Alex T. Smith - Author

About the Author

Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.
 
Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, which are soon to appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior. 
 
When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions in Warwickshire. How Winston Delivered Christmas is his first title for Macmillan.

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Featured books by Alex T. Smith

Ella

Ella

5+ readers

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2018

Ella is a little ladybird with big dreams. Her ugly wasp stepsisters make her do all the housework, all of the time, and Ella feels very sad. Then one day the famous Parisian artist Pierre decides to throw a Grand Bug Ball - and Ella's life is about to change forever...

Claude at the Circus

Claude at the Circus

3+ readers

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Come one, come all for this extraordinary fiction debut for both Alex T. Smith and his unforgettable hero, Claude.

Other books by Alex T. Smith

Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets Book 2

Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets Book 2

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a brand new hero: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this series from Alex T. Smith. Follow Mr Penguin and Colin as they crash-land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying? Find out in the second Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. Praise for Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: 'Addictive slapstick' - Guardian 'The perfect introduction to mystery stories' - Scotsman Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is now a TV star on Disney Junior. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow him on Twitter @Alex_T_Smith

Ella

Ella

5+ readers

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2018

Ella is a little ladybird with big dreams. Her ugly wasp stepsisters make her do all the housework, all of the time, and Ella feels very sad. Then one day the famous Parisian artist Pierre decides to throw a Grand Bug Ball - and Ella's life is about to change forever...

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure Book 1

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure Book 1

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero - Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. It has been weeks since Mr Penguin's last adventure and he's been stuck at his desk, twiddling his flippers ever since. That is until the phone rings! Mr Penguin and Colin (a spider and Mr Penguin's silent right hand man) are called in to find the missing treasure somewhere in the Museum of Extraordinary Objects. The quest finds them solving secret codes, fighting ferocious beasts, eating fish finger sandwiches and travelling deep below the museum to a lost jungle... Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times 'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The Metro Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

Claude All at Sea A picture book

Claude All at Sea A picture book

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2016

The first picture book starring the delightful canine Claude, following the much-loved fiction series. Perfect for Claude's youngest fans. Meet Claude - the extraordinary dog with an extraordinary life! Whether he's soaking up cafe culture in the city or taking some time out on the beach, wherever he goes, all sorts of wacky adventures befall him. Are you ready for a rollicking seafaring adventure? In true Claude style, the fearless canine swooshes out of the house via the bathtub. Out at sea and joined by trusted companion, Sir Bobblysock, Claude meets mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster? Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Praise for Claude: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times 'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The Metro Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

Claude Going for Gold!

Claude Going for Gold!

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2016

Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal - winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award and soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior. When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them? Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Claude Going for Gold! is the winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Enjoy further Claude adventures: Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight, Claude on the Slopes, Claude Lights! Camera! Action!, Claude Going for Gold, Claude All at Sea, Claude Doodle Book Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times Follow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can! Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Alex T. Smith is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro Follow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

Home

Home

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Once there was a house, a house that was a home... When four best friends decide they want to try living somewhere new, their differences drive them to go their separate ways, and they each take a piece of the house with them. But soon they learn just what makes a house a home. With a clever and reassuring resolution, this warm, witty tale about breaking up and making up will charm children and adults alike.

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