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Aleksei Bitskoff - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Aleksei Bitskoff was born in Estonia in the former Soviet Union. He always loved to draw as a child and covered his exercise books in doodles. Aleksei studied language and literature, preparing to be a school teacher, then moved to England to study English. After travelling around Russia and Europe his love of drawing brought him back to illustration. His work has a unique sense of humour and he creates dream-like worlds inhabited by little monsters and patterns that come from his subconscious mind.

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What's New, Harper Drew? Book 1

What's New, Harper Drew? Book 1

Author: Kathy Weeks Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Welcome to the hilarious WORLD of Harper Drew... there's a whole lot of DRAMA, but luckily she has tried and tested methods to deal with it! Perfect for fans of Dork Diaries. My name is Harper Drew. I'm using my new journal to take note of all the totally ridiculous things that seem to go on around me with my family and friends. I seem to be the ONLY ONE who sees this all of this stuff for what it is. Completely BEYOND normal. Recently I've been logging Drew Dial Ratings for all the mayhem. On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is someone to SAY or DO something that would be less sensible than (for example) ... a demented camel? First up is the annual Drew trip to France... and while there might not be camels, there are BATS and Llamas - and my brother Troy who is so obsessed with his hairstyle, he won't even go swimming... that's a whole lot of ratings. I'm just hoping I land an invite to Maisie Felix's party when I'm back to distract me from the Drews... for one whole evening! The start of a relatable new illustrated series, all about embracing your family, and finding unique ways to deal with life's dramas.

Sleepover Takeover

Sleepover Takeover

Author: Simon James Green Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2022

For Otis, this was a sleepover to remember - if only he could! When dorky, unpopular 11-yr-old Otis wakes up in the morning at a sleepover birthday party, he's in for a shock. At the marquee where the sleepover took place, it's a scene of carnage and mayhem: there's a donkey drinking at the chocolate fountain, a huge inflatable helium sausage looms above, doves everywhere, one of the kids has a tattoo, and there's a suitcase of bratwurst on the floor! But what's weirdest of all, neither Otis nor the other kids can remember what happened! The party was in the back garden of popular kid Rocco Rococo's huge house, and Otis was only there because his mum forced an invitation. Otis realizes that makes him Prime Suspect for causing the mess, and he needs to clear his name. Meanwhile, Rocco just needs to keep his parents from finding out! So while everyone else makes a befuddled exit, Otis and Rocco reluctantly team up to hide the evidence. They decide to retrace their steps in the hope of solving the mystery... Simon James Green is an award-winning author of funny books for kids. His previous book, Life of Riley: Beginner's Luck was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award Contains hilarious illustrations throughout by Aleksei Bitskoff A funny madcap mystery adventure perfect for fans of Danny Wallace's THE DAY THE SCREENS WENT BLANK or Charlie Higson's WORST. HOLIDAY. EVER.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Dad, Can You Do This?

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Dad, Can You Do This?

Author: Liz Miles Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2022

Zac can do lots of things that Dad can't, from fitting into small spaces to swinging on the climbing frame. But Dad has a secret talent Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 2, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #3: The Uncommon Cold

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #3: The Uncommon Cold

Author: Jonathan Messinger Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2021

Finn and Explorer Troop 301 get trapped on a planet riddled with viral robots in the third book of this funny chapter book series based on the award-winning kids' podcast! Finn's best robot bud, Foggy, comes down with a weird virus while exploring a planet full of dancing robots. But he won't let Finn help him. Foggy only wants to dance the Hokey Pokey with his new robot friends! Now Finn and Explorers Troop 301 have to find a cure before the robots attack. But can Finn also fix his friendship with Foggy? Or will his robot BFF stay on the two-stepping planet forever? Blast off into a brand-new adventure inspired by the popular award-winning kids' podcast! Like the podcast, the books are sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias, and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. The books in this series are for kids ages 7 to 12 looking for a funny illustrated story to tear through. They contain no violence, a little bit of suspense, and some aliens who are real chuckleheads...

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #4: Journey to the Center of That Thing

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #4: Journey to the Center of That Thing

Author: Jonathan Messinger Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Finn Caspian and Explorers Troop 301 dive into the belly of a planet-sized alien in the fourth book of this illustrated chapter book series based on the award-winning kids' podcast! Explorers Troop 301 has explored a lot of planets hoping to find a place to call home. But their latest mission feels like the most boring ever-until they get chased by giant ANTibodies straight into the planet's open mouth! Uh-oh! This planet is really a ginormous, planet-sized alien and the explorers are her lunch! Can Finn and his friends make it through all thirty-five stomachs, battle an army of ants, out-whiz a super-computer in a deadly game of trivia, and find a way out? Or are they doomed to be part of the planet's balanced diet? The books in this series are for kids ages 7 to 12 looking for a funny illustrated story to tear through. They contain no violence, a little bit of suspense, and some aliens who are real chuckleheads.

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Author: Louis Sachar Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Welcome back to a new year at Wayside School - where things are as strange and eccentric as ever. There are twenty-nine kids in Mrs Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor, and this book is about all of them: there is Todd, who is in trouble every day, until he gets a magic dog; Paul, whose life is saved by Leslie's pigtails; Ron, who dares to try the cafeteria's mushroom surprise; and all the others who help turn each day at Wayside School into one madcap adventure after another. From top to bottom, Wayside is packed with quirky and hilarious characters who are all brought to life in this new edition with delightful illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff. Part of Louis Sachar's much-loved Wayside School series, this is an unmissable, irrepressible story of mixed-up mayhem from the bestselling author of Holes.

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Author: Louis Sachar Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

When a substitute teacher is called to stand in for Mrs Jewls, it can mean only one thing - strange things are going to happen at Wayside School. Miss Mush has prepared a special lunch of baked liver in purple sauce and it is pet day on the thirtieth floor. There are dogs and cats and frogs and skunks and an orange named Fido, causing a terrible commotion. Not to mention the arrival of the POOPS handbook in the playground ... Enjoy all the fun in this enormously humorous and quirky introduction to Louis Sachar's famously dry wit. From top to bottom, Wayside is packed with quirky and hilarious characters who are all brought to life in this new edition with delightful illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff. This is an unmissable, irrepressible story of mixed-up mayhem from Louis Sachar, the bestselling author of Holes.

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Author: Louis Sachar Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

There has been a terrible mistake. Instead of having thirty classrooms side by side, Wayside School is thirty storeys high! (The builder said he was sorry.) Perhaps that's why all sorts of strange and unusual things keep happening - especially in Mrs Jewls's classroom on the very top floor. There's the terrifying Mrs Gorf, who gets an unusually fruity comeuppance; Terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early; and Mauricia, who has a strange ice-cream addiction. Meanwhile, John can only read upside down, and Leslie is determined to sell her own toes. From top to bottom, Wayside is packed with quirky and hilarious characters who are all brought to life in this new edition with delightful illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff throughout. This is an unmissable, irrepressible story of mixed-up mayhem from Louis Sachar, the bestselling author of Holes.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #2: The Accidental Volcano

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #2: The Accidental Volcano

Author: Jonathan Messinger Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Finn and Explorer Troop 301 face off against angry rock giants in the second book of this funny illustrated chapter book series based on the award-winning kids' podcast! Finn Caspian, his three best friends, and his robot Foggy are excited to explore a brand-new planet . . . until Finn's mom makes them bring along an annoying new robot named Voltronix Zu. Putting up with Voltronix's bragging is bad enough, but when he accidentally turns the planet inside out, the Explorers get attacked by angry rock giants! Can the four friends find a way to save the planet-and the bubble aliens who live there-before Voltronix causes a volcanic disaster? Blast off into a brand-new adventure inspired by the popular award-winning kids' podcast! Like the podcast, the books are sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias, and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. The books in this series are for kids ages 7 to 12 looking for a funny illustrated story to tear through. They contain no violence, a little bit of suspense, and some aliens who are real chuckleheads...

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #1: The Fuzzy Apocalypse

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian #1: The Fuzzy Apocalypse

Author: Jonathan Messinger Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Explorer Troop 301 tries to save an exploding planet from a fluffy bunny and a devious alien in the first book of this funny, highly illustrated chapter book series based on the award-winning kids' podcast! Eight-year-old Finn is the first kid born in space and he spends his days looking for a new planet to call him with his three best friends and his robot, Foggy. He's used to wild, galaxy hopping adventures. But when Explorer Troop 301 gets stuck on a planet that's about to explode, Finn and his friends will have to face giant aliens, a leader with mind control powers, and one evil, fluffy bunny rabbit in order to save the planet . . . and themselves. Blast off into a brand-new adventure inspired by the popular award-winning kids' podcast! Like the podcast, the books are sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias, and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. The books in this series are for kids ages 7 to 12 looking for a funny, illustrated story to tear through. They contain no violence, a little bit of suspense, and some aliens who are real chuckleheads...

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

There's no ducking out - an Arctic space race is on and Adventure Duck must defeat his new nemesis, the Wicked Walrus! Adventure Duck fluffs up his feathers and heads to the North Pole, where his ice-hearted enemy, Power Pug, has taken over a secret space base. The pug's latest hench-animal, a super-smart walrus, is building a rocket to blast his master into space. But if it launches, the whole Artic will be wiped out! Can Adventure Duck and his new friend - an (occasionally) invisible reindeer - stop Power Pug from expanding his evil empire using mind control ice lollies?

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The duck with the supersonic quack is back! Adventure Duck, the world's unlikeliest superhero, has a tasty new mission - saving the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE! Ay, caramba! Adventure Duck and his zebra sidekick, Ziggy, have a tasty new mission in Mexico. Their nemesis, Power Pug, has a dastardly new scheme to control the world's chocolate supply. With the help of a llama with projectile spit, Adventure Duck and Ziggy set out to foil the pug's nefarious plans to dig up the rainforest to build an enormous chocolate factory. But Armando the Commando and his army of armadillos stands in their way... Can the superhero amigos find a chink in the armadillos' armour and save the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE?

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Author: Debbie White Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

In this hilarious chapter book, aliens Itsy and Weeny are always in trouble. Can they find the Chief a pet, or will that end in disaster too? Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous 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!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 17: Simon Barbecue

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 17: Simon Barbecue

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Simon is a legend in his own lifetime. There's nothing he won't do. Parachuting into the Amazon and finding his way home - no problem. Scaling mountains - all in a day's work. But reading between the lines, it becomes very clear that Simon's self-confidence far outstrips his survivial skills, and that spending the night in a local garden centre isn't sufficient preparation for being parachuted into the Amazon... The book is made up of three short stories about the heroic, hapless Simon, all of which he survives in spite of himself. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The Queen Elizabeth Family

The Queen Elizabeth Family

Author: Enid Blyton Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

A classic, fun-filled family holiday adventure from one of the world's best storytellers, Enid Blyton! Mike, Ann and Belinda have heard all about how exciting the big cities in America are with their hustle and bustle - and enormous plates of delicious food! And so when they find out that they are to travel on the big and glamorous ocean liner The Queen Elizabeth to New York, they can't quite believe their luck! What adventures lie in store them . . . The perfect holiday story for readers of all ages! Also available: The Caravan Family The Seaside Family The Buttercup Farm Family Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Sleep

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Sleep

Author: Claire Llewellyn Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Why do people need to sleep? What happens when you are asleep? And where do different animals sleep? Find out in Sleep. The fiction book that accompanies this title is Wake Up!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 9, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Fantastic Plants and Animals

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Fantastic Plants and Animals

Author: Catherine Veitch Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Discover some of the most fantastic plants and animals in the world! Each double-page spread shows one plant and one animal who share an amazing characteristic, from bright colours to brilliant disguises. These creatures are brought to life by detailed photographs which readers will love to pore over. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2014

Join T. rex as he plays in the park, tries PE and goes to a sleepover. Along the way, discover just how big, strong and fast he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if they were alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Making use of an engaging question and answer format, this book will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts. Other books in the series include: There's a Diplodocus at the Door There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs

Author: Chris Jarvis, Alexandra Koken, Ruth Symons Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2014

Join Stegosaurus as he starts school, goes to a party and takes a nap. Along the way, discover just how big, slow and spiky he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: The After-School Alien Club

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: The After-School Alien Club

Author: Jonny Zucker Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The After-School Alien Club is the best club in the galaxy! Everyone wants to go because, instead of grown-ups being in charge, it is run by aliens. It's out of this world! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

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