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Jason Cockcroft

  • 4 stars across 25 books
    Jason Cockcroft is the illustrator/author of over 40 children's books. He has worked with numerous publishers, notably illustrating covers for the last three books in the HARRY POTTER series. Jason has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and he won the inaugural Blue Peter Book Award for A PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. 
    9th February 2017

    The Moonlight Statue

    For Polly, moving to Penhallow Hall is the fresh start she's been longing for since the death of her father. Her mum has... More

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    13th July 2017

    The Lost Treasure

    Polly and her new ghostly friends William, Rex and Magnus wake Li-Mei, the Chinese porcelain Fu Dog from the Red Drawing... More

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    3rd April 2017

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

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    28th February 2019

    WBD Book: Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches

    Once every one hundred years, the mermaids of the Hidden Lagoon and the witches of Sinkville get together for a party! T... More

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    28th January 2016

    Amazing Animal Journeys

    A beautiful, fact-filled picture book by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham. Stunningly illustrated by Harry Pott... More

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    7th November 2005

    The Christmas Tree Fairy

    When Meredith wakes up on Christmas Eve and hears a voice calling her for help, she willingly goes to help. But as she e... More

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    1st February 2017

    Amazing Animal Babies

    A beautiful, fact-filled picture book by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham, stunningly illustrated by Harry Pott... More

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    4th January 2018

    How to Avoid Certain Death

    Charlie and Sarah are BORED. They live in the middle of nowhere with their dull grandparents who refuse to let the... More

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    2nd October 2008

    Room for a Little One

    One cold winter's night, in his stable, Kind Ox welcomes animals looking for warmth and shelter with the call, 'Come ins... More

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    1st September 2014

    The Spirit of Christmas: A Tradition of Giving

    It's Christmas! There'll be carols and candy canes and sparkling presents under the tree! But what about children whose ... More

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    28th August 2014

    Path to the Stars

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    28th August 2014

    Path to the Stars

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    1st June 2017

    Bad Mermaids

    Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are enjoying a summer on land with legs when they receive a strange CRABAGRAM ordering ... More

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    1st March 2009

    Saint Paul

    Saint Paul is one of the founder saints of the Christian church, and in this story collection David Self has retold his ... More

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    4th October 2007

    The Oxford Book of Bible Stories

    Here is a collection of some of the most powerful and wonderful stories from the Old Testament. We can trace the lives o... More

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    4th November 2002

    Billywise

    This book is suitable for the age-range 4+. 'From a mole-black hole in the oldest oak, deep in the heart of the fern-bru... More

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    3rd June 2002

    Daddy's Lullaby

    The house is darkened and dad comes home at the end of the week. Everybody is asleep except for the youngest baby of the... More

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    1st October 2003

    The Horse Girl

    Freya loves horses, but her mother forbids her to go near them. So Freya decides to carve her own huge horse, secretly, ... More

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    14th June 2018

    Bad Mermaids: On the Rocks

    Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda, along with Steve the talking seahorse, are trapped aboard the spooky ship the Merry Ma... More

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    1st March 2018

    The Hidden Staircase

    At Penhallow Hall, where magical objects come to life, Polly and ghost hound Rex discover a toy dog on the nursery shelf... More

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    23rd May 2002

    Black Jack

    An atmospheric and chilling thriller set in 19th century London. Bartholomew Dorking finds himself inexplicably tied to... More

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    23rd May 2002

    Devil-in-the-fog

    A dramatic and eerie story of lost identity and family secrets, told in Leon Garfield's memorable and distinctive style.... More

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    12th July 2018

    The Secrets Tree

    It's Halloween at Penhallow Hall and while celebrations are in full swing at the stately home, Polly and Rex are in sear... More

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    28th June 2018

    Amazing Animal Homes

    Get ready to meet some fascinating animals and find out all about their incredible homes in this beautiful and informati... More

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    27th June 2019

    Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice

    In the kingdom of Frostopia, mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda have come to the aid of Maritza Mist, a famous water witch... More

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