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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

Orchard Books

The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover London's National Gallery with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's Katie books, in this fun-filled sticker activity book. With over 150 stickers inside!Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection (alongside mazes, drawing challenges, sticker puzzles and more!) this sticker activity book will keep little Katie fans entertained for hours, whilst introducing them to the wonderful world of art.All you need to do is follow the ever-curious Katie . . .Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:Get Colouring with KatieLearn to Draw with KatieAnd discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:Katie's Picture ShowKatie in LondonKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the BathersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the DinosaursKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie in ScotlandKatie's London Christmas

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The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

The National Gallery Get Colouring with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.

Orchard Books

Katie and the Mona Lisa

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When the Mona Lisa's smile goes missing, it's up to Katie to help find it again. On the way, they meet a princess, a dragon, a winged lion and an angel. But can Katie make the Mona Lisa smile again?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Italian Renaissance art features five great masterpieces: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio and An Angel in Red with a Lute by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Katie: Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book.When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? 'Wonderful ... magical ... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift' - Parents in Touch.

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Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie needs ideas for a costume, and when she sees a beautiful princess dress in a painting it seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix . . . 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous Spanish paintings: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita and Philip IV of Spain by Velazquez, Manuel Osorio Manrique from Zuniga and The Parasol by Goya, and A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

Orchard Books

Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orion Children's Books

Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old. My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings - The Times Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .The five masterpieces featured are:The Hay Wain by John ConstableMadame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique IngresLes Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste RenoirTropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri RousseauDynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich

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Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Boy

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - but he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking for the perfect place that is all his own. But in a world full of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place that's just right for him?

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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball?Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?

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When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner