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The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
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Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith

From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by the award-winning Alex T. Smith.Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.

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Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.It has been weeks since Mr Penguin's last adventure and he's been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings!Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle...Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The MetroClaude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

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Claude All at Sea

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

Jeanne Willis, Alex T. Smith
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Jeanne Willis, Alex T. Smith
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Lights! Camera! Action!

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude Going for Gold!

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude Doodle Book

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Doodle, design and draw a huge range of delights from Claude's world! Set your imagination free and doodle away in this doodle book based on the young fiction series. Learn how to draw Claude and Sir Bobblysock, design outfits, friends and book covers for Claude, invent accessories and adventures and much much more...Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Alex T. Smith is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

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The Great Jail Break

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith

Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life behind bars for these two hapless rogues?This is the third title in an hilarious series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_SmithCaryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Follow her at www.carylhart.com and http:/twitter.com/carylhart1'Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T. Smith. Early reading made highly enjoyable.' Independent on Sunday

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Foxy and Egg

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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The Road to Fame and Fortune

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu?This is the second title in an hilarious new series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. He is the World Book Day illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_SmithThese crazy characters also star in their very own picture books - Foxy Vs Egg and Catch us if you Can-Can.Alex's first fiction series, the bestselling Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

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Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Catch Us If You Can-Can!

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

The dastardly duo from Egg returns in this delightfully silly tale. The utterly charming Foxy Dubois and Alphonso the Alligator put on their dancing shoes to commit the crime of the century! But when they hit the dance floor, things start to go terribly wrong...Egg was selected by CBeebies Bedtime Stories and was the Book of the Week at Peters' Bookselling Services.Alex T. Smith is also the author of the extraordinary fiction series Claude which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Praise for Egg: 'A delightfully silly tale of a fox that wants to eat an egg. Alex T Smith's quirky illustrations help sell the absurdity. Recommended.' The BookbagFollow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/

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The Cunning Plan

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Claude in the Country

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Claude in the City was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011. This is the fourth title in the series.A quiet walk in the country turns into a busy day on the farm when Claude ends up mucking out the pigs, feeding the chickens, and lassoing a fearsome bull!An hilarious series for new readers and also great for sharing.Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro

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Claude on the Slopes

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

In this latest adventure, on a winter's day, Claude goes from throwing snowballs and making snowmen to causing an all-out avalanche!Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Alex T. Smith is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - MetroFollow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

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Claude in the Spotlight

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude at the Circus

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude in the City

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude on Holiday

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life!Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. It is all very normal until... Claude meets pirates and discovers treasure!Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro

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Egg

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Egg rolls up to the house of the wicked Foxy DuBois. Foxy invites Egg in - she's always very kind to strangers - but she's got a glint in her eye, and has devilish plans for what she's going to do to the little egg. The clues are there: recipe books, and pictures of fried eggs adorning her walls. Be careful, Egg!