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Clara Vulliamy

  • 5 stars across 25 books
    Clara Vulliamy Biography
    Clara Vulliamy is a British author and illustrator, best known for her preschool series Martha and the Bunny Brothers and the Dixie O'Day series created with her famous author mother Shirley Hughes

    Born in London in 1962, Clara loved drawing and writing stories from an early age. She went on to study Fine Art at the Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin (Oxford) and The Royal Academy. Clara began illustrating for newspapers and magazines then moved into children's picture books when she had her own children. She's illustrated over 35 books working with various authors. 

    Our favourite Clara Vulliamy Book Characters
    Dixie and Percy - from the Dixie O'Day series
    Martha - from Martha and the Bunny Brothers series
    Flora and Fizz - from the Muffin series
    1st September 2016

    Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)

    A charming collection of four beautifully illustrated stories about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little ... More

    (26 reviews)
    7th June 2018

    Picking Pickle: Which dog will you choose?

    From the star writer and illustrator team of the Mango & Bambang series comes a funny, heartwarming picture book... More

    (16 reviews)
    4th July 2013

    Starting School

    Are you starting school? How exciting! Following a number of children's first experiences, this picture book ta... More

    (14 reviews)
    7th September 2017

    Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble (Book Three)

    Mango and Bambang's adventures continue in the third book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl an... More

    (13 reviews)
    3rd March 2016

    Mango & Bambang: Tapir All at Sea (Book Two)

    Book Two in this charming and beautifully illustrated series about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little g... More

    (9 reviews)
    26th March 2015

    Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!

    Dixie, Percy and their new friend, Ariel, are off on an adventure in the clouds. Making a speedy getaway from their ar... More

    (5 reviews)
    1st January 2015

    Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

    Dixie O'Day and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fab... More

    (3 reviews)
    26th August 2021

    The Book Cat

    This is a classic wartime tale of a (real!) cat who made his home at the Faber offices and decided he'd never leave. 'T... More

    (3 reviews)
    8th August 2013

    Dixie O'Day: In The Fast Lane

    Introducing Dixie O'Day and also, of course, his friend Percy! This dashing duo are always getting into adventures - her... More

    (2 reviews)
    24th September 2015

    Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

    A dark and stormy night, a camping trip gone awry, and an old house which looks like it might be ... haunted? Dixie... More

    (2 reviews)
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    • Starting School

      Starting School

      George wasn't very keen on this book and I struggled to get him to stay focused. I think it's a lovely book and would be ideal for any child about to...

    • Picking Pickle: Which dog will you choose?

      Picking Pickle: Which dog will you choose?

      by LizK

      We really enjoyed reading this book.  Dogs are a big hit with my daughter (5) at the moment and she loved looking at the dogs and imagining that she w...

    • The Book Cat

      The Book Cat

      by ESCP

      Really lovely story.  
      This follows a Kitten called Morgan through the years of his life in London.  He is born on the night of the first bombs in WW...