Related to: 'Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up'

September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

Hodder Children's Books

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Franklin Watts

Sid's Red Car

Hilary Robinson, Beccy Blake
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Beccy Blake

Sid's Red Car is a fun story for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Every time that Sid drives off in his car, he hears squeaks. Whatever can be causing all the noise? Perhaps Mummy Cat has an idea!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

The Frog Prince

Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
Franklin Watts

Aladdin and the Lamp

Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling

Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town and pretends to be his uncle, Aladdin's adventures really begin!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Hodder Children's Books

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Hilary Robinson, Sarah Horne
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Sarah Horne

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes More Mixed up Fairy Tales! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! Includes: The Pied Piper, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, Rumpstiltskin, The Gingerbread Mab, Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Hansel and Gretel and The Frog Prince.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Franklin Watts

Rapunzel

Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch?Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Hodder Children's Books

Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes

Hilary Robinson, Liz Pichon
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Liz Pichon

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes Mixed up Nursery Rhymes! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations!What would happen if Little Miss Muffett went up the hill to fetch an army of ten thousand men? Includes: Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffett, The Grand Old Duke of York, Little Jack Horner, Polly Put the Kettle On, Old Mother Hubbard, Mary, Mary, Yankee Doodle, The Crooked Man, Wee Willie Winkie, The Queen of Hearts and Doctor Foster.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Much more than just a fun read Mixed Up Fairy' (Mumsnet)

Wayland

Hansel & Gretel and the Ugly Duckling

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for theirfather, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The ugly duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the ugly duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.

Wayland

Beauty & the Pea

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Wayland

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

Cinderella meets Jack and the Beanstalk in this fun rhyming text. Jack and Cinders climb the beanstalk and find a giant fairy godmother. Can she help them get to the prince's ball? Cinderella and the Beanstalk is a series of four rhyming books at Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.

Wayland

Rapunzel & the Billy Goats

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Wayland

Snow White and The Enormous Turnip

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

Snow White lives with the seven dwarves, safely in the wood. She likes to spend her time planting seeds and gardening. When a turnip sticks fast in the clay, she and the dwarves need more help to pull it out. So when a kind old lady offers Snow White a piece of tart to give her energy, she accepts. But is the kind old lady all she seems?

Wayland

Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

The three little pigs are busy baking a gingerbread man, when the wolf comes by to 'huff and puff and blow' their house down!

Wayland

The Elves and the Emperor

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

The Elves are helping to make the Emperor a brand new set of clothes.

Franklin Watts

Pocahontas the Peacemaker

Hilary Robinson, Masumi Furukawa
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Masumi Furukawa
Franklin Watts

The Royal Jumble Sale

Hilary Robinson, Barbara Vagnozzi
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Barbara Vagnozzi

There's panic at the palace! The king is looking everywhere for his ring, and he fears it must have been put into the jumble sale by mistake... where one earth could it be now? Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.

Hodder Children's Books

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Hilary Robinson, Nick Sharratt
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Nick Sharratt

This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 140 books and plays for both adults and children, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, which was one of the most talked about and successful children's titles of 2006. Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Geraldine is the first author to have been short listed, by librarians, for the Carnegie Medal six times, on at least one occasion in each of the past four decades, thus once again recognising the quality of her writing over the years.Geraldine McCaughrean's novels and retellings for children have won her the CARNEGIE MEDAL, GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, WHITBREAD AWARD and THE BEEFEATER AWARD. A prolific author who writes for all ages, she lives in Berkshire with her family.Visit her website at www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

Hilli Kushnir

Hilli Kushnir (aka silly Hilli) is a children's illustrator living in NYC with one husband, two kids, four plants and a few house flies that are harder to keep track of. She loves pets (that belong to other people) almost as much as she loves coffee (that she drinks too much of) and riding the NYC subway. Hilli painted a lot as a child but as an adult majored in graphic design which is a bit like drawing but with shapes and letters. After graduating she designed a bunch of stuff for the internet, but when given the chance continued drawing, mainly characters. Today Hilli's focus is children's books which allow her to be a bit silly and less of a grown up. She loves using happy colours and her favourite subjects are cute animals or little kids with missing teeth and messy hair.

Honor Head

After a few false starts with a model agency and an accountant's, Honor Head's career as a children's writer and editor began when she joined a small publisher producing comics featuring children's television characters. The light bulb clicked on - Honor discovered she loved editing and writing for children - and has been burning brightly ever since. She has now published over 100 books for children on subjects as diverse as kitten care, famous outlaws, ghastly ghosts and totally awesome trucks as well as creating pop-ups, pull-outs and sticker books, and has edited many, many more. Honor now lives beside the seaside in Devon where she has fun helping out at the local museums organising family and school activities - a great way to meet her readers! On sunny days she heads for her favourite seaside café to eat cheese toasties and watch the dogs playing on the beach