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Lauren's books

  • That Pesky Rat

    That Pesky Rat

    Pesky Rat lives in Dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. People call him 'That Pesky Rat', but he longs for a real name, a home and someone to care for him.

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  • Ruby Redfort: Pick Your Poison

    Ruby Redfort: Pick Your Poison

    The penultimate instalment of this phenomenally popular series sees our codebreaking, wisecracking and, this time, kung-fu fighting heroine on form in a clever, funny book that moves the overall story one more step towards the big conclusion.

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  • One Thing

    One Thing

    Lauren Child's take on the art of numbers. Charlie and Lola investigate what, why and how numbers and number words are used.

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  • Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death

    Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death

    The third in the Ruby Redfort series, Catch Your Death is another great instalment of the popular crime mystery series which, as with all the books, features extra code and science-related content at the end.

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  • Ruby Redfort: Feel the Fear

    Ruby Redfort: Feel the Fear

    The fourth in the Ruby Redfort series is just as full of high jinks as the rest, and has a welcome focus on Ruby’s physical adventuring as well as her intelligence. As ever, the end pages feature additional puzzle/activity content.

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  • Clarice Bean, That's Me

    Clarice Bean, That's Me

    Clarice Bean gives us a snapshot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling series.

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  • The New Small Person

    The New Small Person

    An endearingly funny story, featuring Lauren Child's heart-warming illustrations, about the arrival of a new sibling and the havoc that ensues.

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  • But Excuse Me That is My Book

    But Excuse Me That is My Book

    Children will join Charlie, Lola and their friends on a trip to the library to look at all the different types of books that Lola might like to read. It is a warm and funny story about family, friends and the importance of trying new things.

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  • Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking

    Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase of gold coins.

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  • What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?

    What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?

    Clarice can't think of a single thing for her project on the environment, until her (usually inert) brother Kurt dashes in and delcares that he is going to become an eco-warrior...

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  • My Uncle is a Hunkle, says Clarice Bean

    My Uncle is a Hunkle, says Clarice Bean

    Clarice Bean's mum is dubious about letting fireman Uncle Ted babysit, as things tend to go wrong when he's around.

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  • Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

    Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

    Hubert Horatio's family are fabulously rich and it seems like he has it all. But are they frittering away the family fortune? Children will love this story where kids like them clearly have the upper hand and will find much to giggle about.

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  • Clarice Bean: Don’t Look Now

    Clarice Bean: Don’t Look Now

    Clarice is facing her biggest, baddest worries by writing them all down in a notebook. But a worry has come along that she hadn't even thought about. As ever, Child tackles all this with humour, fun and some fabulously stylish illustrations.

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  • Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

    Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

    Clarice Bean is very bad at spelling. She thinks it is far better to be able to mend a hem using a stapler, or jump out of a moving helicopter safely.

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  • The Princess and the Pea

    The Princess and the Pea

    Lauren Child's highly imaginative retelling of this well-known fairy tale is sure to become a new classic in its own right.

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  • Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

    Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

    Clarice Bean finds family life exhausting and exasperating, and school is no better; particularly when the teacher, Mrs Wilburton, sets an 'utterly dreary' book project.

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