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Paul Howard

  • 5 stars across 49 books
    Michael Rosen is one of the most popular contemporary poets and authors of books for children. He regularly appears on radio, and in 1997 received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. He lives in London.

    Paul Howard is an illustrator whose books include The Bravest Ever Bear (9780744578645) by Allan Ahlberg, winner of a Blue Peter Book Award, Full, Full, Full of Love (9781844287826) by Trish Cooke and Grandma's Bears (9781844285617) by Gina Wilson. He lives in Belfast.
    2nd January 2014

    The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    "Dark is exciting, Dark is kind, Dark is fun, Dark is necessary, Dark is fascinating, Dark is wonderful, Dark is beautif... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Otter Who Wanted to Know

    A charming story about an adorable sea otter from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Pat is an adorabl... More

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    1st October 2010

    The Bravest Ever Bear

    Reissue of an award-winning modern classic.What is this book about? It's about a bear. The bravest ever bear. No, three ... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

    The classic story about a cat in danger of using up all of her nine lives from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of t... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up

    A heart-warming story about a hen with as much pluck as she has cluck from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the D... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

    A heart-warming classic full of animal antics from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Otto is a pengui... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

    A heart-warming classic children's story from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark about a Gorilla who's loo... More

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    1st September 1995

    Black Beauty

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    6th April 2004

    The Otter Who Wanted to Know

    antics by Jill Tomlinson. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, ch... More

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    1st October 2007

    When Santa Fell to Earth

    Mischievous reindeer Twinklestar has bolted - leaving real-life Santa Claus Niklas to fall from the sky in his Chr... More

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    12th December 2012

    Starters: Chocolate

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    1st October 2016

    Look at You!

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    3rd April 2008

    Magic Shoebox Farm

    Art doesn't feel very well and isn't even interested in playing with the farm inside a shoebox that once belonged to his... More

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    4th July 2004

    Three Favourite Animal Stories

    Three heart-warming classic stories full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop is a baby barn owl. He is perfect in e... More

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    4th October 2010

    Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    'I don't want to be a night bird', Plop told his Mummy. 'Dark is nasty'. Plop is a baby barn owl. He is the same as ever... More

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    3rd July 2006

    The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

    One day, Suzy found a huge basket in a field. She climbed in, settled in the shade under a stool, and was soon fast asle... More

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    7th April 2008

    More Favourite Animal Tales

    Three favourtie animal tales in one volume to treasure, from the hugely popular Jill Tomlinson. Growing up can be lots o... More

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    1st February 2012

    Stomp!

    Stomp! Stomp! Here comes Monster - he's looking for something important. He crashes through the kitchen and stomps up th... More

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    7th June 2012

    Care of Henry

    A gentle, heartwarming story about the friendship between a boy and his dog by much-loved author Anne Fine.From the auth... More

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    29th August 2013

    More Favourite Animal Tales

    Three heart-warming classic stories full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Growing up can be lots of fun . . . Swin... More

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    1st February 2009

    Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection

    Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated ... More

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    1st January 2014

    River Eyes

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    1st January 2014

    The Egg Thieves

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    2nd June 2008

    Toffee And Pie: Walker Stories

    John and his horse each make a new friend when they travel to a new place. John and his family are always on the move: ... More

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    3rd December 2007

    A Year in the City

    As the year turns, the city changes. The snow and ice in January; the wind and Chinese New Year in February; spring-clea... More

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    7th September 2009

    The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

    A heart-warming classic of a picture book full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Otto is a penguin chick, that ... More

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    3rd September 2007

    Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

    Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, S... More

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    5th August 2004

    The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

    A heart-warming classic children's story from Jill Tomlinson about a Gorilla who's looking to the future. Pongo is a you... More

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    6th August 2009

    A Very Curious Bear

    One bright morning, on a walk in the woods, Little Bear is filled with wonder...and questions! Why does the sun come a... More

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    1st December 2009

    Look at You!: A Baby Body Book

    Wiggle, tickle, sneeze ...and giggle! Isn't it amazing what a body can do? From learning to crawl to clapping their hand... More

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    1st August 2013

    Tortoise Trouble

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    20th September 2005

    Gofalu am Henri

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    1st June 2000

    Lady Long Legs Big Book

    Nisba may be new at Farm Lane School, but she won't be pushed about. When an older girl tries to stop Nisba from walking... More

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    1st February 2001

    Bravest Ever Bear

    This book is about the bravest ever bear. Or maybe a penguin. That can't be right. This book is about a princess, a wolf... More

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    7th July 2005

    Taking The Cats Way Home

    A superb title in the new-look Sprinters relaunch by a highly acclaimed children's author. Jane has a cat called Furlong... More

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    3rd January 2005

    Care Of Henry

    Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mother's having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who wi... More

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    1st October 2005

    Grandma's Bears

    A delightful bedtime story about spending the first night away from home and dealing with new situations. Nat's Grandma ... More

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    18th July 2005

    Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

    Why was I ever born a witch's kitten? Why - oh, why?" With his bright blue eyes and sparky magic whiskers, no one could ... More

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    18th July 2005

    Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

    Proud and brave, Uncle Peder had never made so fine a horse before. The little wooden horse loves Uncle Peder like a fat... More

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    1st September 2009

    Bear's Golden Hearts

    On a high, high shelf in the toyshop sits a little brown bear with a bag of golden hearts. He longs for the day that his... More

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    6th September 1999

    Mocking Bird

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    6th September 2018

    I Went Trick-or-Treating

    I went trick-or-treating and I scared... a naughty, warty toad, a sliding, gliding ghost, a howling, growling wolf and s... More

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