Related to: 'A Dog With Nice Ears'

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...

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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

Charlie and Lola explore the world of numbers in a new way with a range of activities including counting, number recognition and simple sums. Each activity page provides suggestions as to how to complete the activity creatively using brilliantly fun stickers.Helping Lola practise her numbers and her sums is the perfect way to improve and build confidence in the first stages of early learning.This numbers-themed activity book is also publishing alongside A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner 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
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Classic Gift Slipcase

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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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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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A Kate Greenaway Medal winning story about fussy eating, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she absolutely will not EVER eat a tomato. But then Charlie explains to Lola that these are not peas - these are green drops from Greenland. And those orange things that look like carrots are actually twiglets from Jupiter. And, suddenly, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for sharing with the very youngest Charlie and Lola fans.As seen on CBeebies!'A superb book to make you laugh out loud' - Bookseller'So good it's exhilarating' - Independent

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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about sibling rivalry, the imagination and invisible friends, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering and interrupting. But Lola knows EXACTLY how to catch strange and tricky creatures, and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, and, of course, one or three drops of pink milk."Child is as visually inventive and verbally dexterous as ever . . . classic." - Guardian"The Child recipe at its fresh, playful best." - Observer"A typically exuberant, imaginative whirl of a story." - Angels and Urchins"Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children." - Daily Express

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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
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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
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Numbers

Lauren Child
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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

Help your toddler learn about opposites with Charlie and Lola! Lola says, "I am absolutely not big. I am still really quite small."With delightfully quirky artwork from Children's Laureate Lauren Child (tigers, pink milk, ladybirds and peas all feature!) this brilliant board book introduces a key early learning concept in true Charlie and Lola style.Also available: Shapes, Opposites and ThingsAs seen on Cbeebies!

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Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A new 20th anniversary edition of the utterly classic Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by bestselling Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.There are so many things in life you can't explain. Like why isn't YOU spelt U? Why isn't WHY spelt Y? And why can just opening your mouth get you into some very BIG trouble?Clarice Bean is in non-stop trouble these days - almost as much as Karl Wrenbury, and he is the naughtiest boy in school. Clarice just wants to star in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the spelling bee, but things aren't quite going to plan . . .'Witty and charming. We can't get enough of Clarice Bean.'The Sunday Times

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Clarice Bean, Utterly Me

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A new 20th anniversary edition of the utterly classic Clarice Bean, Utterly Me, the very first novel by bestselling 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, but the most 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 Granddad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?'An utterly fantastic book.'The Sunday Times

Hodder Children's Books

My Dream Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child