Chris Riddell - Author and llustrator of the month Chris Riddell - Author and Illustrator

This month we are featuring Chris Riddell, an author and illustrator whose huge range of award winning work covers picture books and fiction for older children. To find out more about the books he has written and/or illustrated just click on a red link below to find out more...


Written and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Alienography Or: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do About it
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures* Prize-winning illustrator/ author Chris Riddell has created a fabulous cast of strange creatures and the unusual antics they get up to in a brilliantly imagined and conceived...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2010
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Ottoline at Sea
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Award winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell weaves another fantastical story about Ottoline and her very special and very hairy friend, Mr. Munroe. Ottoline and Mr. Munroe love solving tricky problems and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2010
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Ottoline Goes To School
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009 A wonderful quirky mystery adventure that follows the story of Miss Ottoline Brown, the inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, her hairy and helpful friend, Mr Munroe, first...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2008
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Emperor of Absurdia
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the Nestle Children's Award 2006 and for the incredibly prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal 2007. Sumptuous illustrations tempt readers into the delightfully absurd world in which dinner is served before lunch and skyfish settle on umbrella trees. The young...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2007
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Ottoline And The Yellow Cat
Chris Riddell
Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Kate Greenaway Medal. A glorious adventure fantasy told in words and loads of Chris Riddell's fabulous pictures, this tells how Ottoline, who loves solving puzzles, and her friend Mr Munro, a cat with a distinct...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2007
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Mr Underbed
Chris Riddell
When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too!
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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Wendel's Workshop CD
Chris Riddell
This is the audio CD version. Prize-winning illustrator Chris Riddell's Wendel's Workshop tells of the battle of the robots when Wendel, the master inventor, finds himself threatened by his new assistant, the Wendelbot. The highly detailed robotic illustrations provide endless...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 06/06/2008
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Wendel's Workshop
Chris Riddell
A useful books about the Environment. Prize-winning illustrator Chris Riddell's Wendel's Workshop tells of the battle of the robots when Wendel, the master inventor, finds himself threatened by his new assistant, the Wendelbot. The highly detailed robotic illustrations...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2008
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Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Neil Gaiman - illustrated by Chris Riddell
11+. Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2010, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2010, winner of Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2009 and of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR OF THE MONTH - CHRIS RIDDELL

'His books are wildly inventive and funny'

Chris Riddell Author

The incomparable Chris Riddell is our December Author and Illustrator of the Month. Living in Brighton with his wife, three children and an invisible dog Chris Riddell has, (from his Garden shed), written and illustrated some simply beautiful, enchanting, wildly inventive and funny children’s books that kids almost of any age and parents too, will adore and revisit time and time again.

They include numerous richly entertaining picture books including The Emperor of Absurdia and Mr Underbed among others, for 7+ year olds Alienography and the story of Ottoline, and for 11+ year olds, the multi-award winner, The Graveyard Book, written by Neil Gaiman but illustrated by Chris. He also illustrated the Edge Chronicles. He has also garnered so many book awards (including the coveted Kate Greenaway – twice – that we are frankly surprised he has room in his shed! That aside we are hugely excited and proud to make him our Author and Illustrator of the Month. Find out more about his wonderful books …

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