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Shirley Hughes

  • 5 stars across 49 books
    Shirley Hughes Biography
    Shirley Hughes CBE is a highly-respected and popular British author and illustrator, having written over 70 books and illustrated over 200. She's best known for her Alfie and Dogger series of stories.

    Shirley was born on 16th July 1927 in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. 

    Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom’s Daywas published in 1960, and she continues to delight young readers with wordless picture books and strip cartoons among others. 

    Shirley Hughes Facts
    Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella’s Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public’s favourite Greenaway winner of all time. 

    Shirley was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to Children’s Literature and in 2017 became a CBE for services to literature.

    Our favourite Shirley Hughes Book Characters
    Alfie - from the Alfie series
    Dixie and Percy - from the Dixie O'Day series
    Dave - from the Dogger series
    2nd August 2013

    My Naughty Little Sister Collection

    An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with the beautiful and iconic illu... More

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    12th July 2016

    Peter Pan

    J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a ... More

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    1st October 2014

    Out and About: A First Book of Poems

    A beautiful first collection of poems by two-time Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Shirley Hughes. In this wonderful collect... More

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    1st October 2016

    Angel Mae and the Christmas Baby

    A beautiful gift edition of a classic Christmas story by the Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes.In this beaut... More

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    1st September 1997

    Alfie's Feet

    One of the picture books featuring Alfie, his baby sister Annie Rose, and their family, friends and neighbours. Alfie ge... More

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    16th May 1991

    Moving Molly

    Molly wished that they had a real garden, big enough to play in. Then one day, her wish came true! Mum and Dad told the ... More

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    Daisy Saves the Day

    The latest picture book from one of the world's best-loved illustrators for children. This charming picture book from t... More

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    2nd August 2010

    My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

    My naughty little sister is always doing silly things. She's curious about what's in a chimney and sticks a feather dust... More

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    When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

    Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. Sometimes my naughty little sist... More

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    1st November 2015

    Let's Join In: A First Book of Bedtime Stories

    Four classic stories perfect for sharing at bedtime, by Kate Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes. This charming co... More

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    4th May 2017

    Alfie and Dad

    Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hu... More

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    26th March 1992

    The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

    Four new stories and four shorter poems introduce Alfie to the magic of the countryside, the excitement of the seaside, ... More

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    1st December 2018

    Peter Pan and Wendy

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    17th February 2011

    Dwi Ddim Eisiau Mynd

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    22nd August 1997

    Rhymes For Annie Rose

    A lavish volume of heart-warming verse dedicated to one of Shirley Hughes's most endearing characters - Alfie's little s... More

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    6th March 2014

    The Head of the Saint

    After walking for days across the harsh Brazilian landscape only to be rejected by his last living relative, Samuel find... More

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    1st March 1999

    Big Concrete Lorry

    A picture book for children of three years and up. The Pattersons' house is so jam-packed with things that there's hardl... More

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    3rd December 2013

    The Thirteen Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree . . . We all know this classic Christ... More

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    2nd August 2010

    My Naughty Little Sister

    My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all t... More

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    27th February 1994

    The Alfie Treasury

    A collection of four Alfie titles: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, Alfie Give a Hand and An Evening at Alfie's, prese... More

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    More Naughty Little Sister Stories

    More Naughty Little Sister Stories My naughty little sister is always getting in trouble. This time she refuses ... More

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    My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Ha... More

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    When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

    My naughty little sister is very bad, but sometimes she can be good. She helps Grannie to make a Christmas pudding, and ... More

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    1st October 2002

    More Naughty Little Sister Stories

    Originally written for the BBC's Listen With Mother radio programme, these stories were based on Dorothy's recollections... More

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    3rd September 2007

    More Naughty Little Sister Stories

    My naughty little sister is always getting into trouble! She gets mad at the photographer and refuses to have her photo ... More

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    When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

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    My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

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    My Naughty Little Sister

    My naughty little sister causes mischief wherever she goes. If she is left with Bad Harry they make a mess with a lovely... More

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    My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

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    1st September 2008

    My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

    For fifty years, stories about the funny, loveable, mischievous little girl have enchanted children all over the world.T... More

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    3rd September 2007

    My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

    It's double trouble! My naughty little sister's best friend, Bad Harry, is just as naughty as she is! They make secret f... More

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    1st October 2002

    My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

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    1st September 2012

    The Christmas Eve Ghost

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    1st October 2002

    My Naughty Little Sister

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    23rd August 2018

    Alfie at Nursery School

    Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to... More

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    1st July 2017

    Let's Join In

    Four classic stories perfect for sharing at bedtime, by Kate Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes. This charming co... More

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    23rd April 2012

    On Mother's Day

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    6th July 2017

    My First ABC

    A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture ... More

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    5th October 2017

    My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

    An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with beautiful and iconic illustra... More

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    5th April 2018

    Lucy & Tom: From One to Ten

    One morning, very early ... one little girl called Lucy fast asleep in bed, with one very special teddy tucked in beside... More

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    2nd April 2018

    Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

    Lucy and Tom know a lot of words: they have Books read to them at Bedtime. They know that D is for Dog, like the dogs ... More

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    1st March 2001

    Two Shoes New Shoes

    A nursery picture book, featuring a lively toddler and her baby brother. It is designed to introduce concepts such as co... More

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    Colours

    A nursery picture book, featuring a lively toddler and her baby brother. It is designed to introduce the concept of colo... More

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    1st October 2002

    My Naughty Little Sister

    Dorothy Edwards' My Naughty Little Sister stories were first published in 1952. Originally written for the BBC's Listen ... More

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    Ruby in the Ruins

    A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes. ... More

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    Father's Day

    In this stunning gift edition, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Dad. From the fun of waking... More

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