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  • 5 stars across 7 books

    Claire Freedman is the internationally bestselling author of over 100 books for children. Claire is probably best-known for her award-winning Aliens Love Underpants picture book series (Simon and Schuster). There's A Spider In This Book is her first picture book with Macmillan, with more titles in the pipeline. Claire lives by the coast in Essex with her husband and lots and lots of books - but thankfully no hairy spiders!

    Mike Byrne grew up on the Wirral near Liverpool before moving to Wales to study illustrations at Glyndwr University. He began his career as a designer for a greetings card company and then became a studio manager for a licensed stationery designer, before leaving to fulfil his dream of illustrating children's books. Mike now lives in Surrey with his wife, cat and two sons, and spends his days doodling and drawing illustrations fuelled only by tea and biscuits. Mike illustrated the bestselling Jack's Mega Machines series for Simon & Schuster and the hugely successful Sproutzilla v. Christmas , which was his first book for Macmillan. In addition to illustrating Claire Freedman's texts for Macmillan, he is also working on a new Sproutzilla title.

    8th July 2021

    Does a Bear Poo in the Woods?

    Surely there's somewhere a bear can go away from prying eyes? When a shy bear feels the urge to go, there's onl... More

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    2nd August 2010

    It's My Birthday

    A simple, scrumptious birthday story from beloved author-illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. "It's my birthday and I'm... More

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    1st February 2012

    Teddy's First Sleepover

    Teddy's off to Grandma's house for his very first sleepover. Can you help him pack his case? Lift the flaps to help tedd... More

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    15th April 2021

    Once Upon a Song: A Numbers Primer for Music Lovers

    Toddlers learning to identify numbers will love this charming and funny book, while music-savvy parents will enjoy the... More

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