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Shirley Hughes - Author

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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My First 123
Shirley Hughes
A real treat for fans of Shirley Hughes, and a lovely counting book. One is Katie, cheerily ‘all by myself', two is Katie and Olly, her baby brother, three is company when Norah comes to play, and so on, each...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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My First ABC
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes works magic into simple scenes of everyday family life, and that is certainly the case here: episodes and objects that all little children will recognise are used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. I particularly like ‘E...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Let's Join in
Shirley Hughes
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Four simple bedtime stories capture the precious yet everyday moments in pre-school and toddler's lives. Under the heading Hiding, Chatting, Bouncing and Giving the four stories about Katie and her little...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
July 2017 Book of the Month Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud. It's moving and inspirational on how to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2017
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977. Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2017
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Alfie and His Very Best Friend
Shirley Hughes
This is a book about being friends, told in the inimitable combination of words and pictures that have made Shirley Hughes's stories so important a part of childhood for so many. Alfie's best friend is boisterous, rowdy Bernard. In the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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My First ABC
Shirley Hughes
Learning your ABC is fun and easy in with Katie and her baby brother, Olly. Join them as they explore their friendly and familiar world and all it contains in this charming first look at letters. At home, at the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2016
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Alfie's Christmas
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes and Alfie are back with this beautiful festive story with Alfie and his family celebrating Christmas. From the opening of the advent calendar, writing Christmas cards, choosing a Christmas tree to all the joyful things they share on...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Whistling in the Dark
Shirley Hughes
Best-selling Shirley Hughes brings alive how it felt to be growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War. In a gripping and touching story which draws on her own memories of growing up at that time, Shirley Hughes sets...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Alfie Outdoors
Shirley Hughes
Standing in his pyjamas in the garden in the morning sunshine, Alfie is an unmistakeable little figure. Shirley Hughes has an extraordinary understanding of children, their world and what matters to them and captures it beautifully in the turn of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Alfie and Mum
Shirley Hughes
This lovely book brings together two stories featuring Alfie and his mum, and both describe a special experience they share. Alfie Upstream is the story of a hot summer's day they spend walking through the country and paddling in a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Let's Join in A First Book of Bedtime Stories
Shirley Hughes
Four classic stories perfect for sharing at bedtime, by Kate Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2015
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Daisy Saves the Day
Shirley Hughes
This charming picture book is an enchanting evocation of life in London at the time of the coronation of George V, by the much-loved and award-winning illustrators for children, Shirley Hughes. Perfect to share with younger children but also a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Hero on a Bicycle
Shirley Hughes
Best-selling illustrator Shirley Hughes writes beautifully in this gripping story set during World War Two. Living in Italy during the occupation by the Germans, Paolo and his sister Constanza long to do something for the fight to keep Italy free....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Whistling in the Dark
Shirley Hughes
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Best-selling Shirley Hughes brings alive how it felt to be growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War. In a gripping and touching story which draws on her own memories...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Out and About A First Book of Poems
Shirley Hughes
From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood. It is a beautiful gift edition of the classic picture book, with a new introduction by Shirley Hughes.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2014
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Daisy Saves the Day
Shirley Hughes
This charming picture book is an enchanting evocation of life in London at the time of the coronation of George V, by the much-loved and award-winning illustrators for children, Shirley Hughes. Perfect to share with younger children but also a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane
Shirley Hughes
Dixie and Percy run into all sorts of peril, as does their arch enemy, Lou Ella. But who will win, and will Lou Ella get her comeuppance?
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/08/2013
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Hero on a Bicycle
Shirley Hughes
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story Best-selling illustrator Shirley Hughes writes beautifully in this gripping story set during World War Two. Living in Italy during the occupation by the Germans, Paolo and his sister Constanza...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2012
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The Christmas Eve Ghost
Shirley Hughes
When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Hero on a Bicycle
Shirley Hughes
May 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling illustrator Shirley Hughes writes beautifully in this gripping story set during World War Two. Living in Italy during the occupation by the Germans, Paolo and his sister Constanza long to do something for the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2012
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The Christmas Eve Ghost
Shirley Hughes
When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 13/10/2011
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All About Alfie
Shirley Hughes
Celebrating thirty years of Alfie, one of the most popular characters in children's books, this is a glorious collection of stories which capture the joy of young children. Shirley Hughes has perfect understanding of the intense relationships with parents and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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My Alfie Collection
Shirley Hughes
Pre-school life is perfectly conveyed in award winning Shirley Hughes's stories about the loveable Alfie. This beautiful, small sized boxed set of four titles includes Alfie Gets in First, a classic story which shows just how resourceful a little boy...
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Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 01/09/2011
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Don't Want to Go!
Shirley Hughes
In her warm and readily recognisable illustrations, award winning illustrator Shirley Hughes always captures the small but important details of how young children feel. When Mum is ill one day, Dad says Lily has to go to Melanie's house, but...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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The Christmas Eve Ghost
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes, who has created favourite picture book characters including Alfie and his little sister Annie Rose, goes back in time in this warm-hearted and evocative picture book. Life is hard for Bronwen and Dylan's mum. She makes her living...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2010
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Don't Want to Go!
Shirley Hughes
In her warm and readily recognisable illustrations, award winning illustrator Shirley Hughes always captures the small but important details of how young children feel. When Mum is ill one day, Dad says Lily has to go to Melanie's house, but...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/03/2010
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Jonadab and Rita
Shirley Hughes
Steeped in magic, this is a wonderful story that demands to be read again and again. A bit old and a bit shabby, Jonadab is a donkey, just one of the many toys in Minnie's toy box. Both he and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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A Brush with the Past 1900-1950
Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes's beautiful illustrations full of carefully researched period detail, go right to the heart of the social changes that took place in the first half of the century. Different fashions, different foods, different working practices, different dances – all...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2005
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Dogger
Shirley Hughes
Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977. Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 18/11/1993
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