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Sam Usher - Illustrator

Sam Usher spent most of his childhood reading, drawing and forgetting to do his schoolwork. His debut picture book, Can You See Sassoon?, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Red House Award. He has since written and illustrated We are Not Frogs by Michael Morpurgo (Barrington Stoke), Refuge by Anne Booth (Nosy Crow) and two of his own stories: Snow and Rain (Templar Publishing). He lives in London, where he enjoys trespassing and playing the piano.

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All Aboard the London Bus
Patty Toht - illustrated by Sam Usher
Both an engaging guidebook to the major sights of our capital city and a collection of new London poems, this is a lovely book to read aloud and to look at. Sam Usher's attractive pen and watercolour illustrations catch the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Refuge
Anne Booth - illustrated by Sam Usher
This beautiful picture book captures the absolute essence of Christmas, retelling the story of the Nativity through the eyes of the donkey, and presenting the Holy Family as refugees relying on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. The...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves
Wendy Meddour - illustrated by Sam Usher
In 3: adventure – a secret world – steam trains The follow up to The Secret Railway has arrived right on time! After their adventures in the magical kingdom of Izzambard, sister and brother Ella and Leo are desperate to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Secret Railway
Wendy Meddour - illustrated by Sam Usher
In three words: secret worlds - adventure – magic There are echoes of Narnia in this exciting adventure which begins with two children finding a door into another world, not in a wardrobe, but in an abandoned workshop full...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedWe are Not Frogs
Michael Morpurgo - illustrated by Sam Usher
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | March 2016 Book of the Month - A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child New on Barrington Stoke's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2016
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The Smile
Michelle Magorian - illustrated by Sam Usher
Interest Age 5-8 Poor Josh, he's being tortured by his baby brother. Charlie may only be 17 days old but he's really making Josh angry: he keeps everyone awake all night; he takes all their parents' attention; they've had to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/07/2015
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The Witch Dog
Margaret Mahy - illustrated by Sam Usher
A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this charming story from the award-winning author Margaret Mahy, with illustrations by Sam Usher. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Can You See Sassoon?
Sam Usher
Shortlisted for The Red House Children's Book Award 2012. This is Sassoon. He likes to hide. Can you find him? Look inside! Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-and-seek with his friends. Filled with fun and silly things to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2011
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