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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.

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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
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A Dog With Nice Ears

Lauren Child
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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
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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
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Lauren Child
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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola board book story about starting school from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school... but Lola is not so sure. She thinks it probably would be useful to read and write and count, but she doesn't really have time for lessons - she's much too busy doing extremely important things at home. And anyway, Lola's invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, is slightly nervous about going to school.This wonderfully imaginative tale of starting-school worries is perfect for sharing with the very youngest Charlie and Lola fans.

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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child

A classic Charlie and Lola board book 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."This wonderfully imaginative bedtime tale is perfect for sharing with the very youngest Charlie and Lola fans.'Funny, bright and very entertaining' - Daily Mail

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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child
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Slightly Invisible

Lauren Child
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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

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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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
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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

Clarice Bean is back and starring in her second novel! By 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.' - IndependentLauren Child is a Kate Greenaway Medal winner and the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.

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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

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My Dream Bed

Lauren Child
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Lauren Child