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100 Hugs

release date: Jan 12, 2017
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100 Hugs
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.

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm, in the latest installment of The Edge Chronicles series. Reprint.

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

release date: Sep 07, 2017
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Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony
There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .

Travels with my Sketchbook

release date: Jul 13, 2017
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Travels with my Sketchbook
After two years travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting schools, libraries and festivals, and meeting thousands of children, Travels with My Sketchbook provides a glimpse of the incredible journey Chris has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of sketches, doodles and pages from The Laureate Log - his daily record of his time as Laureate - it includes: · Train doodles · Key events and prizes in the world of children’s books · Early sketches (including handwritten manuscripts and cover roughs) from the books he has worked on during his time as Laureate including Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright and The Hunting of the Snark · Political sketches or roughs for the Observer cartoon, reminding us of the major events that have punctuated his time as Laureate · Birthday sketches, impromptu portraits, posters and Christmas cards, sketches for poems and song lyrics With its cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker and beautiful end papers his truly is a book to treasure.

Poems to Live Your Life By

release date: Nov 05, 2019
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Poems to Live Your Life By
A gorgeously illustrated collection of poems for every walk of life Curated by artist and writer Chris Riddell, Poems to Live Your Life By is a beautifully illustrated collection of poems for readers young and old to carry with them as they grow. The book includes favorites, both old and new—from selections of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets to original poems by Neil Gaiman to lyrics to an indie rock song by Phoebe Bridgers. It is divided into different subjects and includes poems about youth, love, imaginings, and endings. Brought to life by Chris Riddell’s striking artwork, Poems to Live Your Life By is the kind of book that readers can return to again and again at different moments in their life.

Lake of Skulls

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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Lake of Skulls
Having agreed to complete a special task in exchange for a great reward, Free Lance suddenly finds himself in the Lake of Skulls where he is surrounded by great dangers, strange witches, and evil lords while trying to complete his mission by locating an enchanted crown.

Poems to Save the World With

release date: Sep 17, 2020
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Poems to Save the World With
This absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with exquisite, intricate artwork. Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell, Poems to Save the World With –the follow-up to Poems to Live Your Life By and Poems to Fall in Love With - will ignite your inner activist and provide comfort and inspiration. These poems speak of hope, happiness, rebellion and living through a pandemic. This beautiful book features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Maggie Smith, Brian Bilston, Raymond Antrobus, Fiona Benson, Lewis Carroll and many more.

Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen

release date: Feb 12, 2015
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Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she's excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . . Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

release date: Jun 23, 2009
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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Meet Ottoline Brown and her best friend, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve.

Wendel and the Robots

release date: Sep 05, 2019
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Wendel and the Robots
A brilliantly funny robot adventure from award-winning author and illustrator, Chris Riddell, creator of Once Upon a Wild Wood. Wendel is a very clever mouse – but not a very tidy one. If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence! With Chris Riddell's characteristic verve and brilliance, Wendel and the Robots is a wonderfully funny, action-packed story full of surprises and extraordinary inventions, and with a subtle environmental message.
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