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Hannah Shaw - Illustrator

Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory. Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire with Ben the blacksmith and Ren the dog. Her books include Evil Weasel which won the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award in 2009 (voted for by 8,000 children) and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All with Sean Taylor for Frances Lincoln.

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The Scruffs
Hannah Shaw
In a nutshell: unlikely band of animal friends win the day | Mr Straw's pet shop, The Perfect Pet is the setting for this funny new series, its ill-assorted collection of pets - dog, budgie, chameleon, gerbil and slug –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Julia Donaldson, Catriona Black - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Interest Age 5-8 Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2016
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life
Mark Lowery - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut. Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts - but he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Sean Taylor's deliciously daft story of incompetent but lovable rat burglars is matched brilliantly by Hannah Shaw's witty illustrations to make this picture book adventure very entertaining indeed. Daddypops dreams of carrying out a daring cheese shop break in, despite...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015
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We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner's farm are in revolt against their farmer's disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Time to Read: Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A tale of pride coming before a fall from an award-winning author and a rising star of picture-book illustration. Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue Goodwin, this edition contains the complete story from the original picture book but re-designed...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A brilliant read-aloud book for young readers who enjoy picture books but want more text on the page, from the creators of Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A lovely story of animals versus humans told in words and wonderfully colourful pictures on every page. These Time to Read titles are perfect as a bridge between picture books and chapter books. Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris?
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Prepared to be scared – in the most delightful way – in this witty story about some rather dodgy neighbours. Visiting her Auntie Iris, a young chinchilla is alarmed by the neighbours. With families of bears, crocodiles and wolves living...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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We Have Lift-off!
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A sophisticated story with an important message lies at the heart of this deliciously entertaining book. The animals on Mr Tanner's farm are in revolt against their farmer's disgusting behaviour; he pollutes the water, cuts down the trees, and makes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2013
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The Disgusting Sandwich
Gareth Edwards - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
There's a great joke running right through this witty picture book to the excellent punch line. Badger is always hungry and now his tummy is rumbling! He so badly wants the fresh white bread and peanut butter sandwich which he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2013
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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Julia Donaldson - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Interest Age 5-8 Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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The Snake Who Came To Stay
Julia Donaldson - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Interest Age 5-8 When Polly sets up an animal home for pets, she doesn't anticipate quite how many problems she may face! But then, she doesn't know she is going to be asked to look after a snake! When Doris...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/08/2012
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The Great Dog Disaster
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
June 2012 Book of the Month. If you're looking for entertainment and a wildly funny adventure then any one of the Katie Davies stories is perfect. It's told from the perspective of 9 year old Anna, a young girl with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Who Ate Auntie Iris?
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Prepared to be scared – in the most delightful way – in this witty story about some rather dodgy neighbours. Visiting her Auntie Iris, a young chinchilla is alarmed by the neighbours. With families of bears, crocodiles and wolves living...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2012
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The Great Cat Conspiracy
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. The third in a series of bittersweet, hilariously funny, domestic tales of life from the perspective of Anna, a young girl with a suspicious mind from the author of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Clever rabbit has almost been eaten alive by the Grizzly Bear when he thinks of an outrageous trick he can play to save his own skill. A thrilling building story unfolds entertainingly in this robust retelling of a traditional tale....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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The Great Rabbit Rescue
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
The eagerly awaited sequel to the award winning The Great Hamster Massacre. Once again featuring 9 year old Anna and five year old Tom go on a quest for a pet. The Great Rabbit Rescue reunites its readers with the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. This is a real romp of a read with bright humorous illustrations accompanying a rich, rhyming text that children will enjoy reading alone and with their parents, time and time again. Crocodile...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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The Great Hamster Massacre
Katie Davies - illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Winner of the Waterstone's Book Award 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011. An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at family life in all its intricacies as it revolves around pet ownership...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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