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Alex T. Smith

  • 5 stars across 36 books
    Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he'd wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children's publishing.

     

     Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration  in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, which are soon to appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior.

     

     When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant `supervision' of his canine companions in Warwickshire.  How Winston Delivered Christmas  is his first title for Macmillan.

    4th May 2017

    The Tale of Angelino Brown

    A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally be... More

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    7th May 2015

    Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

    Little Red sets off to visit her auntie who is poorly. She walks under the giraffes, over the sleepy crocodiles, past th... More

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    6th June 2013

    Home

    "Once there was a house, a house that was a home..." When four best friends decide they want to try living somewhe... More

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    10th September 2015

    Dial a Ghost

    With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, Dial a Ghost is a wonderfully ... More

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    5th January 2012

    Ella

    Ella is a little ladybird with big dreams. Her ugly wasp stepsisters make her do all the housework, all of the tim... More

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    9th October 2014

    The Secret of Platform 13

    Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appear... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

    From the author of Watership Down , Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures ... More

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    7th January 2016

    My Mum Is a Supermum

    Watch out! Mums have superpowers! Milo's mum always knows what he's up to. She knows when ... More

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    8th September 2016

    The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

    Inspired by Enid Blyton's bestselling school series The Naughtiest Girl - this is the hilarious diary of the naughti... More

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