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Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

  • 5 stars across 25 books
Mr Pusskins, Sam's hilarious first book for Orchard, won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Pre-School Book, was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award and the Sheffield Book Prize. This was quickly followed by My Pusskins and Little Whiskers and Mr Pusskins Best in Show, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Sam also created the Whoops-a-Daisy World series of books for Orchard as well as Yucky Mucky Manners. She was also the first winner of the Richard and Judy Children's Book Prize for her book Calm Down, Boris. Sam lives in Brighton with her partner and their son.
6th September 2018

Happy Birthday, Boris!

Boris - the orange, hairy and over-enthusiastic little monster - has a birthday! Use the puppet to help Boris blow out t... MoreHappy Birthday, Boris!

(14 reviews) Review
1st July 2006

Calm Down Boris

Boris is a very affectionate monster. He likes nothing better than showering everyone with kisses and, though endearing,... MoreCalm Down Boris

(13 reviews) Review
9th May 2013


It's not easy being a big sister - especially when your new baby brother is a roaring dino baby. There are just SO many ... MoreDino-Baby

(9 reviews) Review
10th August 2017

First Day at Skeleton School

Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls and boys.' A... MoreFirst Day at Skeleton School

(8 reviews) Review
9th January 2014

Yikes, Stinkysaurus!

Stinkysaurus is the smelliest dinosaur in the whole wide world, and don't the other dinosaurs know it! The dinos rushe... MoreYikes, Stinkysaurus!

(6 reviews) Review
11th August 2016

First Day at Bug School

At the bottom of the garden where no one really sees, a secret school is hidden amongst the grass and weeds. Welcome to ... MoreFirst Day at Bug School

(6 reviews) Review
1st June 2009

Super Sid

Sid is a sausage dog without an owner. He longs for someone to love and care for him. Maybe if he shows everyone how ver... MoreSuper Sid

(4 reviews) Review
7th March 2019

Captain Sparklebeard

ARRRRR you ready for an unmissable girl power adventure? Perfect for rebel girls with b... MoreCaptain Sparklebeard

(4 reviews) Review
19th September 2019

Midnight Ninja

Meet this little boy and his pussycat called Ginger. He's got a bedtime secret. He's the mighty MIDNIGHT NINJA! ... MoreMidnight Ninja

(3 reviews) Review
9th October 2014

Yikes, Santa-CLAWS!

It was Christmas Eve and the dino-tots were tucked up in bed dreaming of Christmas magic . . . But where were the jolly... MoreYikes, Santa-CLAWS!

(2 reviews) Review
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