Chris Riddell - Author

About the Author

Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more.

 

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer. He is well known for his collaborations with the author Paul Stewart on books such as Muddle Earth, and has also illustrated several picture books for younger children. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.

Featured books by Chris Riddell

Other books by Chris Riddell

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .

Poems to Live Your Life By

Poems to Live Your Life By

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between. This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology. This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems - not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart. Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more! A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover - this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Author: Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan... and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest.

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's literary dog show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Blue Bloodhound and Homily Dickinson and her Yankee Doodle Poodle are raring to go. But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) work out what's going on before the next full moon? Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is the third beautifully illustrated book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.

Travels with my Sketchbook

Travels with my Sketchbook

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

After two years travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting schools, libraries and festivals, and meeting thousands of children, Travels with My Sketchbook provides a glimpse of the incredible journey Chris has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of sketches, doodles and pages from The Laureate Log - his daily record of his time as Laureate - it includes: * Train doodles * Key events and prizes in the world of children's books * Early sketches (including handwritten manuscripts and cover roughs) from the books he has worked on during his time as Laureate including Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright and The Hunting of the Snark * Political sketches or roughs for the Observer cartoon, reminding us of the major events that have punctuated his time as Laureate * Birthday sketches, impromptu portraits, posters and Christmas cards, sketches for poems and song lyrics With its cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker and beautiful end papers his truly is a book to treasure.

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of Ada Goth in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm garden party and bake off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to but, amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

My Little Book of Big Freedoms The Human Rights Act in Pictures

My Little Book of Big Freedoms The Human Rights Act in Pictures

Author: Chris Riddell, Amnesty International Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International UK. We all want a good life, to have fun, to be safe, happy and fulfilled. For this to happen, we need to look after each other and stand up for the basic human rights that we often take for granted. This book features 16 different freedoms, each accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It shows why our human rights are so important - they help to keep us safe. Every day. Featuring a stunning new cover and full-colour artwork for the first time.

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award. Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely. Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house and, together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael, the three children begin to unravel a dastardly plot that Maltravers, the mysterious indoor gamekeeper, is hatching. Ada and her friends must work together to foil Maltravers before it's too late!

100 Hugs

100 Hugs

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2017

100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day. The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal covers every possible type of hug you can think of, but one thing is for certain: every one will touch your heart.

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Featuring gorgeous vintage artwork from Enid Blyton's illustrator Dorothy M. Wheeler this book of classic nursery rhymes is the perfect gift. Original artwork from 1916 illustrates nursery favourites including Little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty. This stunning hardback is a must-have for every child's bookcase. Includes a foreword by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a brand new adventure from Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart? Includes a free fold-up-and-keep fortune teller!

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2016

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell. This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges. It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Author: Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2016

People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall to compete in Lord Goth's Literary Dog Show. The judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters work out what's going on before the next full moon?'

The Emperor of Absurdia

The Emperor of Absurdia

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from the award winning Chris Riddell, a uniquely talented author/illustrator at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest readers, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, The Emperor of Absurdia is an extraordinary example of wonderful storytelling. Available in mini hardback edition, it's a perfect gift and an ideal stocking filler. Also available as a mini hardback: Wendel and the Robots.

Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day

Chris Riddell's Doodle-a-Day

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Doodle every day with Chris Riddell! There's a doodle to be done every day of the year in this brilliant book from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell - packed full of inspiration for everyone from colouring-mad kids to paint-curious parents. Chris Riddell's Doodle-A-Day features 366 illustration prompts, tips and artwork from award-winning illustrator Riddell, which will have you doodling every day for a year. There are patterns to finish, seasons to celebrate, room to draw your lunch, mood, pets, family and friends, big drawings and tiny pictures and invitations to draw what you are listening to and that is only a suggestion of the delights that await in this fabulous book. What are you waiting for? Pick up a pencil and get started with a doodle a day!

Wendel and the Robots

Wendel and the Robots

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence! Wendel and the Robots is a very funny adventure full of crazy inventions and magnificent robots from award-winning author and illustrator Chris Riddell - with a subtle environmental message. Available in mini hardback edition, it's a perfect gift and an ideal stocking filler. Also available as a mini hardback: The Emperor of Absurdia.

Ada von Goth und das Vollmondfest

Ada von Goth und das Vollmondfest

Author: Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2015

Der zweite Band der beliebten Ada von GothSerieSchloss Gormengraus ist in Aufruhr, denn das groe Vollmondfest steht an. Aus dem ganzen Land kommen Starkoche, um die kostlichsten Speisen zuzubereiten und in einem Backwettbewerb gegeneinander anzutreten. Doch der zwielichtige Butler Maltravers benimmt sich wieder hochst verdachtig. Und bei der ganzen Aufregung scheinen alle Adas Geburtstag vergessen zu haben!Mit wunderschonen Illustrationen, rot glanzendem Buchschnitt und Silberfolienpragung Eine liebevolle, vor Phantasie und Wortwitz spruhende Geschichte fur groe und kleine Fans von skurrilem HumorMit extra Bildergeschichte als kostenloser Download

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2015

People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's Literary Dog Show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Hound and Homily Dickinson and her Yankee Poodle are raring to go. But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) work out what's going on before the next full moon? Goth Girl and The Wuthering Fright is the third beautifully illustrated book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.

The Edge Chronicles 12: Doombringer Second Book of Cade

The Edge Chronicles 12: Doombringer Second Book of Cade

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Cade Quarter is building a new life for himself in the wild Farrow Ridges, miles away from civilization - and from the enemies who are seeking him. But when his new home is threatened by villainous mire-pearlers, Cade and his friends must find a way to defend the land they love, and the wise and beautiful secrets it holds. Doombringer is the second book of the Cade Saga - fourth trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus

Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus

Author: Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

Geheimnisse, Geister und ein phantastisches Schloss - das erste Buch einer neuen Serie von Chris Riddell!Fur Ada von Goth gibt es auf Schloss Gormengraus viel zu entdecken: die Steckenpferdstalle, den Geheimen Garten, den Noch Geheimeren Garten ... Doch etwas Merkwurdiges scheint auf dem noblen Anwesen ihres Vaters, Lord Goth, vor sich zu gehen. Mit der Geistermaus Ishmael und ihren neu gefundenen Freunden will Ada der Sache auf den Grund gehen ...Mit groartigen Bildern von Chris RiddellEine liebevolle, vor Phantasie und Wortwitz spruhende Geschichte fur groe und kleine Fans von skurrilem Humor

Ottoline at Sea

Ottoline at Sea

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears, leaving a strange clue written in string . . . Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass, Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home. Ottoline at Sea is the third enchanting Ottoline adventure from Kate Greenaway award winner, Chris Riddell. With his appealing illustration style, Riddell's humorous details make this a book to pore over and adore.

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a quirky mystery-adventure from star author/illustrator, Chris Riddell. Winner of the Nestle Prize, and crammed with black and white illustrations, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.

Ottoline Goes to School

Ottoline Goes to School

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook? Full of gorgeous, intricate black and white illustrations, Ottoline Goes to School is the second exciting Ottoline adventure from the award-winning Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail

Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart, Rachel Ellen Lawston Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

An entire herd of greywyrmes, slaughtered for their flameoil. Others trapped, then viciously herded through the mountains. And more and more settlers heading up to the high country, the bones of those who don't make it littering the way, stark and white, picked clean by carrionwyrmes - the bone trail . . . Trouble is brewing on the weald. A great whitewyrme and his kin send out a call to arms, and the wyrmes begin to gather in their ancient galleries. To defend their land against the relentless march of the kith, with their wagons and settlements and taste for killing. Payback is coming. Wyrme against kith. Kith against kin. Even wyrme against wyrme. And seasoned traveller Micah, with his friends Eli and Cara, is heading right into the thick of it . . .

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Author: Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2014

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. It's hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely. Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house, and together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael they begin to unravel a dastardly plot. Ada and her friends must work together to foil the evil gamekeeper, Maltravers, before it's too late!

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Packed full with beautiful black and white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of Ada Ghastly-Gorm in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

It's five hundred years into the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. But all across the Edge, trouble is brewing. The goblin clans are preparing for war. And a storm is gathering, unlike any that has been seen before. When the life of Nate Quarter, a young lamplighter, is threatened, he is forced to flee from the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods to the mighty city of Great Glade. He is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions. And a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. Can he and the friends he makes along the way discover the truth about the past - and ensure the future of the Edge? The Immortals concludes the Quint, Twig and Rook sagas. But is also a great way to begin reading The Edge Chronicles - the internationally best-selling fantasy series - and discover the Quint, Twig and Rook trilogies for the first time. Then new and old readers can join a whole new adventure with the Cade saga - the fourth and latest trilogy in The Edge Chronicles.

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When young librarian knight Rook Barkwater is taken captive and forced to work for Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe, but no more than a prisoner in reality - he stumbles across a terrible truth. Vox is brewing a plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, so that he can seize control of the Edgeworld for himself. Can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian friends and colleagues? Vox is the second book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook breaks all the rules and sets out on a journey to the Free Glades. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until he encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into an extraordinary adventure. The Last of the Sky Pirates is the first book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, young librarian knight Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd, and Rook knows the journey will be full of danger. Meanwhile, in the Goblin Nations, the tribes are amassing for war. Will Rook be able to keep his friends, himself and their new lives safe? Freeglader is the third book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Abandoned at birth in the perilous Deepwoods, Twig Verginix is brought up by a family of woodtrolls. One cold night, Twig does what no woodtroll has ever done before - he strays from the path. So begins a heart-stopping adventure that will take Twig through a nightmare world of fearsome goblins, bloodthirsty beasts and flesh-eating trees. Can he discover the truth about his past? Beyond the Deepwoods is the first book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Twig Verginix has now realised his dream of becoming a sky pirate, exploring the skies of the Edge as a crew-member of The Stormchaser. That is until Cloud Wolf forbids him from coming on the dangerous quest to collect stormphrax - a valuable substance created inside the heart of a Great Storm. Twig refuses to leave his beloved skyship and smuggles himself on board The Stormchaser - but can the ship, and its crew - survive the destructive force of the Great Storm itself? Stormchaser is the second book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Young sky-pirate Quint Verginix's family was devastated when his mother and brothers were killed in a vicious arson attack. Now the treacherous quartermaster responsible, Turbot Smeal, has returned, and Quint and his father are determined to take revenge. From the deserted quarries of the Edge Cliff to the lethal glades of bloodoak trees, their deadly pursuit can only end in a clash of the sky galleons. Clash of the Sky Galleons is the third book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Fullwinter in the weald - a season of almost unsurvivable cold for anyone foolish enough to venture outside. Even wyrmes die, frozen in the icy wasteland, or falling lifeless from the skies as the host heads west to escape the advance of the two-hides: man... Huddled in a winter den, Micah is thankful to cragclimber Eli Halfwinter for providing him and kingirl Thrace with shelter, while Thrace aches to leave and fly through the skies on her whitewyrme once more. But sniffing out their whereabouts, fuelled by the invigorating liquor known as bloodhoney, is a brutal assassin, seeking vengeance. And worse is to come when they stumble upon a bizarre community headed by a charismatic stone prophet - Deephome...

Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants

Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Join Chris Riddell and Colin the alien as they explain their tips for intergalactic domination. Learn how to select a simpering sidekick, how to choose an evil outfit (a good vest is a must!) and how to buy the best battlecruiser . . . you'll be a butt-kicking baddy before you can blink! Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants is magnificently illustrated and hugely funny, with novelty elements including a mini comic, a fold-out cross-section of the 'Centennial Turkey' spaceship, and a 'Top Chumps' card game.

Mr Underbed

Mr Underbed

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

When Mr Underbed keeps him awake at night, shaking the bed and snoring loudly, Jim reaches for his earmuffs... only to get more than he bargained for! Sparking controversy in 2017 when it was compared to the Moz the Monster John Lewis Christmas ad, this classic picture book is the perfect monster under the bed tale, packed to the rafters with humour.

Muddle Earth

Muddle Earth

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2011

Where would you find a perfumed bog filled with pink sticky hogs and exploding gas frogs? A place that's home to a wizard with only one spell, an ogre who cries a lot and a very sarcastic budgie? Welcome to Muddle Earth. A place where anything can happen - and usually does. Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy from ordinary earth, is about to find his life changed forever. Prepare for a great battle of good, evil and sort of OK... Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Muddle Earth is a wonderfully funny fantasy adventure with unforgettable characters and beautiful illustrations throughout.

Hugo Pepper

Hugo Pepper

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far-Flung Adventure series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood's stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'. And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square - to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy... With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.

Corby Flood

Corby Flood

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

Ottoline at Sea

Ottoline at Sea

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2010

Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears leaving a strange clue written in string... Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors' travel pass Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find her hairy best friend - and bring him back home. Ottoline at Sea is the third enchanting Ottoline adventure from Kate Greenaway award winner, Chris Riddell. With his appealing illustration style, Riddell's humorous details make this a book to pore over and adore - especially using the free set of novelty gadget spectacles that comes included!

Ottoline Goes to School

Ottoline Goes to School

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook? Full of gorgeous, intricate black and white illustrations, Ottoline Goes to School is the second exciting Ottoline adventure from the award-winning Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

The Emperor of Absurdia

The Emperor of Absurdia

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from Chris Riddell, a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, The Emperor of Absurdia is an extraordinary achievement and one to savour.

Hugo Pepper

Hugo Pepper

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2007

A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far-Flung Adventure series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood's stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'. And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square - to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy... With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2007

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a quirky mystery-adventure from star author/illustrator, Chris Riddell. Winner of the Nestle Prize, and crammed with black and white illustrations, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.

Corby Flood

Corby Flood

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

Buddhism For Bears

Buddhism For Bears

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1998

Bears are seriously underestimated creatures when it comes to spirituality and religious feeling. For the first time, this book recognises their huge potential and offers ursine students of Buddhism everywhere the opportunity to focus their skills and follow the path to enlightenment. From the meditation to the essential concepts of Zen, all the fundamentals are set out here in a series of concise interpretations of Buddhist teaching. Wonderfully illustrated by well-known illustrator Chris Riddell, this is the perfect gift with a difference.

Buddhism For Sheep

Buddhism For Sheep

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/1996

Sheep are seriously underestimated creatures when it comes to spirituality and religious feeling. For the first time, this book recognizes their huge potential and offers ovine students of Buddhism everywhere the opportunity to focus their skills and follow the path to enlightenment. From meditation and mindfulness to the essential concepts of Zen, all the fundamentals are set out here in a series of concise interpretations of Buddhist teaching. Wonderfully illustrated by well-known illustrator Chris Riddell, this is the perfect gift with a difference.

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