Picture Books

DAVID MELLING

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Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

 

Douglas loves yummy honey cakes! But will he try something new?

 

First published April 2016

 

Hardback

978-1-444-91988-2

 

How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

How to Hug With Hugless Douglas

 

Ready, Steady...HUG!

Douglas and friends are having a hugging competition. Who will win a prize?

 

With over 50 different hugs for you to enjoy!

 

First published October 2015

 

Novelty board book

978-1-444-92408-4

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

 

Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out!

 

First published April 2015

 

Hardback

978-1444-91560-0

Paperback

978-1444915617

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Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas

Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas

 

Do you love Birthdays? Douglas does, but his naughty twin cousins are
spoiling everything!

 

First published: April 2014

 

Hardback

978-1-444-91326-2

Hello Hugless Douglas! World Book Day 2014

Hello Hugless Douglas! World Book Day 2014

 

Especially created for World Book Day 2014, this story follows Douglas and his friends through a fun-filled day.

 

First published: February 2014

 

Paperback

978-1-444-91929-5

My First Hugless Douglas activity book

My First Hugless Douglas activity book

 

Hunt for hugs in this great activity book, packed with things to do.

 

First published: March 2014

 

Paperback

978-1-444-91402-3

Hugless Douglas and Friends activity book

Hugless Douglas and Friends activity book

 

With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers!

 

First published: March 2014

 

Paperback

978-1-444-91403-0

Hugless Dougless finds A Hug

Hugless Douglas Finds A Hug

 

Join Douglas as he hunts for a hug, stretching, waving, clapping
and then opening his arms REALLY wide...

 

Now everyone can have a Hugless Douglas hug!

 

First published: September 2013

 

Hardback

978-1-444-91267-8

We Love You, Hugless Douglas

 

Everyone seems to have a friend except Douglas.
Maybe what he's looking for is right under his nose!

 

First Published: January 2013

 

Hardback

978-1-444-90829-9

Paperback

978-1-444-90830-5

We Love You Hugless Douglas!
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Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

 

It's a BIG squash at Rabbit's sleepover. How will Douglas ever get to sleep?

 

First published: April 2012

 

Hardback

978-1-444-90148-1

Paperback

988-1-444-90149-8

Hugless Dougless and the Big Sleep
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Board book

978-1-444-91304-0

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Don't Worry Douglas

Don't Worry Douglas

 

Where do you go with a BIG worry? Douglas knows he can count on Dad…

 

First published: April 2011 in Hardback

 

Also available in:

Paperback

978-0-340-99981-3

Board book

978-1-444-91305-7

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Don't Worry Douglas with plush

Paperback with plush

978-1-444-91562-4

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Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas

 

"Ever feel like you need a really big hug? Douglas does and he's in search of the perfect bear hug."

 

First published: March 2010 in Hardback

 

Available in:

Hardback

978-0-340-95062-3

Paperback

978-0-340-95063-0

Hugless Douglas
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978-1-444-91328-6

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Board Book (28 pages)

978-1-444-90763-6

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Hardback with plush

978-1-44490649-3

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Hugless Douglas & Plush
Humpty Dumpty and Other Rhymes

Humpty Dumpty and Other Rhymes

 

Children can perform the actions to a host of nursery favourites. See how many times you can spot Mother Goose hiding in the illustrations, too!

 

First published: February 2014

 

Hardback

978-1-848-77181-9

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Splosh

Splosh

 

Count from one to ten with the adorable Splosh and his hilarious fluffy duck friends as they waddle, quack and flap along the diving board. Will they be brave enough to dive into the paddling pool?

 

First published: February 2013

 

Hardback

978-1-444-90845-9

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The Totally Terrifying Three

The Totally Terrifying Three

 

Once there was a dragon, a witch and a giant who were comvinced they were TOTALLY TERRIFYING!

But when they meet a toddler in the woods, they soon realise that they are not so scary after all!

 

First published: October 2011

Hardback

978-444-90302-7

Paperback

978-1-444-90303-4

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The Scallywags Blow Their Top

The Scallywags Blow Their Top

 

Have you ever lost your temper?

The Scallywags are always in trouble for losing theirs. But this time, the wolves finally meet their match…

 

First published: November 2010 in Hardback

 

Also available in Paperback:

978-0-340-98816-9

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The Flying Diggers

The Flying Diggers

 

ACTION STATIONS, TEAM FD! TIME TO TAKE A RIDE! When Teddy's toy diggers magically transform into life-size Flying Diggers, Teddy and Ruby set out on a fantastic flying adventure to rescue a tiger cub in danger in the jungle. Will the Flying Diggers reach the cub in time, or will the crocodiles get there first?

 

First published: May 2009

Hardback

978-0-340-90312-4

Paperback

978-0-340-90313-1

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Star-faced Crocodile

Star-faced Crocodile

 

This is a tale of friendship and music, of a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile and how they become the best of friends. A starry gift book about being yourself.

 

First published: September 2008

Hardback

978-0-340-93046-5

Paperback

978-0-340-93047-2

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The Kiss that Missed

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The Kiss that Missed

 

The kiss flies out of the window, the prince is distraught and the hapless knight is sent into the deep dark forest to fetch the kiss back. What will he encounter there?

 

A touching tale about the power of love. The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2002 and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2003.

 

First published: February 2002

New cover available: January 2011

The Kiss that Missed

Paperback

978-0340999851

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Paperback

978-0764136245

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Paperback and CD

978-1844562848

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The Kiss that Missed
Good Knight Sleep Tight

Good Knight Sleep Tight

 

The lovable knight from The Kiss That Missed is back - this time with another quest from the royal king. He has to find a soft and fluffy filling for the royal pillow and stop the little princess making that terrible noise!

 

First published: June 2006

Paperback

978-0340860939

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Paperback and CD

978-1844562558

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The Three Wishes

The Three Wishes

 

The loveable hapless duo from The Kiss That Missed are back! This time, the knight and his horse are left in charge of the royal prince and princess. But they find babysitting so tiring that the knight makes a wish... and before he knows it, it comes true. Instead of babysitting, therefore, they encounter a night full of magic and surprises and before too long, they are wishing they were babysitting once again!

 

First published: October 2007

Hardback

978-0340931523

Paperback

978-0-340-931-0

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The Tale of Jack Frost

NEW COVER

The Tale of Jack Frost

 

There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic. This is the story of how Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch, wanders in to the forest and ends up saving the magic from the greedy goblins outside.

 

First published: November 2004

New cover available: October 2010

Tale of Jack Frost

Paperback

978-0340999868

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Paperback and CD

978-1840326987

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Tale of Jack Frost DVD

Jack Frost was made in to a film for TV and broadcast on BBC1 Christmas Day 2004. The film was shortlisted for the Children’s Bafta Award 2005 and the Pulcinella award 2005 ‘Best TV Movie Category’

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The Scallywags

The Scallywags

 

The Scallywags are a bunch of rather messy noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners...

 

First published: November 2006

 

Paperback

978-0340884119

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Two by Two and a Half

Two by Two and a Half

 

The nursery class in lined up in twos and ready to go out with Miss Moo Hoo. Little Bat Jack is on his own at the back, but he doesn't mind. As they walk through the woods, they hear, feel and see something rather unusual... what on earth could it possibly be?

 

First published: April 2007

Hardback

978-0340-90310-0

Paperback

978-0-340-90311-7

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The Ghost Library

The Ghost Library

 

The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where ghosts settle down for story telling sessions: one night Bo arrives to teach them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books.

 

First published: October 2005

Paperback

978-0340860892

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Just Like My Mum

Just Like My Mum

 

This little lion cub wants to be like his mother! A funny tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of mother love.

 

First published: February 2004

 

Paperback

978-0340944165

Board book

978-0340999837

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Just Like My Dad and Plush

Just Like My Dad and Plush

 

A book which speaks for what so many father / child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has ever idolised their father - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!

 

First published: October 2011

Hardback

978-1-444-90650-9

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Just Like My Dad

Just Like my Dad

 

A book which speaks for what so many father / child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has ever idolised their father - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!

 

First published: May 2007

Paperback

978-0340944035

Board book

978-0340999844

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The Adventures of Harry

The Adventures of Harry

 

A perfect gift book. In What's That Noise, Harry is spending his first night away from home with Grandma and Grandpa - but he keeps on hearing noises. Will he learn to be quiet and go to sleep! The second story, Where Are You? tells of Harry's first trip to the supermarket with Grandpa - and yes he gets lost! Will he find Grandpa again?

 

February 2004

Hardback

First published: 978-0340878545

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What's That Noise?

What's That Noise?

 

It's Harry's first night away from home and grandpa's house is full of strange noises. A reassuring story for every toddler who hears bumps in the night.

 

April 2001

Paperback

First published: 978-0340792124

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Where are you?

Where are you?

 

First published: September 1998

Paperback

978-1561451791

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Count Down to Bedtime

Count Down to Bedtime

 

Perfect pre-school novelty book, featuring counting fun, lift-the-flaps and two irresistible new characters.

Fidget and Quilly also feature in two new board books: Fidget and Quilly go too fast and Fidget and Quilly catch rainbows.

 

First published: October 2000

Hardback

978-0-340-75762-8

Lift the flap Hardback version

978-0-340-75763-5

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Are you Ready?

Are you Ready?

 

Do you have trouble getting ready for school on time? Fidget and Quilly do too! Lift the flaps and find out, if they'll make it to school before it starts

 

First published: August 2003

Hardback

978-0-340-75762-8

Paperback

978-0-340-85197-5

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Fidget and Quilly - The First Adventures

Fidget and Quilly - The First Adventures

 

Four different adventures for our friends Fidget the raccoon and Quilly the porcupine. Get muddy in 'Find a Frog', try out their new tricycle in 'Go too fast', choose your favourite sound in 'Make a noise' and see how they catch a rainbow in a jam jar in 'Catch rainbows'!

 

First published: November 2003

Hardback

978-0340877951

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The Dinosaur Game

The Dinosaur Game

 

Fidget and Quilley are having fun dressing up as animals, but nothing seems to be going according to plan - until they discover the dinosaur game, which is just about perfect

 

First published: July 2006

Hardback

978-0-340-87813-2

Paperback

978-0-340-87814-9

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Gently Bentley

Gently Bentley

 

Gently Bentley! Bentley was fond of his squashy caterpillar. But one day Bentley, who was a little rough, bit it and the caterpillar went bang!!

Sticky and Bun, Bentley's friends, try to help him find something else to play with. Cars are fun but easy to break, tennis is fun but hard to get the hang of, skipping is fun but a bit too tangly and bricks are fun but easy to knock over. Will Bentley ever find that something else to play with!

 

First published: January 2005

Paperback

978-0-340-87562-9

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All Change!

All Change!

 

Tiger is upset. No one has remembered his birthday - or so he thinks. His friend, Miss Lollipop, takes him on a wonderful birthday adventure: with the refrain "All change!" , they leap from one different form of transport to another, which get increasingly unlikely as they go - picking up animals and birthday presents on the way! Tiger ends up having the best birthday ever.

 

First published: August 2001

Paperback

978-0-340-98122-1

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Jump In!

 

Just how many animal can Miss Lollipop squash in her truck? And just how big can the animals get? Find out in this hilarious animal farce in which the witty words are perfectly matched by fantastic, dynamic illustrations, with lots of counting fun too.

 

First published: August 1999

Paperback

978-0-340-98123-8

Also available with Audio

Paperback and Tape

978-1840326383

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First Book of Words

First Book of Words

Paperback

978-0-199-11214-2

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First Book of Numbers

First Book of Numbers

Paperback

978-0-199-11215-9

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First Chinese Words

First Chinese Words

 

Published: April 2009

Paperback

978-0-199-11205-0

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First Russian Words

First Russian Words

 

Published: April 2009

Paperback

978-0-199-11151-0

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First Arabic Words

First Arabic Words

 

Published: April 2009

Paperback

978-0-199-11135-0

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First Polish Words

First Polish Words

 

Published: April 2009

Paperback

978-0-199-11715-4

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First French Words

First French Words

 

Published: July 2007

Paperback

978-0-199-11002-5

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First Italian Words

First Italian Words

 

Published: 2009

Paperback

978-0-199-11100-8

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First German Words

First German Words

 

Published: 2007

Paperback

978-0-199-11003-2

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First Spanish Words

First Spanish Words

 

Published: 2007

Paperback

978-0-199-11004-9

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Out of Print Titles

 

Cover images coming soon.

 

Jerry’s Trousers by Nigel Boswell (MacMillan)

Tractor and Digger Save the Day by (Bloomsbury)

Gerda the Goose by Hiawyn Oram (Hodder)

If I Didn’t Have Elbows by Sandy Toksvig (DeAgostini)

Brilliant The Dinosaur by Richard Stilgoe (Pavillion)

Over the Moon (Templar)

Five Little Mokeys (Templar)

 

FIDGET & QUILLY BOARD BOOKS (2002):

Fidget & Quilly Catch a Rainbow

Fidget & Quilly Go Too Fast

Fidget & Quilly Make A Noise

Fidget & Quilly Find A Frog

© David Melling 2015