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James Mayhew

  • 5 stars across 56 books
    Beverley is author of more than 40 books from picture books and novels to science biographies. She was born in London, grew up in Kenya and came to Britain for the first time to take A levels. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Sociology. After travelling in Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East, Beverley joined Penguin as an editor. Her first job was on Economics textbooks, but within a few weeks someone offered to let her work on children's books. She jumped at the chance, and has never looked back. Now she combines writing and working as an editor here at Hodder. She has two daughters and is married to photographer Nick Birch. Stephen Lambert grew up in Reigate Surrey and has lived in London, North Yorkshire and now Cornwall. He loves walking, gardening and painting!
    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

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    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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    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

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    4th September 2014

    Katie: Katie's London Christmas

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

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    29th July 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

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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

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    2nd October 2014

    Katie: Katie and the Dinosaurs

    Come on a prehistoric dinosaur-packed adventure with Katie! When Katie visits the Natural History Museum with Grand... More

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    1st September 1999

    Katie: Katie and the Mona Lisa

    Five famous Italian Renaissance paintings come alive for Katie when she steps into the picture frames. What makes ... More

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    3rd September 2015

    Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

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

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    7th May 2015

    Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond

    Make art an adventure with classic picture book character, Katie, in this wonderful introduction to some of Monet'... More

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    1st October 2015

    Katie: Katie and the Mona Lisa

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

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    12th August 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

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    10th July 2014

    Early Reader: Miranda the Castaway

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

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    5th August 2010

    Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond

    Katie is desperate to win an art competition at the gallery, but the judging is at three o'clock! Surely Katie can paint... More

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    7th August 2008

    Katie: Katie and the British Artists

    Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery to see five famous paintin... 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

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    2nd October 2008

    Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

    Ella Bella longs to be a beautiful ballerina, and so each week she goes to Madame Rosa's ballet class at the old theatre... More

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    1st May 2014

    Bubble and Squeak: Bubble and Squeak

    People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyr... More

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    7th July 2011

    Boy

    Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - but he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, l... More

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    1st August 2013

    Miranda The Explorer

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

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    30th May 2016

    Early Reader: The Magic Sword

    Full colour red Early Reader about the legendary Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, written and illustrated by... More

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    2nd October 2013

    Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

    can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she t... More

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    4th June 2015

    Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

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

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    5th June 2014

    Katie in Scotland

    Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book. With so much to see and do in Scotland, it's ... More

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    1st August 2013

    Starlight Sailor

    This rhyming text follows a child whose wish on a star leads to adventure in a faraway land, where other children join i... More

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    24th June 2014

    Katie's Picture Show

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

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    3rd July 2014

    Katie's Picture Show

    Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers ... More

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    31st July 2014

    Katie's Picture Show

    Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers ... More

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    29th January 2005

    Who Wants A Dragon?

    Who wants a dragon, all fiery and bright? A lost baby dragon, alone in the night? This little dragon does not mean... More

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    1st April 2005

    Katie and the Bathers

    Join Katie as five famous Pointillist paintings come alive for her! On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bather... More

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    1st July 2010

    When Dragons Are Dreaming

    Poor little Dragon just can't get to sleep, no matter how hard he tries. Instead, what he'd really like to do is dance... More

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    1st August 2013

    Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

    The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what w... More

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    2nd September 2013

    The Ugly Duckling: Band 00/Lilac

    Follow the ugly duckling, who is rejected by the other ducks because he doesn't look like them and doesn't fit in. Wil... More

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    10th May 2011

    Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

    Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spe... More

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    10th March 2007

    Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

    Katie meets a real princess and discovers the incredible Spanish artists including Velazquez! Katie's very excited - her... More

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    5th May 2016

    Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as... More

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    5th October 2017

    The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

    Learn how to draw with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books. Art adventurer Katie has been ... More

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    5th October 2017

    Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

    Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventu... More

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    5th October 2017

    The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie: Activities with over 150 stickers

    Discover London's National Gallery with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's Katie books, in this fun-filled sticker acti... More

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    13th July 2017

    The National Gallery Get Colouring with Katie

    Come on a colouring adventure with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books. Art adventurer Kat... More

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    12th July 2011

    Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond: Make Art an Adventure!

    Katie is desperate to win an art competition at the gallery, but the judging is at three o'clock! Surely Katie can paint... More

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    4th March 2004

    Katie's Picture Show

    Katie visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when... More

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    21st January 2008

    Where's My Cuddle?

    Mum tries to give her son, Jake, a cuddle at the school gates in the morning, but he runs off. When Jake gets collected ... More

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    22nd November 2003

    Katie In London

    Katie has the best tour of London in town when a friendly lion shows her the sights! When Katie and her cousin Jack visi... More

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    4th March 2004

    Katie: Katie and the Dinosaurs

    A visit to the Natural History Museum turns into an adventure for Katie when she steps back in time to the world of the ... More

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    1st March 2012

    Katie in Scotland

    When Katie meets the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, fun and adventure soon folllow. Katie and Nessie discover how beauti... More

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    1st October 2002

    Miranda the Explorer

    Miranda wins a balloon ride - but the rope snaps and away she goes, over seas, mountains and deserts. She touches down a... More

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    1st September 1998

    Katie Meets the Impressionists

    Five Impressionist paintings come to life when Katie jumps through the frame and into the picture! It's Grandma's birthd... More

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    26th October 2018

    Reading Planet - The Magic PaintBox - Blue: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of e... More

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    26th October 2018

    Reading Planet - Sophie Goes to the Ballet - Green: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of e... More

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    1st May 2012

    Katie in London: Jubilee Edition

    Imagine a friendly lion showing you the sights of London ...When Katie and her brother, Jack, visit London with Grandma,... More

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