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Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
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Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
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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 Going for Gold!

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

Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can! 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 All at Sea

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

The first picture book starring the delightful canine Claude, following the much-loved fiction series. Perfect for Claude's youngest fans. Meet Claude - the extraordinary dog with an extraordinary life! Whether he's soaking up café culture in the city or taking some time out on the beach, wherever he goes, all sorts of wacky adventures befall him.Are you ready for a rollicking seafaring adventure? In true Claude style, the fearless canine swooshes out of the house via the bathtub. Out at sea and joined by trusted companion, Sir Bobblysock, Claude meets mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster?Claude 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 in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Praise for Claude:'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The MetroFollow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

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Claude Doodle Book

Alex T. Smith
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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
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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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Foxy and Egg

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Egg rolls up to the house of the wicked Foxy DuBois. Foxy is always very kind to strangers and invites Egg in, but she's got a glint in her eye, and has devilish plans. The clues are there: recipe books, and pictures of fried eggs adorning her walls. Be careful, Egg!'If you're not in fits of giggles by the back endpaper, there's something wrong with you!' The BookbagThese crazy characters also star in their own fiction series- Foxy Tales.Alex T Smith is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014 and also the author of the internationally bestselling fiction series Claude, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club.Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/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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The Cunning Plan

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?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 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.

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Claude in the Spotlight

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Claude in the Spotlight is the fifth title in this adorable new young fiction series from the talented Alex T. Smith. Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011.A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight! Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - MetroThere are seven books in the series - Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight and Claude on the Slopes, Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times

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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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Claude at the Circus

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show!Praise for Claude:'...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro

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Claude on Holiday

Alex T. Smith
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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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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!

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Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Bella and Monty are best friends. They love doing everything together. Unfortunately, Monty is petrified of absolutely everything, but thankfully Bella is as brave as brave can be and will help her friend overcome his fears. 'A reassuring tale to help children conquer their fears.' - Nursery WorldAlex T Smith is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014 and also the author of the internationally bestselling fiction series Claude, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith