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Publication Order of Charlie & Lola Books

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very Busy Sticker Book (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Actions (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But Excuse Me That Is My Book (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I've Won, No I've Won, No I've Won (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My School Play Sticker Stories (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Absolutely Must Do Coloring Now or Painting or Drawing (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Completely Must Do Drawing Now and Painting and Coloring (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Fall Out (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Is My Favorite and My Best (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whoops! But It Wasn't Me (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boo! Made You Jump! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Opposites (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Completely Best And Very Busy Book (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But I do know ALL about chocolate (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Picnic Sticker Stories (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Really Ever So Not Well (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sizzles Is Completely Not Here (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can You Maybe Turn the Light On? (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Colours (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie And Lola's Animals (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Cheese! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is Actually My Party (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Completely Best and Very Busy Bookby Lauren Child (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can Be My Friend (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look After Your Planet (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie And Lola's Things (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Shapes (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But I AM an Alligator (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I CAN Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Numbers (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Really Must Do Scribbling and Sticking Now (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I want to be much more bigger like you (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Will Be Especially Very Careful (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I completely KNOW about guinea pigs (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Just Not Keen on Spiders (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Really, Really Concentrating (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Extremely Smallish Little Library (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Collecting a Collection (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola's Clothes (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But Where Completely Are We? (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
HELP! I Really Mean It! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dancing Sticker Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Is Extremely Important to Do Drawing and Sticking (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I am EXTREMELY absolutely boiling (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want To Play Music Too (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Really Absolutely Must Have Glasses (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie Is Broken! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Going to Save a Panda! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I can't STOP hiccuping! (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am Inventing an Invention (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MY Best, BEST friend (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slightly Invisible (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Slightly Want to Go Home (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
please may I have SOME of yours? (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Completely Must Go to London (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Would Like to Actually Keep It (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But I've Used All My Pocket Change (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sizzles, Where Are You? (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sizzles is a Star (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie and Lola: My Best, Best Friend (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absolutely One Thing (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dog with Nice Ears: Featuring Charlie and Lola (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clarice Bean Books

Clarice Bean, That's Me! (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Uncle Is a Hunkle, Says Clarice Bean (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Think Like an Elf (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarice Bean: Scram! (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hubert Horatio Books

A Very Fishy Tale (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bartle Bobton-Trent (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Raise Your Grown-Ups (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire Child Genius (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ruby Redfort Books

Look Into My Eyes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Your Last Breath (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hang in There Bozo (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch Your Death (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feel the Fear (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pick Your Poison (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blink and You Die (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

I Want a Pet (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware Of The Storybook Wolves (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dream Bed (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Pesky Rat (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Pea (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Wants to Be a Poodle, I Don't (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maude: The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Small Person (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goody (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Flights of Fancy(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lauren Child is an author and an illustrator. She resides in London.

The award-winning author has books that are timeless classics that are known all over the world and much-loved. She also has created many characters, including Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort, and Clarice Bean. Charlie and Lola has sold many copies and won the BAFTAs in 2007 for the best children’s television show as well as best script.

Her books may be for children, but the themes in her work can also work for adults, too. In addition to writing, she has also been the illustrator for several classic books for children such as Pippi Longstocking and Mary Poppins. She was first published in 1999 and since then has sold millions of books (six) in over a dozen languages all over the globe.

She is also a Trustee of the House of Illustration and a UNESCO Artist for Peace. She also has an MBE rendered to her for services to literature. She also was the U.K. Waterstones Children’s Laureate from 2017 to 2019. At that time, she paid special focus to raising illustration to be a sophisticated art form for every age. She has been innovating the art form for decades and through the process of her career has had collaborations with various artists.

Child grew up in Wiltshire. She had three sisters and was the middle child. She’s also the daughter of her education-minded parents, who were both teachers.

The author has always had an interest in different aspects of childhood, from looking at toys through windows to catching children’s shows from America from the sixties. She attended two different art schools and then traveled for months, not sure what her career should be.

Before she wrote and illustrated books for children, she came up with her own company making lampshades called ‘Chandeliers for the People’. Upon writing and illustrating Clarice Bean, That’s Me, she made the decision to spend her time exclusively writing and illustrating children’s books. She always had a passion for childhood, and this time combined it with her penchant for designing and creating. She occasionally gets inspiration from conversations overheard from other people or from funny moments.

Lauren Child was born Helen Child on November 29, 1965. Her best-known series is her Charlie and Lola picture books. She lists her influences as Carl Larsson, Quentin Blake, E.H. Shepard, and Ludwig Bemelmans.

She grew up in Malborough, Wiltshire. Her father was the head of the art department at Marlborough College and her mother taught at an elementary school. When she was younger, she decided to change her name from Helen to Lauren. She went to St. John’s School and then Marlborough College. She also went to Manchester Polytechnic for a while to study art and then attended City and Guilds of London Art School.

After her lampshade business, she worked at a design agency for 1998 to 2003. She often makes dedications to Perry Haydn Taylor, the founder of the company, in her books.

Her book Clarice Bean, That’s Me started off the Claire Bean series along with I Want a Pet!. Clarice Bean, That’s Me was a runner-up for the Greenaway Medal and made the short list for the Nestle Smarties Book Prize. She also won the Greenaway Medal for the first book in her Charlie and Lola series. She also won a Smarties Prize for That Pesky Rat in 2002, which was also commended for the Greenaway.

She would also during this time period write Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. The second book, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, made the short list for the Children’s Book of the Year from the British Book Awards in 2005.

Her illustrations often have different media in them. This can include collage, cuttings from magazines, material objects, traditional watercolors, and photography. She also served as the illustrator for Jenny Oldfield’s Definitely Daisy series.

Her Charlie and Lola series were very popular, and the picture books sold so well that they were adapted into a children’s television show. It was made by Tiger Aspect for CBeebies, and Child was an associate producer. Each show was half an hour. Three series came out of the show containing 26 episodes and there were also two specials.

Each of the shows had two segments that had different plots. Each of the episodes began with Charlie introducing his little sister Lola, saying that she is ‘small’ and ‘very funny’. Charlie was actually based on the author’s boyfriend, who would wear shirts like Charlie’s with his own name on it (Soren).

Meanwhile, Lola was based off of a young girl the author saw who was with her parents on a train. The pixie-looking child kept asking them all types of questions. Soren Lorenson was Lola’s imaginary friend and was based on her boyfriend’s sister, who had a better imaginary brother.

The series has been sold globally. The show was in 2007 at the BAFTAs for the best script and the best children’s television show. She also was made the Children’s Laureate for the United Kingdom on June 7, 2017 at Hull City Hall.

I Will Never Not Eat a Tomato is the first book in the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child. It was listed as one of the top 10 Kate Greenaway Medal winners of all time. It also finished third in a short list public vote for the fiftieth anniversary of the medal from the shortlist.

In this book, readers get introduced to Lola and Charlie for the first time. Lola’s a fussy eater and very picky about her food. She doesn’t eat carrots, but comes around when Charlie tells her that they are in fact orange twiglets from Jupiter.

She refuses to eat mashed potatoes, until her brother informs her that they are actually cloud fluff from Mount Fuji’s highest point. There are tons of things that she refuses to eat, and that includes tomatoes, But can she come around to eating one based on a new point of view? Check out this book and see what the siblings get up to!

Charlie and Lola’s Shapes is a fun children’s book and the second in the series. This is a great book where kids learn about shapes. Lola says that she knows all her shapes, from square to pointy and round.

She also knows unusual shapes too! Show your kids different shapes and how to see them in different objects by picking up a copy of this quirky book!

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