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Kate Leake

  • 5 stars across 20 books

    Alan Durant has written over forty books for children of all ages - from pre-school to teenage - and in a variety of styles. He is also the author of Goal!, One Pig Went For a Drive and Football Mad! Alan frequently visits primary and secondary schools to perform, give talks and run workshops. He is passionate about reading, football and Manchester United!

    Kate Leake studied Children's Illustration at the North Wales School of Art and Design and was runner-up in the prestigious Macmillan Book Prize. Her innovative use of colour and computer design create an unique style that is striking and fresh. She is also the illustrator of The Best Chip and Don't Chew the Royal Shoe.

    5th January 2017

    Who Ate the Cake?

    Poor Bob the dog! Whenever things go missing, he always gets the blame. How can he explain that it's not him that'... More

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    16th November 2015

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

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    1st March 2012

    Never Say No to a Princess!

    The little princess wants everything NOW, or else - she'll CRY! But what happens when she wants her very own drago... More

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    1st March 2014

    Ingenious Jean

    Ingenious Jean is hammering and banging, drawing and planning, scheming and dreaming. Ingenious Jean is being ingenious.... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Very Messy Mermaid

    Little mermaid Twinkletail's parents can't stand any mess at all. They are determined that her birthday party will... More

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    1st November 2013

    The Nutcracker

    E.T.A. Hoffman's magical Christmas story is brought to life in this sumptuous retelling by Susan Chandler (Vegetable Glu... More

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    15th November 2006

    The Nutcracker

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    1st January 1999

    Ingenious Jean

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    1st August 2013

    Football Shorts

    Big match writing from the best in the game... Billy's telling tall stories about his "famous" grandfather, Raphael sus... More

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    4th September 2006

    Minnie Piper: Undercover Puzzler

    Packed with illustrations throughout, this humorous and quirky tale presents Minnie Piper, the Undercover Puzzler with h... More

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