Shirley Hughes - Author

About the Author

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.  

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture  books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

 

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Featured books by Shirley Hughes

My First ABC

My First ABC

Baby and Toddler

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2013

Dixie and Percy run into all sorts of peril, as does their arch enemy, Lou Ella. But who will win, and will Lou Ella get her comeuppance?

Other books by Shirley Hughes

Alfie at Nursery School

Alfie at Nursery School

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation in this collection of nursery school tales. Join Alfie as he navigates playground games and special concerts in this heartwarming book from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

Alfie at Nursery School

Alfie at Nursery School

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation in this collection of nursery school tales. Join Alfie as he navigates playground games and special concerts in this heartwarming book from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

Lucy & Tom: From One to Ten

Lucy & Tom: From One to Ten

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

One morning, very early ... one little girl called Lucy fast asleep in bed, with one very special teddy tucked in beside her. Lucy's little brother Tom is the first to wake up, and tugs at her quilt. Now there are two children, wide awake and ready for the day! A story with numbers, as Lucy and Tom go through their day, exploring their world, counting, sharing and learning as they go.

Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2018

Lucy and Tom know a lot of words: they have Books read to them at Bedtime. They know that D is for Dog, like the dogs that live on their street, F is for Friends, and P is for Park and for Playing. Join Lucy and Tom on a journey through their life, in this satisfying alphabet tale from a master storyteller.

Ruby in the Ruins

Ruby in the Ruins

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes. Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there's only one person who she wants to rescue her.

Whistling in the Dark

Whistling in the Dark

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

Legendary author Shirley Hughes draws on her young teenage memories for a compelling novel of friendship and mysteries set in Liverpool during the Blitz.Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joans home is under constant threat from the Nazis terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. Its not an easy time to be a teenager. Joans one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. Theres also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home. Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationedexcept true friendship.

Up and Up

Up and Up

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Follow the adventures of a little girl who's dream of flying comes true in this stunning story by Shirley Hughes. The illustrations are packed with detail and wordless pages encourage children to engage with the story in a different way. Shirley Hughes is a national treasure Philip Pullman

Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/05/2017

Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. Read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan. Includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, An Evening at Alfie's, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie's Christmas, Alfie Outdoors and Alfie and the Birthday Surprise.

Alfie and Dad

Alfie and Dad

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes. Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him! Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.

Alfie and His Very Best Friend

Alfie and His Very Best Friend

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

Out and About A First Book of Poems

Out and About A First Book of Poems

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2016

A beautiful first collection of poems by two-time Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Shirley Hughes. In this wonderful collection of poems, by best-loved and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood.

Angel Mae and the Christmas Baby

Angel Mae and the Christmas Baby

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

A beautiful gift edition of a classic Christmas story by the Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. In this beautiful gift edition of a classic Christmas story by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Christmas is coming and Mae Morgan's mum is expecting a baby. At school. Mae is delighted to be given the part of the Angel Gabriel in the nativity play. But will the new baby steal her glory?

My First ABC

My First ABC

Baby and Toddler

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

Dixie O'Day on his Bike

Dixie O'Day on his Bike

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

How will Dixie and Percy cope with the whizzing world of bicycles? And with a new friend coming between them, could there be trouble in store for our two heroes? Expect crashes, smashes, bumps and bangs as our dashing duo race off on a new challenge... These first chapter books from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, and fun extra activities. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Dixie O'Day on his Bike

Dixie O'Day on his Bike

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

How will Dixie and Percy cope with the whizzing world of bicycles? And with a new friend coming between them, could there be trouble in store for our two heroes? Expect crashes, smashes, bumps and bangs as our dashing duo race off on a new challenge... These first chapter books from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, and fun extra activities. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Lucy and Tom at School

Lucy and Tom at School

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Lucy has her school things ready. She has a new grey skirt, a pair of brown shoes, a pencil case and a satchel. Tom wishes that he had a satchel too. Full of warmth and good humour, the happy simplicity of childhood is captured in this richly illustrated, classic picture book about two young children's first experience of school.

Alfie Gets in First

Alfie Gets in First

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Board book Release Date: 02/06/2016

Alfie has won the race to be first home but - oh no! - he's slammed the front door and Mum and Annie Rose are on the other side. Will he be able to solve the problem all by himself? This board book edition a classic Alfie story is the perfect present for the little one in your life.

Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Dixie, Percy and their new friend, Ariel, are off on an adventure in the clouds. Making a speedy getaway from their archenemy Lou Ella, they find themselves soaring away in a hot-air balloon! But there are stormy skies ahead... Be swept away with Dixie and Percy in an action-packed airborne escapade from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy. These first chapter books have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, extra activities, and everything needed to empower a new reader. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

A dark and stormy night, a camping trip gone awry, and an old house which looks like it might be ... haunted? Dixie and Percy need to stick together in this mysterious adventure full of scrapes, peril, and spooky goings-on! These first chapter books from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, and fun extra activities. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Lucy and Tom at Christmas

Lucy and Tom at Christmas

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

It's Christmas, and Lucy and Tom are getting ready! There are cards to make, a tree to decorate and presents to hide. And how can you get to sleep when Father Christmas may be coming? This classic picture book from the creator of Dogger is the perfect book for Christmas excitement.

Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

A dark and stormy night, a camping trip gone awry, and an old house which looks like it might be ... haunted? Dixie and Percy need to stick together in this mysterious adventure full of scrapes, peril, and spooky goings-on! These first chapter books from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, and fun extra activities. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2015

Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. Read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan.Includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, An Evening at Alfie's, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie's Christmas, Alfie Outdoors and Alfie and the Birthday Surprise.

Alfie Outdoors

Alfie Outdoors

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie's. But there are suprises in store...Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.

Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

From the creator of Dogger, Shirley Hughes, this timeless book of seaside fun has every element of a wonderful day at the seaside. From paddling to picnics, from sandcastles to beach games - this is the perfect book for summer celebrations.

Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Dixie, Percy and their new friend, Ariel, are off on an adventure in the clouds. Making a speedy getaway from their archenemy Lou Ella, they find themselves soaring away in a hot-air balloon! But there are stormy skies ahead... Be swept away with Dixie and Percy in an action-packed airborne escapade from mother-daughter pairing Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy. These first chapter books have one chapter for each night of the week and are full of maps, extra activities, and everything needed to empower a new reader. A witty and beautifully designed series for emerging readers THE SUNDAY TIMES

Alfie and Grandma

Alfie and Grandma

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether it's saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma. A special edition of previously published stories collected together in a celebration of grandmas and grandchildren from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Dixie O'Day and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fabulous pop star, has her pricelss diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide in the crime of the century. Can Dixie and Percy track down the sinister figures at the heart of the mystery? Pack your bags for a thrilling trip filled with glamourpusses, cat burglars and seaside fun in this gorgeous chapter book with a chapter for each night of the week, as well as plenty of exciting extra material.

Alfie's Christmas

Alfie's Christmas

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day!

The Charlie Moon Collection

The Charlie Moon Collection

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2014

Charlie gets into all sorts of sticky situations when his seaside summer holiday turns into a missing jewellery mystery - and detective Charlie finds himself in the middle of a muddle once again when a gang of bungling burglars threatens to spoil the Big Library Bonanza...

Dixie O'Day: In The Fast Lane

Dixie O'Day: In The Fast Lane

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Introducing Dixie O'Day and also, of course, his friend Percy! This dashing duo are always getting into adventures - here they enter the All-Day Car Race little knowing what is ahead of them! Dixie and Percy run into all sorts of peril, as does their arch enemy, Lou Ella. But who will win, and will Lou Ella get her comeuppance?

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2013

Dixie and Percy run into all sorts of peril, as does their arch enemy, Lou Ella. But who will win, and will Lou Ella get her comeuppance?

Bobbo Goes To School

Bobbo Goes To School

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

When Lily throws Bobbo onto the top of the school bus, she has no idea what an adventure he has in store. This drama-packed book is a race to reunite Lily and lost Bobbo, as well as learning all about school...

Alfie's Numbers

Alfie's Numbers

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2013

1, 2, 3 - go! It's time to count with Alfie. Alfie and Annie Rose make two, and take you on a journey all the way to 10! It takes two to see-saw, and there's four in Alfie's family. Alfie's world is full of numbers: fingers and toes and children playing. You can count on Alfie!

All About Alfie

All About Alfie

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip! Join our little hero and his friends and family in a celebration of all things Alfie...

Hero on a Bicycle

Hero on a Bicycle

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2012

A gripping and moving first novel by one of the world's best-loved writers for children.From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children aged 10 and up. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things...

By Sun and Candlelight

By Sun and Candlelight

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2010

This stunning gift collection that celebrates the riches of a lifetime with poems and writings to mark each of the major milestones - childhood, young adulthood, falling in love, family life, growing older and death. 'With delightful illustrations, it is a gem that promises to delight for a lifetime.' - Daily Record

Alfie Wins A Prize

Alfie Wins A Prize

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Alfie's painting 'Motorbike Man' has been entered in the children's painting competition at the Harvest Fair. His friends have done paintings too, but when the winners are announced, not everyone is happy with their prize...Join Alfie on an exciting day at the fair as he comes up with a brilliant solution!

An Evening At Alfie's

An Evening At Alfie's

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

All is quiet at Alfie's house - Mum and Dad have gone out and Maureen's baby-sitting. Then . . . drip, drip, drip. It's raining inside! The drip turns into a downpour and Maureen's parents have to come round to deal with the burst pipe, but only Alfie can work out what's worrying Annie Rose. . . . Join Alfie in this wonderfully warm celebration of brothers and sisters (and babysitters!).

Alfie & The Birthday Surprise

Alfie & The Birthday Surprise

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Birthday parties always make people happy and Alfie's neighbour, Mr MacNally, really does need cheering up because his beloved cat, Smoky, has died. Alfie thinks a party might just help, and there's an extra special surprise in store for Bob MacNally...Join Alfie as he tries to keep a secret in this celebration of pets old and new.

Alfie's Feet

Alfie's Feet

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2009

Splish, splash, splosh! Alfie has new yellow boots that are perfect for walking through puddles and stamping in mud. There's something not quite right about them, though - they're making Alfie's feet turn outwards...Join Alfie as he works out what's wrong with his boots in this wonderfully splashy adventure.

Alfie Gives A Hand

Alfie Gives A Hand

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Alfie is delighted to be invited to Bernard's birthday party, although he feels a bit nervous about going on his own. But Alfie has such a great time, he finds he doesn't even need his special blanket - and he makes a new friend too! Join Alfie as he overcomes his shyness and becomes the most helpful guest at the party.

Alfie and the Big Boys

Alfie and the Big Boys

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School. Alfie wishes that he could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids. One morning, Mum takes Alfie to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, I want my mummy! . Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mum returns. Alfie realizes that big boys don't always act so big after all!

Alfie Gets in First

Alfie Gets in First

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2009

Alfie and his mum and baby sister, Annie Rose, arrive home after shopping. While his mum struggles with the pushchair outside, Alfie rushes inside and slams the door behind him. So now Alfie's stuck INSIDE and his mum and Annie Rose are stuck OUTSIDE without a key! Soon everyone in the street is trying to help rescue Alfie - but he's got a plan of his own . . .

Jonadab and Rita

Jonadab and Rita

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Jonadab is a very special toy donkey - he can fly! But Minnie has so many other toys that often Jonadab and his friend Rita the mouse find themselves sad and lonely and left behind in the toy box ... One moonlit night, tired of being ignored, Jonadab flies away and joins a magical fairy feast. But then he can't get back in to Minnie's room, and he discovers his new fairy friends are not as kind as he thought. Will courageous Rita be able to save Jonadab, and will Minnie realise the value of the toy she has lost? A wonderful new picture book from one of our most popular and best loved storytellers.

Let's Join In

Let's Join In

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

You can chat with friends face to face or on the phone; hide outside or in; bounce on the sofa or grandpa's knee; give a present or a kiss... Featuring Olly and Katie and their friends - who also appeared in the classic Nursery Collection - this bumper book takes four simple verbs and shows the many lively situations they can evoke, encouraging you to join in the fun!

Annie Rose Is My Little Sister

Annie Rose Is My Little Sister

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2003

Annie Rose and Alfie have lots of games they like to play together, like being scary monsters with Bernard, or running their own shop. But there are some things Annie Rose is too little to do and even some things Alfie would rather do without her. But if Annie Rose is ever sad or cross there is only one person who can make her feel better . . . her big brother. This is Shirley Hughes at her best - warm and wonderfully observed illustrations, and a touching text about the special bond between siblings.

Abel's Moon

Abel's Moon

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2002

Abel Grable's work takes him into remote jungles with only the moon to guide the way. His children love to hear about his moonlit adventures and, when he's back home, he decides to write them down. After he's gone away again, the children use his writing table and transform it into a moon machine to create their own imaginary exploits.

A Life Drawing

A Life Drawing

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2002

The book begins with a small girl in West Kirby who is obsessed with comics: The Daily Sketch, The Daily Express and The Mirror-each of these newspapers helped to shape one of our finest illustrators. Shirley's story takes us from this gentle start, through the second world war, and to a career, which began with Art School in a blitzed Liverpool, led to Oxford, and then to London. Shirley reflects on art, and her own development, in a tale which is fascinating and full of personalities. She describes her own creative process as 'the nearest thing I know to flying into the sun' and it is this passion for the world of illustration, which shines through the book and gives it a unique personality. Lavishly illustrated throughout with sketches from her Italian sketchbooks, doodles from boring meetings, roughs from what would later become classic picture books and perfectly executed paintings done just for the fun of it, this book will be a treasured gift for those who love art and those who have grown up with the enduring characters from Shirley's books who inhabit so many homes through this country and beyond.

Alfie Weather

Alfie Weather

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2002

Any old weather is Alfie weather and as Alfie demonstrates, there's always lots to do come rain or shine. Whether it's exploring frozen puddles on a frosty winter's day; wading through a cool stream on a hot summer's afternoon or taking a pretend journey to the North Pole, Alfie's world is a great place to be. This stunning collection of stories and poems will delight all Alfie fans!

The Shirley Hughes Collection

The Shirley Hughes Collection

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2000

Shirley Hughes is one of the best known and most popular creators of children's books, and her keen observation of family life have earned her a special place in the hearts of children and adults. This unique collection brings together some of her very best work and celebrates her amazing achievements over the years. There's a wealth of treasure for children of all ages to enjoy, beginning with a selection of simple rhymes and stories and moving on to some of Shirley's classic picture books featuring such well-loved favourites as Dogger, Alfie and Annie Rose. Enjoy stories from My Naughty Little Sister as well as a wealth of other characters. There's also a selection of stories for older readers including The Lion and the Unicorn and Enchantment in the Garden, which combine satisfyingly longer texts with marvellously expansive pictures. Shirley Hughes' warmth and versatility shine from every page of this stunning collection which will captivate readers of all ages and take pride of place on the family bookshelf.

The Lion And The Unicorn

The Lion And The Unicorn

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2000

As Lenny's father goes off to fight in the second world war he gives his son a brass badge with a lion and a unicorn on it. Lenny keeps it with him when bombs are dropped on his street and when he has to be evacuated to a big house in the country. He misses his parents a great deal and the other children there and at school are spiteful in teasing him. But he finds a secret walled garden to escape to with a stone unicorn. Here he meets the wounded soldier Mick and learns again how hard it is to be brave. It is the unicorn who finally rescues him from his sadness and loneliness and proves itself to be his guardian angel by bringing his mother to him.

Rhymes For Annie Rose

Rhymes For Annie Rose

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/1997

A lavish volume of heart-warming verse dedicated to one of Shirley Hughes's most endearing characters - Alfie's little sister, Annie Rose. The gentle rhymes and beautifully detailed illustrations capture all the wonder and excitement of a small child's world. From tea-time treats to secret adventures, Shirley Hughes has a perfect understanding of the things that encapture a small child.

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/1994

Alfie loves being outside and in this gorgeous collection of stories and poems he plays in the garden, camps in the countryside, shares a picnic on the beach, splashes in the paddling pool and lots more! Full of snapshots of family life, this is a book to treasure.

The Alfie Treasury

The Alfie Treasury

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/1994

A collection of four Alfie titles: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, Alfie Give a Hand and An Evening at Alfie's, presented in a treasury form.

Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/1992

Moving Molly

Moving Molly

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/1991

Molly wished that they had a real garden, big enough to play in. Then one day, her wish came true! Mum and Dad told the children that they had found a house with a garden for them all to live in! Right away everyone began to make plans.

The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook

The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/1990

This gorgeous storybook is full of snapshots of family life, from breakfast to bedtime and from birthdays to walks in the park. All small children will be able to identify with Alfie and Annie Rose, two hugely appealing pre-schoolers who are constantly tackling new experiences and making new friends.

It's Too Frightening for Me!

It's Too Frightening for Me!

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/1986

Down by the railway a white face looks out of a spooky old house, and Jim and Arthur hardly dare investigate.

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