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Chris Riddell

Winner of two Kate Greenaway medals and current Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell is a children's book author and illustrator with a very distinctive and impressive style and imagination. Born in Cape Town in 1962 and inspired by illustrators and authors including Quentin Blake and Arnold Lobel, Chris Riddell was tutored by Raymond Briggs at art school and counts the Edge Chronicles among his most popular books.



Chris Riddell Books

  • ANODX 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...
  • ASZDT
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    Sheep are seriously underestimated creatures when it comes to spirituality and religious feeling. For the first time, this book recognizes their huge potential and offers ovine students of Buddhism everywhere the opportunity to focus their skills and follow the path to enlightenment. From meditation and mindfulness to the essential concepts of Zen, all the fundamentals are set out here in a series of concise interpretations of Buddhist teaching. Wonderfully illustrated by well-known illustrator Chris Riddell, this is the perfect gift with a difference.
  • BVHDT
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    Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe in Ottoline CD Boxset 1 by Chris Riddell. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . From multi-award winning author and Children's Laureate (2015-17) Chris Riddell comes the adventures of Ottoline. Read by actress and comedian Ronni Ancona with a running time of approximately 98 minutes, this funny and exciting story will be listened to again and again. In Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Ottoline and Mr. Munroe are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Meanwhile, in Ottoline Goes to School, Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook?
  • APMUS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from the award winning Chris Riddell, a uniquely talented author/illustrator at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest readers, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, The Emperor of Absurdia is an extraordinary example of wonderful storytelling. Available in mini hardback edition, it's a perfect gift and an ideal stocking filler. Also available as a mini hardback: Wendel and the Robots.
  • ANNDW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Cade Quarter is building a new life for himself in the wild of the Farrow Ridges, miles away from civilization - and from the enemies who are seeking him. But when his new home is threatened by villainous mire-pearlers, Cade and his friends must find a way to defend the land they love. This is the second book of the Cade Saga, part of the Edge Chronicles.
  • AMDTD 12 years +
    12 years +
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    An entire herd of greywyrmes, slaughtered for their flameoil. Others trapped, then viciously herded through the mountains. And more and more settlers heading up to the high country, the bones of those who don't make it littering the way, stark and white, picked clean by carrionwyrmes - the bone trail...Trouble is brewing on the weald. A great whitewyrme and his kin send out a call to arms, and the wyrmes begin to gather in their ancient galleries. To defend their land against the relentless march of the kith, with their wagons and settlements and taste for killing. Payback is coming. Wyrme against kith. Kith against kin. Even wyrme against wyrme. And seasoned traveller Micah, with his friends Eli and Cara, is heading right into the thick of it...
  • BTNQS
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    100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day when all you need is a hug. The one hundred beautiful and intricate illustrations from the three-times winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal includes a hug for every emotion and occasion. But one thing is for certain: every hug will touch your heart. In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile.
  • AFXLY 12 years +
    12 years +
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    It is full winter in the weald - a season of almost unsurvivable cold for anyone foolish enough to venture outside. Even wyrmes die, frozen in the icy wasteland, or falling lifeless from the skies as the host heads west to escape the advance of the two-hides: man...Huddled in a winter den, Micah is thankful to cragclimber Eli Halfwinter for providing him and kingirl Thrace with shelter, while Thrace aches to leave and fly through the skies on her whitewyrme once more. But sniffing out their whereabouts, fuelled by the invigorating liquor known as bloodhoney, is a brutal assassin, seeking vengeance. And worse is to come when they stumble upon a bizarre community headed by a charismatic stone prophet - Deephome...
  • BVHSC
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    Celebrate twenty years of The Edge Chronicles with this thrilling conclusion to Stewart and Riddell's multi-bestselling epic fantasy series! Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he's never even met - the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove's deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn't the end of Cade's troubles - and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending. The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell's internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.
  • ALBRH 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
  • ALO2 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Do you know the difference between a Nostromian Weevil and a Zyglon Tentacle Beast? Could you resist an invasion of Purple Peekons? And can you outwit a Fantabbydosian? No? You need Chris Riddell's Alienography! Rich in comic detail, this extraordinary book is packed with revolting aliens and impossible spaceships. Magnificently illustrated and with novelty elements including five pull-out postcards, a mini 'Who's What and From Where' booklet and a 'Bottom Trumps' card game, this is Chris Riddell at his very best.

  • BUMSD
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    Celebrate twenty years of The Edge Chronicles with this stunning special edition! Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he's never even met - the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove's deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn't the end of Cade's troubles - and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending. The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell's internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.
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    They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. First published by Macmillan in 1876, Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible paperback edition features an introduction from and artwork by Chris Riddell. The wonderful characters are vividly brought to life with both Chris's black and white illustrations and his colour artwork, making it a perfect gift for any poetry lover.