Lauren Child

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    Bestselling author Lauren Child offers a fresh and funny look at starting school with her Charlie and Lola classic, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie steps in to persuade Lola that her fears about school and the dreaded 'schooliform' are unfounded and that her nervous invisible friend needs help. This is a helpful, sensitive book and an ideal read for wary pre-schoolers nervous about making the transition to 'big school'.
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    Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola book, I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed, will strike a chord with exasperated parents everywhere. In the book, big brother Charlie has some clever and imaginative solutions to persuade Lola that it's time for bed.

    Starring the popular CBeebies characters, this is a great story to read when it's time to for the whole family settle down at bedtime... and you might even find some of Charlie's tactics well worth imitating!
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    Prize-winning author Lauren Child scores an instant hit with Utterly Me, Clarice Bean. Her illustrations are lush and her heroine is frank, funny and lovable. This book introduces Clarice and her family in all their eccentricities and sucks readers aged 7+ into a series of puzzles and mysteries, which only Clarice can clear up. The text has a life of its own in this wacky and wonderful book!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Have you ever fallen into a book? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale. Because in every one there's always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody just waiting to gobble you up. Herb, star of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, returns in this thrilling tale from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child. What will happen when he falls into his book of fairy tales? Read on to find out!'A thrilling story to scare your socks off.' The Bookseller 'Wonderfully imaginative...Absorbing and with fantastical, zany pictures.' The Observer 'Very, very funny and definitely not to be missed!' Books for Keeps
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    Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about her. Only this time it's an adventure in the wild, and it'll take all Ruby's got just to survive...The third book in the ice-cool Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time, tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things are going to get wild - and Ruby is going to get badly lost in the wilderness. The question is: will she ever make it out alive? Well, as always, you wouldn't want to bet against her...
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    Clarice Bean is back with yet another exceptionordinarily fun filled tale, with her unique and hilarious outlook on life. Desperate to achieve a role in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the spelling bee, Clarice manages over and over again to get into very big trouble. Ages 8+.
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    Charlie's little sister Lola does not eat a lot of things - and she absolutely will not never ever eat a tomato - until one day Charlie plays a good trick on her. This first classic Charlie and Lola picture book tackles fussy eaters in a fun way.
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    Trixie Twinkle Toes doesn't want a maid to plump her cushions. She wants to roll in the mud and paddle in the puddles. She doesn't want to be carried over them by a butler. Trixie Twinkle Toes may look like a prancing poodley poodle. But, on the the inside, she's a dazzlingly daring dog ready to make a big splash...This stunning book from the award-winning international star and creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child, is now available for the first time in paperback.
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    Say goodbye to Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The mind-blowing conclusion to the thrilling series by award-winning author Lauren Child. Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - you can count on her when the ice starts to crack. All good things come to an end...Ruby Redfort is running scared, a whole bunch of people want her dead and worst of all one of them is on her team. But just who is this agent of doom? You can run, Ruby, but you can't hide...
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    But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will this, too, end happily-ever-after? Read this thrilling tale to find out - and learn what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook!
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    When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and star of Clarice's favourite books.
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    Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would like to search without Lola bothering and interrupting. Luckily, Lola knows exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, and, of course, one or three drops of pink milk. "Child is as visually inventive and verbally dexterous as ever ...classic." - Guardian "The Child recipe at its fresh, playful best." - Observer "A typically exuberant, imaginative whirl of a story." - Angels and Urchins "Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children." - Daily Express "A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola in the first place." - Junior
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    Clarice Bean gives us a snap shot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling and critically acclaimed range of books. Clarice's family are always at sixes and sevens and there is always a lot of noise, but that's the way they like it. An older picture book which will make you laugh out loud: Clarice Bean is a real heroine for the new millennium. CLARICE BEAN THAT'S ME winner of the Bronze Award in the Smarties Book Prize "Brilliantly written and drawn by Lauren Child...Clarice Bean has an Eloise-like charm which makes her view on life irresistible"
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    Clarice Bean is back in a third riotous family saga. When a tree in the Tuesday's street is going to be cut down, Clarice Bean's family leap into action to stop all the destruction and to 'Free the Tree'. The next thing they know, they are all famous and in the local paper. But will that stop Clarice being in BIG TROUBLE at school for handing in her project late? An older picture book which will make you laugh out loud: Clarice Bean is a real heroine for the new millennium. CLARICE BEAN THAT'S ME winner of the Bronze Award in the Smarties Book Prize "Brilliantly written and drawn by Lauren Child...Clarice Bean has an Eloise-like charm which makes her view on life irresistible"
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    In 2009, Clarice Bean To celebrate Clarice Bean's 10th birthday, Orchard Books are publishing three superly good and flapped new editions of the hilarious, award-winning and bestselling picture books.
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    Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child...Want to know more? Of course you do, bozo. Here's the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis. In LOOK INTO MY EYES, we go right back to Ruby's beginnings as an agent. When an anonymous caller sets Ruby a challenge, it's not long before she finds her way into the HQ of the most secret of secret agencies - SPECTRUM. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action adventure, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the formidable Fool's Gold Gang...
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    Two especially good stories about animals including "I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs" and a brand new story, the poignant and heartwarming "I Will Not Ever Never Forget You Nibbles", published in this collection for the very first time.
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    Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out boredom with multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine...Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid. Everyone's favourite kid detective is back for a second mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it's an adventure on the wide open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea...Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? ]Well, you wouldn't want to bet against her...
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    Charlie and Lola: I Completely Love Winter - by Lauren Child. This really very good Charlie and Lola book includes two wintery stories: Snow is My Favourite and My Best and I Really Need Actual Ice Skates. This wonderful book is perfect for fans of Charlie and Lola, and for cold winter bedtimes. Based on the award-winning books by Lauren Child,Charlie and Lola is now a top-rated BBC children's television show and a huge international hit. Lauren is also the multi-talented prize-winning creator of Clarice Bean. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, one of the UK's most successful and prolific independent television producers.
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    Rat lives in dustbin number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own. A heartwarming and funny tale of friendship and belongining from the award-winning, multi-million-selling creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child. Royalties from the sale of each copy of That Pesky Rat will be donated to St Mungo's Broadway, a charity providing help, support and advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
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    Ruby Redfort: supercool secret agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius The fourth book in the scarily awesome Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time Ruby must pit her wits against a seemingly invisible foe. How do you set your sights on catching a light-fingered villain if you can't even see him...?
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    Elmore Green started life as an only child, as many children do. He had a room all to himself, and everything in it was his. But one day, everything changed. This brand new picture book from the hugely talented Lauren Child about the arrival of a new sibling is bound to be a hit with parents and children. Told with humour and with wonderfully stylish artwork, this is Lauren Child at her absolute best.
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    Meet Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The fifth book in the nail-biting series, created by award-winning author Lauren Child. Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - you can count on her when you're between a rock and a hard place. There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford: there's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no one trusts you. Will Ruby make it out in one piece? Well, happy endings are for fairy tales, bozo.