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  • 5 stars across 14 books
    Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with Jon Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Illustrators. In 2017 he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.
    27th September 2016

    Penguin Problems

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    22nd February 2018

    It's a Book

    What's the cure for digital fatigue? It's a Book . A wry exchange between an IT-savvy donkey, a book-loving ape ... More

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    20th August 1993

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: 'Chicken Licken', 'The Princess and... More

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    26th April 2016

    There Is a Tribe of Kids

    Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle wi... More

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    31st July 2015

    A Perfect Day

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    23rd May 2013

    Inaho Kitab (it's a Book)

    When a tech-savvy donkey comes across a monkey reading a book he questions him about what technological specifications i... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Grandpa Green

    Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a boy who lived on a farm and a child who had chickenpox. He was a sold... More

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    1st March 2012

    It's a Book

    A wry exchange between an IT-savvy donkey, a book-loving ape and a mouse forms this playful and light-hearted look at ... More

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    1st May 2013

    It's a Little Book

    A playful exchange between an uninformed young donkey and a book-loving young ape brings Lane Smith's bestselling IT'S A... More

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    26th April 2017

    Return to Augie Hobble

    Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his fath... More

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