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Alex T. Smith

  • 5 stars across 48 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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    12th May 2020

    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

    (25 reviews)
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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 Hercu... More

    (20 reviews)
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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

    (16 reviews)
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    28th February 2019

    Claude Best in Show: World Book Day 2019

    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life - in this very special short story created especially ... More

    (15 reviews)
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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 and ... More

    (13 reviews)
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    6th January 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 and ... More

    (10 reviews)
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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 and ... More

    (9 reviews)
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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 and ... More

    (7 reviews)
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    1st 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 and ... More

    (6 reviews)
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