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Claire Freedman

  • 5 stars across 140 books
    Claire Freedman Biography
    Claire grew up in Pinner in Middlesex. She now lives on the Essex coast, just a very short walk away from the estuary, with her husband Michael. She has just moved into a new house, which will be her final home as moving is such an upheaval!

    The very first book that she published was called Tiggy Tiger, Brave Explorer. It was a picture book about a little tiger practicing his roar and finding out that even if his growl isn't big enough to scare away a grumpy rhino - his mother's roar is! She is perhaps best known for the Alien Love Underpants books which are illustrated by Ben Cort.

    Claire has several picture books that are being released in 2017. One is about what to do if you find a Yeti under your bed, and another is about a spider who wants to be liked!

    Claire is also writing a new book in the Underpants series - Ye Olde Knights and Dragons Love Underpants!

    Claire Freedman Facts
    Claire loves being creative. She likes making things for her home and also likes fashion. Claire used to make her own clothes but doesn't have the time anymore. She also finds baking cakes very relaxing (and enjoys eating them afterwards!)
    Reading and walking in the countryside and by the seaside are more of Claire's passions.
    In shops, Claire only has to look at an item of clothing and it falls off the hanger!

    Claire's Favourite Book Character
    Winnie the Pooh from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

    Claire's Favourite Quote
    'Reader I married him.' from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    8th May 2007

    Aliens Love Underpants!

    "Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise...."... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Dinosaurs Love Underpants

    The hilarious follow-up to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants! The mystery of dinosaur extinction is s... More

    (19 reviews)
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    22nd February 2018

    The Lost Penguin: An Oliver and Patch Story

    The welcome return of Oliver and Patch - this time with Ruby and a lost baby penguin too! Everyone fell in love ... More

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    1st October 2010

    Aliens Love Panta Claus

    The aliens are excited, As tomorrow's Christmas day, So instead of stealing underpants, They're giving them ... More

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    19th May 2009

    Aliens in Underpants Save the World

    Aliens love underpants, It's lucky that they do, For pants helped save our universe, Sounds crazy, but it's ... More

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    9th October 2014

    Monsters Love Underpants

    There are prowly monsters howling loudly and drooling monsters from the steamy swamp. There are wild, woolly mountain mo... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Everyone Loves Underpants: A World Book Day Book

    In this PANTSTASTIC story, join old friends to celebrate the wonder of underpants! 'Yes! EVERYONE loves underpa... More

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    4th September 2014

    I Love You, Baby

    An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new bab y - from the author of international bestseller... More

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    1st January 2015

    Oliver and Patch

    From the bestselling author of the ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series and award-winning illustrator Kate Hindley comes ... More

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    17th July 2014

    Pirates Love Underpants

    Now enjoy this hilarious title in the Underpants series full of pirates, sharks and treasure in a BOARD BOOK FORMAT. Y... More

    (10 reviews)
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    24th October 2013

    Spider Sandwiches

    Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVE... More

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    11th February 2016

    Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep!

    'Beep, beep, beep!' call the tired machines after a busy day on the building site. Follow their journey through to bedti... More

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    8th October 2015

    Aliens Love Dinopants

    When the aliens crash-land in the jungle, they have no idea that they are about to stumble on the biggest stash of pants... More

    (9 reviews)
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    10th September 2015

    Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

    Join Max and his monster friends as they head off on holiday for lots of stinky, smelly, gooey, gunky fun in the sun ...... More

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    29th September 2011

    Monstersaurus!

    Monty LOVES inventing But things don't always work - His walking toaster ran away And the robot went BERSERK! Bu... More

    (7 reviews)
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    25th September 2014

    Dragon Jelly

    TA-DAH! It's DRAGON JELLY time, A sizzling scrumptious treat. It's red. It's wobbly. Best of all, It's SCARY HOT t... More

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    4th August 2016

    Watch Out! There's a Monster About!

    A classic picture book tale about friendship and facing your fears. One dark, stormy night, Owl, Mouse and Rabbi... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd February 2017

    George's Dragon

    George has a new pet - but Sparky is no ordinary lizard! Soon he is growing bigger and bigger, and he can't stop a... More

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    27th March 2014

    Top Top Secret

    The Royal Ring has been stolen! Sid the secret agent spy has to find the dragon's lair, return the ring and all without ... More

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    1st August 2013

    George's Dragon Goes to School

    Following on from the success of GEORGE'S DRAGON comes a brand-new adventure by the author of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPAN... More

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    2nd January 2006

    Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones

    All the baby animals - from the little hippo to the mischievous monkeys - are snuggling down for the night in this beaut... More

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    2nd August 2012

    The Great Snortle Hunt

    On a hill bumpy-steepy, there's a house scary-creepy, And it's said that a Snortle lives there, Now nobody's bee... More

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    7th January 2016

    Astro the Robot Dog

    Meet Astro, the robot dog with a big heart, in this brand new picture book by the bestselling author of ALIENS LOV... More

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    5th October 2017

    Scary Hairy Party

    You're invited to a party. What fun! Hip, hip, hooray! So come along to Monster's house at three o'clock today. Raymond... More

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    28th August 2014

    Mimi Make Believe

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    7th September 2009

    On This Special Night

    As Little Kitten looks up at the sky, he sees one star shining bigger and brighter than the rest. 'That must be a specia... More

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    21st June 2007

    Georges

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    1st September 2012

    Bedtime, Little Ones!

    Join the little animals as they settle down for bed. With every turn of the page, spot the squirrel who's hiding from he... More

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    6th September 2004

    Goodnight, Sleep Tight

    Archie can't sleep. Grandma sings lullabies and tells him a story. She makes a warm milky drink and they cuddle up and c... More

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    2nd March 2009

    When Were Together

    Being together is fireside cuddles, it's magical stories we share, it's hearing the rain pitter-pat on the windows, squi... More

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    1st June 2009

    One Magical Morning

    Join Little Bear and his mummy as they wander through the dewy grass. As the silvery moon fades and the stars melt away,... More

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    1st March 2012

    Tappity-tap! What Was That?

    One dark, stormy night, Owl, Mouse and Rabbit hear a knock on the door. They feel very afraid - could it be The Monster ... More

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    1st August 2014

    George's Dragon at the Fire Station

    George and his pet dragon, Sparky, return for another adventure in this funny new picture book from the author of ... More

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    29th August 2003

    Hushabye Lily

    "What's that quacking sound I can hear?" asks Lily. "Shhh!" says Mother Rabbit. "It's only the ducks resting in the tall... More

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    3rd June 2013

    Who's for Dinner?

    It's City Fox's first time in the country and he's super-duper hungry! "Who's for dinner?" he growls, licking his lips... More

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    7th January 2013

    Cuddle Bear

    Do you need cuddles, cheer up hugs Or snuggle times to share? Then Cuddle Bear is made for you - A hug-you... More

    (1 review)
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    11th October 2012

    Aliens Love Underpants Sound Book

    "Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise....... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Superkid

    There's a boy quite ordinary, He looks like me or you, But in secret... he is SUPERKID - There's nothi... More

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    19th May 2016

    My Grandparents Love Me

    I'm off to Gran and Grandpa's, There's a BIG smile on my face, I always feel wrapped up in love, When I stay at their ... More

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    23rd March 2017

    I Love You, Baby

    Affectionate, funny, and joyful, this is the perfect book for little ones and their families to share. I Love You Baby... More

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    1st June 2017

    Don't Wake the Yeti!

    If you find a yeti under your bed, there's no need to fret! Yetis are friendly, cuddly creatures and with this hil... More

    (1 review)
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    1st June 2017

    Dreamweaver

    "When night shadows fall, and the moonlight gleams, The dreamweaver comes with her sack full of dreams..." The dreamwe... More

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    1st December 2003

    Dilly Duckling

    Little Dilly Duckling is dallying by the river when the wind blows out one of her fluffy feathers. 'Stop that feather!' ... More

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    9th August 2018

    How to Nab a Rabbit

    A laugh-out-loud book from bestselling author Claire Freedman, illustrated by the brilliant Monika Filipina For... More

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    5th September 2005

    By My Side, Little Panda

    Little Panda and his mother spend their days together, exploring the snowy mountain tops, and crunching tasty bamboo. Ev... More

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    4th June 2012

    The Sleepy Way Home to Bed

    It's nearly bedtime but Little Hare isn't tired at all! "Let's walk the sleepy way home to bed," says Mummy Hare. As t... More

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    6th September 2010

    Where Snowflakes Fall

    Capturing the beauty of the rare animals that live on the ice and snow, 'Where Snowflakes Fall' explores the majestic be... More

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    1st October 2017

    Sanchez (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All!

    Meet Alexis Sanchez, Ultimate Football Hero. 'At the edge of the penalty area, Alexis hit the ball straight into the... More

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    6th September 2010

    One Winter's Night

    One winter's night, a badger arrives in the forest, cold and hungry. There is little food this harsh wintertime, but som... More

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    1st September 2011

    Ten Christmas Wishes

    One shining Christmas star Is lighting up the sky. Make a wish now, Little Mouse, On that star up high. ... More

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    1st August 2007

    Follow That Bear If You Dare!

    Hare loves bears. He wishes he could catch a bear - the hairier and scarier, the better! So he buys 'The Best Book of Be... More

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    1st August 2013

    Little Bear's Special Friend

    A tender, uplifting tale about the glorious gift of friendship... More

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    16th July 2007

    Fairy Friends

    If you're sharing secrets, going to a party, having a sleepover or just spending a rainy day together, friends make ever... More

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    20th August 2015

    Brechdanau Pry Cop

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    1st August 2007

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Join Little Grey Hare as he frolics with his friends in the moonlight, in this bedtime story. Plus, press the moon to li... More

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    28th February 2010

    I Love You, Little Bear

    Little Bear loves to go exploring with his mummy! They discover new places and meet new friends.... More

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    7th April 2016

    Teeny-weeny Queenie

    A right royal picture book treat from Claire Freedman, author of ALIEN'S LOVE UNDERPANTS. Queenie has one B... More

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    28th February 2010

    You're My Little Bunny

    Join Little Bunny on a day of fun in this charming padded board book which contains gentle, rhyming text and soft illust... More

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    1st April 2010

    Benjamin Bear Says Goodnight

    Benjamin Bear and his friends have played all day, but when it's time for bed, Benjamin still feels bouncy! Luckily his ... More

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    23rd August 2013

    Benjamin Bear's Adventures

    A compilation of all Benjamin Bear stories in one volume. Join Benjamin and his friends as they play and learn together... More

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    5th July 2007

    Na Neonachain

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    1st July 2006

    Benjamin Bear Says Sorry

    Benjiman Bear loves to have fun, but in his excitement he doesn't realise that he upsets his friends. Children will enjo... More

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    5th March 2007

    Little Bear's Sunny Day

    Join Little Bear and his dad as they enjoy a beautiful, sunny day. This title features a soft touch-and-feel finish on e... More

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    5th July 2004

    Night-night,Poppy!

    It's time for bed and Poppy can't find her favourite bear, Growly Ted. Without him, Poppy can't settle. Maybe if she fet... More

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    5th March 2007

    One Magical Day

    Join the animals as they wake to a wonderful new morning. This lyrical text captures the beauty of our world throughout ... More

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    7th March 2005

    The Busy Busy Day

    It's springtime! Ginger and Floppy decide to spend a busy day in the garden. They put on their gloves and boots and rush... More

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    5th March 2007

    Sleep Tight, Little Mouse

    As night falls, Little Mouse looks to the stars shining brightly in the sky. 'There's the man in the moon' says his mumm... More

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    1st January 2007

    A Kiss Goodnight

    Make bedtime a magical experience for your little one with this collection of lullabies, written by best-selling author ... More

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    1st April 2008

    A Cuddle for Little Duck

    Soft illustrations and tender text bring to life the special bond between parent and child in these beautiful books.... More

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    15th April 2013

    Mor-ladron Y Pants

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    24th April 2014

    Aliens Love Underpants Sticker Colouring Book

    "Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise....... More

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    18th July 2014

    Candle Prayers for Kids

    A delightful Companion title to the Candle Bible for Kids. With bold illustrations in a strong vibrant style and prayers... More

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    12th September 2013

    Aliens Love Panta Claus

    The aliens are excited, As tomorrow's Christmas day, So instead of stealing underpants, They're giving then away! Yes, i... More

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    25th May 2007

    Benjamin Bear Says Thank You

    Here comes Benjamin Bear - always full of bounce. He loves playing with his friends, but somehow he keeps hurting their ... More

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    6th June 2013

    The Monster of the Woods! / By Claire Freedman & Russell Julian

    Tappity-tap! What was that? Rabbit, Owl, and Mouse prepare for the Monster of the Woods -- Publisher.... More

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    19th August 2013

    Dinosaurs Love Underpants Book and Toy

    Find our why why dinosaurs became extinct in this new edition of the book, with a pants-tastic dinosaur in prehistoric p... More

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    9th October 2014

    Monstersaurus Book and Toy

    Read this book to find out what crazy monsters Monty creates, with your very own cuddly Monstersaurus to play with. M... More

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    10th July 2014

    Dinosaurs Love Underpants Book and Jigsaw

    Find our why why dinosaurs became extinct in this new edition of the book, with a fantastic 36 piece jigsaw puzzle, perf... More

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    8th October 2015

    Aliens Love Underpants! Fuzzy Felt

    Aliens love underpants, In every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, So here's a big surpr... More

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    8th October 2015

    Pirates Love Underpants Book & Plush

    This new edition of the bestselling book comes with an awesome pirate captain toy! Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants P... More

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    26th July 2016

    Pobl y Pants A'r Deinosoriaid

    The Dinopants from space have landed once again and will do their utmost to steal the pants of all dinosaurs. Watch out!... More

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    20th October 2016

    Beep Beep Beep: A Road Play Set

    `Beep, beep, beep!' call the tired machines after a busy day on the building site. Follow their journey through to bedti... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Sleepytime Treasury

    With stories from much-loved authors including Claire Freedman, Sue Hendra and David Bedford, as well as beautiful illus... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Aliens Love Underpants Ready to Read: Ready to Read

    "Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise...."... More

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    10th January 2017

    Scaredy Boo!

    Under the bed lived a monster named Scaredy Boo. Boo was afraid of everything. He would have been scared of you! He soon... More

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    26th December 2011

    The Christmas Angel

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    3rd August 2017

    George's Dragon Goes to School

    A hilarious sequel to GEORGE'S DRAGON by the author of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS. "Bring your pet to school" w... More

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    1st June 2017

    Aliens Love Underpants Colouring Book

    Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise... ... More

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    1st June 2017

    George's Dragon at the Fire Station

    George and his pet dragon, Sparky, return for another adventure in this funny new picture book from the author of ... More

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    7th September 2017

    Florence Frizzball

    A funny, heart-warming sibling story from Claire Freedman , author of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants seri... More

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    19th October 2017

    Aliens Love Panta Claus: Sticker Activity

    A pants-tastic sticker activity book based on the bestselling, award-winning Aliens Love Underpants series by Clai... More

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    1st June 2017

    Dreamweaver

    "When night shadows fall, and the moonlight gleams, The dreamweaver comes with her sack full of dreams..." The dreamwe... More

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    5th October 2017

    Aliens Love Underpants Anniversary Tin

    To celebrate ten wonderful years of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS, what better than a tin full of aliens, underpants and fun!... More

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    20th June 2007

    New Kid In Town

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    4th April 2005

    One Magical Morning

    Join Little Bear and his mummy as they wander through the dewy grass. As the silvery moon fades and the stars melt away,... More

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    1st January 2010

    Benjamin Bear Stencil Book

    Benjamin Bear and friends gently introduce how to say Please, Sorry and Thank You. With charming illustrations, the boo... More

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    11th January 2018

    Cuddle Bear's Book of Hugs

    Cuddle Bear LOVES giving hugs, And bringing cuddly cheer. But one bear can't hug everyone, So here's his great idea... More

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    19th October 2007

    Benjamin Bear Says Please

    The third title in the series sees Benjamin and his friends playing in the snow. With snowmen to build and sledges to ri... More

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    30th September 2003

    Night-night, Poppy!

    It's time for bed and Poppy can't find her favourite bear, Growly Ted. Without him, Poppy can't settle. Maybe if she fet... More

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    1st September 2004

    By My Side,Little Panda

    Little Panda and his mother spend their days together, exploring the snowy mountain tops, and crunching tasty bamboo. Ev... More

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    2nd August 2004

    Goose on the Loose

    Gooseberry is practising his flying. 'Look at me!' he calls. But his friends are too busy to watch for long: they're all... More

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    1st April 2010

    Where's Your Smile, Crocodile?

    Join Kyle the crocodile in search of his smile!A wonderful story from the author of Aliens Love Underpants. One morning ... More

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    14th June 2018

    Pirates Love Underpants: Sticker Activity

    Ahoy me hearties! A pants-tastic sticker activity book based on the bestselling, award-winning Aliens Love Underpants ... More

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    22nd February 2018

    Dinosaurs Love Underpants Ready to Read

    Dinosaurs love underpants! And they will do ANYTHING to get their claws on a pair... You may wonder why dinos... More

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    1st July 2018

    We Are Family

    Affectionate, funny and joyful, this is the newest collaboration between internationally successful illustrator Judi A... More

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    1st July 2018

    We Are Family

    Affectionate, funny and joyful, this is the newest collaboration between internationally successful illustrator Judi Abb... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Bear's Story

    When Bear's favourite Big Book of Stories falls apart, he is determined to write some stories of his own. He ventures in... More

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    7th March 2019

    Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave

    There's a crime wave in the town and Ducktective Quack needs your help to solve the mystery. Follow the clues in the p... More

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    Superkid

    Amazing, action-packed superhero adventure by the bestselling power-duo Claire Freedman and Sarah McIntyre. ... More

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    11th July 2019

    ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS SONGBOOK

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