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Steven Lenton

  • 5 stars across 38 books
    Steven Lenton Biography
    Steven Lenton hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Soho, London creating an array of charming characters for his picture books. Best known for illustrating the bestselling Shifty McGifty series written by Tracey Corderoy, Steven has illustrated many lovely books as well as writing and illustrating his own stories.

    Our favourite Steven Lenton Book Characters
    Shifty and Sam - from The Shifty McGifty series
    Princess Daisy - from Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights
    Rory Rooney - from The Astounding Broccoli Boy
    22nd February 2018

    The Nothing to See Here Hotel

    'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I lov... More

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    6th September 2018

    Head Kid

    From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfil... More

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    21st September 2017

    The Great Gran Plan

    The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood. But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hun... More

    (11 reviews)
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    18th October 2018

    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti!

    ' Welcome back to the Nothing to See Here hotel - where we have complimentary weirdness in every room and hilarity ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    27th June 2018

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have made it to the magical streets of Paris, baking a spectacular gingerbread Eiffel To... More

    (10 reviews)
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    21st September 2017

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for toddlers. When Miss... More

    (7 reviews)
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    24th June 2015

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped a life of crime for baking cakes in their cafe. But now there's a new robbe... More

    (6 reviews)
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    2nd May 2013

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide on career change after one bungled burglary too ... More

    (6 reviews)
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    2nd February 2017

    Let's Find Fred

    With stunning graphic artwork from rising star Steven Lenton, a novelty cover with moving eyes and a spectacular f... More

    (4 reviews)
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    26th March 2015

    Millions

    Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure! Tw... More

    (4 reviews)
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    25th February 2016

    The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has m... More

    (4 reviews)
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    5th October 2017

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells!: Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

    Three hilarious read-aloud stories following the adventures of our favourite baker boys! The much-loved picture book poo... More

    (4 reviews)
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    22nd June 2016

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bak... More

    (3 reviews)
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    6th April 2017

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!: Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

    Three more stories of bravery and derring-do from our favourite baker boys! The much-loved picture book pair of pooches ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    5th October 2017

    Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

    The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th June 2008

    Millions

    Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Eu... More

    (2 reviews)
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    24th April 2018

    Dinosaurs Don't Draw

    Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for o... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st April 2014

    Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

    When a truly terrifying sound wakes the inhabitants of a fairytale kingdom, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the p... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd September 2015

    Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

    A page-turning hide-and-seek adventure full of favourite fairytale characters from princesses to unicorns to knights, wi... More

    (1 review)
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    1st September 2012

    Five Christmas Penguins

    1, 2, 3 ... party! Five cheeky penguins are getting ready for the best celebration of the year - it's Christmas! A Chris... More

    (0 reviews)
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    31st July 2014

    Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

    Meet the Puppies Online! Einstein the brainy dachshund, Puzzle the snoozy sheepdog and Bounce the speedy spaniel s... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st September 2014

    Five Silly Snowmen

    3, 2, 1... Time for some Christmas fun! Count the silly snowmen as they bounce and race and zoom into space! A hilarious... More

    (0 reviews)
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    2nd April 2015

    Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol

    Einstein, Bounce and Puzzle are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighthouse for another holiday. There are lots of oth... More

    (0 reviews)
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    16th June 2016

    William's Happy Days

    Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in Richmal Crompton's William's Happy Days , a hilariou... More

    (0 reviews)
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    2nd April 2015

    Puffin Patrol

    Einstein, Bounce and Puzzle are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighthouse for another holiday. There are lots of other... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st September 2016

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School: Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

    In Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School, the much-loved picture book pair of pooches appear for the first ... More

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    12th January 2017

    Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

    A fun-filled seaside caper full of favourite fairytale characters, with a positive message about overcoming worries and ... More

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    1st June 2008

    Framed

    Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - a... More

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    1st June 2009

    Cosmic

    Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its ... More

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    26th March 2015

    The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious story from Frank Cottrell Boyce: The Astounding Broccoli Boy! R... More

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    21st March 2019

    Sea-ing is Believing!

    Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures run by Frankie Banister and his parent... More

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    7th March 2019

    Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

    Three more slapstick adventures from our favourite doggy detectives, all set in the summer sun. And things are HOTTING U... More

    (0 reviews)
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    21st February 2019

    Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal and selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club, Sputnik's Guide to Life on Eart... More

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    28th February 2019

    The Great Rocket Robbery

    Laika and her fellow street dogs are being trained up for the greatest adventure in history - a trip to the moon! But ... More

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    25th July 2019

    Dilly the Donkey

    Dilly the Donkey may be little and wonky - and not as young as she used to be - but each day she lovingly carts the ch... More

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    25th July 2019

    Dilly the Donkey

    Dilly the Donkey may be little and wonky - and not as young as she used to be - but each day she lovingly carts the ch... More

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