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Tony Ross

  • 5 stars across 551 books
    Tony Ross is a British illustrator and author, born in London on 29th September 1938. He is perhaps best known for the Little Princess books which he both writes and illustrates but he also illustrated the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon and more recently, he has illustrated David Walliams books such as The Midnight Gang

    He trained at the Liverpool School of Art and has worked as a cartoonist, graphic designer, and art director of an advertising agency. His very first picture book was published by Andersen Press in 1976, and since then he has gone on to illustrate more than 1000 books. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake. 

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    22nd February 2013

    Gangsta Granny: Limited 10th Anniversary Edition of David Walliams' Bestselling Children's Book

    Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in... More

    (177 reviews)
    24th October 2016

    The Midnight Gang

    Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midn... More

    (155 reviews)
    26th September 2013

    Demon Dentist

    The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you ... More

    (138 reviews)
    22nd September 2014

    Awful Auntie

    From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure ... More

    (137 reviews)
    19th May 2016

    The World's Worst Children

    From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of character... More

    (123 reviews)
    9th June 2011

    Billionaire Boy

    A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest gr... More

    (107 reviews)
    2nd November 2017

    Bad Dad

    Read David Walliams' latest bestselling children's book, Bad Dad , a fast and furious adventure for ... More

    (107 reviews)
    21st February 2019


    The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who ha... More

    (102 reviews)
    24th September 2015

    Grandpa's Great Escape

    The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Jack's Grandpa... ... More

    (78 reviews)
    6th November 2018

    The Ice Monster

    From No. 1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by... More

    (74 reviews)
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    Series by
    Tony Ross

    world's worst children

    Pippi Longstocking

    Charlie Bass

    Little Princess

    Secret Seven

    Horrid Henry Early Reader

    Horrid Henry

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales

    The Not So Little Princess

    Rosen and Ross

    Dr Xargle

    A Shakespeare Story

    Happy Families

    Online Safety Picture Books

    Walker Illustrated Classics

    Santa S.

    Early Reader

    Macmillan Children's Books Story Collections

    Red Fox picture books

    9 to 12

    A Little Princess story

    Secret Seven Short Stories

    Shakespeare Stories

    Sir Gadabout

    Monster Swap


    Working Wheels

    Silver Tales Series

    Walker Racing Reads

    Leapfrog Learners

    Cutting Edge

    20 Shakespeare Children's Stories (Easy Classics)

    The Greatest Adventures in the World

    A horrid factbook


    Books for Boys

    Artists Workshop

    Mi-Vox Pre-loaded Audio Player

    Art Smart

    Horrid Henry: A Horrid Factbook

    First Discovery/Art S.

    Damian Drooth

    Ghosts of Creakie Hall

    Cyfres Y Dywysoges Fach

    Secret Seven Collections and Gift Books

    Virago Modern Classics

    My First Discoveries

    Oxford Reading Tree

    First Modern Classics


    Collins Big Cat

    Ms Wiz

    My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Books

    Llyfrau Henri Helynt

    Cyfres Ar Wib

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks

    Little Wolf and Smellybreff

    A Pair of Jacks

    FYI: Fiction with Stacks of Facts S.


    No. 1 Boy Detective

    Creation Myths S.

    Longman Book Project

    The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte

    One & Only S.

    Mammoth read

    Read with Oxford

    Surfers S.

    Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte

    Diamond Brothers