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James Mayhew

  • 5 stars across 51 books
    James created his first Katie book 'Katie's Picture Show' over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. His series of Katie books are much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. Also in the series is Katie in London which has been an extremely popular guide to England's capital city. 'Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty' was James's first title featuring the adorable Ella Bella, and has been illustrated using a new delightfully retro art style. James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.
    1st May 2014

    Katie In London

    Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London's most famous sights! When Katie and her brother Jack visit L... More

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    25th October 2001

    Katie and the Sunflowers

    Katie visits five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne! Katie tries to pick the sunflower seeds from the Vincent V... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd October 2014

    Katie and the Dinosaurs

    Come on a magical dinosaur adventure with Katie in this classic picture book. When Katie visits the Natural His... More

    (3 reviews)
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    4th September 2014

    Katie's London Christmas

    Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with classic picture book character, Katie. When Katie and Jack are wok... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st June 2006

    Can You See a Little Bear?

    Where is Little Bear? In this charming look-and-find book, highlighted by Jackie Morris's gorgeous animal fantasies, ver... More

    (3 reviews)
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    2nd September 2010

    Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

    Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball? Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bel... More

    (3 reviews)
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    7th August 2014

    Katie and the Impressionists

    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure. Katie wo... More

    (3 reviews)
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    6th August 2015

    Katie and the Bathers

    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! On a ho... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st May 2014

    Katie and the Sunflowers

    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie w... More

    (2 reviews)
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