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Lily Murray - Author

About the Author

Lily grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time talking to animals and making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children.

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A Dress with Pockets

A Dress with Pockets

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Jenny Lovlie Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2022

A funny and frock-filled story for modern children who don't just want sequins and sparkles on their dresses, from rising star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie. Lucy and Aunt Augusta are dress shopping. And, at the Fabulous Fashion Store, there are dresses to suit just about everyone. There are fancy dresses, frilly dresses, stripy dresses, silly dresses, sun dresses, fun dresses, blue dresses, green... But Lucy doesn't care about frills or lace. She wants a dress WITH POCKETS. And as she wades through the titchy dresses, witchy dresses, very, very itchy dresses, she starts to worry about where she's going to put her leaves, and nettles, and delicate petals, her magical spells and beautiful shells . . . The hunt is on: will Lucy find the dress of her dreams? A Dress with Pockets is a lighthearted story with a subtle feminist undertone that celebrates the joy of pockets how they can unleash the inquisitive, adventurous spirit of all young children.

A Dress with Pockets

A Dress with Pockets

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Jenny Lovlie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2022

A funny and frock-filled story for modern girls who don't just want sequins and sparkles on their dresses, from rising star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie. Lucy and Aunt Augusta are dress shopping. And, at the Fabulous Fashion Store, there are dresses to suit just about everyone. There are fancy dresses, frilly dresses, stripy dresses, silly dresses, sun dresses, fun dresses, blue dresses, green... But Lucy doesn't care about frills or lace. She wants a dress WITH POCKETS. And as she wades through the titchy dresses, witchy dresses, very, very itchy dresses, she starts to worry about where she's going to put her leaves, and nettles, and delicate petals, her magical spells and beautiful shells... The hunt is on: will Lucy find the dress of her dreams? A lighthearted story with a subtle feminist undertone that celebrates the joy of pockets how they can unleash the inquisitive, adventurous spirit of all young children.

Jungle Adventure

Jungle Adventure

Author: Lily Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2022

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 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 you've finished, 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? Let's Tell a Story is a series of books designed to help you dream up your 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, you control 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.

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Author: Lily Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2022

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? Let's Tell a Story 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.

Love Is...

Love Is...

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Sarah Maycock Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2022

Love is LOUD, like a peacock proudly flashing its iridescent eyes for all to see. But sometimes love sings a quieter song, soft as the evening chorus, but no less strong. There are lots of ways that we can feel loved and give love. Love Is... explore themes such as self love, a parent's love for new baby, the bond between siblings, friendship, fighting for what you believe in and missing someone who's no longer there. With sublime illustrations from Sarah Maycock, this is beautifully illustrated picture book from an artist skyrocketing in popularity.

That Dinosaur Has Talent!

That Dinosaur Has Talent!

Author: Lily Murray, Richard Merritt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

From the best-selling author and illustrator team behind The Dinosaur Department Store, this charming picture book about overcoming fears, discovering your talent and the wonderful power of friendship will appeal to dino-loving children everywhere. Eliza Jane lives in a town where dinosaurs and humans live happily side-by-side - raptors run restaurants, Troodons are teachers and you can even pay a visit to see a dinosaur dentist. Every dinosaur has a job to do, apart from one shy dino called Parry who always feels like he's getting in the way. Eliza Jane is determined to help him find his groove but everything poor Parry tries seems to end in disaster. Then, one night, Eliza Jane discovers that Parry has a very special hidden talent and a star is born ...

What About Me? Said the Flea

What About Me? Said the Flea

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Richard Merritt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

When a little girl sits down at her desk one day to write a story, she struggles to find her inspiration ... Luckily for her there's a whole host of potential picture-book characters who want to be the star of her story and make their cases convincingly. There's the magical, proud unicorn with sparkly hooves and a glittery horn. There are the big, burly bears hosting a picnic, the loveable llamas in pyjamas, the stylish sloth, the lion, the penguins, and even a roar-some, claw-some dinosaur ... But, unnoticed by the little girl, an even littler flea is hopping and jumping around, hoping to be the one she chooses to write a story about. What about me? it cries. With all the big characters and commotion, will the flea ever be noticed? Set in fun, rhyming couplets, What About Me? Said the Flea celebrates the power of imagination, determination, and the good things that come in teeny tiny packages.

Let's Tell a Story: Fairy Tale Adventure

Let's Tell a Story: Fairy Tale Adventure

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Wesley Robins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2021

Imagine if you could have an adventure in a fairy tale world. What if you could have MILLIONS of them? With this story-building book, you can tell your own fairy tale-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to create a new story. The book is packed full of fun, silly and exciting things for the reader to choose from, including: Dressing up in a pair of glass slippers Heading off to see the Three Little Pigs Packing a pot of fairy dust for the trip Journeying alongside a talking toadstool Saying hello to Goldilocks Tasting some punch made from troll snot Once you've finished, you 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?

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