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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.



Shirley Hughes Books

  • Alfie Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782954194 - Shirley Hughes
    ALFE 3 years +
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    Much-loved classics and timeless tales of childhood courage and exploration, the Alfie series by two-time Kate Greenway Medal-winning author Shirley Hughes has been a favourite with us at Book People for many, many years and we're sure if you have little ones who are yet to be introduced to Alfie, he'll soon be a favourite of theirs, too!

    Featuring all of the best-loved Alfie stories in an attractive canvas bag, little ones can join Alfie as he attends a birthday party; splishes and splashes in his new yellow boots; makes friends; visits the fair and much, much more...

    Charmingly illustrated and and wonderfully written, the reassuringly warm stories of Alfie and his day-to-day activities make the ordinary extraordinary and will make a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any child aged 3 and above. They also come in a beautiful, blue bag.
    Format: paperback
  • The Shirley Hughes Nursery Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406372823 - Shirley Hughes
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    The author of Dogger and Alfie, Shirley Hughes is one of the world's favourite children's authors and her traditional style of artwork has become iconic.

    This collection, presented in a beautiful cloth bag, will introduce nursery-aged children to a number of first concepts and experiences, including the alphabet, numbers and colours.

    The set also contains a book covering every season of the year. With their gentle text and beautiful artwork, these are books that will be returned to time and time again as children grow up and learn with them.
  • Shirley Hughes' Trotter Street Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406373875 - Shirley Hughes
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    With black-and-white illustrations, these early readers from Shirley Hughes describe the experiences of the children and families living on Trotter Street.

    Wonderfully traditional, there's the story of a new baby arriving; a birthday surprise is in store; a big concrete lorry heads down the street; and everyone is excited to meet the Snow Lady.

    A lovely treat for children, full of familiar situations.
  • DGG2 3 years +
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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.
  • AAFTH 3 years +
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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.
  • AACIK 3 years +
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  • AEQLY 3 years +
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    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...
  • ABFSH 3 years +
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    Mum is ill and Dad has to go to work, so Lily will have to go to Melanie's house for the day. Dad says she'll have lots of fun, but there's a problem: Lily doesn't want to go! Join Lily as she braves Melanie's house, and realises that doing new things needn't be scary after all...
  • ADPGK 3 years +
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    Alfie and his mum and baby sister, Annie Rose, arrive home after shopping. While his mum struggles with the pushchair outside, Alfie rushes inside and slams the door behind him. So now Alfie's stuck inside and his mum and Annie Rose are stuck outside without a key! Soon everyone in the street is trying to help rescue Alfie - but he's got a plan of his own...
  • OOK2 3 years +
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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.
  • AFBIL
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    This is an inspiring tale of Christmas goodwill and acceptance from Shirley Hughes, one of the world's best-loved picture-book creators. When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too. 1930s Liverpool is brought alive with evocative drawings in a story that recognizes the richness of human kindness, even in times of hardship and poverty. This is an original story by Shirley Hughes. Its gorgeousness really does stand out on Christmas tables. It is destined to be a modern classic.
  • AGIXY 3 years +
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    Alfie's painting 'Motorbike Man' has been entered in the children's painting competition at the Harvest Fair. His friends have done paintings too, but when the winners are announced, not everyone is happy with their prize...Join Alfie on an exciting day at the fair as he comes up with a brilliant solution!
  • AGINB 3 years +
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    Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School. Alfie wishes that he could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids. One morning, Mum takes Alfie to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, 'I want my mummy!'. Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mum returns. Alfie realizes that big boys don't always act so big after all!
  • AGIXV 3 years +
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    Splish, splash, splosh! Alfie has new yellow boots that are perfect for walking through puddles and stamping in mud. There's something not quite right about them, though - they're making Alfie's feet turn outwards...Join Alfie as he works out what's wrong with his boots in this wonderfully splashy adventure.
  • AGIXX 3 years +
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    Birthday parties always make people happy and Alfie's neighbour, Mr MacNally, really does need cheering up because his beloved cat, Smoky, has died. Alfie thinks a party might just help, and there's an extra special surprise in store for Bob MacNally...Join Alfie as he tries to keep a secret in this celebration of pets old and new.
  • AHUDL 3 years +
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    When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate. But then Dogger turns up at the school summer fair, and everything seems all right - until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money!
  • AGIXW 3 years +
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    Alfie is delighted to be invited to Bernard's birthday party, although he feels a bit nervous about going on his own. But Alfie has such a great time, he finds he doesn't even need his special blanket - and he makes a new friend too! Join Alfie as he overcomes his shyness and becomes the most helpful guest at the party.
  • ALWUL 3 years +
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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!
  • ANMLS 3 years +
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    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.
  • AOYFR
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    From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things...
  • AUISP
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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.
  • BCIGA
    Shirley Hughes
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    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.
  • AWXWA
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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."
  • ASMHJ
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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.