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All About Keith

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show! Whether he's on Pawhaven beach or visiting Armslength Keep all sorts of wacky adventures happen to him and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock.Claude and Sir Bobblysock are happily walking through the park when they hear an extremely loud WAIL! A poor duckling is lost, it's up to the two friends to keep him happy and find his mother!A fantastic new storybook based on the Disney Junior TV show.

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Claude Dress-Up Sticker Activity Book

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life and is now the star of his very own TV show! This summer activity book is packed full of games, activities and stickers galore!Whether Claude's on Pawhaven beach or visiting Armslength Keep all sorts of wacky adventures happen to him and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock. Packed full of stickers, puzzles and games this activity book will keep Claude fans busy for hours!

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Claude Adventures

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

An exciting paperback treasury of Alex T. Smith's bestselling, award-winning canine hero, containing three much-loved stories. Follow Claude and Sir Bobblysock as they dance and bottom-wiggle their way into the spotlight, head off in hot pursuit of a gold cup, and stumble onto a film set to become movie stars! Includes: Lights! Camera! Action!, Going for Gold and Claude in the Spotlight. Claude has been selected for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and the 5-9 fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior! '...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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Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series.Follow Mr Penguin and Colin as they crash land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying?Find out in the second Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.Praise for Mr Penguin:'Addictive slapstick' - The Guardian'The perfect introduction to mystery stories.' - The ScotsmanClaude 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 2018. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/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

From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.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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Santa Claude

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

A festive romp for Claude and Sir Bobblysock in the ninth volume of the hit series, which is due to hit TV screens in 2018.Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight...Claude Going for Gold won the fiction 5-9 category in the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Claude has also been selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with a brand new show due to air in 2018. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014.Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://www.alextsmith.com/ and http://twitter.com/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

Inspired by Enid Blyton's bestselling school series The Naughtiest Girl - this is the hilarious diary of the naughtiest pupil there's ever been. Fans of Tom Gates will love this!'Mum says pupils aren't allowed to take mobile devices to Whyteleafe ... excuse me? It's the twenty-first century! What next? Ride to school on a penny-farthing?'When Elizabeth Allen is packed off to boarding school, armed with nothing but a journal to write in for entertainment, she is NOT impressed. How will she survive without her home comforts, especially her pony Ross (the only boy she has ever truly loved)? Elizabeth comes up with a cunning plan: she will be so naughty that she gets sent home . . . But then Elizabeth discovers a love for music and makes her first ever friend ... perhaps school life might not be as bad as she thought?The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl is written by bestselling author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, acclaimed creator of the Claude books.

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Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

Alex T. Smith
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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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Claude Going for Gold!

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith

Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal - winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award and soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior.When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?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 with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Claude Going for Gold! is the winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Enjoy further Claude adventures: Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight, Claude on the Slopes, Claude Lights! Camera! Action!, Claude Going for Gold, Claude All at Sea, Claude Doodle BookPraise 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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Claude: 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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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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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 at the Circus

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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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