Russell Ayto

Russell Ayto

  • 5 stars across 46 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.... MoreThe Match

(12 reviews) Review
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 in ... MoreDustbin Dad

(10 reviews) Review
4th May 2006

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

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

(8 reviews) Review
1st March 2015

Whoops!

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... MoreWhoops!

(6 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreTop Top Secret

(5 reviews) Review
7th February 2019

Cats and Robbers

Get ready for fun and hilarity in this action-packed comedy caper – featuring three hapless robbers, two very clever cat... MoreCats and Robbers

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Witch's Children: The Witch's Children Go to School

(2 reviews) Review
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 first met... MoreCaptain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!

(2 reviews) Review
3rd July 2006

Tim, Ted and the Pirates

Shiver me timbers! A swashbuckling picture book adventure from the author of the phenomenally successful Harry and the... MoreTim, Ted and the Pirates

(2 reviews) Review
7th July 2011

First Week at Cow School

Starting school is full of fun in this reassuring, laugh-out-loud story from the creators of The Cow That Laid an Egg an... MoreFirst Week at Cow School

(2 reviews) Review
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