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Publication Order of Charlie & Lola Books

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

Publication Order of Clarice Bean Books

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

Publication Order of Hubert Horatio Books

A Very Fishy Tale (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bartle Bobton-Trent (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Raise Your Grown-Ups (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Millionaire Child Genius (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ruby Redfort Books

Look Into My Eyes (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take Your Last Breath (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hang in There Bozo (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch Your Death (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feel the Fear (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pick Your Poison (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blink and You Die (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Flights of Fancy(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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