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Shirley Hughes

Bobbo Goes to School

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes OBE is the first ever Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She has written and illustrated over 200 cherished children’s books, including the celebrated Alfie stories.

Shirley is currently collaborating with her daughter, Clara Vulliamy, on the Dixie O’Day series, one of which is included in the Book Trust Best Book Guide 2015.

Take a look at just a snapshot of some of Shirley's most amazing and celebrated work below.

  • Dogger

    Shirley Hughes
    Random House

    When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate.

  • Alfie Wins a Prize

    Shirley Hughes, Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
    Red Fox

    Alfie's painting at the Big School's Harvest Fair is judged worthy of one of the main prizes. But Alfie is more taken with the consolation prize...

  • Alfie and the Big Boys

    Shirley Hughes
    Random House

    Children will relish this warm tale of everyday life with illustrations overflowing with colour and vitality.

  • Jonadab and Rita

    Shirley Hughes
    Red Fox

    Jonadab is an old, neglected donkey made of worn grey velvet. He has one good friend in the shy toy mouse, Rita. Jonadab also has a secret - he can fly.

  • The Lion and the Unicorn

    Shirley Hughes, Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
    Random House

    Lenny is bullied by the children at his new school, but draws courage from a badge his father gave him, and comes to terms with his fear and loneliness when he befriends Mick.

  • Don't want to go!

    Shirley Hughes
    Bodley Head

    Lily's mum is in bed with flu and dad has to go to work, so Lily must spend the day at Melanie's house. She doesn't want to go, but she soon has fun playing with Ringo the dog.

  • The Christmas Eve Ghost

    Shirley Hughes
    Walker Books

    In 1930s Liverpool, young Bronwen and Dylan find kindness from an unexpected source when they are frightened by what they think is a ghost on Christmas Eve.

  • Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

    Shirley Hughes
    Random House

    Follow a happy family day out by the seaside as Tom and Lucy enjoy making sandcastles, looking in rock pools and going on a donkey ride

  • Alfie Gives a Hand

    Shirley Hughes
    Red Fox

    Shirley Hughes' much-loved Alfie goes to his first birthday party in this lovely picture book for pre-school children.

  • Hero on a Bicycle

    Shirley Hughes
    Walker Books

    The first novel from much-loved author and illustrator Shirley Hughes is a thrilling and moving story about a boy and his bicycle, set against a dramatic background of war-torn Italy

  • Bobbo Goes to School

    Shirley Hughes
    The Bodley Head Ltd

    Lily and mum are worried when Bobbo the toy dog goes missing - but he soon turns up in a school playground.

  • All About Alfie

    Shirley Hughes
    Red Fox

    In a brand new collection of stories and poems, Alfie has a spooky late-night adventure with an owl and introduces us to his secret den in the garden.

  • Dixie O'Day: In the Fast Lane

    Shirley Hughes, Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy
    The Bodley Head

    Mother and daughter Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy have teamed up for the first time for this sweet story, the first in a series about canine driver Dixie O'Day and his friend, Percy.