Shirley Hughes

Awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to children’s literature and a two-times Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Shirley Hughes is one of the most respected picture book authors and illustrators of all time. Born on 16 July, 1927 in West Kirby, she has written over 70 stories and illustrated over 270 in her warming, traditional style.

Her traditional, pen-and-paint artwork was first seen in a picture book in 1960’s Lucy and Tom’s Day and throughout her career she has quietly innovated and brought her stories up to date with technical advancements. The winner of the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement award in 2015, Shirley Hughes has sold over 11.5 million copies and the likes of Alfie and Dogger are among children’s enduring favourites.


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Shirley Hughes Books

  • DGG2 3 years +

    Dogger (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

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    Dogger by Shirley Hughes will strike a chord with all children aged 3+ who have ever lost their favourite cuddly toy.

    Dogger is a well-worn dog with crooked ears and a friendly face who means everything to Dave, so when he goes missing, Dave is devastated. Will our young hero ever find his friend Dogger? This timeless picture book has lost none of its appeal and is still a tale to which all children and their parents can relate.

    Fans of Dogger will also love Judith Kerr's Mog The Forgetful Cat. Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has named Dogger as one of her favourite picture books.
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  • OOK2 3 years +

    Alfie: The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook (Paperback)

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    Shirley Hughes, the award-winning author of Dogger, is well-known for her true-to-life observations of toddlers and all their quirky habits.

    With witty and appealing illustrations, these stories of Alfie and his baby sister Annie Rose will make children aged 3 and over (and their parents) chuckle with delight.
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  • LFN2 3 years +

    Alfie at Nursery School (Paperback)

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    Alfie and Annie Rose love nursery school! They can't wait to get there - but Alfie soon gets into a sticky situation...

    Join Alfie in this collection of heartwarming nursery school tales and watch as he experiences new things like playground games and special concerts.
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    Alfie on Holiday (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

    Alfie is heading off to the seaside with his grandma, and makes a new friend on the beach! But unfortunately all's not fair in love and friendship, and Alfie - with a little help from Grandma and Bernard - has to discover what a true friend looks like. A summer adventure which speaks to our experiences making friends from national treasure, Shirley Hughes
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  • ANMLS 3 years +

    Lucy and Tom at the Seaside (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

    From the creator of Dogger, Shirley Hughes, this timeless book of seaside fun has every element of a wonderful day at the seaside. From paddling to picnics, from sandcastles to beach games - this is the perfect book for summer celebrations.
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  • AEQLY 3 years +

    All About Alfie (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

    Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip! Join our little hero and his friends and family in a celebration of all things Alfie...
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  • BPLTU 3 years +

    Alfie and Dad (Paperback)

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    Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes. Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him! Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.
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  • ASMHJ 3 years +

    Alfie Outdoors (Paperback)

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    Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie's. But there are suprises in store...Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.
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  • AMNXH 3 years +

    Alfie and Grandma (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

    Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether it's saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma. This is a special collection of stories celebrating grandmas and grandchildren from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
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    Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories (Audio)

    Shirley Hughes

    Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. This book is read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan. It includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, An Evening at Alfie's, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie's Christmas, Alfie Outdoors and Alfie and the Birthday Surprise.
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  • AQWLE 3 years +

    Alfie and Mum (Paperback)

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    Meet Alfie's mum. She has reddish brown curly hair which often gets untidy, but Alfie likes it like that. Alfie and Mum love to tell stories together, to explore and have adventures - over fields, across streams, and even into big dark houses! But Alfie isn't ever frightened when he's with Mum - she'll always be there to take care of him. Two previously published stories from Shirley Hughes, gathered together in one special celebration of Mums.
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  • BOLML Toddlers

    Lucy & Tom: From A to Z (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

    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 that live on their street, F is for Friends, and P is for Park and for Playing. Join Lucy and Tom on a journey through their life, in this satisfying alphabet tale from master storyteller, Shirley Hughes.
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  • AUISP 3 years +

    Lucy and Tom at School (Paperback)

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    Lucy has her school things ready. She has a new grey skirt, a pair of brown shoes, a pencil case and a satchel. Tom wishes that he had a satchel too. Full of warmth and good humour, the happy simplicity of childhood is captured in this richly illustrated, classic picture book about two young children's first experience of school.
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  • AAFTH 3 years +

    The Shirley Hughes Collection (Hardback)

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    Shirley Hughes is one of the best known and most popular creator's of children's books, and her keen observation of family life have earned her a special place in the hearts of children and adults. Beginning with a selection of simple rhymes and stories and moving on to some of Shirley's classic picture books featuring such well-loved characters as Dogger, Alfie and Anne Rose. There's also a selection of stories for older readers including 'THE LION AND THE UNICORN' and 'ENCHANTMENT IN THE GARDEN', which combine satisfyingly longer texts with marvellous expansive pictures.
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  • AVGCU Toddlers

    Out and About (Paperback)

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    In this wonderful collection of poems, by best-loved and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood.
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  • AUOVN 3 years +

    Alfie and His Very Best Friend (Hardback)

    Shirley Hughes

    Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members! A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
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    Ruby in the Ruins (Paperback)

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    A classic picture book about family life, set in post-war London, from the best-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes now available in paperback. "The observation and draughtsmanship are Hughes in her prime, with scenes of street parties and bustling stations and perfectly rendered period costume" The Sunday Times Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there's only one person who she wants to rescue her.
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  • BOJNK Toddlers

    Lucy & Tom: From One to Ten (Paperback)

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    One morning, very early ... one little girl called Lucy fast asleep in bed, with one very special teddy tucked in beside her. Lucy's little brother Tom is the first to wake up, and tugs at her quilt. Now there are two children, wide awake and ready for the day! A story with numbers, as Lucy and Tom go through their day, exploring their world, counting, sharing and learning as they go.
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    Let's Join In (Paperback)

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    Four classic stories perfect for sharing at bedtime, by Kate Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes.This charming collection of four classic stories by much-loved illustrator Shirley Hughes, is perfect for sharing at the end of a busy day. Chatting with friends or talking on the phone, hiding in the house or the garden, bouncing on the sofa or on Grandpa's knee, giving a present or a kiss: there are so many things you can join in with during the day!
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  • AWXWA 3 years +

    Alfie and His Very Best Friend (Paperback)

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    Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of "Dogger."
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  • ALWUL 3 years +

    Alfie's Christmas (Paperback)

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    Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day!
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    Father's Day (Hardback)

    Shirley Hughes

    In this stunning gift edition, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Dad. From the fun of waking Dad up in the morning, having a day together at the seaside or even stories with Dad at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child's day and celebrates the special bond between a father and child.
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    Snow in the Garden: A First Book of Christmas (Hardback)

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    A classic collection of festive poems, stories and activities by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. This beautiful Christmas anthology contains winter adventures, seasonal poems, festive recipes and easy-to-make craft activities as well as Shirley Hughes' trademark warm and classic illustrations. Whether reading stories and poems to little ones or encouraging them to make beautiful crafts and Christmas treats, this book is the perfect introduction to this very special time of year.
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