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Russell Ayto

  • 5 stars across 48 books
    Russell Ayto was born in Chichester, Sussex and brought up in Oxfordshire. The thing he loves best is the chance to be creative and use his imagination to make characters come to life. He has illustrated many picture books and been shortlisted for the Nestle Award, the Mother Goose Award and the Blue Peter Book Awards, and won the 2008 inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize for The Witch's Children Go to School.
    3rd May 2018

    The Match

    The perfect gift for all those whose lives revolve around The Beautiful Game ... The man works all week in the factory.... More

    (12 reviews)
    6th June 2013

    Dustbin Dad

    Do you leave food on your plate at mealtimes? If you do, beware, it could lead to all sorts of trouble . . . The dad... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st March 2015


    This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all we... More

    (6 reviews)
    27th March 2014

    Top Top Secret

    The Royal Ring has been stolen! Sid the secret agent spy has to find the dragon's lair, return the ring and all without ... More

    (4 reviews)
    1st May 2006

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

    Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Flinn is at school looking in... More

    (3 reviews)
    5th June 2008

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!

    Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! When Flinn... More

    (2 reviews)
    7th July 2011


    Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Cow That Laid and Egg and The Best Cow in Show. ... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st July 2008

    The Cow That Laid An Egg

    A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one's convictions, even when others doubt you, from the creato... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st August 2013

    Where's Tim's Ted? It's Time for Bed!

    All's quiet on Granny and Grandad's farm as night falls. But Tim's Ted is missing and Tim can't sleep without him... ... More

    (2 reviews)
    20th November 2008

    The Witch's Children: The Witch's Children Go to School

    Magic and mayhem abound in this brilliant 'first day at school' themed story - winner of the first ever Roald Dahl Fun... More

    (1 review)
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