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September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

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
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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
Authors:
Lauren Child

A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love. Discover more hilarious original picture books about Charlie and Lola: Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Charlie and Lola: Slightly Invisible Charlie and Lola: One Thing

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Classic Gift Slipcase

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

This beautiful box set contains two classic Charlie and Lola picture books, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. A perfect gift to introduce this much-loved pair to a new generation of fans! Contains the Kate Greenaway Medal winning I Will Not Never Eat a Tomato. An innovative and fun-filled book about fussy eating - guaranteed to make dinner time fun.Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate . . .And I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Got To Bed - a brilliantly original story about the problem of tricky bedtimes.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."

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That Pesky Rat

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child

A funny, touching picture book from Children's Laureate, and Charlie and Lola creator, Lauren Child. Rat lives in dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own . . .Gently exploring themes of homelessness and poverty, this is the perfect way to talk about this often tricky subject with young children and encourage them to empathise with others.At least 10% of the purchase price of every copy of That Pesky Rat sold will be donated to St Mungo's Broadway, a charity providing help, support and advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.'Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable' Guardian'Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child' Mail on SundayWinner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award

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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola story from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - in a brilliant board book, perfect for younger readers!Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in. Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)This hilariously inventive tale will encourage your little ones to go on their own imaginative, make-believe adventures. (As well as striking a chord with frustrated siblings everywhere!)"A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola" Junior"Lauren Child is a rare creature: someone who writes as brilliantly as she illustrates" Sunday Telegraph

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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

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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Charlie and Lola's Clothes

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

Learn all about Lola's favourite clothes in this fabulously funny first concept board book.

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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
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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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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child

A classic Charlie & Lola story about tricky bedtimes from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."An innovative and fun-filled look at tricky bedtimes, this classic picture book will appeal to parents and children alike.As seen on CBeebies!

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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
Authors:
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