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Shirley Hughes - Illustrator

Shirley Hughes was born and grew up in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied at Liverpool Art School and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator. At first she worked as an interpretive illustrator, but she began to write and design her own picture books when her children were very young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960.

Now living in London's Notting Hill, Shirley Hughes has illustrated over two hundred children's books and is renowned as a champion of children's literature. She has been the recipient of the Other Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award. She was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in2010, which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world.

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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: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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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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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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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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The Thirteen Days of Christmas
Jenny Overton - illustrated by Shirley Hughes
A Christmas wish on St Nicholas's Day brings excitement to a family in the thirteen days of Christmas that follow soon after. When a father wishes for a husband for his daughter he little knows what an exciting reaction he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Faber Book of Nursery Stories
- illustrated by Shirley Hughes
A welcome return for a collection of all kinds of stories which will make perfect bedtime reading. Originally published in the 1960s, the collection includes traditional favourites such as Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling and modern classics such as Ted...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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My Naughty Little Sister
Dorothy Edwards - illustrated by Shirley Hughes
Dorothy Edwards' stories about this mischievous yet loveable girl have delighted children for over 50 years. She scares kitties by trying to cut off their tails, bites Father Christmas' hand and steals all the sweets in the house. The stories...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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My Naughty Little Sister: Treasury Collection
Dorothy Edwards - illustrated by Shirley Hughes
The natural forebears of Horrid Henry, the classic stories about My Naughty Little Sister have delighted children for fifty years. This handsome edition, nicely presented in a slip-case, bring together some of the favourites, including my own, My Naughty Little...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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