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Ross Collins - Illustrator

Ross Collins graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a First in Illustration. In the same year he won the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. He now has over eighty titles to his name including Busy Night which won the White Raven Award and Billy Monster's Daymare which won the Royal Mail Book Award. He lives in Glasgow.

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Reader ReviewedMabel Jones and the Doomsday Book
Will Mabbitt - illustrated by Ross Collins
In a nutshell: the fate of the ‘hooman' race in the hands of incorrigible nose-picker and pirate Mabel Jones | For daring adventures, desperate deeds, and decidedly nasty ends, look no further than the unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones. Two...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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Knitbone Pepper and the Last Circus Tiger
Claire Barker - illustrated by Ross Collins
Claire Barker's Knitbone Pepper books are charming: gentle stories about a ghostly band of dearly departed pets living in a crumbling stately home, they are funny, lively and genuinely touching. There's great excitement when a circus pitches its tents at...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2016
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Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City
Will Mabbitt - illustrated by Ross Collins
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones was one of my favourite books of 2016, and it's great to see Mabel back. She's forced to leave the ‘hooman' world and venture again into the Noo World, a place run by animals,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedGhost Dog
Claire Barker - illustrated by Ross Collins
August 2015 Book of the Month Knitbone loves his owner Winnie Pepper more than all the bicycle wheels, Frisbees and cowpats in the world! So it's maybe no surprise that when he dies his spirit stays with Winnie in Starcross...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones
Will Mabbitt - illustrated by Ross Collins
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Debut of the Month Mabel Jones is sleeping soundly when a sudden noise wakes her up. It's Omynus Hussh, silent loris and pirate,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Text, illustration and design all combine to make this an outstanding picture book. Mouse is cross, there's a bear – a polar bear – on his chair, he won't move and ‘There...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Robot Rumpus
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Ross Collins
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015, 3-7 age category A brilliant bedtime romp! When Mum and Dad hand over the babysitting to a bunch of robots they have no idea just how much chaos will follow. All starts well...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Creator of the best-selling Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton delights again is this story of the importance of self-belief. 10 year old Matthew Buzzington badly needs some special powers when his family suddenly relocates to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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Littlenose Collection: The Explorer
John Grant - illustrated by Ross Collins
Follow Littlenose the caveboy, where things are never calm for long in this naughty caveboy's world. Littlenose is a charming character with an irrepressible sense of adventure and Two-Eyes, his pet mammoth (and partner in crime) in this collection comprising...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/04/2014
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Blamehounds
Ross Collins
Interest Age 5-8 Who's to blame when things go wrong? Dogs Norman and Ringo realise that they are the Blamehounds when they get told off for everything from farts to an unexpected splat of peach juice. But then they come...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2014
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Sterling and the Canary
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedAll I Said Was...
Michael Morpurgo - illustrated by Ross Collins
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child The former Children's Laureate simply tells a deliciously funny...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2014
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The Two Jacks
Tony Bradman - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 A case of mistaken identity means everything changes in this sweet story from Tony Bradman, with gorgeous illustrations by award-winning Ross Collins.
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2013
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Cheesemares
Ross Collins
Interest Age 5-8+ Hal's cheesy nightmares have become impossible and he is determined to find out why. With his fat dog Rufus, Hal goes on the hunt to find out and finds himself having to deal with some very disagreeable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2013
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The Monster Snowman
Gillian Cross - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7+ Jack and his friends build the greatest, scariest snowman in the whole world - until it comes alive! An entertaining and clever story by an award- winning author and illustator, Ross Collins. Also suitable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2012
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Anaconda Adventure (S.W.I.T.C.H. 11)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
A new thrilling adventure for a group of children who can magically switch into being another animal. And, most importantly, switch back! Now Josh and Danny are visiting the Zoo with their friend Petty Potts who is about to turn...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus
Tom MacRae - illustrated by Ross Collins
April 2012 Book of the Month. A great story with rhyming text and delightfully complementary bright and bold illustrations, it features a small boy with an incredibly over-active imagination - he has fantasies about being lots of different creatures, all of whom...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Alligator Action
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
A terrific series perfect for boys and girls aged 7+ although some younger confident readers have also thoroughly enjoyed them. Meet Josh and Danny - two boys with a passion for action and adventure even if it gets them into...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Lizard Loopy (S.W.I.T.C.H. 7)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
Sizzling adventures happen when twins Josh and Danny swap places with a host of fascinating animals. Armed with the secret spray given to them by Petty Potts, the brilliant and eccentric scientist, Josh and Danny can get out of all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Chameleon Chaos (S.W.I.T.C.H. 8)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
Sizzling adventures happen when twins Josh and Danny swap places with a host of fascinating animals. Armed with the secret spray given to them by Petty Potts, the brilliant and eccentric scientist, Josh and Danny can get out of all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Turtle Terror (S.W.I.T.C.H. 9)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
Sizzling adventures happen when twins Josh and Danny swap places with a host of fascinating animals. Armed with the secret spray given to them by Petty Potts, the brilliant and eccentric scientist, Josh and Danny can get out of all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Gecko Gladiator (S.W.I.T.C.H. 10)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
Sizzling adventures happen when twins Josh and Danny swap places with a host of fascinating animals. Armed with the secret spray given to them by Petty Potts, the brilliant and eccentric scientist, Josh and Danny can get out of all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Creator of the best-selling Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton delights again is this story of the importance of self-belief. 10 year old Matthew Buzzington badly needs some special powers when his family suddenly relocates to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/11/2011
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S.W.I.T.C.H.:Frog Freak Out!
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
A double helping of excitement in this bumper book of two stories in one volume. When Petty Potts, scientist with some mad and dangerous ideas, turns up at their summer camp, twins Josh and Danny are determined that they will...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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Sterling and the Canary
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Ross Collins
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Prize-winning Andy Stanton injects his trademark humour into this hilarious story about a teenage love affair. From the first moment he sees new girl Lizzie Harris, Sterling Thaxton knows he must go out with her....
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2011
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Crane Fly Crash (S.W.I.T.C.H. 5)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
How far would you go to save your annoying big bug sister? When Jenny accidentally uses Petty Potts's S.W.I.T.C.H spray on herself, Josh and Danny know that there is only one thing for it. They'll have to change themselves into...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Beetle Blast (S.W.I.T.C.H. 6)
Ali Sparkes - illustrated by Ross Collins
Twins Josh and Danny have been turned into diving beetles! Pond life is scary enough because of what's in the pond but something much more scary – and dangerous – is outside! How the twins save themselves is a gripping...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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