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Anyone For Strawberries?

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 looking forward to a nice breakfast of strawberries but there are none to be found! Everyone has snapped them up to eat at the Pawhaven Tennis Championship. Claude has to win the championship to make sure Sir Bobblysock doesn't miss out on eating some yummy strawberries, but can he do it? A fantastic new storybook based on the Disney Junior TV show.

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Claude Ever So Summery Sticker Book

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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All About Keith

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude Snazzy Dress-Up Sticker 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 dress up activity book is packed full of stylish costumes, amazing activities and snazzy stickers galore!Whether Claude's on Pawhaven beach in his best swimsuit or visiting Armslength Keep in a knight's armour 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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Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
Alex T. Smith
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Santa Claude

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
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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Claude All at Sea

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
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 with 52 episodes airing 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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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
Authors:
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 Going for Gold!

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
Alex T. Smith
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Claude: Claude Doodle Book

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
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 was a World Book Day Illustrator. 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
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Claude on the Slopes

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
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
Contributors:
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
Authors:
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 on Holiday

Alex T. Smith
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Alex T. Smith
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Claude in the Country

Alex T. Smith
Authors:
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
Authors:
Alex T. Smith