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James Brown

  • 5 stars across 12 books
    James Brown Biography
    James is a writer and illustrator for children's books including two fiction series: Elspeth Hart by Sarah Forbes (Stripes) and Tally & Squill by Abie Longstaff (Little,Brown), and the author of With My Mummy and With My Daddy. He studied Creative Writing at St Andrews University and now lives in Nottingham where he is also a secondary school English teacher.

    James Brown Facts
    James has a creative mantra "Don't be too precious, be flexible and try new things"

    James was one of five illustrators to win the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices 2014 competition.

    Our favourite James Brown Book Characters
    Elspeth - from the Elspeth Hart book series
    Al and Lotties - from Al's Awesome Science
    27th July 2017

    Al's Awesome Science: Egg-Speriments!

    Energetic twins Al and Lottie are always one step away from trouble. Al is experimenting to invent a time machine. Al an... More

    (19 reviews)
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    1st July 2017

    Farm

    Follow Farmer Ted around his busy farm, as he looks after his animals. Decorate each wonderful picture with the amazing ... More

    (16 reviews)
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    28th July 2016

    The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation: Book 1

    The first book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her ... More

    (12 reviews)
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    17th May 2018

    AL's Awesome Science: Splash Down

    Al's experiments have the most unexpected and messy consequences. Al is experimenting to find out what kind of covering ... More

    (11 reviews)
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    4th October 2018

    Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

    Al and his friends are experimenting to blast off his time machine. Trouble is fiddling with homemade rockets is messy, ... More

    (5 reviews)
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    10th September 2015

    Elspeth Hart and the Perilous Voyage

    Elspeth Hart and the Perilous Voyage is the second adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern heroine w... More

    (3 reviews)
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    4th May 2015

    Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs

    Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs is the first adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern her... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st November 2016

    A World of Information

    A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy This visually stunning miscellany from ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    7th April 2016

    Elspeth Hart and the Magnificent Rescue

    Elspeth has escaped the clutches of the dastardly Miss Crabb and her sidekick Gladys Goulash and now she's determined to... More

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    1st October 2017

    A World of Cities

    Bring cities around the orld to life with this beautiful anthology from print-maker James Brown. Climb Paris's Eiffel T... More

    (0 reviews)
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    • Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      by EFB

      I liked this book because I like science and it's got lots of experiments in it. I have read the other books in this series and liked them all. In thi...

    • Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      My son really enjoyed this. It’s full of great pictures that break up the text, plus the text is quite large so there was lots for him to look at whic...

    • Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

      by Radley

      This book is as it says awesome . The children loved  the experiments scattered throughout the chapters . They tried them all and we have also had rer...