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Raymond Briggs

  • 4 stars across 32 books
    Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex.
    30th November 2015

    The Snowman

    Mum, Dad, Holly and Zak are so excited when it starts snowing. Rushing outside, they build a snowman, complete with but... More

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    9th December 1971

    The Elephant and the Bad Baby

    The Elephant and the Bad Baby is the classic story from Elfrida Vipont and Raymond Briggs. The Elephant takes the Bad B... More

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    13th October 2003

    Father Christmas

    Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there is was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas E... More

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    6th October 2016

    The Bear

    One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly. The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; ... More

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    23rd September 2015

    The Snowman and the Snowdog

    The Snowman and The Snowdog is the much-anticipated sequel to The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. This enchantin... More

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    25th January 1973

    Jim and the Beanstalk

    A wonderful retelling from Snowman-author Raymond Briggs - Jim and the Beanstalk. A re-telling of the classic children'... More

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    2nd March 2017

    UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers

    Ug and his parents live in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst... More

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    29th September 1977

    Father Christmas Goes on Holiday

    In this hilarious sequel from Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman and inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog, a still... More

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    1st October 2015

    The Snowman and the Snowdog Pop-up Picture Book

    A beautiful pop-up gift edition of the enchanting Snowman and the Snowdog animated film! Based on the animation for Chan... More

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    1st June 1995

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    25th September 1980

    The Snowman

    Spend Christmas with everyone's favourite Snowman! This special edition comes with a sparkly glitter cover, and intr... More

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    4th September 2014

    The Snowman Pull-Out Pop-Up Book

    A beautiful gift book featuring original artwork from Raymond Briggs's The Snowman A boy built a Snowman and the Snowma... More

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    5th April 2012

    Fungus the Bogeyman

    Life in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things, and Bogeymen live under the ground r... More

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    24th September 2014

    The Snowman and The Snowdog Activity Book

    An amazing activity book featuring the Snowman and the Snowdog! One winter's night a little boy is taken on a breathtak... More

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    23rd September 2015

    The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film

    Based on the classic film, fly away on a magical journey with The Snowman . After the snow settles on a cold wi... More

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    3rd October 2002

    Ug : Boy Genius Of The Stone Age And His Search For Soft Trousers

    Ug and his parents are living in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and,... More

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    25th September 1996

    The Bear

    One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly. The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; bu... More

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    1st November 1997

    Pere Noel

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    1st September 2013

    Snowman and Snowdog

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    13th November 2005

    The Snowman: A Puppet Play Book

    A wonderful hand puppet book based on Raymond Briggs's classic, The Snowman. A little boy built a Snowman, and the Snow... More

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    4th May 2006

    The Puddleman

    Tom refers to his grandfather as 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead. One day, Tom decides that he will take ... More

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    29th July 2011

    Puffin Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

    Taken from Raymond Briggs' classic Puffin Mother Goose Treasury, this is a perfect first introduction to everyone's favo... More

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    3rd October 2013

    The Snowman and the Snowdog: Book and Toy Giftset

    An adorable book and toy giftset featuring The Snowman and The Snowdog. The Snowman flies again... One winter's night... More

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    27th August 2014

    The Snowman and the Snowdog Finger Puppet Book

    A brilliantly playful finger-puppet book featuring the Snowman and the Snowdog! A boy built a Snowman and a Snowdog... More

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    6th October 1994

    The Father Christmas it's a Bloomin' Terrible Joke Book

    From Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman and inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog , comes this collecti... More

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    26th October 2017

    The Snowdog Shaped Board

    Meet the Snowdog in this adorable board book, featuring beautiful artwork and rhyming text. The Snowdog is a fun and cut... More

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    29th March 1990

    Fungus the Bogeyman

    Life in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things, and Bogeymen live under the ground r... More

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    1st September 1994

    The Man

    The man is a mystery in himself. He turns up at the boy's house from nowhere and seems intent on causing havoc for the b... More

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    1st August 1996

    The Snowman Book And Snowglobe

    This charming Christmas storybook based on the film 'The Snowman' will captivate younger readers.... More

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    1st December 1998

    Father Christmas

    Follow Father Christmas on his adventures as he takes a holiday before getting ready for another "bloomin christmas!"... More

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