Chair, Fishing Boats on the Beach and The Olive Grove.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 Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

Orion Children's Books

Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book.With so much to see and do in Scotland, it's lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour - with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow's Kelingrove Park, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, Scotland's National Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby.'A delightful tale with superb illustrations' - The Scots Magazine

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Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy

People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.Respected children's book creators, James Mayhew and Clara Vulliamy, have produced this stylish story about the true spirit of friendship.

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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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Boy

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - however, he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking for the perfect place that is all his own. But, in a world full of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place that's just right for him?

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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

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.

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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew