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Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Hodder Children's Books

Love Matters Most

Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley
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Mij Kelly, Gerry Turley

A stunning and uplifting picture book celebrating the special bond between a parent and child.There are many amazing things - faraway stars that glitter and gleam and snowflakes that melt to a tear - but nothing is as wonderful as a mother's love for her child.Yes, the world's full of treasure and fabulous sights,but when bear finds her cub, who was lost in the night,she cuddles him warm and cuddles him close, and knows, above all, that love matters most.A story of love, family, the power of hope, and our longing to be close to those people who matter to us, beautifully illustrated. www.mijkelly.com

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Pepe takes a Tumble

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Chesney Runs into Trouble

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan

Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs so super duper fast that his spots can't keep up and all fall off! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian BookshopTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

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Momo Goes Flying

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Who Puts the Animals to Bed?

Mij Kelly, Holly Clifton Brown
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Mij Kelly, Holly Clifton Brown
Hodder Children's Books

Nursery Time

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
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Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan

When Suzy Sue goes to nursery, the farm animals miss her so much that they come up with a plan to take her home! But they soon change their minds when they see how much fun Suzy Sue is having!A wonderfully funny and entertaining rhyming story perfect for children who are worried about nursery.www.mijkelly.com

Hodder Children's Books

Friendly Day

Mij Kelly, Charles Fuge
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Mij Kelly, Charles Fuge

Hooray - it's Friendly Day! A day for sharing, a day for caring, when everyone is nice, when Cow reads Snail a fairy tale and cats do NOT eat mice.Illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge whose Little Wombat series has sold over 1 million copies, Friendly Day is a wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and hugs!When a little mouse is cornered by a hungry cat, he manages to persuade her that today is Friendly Day - a day when everyone shares and is kind. So, Cat lets Mouse go and finds Dog to give him a hug! But when the trio come across a big bear, he is not so easily persuaded...Children will laugh out loud at this amusing story of a clever mouse who tricks a hungry cat into sparing his life by telling the cat that it's Friendly day... the one day in the year when all animals must share, care, and be nice to one another.www.mijkelly.com

Hodder Children's Books

Pedro Has a Bump!

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan

It is a beautiful Polar morning. The sun is shining, the icebergs are glistening, and Pedro decides to start the day with an early morning swim! He gets ready to dive in, tucks in his tummy, point his beak to the sky, and dives high, high, high into the air. But oh dear. He forgot to break the ice before diving in! CRUNCH! But don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

Hodder Children's Books

Zoe Gets the Jitters!

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Nurse Nibbles and her Get Well Friends

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

William and the Night-Train

Mij Kelly, Alison Jay
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Mij Kelly, Alison Jay

A new edition of this classic rhyming story that perfectly captures that so-excited-I-can't-wait feeling that you get before a journey or a holiday.All aboard! Tonight everyone's riding the night train - mothers and fathers, teachers and jugglers - they're all sleepyheads, ready for bed, ready to ride the train to Tomorrow. Everyone, that is, except wide-awake William, who is too excited to sleep. William can't resist exploring the train from end to end, discovering its secrets, until his mother convinces him that the train won't go and Tomorrow won't come until he settles down and shuts his eyes . . ."A truly memorable ride, this ticket to dreamland will be good for many repeated trips." Kirkus Reviews

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A Bed of Your Own

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
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Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan

This is the story of Suzy Sue, ready for bed just like you! But then she finds a cow, a horse, a sheep and a goat all fighting for space in her bed! Will she ever get to sleep?The perfect bedtime companion for young children, A Bed of Your Own has been read on CBeebies and is the third book in the Suzy Sue series.'A funny rhyming story perfect to send little ones to sleep.' Baby & Me Read about the author at www.mijkelly.com

Hodder Children's Books

The Bump

Mij Kelly, Nicholas Allan
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Mij Kelly, Nicholas Allan
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Cluck O'Clock

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

ATCHOO: The Complete Guide to Good Manners

Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
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Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

The Happiest Man in the World

Mij Kelly, Louise Nisbet
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Mij Kelly, Louise Nisbet
Hodder Children's Books

Twoo Twit

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Hodder Children's Books

Giants!

Mij Kelly, Nick Maland
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Mij Kelly, Nick Maland

Sweet Pea and Boogaloo are walking and talking through the forest one day. When Swea Pea stops and suddenly asks: 'Giants! Do they look like you and me? Except bigger?' And so begins a discussion about what giants are... until Boogaloo discovers that giants are not at all how he has imagined them!An original and timely story about the nature of stereoptyes and jumping to conclusions.

Emer Stamp

Emer Stamp is the bestselling author of the Diary of Pig series, winner in the 6-8 category of the Lollies 2018. She started out as a graphic designer before moving to a career in advertising, where, among her roles, she was Creative Director for the advertising agency behind the iconic John Lewis Christmas adverts. Daddy Fartypants is Emer's first children's picture book. She lives with her family in London.

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