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Louie Stowell - Author

About the Author

Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully-researched books about space, Ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She likes writing about dragons,
wizards, vampires, fairies, monsters and parallel worlds. She lives in London with her wife Karen, her dog Buffy, and a creepy puppet that is probably cursed.

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Sticker Romans

Sticker Romans

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and see what people wore long ago, from priestesses and emperors to servants and gladiators. Includes over 180 reusable stickers of clothes, armour and accessories to dress the characters, and links to websites to find out more about life in Roman times.

Sticker Halloween

Sticker Halloween

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Young fiends will love using the stickers to dress all sorts of spooky characters, from the wicked Count Dracula to an army of killer zombies. With over 200 reusable stickers of clothes and accessories, this activity book can be enjoyed time and time again. Warning: may cause screams and shivers of fright...

Sticker Spooky

Sticker Spooky

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Young fiends will love using the stickers in this book to dress all sorts of spooky characters, from the wicked Count Dracula himself to an army of killer zombies. With over 200 spine-chilling stickers to complete the terrifying scenes, including a haunted hall, a ghostly feast and a mummy's tomb.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2018

A beautiful 30-piece jigsaw and Beauty and the Beast picture book, both illustrated by Victor Tavares. Presented in a sturdy, attractive box, the book and puzzle set makes a lovely gift and a wonderful way for children to enjoy this much-loved fairytale. The large jigsaw pieces are ideal for little hands and the completed puzzle is 35 x 35cm.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Long Ago

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Long Ago

Author: Louie Stowell, Lucy Bowman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Dress the girl and boy dolls in fashions through the ages, from togas in Ancient Rome to the miniskirts of the 1960s. There are over 200 reusable stickers of traditional clothes, shoes and accessories, meaning this activity book can be enjoyed again and again. There are also some blank stickers so you can design your own outfits for the dolls.

Story Writer's Ideas Journal

Story Writer's Ideas Journal

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Make Your Own Comics

Make Your Own Comics

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Board book Release Date: 23/01/2017

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

The internet is full of amazing possibilities but, just like the real world, there are a lot of potential dangers and difficulties too. You need to know what to watch out for and how to protect yourself. Whether you're worried about oversharing on social media or coming across dangerous people, this guide gives you tips and tools to take control and stay safe online.

Creative Writing Book

Creative Writing Book

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 19/09/2016

Sticker Dressing Pirates

Sticker Dressing Pirates

Author: Louie Stowell, Kate Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Big Book of Rockets & Spacecraft

Big Book of Rockets & Spacecraft

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2015

Providing a fascinating insight into the world of space travel, this big book features a wide range of spaceships, shuttles, rockets, satellites and the International Space Station. With four huge, fold-out pages which allow children to marvel as the scale of outer space and see in detail the complexity of these marvels of science and engineering.

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 01/10/2014

Kapow! Boom! An awesome activity book for budding comic artists to imagine and draw their own comic strips. Simple step-by-step instructions, with lots of handy tips and hints, show children how to create graphic stories using all the devices employed in 'real' comics.

Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush

Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush

Author: Louie Stowell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/12/2013

This is the classic tale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox are always up to mischief. Now Brer Fox has the perfect plan to stop Brer Rabbit once and for all. It is part of the Usborne English Language Learners programme, featuring books from the Usborne Reading Programme, with audio CDs in British and American English, downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.

Look Inside Your Body

Look Inside Your Body

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

This is a wonderful flap book introducing children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. It is a new, smaller format of the Look Inside series, perfect for little fingers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2012

A humorous re-telling of the legendary tale, specially written for children who are starting to read on their own, with easy-to-read text and colourful illustrations. It includes background to the legend and the art it has inspired, with a reproduction of the famous Paolo Uccello painting, and internet links to more paintings of George and the Dragon. Part of Usborne's popular Young Reading series, it is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.

Hamlet [Book with CD]

Hamlet [Book with CD]

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/03/2012

Shakespeare's classic story retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When a ghostly figure appears to Prince Hamlet, he discovers the dreadful truth about his father's death. His quest for revenge leads him into a world of mayhem, madness and murder. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. With links to recommended websites for children to find out more about Shakespeare and the play.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This is a wonderful picture book retelling the classic fairytale. The simple and engaging text is accompanied by colourful illustrations by Victor Tavares. It is perfect for sharing with young children. There's a fairy hiding in the Beast's garden, which children might not spot on the first reading, but there's lots of fun to be had looking for her when re-reading the story.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

This is a brand new retelling of Homer's Odyssey , the story of a clever but unlucky Greek hero who just wants to get home...but fate has other ideas. It is a new title in Young Reading Series Three , part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at fully confident readers who can manage sub-plots and complex sentence structure but don't have the stamina for standard-length books. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.

Wind-Up Pirate Ship

Wind-Up Pirate Ship

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Novelty book Release Date: 30/06/2010

Captain Blackjack and his crew set sail for buried treasure but there are lots of dangers they must avoid along the way. An exciting pirate adventure in an interactive storybook with three tracks for the wind-up pirate ship to sail around.

Stories of Vampires

Stories of Vampires

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Three vampire tales for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Young heroes and heroines meet pale and mysterious strangers. But whom should they trust? And will they survive the night? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Brer Rabbit Down the Well

Brer Rabbit Down the Well

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2009

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. When Brer Fox tricks Brer Rabbit into falling down a well, he has to come up with a plan to get out mighty fast before the hunter comes! This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Roehampton. Every title in this series has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

Hamlet

Hamlet

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2009

Shakespeare's classic story retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When a ghostly figure appears to Prince Hamlet, he discovers the dreadful truth about his father's death. His quest for revenge leads him into a world of mayhem, madness and murder. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

The Baobab Tree

The Baobab Tree

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2009

When the gods create a talking tree, they soon come to regret it because it won't be quiet. So they turn it upside down and bury its head in the dirt. This is the famous African folktale of the creation of the Baobab tree!This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Louie Stowell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/12/2008

A timeless love story retold for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. The Beast lives alone in his castle, enchanted by a wicked fairy and waiting for true love to break the spell. Could Beauty be the one to see through his ugly exterior? Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush

Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2008

Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox are always trying to outwit each other. But when Fox catches Rabbit in a trap, Fox soon discovers that he's not quite as cunning as he thinks...This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read.

Samurai

Samurai

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2007

This is a new title in Young Reading Series Three , which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. The book tells the story of the Samurai, the great warriors of Japan, and how they shaped the country's history. It reveals the truth behind Samurai training, culture and society, as well as thrilling details of Samurai battles, warlords and leaders, before their decline in the early 19th Century and how their spirit endured in the kamikaze warriors of World War Two. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2006

A timeless love story specially rewritten for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. The Beast lives alone in his castle, enchanted by a wicked fairy and waiting for true love to break the spell. Could Beauty be the one to see through his ugly exterior? This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert, Allison Kelly from Roehampton University. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills, accompanied by charming illustrations.

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