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Shirley Hughes - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.  

Shirley Hughes (1927 – 2022) 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.

Shirley Hughes illustrated over two hundred children's books and is renowned as a champion of children's literature. She has been the recipient of the Other Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award. She was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in2010, which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world.

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Featured books by Shirley Hughes

Other books by Shirley Hughes

My Naughty Little Sister and Father Christmas

My Naughty Little Sister and Father Christmas

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes' classic Christmas story about one naughty but entertaining little sister, for the first time ever as a 32 page picture book. My naughty little sister always get excited about Christmas. She loves the trees and the lights but there's just one problem ... She doesn't like Father Christmas at all! So when Father Christmas visits the school to give all the boys and girls some presents, little sister is up to her old tricks being naughtier than ever! My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The enduring appeal of their relatable characters has resonated with families for years and years and this gorgeous new picture book edition will introduce the story to a whole new generation. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - The Sunday Express 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, these stories delight' - The Scotsman

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

My Naughty Little Sister Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with the beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirley Hughes. My Naughty Little Sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? This treasure trove of sibling naughtiness contains all five books in the series: My Naughty Little Sister, More Naughty Little Sister Stories, My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry, When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good and My Naughty Little Sister's Friends. My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister.

Alfie at Nursery School

Alfie at Nursery School

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation in this collection of nursery school tales. Join Alfie as he navigates playground games and special concerts in this heartwarming book from Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

Lucy & Tom: From A to Z

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Lucy and Tom know a lot of words: they have Books read to them at Bedtime. They know that D is for Dog, like the dogs that live on their street, F is for Friends, and P is for Park and for Playing. Join Lucy and Tom on a journey through their life, in this satisfying alphabet tale from master storyteller, Shirley Hughes.

Ruby in the Ruins

Ruby in the Ruins

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes. Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there's only one person who she wants to rescue her.

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

An enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world, with beautiful and iconic illustrations by Shirley Hughes. A treasure trove of sibling naughtiness, this children's book contains a selection of the best loved My Naughty Little Sister stories. This famous little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe.

Alfie and Dad

Alfie and Dad

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes. Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him! Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.

Out and About A First Book of Poems

Out and About A First Book of Poems

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A beautiful first collection of poems by two-time Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Shirley Hughes. In this wonderful collection of poems, by best-loved and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner, Shirley Hughes, Katie and her little brother Olly go out and about, romping through the changing seasons. They take pleasure in the different elements and weather conditions - sunshine, wind, rain, mist and even snow. From the joys of the seaside to the miseries of the sickbed, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the world of childhood.

My First ABC

My First ABC

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Together they are double trouble . . . my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make secret friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts!

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

More Naughty Little Sister Stories

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My naughty little sister is always getting in trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

Dorothy Edwards' classic story about one naughty but very entertaining little sister. Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good ... when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. The best-selling books in this series are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry My Naughty Little Sister's Friends More My Naughty Little Sister Stories

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

My naughty little sister is always doing silly things. She's curious about what's in a chimney and sticks a feather duster up and then tries to hide all the soot! But when she has measles she's itchy and sad and grumpy and has to stay in bed and can't be naughty at all! How long before she's bad again? My Naughty Little Sister has charmed generations of adults and children alike thanks to Dorothy Edwards' playful stories and Shirley Hughes' beautiful illustrations. These best-selling books are perfect for little girls with siblings of their own. A great book for early readers aged 6 and up. Fans of Milly Molly Mandy and Mrs Pepperpot will love My Naughty Little Sister. Praise for My Naughty Little Sister: 'Edwards was one of the best children's writers of the 20th century and her collaboration with illustrator Shirley Hughes was pure magic: the stories are cheeky, touching and funny' - Sunday Express. 'Naughtiness is naughtiness, whatever the generation, and these stories are a delight' - The Scotsman Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. Have you collected all of the My Naughty Little Sister series? My Naughty Little Sister When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry More Naughty Little Sister Stories

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

My Naughty Little Sister's Friends

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

My Naughty Little Sister

My Naughty Little Sister

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good

Author: Dorothy Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2001

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - together they are the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

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