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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

Hodder Children's Books

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith

Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to the Three Little Pigs...Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. Enjoy hundreds of novelty stories.A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith

Create your own hilarious spooky fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral-bound book, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser.Rapunzel has her hair tangled with spiders, while the Three Bears are terrified by Ghostilocks and Beauty dresses up as a Beast! What other funny combinations can you make?A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales and Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Franklin Watts

The Frog Prince

Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott

The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! 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
Wayland

Hansel & Gretel and the Ugly Duckling

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

Rapunzel is trapped in a high tower by a wicked troll. The three billy goats want to help her but the troll won't let them cross the bridge! A handsome prince rides by on his horse. Will he be able to help the trapped princess? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.

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
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?

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Adam Bushnell

Adam is a former teacher who turned his hand to writing full time in 2007. He has written both adult teaching guides and children's fiction books and is often touring schools and libraries and running creative writing sessions. He lives in Durham.

Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

Angela Wood

Angela Wood is an experienced writer of children's and young adult books.