Jill Murphy - Author Picture

Jill Murphy - Illustrator

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors

Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.

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Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Jill Murphy

First Prize for the Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
In a nutshell: delightful new magical adventures for everyone's favourite trainee witch | It's over forty years since publication of Jill Murphy's first Worst Witch story but you'd never know it from reading the books; certainly this new story...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2018
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2018
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Whatever Next!
Jill Murphy
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2018 Celebrating thirty-five best-selling years, Whatever Next! is a classic story of a child's imaginative adventure. It's bath time for Baby Bear but he is determined to fit in a quick...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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All in One Piece
Jill Murphy
Children and adults alike love Jill Murphy's stories of Mrs Large and her unruly family. In this story, Mrs Large is trying to get ready for a long-awaited evening out, interrupted at every stage by her children. ‘Can't I just...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Mr Large in Charge
Jill Murphy
Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy's character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
The Worst Witch is an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf, and it is reissued here with a special jacket to accompany the new CBBC series. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Meltdown!
Jill Murphy
Jill Murphy, creator of the classic Five Minutes Peace here makes the worst (read most public) kind of toddler tantrum into a blissfully funny picture book. A trip to the supermarket starts well with toddler Ruby in high spirits and...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Five Minutes' Peace
Jill Murphy
There can't be a mum in the country who doesn't identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her best to get away from her children for just five minutes peace (and managing a scant three minutes...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/12/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essential title for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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