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David Melling

  • 5 stars across 35 books
    David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.
    2nd September 2010

    Hugless Douglas

    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young bro... More

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    13th January 2005

    Gently Bentley

    Gently Bentley! Bentley was fond of his squashy caterpillar. But one day Bentley, who was a little rough, bit it and the... More

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    6th May 2010

    The Flying Diggers

    Transforming diggers, a rescue adventure and the power of imagination - a surefire hit with boys, created by the bes... More

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    4th May 2017

    Knight in Training: To the Rescue!: Book 6

    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling. Sam J. Butterbigg... More

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    30th March 2016

    Knight in Training: Spots, Stripes and Zigzags: Book 4

    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling. Sam J. Butterbigg... More

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    21st August 1998

    Jerry's Trousers

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    29th June 2012

    Cwtsh

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    15th May 1996

    All Change

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    12th January 2017

    Knight in Training: Combat at the Castle: Book 5

    A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling. Sam J. Butterbigg... More

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