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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…

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Hairy Harold

Laurence Anholt
Authors:
Laurence Anholt

Meet Harold - the hairiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Harold as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Rude Ruby

Laurence Anholt
Authors:
Laurence Anholt

Meet Ruby - the rudest of all the relations! Join her for a hilarious tour of her crazy family in this delightful new spin on Laurence Anholt's much-loved series. With the original fabulous illustrations by Tony Ross, these popular books have been refreshed for a vibrant and contemporary feel.

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Babies, Babies, Babies!

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and cheerful illustrations are packed with details for little ones to pore over and explore. There's even a game for parents and babies to play together as they read: can you find the special bunny hiding on each page?With colourful pictures and an upbeat, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect gift for all little ones and their parents.Featured in the Sunday Times as part of their 100 Modern Classic Picture Books list.'The Anholts show once again how tuned in they are to what works for small children' - Sunday Times

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Even Sillier Seriously Silly Stories!

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time there was a football-crazy boy, a fun-free town and a girl who got lost in the forest - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly!Includes Cinderboy, The Fried Piper of Hamstring (Shortlisted for the Notts Children's Book Award), Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year).

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More Seriously Silly Stories!

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time there was a silly-billy who carried a cow, a Bad Hair Witch and three pesky pigs - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly!Includes Daft Jack and the Bean Stack (shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award), Shampoozel (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year) and Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs (shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Awards).

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The New Puppy

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
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Sophie and the New Baby

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
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Good Days Bad Days

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Every family has good days and bad days - days when everything seems perfect and others where everything seems to go wrong . . . Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its brilliant evocation of the ups and downs of family life.

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The Little Marzipan Man

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

There was once . . . a silly old lady who made a Marzipan Man. But no one wanted to eat him - not a monkey, not a giant, not even a marzipan-eating monster!

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Harry's Home

Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt

When Harry goes away from home for the very first time to stay with his grandad on his farm, he feels a bit funny. The countryside is very quiet, so different from Harry's home in the city. But then Grandad has a clever idea . . . Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book all about the importance of home - wherever that is.

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Handsome and Gruesome

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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The Elves and The Storymaker

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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Old King Cole Played In Goal

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

A bonkers book of rib-tickling rhymes and loopy limericks. Warning: You'll laugh your socks off!

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Seriously Silly Stories: Little Red Riding Wolf

Laurence Anholt, Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Michael Rosen, Arthur Robins

The Big Bad Girl is always teasing Little Wolfie. She thinks her naughty tricks are funny - but who's going to get the last laugh?

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Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The Mean Queen tries to stop Snow White's dream coming true, but will she be a match for seven singing aliens?

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Cinderboy

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Cinderboy needs some magical help from the TV Godmother. How else will he get to the big Cup Final?

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Seriously Silly Stories: The Emperor's Underwear

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

The Emperor gets everyone's knickers in a twist when he decides to wear his marvellous new magic pants in public...

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Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Daft Jack is such a silly-billy. Who else would swap a cow for some baked beans - and think it's his lucky day?

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Seriously Silly Stories: Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

Once upon a time in a country where everyone had silly names (and the King had the silliest of all) there lived a miller by the name of Eyebrow Snailsocks.Eyebrow has a problem - he can't stop boasting about his daughter and soon the King decides to find out the truth. So one night, the miller's daughter finds herself locked in a room full of spaghetti which she must knit into vests by sunrise or else...!

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Seriously Silly Stories: The Collection

Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Contributors:
Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins

This collection features ten funny fairy tales with hilarious illustrations. Read about the king with the silliest name, how Cinderboy scored that winning goal, how Snow White got to sing on Top of the Pops and other seriously silly stories.