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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

3+ readers

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?

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Other books by Shirley Hughes

Time for Tea A First Book of Cookery

Time for Tea A First Book of Cookery

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A beautifully illustrated collection of first recipes and family stories by Kate-Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes. This classic collection of easy-to-follow recipes, inspired by everyday family adventures, is the perfect introduction to cookery for first readers. From making pancakes with Dad, baking apples after the Saturday shopping or even icing a birthday cake for Mum, this sumptuously illustrated recipe book gives a gentle insight into the joy of cooking together.

Dogger's Christmas

Dogger's Christmas

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A seasonal sequel to one of our most beloved children's books, voted the public's favourite Kate Greenaway medal-winner Shirley Hughes is a national treasure Philip Pullman Over 40 years after Dogger was published, comes this magical follow-up: Dogger's Christmas. It's that special time of year: Christmas. The time of carol-singing, tree-decorating, and of course lots of presents. But in the excitement of new toys, will Dave forget about his old friend, Dogger? The very special story of one boy and his beloved toy - who always manages to be found... Praise for Dogger: This is Hughes' most heartwarming picture book . . . Hughes has a kindly, inexhaustible eye - she misses nothing Observer

Philosophy of Friendship

Philosophy of Friendship

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Stories on My Street

Stories on My Street

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Four lively stories about a group of children who live on the same street, by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes. For the children of Trotter Street life is full of adventures! From racing brand new bikes, getting ready for Christmas or marvelling at the arrival of a big concrete lorry, these four stories are a wonderful introduction to family life and are perfect for first readers.

All Around Me A First Book of Childhood

All Around Me A First Book of Childhood

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

A beautifully illustrated introduction to childhood concepts by beloved Kate Greenaway medal-winning illustrator. In this classic collection by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Katy and her little brother Olly are having a wonderful time learning about the world around them. From counting in the park with Grandpa, waiting to cross the road with Mum, or even the very noisy sound of Dad vacuuming, there are so many first things to discover on their childhood adventures.

Angel on the Roof

Angel on the Roof

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

A timeless story about friendship and understanding by the Kate Greenaway-winning author of Dogger. In this heartwarming Christmas story, by celebrated author Shirley Hughes, a young boy called Lewis Brown is looking out of a window and wishing that someone might notice him. Then he spots a single golden feather floating down from the heavens and discovers an angel on the roof. And so begins a great friendship, as the angel takes Lewis under his wing on an adventure that will change everything, and allow Lewis, his family and his friends, to start to see the world around them for the better.

Alfie on Holiday

Alfie on Holiday

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Alfie is heading off to the seaside with his grandma, and makes a new friend on the beach! But unfortunately all's not fair in love and friendship, and Alfie - with a little help from Grandma and Bernard - has to discover what a true friend looks like. A summer adventure which speaks to our experiences making friends from national treasure, Shirley Hughes

Father's Day

Father's Day

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

In this stunning gift edition, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Dad. From the fun of waking Dad up in the morning, having a day together at the seaside or even stories with Dad at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child's day and celebrates the special bond between a father and child.

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