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Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Hodder Children's Books

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen

Mrs Blackhat returns in a hilarious new story from the bestselling creators of I Will Love You Anyway and Hole in the Zoo. Mrs Blackhat the witch has a new broom. And it's not just any broom: it's a whizzy new ZoomBroom, with buttons and bleeps and its very own high-tech app! But when the battery on the ZoomBroom starts to run low, Mrs Blackhat discovers that while technology is great, there sometimes a place for good old-fashioned magic too.

Orchard Books

Daddy Fartypants

Emer Stamp, Matt Hunt
Contributors:
Emer Stamp, Matt Hunt

Daddy Fartypants was a very windy bear. It didn't matter where he was. Or what he was doing ...Of all the reasons to be embarrassed by your dad, loud and persistent FARTING is the WORST. The trouble with Daddy Fartypants is that he won't even say sorry for his bottom blasts; he always blames someone else. But that all changes when Daddy meets his son's lovely (and very windy!) new teacher ...Laugh your pants off with Daddy Fartypants, the hilariously windy new character from Emer Stamp, creator of the bestselling The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig!From the WINNER of the 2019 LOLLIES book awards

Franklin Watts

The Peach Boy

Enid Richemont, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Andy Catling
Orchard Books

The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn

Bella Swift
Authors:
Bella Swift

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn . . . When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug puppy is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl named Chloe. Her older brother, Finn, doesn't little dogs. And Chloe wants a unicorn for Christmas, not a puppy. Believing that anything is possible, Peggy decides that she will somehow turn into a unicorn to make her new friends happy. All she needs is a long silky mane, a glowing horn, and the ability to do magic! Easy-peasy, right? But all of Peggy's attempts to turn into a unicorn go hilariously wrong. From knocking over the Christmas tree to getting lost in the snow and accidentally stealing the show at the nativity play, Peggy remains a pug. How will she ever find a forever home if she can't change who she is?

Franklin Watts

Double Dragons

Enid Richemont
Authors:
Enid Richemont
Franklin Watts

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Enid Richemont, Shahab Shamshirsaz
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Shahab Shamshirsaz

When Sanjay is given a magic bowl that produces food by a kind goddess, he and his family need never be hungry again. Then the greedy Maharajah takes the bowl from him. But the Maharajah cannot control the magic and the food keeps coming... This traditional tale clearly echoes with 'The Magic Porridge Pot'.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Franklin Watts

One Hundred Wishes

Enid Richemont, Ben Whitehouse
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Ben Whitehouse
Franklin Watts

Ahmed and the New Boy

Enid Richemont, Maxine Lee
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Maxine Lee

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed's school - and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?

Franklin Watts

Arabella's Web

Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
Franklin Watts

The Night of the Were-Boy

Enid Richemont, Gustavo Mazali
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Gustavo Mazali
Franklin Watts

Princess Frog

Enid Richemont
Authors:
Enid Richemont

In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale the princess is bored of her princess duties and clothes, she longs for freedom and adventure, in fact she'd prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love...The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!

Franklin Watts

Brownilocks and The Three Bowls of Cornflakes

Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin

In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale meet Brownilocks the bear. She's hungry while she's out for a walk in the woods and finds a tasty surprise! Three delicious bowls of cornflakes have been left out for breakfast, but what happens when Mum, Dad, and Sam come home? The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!

Franklin Watts

Pirates of the Storm

Enid Richemont, Andy Hammond
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Andy Hammond

Mary Read and Anne Bonny may live in different countries but they want the same thing - adventure! And when their ships meet in the Caribbean Sea, they could find more adventure than they expect!The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Franklin Watts

Leapfrog: Sticky Vickie

Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
Franklin Watts

Leapfrog: Billy and the Wizard

Enid Richemont, Daniel Howarth
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Daniel Howarth

A nasty wizard has been bullying the people in Billy's village, and turning them into frogs! But will Billy's plan to get rid of the wizard work?

Franklin Watts

Reading Corner: Plop City

Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
Contributors:
Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson

Emer Stamp

Emer Stamp is the bestselling author of the Diary of Pig series, winner in the 6-8 category of the Lollies 2018. She started out as a graphic designer before moving to a career in advertising, where, among her roles, she was Creative Director for the advertising agency behind the iconic John Lewis Christmas adverts. Daddy Fartypants is Emer's first children's picture book. She lives with her family in London.

Kes Gray

Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Kita Mitchell

Kita Mitchell wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six. It was cruelly and swiftly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks, were equally badly received.Disheartened, she turned her attention to making stuff, and, luckily, they did degrees in that. After getting one, she built sets for TV shows - but the feeling she should write funny books for children never went away.Eventually, she decided to have another go. This time, things turned out a little better. Now, she can tell people she is a proper author, which is great.Kita currently lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters and a hamster.

Paul Mason

Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.