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  • 5 stars across 18 books
    Christian Birmingham, sometimes referred to as Christmas" Birmingham thanks to the worldwide popularity of his holiday-themed picture books, is an English illustrator who has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award for distinguished illustration in a children's book. He has illustrated A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Treasury, The Classic Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and many other well-received books for young readers.
    7th May 1996

    The Butterfly Lion

    ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong ... More

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    6th August 2007

    The Wreck of the Zanzibar

    A gripping children's story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. "We all knew what w... More

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    1st October 2001

    Dear Olly

    A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines. ... More

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    1st February 2006

    Kitten Called Moonlight

    A little girl and her mother rescue a stranded kitten from a rock on the seashore. Each night the little girl gets her m... More

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    1st October 2008

    The Sea of Tranquility

    A magical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident ... More

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    3rd August 2009

    This Morning I Met a Whale

    A fictional account of the day a whale swam up the Thames, in which the whale makes an environmental plea to the boy who... More

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    2nd October 2003

    The Wreck of the Zanzibar

    In 1907, fourteen-year-old Laura, living with her family on one of the stormy Isles of Scilly, records in her diary how ... More

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    1st September 1998

    The Christmas Treasury: "Twelve Days of Christmas", "The Nutcracker", "Night Before Christmas"

    This collection includes three popular books that all relate to Christmas. The first is a carol book, th e second a famo... More

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    7th August 2000

    Wombat Goes Walkabout

    Wombat loves digging deep holes and thinking deep thoughts, but nobody thinks much of that until danger threatens the ... More

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    • The Butterfly Lion

      The Butterfly Lion

      I read this book for my school project about Africa last term. The boy and lion have a lovely friendship during their life. 
      The story made me feel b...

    • The Wreck of the Zanzibar

      The Wreck of the Zanzibar

      by Class 1

      I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and sad. This book based on a beach. This book is a fictional diary which is one of my favourite genres...

    • The Sea of Tranquility

      The Sea of Tranquility

      I bought this book second hand for our topic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. I love the way it is told from a child’s perspect...

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