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Shirley Hughes - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Shirley Hughes was born and grew up in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied at Liverpool Art School and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator. At first she worked as an interpretive illustrator, but she began to write and design her own picture books when her children were very young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960.

Now living in London's Notting Hill, Shirley Hughes has illustrated over two hundred children's books and is renowned as a champion of children's literature. She has been the recipient of the Other Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award. She was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in2010, which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world.

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Featured books by Shirley Hughes

Other books by Shirley Hughes

All Around Me A First Book of Childhood

All Around Me A First Book of Childhood

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

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: 03/10/2019

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.

My Naughty Little Sister and Father Christmas

My Naughty Little Sister and Father Christmas

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes' classic Christmas story about one naughty but entertaining little sister, for the first time ever as a 32 page picture book. My naughty little sister always get excited about Christmas. She loves the trees and the lights but there's just one problem . . . She doesn't like Father Christmas at all! So when Father Christmas visits the school to give all the boys and girls some presents, little sister is up to her old tricks being naughtier than ever! My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The enduring appeal of their relatable characters has resonated with families for years and years and this gorgeous new picture book edition will introduce the story to a whole new generation. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - The Sunday Express 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, these stories delight' - The Scotsman

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with the beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirley Hughes. This treasure trove of sibling naughtiness contains: My Naughty Little Sister More Naughty Little Sister Stories My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

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.

Ruby in the Ruins

Ruby in the Ruins

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

A classic picture book about family life, set in post-war London, from the best-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes now available in paperback. The observation and draughtsmanship are Hughes in her prime, with scenes of street parties and bustling stations and perfectly rendered period costume The Sunday Times 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.

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.

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.

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 master storyteller, Shirley Hughes.

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.

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirley Hughes. A treasure trove of sibling naughtiness, this children's book contains a selection of the best loved My Naughty Little Sister stories. This famous little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe.

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.

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.

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: Sir J. M. Barrie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Second to the right, and straight on till morning! Meet Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, Tinkerbell the mischievous fairy, the Lost Boys and the villainous Captain Hook. A swashbuckling children's adventure classic for generations, this edition has beautiful two colour illustrations by beloved illustrator Shirley Hughes. Pan - a new film prequel to Peter Pan - is out summer 2015. Praise for Shirley Hughes: 'A remarkable artist and author whose picture books should be on every child's shelf.' The Times 'Shirley Hughes is the doyenne of the picture book world.' TES

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2013

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with the beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirely Hughes. This treasure trove of sibling naughtiness contains: My Naughty Little Sister My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? More Naughty Little Sister Stories My naughty little sister is always getting into trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good? My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts! When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good . . . when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More trouble from my naughty little sister - she goes exploring up a chimney and learns how to make sweets. My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - the Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe.

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make secret friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts!

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My naughty little sister is always doing silly things. She's curious about what's in a chimney and sticks a feather duster up and then tries to hide all the soot! But when she has measles she's itchy and sad and grumpy and has to stay in bed and can't be naughty at all! How long before she's bad again? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry More Naughty Little Sister Stories

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good . . . when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The best-selling books in this series are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: `Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. `Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More My Naughty Little Sister Stories

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

More Naughty Little Sister Stories My naughty little sister is always getting in trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good?

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

It's double trouble! My naughty little sister's best friend, Bad Harry, is just as naughty as she is! They make secret friends with a mouse and feed it bacon and cheese, and they pretend to eat their bread crusts but hide them instead. Together they cause terrible mischief.

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

My naughty little sister is always doing silly things. She's curious about what's in a chimney and sticks a feather duster up and then tries to hide all the soot. But when she has measles she's itchy and sad and grumpy and has to stay in bed and can't be naughty at all. How long before she's bad again?

My Naughty Little Sister

My Naughty Little Sister

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

My naughty little sister causes mischief wherever she goes. If she is left with Bad Harry they make a mess with a lovely sponge trifle. She won't even make friends with Father Christmas but having a wobbly tooth probably doesn't help - when will it ever come out?

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

My naughty little sister is very bad, but sometimes she can be good. She helps Grannie to make a Christmas pudding, and she even teaches Bad Harry to be good so that he's allowed to wear his new red coat! Has my naughty little sister changed?

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!

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2001

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - together they are the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

Big Concrete Lorry

Big Concrete Lorry

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/1999

A picture book for children of three years and up. The Pattersons' house is so jam-packed with things that there's hardly room for the Pattersons themselves. But building an extension is no easy matter, even with the neighbours' help - and especially when the concrete is the quick-setting kind!

The Alfie Treasury

The Alfie Treasury

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/1994

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.

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