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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.

Orchard Books

The Little Mermaid

Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Orchard Books

The Snow Queen Classic Pop-up and Play

Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett

The ultimate gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale.Unfold the concertina pages to follow Gerda's epic journey to the palace of the Snow Queen to rescue her best friend Kai, bewitched by a splinter of ice from an enchanted mirror. Reveal a beautiful pop-up palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale. With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

Orion Children's Books

Stories from Shakespeare

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.

Orion Children's Books

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.

Orchard Books

Orchard Greek Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Hodder Children's Books

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett

A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection. Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade Ocean in The Nutcracker; be dazzled by the magical Firebird with her flame-bright feathers; and dance until the clock chimes midnight with Cinderella and her handsome prince. Master storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean retells these classic tales with poetry and magic, while renowned artist Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations dance off the page. "McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make is sound riveting - she has a wonderful talent for drawing children straight into the story."The Sunday Telegraph

Hodder Children's Books

Father and Son

Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin

'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted,after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep,there was one person still awake in a dark stable,watching over a sleeping child.'Complemented by Fabian Negrin's atmospheric illustrations, this picture book is destined to become a classic.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, retold for today's young readers. Meet all the best-known gods and goddesses and learn how Paris judged who was the fairest goddess of all, how the city of Athens was named and how dolphins were created. The magic and drama of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings are perfectly matched by Emma Chichester Clark's lively illustrations.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark

A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings.

Orion Children's Books

Silver Myths And Legends Of The World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.

Hodder Children's Books

A Pilgrim's Progress

Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Orchard Books

Unicorns! Unicorns!

Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
Contributors:
Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham

The unicorns disappeared long ago. There is a rumour, a legend that they all died out through their own foolishness, because they would not come when they were called to the safety of the ark. But perhaps the unicorns had their reasons. Perhaps we were more to blame than they. And maybe, just maybe, the unicorns live on, if you simply know where to look...

Orion Children's Books

Golden Myths and Legends of the World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

David Wojtowycz

David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

Enid Richemont

Although I've lived for most of my life in north London, I was born and grew up in South Wales. My mum read to me a great deal,and I think it was from her that I developed my love of language. I also enjoyed drawing and painting, and eventually won a scholarship to study at Dublin College of Art.When I came back from Eire, I first worked as a teacher in a Rudolf Steiner school. Then I came to London and took a number of strange jobs, including reading aloud to a blind writer and typing out his manuscript. The typewriter I'd hired to do this had some paid-for time left, so I used it to write a short story which I sold to a women's magazine. It became the first of many, and the beginning of a successful career. While my children were growing up, I stopped writing, and started a small design business, making screen-printed puppet theatres, flying saucers and playhouses that looked like medieval battle tents.Work took us to Paris, where we lived for two years, and where, incidentally, I first encountered the Romanian gipsy girl who features in my novel, FOR MARITSA WITH LOVE (Simon&Schuster).My first children's book, THE TIME TREE (Walker Books) grew out of a story I told my daughter and her best friend to pass the time on a very long walk (the original idea came from a TV programme I'd watched about teaching children with hearing problems). The girls begged me to write it down so that they could read it for themselves - so I did. This book is currently being marketed as a film series by Wild Thyme Productions.TO SUMMON A SPIRIT (Walker Books), was one of the Pick of the Year titles listed in the Children's Book Award. I'm now published in the USA and Australia as well as the UK, and my work has been translated into Danish, German and Japanese.My first book for Franklin Watts was PLOP CITY, a book about bird poo which continues to be loved, especially by small boys. I have two copies of the Arabic version

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

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a footballer, father and author of the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series!To date, Frank remains Chelsea Football Club's all-time leading goal scorer, where he was awarded three times Chelsea Player of the Year. In 2014 Frank was the vice captain on the England football squad at the World Cup in Brazil, and then went on to play for Manchester City in 2014 in the UK before signing with New York City FC to play as part of the Major League Soccer side, starting July 2015. Frank was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to football.Frank enjoys reading with his two daughters, and when they requested stories about football Frank decided to create his own characters and adventures to entertain them. These tales provided the inspiration for 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Frank is passionate about promoting child literacy and is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust; he hopes to inspire both young girls and boys to read with the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series. "The idea for 'Frankie's Magic Football' came from reading bedtime stories to my daughters. Adventure stories are their favourite and I wanted to combine my love for football with something that I could read to them, and that they would love too. 'Frankie's Magic Football' reminds me of the stories that I used to like to read. Frankie's friends also remind me of the mates that I used to kick a football about with when I was young, as well as some of the players I've met during my career." - FRANK LAMPARD

Franklin Watts

Franklin Watts is well-known for its high-quality and attractive books. We aim to give children of all abilities a life-long love of learning and reading.