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Hilary Robinson - Author

About the Author

Hilary Robinson is an award winning radio producer and author of over 50 picture books. Awards include the 2016 Historical Young Quills Award for ‘Flo of the Somme.’ Radio credits include Private Peaceful for BBC Radio 2 and her series for Barry Humphries Forgotten Musical Masterpieces was listed as one of the top 30 artistic triumphs of 2016 by the Telegraph. Extracts from her book 'A Song For Will and the Lost Gardeners of Heligan' were read on BBC Radio 4. Follow her on Instagram here.

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Other books by Hilary Robinson

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 04/10/2018

Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to the Three Little Pigs... Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. Enjoy hundreds of novelty stories. A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Create your own hilarious spooky fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. Rapunzel has her hair tangled with spiders, while the Three Bears are terrified by Ghostilocks and Beauty dresses up as a Beast! What other funny combinations can you make? A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales and Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

Create your own hilarious spooky fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral-bound book, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser. Rapunzel has her hair tangled with spiders, while the Three Bears are terrified by Ghostilocks and Beauty dresses up as a Beast! What other funny combinations can you make? A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales and Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser. Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to The Three Little Pigs... Flip the flaps to create hundreds of mixed-up stories, featuring favourite Christmas and fairy tale characters. Includes: Santa Claus, Jack Frost, Cinderella, Snow White, The Christmas Fairy, The Three Bears and more! Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Tiddlers: Sid's Red Car

Tiddlers: Sid's Red Car

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2016

Sid's Red Car is a fun story for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red. Every time that Sid drives off in his car, he hears squeaks. Whatever can be causing all the noise? Perhaps Mummy Cat has an idea! The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Frog Prince

Must Know Stories: Level 2: The Frog Prince

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes More Mixed up Fairy Tales! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! Includes: The Pied Piper, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, Rumpstiltskin, The Gingerbread Man, Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Hansel and Gretel and The Frog Prince. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

First came the phenomenal bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales with sales over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes More Mixed up Fairy Tales! This ingenious split-page, spiral bound book lets you create your own hilarious versions of the most-loved rhymes. What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? The total number of mix ups is 1728 combinations! Includes: The Pied Piper, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, Rumpstiltskin, The Gingerbread Mab, Robin Hood, Thumbelina, Hansel and Gretel and The Frog Prince. Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Aladdin and the Lamp

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Aladdin and the Lamp

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2015

Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town and pretends to be his uncle, Aladdin's adventures really begin! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2014

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch? Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Croc by the Rock

Croc by the Rock

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2014

Pet to School Day Magpies

Pet to School Day Magpies

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Croc by the Rock Redstarts Level 2

Croc by the Rock Redstarts Level 2

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

Must Know Stories: Level 1: Rapunzel

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2014

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch? Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Aladdin and the Lamp

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Aladdin and the Lamp

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Aladdin is a lazy boy who likes to do nothing but play. But when a magician turns up pretending to be his uncle, Aladdin's life changes forever...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2005

This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

The Princess's Secret Letters

The Princess's Secret Letters

Author: Hilary Robinson, Mandy Stanley Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/10/2003

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