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Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Franklin Watts

My Friends

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon
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The Seasons

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon
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My Body

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

This book is fantastic first science and citizenship book for early years learning. It explores topics such as body parts, hurting ourselves and keeping well.Part of the series Our Special World which offers simple text and photographs that help young children learn about the world around them. The books seek to show the diverse nature of the world with lots of photographs of children with a disability and from different ethnic backgrounds. Each book includes questions to promote speaking and listening skills. They are perfect for early years learning for children aged 4+.

Franklin Watts

My Family

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

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What I Like - Holidays

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about holidays. A perfect way to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

My Senses

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

Discover the five senses - seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. This book helps children explore the senses, how we use them and why they are important.Our Special World is a series of books offering a simple text and photographs that help young children learn about the world around them. The books seek to show the diverse nature of the world with lots of photographs of children with a disability and from different ethnic backgrounds. Each book includes questions to promote speaking and listening skills. They are perfect for early years learning and children aged 4 and up.

Franklin Watts

Little Stars: What I Like - My Food

Liz Lennon
Authors:
Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about eating and food. A perfect way to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

My Behaviour - I Don't Hit

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out why hitting, and other hurtful behaviour, is unacceptable. A perfect introduction to learning about good behaviour, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

Little Stars: My Behaviour - I Can Help

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon
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Little Stars: My Behaviour - I Keep Clean

Liz Lennon
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Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out how to keep clean. A perfect introduction to learning about good behaviour, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

My Behaviour - I Am Kind

Liz Lennon
Authors:
Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out all about kindness and friendship. A perfect introduction to learning about good behaviour, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

What I Like - Where I Live

Liz Lennon
Authors:
Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about what local areas are like. A perfect way to to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Franklin Watts

What I Like - The Seaside

Liz Lennon
Authors:
Liz Lennon

Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about a day at the seaside. A perfect way to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.

Inga Moore

Inga began illustrating while she was still at school where she had a constant and irresistible urge to liven up boring passages of Latin with cartoons, likewise physics and chemistry tests. It wasn't until many years later, that she saw illustration as something you could do as a career. She had no formal training but she did have a good grounding in technical drawing and patience and discipline. She wrote and illustrated her first books in Australia and then returned to England. As well as writing her own books, she has illustrated several classics such as Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden. She can't see a time when she would want to stop making picture books - not altogether. It's one of the most enjoyable things you can do!

Izzi Howell

Izzi Howell is the author and editor of over fifty children's books. She lives in East Sussex and enjoys learning languages, cooking and travelling around Europe.

Jim Field

Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith is the author of the Barry Loser fiction series. I am not a Loser by Barry Loser was published in 2012, having already sold rights to nine countries. The sequel, I am Still Not a Loser, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and declared the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen. Jim has now written six Barry Loser books and begun a spin-off series Future Ratboy, the first insltalment of which won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds. He has also designed a hugely successful range of stationery and gift products under the name Waldo Pancake.

Julian Gough

Julian Gough is the author of several novels, a children's book, some BBC radio plays, and the narrative at the end of the wonderful computer game, Minecraft (TIME magazine's computer game of the year). His first children's book, Rabbit's Bad Habits, published in 2016, has been widely critically-acclaimed; Neil Gaiman called 'a laugh-out-loud story', and Eoin Colfer called 'an instant modern classic'. Julian has won the BBC National Short Story Award and has been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. He also, in his youth, wrote the words (and sang) on four albums by the cult Galway group, Toasted Heretic, and had a top-ten hit in Ireland with 'Galway and Los Angeles', a song about not kissing Sinead O'Connor. He was born in London, raised in Tipperary, educated in Galway and now lives in Berlin.

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.

Lauren St John

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series and THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy. Her first adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, was published in 2013. Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn