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  • Katie in London

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: ALKNY
    Paperback 5 years +
    Celebrating 25 years of Katie with a beautiful new cover look! When Katie and her brother, Jack, visit London with Grandma, at first it seems it's full of big buses, big buildings and bigger crowds. When they stop off at Trafalgar Square, something quite unusual happens they meet a talking stone lion! The lion takes them on a wonderful tour of the city taking in such sights as The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye! It's a daytrip to London that Katie and Jack will never forget! Featuring many of the key sights of Britain's capital, this storybook has become a bestselling introduction to London, and a perfect story for children visiting the city for the first time.
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  • Katie and the Sunflowers

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: BUANQ
    Paperback
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie would love to grow her own flowers, so when she sees some seeds in Van Gogh's Sunflowers masterpiece she can't resist reaching in and grabbing some . . . Mimi, a little girl from a painting nearby, comes to help, but when Mimi's dog Zazou comes too disaster follows! 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show) This art adventure features five famous post-impressionist paintings: Sunflowers and Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh, Breton Girls Dancing and Tahitian Pastorals by Paul Gauguin and Still Life, with Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne. Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series? Katie's Picture Show Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the British Artists Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Bathers Katie in London Katie's London Christmas Katie in Scotland Katie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and a Midsummer Night's Dream

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AYVMH
    Paperback 3 years +
    Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey? Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.
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  • Katie Meets the Impressionists

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AKQNU
    Paperback 3 years +
    A beautiful new look cover to celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure! It's Grandma's birthday - wouldn't it be lovely if Katie could give her some flowers like those in the painting by Mr Monet ...or Mr Renoir ...or Mr Degas! Learn all about three Impressionist painters with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces: The Luncheon and The Field With Poppies by Claude Monet, A Girl With a Watering Can and Her First Evening Out by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AAQNR
    Paperback 5 years +
    Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball? Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: BRZGI
    Paperback
    Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas. Look out for the other books in the series: Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's Dream Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker
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  • Can You See a Little Bear?

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: BQJEM
    Hardback
    Where is Little Bear? In this charming look-and-find book, highlighted by Jackie Morris's gorgeous animal fantasies, very young children explore theatrical and circus settings as they attempt to find the missing cub. The concepts of opposites, colours and contrasts are introduced in the read-aloud nursery verse and simple clues and vivid word images help children discover Little Bear, whether he is trying on a hat, standing on his head or floating in a balloon. Gradually Little Bear moves into a more familiar landscape of tea, bath and bedtime, a cue for little bears' bedtimes everywhere.
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  • Get Colouring with Katie

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: BGKTG
    Paperback
    Come on a colouring adventure with Katie - the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books. Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of young art lovers for over 25 years - and now it's your turn to get involved! Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderfully exciting world of art. All you need to do, is pick up your colouring pencils and pens and follow the ever-curious Katie ...Look out for more Katie National Gallery books: Discover London with Katie Learn to Draw with Katie And discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books: Katie's Picture Show Katie in London Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the Bathers Katie and the British Artists Katie and the Dinosaurs Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Sunflowers Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie in Scotland Katie's London Christmas
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AWUCI
    Paperback
    Ella Bella longs to be a beautiful ballerina, and so each week she goes to Madame Rosa's ballet class at the old theatre. As we all know, theatres are magical places where anything can happen, and sure enough, as soon as Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box on the empty stage, she's whisked off in a beautiful lilac light to Sleeping Beauty's palace. But will she be able to help the Lilac Fairy save Sleeping Beauty from the bad fairy's wicked spell?
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  • Katie and the Mona Lisa

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: APIEX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous Renaissance masterpieces. Why not collect all 13 titles in the Katie series. Includes five masterpieces from five Italian Renaissance artists: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, An Angel in Red with a Lute by an associate of Leonardo, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio
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  • Katie and the Spanish Princess

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AOYVX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings from the Spanish School. Why not collect all 13 titles in the Katie series. Katie needs ideas for a costume, and the princess dress in a painting seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix. And wherever you find Katie, you'll find fun close behind! The five masterpieces featured are: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita by Velazquez, Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga by Goya, The Parasol by Goya, A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo, Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver by Velazquez
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  • Ella Bella and the Midsummer Night's Dream

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AOYVU
    Hardback Toddlers
    Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey? Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie books - making art an adventure.
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  • Katie and the Bathers

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AOMRO
    Paperback 5 years +
    Katie - 25 years of making art an adventure! The best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings by George Seurat, Camille Pissarro and Paul Signac! On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bathers in a cool river proves too tempting for Katie, and so she dives straight into the picture! But Katie doesn't just cause a splash - she causes a flood! Paddling with new friends might be fun, but how will Katie stop the water pouring into the gallery? A wonderful introduction and explanation of the Pointillist art style, featuring five masterpieces from three famous artists: Bathers at Asnieres by Georges Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat Port of Honfleur by Georges Seurat Woman Hanging up the Washing by Camille Pissarro Portrait of Felix Feneon by Paul Signac
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  • Katie and the British Artists

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AOHZA
    Paperback 5 years +
    A beautiful new cover and generous new format to celebrate 25 years of making art an adventure! Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery with Grandma will help ...Might hte characters in five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists give her some ideas? Learn all about these favourite British artists as Katie explores five fabulous masterpieces: The Cornfield by Constable Rain, Steam and Speed by Turner Whistlejacket by Stubbs The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough The Fighting Temeraire by Turner
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  • Katie and the Starry Night

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: ANMYD
    Paperback 5 years +
    A beautiful new cover to celebrate 25 years of making art an adventure! The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? The story has five favourite Van Gogh paintings: The Starry Night Noon Vincent's Chair Fishing Boats on the Beach The Olive Grove
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  • Katie and the Waterlily Pond

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: ANHKF
    Paperback 5 years +
    A beautiful new cover look to celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure! Katie desperately wants to win the art competition at the gallery. She just has to create a painting in the style of Monet. That should be easy ...right? Wherever you find Katie, you'll find fun close behind! Learn all about Monet with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces: In the Woods at Giverny Bathers at La Grenouillere The Rue Montorguiel, Paris Path Through the Poppies The Waterlily Pond
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  • Katie and the Dinosaurs

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: ALICT
    Paperback 3 years +
    A visit to the Natural History Museum turns into an adventure for Katie when she steps back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Katie helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops! But just what will she feed a very hungry and fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex? James has been delighting children with his Katie stories for over 25 years. This new-look book celebrates quarter of a century of Katie adventures.
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  • Katie's Picture Show

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AKIAL
    Paperback 3 years +
    Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old. Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame ...Includes reproductions of: The Hay Wain by John Constable Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich
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  • Katie in Scotland

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AKBIB
    Paperback 5 years +
    When Katie meets the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland, fun and adventure soon folllow. Katie and Nessie discover how beautiful and stunning the country is as they take in the sights, from the Highlands to the Edinburgh Festival. Features: Loch Ness, Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park and Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, The National Gallery and Portrait Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby. A perfect first introduction to Scotland for all young children. Following on the huge success of Katie in London.
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: AHWTH
    Paperback 5 years +
    Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. But can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.
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  • Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

    James Mayhew

    Product Code: ADPIK
    Paperback 5 years +
    Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.
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