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Elli Woollard

  • 5 stars across 25 books

    Elli Woollard is an exciting talent on the picture books scene, who started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. In addition to picture books, she also writes children's poems. Her snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories are sure to make her a huge success. Elli's stories include The Giant of Jum, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight for Macmillan, as well as the young fiction series Swashbuckle Li. Elli lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs.

    Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire, playing in the garden with her younger brother and sister. She studied Illustration at Falmouth University and was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Children's book prize in 2013 and 2014. She now lives in Devon, where her work day mainly consists of drawing fairies, interrupted only when her dog, Finbar, demands his walk. Briony's work is inspired by fairy tales and folklore and life in the country.

    21st September 2017

    The Great Gran Plan

    The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood. But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hun... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Princess in Black

    Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy d... More

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    9th February 2017

    Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if i... More

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    21st March 2019

    Perfectly Peculiar Pets

    From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poem... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungr... More

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    24th April 2018

    Dinosaurs Don't Draw

    Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for o... More

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    26th April 2016

    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

    When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't rea... More

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    5th March 2015

    Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom

    Friendship and fun abound in this full-colour early reader for ages 4+. In the faraway village of Snottington Sneeze Li... More

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    23rd April 2015

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

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    23rd April 2015

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Woozy the Wizard: A Spell to Get Well

    'In the faraway village of Snottington Sneeze Lived a wizened old wizard with knocketty knees.' Woozy the Wizard is a w... More

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    19th May 2016

    The Secret Pirate

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if i... More

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    21st February 2019

    Little Bear's Spring

    Little Bear's Spring is a glorious reminder for children and adults of just how wonderful the natural world is, ... More

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    28th May 2015

    The Pet Itch

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    7th May 2015

    The Giant of Jum: Book and CD Pack

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

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    25th July 2013

    The Pet Itch

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    7th May 2015

    Giant of Jum

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    6th July 2017

    Troll Stroll

    Troll is fed up with eating boring old goats, so off he strolls in search of some scrumptious children. But the little b... More

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    26th September 2017

    Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, retold by Elli Woollard

    Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with stunning illustrations throughout, this is a beautiful reworked edition of... More

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    8th March 2018

    The Adventures of Swashbuckle Lil

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if it takes her all... More

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    21st May 2015

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

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    26th July 2018

    Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, retold by Elli Woollard: Book and CD Pack

    Delightfully retold in humorous verse, with stunning illustrations throughout, this is a beautiful reworked edition of... More

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    21st February 2019

    Little Bear's Spring

    Little Bear's Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful story about a little bear, an unlikely friendship and how the... More

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    25th July 2019

    Dilly the Donkey

    Dilly the Donkey may be little and wonky - and not as young as she used to be - but each day she lovingly carts the ch... More

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    25th July 2019

    Dilly the Donkey

    Dilly the Donkey may be little and wonky - and not as young as she used to be - but each day she lovingly carts the ch... More

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