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Grahame Baker-Smith

Grahame Baker-Smith

  • 5 stars across 14 books
Grahame is a self-taught illustrator from Oxford who completed his training at Berkshire
School of Art. He has worked in illustration for twenty years and in 2011 won the Greenaway Medal for his inspiring tale of fatherhood, FARTHER. He has illustrated two other picture books for Templar: the Greenaway shortlisted Leon and the Place Between and The Winter's Child.
3rd October 2019

The Wind in the Willows

'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by the... MoreThe Wind in the Willows

(31 reviews) Review
2nd February 2015

The Velveteen Rabbit

(20 reviews) Review
14th July 2016

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is ... MorePeter Pan

(8 reviews) Review
5th April 2018

The Rhythm of the Rain

Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into t... MoreThe Rhythm of the Rain

(7 reviews) Review
1st July 2009

Leon and the Place Between

Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show ... MoreLeon and the Place Between

(6 reviews) Review
1st October 2011


A young boy, bewitched by his father's unrelenting passion to fly; a desperate craving that absorbs his every waking min... MoreFArTHER

(3 reviews) Review
1st October 2013

Winter's Child

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every... MoreWinter's Child

(3 reviews) Review
15th October 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed ... MoreAlice's Adventures In Wonderland

(2 reviews) Review
1st October 2012

Robin Hood

The champion of the destitute and downtrodden rides again. Meet young Robin Hood before he becomes the hero of Sherwood ... MoreRobin Hood

(1 review) Review
6th October 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Panorama Pops

A beautiful festive pop-up book that brings to life the favourite Christmas carol. In this festive pop-up book,... MoreThe Twelve Days of Christmas: Panorama Pops

(0 reviews) Review
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