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Jess Stockham

  • 5 stars across 68 books
    Traditional Fairy Tale modernised by Child's Play.


    Illustrator biography:

    Jess grew up in a large family in a small village a few miles north of London. As a child she loved making stuff, drawing and painting, riding her bike, and generally messing about. She especially remembers spending happy holidays by the Norfolk coast with her cousins, collecting pebbles, building sandcastles and reading piles of old comics when it rained.

    After she left school, she did an art foundation course, moved to Yorkshire, got married and had a family. She continued to draw and paint until, with a few ups and downs and lucky breaks, she somehow became a full-time illustrator in the 1990s. In 2008 she won the Early Years Award for a board book called `Tucking In' and to date she has illustrated over 50 books for children.

    Jess has recently taken time out to go to University to study fine art, graduating in June 2016 with a first-class honours degree. She is now returning to illustration with her debut author-illustrated picture book, the Big Red Rock. As far back as she can remember she has always loved children's picture books, especially ones that made her laugh, with simple pictures and a strong story. She tries to reflect this in her work, creating characters and situations that can tell a simple story as funnily as possible.

    Jess now lives in Monmouthshire and is still making stuff, drawing and painting and sometimes collecting pebbles.
    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    The classic fairy tale, specially retold for young children and illustrated with fresh, bright pictures. Poor Cinderella... More

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    28th July 2016

    Beauty and the Beast

    A beautiful Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, exciting activities and colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D colour... More

    (7 reviews)
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    21st September 2012

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A beloved fairy tale, retold for young children in classic picture book format. Arriving at Granny's cottage, Little Red... More

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    5th April 2007

    Together

    Have you noticed how being with your best friend makes your day that little bit brighter? Mousse and Nut love playing to... More

    (2 reviews)
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    9th August 2018

    Making Friends

    Two children become friends.... More

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    1st January 2013

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Children will love reading and listening to these timeless tales and their helpful morals, which have been brought to li... More

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    8th February 2018

    Town Mouse, Country Mouse

    Finding the true meaning of home... Rediscover Aesop's classic fable with this rhyming peep-through picture book. Richa... More

    (1 review)
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    1st April 2006

    The Ding Dong Bag

    When two boys go out with a large bag to collect all the noise they can find, you can be sure that they will have an ear... More

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    1st December 2006

    Tucking In!

    Babies will love lifting the flaps in this delightful board book to find out all about themselves! Focusing on different... More

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    30th November 2017

    The Big Red Rock

    When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will move it. Bif's ... More

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    12th December 2008

    Stone Soup

    This is a new title in the fantastic "Usborne Reading Programme", aimed at children who are beginning to read. When trav... More

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    1st November 2008

    Dentist

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    1st November 2008

    Doctor

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    26th January 2009

    The Dentist

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    1st September 2009

    Sleepover + Set to Sign

    There's a FIRST TIME for everything! Young children's lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them ... More

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    1st September 2009

    Nursery + Set to Sign

    There's a FIRST TIME for everything! Young children's lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them ... More

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    11th September 2014

    Looking Good

    A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Style secret... More

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    6th January 2005

    The Steadfast Tin Soldier

    Hans Christian Andersen's powerful and haunting tale describes how a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a proud d... More

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    16th March 2011

    The Frog Prince

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    1st March 2014

    Rumpelstiltskin

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    2nd May 2016

    Sleepover Party: Games, Quizzes, Pamper Ideas and Things to Make!

    Throw the ultimate overnight bash! There's only one thing more exciting than a sleepover - and that's planning one. Cov... More

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    1st September 2017

    Princess and the Pea

    When a sensitive prince searches far and wide for a bride but finds no princess as tender-hearted as he is, he can hardl... More

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    1st September 2011

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairytales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures.... More

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    1st October 2008

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    22nd April 2008

    Puss In Boots

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    1st September 2009

    Baby Sitter + Set to Sign

    There's a FIRST TIME for everything! Young children's lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them ... More

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    1st December 2011

    Moving Day!

    We're moving house! Who's going to help with the packing? What do we need to keep, and what can we give away? Helping w... More

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    1st September 2009

    Big Day Out + Set to Sign

    There's a FIRST TIME for everything! Young children's lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them ... More

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    1st December 2011

    Party!

    What theme would you like for your party? What do we need to prepare? And who's going to help? Helping with real task... More

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    1st March 2008

    Beauty and the Beast

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales...Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures.... More

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    1st December 2011

    Recycling!

    What can we recycle? Who can sort the waste? What can we re-use? Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from ... More

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    1st July 2006

    Stone Soup

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st December 2011

    Shopping!

    What items do we need from the shops? Where shall we go to buy them? And who's going to help? Helping with real tasks... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 5: Aladdin/Beauty and the Beast/Musicians of Bremen/Tom Thumb

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 7: Golden Goose/Little Mermaid/Princess and the Pea/Chicken Licken

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 2: Billy Goats Gruff/Hansel and Gretel/Cinderella/Little Red Hen

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 4: Puss in Boots/Elves and the Shoemaker/Frog Prince/Gingerbread Man

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 1: Goldilocks/Jack and the Beanstalk/Three Little Pigs/Little Red Riding Hood

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 6: Rapunzel/Rumpelstiltskin/Ali Baba/Sleeping Beauty

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    26th November 2010

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 3: Emperor's New Clothes/Stone Soup/The Ugly Duckling/Snow White

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    3rd January 2011

    Flip-Up Fairy Tales + CD Pack 8: Boy Who Cried Wolf/Enormous Turnip/Magician's Apprentice/Donkey Skin

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2008

    Beauty and the Beast

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2008

    The Frog Prince

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2007

    Stone Soup

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2007

    The Cockerel, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st April 2009

    Nursery

    How will I know what to do? Will they be friendly? Will I enjoy it? Reading Nursery with your child is the perfect op... More

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    1st March 2005

    Cockerel, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales...Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures.... More

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    1st April 2007

    Taking it Easy!

    Babies will love lifting the flaps in these delightful board books to find out all about themselves! Focusing on friends... More

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    1st April 2008

    Having Fun!

    Babies will love lifting the flaps in these delightful board books to find out all about themselves! Focusing on friends... More

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    1st April 2004

    Runaway Train

    All aboard! We're ready to leave the station on our trip to the seaside, and the train is ready to go. But the little e... More

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    1st April 2009

    Baby Sitter

    Will I like my babysitter? Will we have fun? How long will they stay? Reading Baby Sitter with your child is the perfe... More

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    1st October 2007

    Beauty and the Beast

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st April 2010

    Vet

    How will they help? Will it hurt them? How will they carry him? Reading Vet with your child is the perfect opportunit... More

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    1st April 2010

    Hospital

    How long will I be there? Will I stay the night? Who will look after me? Reading Hospital with your child is the perf... More

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    1st December 2006

    Feeling Great!

    Babies will love lifting the flaps in this delightful board book to find out all about themselves! Focusing on different... More

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    1st December 2006

    On the Go!

    Babies will love lifting the flaps in this delightful board book to find out all about themselves! Focusing on different... More

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    1st May 2007

    The Frog Prince

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st November 2006

    The Cockerel, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2007

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st April 2009

    Sleepover

    Will I be homesick? Will I like the food? Will I be able to sleep? Reading Sleepover with your child is the perfect o... More

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    1st October 2007

    It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

    When bad weather prevents three children from playing outside, how can they possibly entertain themselves? Never fear! ... More

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    1st April 2002

    Down by the Station

    There are so many things to see down by the station; engines, buses, taxis and more. Bouncy illustrations, innovative di... More

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    11th January 2010

    The Princess and the Pea

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st September 2007

    Puss in Boots

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2008

    The Frog Prince

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    Little Red Riding Hood

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st March 2008

    Puss in Boots

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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