Lauren Child - Author Picture

Lauren Child - Author

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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Blink and You Die
Lauren Child
October 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: Nobody beats Ruby Redfort! | Blink and You Die is the very last book in Lauren Child's superb Ruby Redfort girl detective series, and what a finale it is! Someone, someone...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedPick Your Poison
Lauren Child
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | May 2016 Book of the Month You've got to be really smart to keep up with 13 year old secret agent Ruby Redfort, as her enemies know to their cost. There...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedPick Your Poison
Lauren Child
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - December 2015 Book of the Month You've got to be really smart to keep up with 13 year old secret agent Ruby Redfort, as her enemies know to their cost. There...
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/11/2015
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Charlie and Lola: One Thing
Lauren Child
A brand new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book from the bestselling, multi award-winning author and artist, Lauren Child. This is a brilliant picture book to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 23/12/2015
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Reader ReviewedFeel the Fear
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such a first class agent that he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedCatch Your Death
Lauren Child
May 2015 Book of the Month There's a real vogue for girl detectives at the moment, but Ruby Redfort is far and away the smartest, and Lauren Child's books easily the most stylishly written. This is Ruby's third outing, and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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I am Too Absolutely Small for School
Lauren Child
This wonderfully imaginative tale of starting-school worries will entertain and reassure children and adults alike. The superbly special 15th anniversary edition comes with a free Charlie and Lola pull-out reward chart and stickers.
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedFeel the Fear
Lauren Child
December 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Lauren Child brings favourite super-sleuth thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort back for a terrific new adventure – along with Hitch, her official protector. Hitch never thought minding Ruby would be fun but she is such...
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Format: Hardback | Released 18/11/2014
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The New Small Person
Lauren Child
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - September 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Lauren Child, the creator of Charlie and Lola, captures perfectly the always difficult and sometimes terrible moment when a new sibling arrives. Elmore Green...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Clarice Bean, That's Me
Lauren Child
The irresistible Clarice Bean burst onto the world in a picture book which has now been reissued as a special 15 birthday edition. Through words and picture she introduces her wonderfully characterised family capturing their foibles and kindly recognising the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedCatch Your Death
Lauren Child
The third book in the ice-cool Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time, tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals. Things...
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Format: Hardback | Released 10/10/2013
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Take Your Last Breath
Lauren Child
June 2013 Book of the Month The second book in the Ruby series which follows the adventures of Ruby, a genius code-breaker, daring detective and gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. Ruby and her slick...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Take Your Last Breath
Lauren Child
Join the multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine... Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid. Everyone's favourite kid detective is back for a second mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action and friendship...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/09/2012
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I Want a Pet
Lauren Child
This beautiful new mini hardback of Lauren Child's first picture book, is celebrating 15 years in print. The deliciously droll riddle of a story captures the essence of Lauren Child at her best – her ability to understand children, their...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child's super sleuthing Ruby Redfort is a fast-talking, fast- thinking 13 year olds girl whose sharp eye for the unexpected leads her on some fantastic adventures – especially after she is recruited as a secret agency…The wise cracks...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Charlie and Lola: We Completely Must Go to London
Lauren Child
Best-selling Charlie and Lola and their best friends Marve and Lotta are very excited to be going on a trip to London! They gaze up at Buckingham Palace and wonder which is the Queen's Bedroom, they look in wonder at...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Reader ReviewedRuby Redfort : Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child! Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/2011
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Slightly Invisible
Lauren Child
An absolutely new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book in paperback, from the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator, Lauren Child.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Limited Edition Hardback)
Lauren Child
Greenaway Award winner in 2000. Special edition hardback book.Witty, colourful and unpredictable this is a delightful picture book that has a very original presentation. With a fussy eater at its core we discover that various vegetables come from...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/06/2010
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Charlie and Lola: My Especially Special Buggy Book
Lauren Child
Charlie and Lola have an exciting day out as they search for their friends Marv and Lotta. There's lots to do and see in every one of Lauren Child's entertaining and empowering illustrations.
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Format: Board book | Released 04/02/2010
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The Utterly Complete Clarice Bean Collection (Slipcase paperback edition)
Lauren Child
One of the most delightful and quirky characters of modern fiction. Clarice Bean's views on her family, school, her friends and much more are all wittily described in the frankly written stories she tells about herself. Clarice is defined by...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Who Wants to be a Poodle? I Don't!
Lauren Child
A visual treat and a wonderfully witty story, this is also a wonderfully liberating story and a good warning to all about over-pampering and protecting a dog – or anyone else! Trixie Twinkle Toes is loved and cherished and petted...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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Clarice Bean, That's Me
Lauren Child
The irresistible Clarice Bean burst onto the world in a picture book. Through words and picture she introduces her wonderfully characterised family capturing their foibles and kindly recognising the different stresses and strains they are under. Favourites include her older...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (audio CD)
Lauren Child
Moving beyond her family but using all her witty powers of observation, Clarice Bean fills her first novel with an account of her life outside home and especially inside school. She describes her teacher and classmates, including her UTTERLY best...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 02/07/2009
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Charlie and Lola's Actions
Lauren Child
Bright images held within an attractive board book introduce a host of different actions as they show Charlie and Lola skipping, hopping, bouncing, s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g and more.
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Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2009
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Charlie and Lola's Clothes
Lauren Child
Favourite characters Charlie and Lola show off the clothes they love in this attractive, brightly coloured board book. Gloves, socks, bobble hats, a dress and trousers – all are almost touchable in these bold illustrations.
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Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2009
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Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet
Lauren Child
A green message within a beautiful picture book. Loveable Charlie and Lola give all kinds of useful tips about the contribution they, and all other children, can make to looking after our planet. In Lauren Child's witty illustrations, Charlie and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2009
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That Pesky Rat
Lauren Child
Exploring from his dustbin home in Grubby Alley, the Pesky Rat of the title takes a look at how his friends who are pets, such as Andrew the Scottie Dog and Nibbles the lop-eared rabbit, live. Could he live like...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2008
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Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet
Lauren Child
Loveable Charlie and Lola decide to take a grip on their rubbish. But they are not just going to throw it away. Instead, they decide to recycle it. As they set about paper, plastic, cans and the rest, Charlie explains...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2008
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I Can Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own
Lauren Child
Charlie and Lola are back for a new set of adventures. As ever, Charlie has to try to help his little sister. And she doesn't want help!
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Format: Board Book | Released 03/01/2008
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Charlie and Lola's Shapes
Lauren Child
Lauren Child's trademark witty illustrations introduce different shapes that children will come across. Some are formal, recognised shapes such as the oval of an egg or the heart shape of a butterfly; some are humorous such as the fiddly shapes...
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Format: Board Book | Released 03/01/2008
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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato
Lauren Child
Winner of the 2000 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Witty, colourful and unpredictable this is a delightful picture book that has a very original presentation. With a fussy eater at its core we discover that various vegetables come from all manner...
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Format: Paperback | Released 18/10/2007
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Numbers
Lauren Child
A nice-to handle- Charlie and Lola board book using artwork form the original titles to introduce simple counting. Fun just to look at as well as an introduction to numbers.
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Format: Hardback | Released 15/03/2007
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Charlie and Lola's Opposites
Lauren Child
Favourite TV characters Charlie and Lola explore the differences between big and small, few and many, off and on and other opposites. A bold photographic illustration on each page of this sturdy board book makes it easy to grasp the...
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Format: Board Book | Released 15/03/2007
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now
Lauren Child
Feisty Clarice Bean is back for new adventures. A bit older and a bit wiser, she is also thinking about all the things that she should be worrying about. To help, she makes a list of all her...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2006
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Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
Lauren Child
Moving beyond her family but using all her witty powers of observation, Clarice Bean fills her first novel with an account of her life outside home and especially inside school. She describes her teacher and classmates, including her UTTERLY best...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2003
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I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato
Lauren Child
Greenaway winner in 2000. Witty, colourful and unpredictable this is a delightful picture book that has a very original presentation. With a fussy eater at its core we discover that various vegetables come from all manner of planets...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/04/2001
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