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David Roberts

134 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. His titles include the Dirty Bertie series, Julia Donaldson's Tyrannosaurus Drip and many Philip Ardagh titles. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats. Lynn Roberts is David's sister and she is the author of the previous fairy tale books: Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red. David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and was runner-up for the pretigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. His titles include the Dirty Bertie series, Tyrannosaurus Drip (with Juila Donaldson) and many titles with Philip Ardagh. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats. Lynn Roberts has worked with children's literature for many years - both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, "When someone bought it for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn't let on...". She is also the author of Rapunzel and Little Red.

12+ years

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Tinder

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He ...

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12+ years

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Tinder

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He ...

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6+ years

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left ...

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Wind in the Willows with Game Cards

Kenneth Grahame, David Roberts

Wind in the Willows with Game Cards

This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow. Making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delights of the ...

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5+ years

Peter the Penguin Pioneer

Daren King, David Roberts

Peter the Penguin Pioneer

This book is for penguins only. If you're not a penguin, stop reading now or I'll slap you with my flippers!'Fresh from a jungle trip, Peter, his exuberant assistant Punky and their friend Harold discover their beloved ...

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Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Operation Bunny

Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stanstead Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an ...

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6-8 years

The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

The Matchbox Mysteries

Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and ...

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The Adventures of Mr Toad

Tom Moorhouse, David Roberts

The Adventures of Mr Toad

With stunning illustrations from David Roberts, and a sparkling new text from Tom Moorhouse, this is a glorious picture-book edition of The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame's children's classic has all the ingredients you need to make ...

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