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Anthony Browne - Children's Author


Children's Laureate 2009 - 2011.

A firm favourite with children and adults alike, Anthony Browne has won many prizes for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children’s literature – the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956. In his role as the Children’s Laureate from 2009-2011 he has inspired children of all ages to play the shape game! Anthony has written over 40 books and lives in Kent.

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One Gorilla A Counting Book
One Gorilla A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014  Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne takes readers on a counting journey from 1 Gorilla through other monkeys such as chimpanzees, mandrills and baboons before reaching 10 Lemurs. From them, he leaps to...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Book Awards | Carnegie/Greenaway | Picture Book Party
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2013
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A Bear-y Tale
A Bear-y Tale
Anthony Browne
Former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne’s famous Bear who can draw his way out of trouble finds himself face to face from some scary characters from fairy tales. What will he do to escape a club-wielding Giant or a pointy-chinned Witch?...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park
Anthony Browne
Award-winning Anthony Browne tells a touching story of how two children from very different families become friends partly through their dogs. When the dogs Victoria and Albert are let off the leads they race off together playing chase. Their owners...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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The Little Bear Book
The Little Bear Book
Anthony Browne
Face-to-face with a lonely gorilla, an angry lion and a noisy crocodile, Bear uses his magic pencil to draw the very thing that will improve their lives. As ever, Anthony Broiwne’s illustrations are full of surprises and jokes!
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
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One Gorilla A Counting Book
One Gorilla A Counting Book
Anthony Browne
Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne takes readers on a counting journey from 1 Gorilla through other monkeys such as chimpanzees, mandrills and baboons before reaching 10 Lemurs. From them, he leaps to himself and all humans showing how all...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2012
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How Do You Feel?
How Do You Feel?
Anthony Browne
Former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne’s characteristic and affecting illustrations are skilful in capturing simple emotions. Happy, sad, lonely, guilty, confident and shy – all these and more are eloquently expressed on the faces of Browne’s endearing chimpanzees.
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
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How Do You Feel?
How Do You Feel?
Anthony Browne
Former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne’s characteristic and affecting illustrations are skilful in capturing simple emotions. Happy, sad, lonely, guilty, confident and shy – all these and more are eloquently expressed on the faces of Browne’s endearing chimpanzees.
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2011
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Me and You
Me and You
Anthony Browne
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne gives a thought provoking new take on the traditional story of Goldilocks. Here, Goldilocks, who lives on a dark and dreary estate portrayed all in greys in Browne’s urban...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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Play the Shape Game
Play the Shape Game
Anthony Browne
Take a shape and transform it into something new...Top names, including Jo Brand, Quentin Blake, Jacqueline Wilson, Phillip Pullman, Imelda Staunton, Anthony Horowitz, Sir Peter Blake, Linford Christie and Andrew Motion, have played Anthony Browne's Shape Game and left a new shape...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2010
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Me and You
Me and You
Anthony Browne
Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne gives a thought provoking new take on the traditional story of Goldilocks. Here, Goldilocks, who lives on a dark and dreary estate portrayed all in greys in Browne’s urban landscape breaks into the idealised, sunlit  ‘family’...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/04/2010
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Silly Billy
Silly Billy
Anthony Browne
Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Greenway. A reassuring story about dealing with all kinds of worries. Billy can't stop worrying until his grandma gives him a set of worry dolls. Billy tells the dolls his worries and, at last, he...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2007
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My Brother
My Brother
Anthony Browne
Brothers have a special relationship and younger brothers looking up to and emulating their older siblings is beautifully explored in this warm, funny and affectionate celebration of brothers by one of the UK's foremost author/illustrators, Anthony Browne.
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2007
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My Mum
My Mum
Anthony Browne
Irresistible for all mums who’ll bask in the warm glow that comes from Anthony Browne’s loving celebration of the many wonderful things that mother’s do. With his familiar wit, Anthony Browne shows how women juggle the many things in their...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2006
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King Kong
King Kong
Anthony Browne
A picture book to share with those who might think they were beyond the picture book stage, Anthony Browne’s King Kong is a sumptuous book which gives an awesome visual version of the original King Kong film matched by a...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2005
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Gorilla
Gorilla
Anthony Browne
Greenaway winner in 1983. Wonderfully inventive story and almost tear-jerking at times but with a happy ending.  The illustrations are both detailed and colourful and children will delight in them. I’m sure for some parents it really touches a...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/10/2002
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