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Charlotte Guillain

  • 5 stars across 566 books
    Charlotte Guillain worked as a bookseller, an English teacher and an editor before becoming an author. She has written more than 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She always wanted to be a writer and her top tip is to read as much as you can.


    Publication Date


    4th May 2017

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback is one ... More

    (17 reviews)
    27th July 2017

    Treats for a T. rex

    Join George, a young and courageous explorer with all the pluck of a little Indiana Jones, on a Jurassic Park-style jo... More

    (15 reviews)
    8th February 2018

    The First Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter EGGS-travaganza from bestselling authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain with illustrations by the ri... More

    (15 reviews)
    5th April 2018

    Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

    The Fairytale Hairdresser meets Narnia in this magical new picture book series about a girl and her enchanted dressi... More

    (14 reviews)
    28th August 2014

    Doughnuts for a Dragon

    A boy called George had a brilliant idea To be like the heroes of old. He would go off and search for... More

    (12 reviews)
    7th February 2019

    The World Book Day Monster

    A celebration of reading and the huge phenomenon of dressing-up as your favourite character on World Bo... More

    (12 reviews)
    18th February 2021

    What Did the Tree See?

    'This beautifully drawn book is a delightful launchpad for home learning' - Sunday Times Told in gentle rhyming... More

    (11 reviews)
    14th October 2021

    What the Elephant Heard

    Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of a herd of African elephants... More

    (11 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    Black Beauty

    "Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it." Tran... More

    (10 reviews)
    27th July 2017

    Pizza for Pirates

    A boy called George had a wonderful plan To search for a real pirate crew. So he packed up a pizza, his fa... More

    (7 reviews)
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    Series by
    Charlotte Guillain

    Puffin Classics

    George's Amazing Adventures

    Scholastic Classics

    Look Closer

    Chocolate Box Girls

    Animal Abilities

    World of Wonder

    Collins Big Cat

    Fairy Tale Mix-ups

    Animal Fairy Tales

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers

    Campbell First Explorers

    I'm Thinking of

    Read Me!: Mythical Creatures

    Green Kids

    Physical Science

    Read Me!: Dream it, Do it!

    Early Level 1 Non-Fiction Set C

    Acorn Plus: Physical Science

    Folk Tales from Around the World

    Dream It, Do It!

    Timeline History

    War Stories

    Walk on the Wild Side

    Explorer Travel Guides

    Read and Learn: Author Biographies

    Little Nippers: Is It...?

    European Nations

    In Touch with Science

    Read and Learn: Sport and My Body

    Read Me!: Fierce Fighters

    Read and Learn: Growing Up

    Solving Mysteries With Science

    Little Boost

    Animal Family Albums

    Read Me!: Walk on the Wild Side

    Eye on the Wild

    Ignite: Treasure Hunters

    Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme

    Collins Big Cat Progress

    Collins Big Cat Phonics

    Acorn: Sounds All Around Us

    Acorn: Help the Environment

    Ultimate Adventurers

    Pets Plus

    Reading Worlds - Everyday World - Level 6


    Maths together

    Fierce Fighters

    101 Ways


    Time Hunters

    Hopscotch: Twisty Tales

    Author Biographies

    Animal Life Stories

    Young Explorer: Animal Life Stories

    Race Ahead with Reading

    Living in the Wild: Big Cats

    Infosearch: Living in the Wild: Big Cats

    Languages of the World

    Women's Stories from History

    Connect with Text

    Wonders of the Earth S.

    My First Reference

    Raintree Perspectives: Connect with Text

    Real Life Issues

    Culture in Action

    Countries Around the World

    Acorn: Comparing Minibeasts

    Jobs If You Like...

    Global Cultures

    Our Bodies

    Young Explorer: Jobs If You Like...

    Middle School Nonfiction: Women's Stories from History

    Fairy Tales Today

    Acorn: Space

    Young Explorer: Languages of the World

    Who's Who in ?

    Raintree Perspectives: Animal Abilities

    Bug Club


    Acorn Plus:

    Acorn Plus: Maths

    Project X Origins

    China Focus

    Project X CODE Extra

    Properties of Materials

    Writing and Staging Plays

    Engage Literacy Brown

    Engage Literacy Lime

    Engage Literacy Grey

    Rising Stars Reading Planet


    Engage Literacy Dark Red

    Acorn: Our Bodies

    Acorn: Properties of Materials

    Acorn: Spot the Difference

    Read Me: Fierce Fighters

    Young Explorer: Food Groups

    Project X Code

    Bloomsbury Young Readers

    Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds

    Help the Environment

    Spot the difference

    Engage Literacy Ruby

    Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised