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Sarah Horne - Illustrator

Sarah Horne grew up in snowy Derbyshire, UK, with some goats and a brother. She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art and Kingston University. Alongside working on some very funny children's titles, Sarah has also worked on commissions for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Kew Gardens, Sesame Street and for IKEA as their Children's Illustrator in Residence. She now draws, paints, writes and giggles from underneath a pile of paper at her studio in London.

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There's a Dragon in my Stocking!
Tom Nicoll - illustrated by Sarah Horne
In a nutshell: unforgettable Christmas with mini-dragons It's Christmas and Eric is going to have an exciting day: he's woken up early by Pan, the mini-dragon who lives in his sock-drawer, and they discover that Pan's parents have arrived unexpectedly...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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Llama United
Scott Allen - illustrated by Sarah Horne
May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daft and thoroughly entertaining football adventure with llamas | There aren't enough good football books and this is definitely a good one even though it's also very silly. Tim and his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Long Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Pirate
Tim Collins - illustrated by Sarah Horne
It's the early 18th century and young Thomas is on board a merchant ship with his parents sailing for the Caribbean. He's convinced that life as pirate would be more exciting though, and that swashbuckling is in his blood. His...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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National Trust: Ned the Nature Nut's Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes
Andy Seed - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Nature lovers of all ages will find lots to laugh at in this totally nutty book which contains hundreds of jokes based on the British countryside and its wildlife. To give you a flavour of what to expect: why don't...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2017
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Reader ReviewedPuppy Academy: Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis - illustrated by Sarah Horne
In a nutshell : daring puppy heroes Gill Lewis's little stories of the doggy students of the Puppy Academy have much to recommend them. Each story stars a different dog tasked with learning a rescue skill, but generally facing a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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There's a Dragon in My Backpack!
Tom Nicoll - illustrated by Sarah Horne
From the Psammead to the Cat in the Hat, there's a long tradition in children's books of young protagonists befriending a magical creature whose lack of knowledge of, or lack of respect for how things work leads to all sorts...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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There's a Dragon in My Dinner
Tom Nicoll - illustrated by Sarah Horne
February 2016 Debut of the Month Dragons come in all shapes and sizes in children's stories, but the one that Eric finds in a box of beansprouts is small, friendly and lots of fun. Pan is a mini-dragon, lost en...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Ostrich of Pudding Lane
Jeremy Strong - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Jeremy Strong knows just how to pitch a story to junior readers and the three different adventures in this collection have all his hallmarks: exaggerated characters; bags of slapstick; fast, furious storytelling that still leaves children with something to think...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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General Knowledge Quizzes
Sarah Horne
This pocket sized little quiz book is just the thing for taking on a journey, for a rainy day, or for popping into a stocking. It contains more than 50 different quizzes testing knowledge of all sorts of areas,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs
Cornelia Funke - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Interest Age 5-8 Best-selling author Cornelia Funke has created five great seaside mini-adventures which capture all the delights of a holiday in Sandy Cove. Mia, Joe, Anna, Tom and Ben all have quite different kinds of adventures – some real...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2014
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Reader ReviewedItch Scritch Scratch
Eleanor Updale - illustrated by Sarah Horne
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child With wit and brio this picture book captures...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2014
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Monstrous Maud: Horror Holiday
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers. Horror Holdiay is the fifth book in this scarily sensational Monstrous Maud series. Maud Montague is so excited about going on holiday with her friend...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/02/2013
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Monstrous Maud: Scary Show
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The sixth book in A. B. Saddlewick's terrifyingly terrific Monstrous Maud series. Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers. If Maud canʼt find a talent for the show, everyone will find out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/02/2013
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Monstrous Maud: Freaky Sleepover
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The third book in the scarily sensational Monstrous Maud series, a Working Partners project.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Monstrous Maud: School Scare
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The fourth book in the terrifyingly terrific Monstrous Maud series. Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble
Angela Mitchell - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Read on CBeebies 2 May at 6.50pm 2 May 2013 All fans of ice cream and jelly will love this story of the secret of making a jelly wobble. The Princess loves all kinds of jelly and she loves the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2012
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Monstrous Maud: Big Fright
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Maud Montague loves her new school, Rotwood. But she'll only be allowed to stay if she can convince her terrifying teacher she's a real monster. Will she prove she's top of fright class or will she get sent back to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Monstrous Maud: Spooky Sports Day
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
A jungle of man-eating plants has spread across the playing fields of Rotwood, forcing the school to hold its sports day at Primrose Towers instead. With the monsters of Rotwood and the girls of Primrose Towers going head to head,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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My Uncle Foulpest: Dinosaur Disaster
Timothy Knapman - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Foulpest returns - our unlikely hero in the form of an ogre! Welcome back to Wally's world - a hilarious offering of ogre uncles, evil weevils and more! My Uncle Foulpest: Dinosaur Disaster is the hilarious second instalment in the series by Timothy Knapman....
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2012
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Animal Quiz Cards
Simon Tudhope - illustrated by Sarah Horne
5+. With over 500 questions covering every corner of the animal kingdom, this title presents a mix of topics ranging from dancing bees to the colour of a giraffe's tongue. It features a variety of question types to keep you...
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Format: Cards | Released 01/09/2011
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My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble
Timothy Knapman - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Wally just wants to be an ordinary, normal boy living an ordinary, normal life - then his uncle Foulpest comes to look after him. Foulpest is an ogre, and he has other ideas. Foulpest means well, but he just can't...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Vile A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters
Mark Robinson - illustrated by Sarah Horne
This is a terrific Cautionary Tale for mischievous kids demonstrating as it does that perhaps life's not so great when spent solely in the pursuit of vileness And when two of the pupils of the University of Vile discover that...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/07/2010
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