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Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

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Grandma Dangerous 3

Kita Mitchell
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Kita Mitchell
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Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny

Kita Mitchell, Nathan Reed
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Kita Mitchell, Nathan Reed

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS...Danger is her middle name!Ollie's dad is missing - but Grandma Dangerous is on the case! She has a hot-air balloon, thirty packets of biscuits and a pooch with magical powers (she says).But as they sail through the skies, Ollie realises they're not just on a rescue mission...Grandma's on the run!"Thrills! Biscuits! This book has it all" Andy Riley, author of King Flashypants

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Goldie The Sunshine Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Jack Frost has promised not to trouble the Rainbow Fairies again, but he didn't say anything about the Weather Fairies! Now he has stolen the feathers from Doodle, the weather-vane cockerel in charge of the weather. It's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get each of the feathers back from Jack Frost's goblins, with a little bit of help from the weather fairies. Goldie the sunshine fairy is all hot and bothered without her shimmery sunshine feather. Can Rachel and Kirsty seek it out and put a stop to a sticky situation?

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Jasmine The Present Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

It's Queen Titania's and King Oberon's 1000th jubilee, and the seven Party Fairies are in charge of making the celebratory party extra-special! However, naughty Jack Frost has decided to sabotage the celebrations by hosting his own party, and in order to make his bigger and better than the kings and queen's he has sent his naughty goblins to steal each of the seven Party Fairies' magical party bags... if he succeeds the Fairyland celebrations will be ruined! Can Kirsty and Rachel help Jasmine the Present Fairy get her magic bag back from the pesky goblins so that she can conjure up perfect prizes for the street party...?

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Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Harriet the Hamster Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Without their pets, the Pet Keeper Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. Rachel and Kirsty have to help them to get the pets back...before it's too late.

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Horrid Henry's Sports

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? What is the world's most popular sport? Did the Romans really do athletics in the nude?Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about the world of sport - Horrid Henry style!

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Stella The Star Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Stella the Star Fairy is all in a flutter, trying to put the sparkle into Christmas. Stella looks after all the special Christmas lights - from the overhead illuminations,to the Christmas tree fairy lights, right through to the twinkling stars. Three magic Christmas baubles control all of these elements but now Jack Frost's goblins have stolen them. There's not going to be any Christmas atmosphere and Santa won't even be able to guide his sleigh through the night sky. Stella the Star Fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to get the baubles back.Stella the Star Fairy is all in a flutter, trying to put the sparkle into Christmas. Stella looks after all the special Christmas lights - from the overhead illuminations,to the Christmas tree fairy lights, right through to the twinkling stars. Three magic Christmas baubles control all of these elements but now Jack Frost's goblins have stolen them. There's not going to be any Christmas atmosphere and Santa won't even be able to guide his sleigh through the night sky. Stella the Star Fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to get the baubles back.

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Grace The Glitter Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Evie The Mist Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Storm The Lightning Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Hayley The Rain Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Kylie The Carnival Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Kylie, the Carnival Fairy has got her work cut out. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the three magic batons that control the Rainspell Island Summer Carnival. He's planning on spoiling the grand parade, the ferris wheel and the firework finale. Kylie, the Carnival Fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to get the batons back and bring all the fun to the fair...

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Cherry The Cake Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Chris Higgins

Before writing her first novel, Chris taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. She also worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Land's End, but now writes full-time.Chris has won a number of awards including Young Minds, the Lancashire Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the KYBA, and she has been shortlisted twice for Queen of Teen.She lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family.Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca

Izzi Howell

Izzi Howell is the author and editor of over fifty children's books. She lives in East Sussex and enjoys learning languages, cooking and travelling around Europe.

Neal Layton

Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, 'The Invincible Tony Spears' and the bestselling 'Mammoth Academy' Series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross was born in London and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. He has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Tony is one of the most popular and successful children's illustrators of all time, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry and the works of David Walliams. Tony's books have been translated into 40 languages in over 100 countries. He lives in Macclesfield.