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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

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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.
  • 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.
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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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    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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    Any old weather is Alfie weather and as Alfie demonstrates, there's always lots to do come rain or shine. Whether it's exploring frozen puddles on a frosty winter's day; wading through a cool stream on a hot summer's afternoon or taking a pretend journey to the North Pole, Alfie's world is a great place to be. This stunning collection of stories and poems will delight all Alfie fans!
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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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    Annie Rose and Alfie have lots of games they like to play together, like being scary monsters with Bernard, or running their own shop. But there are some things Annie Rose is too little to do and even some things Alfie would rather do without her. But if Annie Rose is ever sad or cross there is only one person who can make her feel better ...her big brother. This is Shirley Hughes at her best - warm and wonderfully observed illustrations, and a touching text about the special bond between siblings.
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    All is quiet at Alfie's house - Mum and Dad have gone out and Maureen's baby-sitting. Then...drip, drip, drip. It's raining inside! The drip turns into a downpour and Maureen's parents have to come round to deal with the burst pipe, but only Alfie can work out what's worrying Annie Rose...Join Alfie in this wonderfully warm celebration of brothers and sisters (and babysitters!).
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    Alfie has won the race to be first home but - oh no! - he's slammed the front door and Mum and Annie Rose are on the other side. Will he be able to solve the problem all by himself? This board book edition a classic Alfie story is the perfect present for the little one in your life.
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    From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling World War Two wartime adventure for readers aged 10+ set during the Liverpool Blitz. In the hardship of war, everything is rationed - except true friendship. Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Blitz intensifies and then even that becomes too dangerous, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him? As the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery that will tear the whole community apart...Check out the website for the historical background to the story: www.whistlinginthedarkbook.com.
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    This charming picture book from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes tells the story of Daisy Dobbs - a young girl who works in London during the coronation of George V. When Daisy starts as a scullery maid in a grand house, she works as hard as she can to try and please her kindly employers. But her greatest day comes when disaster strikes, and only Daisy can save the day...
  • 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.
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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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    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.
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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...
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    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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    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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    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!
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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.
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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.
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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! This book celebrates that special relationship between children and their dads.
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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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    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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    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.