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Clare Helen Welsh

  • 5 stars across 66 books

   Clare Helen Welsh   is a children's book author who lives in Devon with her husband and two children. In 2013 Clare won the The Margaret Carey Scholarship for Picture book Writers and in 2014 she received the silver medal at The Greenhouse Funny Prize for her debut picture book  Aerodynamics of Biscuits  . She teaches primary school and has over ten year's experience in Early Years and Key Stage One education.  


   Olivier Tallec's   work has been called "sensitive", "stunning", "breathtaking", and "beautiful". Tallec was born in Brittany, France, in 1970. After graduating from the Ecole Superieure D'arts Graphiques in Paris, he worked in advertising as a graphic designer, after which he devoted himself to illustration. Since then he has illustrated more than sixty books.

4th November 2021

Scissorella: The Paper Princess

Cinderella meets paper-cutting, with a strong feminist twist, based on the life and work of German film director Lotte R... MoreScissorella: The Paper Princess

(11 reviews) Review
25th June 2020

The Perfect Shelter

A powerfully told story from Clare Helen Welsh and Asa Gilland that explores the emotions we feel when someone we lo... MoreThe Perfect Shelter

(7 reviews) Review
2nd May 2019

The Tide

Grandad doesn’t remember things like he used to. But I love him as much as I always have. And I know that he loves me. A... MoreThe Tide

(6 reviews) Review
11th June 2020

Poo! Is That You?

A stinkingly funny story, featuring a whole range of REAL stinky animals! Lenny the Lemur is on holiday in the ... MorePoo! Is That You?

(5 reviews) Review
1st April 2021

Wee? It Wasn't Me!

Following on from Poo! Is that you? , Wee? It Wasn't Me! is the second title starring Lenny the ring-tailed lem... MoreWee? It Wasn't Me!

(5 reviews) Review
2nd September 2021

Time to Move South for Winter

A breathtaking picture book about incredible animal migrations, illustrated by the winner of the 2019 Waterstones Chil... MoreTime to Move South for Winter

(4 reviews) Review
31st March 2020

How Selfish

The hilarious follow-up title to How Rude! which introduced us to the wonderful duo, Dot and Duck. They're back to... MoreHow Selfish

(3 reviews) Review
26th May 2022

Slime? It's Not Mine!

A laugh-out-loud funny story, full of animal facts and . . . SLIME. Lenny the lemur is on holiday in California... MoreSlime? It's Not Mine!

(3 reviews) Review
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