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Alex T. Smith - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019
 
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

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Ever-So-Summery Sticker Book

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Ever-So-Summery Sticker Book

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

The perfect boredom-buster, this Claude activity book is guaranteed to provide hours of creativity and fun at home! Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe! It's a sunshiny summer scorcher in Pawhaven. Join in the seaside fun with Claude, Sir Bobblysock and all their friends, from the comfort of your own home! Packed full of fun games, amazing activities and sunny stickers galore! Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a brand new hero: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series. 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 Alex on Twitter @Alex_T_Smith

Claude TV Tie-ins: Snazzy Dress-Up Sticker Book

Claude TV Tie-ins: Snazzy Dress-Up Sticker Book

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

The perfect boredom-buster, this Claude activity book is guaranteed to provide hours of creativity and fun at home! Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Where Claude goes, adventure follows... Whether he's on Pawhaven beach in his best swimsuit, or visiting Armslength keep in knight's armour! Packed full of stickers, puzzles and games, this activity book will keep Claude fans busy for hours! Based on the TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Claude TV Tie-ins: All About Keith

Claude TV Tie-ins: All About Keith

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Claude and Sir Bobblysock are happily taking a stroll in sunny Pawhaven when they hear an extremely loud WAIL! A poor little duckling is lost! Can the two friends keep him happy and find his mummy?! A fantastic new storybook, based on the TV show. With bright, bold illustrations, perfect for encouraging an early engagement in reading. Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Claude Adventures

Claude Adventures

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. An shiny paperback treasury of Claude's very best adventures, containing three much-loved stories. Follow Claude and Sir Bobblysock as they dance and bottom-wiggle their way into the spotlight, head off in hot pursuit of a gold trophy, and stumble onto a film set to become movie stars! Includes: Lights! Camera! Action!, Going for Gold and Claude in the Spotlight. The perfect gift for fans of Alex T. Smith's hilarious bestselling series. Ideal for new readers and also great for sharing! Praise for the Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

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