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Chris Riddell - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Children's Laureate 2015-2017

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family. Read more about Chris Riddell here.

 Author photo © Tom Pilston Booktrust

Chris Riddell on John Tenniel : "Before I knew a thing about him, John Tenniel was a hero of mine, or rather, I should say, his white rabbit was. As a child I copied Tenniel’s illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland obsessively, particularly his drawing of the White Rabbit in waistcoat and frock coat, umbrella tucked under one arm and a pocket watch in paw, a look of suppressed panic in his eye. I loved analysing the shading, intricate lines of cross-hatching, the folds of the sleeve, the tilt of the head, that wide-eyed rabbit stare. Tenniel was one of the reasons I became an illustrator."

Featured books by Chris Riddell

Other books by Chris Riddell

Nail on the Head A COVID-19 Poetry Diary

Nail on the Head A COVID-19 Poetry Diary

Author: Paul Cookson Illustrator: Chris Riddell, Martin Chatterton, Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2021

Written daily throughout the UK's restrictions to combat coronavirus, Nail on the Head picks up directly from Pig's Ear, Dog's Dinner and takes us from the first anniversary of the first lockdown, through the planned easing of regulations and up to 'Freedom Day' on 19th July 2021 (variants allowing). Humorous, compassionate and with a principled political edge (and more than a passing interest in the European Football Championships, as you'd expect from the National Football Museum's poet-in-residence), this is Paul's concluding documentation of a nation's strength and wellbeing. Illustrated by Chris Riddell OBE, Martin Chatterton and Korky Paul.

Arthur: The Always King

Arthur: The Always King

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2021

The definitive retelling of the legends of King Arthur, from Carnegie Medal-winner Kevin Crossley-Holland and former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Be enthralled by the world of Arthurian legend in this lavishly illustrated, masterful retelling. From King Arthur's childhood to his final battle, the timeless tales of the sword in the stone, the quests of the Knights of the Round Table and the wizardry of Merlin are woven together into a breathtaking feat of storytelling. An extraordinary collaboration between the world-renowned Kevin Crossley-Holland and the three-time Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell, this is a beautiful edition to be treasured by all ages.

Beyond the Mountains

Beyond the Mountains

Author: Francesca Gibbons Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020 Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen. . . and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, exciting and funny, the Clock of Stars trilogy is a timeless fantasy from the most astonishing new voice in middle grade.

Beyond the Mountains

Beyond the Mountains

Author: Francesca Gibbons Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020 Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen. . . and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, exciting and funny, the Clock of Stars trilogy is a timeless fantasy from the most astonishing new voice in middle grade.

Beyond the Mountains

Beyond the Mountains

Author: Francesca Gibbons Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The thrilling sequel to the best-selling middle-grade debut of Autumn 2020 Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen. . . and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, exciting and funny, the Clock of Stars trilogy is a timeless fantasy from the most astonishing new voice in middle grade.

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Seize the day in the name of art. This creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman combines his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. 'Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it's about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that things can be different ' INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old. THIS PAPERBACK EDITION INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL NEW ILLUSTRATIONS OF 'GOING WODWO'. What readers are saying about ART MATTERS 'A rallying cry for all artists and creators' 'Just the injection of positive thinking I needed' 'What a gorgeous, sweet and very, very wise little book' 'You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book' 'I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages'

Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There is a gorgeous edition of this much-loved and favourite classic, a perfect gift for families, children and all fans. First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic stories about Alice have been loved and enjoyed by generations of children the world over. Curious Alice's second story takes her through the looking-glass to a place even stranger than the Wonderland of her first adventure. Caught up in the great looking-glass chess game she sets off across the chequerboard landscape to become a queen on the final square. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by unusual, funny and nonsense characters who crop up, such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and Humpty Dumpty. Some of them insist on reciting poems to her and these poems, such as The Walrus and The Carpenter and Jabberwocky, are now as famous as the Alice stories themselves. This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also an eminent political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence, with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world.

Indigo Takes Flight

Indigo Takes Flight

Author: Krista M. Lambert Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Written by debut author Krista M. Lambert and magnificently illustrated by former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, Indigo Takes Flight is a deeply moving parable about the inner conflict involved in coming out as LGBTQ+ to family and friends. For young readers age 7 and up.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Illustrated Edition

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Illustrated Edition

Author: Douglas Adams Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

'One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius' - David Walliams Gorgeous 42nd Anniversary gift edition of Douglas Adams's pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, stunningly illustrated throughout by Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell. It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur's best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and a book inscribed in large, friendly letters: DON'T PANIC. The book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the weekend has only just begun . . . Douglas Adams's mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with physics and twists time, but most importantly it's very, very funny.

Pirate Stew

Pirate Stew

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2020

Fighting Talk A COVID-19 Poetry Diary

Fighting Talk A COVID-19 Poetry Diary

Author: Paul Cookson Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2020

Composed throughout the initial phase of the UK's coronavirus lockdown, 'National Reading Hero' Paul Cookson's poetry diary covers the period of 23rd March to 3rd July 2020. Compassionate, societal, political and principled, and laced with the author's renowned humour, here is an extraordinary collection for extraordinary times and a reflective discourse on the mood of a nation. Paul Cookson is a poet for all seasons and all occasions. He's never going to let a worldwide pandemic curb his creativity. COVID-19 will give up before he does. This book takes you on a Corolla-Coaster of emotions, but don't worry - with Paul you are in safe and well washed hands. - Henry Normal; Paul somehow manages to season his cogent observations of COVID-19 with a dash of humour that makes you want to dip in again and again. He has you wishing you could drop in and join him for his daily cup of tea. - Valerie Bloom; Witty and wise, astute and acerbic, Paul Cookson and Chris Riddell are a dream team for these nightmarish times. - Tony Walsh

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic. First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's iconic story has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children. This edition presents Lewis Carroll's complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice's first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell's illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll's world. With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art,; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

Author: Francesca Gibbons Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic - and the beginning of an unforgettable journey... Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum's boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn't follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree. But then... who does what they're told? Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time - helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter... and even the stars above them. Thrilling, sharply funny, and with characters you will fall in love with, A Clock of Stars is a timeless fantasy from an astonishing new voice.

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton, Sue Townsend, Thomas Henry Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable ball of mischief, William Brown has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features original illustrations by Thomas Henry and a foreword by novelist, dramatist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle. Just William is Richmal Crompton's first book about the incorrigible William Brown. Follow his adventures from getting over a school teacher crush to a failed attempt at baby-sitting, and from throwing a wild party to meeting his faithful dog Jumble in this hilarious collection of stories.

Honey for You, Honey for Me A First Book of Nursery Rhymes

Honey for You, Honey for Me A First Book of Nursery Rhymes

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

From Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling team behind A Great Big Cuddle, comes a first book of nursery rhymes. Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant who trembles whenever he meets a mouse: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with these peculiar poems, Michael Rosen has placed familiar playground songs alongside forgotten gems for a seminal new collection. Brought to vivid life by Chris Riddell's magnificent pictures, expect familiar faces, from little Jumping Joan to Miss Mary Mack - but also plenty of surprises... With forty rhymes to choose from, this book is sure to prove a bedtime favourite. Huggable and exuberant ... makes you want to smile and stomp to the rhythm. - The Sunday Times on A Great Big Cuddle

The Greenhill Dictionary of Military Quotations

The Greenhill Dictionary of Military Quotations

Author: Chris Riddell Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2020

_'A massive compilation casting light not only upon the pain, suffering and sheer insanity of war, but also upon the unique comradeship and exhilaration of battle... this is a valuable addition to the literature of reference.'_ - The Spectator Peter Tsouras brings 4,000 years of military history to life through the words of more than 800 soldiers, commanders, military theorists and commentators on war. Quotes by diverse personalities - Napoleon, Machiavelli, Atat rk, 'Che' Guevara, Rommel, Julius Caesar, Wellington, Xenophon, Crazy Horse, Wallenstein, T.E. Lawrence, Saladin, Zhukov, Eisenhower and many more - sit side by side to build a comprehensive picture of war across the ages. Broken down into more then 480 categories, covering courage, danger, failure, leadership, luck, military intelligence, tactics, training, guerrilla warfare and victory, this definitive guide draws on the collected wisdom of those who have experienced war at every level. From the brutality and suffering of war, to the courage and camaraderie of soldiers, to the glory and exhilaration of battle, these quotes offer an insight into the turbulent history of warfare and the lives and deeds of great warriors.

The Rabbits' Rebellion

The Rabbits' Rebellion

Author: Ariel Dorfman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale

Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale

Author: Brian Patten Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp ... Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance - but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell. This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges. It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Illustrated Edition Deluxe Illustrated Edition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Illustrated Edition Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Prepare to be spellbound by Chris Riddell's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new collector's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling's glorious fairytale classic. This beautiful, deluxe edition features an opulent page size and a pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled artwork by Chris Riddell on the real cloth cover and slipcase; an exclusive print of Albus Dumbledore; and a luxurious ribbon marker and head and tail band. The ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile, it is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, these five rollicking and mischievous tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this magical new edition.The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Art Matters Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. 'Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it's about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that things can be different . ' - Institute of Imagination Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old. What readers are saying about ART MATTERS 'A rallying cry for all artists and creators' 'Just the injection of positive thinking I needed' 'What a gorgeous, sweet and very, very wise little book' 'You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book' 'I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages'

Rabbit and Hedgehog Treasury

Rabbit and Hedgehog Treasury

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This uplifting collection from Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart's wonderful world of Rabbit and Hedgehog includes all four stories: Rabbit's Wish A Little Bit of Winter What Do You Remember? The Birthday Presents From birthdays to remembering games, from hibernation to wishes come true, Rabbit and Hedgehog's wonderful adventures have been brought together for the very first time in this exquisitely bound treasury. Filled with true friendship and adventure, these are tales to be enjoyed again or for the very first time. '...with gorgeous illustrations by the former children's laureate Chris Riddell... Perfect fodder for your little metaphysician' The Times 'Hedgehog and Rabbit are a winning pair.' Daily Telegraph

Summer with Monika

Summer with Monika

Author: Roger Mcgough Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Summer with Monika is an honest and touching portrait of a romance, charting the progress of a love affair from the delicious intimacy of the honeymoon, with the milk bottles turning to cheese on the doorstep, through the stage of quarrels, jealousy, recriminations and boredom, to the point where love is as nice as a cup of tea in bed. Re-issued for its 50th anniversary, Summer with Monika is a hidden gem of British love poetry featuring beautiful illustrations from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

Witchwild

Witchwild

Author: Emma Fischel Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

I stared. At the small hissing nibbet, at its glowing green eyes. And I felt the hairs on the back of my neck - slowly, slowly - stand up on end. Every single one. Witchen Week is here, the best holiday of the year! Flo loves to go swimming in the bright blue seas around Kronebay. But dark secrets lurk beneath the surface, and Flo will face terrible dangers before the week is out. She fought off ghouls, she fought off the Haggfiend, but can she fight off the most horrifying creature of them all? The third in a funny, thoughtful series full of magic, monsters and environmental issues, with amazing incidental illustrations by Chris Riddell. A satirical, imaginative fantasy The Sunday Times

The Castle of Inside Out

The Castle of Inside Out

Author: David Henry Wilson Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2016

Lorina, a young schoolgirl, is led by a black rabbit through a wood to a magical land. There she finds a a race of green people, who are all overworked, starving and subjected to the toxic fumes billowing out of a nearby castle. She decides to gain access to the castle on behalf of the poor green people, and within its walls she meets the insiders , selfish creatures who hoard all the resources and treat the outsiders as slaves. Her quest leads her to encounter the bureaurat, the superviper, the farmadillo and, eventually, the awful Piggident himself. Wonderfully illustrated by Chris Riddell, The Castle of Inside Out is an unforgettable and hilarious tale of adventure, set in a world where injustice and arrogance are widespread and must be countered by its courageous and compassionate heroine.

Gulliver's Travels: Voyage to Lilliput

Gulliver's Travels: Voyage to Lilliput

Author: Jonathan Swift Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Voyage to Lilliput, the first adventure in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, is illustrated by new Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. The first adventure of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels - the voyage to Lilliput - is illustrated by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell in brilliant, panoramic detail. His pictures complement Martin Jenkins' skilful retelling which is witty and accessible while remaining faithful to the darkly comic tone of Swift, arguably the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Voyage to Lilliput is taken from Jenkins and Riddell's original hardback, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell Box Set

Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell Box Set

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/10/2015

The editions of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, Coraline and Fortunately, the Milk in this collector's edition box set are illustrated in trademark inspired, hilarious and moving style by acclaimed artist Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate and two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, among other awards and honours.

Things You Find in a Poet's Beard

Things You Find in a Poet's Beard

Author: A. F. Harrold Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Things You Find in a Poet's Beard is a collection of poems that have been shouted at children at schools, bookshops and festivals across the country. Perhaps you'll want to annoy your family by reading them out; perhaps you'll want to chuckle at them under the covers with a torch; perhaps you'll want to stare at the drawings drawn by Mr Chris Riddell; or maybe you'll want to stand up and shout them in assembly to capture the spirit of A.F. Harrold himself. (Printed using Dyslexie font - the typeface for readers with dyslexia.)

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Author: Brian Patten Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten, one of our best-loved poets. Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing jelly pot!

Coraline

Coraline

Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

The bewitching tenth-anniversary edition of the classic children's novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by the author 'I was enthralled' - Philip Pullman There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back. This deliciously creepy, gripping novel is packed with glorious illustrations by Chris Riddell, and is guaranteed to delight and entrance readers of all ages.

Until I Met Dudley

Until I Met Dudley

Author: Roger Mcgough Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Roger McGough's witty text offers many weird and wonderful explanations ... Chris Riddell's artwork makes the whole an imaginative feast - Bookseller Runner-up for the English Association 4-11 Award for the Best Children's Picture Book. Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. From the minds of the former Children's Laureate Chris Ridell, and award-winning fellow of the Royal Society of Literature Roger McGough, comes a fun-filled book about how things work. Have you ever wondered how a toaster works? Or a fridge-freezer, or a washing-up machine? In this fun-filled book of how things work, Dudley, the techno-wizard dog, provides the answers. Roger McGough's delightfully ingenious text and Chris Riddell's striking illustrations take children from the furthest realms of fantasy into the fascinating world of technology to discover the workings of familiar machines, making it an exciting book which will delight again and again. At first, it describes how a child thinks things work... (gnomes in the toaster) and then Dudley tells you how the various household appliances really work. Includes all the appliances a curious child would be interested in: the dishwasher, the fridge-freezer and more. A funny, imaginative 'how things work' book for ages 4-7.

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Author: Jonathan Swift, Martin Jenkins Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2006

A prize-winning edition of one of the best-loved stories in English literature. This magnificent edition of Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story contains all four of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages. Martin Jenkins has skilfully adapted the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers. Chris Riddell brings life to Swift's searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail. Winner of the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2005 National Literacy Association Wow! Award, and shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards, 2005.

Freeglader

Freeglader

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own- A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.

Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2004

Free Lance is down on his luck and stuck in the Badlands. And as usual there is an oaf who wants to take him on. But that fight leads to a job offer which has enough gold attached to it to get him out of this hole: the local lord wants him to recover an enchanted crown from the middle of the lake of skulls. Of course he omits to tell Free Lance of the terrors that await. Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure introduces a marvellous new hero by two of the leading exponents of the genre with an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of THE EDGE CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 8, produced in consultation with literacy consultant Wendy Cooling.

Free Lance and The Field Of Blood

Free Lance and The Field Of Blood

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2004

Free Lance has had a good season, and has earned the right to compete in a major tournment for the first time in a long while. Soon all the money is on him to win. But the Duke makes him an offer he cant refuse - to lose to his own man. Just to complicate things, the Duke's niece begs Free Lance to defeat her uncle's henchman to save her from a brutal marriage - Free Lance always had a soft spot for a damsel in distress. Caught between a rock and a hard place, has our hero bitten off more than he can chew? Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure by two of the leading exponents of the genre, sees the return of an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of THE EDGE CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 8, produced in consultation with literacy consultant Wendy Cooling.

Angus Rides the Goods Train

Angus Rides the Goods Train

Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

When the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, speeds away across land and sea, Angus is full of excitement as he stands beside the driver. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do?

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Gargling with Jelly A Collection of Poems

Author: Brian Patten Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2003

Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing brew!

Rabbit's Wish

Rabbit's Wish

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2002

Rabbit and Hedgehog are the best of friends, even though Rabbit is awake all day, but Hedgehog is only awake at night. Rabbit finds himself wishing that Hedgehog could stay up all day, just once. Will Rabbit's wish come true?

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2001

When Giant Baby finds a very small something lost in the woods, he only wants to help. He takes the Very Small home to meet his very big mummy and daddy and invites him to share his very big dinner and his very big bath. The Very Small is beginning to enjoy it all, until bedtime...Ages 9+.

Cloud Wolf

Cloud Wolf

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2001

A Little Bit Of Winter

A Little Bit Of Winter

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2000

It is autumn and time for Hedgehog's annual sleep. He asks Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter, so that when he wakes up he can see what it's like. But Rabbit is a forgetful animal. Will he keep his promise?

ZinderZunder

ZinderZunder

Author: Philip Ridley Illustrator: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/1998

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