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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.


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Shirley Hughes Books

  • The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AADAO
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This gorgeous storybook is full of snapshots of family life, from breakfast to bedtime and from birthdays to walks in the park. All small children will be able to identify with Alfie and Annie Rose, two hugely appealing pre-schoolers who are constantly tackling new experiences and making new friends.
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  • An Evening at Alfie's

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AUOVP
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: ANMLS
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • My Naughty Little Sister and Father Christmas

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: CAYAL
    Paperback
    Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes' classic Christmas story about one naughty but entertaining little sister, for the first time ever as a 32 page picture book. My naughty little sister always get excited about Christmas. She loves the trees and the lights but there's just one problem . . . She doesn't like Father Christmas at all! So when Father Christmas visits the school to give all the boys and girls some presents, little sister is up to her old tricks being naughtier than ever! My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The enduring appeal of their relatable characters has resonated with families for years and years and this gorgeous new picture book edition will introduce the story to a whole new generation. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - The Sunday Express 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, these stories delight' - The Scotsman
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  • Dogger

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BGKOF
    Hardback 3 years +
    A very special 40th anniversary edition of one of the nation's favourite stories. 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! A classic picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Shirley Hughes tells the endearing story of how Dogger, the much loved toy dog, was lost and finally found again. Celebrating 40 years in 2017, this hardback edition contain a letter from Shirley Hughes, extra material, and even a photo of the real-life Dogger!
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  • Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BCIGA
    Audio
    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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  • Alfie Outdoors

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: ASMHJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    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's Christmas

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: ALWUL
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Alfie Gets in First

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: ADPGK
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Daisy Saves the Day

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AOYPC
    Paperback 3 years +
    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...
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  • Father's Day

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BXLOE
    Hardback
    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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  • Alfie at Nursery School

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BRJRY
    Paperback
    Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation in this collection of nursery school tales. Join Alfie as he navigates playground games and special concerts in this heartwarming book from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
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  • Alfie and Dad

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BPLTU
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Lucy and Tom at School

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AUISP
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Alfie and Grandma

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AMNXH
    Paperback 3 years +
    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 on Holiday

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BYNZX
    Paperback
    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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  • Alfie Weather

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AUOVI
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Out and About

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AVGCU
    Paperback Toddlers
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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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  • Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BOLML
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Mother's Day

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: BMWKT
    Hardback
    In this stunning gift edition of a classic story by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Mum. From the fun of waking Mum and Dad up in the morning, getting the bus into town with Mum or even stories all together at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child's day and celebrates the special bond between a mother and child.
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  • Alfie and the Birthday Surprise

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AGIXX
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Alfie's Feet

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: AGIXV
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Stories on My Street

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: CCYUW
    Paperback
    Four lively stories about a group of children who live on the same street, by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. For the children of Trotter Street life is full of adventures! From racing brand new bikes, getting ready for Christmas or marvelling at the arrival of a big concrete lorry, these four stories are a wonderful introduction to family life and are perfect for first readers.
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  • All Around Me

    Shirley Hughes

    Product Code: CBPIK
    Hardback
    A beautifully illustrated introduction to childhood concepts by beloved Kate Greenaway medal-winning illustrator. In this classic collection by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Katy and her little brother Olly are having a wonderful time learning about the world around them. From counting in the park with Grandpa, waiting to cross the road with Mum, or even the very noisy sound of Dad vacuuming, there are so many first things to discover on their childhood adventures.
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