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Lauren Beard

  • 5 stars across 33 books
    Abie Longstaff (Author)
    Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her favourite childhood books were Hating Alison Ashley, A Little Princess, Maura's Angel and The Black Stallion and she sneakily reads them again sometimes. Abie lives in Hove with her family.

    Lauren Beard (Illustrator)
    Lauren Beard is an illustrator based in Manchester. As a young girl she always loved drawing and reading, and would write and illustrate short stories for her two younger brothers. She has been fascinated by animals, fairy tales and folklore since her childhood, when she would visit her Irish Grandma and was told to "watch out for the fairies!"

    Her work is hand-drawn and coloured both digitally and by hand, using all types of media to get different textures. Lauren enjoys adding little details and modern humour to her illustrations appealing to children and adults alike.

    Lauren lives with her cat, Sushi, who keeps her company when drawing.
    8th September 2016

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Pea

    Princesses from all across the land are flocking to fairyland village for the chance to marry the prince. But one prince... More

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    10th March 2016

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast

    The Big Bad Beast's heart is melted by Bella, the most beautiful girl in Fairy Land - but could she ever love someone so... More

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    7th May 2015

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

    The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser... More

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    5th June 2014

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troub... More

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    27th September 2012

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troub... More

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    30th October 2010

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel

    Join Kitty Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusua... More

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    25th September 2014

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troub... More

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    26th September 2013

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

    A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep sleep in this modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty ... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Magic Potions Shop: The Blizzard Bear

    In the third magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Ti... More

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    4th August 2016

    The Magic Potions Shop: The Lightning Pup

    In the fourth magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, T... More

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    14th June 2018

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle... More

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    21st April 2005

    LITTLE HANDS SAND

    Little Hands helps to launch the Building Blocks range of titles for foundation level children. Focussing on the natural... More

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    1st August 2013

    Say Please, Louise

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    31st July 2015

    The Magic Potions Shop: The River Horse

    Book 2 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser, Abie Longstaf... More

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    2nd July 2015

    The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

    Book 1 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series, from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series, Abie ... More

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    1st May 2014

    Just the Job for Dad

    Dad's job is so dull! But what if, instead of going to boring meetings, Dad was out sailing the seven seas, defeat... More

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    13th September 2004

    Princess Milly and the Fancy Dress Festival

    The second book in the series about Princess Milly and her mixed up magic! It's fancy dress time at Rainbow Towers and ... More

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    31st January 2007

    No Bath Bob

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    2nd May 2013

    Princess Milly's Mixed Up Magic - The Birthday Surprise

    Perfect for 3-6 year old girls, the brand new Princess Milly series is full of sparkles, magic and mischief. Little girl... More

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    4th March 2013

    The Mummy Shop

    Does your mummy tell you off for jumping on your bed? Does she make you eat vegetables when you don't want to? ... More

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    28th August 2014

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel: Playbox

    Join Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusu... More

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    1st February 2010

    Start Reading: Fun at the Beach: Splash!

    Everyone is having fun at the beach... More

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    9th July 2009

    Sand!

    The family are at the beach and they all get very sandy!... More

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    9th July 2009

    Dad's Net

    Dad is fishing in a rock pool but he can't catch a fish!... More

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    23rd July 2009

    Splash!

    Everyone is having fun at the beach... More

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    1st February 2010

    Go, go, go!

    Everyone is packing for the trip to the beach, but have they forgotten something?... More

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    7th February 2019

    The Mummy Shop

    Packed with fun and silliness, The Mummy Shop is the perfect picture book for every family. Does your mum... More

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    1st August 2019

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is ... More

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