Books

Not Just a Book…

Jeanne Willis (and others)

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things, a hat or as a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter. But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know.

Under Cover (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian's amazing detective skills are called on when rich boy Calvin Baggington has his super-expensive bike stolen at the Holiday Village. With a brilliant and cunning plan, Damian hopes to solve the crime in style - but not before the Holiday Village is thrown into chaos!

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The Mega Quiz (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!
When Damian hears about a Mega Quiz with an amazing prize, he decides to enter with his friends. This means paying an entrance fee . . . But all is not as it seems, and Damian is soon on the trail of a dastardly trickster.
Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Serious Graffiti (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian Drooth is electrified to hear the Headmaster tell everyone off about graffiti in one of the school toilets. He immediately wants to catch the culprit, but what he isn't expecting is to be accused of the crime himself! Can this brilliant mind clear his name and find the real vandal?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Football Forgery (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian has stumbled onto a new case at the local football ground. Someone is selling forged tickets and it's up to our hero to find the culprit. After several false starts, the only evidence is a photo taken by a classmate. Damian realises it's vital to get that photo if he is to solve the crime and kick out the criminal for good.

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

I Want My Potty!

Tony Ross

"Nappies are YUUECH!" said the Little Princess. "There must be something better!" At first, the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse, but she soon learns to love it... even if it isn't always there when she needs it! Tony Ross's hilarious account of royal potty training will amuse young children and help their parents.

The Popstar's Wedding (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

A superstar singer, Tiger Lilly, is getting married to a footballer. Who better to guard her fabulous wedding pressents than her number one fan, the genius private eye Damian Drooth? Will Damian's amazing brain power and cunning plans be enough to track down some notorious crooks among the wedding guests and win Tiger Lilly's undying admiration?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The Disappearing Daughter (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one of a kind, clean-up-the world hero, has arrived. Criminals beware - and be very afraid!

In his first case, Damian finds himself in the glamorous world of filmmaking. But it turns out to be a den of deceit. Damian needs all his mind-boggling skills to keep himself out of trouble and to rescue Trixibelle, the daughter of a crazy, mega-rich director.

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross.

I Want Snow!

Tony Ross

When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding some penguins, Little Princess decides she wants snow too. The whole palace tries all kind of things - from sandmen instead of snowmen to mudballs instead of snowballs. But this little royal won't be satisfied until she gets what she wants... and sometimes not even then!

Troll Stinks!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

Spooky Night! (The Not So Little Princess)

Wendy Finney (and others)

Princess Rosie is woken in the night by a very strange noise. Just what could it be?
Together with her best friend Ollie, she goes on a hunt round the royal castle to find out. It's going to be a very spooky night!

I Want My Mum!

Tony Ross

All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little Princess fell off the seesaw and banged her knee; and worst of all, there was a monster under the bed that night. The castle had been ringing with the constant shout of 'I Want My Mum!'. And Mum always knew exactly the right thing to sort out the problem. But the next day, the incorrigible Little Princess is taken to play with the Little Duchess - and will she miss her mum? Not if she's having a lot of fun! But as for the poor Queen, she does miss her little girl! This title will be perfect for Mother's Day.

I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!

Tony Ross

The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill . . .

I Want to Do It by Myself!

Tony Ross

The Little Princess is going camping. Everyone offers to help her, but she won't hear of it.
"I want to do it by myself!" she insists.
And so, she sets off all by herself to find a beautiful place to camp. When she arrives, she realizes there are a few things she has forgotten. Perhaps she could have done with a little help, after all. But fortunately for the Little Princess, the forgotten items mysteriously appear when her back is turned, as if by magic...

I Don't Want to Go to Bed!

Tony Ross

The incorrigible toddler is now asking the infamous question: 'Why do I have to go to bed when I'm not tired?', and she uses every stratagem she can think of to avoid her fate: monsters in the cupboard, hairy spiders, thirst, even outright escape! But when she finally does go to sleep, her bed is empty. Wherever has she gone now?

Best Friends! (The Not So Little Princess)

Wendy Finney (and others)

The Not-So-Little Princess Rosie is growing up! Being a princess, she is always having to entertain new friends and she never likes them. But when Ollie, with his strange old-fashioned way of speaking, turns up at the palace one day, Rosie realises she's never met anyone quite like him before. It's not long before they get up to mischief...

A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

Three Little Pigs

Tony Ross

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"

But can the little pigs get the better of the wolf in the end? This sturdy board book contains an abirdged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustrations as you follow the adventures of the three little pigs and find out what happens to the wolf!

Red Riding Hood

Tony Ross

"Grandma, how big your teeth are!"

This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustratiions as you follow the adventures of the Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf!

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Jeanne Willis (and others)

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool – but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside – as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Biography

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world.  Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003.  He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.