Steven Lenton - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Steven Lenton likes to describe himself as charming, contemporary yet warm, with a gentle humour. He splits his time between the bustling busy-ness of London and the calmer countryside of Bath and has a deaf rescue Jack Russell called Holly, but you can call her anything you like – she can’t hear you.

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Head Kid

Head Kid

Author: David Baddiel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head naughtiest boy = chaos. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess - and only its worst ever pupil can fix it...

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have made it to the magical streets of Paris, baking a spectacular gingerbread Eiffel Tower for a VERY important art exhibition at 'Galerie Bonbon'. But - quelle horreur! - a sneaky fox has made off across the Seine with the precious masterpiece. Will Shifty and Sam EVER catch the dastardly Cunningham Sly and dish up their tasty tower in time?

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2018

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have made it to the magical streets of Paris, baking a spectacular gingerbread Eiffel Tower for a VERY important art exhibition at 'Galerie Bonbon'. But - quelle horreur! - a sneaky fox has made off across the Seine with the precious masterpiece. Will Shifty and Sam EVER catch the dastardly Cunningham Sly and dish up their tasty tower in time?

Dinosaurs Don't Draw

Dinosaurs Don't Draw

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can't seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art - much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur! Another brilliant rhyming story from this exciting pairing; author, Elli Woollard and illustrator, Steven Lenton. A vibrant and uplifting story about the joy and the power of art - and daring to be different. Dinosaurs Don't Draw is a visual treat and a delight to read aloud.

Dinosaurs Don't Draw

Dinosaurs Don't Draw

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can't seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art - much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur! Another brilliant rhyming story from this exciting pairing; author, Elli Woollard and illustrator, Steven Lenton. A vibrant and uplifting story about the joy and the power of art - and daring to be different. Dinosaurs Don't Draw is a visual treat and a delight to read aloud.

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious book from master storyteller Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Astounding Broccoli Boy. Read by Ewan Goddard and with an approximate running time of 466 minutes it's time to meet a brand new super hero! Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen . . . But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be . . .

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise. But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people: 'Anyone can do it, it's just that people don't read the instructions properly'; and a toy lightsaber that entertains guests at a children's party, until one of them is nearly decapitated by it - and Prez is going to have to use his voice to explain himself. It turns out that Sputnik is writing a guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, and he takes Prez on a journey to discover just those ten things. Each adventure seems to take Prez nearer to the heart of the family he is being fostered by. But they also take him closer to the day that he is due to leave them forever . . .

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Author: Peter Bently, Dodie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for children aged 3 years and up. When Missis and Pongo's darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She's enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat! With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time? This classic tale about a hundred and one spotty dogs has been adapted for the first time ever as a picture book. Peter Bently's fun adaptation of Dodie Smith's original text will introduce the story to a new generation, with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton. Fan's of Dodie Smith's original story will love this new take on an old favourite - the perfect Christmas gift and classic bedtime story to enjoy together. Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), which was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version. Peter Bently is the award-winning bestselling picture book author of Shark in the Dark, Lark in the Ark, The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Cats Ahoy! He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Steven Lenton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow) which was both the Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times Children's Book of the Week. Steven is originally from Congleton in Cheshire and now lives in London.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Author: Peter Bently, Dodie Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for toddlers. When Missis and Pongo's darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She's enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat! With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time? This classic tale about a hundred and one spotty dogs has been adapted for the first time ever as a picture book. Peter Bently's fun adaptation of Dodie Smith's original text will introduce the story to a new generation, with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton. Fan's of Dodie Smith's original story will love this new take on an old favourite - the perfect Christmas gift and classic bedtime story to enjoy together. Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), which was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version. Peter Bently is the award-winning bestselling picture book author of Shark in the Dark, Lark in the Ark, The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Cats Ahoy! He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Steven Lenton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow) which was both the Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times Children's Book of the Week. Steven is originally from Congleton in Cheshire and now lives in London.

The Great Gran Plan

The Great Gran Plan

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood. But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hungry wolf wants a little pig for dinner! But a house made of bricks is hard to blow down, so instead of gobbling Pig, Wolf moves to plan B: gobbling Red Riding Hood's poor defenceless grandma! But his despicable plan is soon uncovered and Pig decides to rescue Gran! Will this plucky pig make it in time? A fabulously funny twist on two classic fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. The Great Gran Plan is the first book by an exciting picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard and best-selling illustrator, Steven Lenton.

Cant ac Un Dalmasiwn

Cant ac Un Dalmasiwn

Author: Dodie Smith, Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

A fun-filled seaside caper full of favourite fairytale characters, with a positive message about overcoming worries and anxiety. When Fairytale Frankie meets a worried mermaid, a wizard lifeguard, a surfing prince and a talking parrot, she knows it's going to be an unusual day at the beach. Everyone needs Frankie's help - the scary sea monster is coming, and no one knows what to do! Can the fairytale friends learn to be big and brave together? This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A fun-filled seaside caper full of favourite fairytale characters, with a positive message about overcoming worries and anxiety. When Fairytale Frankie meets a worried mermaid, a wizard lifeguard, a surfing prince and a talking parrot, she knows it's going to be an unusual day at the beach. Everyone needs Frankie's help - the scary sea monster is coming, and no one knows what to do! Can the fairytale friends learn to be big and brave together? This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

In Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School, the much-loved picture book pair of pooches appear for the first time in a two-colour fiction format, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to read alone. Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam don't just make amazing cakes. These two brave bakers solve wacky mysteries too! Halloween at St Spectre's school brings out the cheekiest of ghosts! And who is to blame when the weather goes CRAZY? A power-grabbing red panda, maybe? Certainly not the raccoon gang fixing the museum's toilets - they've got dastardly plans of their OWN! Have you read Shifty and Sam's picture book adventures? Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bake for a seriously swanky party, they find themselves caught up in the middle of a robbery. Somebody has taken Lady Kate's tiara. Can they catch the culprit?

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2016

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bake for a seriously swanky party, they find themselves caught up in the middle of a robbery. Somebody has taken Lady Kate's tiara. Can they catch the culprit?

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Beneath this glitter-tastic cover is a page-turning hide-and-seek adventure full of favourite fairytale characters from princesses to unicorns to knights, with a magically funny and reassuring twist at the end. Fairytale Frankie is a fearless tomboy who wakes up one morning to find a princess hiding under her bed and a frog in the cornflakes . . . all the characters appear to be hiding from a baddie and Frankie is determined to keep them safe. This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Superbly imaginative and wonderfully illustrated with joy and verve - Parents in Touch

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

A page-turning hide-and-seek adventure full of favourite fairytale characters from princesses to unicorns to knights, with a magically funny and reassuring twist at the end. Fairytale Frankie is a fearless tomboy who wakes up one morning to find a princess hiding under her bed and a frog in the cornflakes . . . all the characters appear to be hiding from a baddie and Frankie is determined to keep them safe. This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Superbly imaginative and wonderfully illustrated with joy and verve - Parents in Touch

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped a life of crime for baking cakes in their cafe. But now there's a new robber in town - the infamous Kitty-le-Claw! When there's a midnight robbery at the bank, can the two baker dogs save the day?

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2015

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped a life of crime for baking cakes in their cafe. But now there's a new robber in town - the infamous Kitty-le-Claw! When there's a midnight robbery at the bank, can the two baker dogs save the day?

Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol

Puppies Online: Puffin Patrol

Author: Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Einstein, Bounce and Puzzle are thrilled to be back at Sandcliff Lighthouse for another holiday. There are lots of other pups staying there this time which means fun for everyone! But when the local beach is covered in dog poo, the pals find themselves in a sticky situation. It gets so bad that even the puffins - who visit every year - are staying away! And then the local people start to blame the kennels, even though the pups know that Jackie and Trevor always clean up after them. Who is behind the smelly secret of Sandcliff Beach? Can the pups uncover the stinking truth in time to save Trevor's kennels and persuade the puffins to come back?

Five Silly Snowmen

Five Silly Snowmen

Author: Steven Lenton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2014

3, 2, 1... Time for some Christmas fun! Count the silly snowmen as they bounce and race and zoom into space! A hilarious Christmassy counting book with super fun illustrations and silly snowman scenes. This is a perfect winter-themed book to read together and an ideal Christmas present for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to count. With a shiny, squishy cover for little hands! From the illustrator of the best-selling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam!

Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

Puppies Online: Treasure Hunt

Author: Amanda Swift, Jennifer Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Meet the Puppies Online! Einstein the brainy dachshund, Puzzle the snoozy sheepdog and Bounce the speedy spaniel spend their holidays at a very special kind of kennels - a lighthouse by the sea! But there's no time for sunbathing. The woof-tastic trio meet the evil Mike Dodger, discover an ancient treasure map and find themselves caught up in a race against time. Luckily the pups are equipped with all the latest online gadgets and tech know-how. But will their super skills be enough to sniff out the treasure before Mike does?

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Author: Steven Lenton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

When a truly terrifying sound wakes the inhabitants of a fairytale kingdom, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the problem but her father the King just won't listen. After all, what can a princess do? When the knights who come to the rescue prove to be a big bunch of nincompoop scaredy-cats, things start to look rather bad. But what's this? Riding a cow and armed with a book rather than a sword, a fourth mystery knight dares to entree the dragon's den. Whoever can it be? Why it's Plucky Princess Daisy . . . of course!

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Author: Steven Lenton Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2014

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Five Christmas Penguins

Five Christmas Penguins

Author: Steven Lenton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2012

1, 2, 3 ... party! Five cheeky penguins are getting ready for the best celebration of the year - it's Christmas! A Christmas counting book with super-snazzy illustrations! Get your toddler excited about Christmas as they count the cheeky little penguins throughout. With a lovely squishy and shiny cover and fabulously festive scenes, this jolly little book makes a wonderfully festive present for toddlers and preschoolers. From the illustrator behind the best-selling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

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