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Ailie Busby

  • 5 stars across 54 books
    Nicola Lathey is a speech and language therapist, and founder of the Owl Centre, a private clinic for children in the UK. Nicola is a member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice, the Royal Collage of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health Professional Council. She is the author of Small Talk and lives with her family in Oxford. Tracey Blake is an experienced journalist and editor. Since 2005, Tracey has worked for the Daily Mail, and she lives with her family in Buckinghamshire. She has co-authored Small Talk: Simple ways to boost your child's speech and language development from birth with Nicola Lathey. Ailie studied Illustration Design at East Anglia University, Cambridge, travelled around the world for a year, then moved to London and became a freelance children's book illustrator. She relocated to Newcastle where she has lived for the past 10 years. She is currently experimenting with colour more and introducing collage. She uses a lot of mixed media, including acrylics, coloured pens and pencils.
    1st January 2017

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... More

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    7th June 2010

    Lulu's Loo

    Lulu does potty-training! Join in with Lulu's toilet adventures as she learns how to use potties and proper loos. Lulu i... More

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    9th May 2013

    Lulu Loves Nursery

    Today is Lulu's first day at nursery, and she is worried. She doesn't want to leave her mummy, and what if she doesn't m... More

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    9th August 2018

    Lulu at the Zoo

    Lulu is the perfect character to introduce preschoolers to first experiences. Join her as she spends a fun day at the zo... More

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    5th October 2009

    Lulu's Christmas

    As every parent knows, Christmas is a time of great excitement and here young readers can join Lulu as she prepares the ... More

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    6th June 2011

    This is Lulu

    Readers embark on a glorious day accompanying Lulu. She introduces us to her family, house, garden, toys, friends and fa... More

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    1st September 2009

    Friends Forever

    Meet Charlie, Katie, Grace, Jamila and Ellie - they're five best friends and they've just joined the Brownies! The girls... More

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    15th June 2015

    Autumn

    There's something special about each season of the year, wherever we live in the world. Follow the children in this book... More

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    28th January 2015

    Small Talk: Bedtime

    This series of gentle picture books highlights ways to encourage communication as babies learn to talk. Created with N... More

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    24th April 2018

    Reading Champion: Hop and Run: Independent Reading Yellow 3

    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skil... More

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