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Shirley Hughes

81 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Shirley Hughes was born and grew up in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied at Liverpool Art School and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator. At first she worked as an interpretive illustrator, but she began to write and design her own picture books when her children were very young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960. Now living in London's Notting Hill, Shirley Hughes has illustrated over two hundred children's books. She was honoured with an O. B. E. in 1999 for her outstanding contribution to children's literature and has been the recipient of the Other Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award.

5-7 years

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy

Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

Introducing Dixie O'Day and also, of course, his friend Percy! This dashing duo are always getting into adventures - here they enter the All-Day Car Race little knowing what is ahead of them! Dixie and Percy run into all sorts ...

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6+ years

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Dorothy Edwards, Shirley Hughes

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

This is an enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world. My Naughty Little Sister - My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's ...

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5+ years

Daisy Saves the Day

Shirley Hughes

Daisy Saves the Day

When young Daisy Dobbs starts as a scullery maid in a grand house, she works as hard as she can to try and please her kindly employers. But her greatest day comes when disaster strikes, and only Daisy can save ...

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Dwi Ddim Eisiau Mynd

Shirley Hughes

Dwi Ddim Eisiau Mynd

Mum is ill and Dad has to go to work, so Lili will have to go to Melanie's house for the day. Dad says she'll have lots of fun, but there's a problem: Lili doesn't want ...

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2+ years

Out and About: A First Book of Poems

Shirley Hughes

Out and About: A First Book of Poems

In this wonderful collection of poems, Katie and her little brother Olly romp through the changing seasons, taking pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist, snow...From the joys of the seaside to the miseries ...

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5-7 years

Dixie O 'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy

Dixie O 'Day: Up, Up and Away!

Dixie, Percy and their new friend, Ariel, are off on an adventure in the clouds. Making a speedy get away from their archenemy Lou Ella, they find themselves soaring away in a hot-air balloon! But there are stormy skies ahead ...

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5-7 years

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Dixie O'Day and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fabulous pop star, has her priceless diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide in the crime of the century. Can ...

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5-7 years

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy

Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

Dixie O'Day and his best friend Percy are off on holiday, and drive straight into adventure! Peaches Miaow, the fabulous pop star, has her pricelss diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide in the crime of the century. Can ...

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