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TOP TEN BOOK LISTS
Illustrator Bella Gomez shares her 10 favourite children's books
Bella Gomez is a UK-based artist and the illustrator of the beautiful new book, 5 Wild Numbers. She grew up on the beautiful Dorset coast in England, moved to London when she was 18 and now lives with her two children in Lewes, just outside of Brighton.  Her journey in design and prints started with her own ...
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Bruce Ingman shares his top ten favourite children's books
We are super excited to share another inspiring Top Ten book list, this time from Bruce Ingman -- an award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator based in London. After teaching at a number of art colleges and illustrating for many well-known magazines, Bruce wrote and illustrated his first book, When Martha's Away, in 1995 , which ...
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Allan Ahlberg shares his Top Ten Favourite Children's Books!
Allan Ahlberg is the author of more than 150 published books. He and his late wife, Janet Ahlberg, are the author/illustrator duo behind some of our favourite children's books, including the award-winning Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo and The Jolly Postman, which has sold more than six million copies (I remember this book coming out when ...
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Angela McAllister's Top Ten Favourite Children's Books
Angela McAllister is the author of A Year Full of Stories and the recently published A World Full of Stories. Two wonderful books which my girls are really enjoying at the moment. Angela's ability in collecting such wonderfully rich stories and comprising them into these two beautifully illustrated books is a gift and I'm so ...
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Oliver Jeffers shares his Top Ten Favourite Children's Books
Who doesn't love Oliver Jeffers? Without a doubt, many of his own books would appear on other authors' top ten book lists. They would certainly make the cut on my list! His super charming children's books are big-time favourites in our house. 'How to Catch a Star' and 'Lost and Found' will forever remind me of ...
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Tom Schamp's Top Ten Book List
  We are big fans of Tom Schamp. His latest book Show & Tell Me The World offers a world of discovery for young and older children to enjoy. It's a huge, almost dictionary like book which guides children through the variations of daily life. Bright, inviting, exciting and meticulously detailed it's an entertaining book which ...
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Rebecca Colby's Top Ten Book List
I'm so excited to share a new top ten list of children's books from the author of the super fun story, There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie, Rebecca Colby. It's is a mix of cherished books from both Rebecca's childhood and her adult years. 1. No Matter What, written and illustrated by Debi Gliori, 1999 I truly ...
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Sophy Henn's Top Ten Book List
My girls and I are big fans of Sophy Henn. We adore her picture book, Where Bear? which Courtney introduced me to. And her latest book Pass It On is utterly divine. Full of love and hugs and loads of happiness! I was so thrilled when Sophie agreed to tell me all about her top ...
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Chris Haughton's Top Ten Book List
Any one of Chris Haughton's books, if not all of them should grace everyone's bookshelves. Ssh! We Have a Plan is awesome and A Bit Lost is just the sweetest. I can't wait to read his latest, Goodnight Everyone. I'm delighted Chris has shared his favourites with us today ... 1) That is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen. ...
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Kiran Millwood Hargrave's Top Ten Book List
I am so excited to share this Top Ten with you all! Kiran Millwood Hargrave's is an incredible writer. Her latest book, The Girl of Ink and Stars is truely superb and I shall be writing a separate post on it very soon. As soon I finished her book I made a note to myself to contact ...
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Polly Faber's Top Ten Book List
We are so delighted to tell you that our Top Ten Book List is back! It's been a time long since we last shared one with you so I'm thrilled to kick-start it by inviting Polly Faber, author of the fantastic Mango & Bambang books, to share her ten favourite children's books. Here they are: 1. The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by ...
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Joanna Skipwith's Top Ten Book List
It's been a long time since we've published a Top Ten Book List, but it is still a series we really love and we will try to bring you more book lists in the coming months. Today we have a list from Joanna Skipwith, author of the Silver Jungle books (pictured above) which we've mentioned ...
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Karin Littlewood's Book List
I've mentioned Karin Littlewood before in my review of her book, Immi (which we still really love!). Karin lives and works in London and has illustrated more than 40 children's books published in the UK and worldwide. I got in touch with her after discovering her books and have since discovered she is not only ...
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Al MacCuish's Top Ten Books
I have been itching, itching, itching to tell you all about the children's book my very dear friend Al has written.  It is still a little too early to tell you much, but above you can see a very exclusive sneak peak at the first page of his first book for children called 'Operation Alphabet' ...
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Helen Stephens' Top Ten Book List
At the recent school book fair, I bought a book for each of my children. I bought Helen Stephens' The Night Iceberg for my daughter because she loves penguins and because I was drawn to the sweet illustrations... and it turned out to be the most successful book we bought. Having read it now numerous times, ...
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Nina Wisnia's Top Ten Books
Nina Wisnia is a very dear friend of mine. She is also an incredibly talented artist and children's book illustrator/author. She has illustrated four books, all of them in French.  Her most recent book, Gargouillis, is a funny-but-true description of the digestive system of animals and humans. All of her books share the same quirky ...
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Marc Boutavant's Top Ten Favourite Children's Books
Marc Boutavant's Mouk is one of those children's books that simply must grace your bookshelves.  The illustration is so brilliantly vibrant and engaging.  Often compared to Richard Scarry, so it is interesting to see a Scarry book in his Top Ten list of children's books. Marc is not only a children's book illustrator but also ...
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Louise Yates' Top Ten List
Today is World Book Day! And so we give you another top ten book list... Louise Yates is an author/illustrator who lives in London. Her second book, Dog Loves Books -- a beautifully illustrated and outrageous book about a dog who loves books, won the 2010 Roal Dahl Funny Prize.  Her most recent book, Frank and Teddy ...
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Alison Jay's Top Ten Books
When my daughter was born Courtney bought my son a present (she's so good like that!). It was a book illustrated by English artist, Alison Jay (I Took the Moon for a Walk).  It was my first introduction to Alison's work and (just as Courtney told me I would) I fell in love with her ...
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Camilla Reid's book list
I was introduced to Camilla via a friend who just knew we'd get on with each other, both being enthusiastic kid's book lovers.  We met for coffee and tried to narrow down our favourites -- it was a hard task which lead to her rather brilliant suggestion that we should do top ten lists on ...
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Dallas Clayton's Top Ten List
I think it is safe to say that all us Babyccino ladies have a crush (purely in the children's-literature sense of the word) on Dallas Clayton.  His books; An Awesome Book and An Awesome Book of Thanks are ... well ... awesome.  Not only are they big on the ideas front but they are so ...
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Mellany Robinson's Book List
Mellany Robinson lives on the South Coast with her two children.  Having worked in the creative industries (advertising, photography) and with various museums including the V&A and The National Gallery she decided to set up a children's publishing company with her childhood friend Annabel Bennetts.  By Parents For Children encourages parents to make the stories ...
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Leo Timmers' Top Ten favourite children's books
Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium and still lives in Brussels with his wife and two daughters.  Trained as a graphic designer he soon began to illustrate children’s books. In 2000 he wrote his first story Happy with Me which won a Bookfeather Award for illustration.  He has also won the annual Children’s ...
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