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James Mayhew - Author

About the Author

James Mayhew is a popular author/illustrator whose many books include the Katie books, published by Orchard and The Kingfisher Book of Tales from Russia.  He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.

Books by James Mayhew

Katie's London Christmas

Katie's London Christmas

Key Stage 1

Author: James Mayhew Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Celebrate 25 years of Katie with this new, irresistibly Christmassy story! Join Katie and Jack as they help Father Christmas to deliver presents all over London - visiting some of the best landmarks the capital has to offer!

Koshka's Tales Stories from Russia

Koshka's Tales Stories from Russia

Author: James Mayhew Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

Reading Planet KS2 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: James Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

What could be more thrilling than going on a journey to discover the centre of the Earth? Axel's eccentric uncle can't wait to get started, but Axel isn't so sure. What dangers will they meet far beneath the surface? How will they survive if one of them is injured? What will happen if they can't find their way back home? There's only one way to find out, and it begins with a long, dark descent into an Icelandic volcano... Where will the journey end? Journey to the Centre of the Earth is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet - The Magic PaintBox - Blue: Galaxy

Reading Planet - The Magic PaintBox - Blue: Galaxy

Author: James Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Art receives a brand new box of paints from his Grandad. He starts to paint straightaway and quickly discovers that whatever he creates comes to life, including a jungle and some very scary dinosaurs! Will Art come up with a painting plan to get home safely? The Magic Paint Box is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Reading Planet - Sophie Goes to the Ballet - Green: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Sophie Goes to the Ballet - Green: Galaxy

Author: James Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Sophie's grandmother is taking her to see the ballet for the very first time. Everything Sophie sees is new and exciting but what will take her breath away? Sophie Goes to the Ballet is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

Author: James Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas. Look out for the other books in the series: Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's Dream Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

Can You See a Little Bear?

Can You See a Little Bear?

Author: James Mayhew Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Where is Little Bear? In this charming look-and-find book, highlighted by Jackie Morris's gorgeous animal fantasies, very young children explore theatrical and circus settings as they attempt to find the missing cub. The concepts of opposites, colours and contrasts are introduced in the read-aloud nursery verse and simple clues and vivid word images help children discover Little Bear, whether he is trying on a hat, standing on his head or floating in a balloon. Gradually Little Bear moves into a more familiar landscape of tea, bath and bedtime, a cue for little bears' bedtimes everywhere.

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

Author: James Mayhew Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas. Look out for the other books in the series: Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's Dream Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

Author: James Mayhew, Colin Chester, Jane Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Learn how to draw with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books. Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years . . . and now you can create your own masterpieces too! Get creative and learn how to draw portraits, landscapes, animals and more with easy step-by-step guides and prompted drawing activities. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, plus plenty of drawing tips and tricks. All you need to do is pick up your pens and pencils and follow the ever-curious Katie as she explores the wonderfully exciting world of art . . . Look out for more Katie National Gallery books: Get Colouring with Katie Discover Art with Katie And discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books: Katie's Picture Show Katie in London Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the Bathers Katie and the British Artists Katie and the Dinosaurs Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Sunflowers Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie in Scotland Katie's London Christmas

The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie Activities with over 150 stickers

The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie Activities with over 150 stickers

Author: James Mayhew, Colin Chester, Jane Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Discover London's National Gallery with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's Katie books, in this fun-filled sticker activity book. With over 150 stickers inside! Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection (alongside mazes, drawing challenges, sticker puzzles and more!) this sticker activity book will keep little Katie fans entertained for hours, whilst introducing them to the wonderful world of art. All you need to do is follow the ever-curious Katie . . . Look out for more Katie National Gallery books: Get Colouring with Katie Learn to Draw with Katie And discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books: Katie's Picture Show Katie in London Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the Bathers Katie and the British Artists Katie and the Dinosaurs Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Sunflowers Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie in Scotland Katie's London Christmas

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