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Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

Hodder Children's Books

Knock Knock Alien

Caryl Hart, Nick East
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Caryl Hart, Nick East
Orchard Books

Prince George Goes to School

Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson
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Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson

Prince George is starting school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns! How will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure? This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn't have to be scary.Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty:'Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist' - Bookseller

Hodder Children's Books

Knock Knock Pirate

Caryl Hart, Nick East
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Caryl Hart, Nick East

A rhyming pirate counting book that's full of surprises from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?!Also look out for Knock Knock Dinosaur and Knock Knock Alien

Hodder Children's Books

Say Sorry Sidney

Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
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Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
Hodder Children's Books

Knock Knock Dinosaur

Caryl Hart, Nick East
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Caryl Hart, Nick East

A rhyming dinosaur counting book with a difference from award-winning author Caryl Hart, creator of Supermarket Zoo, and bestselling illustrator Nick East.Knock, knock! Who's at the door?One real live dinosaur!A visit from a dinosaur might sound like fun . . . but when T. Rex's friends turn up too - munching and crunching, skating down the hall and drawing on the walls - it's time for this little boy to panic. What is Mum going to say when she gets home?!Caryl Hart has won the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Oldham Brilliant Books Award, the Rotherham Children's Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @ carylhart1 Find Nick at nickeastillustration.com

Orchard Books

Prince George and the Royal Potty

Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson
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Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Princess and the Peas comes the perfect potty training book for little princes and princesses everywhere.Prince George wants to go on adventures, but his nappy keeps getting in the way! It must be time for the prince to use the Royal Potty. But will George ever get the hang of it?This royally funny rhyming adventure will help little ones discover that life without nappies is fun!

Orchard Books

The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed

Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
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Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
Orchard Books

The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
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Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
Hodder Children's Books

The Great Jail Break

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
Hodder Children's Books

The Road to Fame and Fortune

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
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Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith
Hodder Children's Books

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.

Orchard Books

Whiffy Wilson

Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
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Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
Orchard Books

Don't Put Your Pants on Your Head, Fred!

Caryl Hart, Leigh Hodgkinson
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Caryl Hart, Leigh Hodgkinson

If your pants drive you potty and getting dressed is a disaster, then this is the book for you!Learning how to get dressed has never been so fun - with wonderfully wacky illustrations and a hilarious, rhyming text from award-winning author Caryl Hart.From the creative team that brought you Don't Dip Your Chips In Your Drink, Kate! winner of the Sheffield Community Libraries Prize and highly commended for the Sheffield Children's Book Award."One of my read-aloud highlights of the season . . . A fabulous rhyming text."- Bookseller

Orchard Books

Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate

Caryl Hart, Leigh Hodgkinson
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Caryl Hart, Leigh Hodgkinson

When Kate P Green goes for tea with the Queen, she gets more than she bargained for in this hilariously anarchic look at the tricky subject of table manners. Although this book won't teach your child perfect etiquette... This wonderfully wacky, rhyming story will provide you with the perfect starting point to discuss manners and mealtimes - all delivered with a healthy dose of humour and fun.

Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

Louise Forshaw

Louise was born in 1987 - most likely with a pencil in her hand! Her passion for drawing started at around 4 years old. Nothing was safe from her coloured pencils! She spent most of her childhood watching cartoons and drawing comics to give to her favourite teachers. She went on to graduate from Newcastle College in 2008 with a BA Hons in Illustration and Animation. Louise works from home in a small studio (and sometimes from the sofa) being supervised by three noisy and very naughty Jack Russell Terriers.

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.

Lynne Benton

Lynne Benton was born in Bournemouth, but moved to Bath at 18 to train as a teacher, and has lived there ever since. She has taught in several primary schools in the area, as well as working as pianist and receptionist in a Dancing school and bringing up four children. In 1982 she and her husband, Robin, a fellow-teacher and composer, co-wrote a musical play for primary schools based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece (still, happily, in print) but it was only when their children began leaving home for university that she began writing seriously. In 1996 she was a prizewinner in the Independent's Children's Story of the Year competition, and since then has had several fiction books published. As well as writing longer novels for older children she enjoys writing humorous "bite-size" stories for younger ones. She welcomes invitations to go into schools and talk to children about her books, since it keeps her in touch with her readers, who she finds a continual source of inspiration.

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD, the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. Marcus lives in Cambridge and has a teenage daughter, Alice.Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick

Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012.