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  • 5 stars across 39 books
    Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow from. Mal is the author of teenage novels Keeper, Exposure and Carnegie Medal-winning Tamar.

    Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban and his book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, has sold over 12 million copies. He lives near Hawick, Scotland.
    8th September 1994

    Owl Babies

    A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. A gentle tale of three baby... More

    (35 reviews)
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    1st August 2017

    Owl Babies

    A special 25th anniversary edition of a modern classic, Owl Babies reassures young children that Mummy will always come ... More

    (22 reviews)
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    1st February 2012

    Shadow!

    Robie H. Harris walks in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, Frank Sinatra and Peter Pan, exploring the fascinating... More

    (16 reviews)
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    13th December 2004

    The Minpins

    Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day,... More

    (4 reviews)
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    1st April 2010

    It's a Dog's Life

    The heart-warming tale of one girl and her dog exploring farm life from War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo and awa... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st May 2009

    Little Boat

    The inspiring story of a little boat on a big adventure. This little boat struggles through terrible storms, past giant ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th September 2008

    The Minpins

    Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enou... More

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    31st March 2006

    Night Sky

    Usborne Spotters Guides are perfect companions for enthusiasts of the natural world. Each title includes detailed full-c... More

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    1st May 2016

    Soon

    From the illustrator of Owl Babies comes a new classic - the stunning story of a baby elephant, Raju, and his mother who... More

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    1st February 2006

    Owl Babies

    This is the story of three baby owls who wake up during the night to find their mother gone. Martin Waddell has won many... More

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