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Laurence Anholt

  • 5 stars across 116 books
    Catherine Anholt and her husband Laurence are a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books - including the Chimp and Zee series - have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Catherine grew up in the Cotswolds as one of a family of eight. After a brief nursing career, she found her true vocation as an artist at Falmouth Art School, leaving to take an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.


    To visit the Anholts' website click here

    Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books - including the Chimp and Zee series - have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Laurence has been described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today. He was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He is a much sought after public speaker, appearing at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Northern Children's Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.


    To visit the Anholts' website click here

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    Frida Kahlo

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    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

    Cinderella's not scared of ANYTHING - not even the ghastliest, ghostliest, creepiest, spookiest party of all time...... More

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    1st February 2006

    Leonardo and the Flying Boy Big Book

    Zoro is the young pupil of the amazing painter, sculptor, scientist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Every day he works ... More

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    20th June 2008

    Chimp and Zee

    Chimp and Zee go to Jungletown with Mumkey to buy some bananas. But Chimp and Zee think shopping is boring and start to ... More

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    1st October 2006

    Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis

    This is the fascinating story of Mary Anning, probably the world's best known fossil-hunter. As a baby, Mary was struck ... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

    The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The M... More

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    7th August 2008

    The Rather Small Turnip

    Can one measly turnip fill the belly of the greedy farmer? That would be a 'turnip' for the books!... More

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    1st October 2007

    Matisse, King of Colour

    This is the sixth title in the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters. Each book tells the story... More

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    1st April 2016

    The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

    Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings b... More

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    26th March 2015

    Aren't You Lucky!: A New Baby Story

    When a little brother or sister comes along, everyone is excited...everyone except one little person who can't quite und... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

    Cinderboy is football crazy. His wicked stepdad and two lazy stepbrothers are, too. They all support Royal Palace United... More

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    23rd February 2015

    Anholt Family Favourites: Going to Nursery

    Anna is a bit worried about starting nursery. She doesn't want to leave her mummy and she won't know anyone there ... B... More

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    29th August 2002

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

    Cinderboy needs some magical help from the TV Godmother. How else will he get to the big Cup Final?... More

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    7th May 2015

    Anholt Family Favourites: Billy and the Big New School

    A classic picture book story to reassure children who are nervous about starting school.Billy is not at all sure about s... More

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    1st August 1994

    Ci Bach Newydd

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    1st November 2006

    Kids

    If you've ever wondered what's in a kid's pocket or what kids like and do, then this book is for you. All is revealed in... More

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    1st August 2006

    What Makes Me Happy?

    What makes you laugh and cry? What makes you bored, excited, or scared? But most of all, what makes you happy?... More

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    15th May 2008

    Small Stories of Great Artists

    A wonderful gift set of Laurence Anholt's classic artists series, now featuring five miniature hardback editions in a be... More

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    1st August 2006

    What I Like

    'What I Like' is a story of children's likes and dislikes, as seen through the eyes of six children but with a universal... More

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    1st November 2006

    Here Come The Babies

    There are babies and baby things everywhere in this colourful book for the youngest of readers. The book will have speci... More

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    1st April 1997

    The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

    Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings bet... More

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    1st September 2004

    Chimp and Zee and the Big Storm

    Following on from the irresistible Chimp and Zee is the second crazy adventure from those lovable and mischievous chimps... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Stories: The Emperor's Underwear

    This story is set in a country where no one wears any clothes at all (so no washing, nor ironing, no mending, no folding... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Shampoozel

    Shampoozel's brush with the Bad Hair Witch grows into a hair-raising adventure. Will it all come out in the wash?... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

    The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star, just ... More

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    7th August 2008

    The Fried Piper Of Hamstring

    The Mayor of Hamstring is the bossiest man in the world. He loves making up rules and he's banned chocolate, chattering,... More

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    7th August 2008

    Little Red Riding Wolf

    In the very darkest corner of the deep dark wood lives the Big Bad Girl. She is just about as Big and as Bad as can be a... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Babies, Babies, Babies!

    Babies love to play, laugh and cuddle, and this book is full of all the things that babies love best. The bright and che... More

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    6th March 2014

    Tell Us a Story, Papa Chagall

    The twins Meret and Bella love their grandfather, Papa Chagall, and he loves telling them stories. One day, when they vi... More

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    1st November 2006

    Chimp and Zee's First Words and Pictures

    Chimp and Zee are back and this time they are monkeying about with words. This simple book teaches and illustrates words... More

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    1st June 2009

    Ugly Duck Thing

    There was once ...a mummy duck who laid six eggs. But when they hatched, one of the ducklings was definitely not a duck!... More

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    1st June 2009

    Bleeping Beauty

    There was once ...a beautiful baby princess. The good fairies all made good wishes for her - but there was one bad fairy... More

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    1st June 2009

    Seriously Silly Colour: The Elves and The Storymaker

    There was once . . . a very silly story writer who ran out of ideas. Who would write his silly stories now? Elves? Goril... More

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    1st June 2009

    Silly Willy Billy Goats

    There was once ...a grumpy old Troll who lived under a bridge and would eat anyone who dared to cross his bridge. But th... More

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    5th September 2013

    Two Nests

    This is a gentle story about family separation with a happy ending. Betty and Paul are two little birds who build a n... More

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    6th November 2014

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Snow Fright and the Seven Skeletons

    Snow Fright loves being scared...and she's in for the fright of her life when she gets locked in the terrifying ROLLER G... More

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    1st July 2015

    My Freaky Family: Rude Ruby: Book 1

    Meet Ruby - the rudest of all the relations! Join her for a hilarious tour of her crazy family in this delightful new sp... More

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    1st January 2012

    Anholt Family Favourites: We Love Bears

    Everyone loves bears! Join a little boy and his baby brother as their cherished teddy takes them on a magical adventure ... More

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    12th May 2015

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Jack and the Giant Spiderweb

    Jack trades his favourite creepy-crawly for a magic spider's egg - and goes on a wriggly, wormy, gigantic insect adventu... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Freddy Frogface

    There was once ...a frog sat on a log by a bog. His name was Freddy Frogface and everyone loved how he would make them l... More

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    1st November 2006

    Big Book Of Families

    This volume features families of various kinds - big, small, busy, noisy, happy, fighting, at home and on holiday. Meet ... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

    From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anhol... More

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    28th January 2015

    Toot Goes to Dinosaurland

    Toot's little car has a most unusual feature - it has a magical sat nav system! So, when Toot presses the special button... More

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    3rd January 2013

    Not More Seriously Silly Stories!

    Once upon a time there was a Big Bad Girl, a miller's daughter and a teeny-tiny turnip - but did they all live happily e... More

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    6th November 2014

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel and the Space Witch

    Hansel and Gretel's evil stepmother sends them into space - and into the clutches of the even more evil Space Witch!... More

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    12th May 2015

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Tom Thumb, the Tiny Spook

    Tiny Tom Thumb may be a ghost the size of a stick of gum, but he knows how to make a lot of scarily MASSIVE mischief!... More

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    19th May 2003

    Jack and the Dreamsack

    Every night when Jack goes to sleep he has wonderful dreams. The only problem is he can't really remember them the next ... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Seriously Silly Colour: Handsome and Gruesome

    There was once . . . a smart gnome called Handsome and a tatty gnome called Gruesome. The evil scarecrow in the garden w... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Big Book of Love

    All you need is love - whether you are big or small. Your small one will delight in the pitch-perfect rhymes and detaile... More

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    24th April 2003

    Little Bo Peep Has Knickers That Bleep

    A mega-mix of mad rhymes and lip-smacking limericks. You'll be cackling till the cows come home!... More

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    27th February 2003

    Mary, Mary, Fried Canary

    A crazy collection of ridiculous rhymes and laugh-out-loud limericks. Guaranteed to give you the giggles!... More

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    27th February 2003

    Seriously Silly Rhymes: Old King Cole Played In Goal

    A bonkers book of rib-tickling rhymes and loopy limericks. Warning: You'll laugh your socks off!... More

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    24th April 2003

    Ding, Dong Bell What's That Funny Smell?

    A nutty selection of barmy rhymes and loony limericks. Warning: It'll tickle your funny bone!... More

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    3rd January 2013

    Even Sillier Seriously Silly Stories!

    Once upon a time there was a football-crazy boy, a fun-free town and a girl who got lost in the forest - but did they al... More

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    1st January 2009

    Happy Birthday Chimp and Zee

    Chimp and Zee are monkeying about once more, and this time it is the twins' birthday party, but will they get there in t... More

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    1st November 2007

    Monkey About with Chimp and Zee

    Following on from the irresistible Chimp and Zee is this colourful and energetic interactive board book for very young r... More

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    31st December 2009

    Family Days

    Young children will love sharing and talking about all the different things that can happen in the day, and all the thin... More

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    29th August 2002

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

    Daft Jack is such a silly-billy. Who else would swap a cow for some baked beans - and think it's his lucky day?... More

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    7th August 2008

    Billy Beast

    Billy Beast lives with his mum and dad Betty and Benjamin Beast is a lovely mouldy damp castle - hot and cold running sl... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Stories: Ecowolf and The Three Pigs

    In a small wigwam in a beautiful valley lived a gentle creature called Eco-Wolf. He lived at peace with the trees and th... More

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    29th August 2002

    The Rather Small Turnip

    One teeny-tiny turnip makes a rather measly meal for the greedy farmer. He wants to munch on a much bigger lunch...... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

    Daft Jack and his mother were so poor they lived under a cow (Daisy) in a field, but one day Jack's mum decides they mus... More

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    29th August 2002

    Billy Beast

    Billy Beast can't wait to meet Beauty, the bride of his dreams. But will she be as disgustingly beastly as Billy hopes?... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Anholt Family Favourites: The New Puppy

    Anna loves dogs. She had china dogs and clockwork dogs, fluffy dogs and bedtime dogs. She has every kind you could think... More

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    3rd April 2014

    First Words and Pictures: with Chimp and Zee

    Learn with Chimp and Zee and point to everything you see! This first words book, with charming, humorous illustrations... More

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    4th October 2012

    More Seriously Silly Stories!

    Once upon a time there was a silly-billy who carried a cow, a Bad Hair Witch and three pesky pigs - but did they all liv... More

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    1st October 2012

    Seriously Silly Stories: Seriously Silly Stories

    Once upon a time there were seven aliens, some giant knickers and a beastly bride - but did they all live happily ever... More

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    19th February 2009

    Chimp and Zee: Our New Baby and Me: A First Year Record Book for New Brothers and Sisters

    Chimp and Zee are monkeying about once more - but this time keeping a new big brother or sister company in the period be... More

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    10th March 2009

    Anholt Family Favourites: Babies Love Books

    Babies love books - and they'll love this one best of all! This fabulous rhyming celebration of books and the fun ways t... More

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    5th November 2009

    Anholt Family Favourites: Good Days Bad Days

    Every family has good days and bad days - days when everything seems perfect and others where everything seems to go wro... More

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    3rd October 2013

    One World Together

    I want a friend but who will I choose?Take a trip around the world, meet children from lots of different places and peep... More

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    1st August 2015

    My Freaky Family: Brainy Boris: Book 4

    Meet Boris - the brainiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Boris as they continue the hilarious tour of their cra... More

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    1st July 2015

    My Freaky Family: Mucky Micky: Book 2

    Meet Micky - the muckiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Micky as they continue the hilarious tour of their craz... More

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    1st August 2015

    My Freaky Family: Poetic Polly: Book 3

    Meet Polly - the most poetic of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Polly as they continue the hilarious tour of their c... More

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    Seven for a Secret

    Ruby lives in the city and Grandpa lives in the country. They write to each other and share the events in their lives. R... More

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    1st September 2015

    My Freaky Family: Bendy Ben: Book 5

    Meet Ben - the bendiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Ben as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy fa... More

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    28th July 2008

    Anholt Family Favourites: Sophie and the New Baby

    One day, Sophie's mum tells her some big, important news: there's going to be a new baby in the family! Sophie is very e... More

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    1st September 2015

    My Freaky Family: Tiny Tina: Book 6

    Meet Tina - the tiniest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Tina as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy f... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Anholt Family Favourites: Harry's Home

    When Harry goes away from home for the very first time to stay with his grandad on his farm, he feels a bit funny. The c... More

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    1st October 2015

    My Freaky Family: Brave Bruno: Book 7

    Meet Bruno - the bravest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Bruno as they continue the hilarious tour of their crazy... More

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    1st October 2015

    My Freaky Family: Hairy Harold: Book 8

    Meet Harold - the hairiest of all Ruby's relations! Join Ruby and Harold as they continue the hilarious tour of their cr... More

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    12th May 2015

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Ghostyshocks and the Three Mummies

    When Ghostyshocks messes with some mad, mangy and murderous mummies, she's BOUND to get TANGLED up in all sorts of troub... More

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    7th July 2016

    Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail

    Sylvette was a shy girl with many secrets. She dreamed of being an artist, but no one knew of her plans. One summer, the... More

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    1st September 1999

    Seriously Silly Stories: The Collection

    This collection features ten funny fairy tales with hilarious illustrations. Read about the king with the silliest name,... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Little Red Riding Wolf

    The Big Bad Girl is always teasing Little Wolfie. She thinks her naughty tricks are funny - but who's going to get the l... More

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    26th September 2002

    The Fried Piper Of Hamstring

    The Mayor of Hamstring is the bossiest man in the world. He loves making up rules and he's banned chocolate, chattering,... More

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    29th August 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: The Emperor's Underwear

    The Emperor gets everyone's knickers in a twist when he decides to wear his marvellous new magic pants in public...... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Shampoozel

    Shampoozel's brush with the Bad Hair Witch grows into a hair-raising adventure. Will it all come out in the wash?... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Ecowolf and The Three Pigs

    Eco-Wolf knows it's important to give Mother Nature RESPECT. Unlike the three big bad pigs, and their pesky polluting pl... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares

    Ghostyshocks is as jittery as a jellyfish when she gets lost in the forest - and has to go to the hairy, scary bears' ho... More

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    29th August 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin

    Once upon a time in a country where everyone had silly names (and the King had the silliest of all) there lived a miller... More

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    3rd October 2016

    The Hypnotist

    WINNER OF THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION'S YOUNG QUILLS AWARD 2017 Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new li... More

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    25th January 2017

    Frida Kahlo

    The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by ... More

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    4th June 2009

    Seriously Silly Colour: The Little Marzipan Man

    There was once ...a silly old lady who made a Marzipan Man. But no one wanted to eat him - not a monkey, not a giant, no... More

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    1st February 2000

    Baby's Things Chunky Board Book

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    1st February 2000

    Colours Chunky Board Book

    Colours is one of a series of chunky board books full of appealing images of familiar objects - clothes and toys and bab... More

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    1st February 2000

    First Words Chunky Board Book

    First Words is one of a series of chunky board books full of appealing images of familiar objects - clothes and toys and... More

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    7th May 2009

    Going to Nursery

    Too little to go to school, too big to stay at home all day, Anna is off to nursery for the first time. Tom is new too, ... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Billy and the Big New School

    Billy is not at all sure about starting big school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some... More

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    17th July 2008

    A Kiss Like This

    Everyone needs kisses. Tickly monkey kisses, slurpy sloppy elephant kisses, even snippy snappy crocodile kisses. But whe... More

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    4th June 2009

    The Princess and the Tree

    There was once ...a naughty prince. The Prince and his mate, Silly Willy, always made such a terrible racket. What princ... More

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    21st May 2009

    Handsome and Gruesome

    There was once ...a smart gnome called Handsome and a tatty gnome called Gruesome. The evil scarecrow in the garden was ... More

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    16th September 2004

    Sophie and the New Baby

    From the authors of Good Days Bad Days and The New Puppy comes this warm, reassuring picture book about the birth of a n... More

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    12th December 2012

    Seriously Silly Stories: Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares

    One dark and stormy night three bears move into an old house in a spooky forest. The local villagers hear them howling a... More

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    13th March 1995

    Sun, Snow, Stars, Sky

    Introduces different types of weather and climate, the changing seasons, weather folklore, extremes of weather, and rela... More

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    1st October 1997

    Magpie Song

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    1st April 2000

    Animal Friends

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    27th February 2010

    Babies Love Books

    'A story is something to share, sit and look at a book anywhere ...' This fabulous rhyming celebration of books and the ... More

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    1st December 2018

    Seriously Silly Stories: Rumply Crumply Stinky Pin

    Once upon a time in a country where everyone had silly names (and the King had the silliest of all) there lived a miller... More

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    1st June 1999

    The New Puppy

    A picture book, which tells of how Anna discovers that looking after a dog can be hard work and begins to wonder whether... More

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