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  • 4 stars across 25 books

    Mij Kelly had an extremely colourful and varied childhood house-hopping around the UK, not to mention skipping across to India as well. Mij has worked as a newspaper editor, an oral historian and now, a specialist journalist in artificial intelligence. Mij has two children. She won the Kathleen Fidler Award for her first book in 1993 and One More Sheep won the English Association 4-11 years Award for Best Illustrated Book in 2004.

    Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy . He lives in Lambeth in a converted pub. This is his first picture book for Hodder Children's Books.

    27th October 2011

    Father Christmas Needs a Wee

    This mini hardback edition of this Christmas bestseller is the perfect stocking-filler. On Christmas Eve every child l... More

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    6th January 2000

    The Queen's Knickers

    It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what ... More

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    24th October 2013

    Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps!

    Father Christmas is back, and this time he's had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tumm... More

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    7th May 2015

    My Dad's the Best

    From the creator of The Queen's Knickers comes a hilarious and charming look at what makes each dad different, and why d... More

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    7th June 2012

    The Giant's Loo Roll

    This rip-roaring, read-aloud delight follows a giant's toilet roll as it goes on a crazy journey through town, leaving h... More

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    2nd March 2017

    Loo Queue

    A hilarious book of counting, colours, animals... and queuing for the loo! In this riotous rhyme from Nicholas All... More

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    6th October 2011

    Jesus' Christmas Party

    A special new enlarged edition of the bestselling Christmas story told from the point of view of the grumpy innkeeper. W... More

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    1st August 2013

    The Big-Hearted Book

    Babette and Bill are joined by a ribbon of hearts. They are always together through thick and thin. But when Babette f... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Picasso's Trousers

    Whenever Picasso does something different, people say, "No! No! No! Picasso!" But Picasso doesn't listen. Instead, he sa... More

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    19th June 2014

    The Prince and the Potty

    A jolly escapade through the world of potties, royalty and tiny accidents in this hilarious romp from the bestselling cr... More

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    6th June 2013

    The Royal Nappy: A Royal Baby Book

    Meet the Royal Baby and of course, Nanny, who looks after the Royal Baby and the all-important Royal Nappy Cabinet! A f... More

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    2nd February 2006

    Where Willy Went

    Another timeless classic from the creator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee! and The Queen's Knickers. Willy is a little ... More

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    3rd January 2013

    Android in The Attic

    Aunt Edna has created a no-nonsense nanny android to make sure Billy and Alfie don't have any fun. But then Alfie discov... More

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    5th February 2004

    Cinderella's Bum

    A big sister is horrified when she can't fit into her swimming costume. Her BOTTOM IS SOO BIG! But her little sister has... More

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    6th June 2002

    Jesus' Day Off

    Jesus worked hard to make the world beautiful. He performed miracles, told fabulous stories - all for free - and general... More

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    4th October 2012

    Father Christmas Needs a Wee: Book and Toy Set

    In this cracking Christmas counting book, Father Christmas can't help but help himself to the tasty treats he finds as h... More

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    3rd October 1996

    Jesus' Christmas Party

    One of a series of small-format paperback editions of popular picture books, this is a retelling of the Christmas story ... More

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    6th November 2014

    Heaven

    Dill the dog knows his time is up so he packs his case and tells Lily, his owner, that he's off "up there". "Can I come ... More

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    9th May 1998

    The Queen's Knickers

    A girl looks forward to the Queen's visit to her school and wonders what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear. Will ... More

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    1st March 1994

    Hilltop Hospital

    There's never a dull moment at Hilltop Hospital. Whether Mrs Indianopolis the elephant is giving birth, or Gertrude the ... More

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    4th December 1997

    The Happy Princess: Story of the Princess of Wales

    A picture book which tells the story of Diana, Princess of Wales, from childhood pleasures to marriage to the heir to th... More

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    1st May 1997

    The Bird

    The hermit is furious when a bird invades the peace of his island. They just can't live together - but, then again, they... More

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    1st May 2008

    Polly's Pet Shop

    IIt's time for Polly to open her pet shop. The first customer of the day is Max the Magician, but which pet will he choo... More

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    1st May 2008

    Wills Wheels Shop

    It's time for Will to open his wheels shop ...His first customer is Fireman Fred. Do you think he will buy some rollersk... More

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