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Alex T. Smith

  • 5 stars across 28 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 bestseller... 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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    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 he's using her saucepans... 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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    4th January 2018

    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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    4th January 2010

    My Mum Has X-Ray Vision

    Milo's mum always knows what he's up to. She knows when he's using her saucepans to brew up magic spells, and she ... 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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    4th April 2013

    Primrose

    When you're a princess, you can do whatever you like. Or can you? Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she'... More

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    5th March 2015

    Foxy Tales: The Great Jail Break: Book 3

    Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life be... 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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    27th September 2017

    Grave Matter

    Since the crash, since Eliza died, Samuel can't find a way to go on. His need to see his love again is overwhelming, and... More

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    13th June 2013

    Clem Ar Wyliau

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    1st February 2015

    Pecyn

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    10th November 2014

    Clem a Bwgan y Sioe

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    6th January 2011

    Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine

    When Frankie Blewitt brings home yet another F-for-failure school report it's the last straw for his overachieving paren... More

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    5th September 2013

    Eliot, Midnight Superhero

    By day, Eliot is a quiet boy who likes to read and play with his toys. But when the clock strikes midnight, Eliot ... More

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    5th June 2014

    Foxy Tales: The Road to Fame and Fortune: Book 2

    Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's h... More

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    6th March 2014

    Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan: Book 1

    Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's h... 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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    28th June 2012

    Clem Yn Y Ddinas

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    26th August 2010

    The Baddie

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    27th August 2015

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians: with illustrations by Alex T Smith

    A sumptuous, jacketed hardback gift edition of this classic tale with vibrant new illustrations by the award-winning Ale... More

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    5th January 2016

    William in Trouble

    Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back causing mayhem! William has a habit of being where he shouldn't be. B... More

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    2nd February 2017

    Princess Primrose

    When you're a princess, you can do whatever you like. Or can you? Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull beca... More

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    27th December 2018

    Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine

    The first in a fantastically funny series from award-winning author of Dogs Don't Do Ballet , Anna Kemp , with... More

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