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Chris Mould - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of 16 straight from school. During this time, he did various jobs from delivering papers to washing up and cooking in a kitchen. He realised quite soon that he wanted to illustrate as a full time career and that proved a good choice! He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

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The Truth Pixie Goes to School

The Truth Pixie Goes to School

Author: Matt Haig Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

New school. New friends. Same old pixie. 'Don't try to be something You really are not. Your one true self Is the best thing you've got.' In this heartwarming adventure. the Truth Pixie and her human friend go to school, face a bully and learn the importance of friendship and being yourself. With words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.

The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet

The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet

Author: Martin Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Bored of the same old routine? Longing for a bit of adventure in your life? Love living life on the edge? Then join Alfie Fleet and discover a whole universe of wonders (and things that are not so wonderful too, but we won't go into that now). From giant sand lobsters on planet Maureen and the Twang Bears of Mumsy, to the eerie (yet oddly quite boring) brains in jars on Brains-in-Jars World - there is something for everyone. And if danger's your thing you won't want to miss Outlandish, with its gold-hoarding dragon, take-your-life-in-your-hands cuisine, and welcoming locals who'll fire lightning bolts at you. Thrills and adventure await, just hop on board the slightly old and rusty moped of infinity! More than funny fiction - this story does for travel guides and maps what Wimpy Kid did for diaries and Tom Gates did for doodle books. With amazing illustrations by Chris Mould throughout, this book is a visual feast and will appeal to readers everywhere.

Amazing Transport

Amazing Transport

Author: Tom Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Fasten your seat belts and get ready to zoom through the history of transport and discover incredible facts about all kinds of vehicles along the way. Every day, all over the world, people are busy travelling - short hops or great, long voyages, moving slowly and steadily or racing along at super-fast speeds. They make their trips in cars, trains, planes, ships and on bikes - and some people even blast off in rockets! Make your own amazing transport journeys as you explore timelines and discover the people and stories behind the machines that keep the world moving. Take a twist or turn and find out what happened when the Freedom 7 blasted into space, race your way through Japan at lightning speed on the awesomely fast bullet train, set sail on a Viking longship and let the wind carry you away in a hot-air balloon with the Montgolfier brothers. With wonderfully intricate illustrations from Chris Mould, Amazing Transport tells the story of some of science's most recognisable inventions in a way you've never seen before. Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime.

Father Christmas and Me

Father Christmas and Me

Author: Matt Haig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of evil. But can they keep Christmas alive?

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: The Sand Witch

Author: Alan Macdonald, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Drusilla the Sand Witch is a friendly witch, but not when it comes to greedy Hagbag. In this magically funny story, Drusilla and her cat, Peg, must come up with a good spell to get rid of their unwanted visitor. Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are becoming independent readers to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

The Prince and the Pee

The Prince and the Pee

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go . . . So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee AND put out the fire in one go! A hilarious tale of derring-do and needing the loo, from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould.

A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author: Matt Haig Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/11/2016

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE A lavish, boxed set containing Matt Haig's magical Christmas classics in hardback - A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas. This special limited edition slipcase is beautifully illustrated by Chris Mould and makes the perfect gift for children aged 7 and above, and for anyone who still believes in Father Christmas A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS This is the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. THE GIRL WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. But Amelia, isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone . . .

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

Author: Matt Haig Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2016

NARRATED BY STEPHEN FRY You are about to hear the true story of FATHER CHRISTMAS . . . If you believe that some things are impossible, you should walk away right now. (Because this story is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still there? Good. Then let us begin . . .

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 The Sand Witch Level 9

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 The Sand Witch Level 9

Author: Alan Macdonald, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Poor Drusilla and Peg have an unwanted guest. Greedy old Hagbag has arrived for a holiday. They need a spell to send Hagbag back home Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Mortimer Keene: Alien Abduction

Mortimer Keene: Alien Abduction

Author: Tim Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2016

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this third book in the series sees Mortimer Keene up to no good again with an alien ray gun machine! When the school is invaded by aliens and Mr Bevan the English teacher is abducted, everyone suspects the young genius Mortimer Keene! 'The illustrations are hilarious and the whole thing is one funny story!' - The Guardian

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

Author: Matt Haig Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2015

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It's a story that proves nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. From the winner of The Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. With enchanting illustrations by Chris Mould.

The Moon-Faced Ghoul-Thing

The Moon-Faced Ghoul-Thing

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's the Feast of Scarrabus, and Ben and his friends are out, stalking the dark streets, armed only with bags of sweets. But Ben doesn't play by the rules, and soon the Moon-Faced Ghoul-Thing is after him, dragging him into a dark realm from which there's no return... Or is there?

The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing

The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing

Author: Barry Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Each adventure sees Ben and his friends, Paradise Little and Wesley Chant, face a new monstrous menace.

Mortimer Keene: Dino Danger

Mortimer Keene: Dino Danger

Author: Tim Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh-out-loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this fourth book in the series sees Mortimer Keene involved with DINOSAURS... Mortimer Keene has invented a Time Machine! Soon the school is surrounded by dinosaurs. But what happens when a pterosaur grabs poor Emily Bruce? 'The illustrations are hilarious... one funny story!' - Guardian

Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Author: Lucy Coats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Who's the grubbiest pirate on the high seas? Why, it's Captain Beastlie, me hearties! He is EXTREMELY dirty and pretty smelly too, and that is just the way he likes it. But as he eagerly counts down the days to his birthday, little does he know that his smart and shiny crew have a huge - and very soapy surprise - lined up for the big day.

Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Author: Lucy Coats Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Who's the grubbiest pirate on the high seas? Why, it's Captain Beastlie, me hearties! He is EXTREMELY dirty and pretty smelly too, and that is just the way he likes it. But as he eagerly counts down the days to his birthday, little does he know that his smart and shiny crew have a huge - and very soapy surprise - lined up for the big day.

Mortimer Keene: Ghosts on the Loose

Mortimer Keene: Ghosts on the Loose

Author: Tim Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this second book in the series sees Mortimer Keene and his phantom machine up to no good again! When the school is overrun with ghosts and ghouls from the past, it's up to Mortimer Keene to blast them back in time and save the school. 'Hilarious' - The Guardian

Mortimer Keene: Attack of the Slime

Mortimer Keene: Attack of the Slime

Author: Tim Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A wickedly funny series featuring Mortimer: the small kid with big ideas! In this book, Mortimer covers his whole school in slime. With slimy facts and activities at the back, perfect for young readers. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters ideal for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack! When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime... Created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.

76 Pumpkin Lane: Tombstone Rally

76 Pumpkin Lane: Tombstone Rally

Author: Chris Mould Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2008

This book is packed with the stuff that boys dream of: a fast and furious race, ten press-out and play cars, gruesome characters, a spooky world and five astounding pop-ups that are second to none. It's the Tombstone Annual Rally. The starting pistol is loaded and those mean machines are ready to hit the trail. Who will finish first and who will crash and burn?

You Have Been Warned! A Collection of Cautionary Verse

You Have Been Warned! A Collection of Cautionary Verse

Author: Roger Mcgough Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Here is a modern take on cautionary verse in the hugely successful tradition of Hilaire Belloc and others. Children getting into and out of trouble is the theme of this collection - which offers much scope for hilarious pranks and wonderfully sticky endings. With poems from poets as diverse as Hilaire Belloc, Shel Silverstein, Dick King-Smith, Heinrich Hoffmann, John Agard, and of course Roger McGough himself, this will appeal to all fans of the comic, the unfortunate, and the darkly humorous!

Measle and the Doompit

Measle and the Doompit

Author: Ian Ogilvy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

When Toby Jugg, Measle's nemesis, turns up on the school trip, Measle knows he's in danger. The school trip is supposed to be an adventure and a challenge - and now it is. Toby Jugg shoves Measle into a dark hole - the doompit, a door to all sorts of scary worlds. Measle must escape the jaws of a pack of werewolves, the pincers of some giant ants, the massive arms of the abominable snowman, and the petrifying stare of the gorgon. Oh, and rescue his schoolmates, find Iggy and Tinker, discover a way out and defeat Toby Jugg at the same time. Thank goodness Measle is one of the bravest boys around!

Young Wizards

Young Wizards

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Brin and Arlo are ordinary twins -until their twelve-and-a halfth birthday, when they discover some extraordinary talents! Non-stop comedy from the author of Young Dracula. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

One Man Went to Mow

One Man Went to Mow

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2007

Everyone knows the childhood rhyme: One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow...well, this man takes his dog, Spot, who buries his bone - and then goes on to bury more and more outrageous items mostly borrowed bravely from the house of a nearby dog, until the dog finally retaliates and Spot has to find something else to bury...and it's just a step too far!!

Young Dracula AND Young Monsters

Young Dracula AND Young Monsters

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Count Dracula is the greatest, scariest, meanest vampire of them all. So how come his son is the most rubbish vampire he's ever seen? Vampire? More like wimpire! Can Young Dracula show his father what he's made of? It's Lon's first day at his new school - the Dr Ffelix Ffurter School for Young Monsters! Terrifying creatures stalk the corridors - and that's just the teachers! Is Lon bad enough? He'll have to be on his worst behaviour...

Measle and the Wrathmonk

Measle and the Wrathmonk

Author: Ian Ogilvy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

This is a magical adventure story about an orphan called Measle who lives with his horrible guardian, Basil Tramplebone. Basil is a Wrathmonk - the worst kind of wizard - and when he finds Measle playing with his beloved train set he zaps him with an evil spell. Now Measle's only a few centimetres tall and trapped in the world of the train set. There's a hungry bat in the rafters waiting for nightfall to swoop down on Measle and there's an enormous cockroach after him, but Measle finds some friends in the train set and together they come up with a plan.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 5: Snapdragons: The School Trip

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 5: Snapdragons: The School Trip

Author: Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2004

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provide a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Measle and the Wrathmonk

Measle and the Wrathmonk

Author: Ian Ogilvy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2004

A magical adventure story about an orphan called Measle who lives with his horrible guardian, Basil Tramplebone. Basil is a Wrathmonk - the worst kind of wizard - and when he find Measle playing with his beloved train set he zaps him with an evil spell. Now Measle's only a few centimetres tall and trapped in the world of the train set. There's a hungry bat in the rafters waiting for nightfall to swoop down on Measle and there's an enormous cockroach after him, but Measle finds some friends in the train set and together they come up with a plan. Ian Ogilvy has written two adult books and this is his first book for children. He is best-known as an actor. As well as starring in The Saint for a number of years, he has also appeared in many other TV productions, films, and West End stage plays. Ian will be coming to the UK for the publication of Measle and Wrathmonk in June 2004. It contains quirky black and white illustrations by Chris Mould, which bring the story vividly to life.

Family Phantoms

Family Phantoms

Author: Gervase Phinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2003

The Day Our Teacher Went Batty

The Day Our Teacher Went Batty

Author: Gervase Phinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2002

A second collection of poems based on familiar themes.....

Young Dracula

Young Dracula

Author: Michael Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2002

Wilfred prefers drinking milk to drinking blood. So how can Wilfred prove himself to his father - Count Dracula? A witty take on a vampire story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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