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Alex T. Smith

  • 5 stars across 44 books
    Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he'd wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children's publishing.

     

     Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration  in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, which are soon to appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior.

     

     When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant `supervision' of his canine companions in Warwickshire.  How Winston Delivered Christmas  is his first title for Macmillan.

    7th September 2017

    Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: Book 1

       From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin.  ... More

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    6th October 2016

    Santa Claude

    Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the hand... More

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    20th September 2018

    Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets: Book 2

    From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a brand new hero: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poi... More

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    27th August 2013

    Claude on the Slopes

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    4th April 2013

    Claude in the Spotlight

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Claude in the City

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    7th July 2011

    Claude on Holiday

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Home

    "Once there was a house, a house that was a home..." When four best friends decide they want to try living somewhe... More

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    8th March 2016

    Claude Going for Gold!

       Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal -    winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsbu... More

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    4th October 2012

    Claude in the Country

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    1st January 2012

    Claude at the Circus

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    1st August 2015

    Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

     Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobbl... More

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    27th June 2017

    Claude All at Sea: A picture book

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    11th March 2015

    Egg

    Hatching a plan for survival isn't always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each other's eggs... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Egg

    Egg rolls up to the house of the wicked Foxy DuBois. Foxy invites Egg in - she's always very kind to strangers - but she... More

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    4th January 2018

    Ella

    Ella is a little ladybird with big dreams. Her ugly wasp stepsisters make her do all the housework, all of the tim... More

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    7th May 2015

    Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

    Little Red sets off to visit her auntie who is poorly. She walks under the giraffes, over the sleepy crocodiles, past th... More

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    5th November 2015

    Claude: Claude Doodle Book

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with ... More

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    4th April 2013

    Primrose

    When you're a princess, you can do whatever you like. Or can you? Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she'... More

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    18th October 2018

    How Winston Delivered Christmas: An Advent Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters

    From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Delivered Christmas - the irresis... More

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    13th June 2013

    Clem Ar Wyliau

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    1st February 2015

    Pecyn

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    10th November 2014

    Clem a Bwgan y Sioe

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    3rd June 2010

    Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night

    Bella and Monty are best friends. They love doing everything together. Unfortunately, Monty is petrified of absolutely... More

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    5th January 2012

    Ella

    Ella is a little ladybird with big dreams. Her ugly wasp stepsisters make her do all the housework, all of the tim... More

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    28th June 2012

    Clem Yn Y Ddinas

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    1st April 2013

    Catch Us If You Can-Can!

    The dastardly duo from Egg returns in this delightfully silly tale. The utterly charming Foxy Dubois and Alphonso ... More

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    4th September 2014

    Foxy and Egg

    Egg rolls up to the house of the wicked Foxy DuBois. Foxy is always very kind to strangers and invites Egg in, but she... More

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    2nd February 2017

    Princess Primrose

    When you're a princess, you can do whatever you like. Or can you? Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull beca... More

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    16th February 2017

    Clem A'r Sgrin Fawr

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    5th August 2010

    Egg

    When Foxy DuBois invites Egg in for a BITE to eat she cooks up a perfect cunning plan to turn him into breakfast! But Fo... More

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    4th October 2018

    Claude Adventures

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior wit... More

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    7th March 2019

    Claude: Snazzy Dress-Up Sticker Book: Claude Sticker Book 1

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior wit... More

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    7th March 2019

    Claude: All About Keith: Claude TV storybook 1

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior wit... More

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    11th June 2019

    Claude: Claude Ever-So-Summery Sticker Book: Claude Sticker Book 2

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior wit... More

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    11th June 2019

    Claude: Anyone For Strawberries?: Claude TV storybook 2

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior wit... More

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    5th September 2019

    Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise: Book 3

    From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets He... More

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