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  • 5 stars across 27 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 th... More

    (94 reviews)
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    3rd October 2019

    The Wind in the Willows

    'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by t... More

    (26 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

    (9 reviews)
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    7th November 2013

    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

    (5 reviews)
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    20th March 2012

    It's a Dog's Life

    (3 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Soon

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

    (2 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

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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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    5th September 2013

    North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth

    A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to... More

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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

    (1 review)
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