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Claire Powell - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Claire Powell is an illustrator, writer and designer who lives and works in London. She has spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC and BBC One. As a result of her broadcast experience Claire is very comfortable with narrative, pacing, storyboarding, movement, layout and composition. Claire has a tendency towards humour and bright, bold use of colour and she loves creating strong typographical layouts to help tell a story.

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Other books by Claire Powell

The Night After Christmas

The Night After Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! Phew! Now that the presents are all delivered, Santa and his elves can enjoy their own festive fun! With crackers and presents, dance-offs and light shows, Santa's Boxing-night party is the North Pole's biggest event of the year! A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. This rhyming picture book is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what Santa gets up to once all the present are delivered.

The Wizard In My Shed The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild

The Wizard In My Shed The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild

Author: Simon Farnaby Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He's the world's greatest Warlock (don't call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and determined to wreak vengeance on his nemesis. Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on a mission to mend her broken family. Bubbles is Rose's guinea pig. He just poos a lot. When Rose bumps into Merdyn and discovers what he is, she quickly realises that he could be just what she needs. Rose agrees to help Merdyn navigate the confusing ways of the modern world (things like: the lidded bowl in the bathroom is NOT a sink, it's a TOILET, so definitely DON'T wash your face in it) if Merdyn gives her a spell to fix her family in return. Now they just need to hide him in the shed without Rose's mum noticing, track down Merdyn's magic staff and find a way to send Merdyn back through time to the Dark Ages. What could possibly go wrong...? From the writer of the Paddington 2 movie and writer and star of Horrible Histories, this hilariously silly, heartfelt adventure with a historical twist is perfect for fans of David Walliams and David Baddiel.

The Wizard In My Shed The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild

The Wizard In My Shed The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild

Author: Simon Farnaby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He's the world's greatest Warlock (don't call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and determined to wreak vengeance on his nemesis. Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on a mission to mend her broken family. Bubbles is Rose's guinea pig. He just poos a lot. When Rose bumps into Merdyn and discovers what he is, she quickly realises that he could be just what she needs. Rose agrees to help Merdyn navigate the confusing ways of the modern world (things like: the lidded bowl in the bathroom is NOT a sink, it's a TOILET, so definitely DON'T wash your face in it) if Merdyn gives her a spell to fix her family in return. Now they just need to hide him in the shed without Rose's mum noticing, track down Merdyn's magic staff and find a way to send Merdyn back through time to the Dark Ages. What could possibly go wrong...? From the writer of the Paddington 2 movie and writer and star of Horrible Histories, this hilariously silly, heartfelt adventure with a historical twist is perfect for fans of David Walliams and David Baddiel.

The Peculiar Thing with the Pea

The Peculiar Thing with the Pea

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Prince Pete isn't ready for marriage - he's only eleven! And this peculiar business with the pea is the daftest thing he's ever heard. Mother reckons she can find him the perfect royal bride and thinks the pea is the one true test. But when scruffy-looking Patsy comes along, claiming to be a princess, Mother's careful scheming quickly turns to soup. A laugh-out-loud retelling of The Princess and the Pea like you've never heard it before! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Night After Christmas

The Night After Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! Phew! Now that the presents are all delivered, Santa and his elves can enjoy their own festive fun! With crackers and presents, dance-offs and light shows, Santa's Boxing-night party is the North Pole's biggest event of the year! A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this rhyming picture book is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what Santa gets up to once all the present are delivered.

Tiny Ant

Tiny Ant

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

A joyful, rhyming celebration of finding your voice and not judging others by their appearance, written by the bestselling author of the Aliens Love Underpants series. It's time for the jungle talent show, and all the animals want to show off what they can do! The acrobatic lion, dancing gorilla and juggling monkey are all determined to impress the judges. But up against the mighty beasts of the jungle, what can Tiny Ant do? Find out in this hilarious, rollicking story by Claire Freedman, paired for the first time with dazzling illustrator, Claire Powell, illustrator of The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray (Hodder) and Daddy Hairdo by Francis Martin (S&S UK).

The Revenge of the Invisible Giant

The Revenge of the Invisible Giant

Author: 1 David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

When a batch of his experimental sweets goes wrong at the McBudge Confectionery Company, Archie needs a distraction. And when he hears about a book of magical wisdom lost in a tunnel beneath the mountains, Archie is determined to find it. It's DEFINITELY so he can be the best magical guardian of Dundoodle that he can be and DEFINITELY NOT so he can turn tree branches into flying surfboards. Only trouble is, the key to open the tunnel was broken into four pieces hundreds of years ago and hidden. Archie, Fliss and Billy set out to find the pieces of the key, but why was the tunnel sealed off in the first place? And what is the deep, sinister, MOUNTAINOUS voice Archie keeps hearing on the wind? David O'Connell, author of The Chocolate Factory Ghost, returns with the latest adventure in his madcap magical mystery series for anyone who loves monsters, puzzles and SWEETS.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A brilliantly funny Christmas story from the bestselling author of Oi Frog. Now in a mini hardback, this will make the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler! 'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time? Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture book pairing Mark Sperring and Claire Powell comes this hilarious, subversive fairy tale for girls and boys alike. What's a queen to do when she wakes up to find a huge bothersome dragon ransacking her kingdom and terrorising the villagers? By a stroke of luck, the bravest knight in the land happens to be skipping by at just the right moment. If he can rid the land of the dragon he can have her daughter's hand in marriage - but who would want to marry pond-bathing, stinky-footed Princess Scallywag?! But maybe there's more to this brave knight than meets the eye... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!

The Dentist of Darkness

The Dentist of Darkness

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Archie McBudge's lazy summer has just turned into a magical meltdown! The second adventure in this madcap magical mystery series is perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon, amateur detectives and anyone who loves SWEETS! Archie McBudge was planning a sweet summer at Honeystone Hall. Picnics by the loch, watching the honeydragons flying around the hillsides, chasing ghosts through the shadowy castle hallways, and of course, testing out all the new sweets from the McBudge Confectionery Factory. But now the Wyrdie Tree, source of all the magic in the town of Dundoodle, is dying, and the guardian must save it before Dundoodle's magic is gone for good. And who's the guardian, you ask? That's right, Archie McBudge. With enemies on every side, puzzles to solve and secrets to uncover - not to mention a very scary dentist to avoid - Archie's summer's looking less like a strawberry marshmallow dream and more like a super-sour sherbet lemon with exploding bits that make your mouth go numb for a week! The follow-up to David O'Connell's The Chocolate Factory Ghost, this is a must read for anyone who loves ghosts, monsters, toffee, marshmallows, and wants to explore more of the weird and wonderful town of Dundoodle.

Princess Scallywag and the No-good Pirates

Princess Scallywag and the No-good Pirates

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Princess Scallywag and the Queen are back in a brand new rollicking adventure, taking on no-good pirates on the high seas in their hilarious, take-no-prisoners style! Everybody's favourite Queen and not-so-princessy Princess are setting sail on the royal yacht today, but beware... stinky, sweaty, no-good PIRATES are on the horizon... Yo Ho me hearties! Whatever are a Queen, and a Princess, to do? Luckily, they've still got their trademark tricks up the royal sleeves... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! 'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time? Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Daddy Hairdo

Daddy Hairdo

Author: Francis Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A hilarious story for anyone who has ever had to tangle with a head full of hair! When Amy is born she doesn't have much hair. Not for long! Soon her hair is the stuff of fairy tales - so long she could throw it down a tower to let up a handsome prince. Only, hair this long is also really inconvenient, especially on windy days. So Amy's dad comes up with some innovative solutions, and soon EVERYONE wants one of Daddy's Hairdos! A brilliant book from new talent Francis Martin and rising star Claire Powell, illustrator of Have You Seen My Giraffe?.

Daddy Hairdo

Daddy Hairdo

Author: Francis Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A hilarious story for anyone who has ever had to tangle with a head full of hair! When Amy is born she doesn't have much hair. Not for long! Soon her hair is the stuff of fairy tales - so long she could throw it down a tower to let up a handsome prince. Only, hair this long is also really inconvenient, especially on windy days. So Amy's dad comes up with some innovative solutions, and soon EVERYONE wants one of Daddy's Hairdos! A brilliant book from new talent Francis Martin and rising star Claire Powell, illustrator of Have You Seen My Giraffe?.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens the night before Christmas Eve - from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! 'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time? Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture book pairing Mark Sperring and Claire Powell comes this hilarious, subversive fairy tale for girls and boys alike. What's a queen to do when she wakes up to find a huge bothersome dragon ransacking her kingdom and terrorising the villagers? By a stroke of luck, the bravest knight in the land happens to be skipping by at just the right moment. If he can rid the land of the dragon he can have her daughter's hand in marriage - but who would want to marry pond-bathing, stinky-footed Princess Scallywag?! But maybe there's more to this brave knight than meets the eye... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture book pairing Mark Sperring and Claire Powell comes this hilarious, subversive fairy tale for girls and boys alike. What's a queen to do when she wakes up to find a huge bothersome dragon ransacking her kingdom and terrorising the villagers? By a stroke of luck, the bravest knight in the land happens to be skipping by at just the right moment. If he can rid the land of the dragon he can have her daughter's hand in marriage - but who would want to marry pond-bathing, stinky-footed Princess Scallywag?! But maybe there's more to this brave knight than meets the eye... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!

Have You Seen My Giraffe?

Have You Seen My Giraffe?

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Did you know that they don't give away goldfish at the fairground anymore? You can win a giraffe instead. So much better! Although, you might come across a few problems when you bring your cute new pet home. Giraffes tend to be big and clumsy, so here is a handy guide of all the best places to hide them... In this gorgeous book by award-winning author Michelle Robinson, with illustrations from the brilliant new one-to-watch picture book talent Claire Powell, learn what to do when you find yourself with a pet giraffe in need of a hiding place!

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