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  • 5 stars across 27 books

    Sam McBratney has won many awards for his children's books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world's bestselling picture books. Sam lives in Northern Ireland.

    S am Usher graduated from the University of West England and his debut picture book Can You See Sassoon? was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award. He is particularly admired for his technical drawing skill and prowess with watercolour. Also a talented pianist, when he's not holding a pen and wobbling at paper you'll find him perfecting a fiendishly difficult piece of Chopin.

    5th October 2017

    Snow (Mini Gift Edition)

    The ground is covered in snow and one little boy can't WAIT to get outside and play. But his grandad is taking SO LONG t... More

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    9th March 2017

    Floss the Playground Boss

    A beautiful picture book teaching children about friendship and sharing. Floss says STOP, Floss says GO! Floss says ... More

    (13 reviews)
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    7th May 2013

    Storm

    In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark ... More

    (12 reviews)
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    6th September 2018

    Storm

    It's blowing up a storm, and a boy and his grandad decide it's the perfect weather for kite-flying. There's just one pro... More

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    1st April 2019

    The Case of the Vanishing Granny

    Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent ... they're exper... More

    (10 reviews)
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    24th January 2018

    Hari and His Electric Feet

    Hari is a dreamer with an unusual talent. He spends the few coins he earns washing cars on cinema trips to watch (and le... More

    (9 reviews)
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    23rd April 2019

    The Umbrella Mouse

    A timeless tale of courage, resistance and friendship, The Umbrella Mouse is a heart-stopping adventure drawing ... More

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    12th November 2015

    Refuge

    The Christmas story and what follows: the fleeing of Jesus, Mary and Joseph from Herod's soldiers to Egypt. This is a bo... More

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    4th June 2012

    Can You See Sassoon?

    This is Sassoon. He likes to hide, Can you find him? Look inside! Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-an... More

    (2 reviews)
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    26th May 2006

    Sun

    Each book in this appealing series focuses on a different type of weather: how weather can affect us and our environment... More

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