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Lily Murray - Author

About the Author

Lily Murray is a freelance writer who has been writing and editing children's books for over 15 years. Her titles for  Lincoln Children's Books include Hello, Hot Dog!, Once Upon a Picture and The People Awards. Other recent titles include Dinosaurium for Big Picture Press and World of Cities for Walker Books. She studied English Literature at university and now lives in a cottage on the edge of some woods with two children, a heroic dog and a strange assortment of other animals. She enjoys walking, reading and trips to London on the slightest excuse.

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Calm Down, Cooper!

Calm Down, Cooper!

Author: Lily Murray, Anna Chernyshova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Our hero, a characterful young puppy, is top-dog at home, and the happiest pooch in town. Until ... one day, a new pet arrives - a pesky parrot called Pandemonium (Pandy for short) and poor Cooper's perfect world is turned upside down. When his owner goes out for the day, entrusting our proud hero with the task of guarding the house for the very first time, the parrot decides to invite a few old friends over to hang out. One by one, as the parrot's increasingly exotic friends arrive, the noise and mess escalates. Chaos ensues and though Pandy thinks Cooper should just calm down and enjoy the party, the puppy starts to panic! Can he cope? How will he clean up in time? Will he still be the perfect pet in his owner's eyes? Find out in this riotous rhyming tale which builds to a wonderfully witty ending. A hilarious picture book written by best-selling author Lily Murray and illustrated by Anna Chernyshova about unconditional love.

Monet's Cat

Monet's Cat

Author: Lily Murray, Becky Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Monet's Cat tells the story of a magical pottery cat, Chika, who comes alive to explore Monet's paintings from within. Join her as she visits four famous works of art - causing chaos at a picturesque picnic lunch, getting lost in the smog at a train station, running riot at the beach and making a splash at the water lily pond. But can her famous owner keep up with her exploits? Featuring beautiful illustrations inspired by Monet's paintings, as well as gallery pages showcasing reproductions of his work, this charming story encourages even the youngest children to engage with, explore and enjoy Monet's art.

Monet's Cat

Monet's Cat

Author: Lily Murray, Becky Cameron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Monet's Cat tells the story of a magical pottery cat, Chika, who comes alive to explore Monet's paintings from within. Join her as she visits four famous works of art - causing chaos at a picturesque picnic lunch, getting lost in the smog at a train station, running riot at the beach and making a splash at the water lily pond. But can her famous owner keep up with her exploits? Featuring beautiful illustrations inspired by Monet's paintings, as well as gallery pages showcasing reproductions of his work, this charming story encourages even the youngest children to engage with, explore and enjoy Monet's art.

You're the Hero: Jungle Adventure

You're the Hero: Jungle Adventure

Author: Lily Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020

Imagine if you could have an adventure in the jungle. What if you could have MILLIONS of them? With this story-building book, readers aged 5+ can create their own jungle-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story. The book is packed full of fun, silly and exciting things for the reader to choose from, including: Searching for a fire-breathing snake Taking a fairy queen along on the adventure Travelling through a ruined city Befriending an enormous gorilla Facing a grouchy jungle ogre Packing some spare underpants Once they've finished, the reader can turn back to the start and make different choices to build a completely new tale. There are millions of possible combinations and endless stories to be told! And can you find the cheeky penguin hidden on each page? You're the Hero is a series of books designed to help readers dream up their very own adventures. From selecting which hero to be and where to visit, to deciding on how the story will end and choosing a reward, the reader controls the action from start to finish. Packed full of imaginative characters, thrilling places to go, hilarious random objects and extraordinary situations to choose from, these books are made to be read again and again.

You're the Hero: Pirate Adventure

You're the Hero: Pirate Adventure

Author: Lily Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Imagine if you could have an adventure as a pirate. What if you could have MILLIONS of them? With this story-building book, readers aged 5+ can create their own pirate-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story. The book is packed full of fun, silly and exciting things for the reader to choose from, including: Visiting a pirate milkshake bar Wearing a sparkly eye patch and a beard Packing a treasure map Voyaging on a ghost ship Sailing past an island made of chocolate Facing a tentacled sea monster Once they've finished, the reader can turn back to the start and make different choices to build a completely new tale. There are millions of possible combinations and endless stories to be told! And can you find the cheeky penguin hidden on each page? You're the Hero is a series of books designed to help readers dream up their very own adventures. From selecting which hero to be and where to visit, to deciding on how the story will end and choosing a reward, the reader controls the action from start to finish. Packed full of imaginative characters, thrilling places to go, hilarious random objects and extraordinary situations to choose from, these books are made to be read again and again.

Once Upon a Magic Book

Once Upon a Magic Book

Author: Lily Murray, Katie Hickey Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Get ready for a fantastic search-and-find puzzle adventure through 13 magical worlds! In an old toyshop, Sophie and Jack find a dusty book with a glowing key. They turn the key and WHOOSH! They're inside the book, at the start of a wonderful adventure. But how will they ever get out again? Follow them on their journey, from fairytale forests to pirate islands. Complete the puzzles on every page to help them escape the book ... but watch out for the wicked witch!

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