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James Howe

James Howe

  • 5 stars across 36 books
James Howe is the author of many books for children, including the Bunnicula series and the Misfits series. He is also the author of the Houndsley and Catina books, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, as well as Otter and Odder, illustrated by Chris Raschka, and Brontorina, illustrated by Randy Cecil. James Howe lives in the USA, outside of New York City.

Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of several books for children, as well as the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Evil Emperor Penguin. Laura Ellen Anderson lives in London with her Labrador dog, Scooby. Find her online at and on Twitter as @Lillustrator.
10th September 2015

Dial a Ghost

With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, Dial a Ghost is a wonderfully spooky y... MoreDial a Ghost

(4 reviews) Review
1st August 2011


Jael has always felt like a freak. She's never stayed in a town for longer than a year, she's never kissed a boy, she ne... MoreMisfit

(1 review) Review
1st July 2010


(1 review) Review
30th March 1991

Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch

Pinky, Rex, and Amanda plot revenge on the bad-tempered old woman who lives across the street, until Pinky realizes that... MorePinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch

(0 reviews) Review
24th March 2021

Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland (1903) is a libretto by Glen MacDonough. Written for an operetta composed by Victor Herbert, MacDonough... MoreBabes in Toyland

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1st October 1994

There's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag

This wry tale of two brothers who amiably try to outdo each other by creating jumbo-size imaginary friends makes a great... MoreThere's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag

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