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David Melling

  • 5 stars across 88 books
    David Melling was born in Oxford where his father was a sculptor. He lived in Italy for some time and is now married with a baby daughter. Mike Haines is best-known for his design, paper-engineering and production talents. He was born and raised in Nottingham, went to Art School in London, then joined a retail group which is now 'Books etc,' becoming buyer for the group. He joined Penguin as a Special Sales Director, then left to form his own business.
    7th April 2016

    Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    Join Douglas on a honey hunt in the seventh Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 milli... More

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    7th October 2010

    Hugless Douglas

    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young bro... More

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    31st March 2015

    Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

    The sixth Hugless Douglas adventure - his first day at school - in this bestselling series with over 1.4 million copies ... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas! Board Book

    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Hugless Douglas is very excited about his birthday s... More

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    7th February 2013

    Splosh!

    This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to numbers... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Funny Bunnies: Up and Down Board Book

    This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introdu... More

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    31st July 2012

    Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

    Hugless Douglas is going to a sleepover i n this third adventure in the hugely popular series - a perfect boo... More

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    9th August 2011

    Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Where do you go with a BIG worry? Hugless Dougla... More

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    9th July 2013

    We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

    Hugless Douglas is looking for a best friend in this fourth adventure in the hugely popular series. When Hugles... More

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    7th October 2010

    The Tale of Jack Frost

    There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the ... More

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    13th January 2005

    Gently Bentley

    Gently Bentley! Bentley was fond of his squashy caterpillar. But one day Bentley, who was a little rough, bit it and the... More

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    14th October 2004

    The Ghost Library

    The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories borrowed from unsuspecting ch... More

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    10th March 2016

    Hugless Douglas First Words Board Book

    It's bedtime for Hugless Douglas and he's exploring some first words. Pyjamas, teddy, book . . . and finally a hug from... More

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    27th March 2009

    The Three Wishes

    A new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Nat and Ned are poor a... More

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    19th May 2007

    The Scallywags

    The Scallywags are a bunch of messy, noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discove... More

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    29th September 2015

    How to Hug with Hugless Douglas: Touch-and-Feel Cover

    Stretch. smile and squeeeeeeze, and join Hugless Douglas and his friends for a fun-filled hugging competition. What priz... More

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    7th April 2016

    The Star-faced Crocodile: A dazzling book about being yourself

    Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship... More

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    12th July 2016

    Hugless Douglas Animals Board Book

    Sheep, bunnies, owl, bear . . . come for a woodland walk with Douglas and discover his animal friends. A delightful ce... More

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    11th August 2016

    D is for Duck!

    Come on an alphabet adventure with Duck in this brilliantly funny story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Doug... More

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    6th April 2017

    Splosh!: Colour with Splosh!

    This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colo... More

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    27th July 2017

    Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas

    Join Douglas for festive fun in the eighth Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 mill... More

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    12th August 2013

    Paid a Phoeni

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    29th June 2012

    Cwtsh

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    6th July 2006

    Fidget And Quilly: The Dinosaur Game

    How many animals can Fidget and Quilly be in a day? There are tigers and polar bears. crocodiles and dinosaurs in this w... More

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    19th April 2001

    Cartwheels in the Kitchen

    Cartwheeling bears, very loud penguins and cycling cows are just a few of the wonderfully funny creatures appearing in a... More

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    21st February 2008

    Just Like My Mum

    One mischievous little lion cub is keen to show how he can act just like his mum. But when it comes to bedtime, there'... More

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    6th October 2011

    Hugless Douglas Box Set

    Douglas is a huggable, lovable brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one - but n... More

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    17th May 2007

    Just Like My Dad

    One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad. From the bestselling creator of Hugl... More

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    5th September 2013

    Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug

    A new Hugless Douglas book in this bestselling series with 350,000 copies sold to date in 22 languages. This irresistibl... More

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    1st February 2012

    Just Like My Mummy

    It's a busy day on the farm! Find out what the baby farm animals and their mummies like to do best together. With stroke... More

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    22nd December 2015

    Douglas A'r Gacen Fl

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    1st January 2012

    Five Little Ducks

    David Melling's lively, fun illustrations bring a host of favourite nursery rhymes to life in two beautiful collections.... More

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    1st February 2012

    Just Like My Daddy

    It's a busy day in the jungle! Find out what the baby jungle animals and their daddies like to do best together. With st... More

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    15th June 2006

    Good Knight Sleep Tight

    A stunning sequel to the award-winning title The Kiss That Missed. The lovable and haphazard knight is back on another q... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Funny Bunnies: Rain or Shine Board Book

    This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction... More

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    30th March 2015

    Splois

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    10th March 2016

    Hugless Douglas Colours Board Book

    Red scarf, green bush, blue hat . . . all lead to a rainbow hug with a brown bear! A delightful celebration of colours... More

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    15th March 2008

    Goblins: Tree Goblins: Book 2

    Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quic... More

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    29th May 2008

    Goblins: Shadow Goblins: Book 4

    Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read ... More

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    4th February 2010

    Goblins: Ghost Goblins: Book 5

    Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read q... More

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    6th March 2014

    My First Hugless Douglas activity book

    With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers! Featuring Hugless Douglas and ... More

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    10th November 2007

    Goblins: Stone Goblins: Book 1

    Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quick... More

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    3rd April 2008

    Two By Two and a Half

    The nursery class is lined up in twos and ready to go out with Miss Moo Hoo. Little Bat Jack is on his own at the back... More

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    5th May 2011

    The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

    The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Fores... More

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    29th May 2008

    Goblins: Puddle Goblins: Book 3

    Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read qu... More

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    28th February 2014

    Hello, Hugless Douglas! World Book Day 2014

    Join Douglas for playtime, friend time and story time! How should the perfect day end for this hug-loving bear? Especial... More

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    6th March 2014

    Hugless Douglas and Friends activity book

    With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers! Featuring Hugless Douglas and all t... More

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    25th September 2014

    Once Upon a Bedtime

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    12th July 2016

    Hugless Douglas Numbers Board Book

    Six presents, five balloons, four pieces of cake ... all lead to one birthday hug! A delightful celebration of numbers... More

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    11th August 2016

    Hugless Douglas

    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown b... More

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    28th July 2014

    Hugless Douglas Activity Book App

    With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers! Featuring Hugless Douglas and all t... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Hugless Douglas

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    16th August 2012

    Hugless Douglas

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    4th August 2016

    Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas!

    The board book of the fifth Hugless Douglas story in this bestselling series with over 1.4 million copies sold to date i... More

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    30th May 2017

    Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake Board Book

    The seventh adventure in the bestselling Hugless Douglas series , by one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrato... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Scallywags

    A delightful story about manners and acceptance by David Melling, the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series ... More

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    5th October 2017

    Knight Tales

    From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Tale of Jack Frost

    From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this beautiful picture book tells the story of Jack, the sm... More

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    8th January 2019

    Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

    Join Douglas for springtime magic in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies to da... More

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    27th February 2018

    Funny Bunnies: Rain or Shine

    This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny intr... More

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    27th February 2018

    Funny Bunnies: Up and Down

    This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny intro... More

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    1st January 2006

    The Kiss That Missed: Board Book

    The kiss flies out of the window, the prince is distraught and the hapless knight is sent into the deep dark forest to f... More

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    16th January 2003

    The Kiss That Missed

    The king is in too much of a hurry to stop for his son's bedtime. He rushes past and blows a kiss, but it misses! The ki... More

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    4th September 2008

    The Star-faced Crocodile: A dazzling book about being yourself

    Introducing two fabulously fun characters a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile, this is a tale of friendship ... More

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    18th October 2007

    The Three Wishes

    The lovable hapless duo from The Kiss That Missed are back! This time, the knight and his horse are left in charge of t... More

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    15th May 2003

    Just Like My Dad

    One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad. From the bestselling creator of Hugl... More

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    1st August 2009

    Ghost Goblins

    The land of the goblins is hidden, but not so far away. If you look carefully, you might just find it ...Drysniff, Sludg... More

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    1st January 1999

    My First Spanish Words to See and Learn

    Provides vocabulary in Spanish and English, grouped by different activities and topics and accompanied by simple illustr... More

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    26th July 2018

    Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School Board book

    A board book edition of this bestselling story. Hugless Douglas is very excited to be going to Little Sch... More

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    14th June 2007

    Tadpoles: Over The Moon

    A fun, alternative rhyming version of the classic Hey Diddle Diddle nursery rhyme.... More

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    8th August 2019

    Once Upon a Bedtime

    The perfect bedtime story by the author and illustrator of the number one bestselling Hugless Douglas series, Da... More

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    6th October 2011

    Just Like My Dad

    A book which speaks for what so many father/child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has... More

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    7th March 2019

    A Day with Splosh Board Book

    Join Splosh on his busy day in this fun story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Splosh has ... More

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    7th March 2019

    Smile with Splosh Board Book

    Is Splosh happy or sad? Find out in this fun adventure from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Sp... More

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    12th May 2005

    Oxford First Book of Words

    This is a colourful word book consisting of full-page spreads of various familiar locations such as the house, street, n... More

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    3rd October 2019

    Hugless Douglas Plays Hide-and-seek

    Join Douglas and his friends for some hide-and-seek fun in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.... More

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