Paper dolls in an illustration of a kitchen

Themed book list: Home and belonging

Explore a selection of children’s books including Starring Tracy Beaker, So Much, Coming to England, Azzi in Between and Clarice Bean.

Look up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola: digital artworks

Look Up

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Ellie and the Cat by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Matt Robertson

Front cover for Ellie and the Cat by Malorie Blackman

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Usage terms Text © 1994 Oneta Malorie Blackman
Illustrations © 2019 Matt Robertson
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Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik: original notes, doodles and printed book

There's a cheeky-looking illustration of Omar wearing a stripy t-shirt and scratching his head.

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Usage terms © Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian, illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik (2019) reproduced by permission of Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London imprint, EC4Y 0DZ. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further. © Original doodles and thoughts for 'The Muslims' by Zanib Mian. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

Errol’s Garden by Gillian Hibbs

Errol’s Garden by Gillian Hibbs

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Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

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JULIAN IS A MERMAID by Jessica Love
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Zeki Can Swim! by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ruth Hearson

Page from Zeki Can Swim! by Anna McQuinn

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The Journey by Francesca Sanna

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

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Usage terms Wild by Emily Hughes © Flying Eye Books. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland: sketches, research, dummy book and original artwork

Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland: sketches, research, dummy book and original artwork

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What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? by Lauren Child

What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? by Lauren Child

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King & King by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland

Pages 24-25 of 'King & King' by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. Double page illustration. A wedding scene. Guests sit in pews to watch the two princes exchange their vows. A lady dances in the aisle. The Queen, cries with joy in the front row.

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Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Michael Frith

Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Michael Frith

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So Much by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

So Much

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Usage terms Text © 1994 Trish Cooke
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From SO MUCH by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
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Starring Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt: rough illustrations, unfinished artwork and printed book

Starring Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt: rough illustrations and unfinished artwork

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Usage terms Illustrations copyright © Nick Sharratt. Text © Jacqueline Wilson. Printed book extract from STARRING TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson published by Doubleday. Reproduced by permission of The Random House Group Ltd. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.

Nini at Carnival by Errol Lloyd

Nini at Carnival by Errol Lloyd

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Sean's Red Bike by Petronella Breinburg, illustrated by Errol Lloyd

Sean's Red Bike by Petronella Breinburg, illustrated by Errol Lloyd

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Little Nippers books, written and edited by Leila Berg

Little Nippers books, written and edited by Leila Berg

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Usage terms Little Nippers: Hospital Day © Series editor: Leila Berg. Story: Leila Berg. Artwork: Shirley Hughes. You may not use this material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing the work. Little Nippers: Well I Never © Series editor: Leila Berg. Story: Leila Berg. Artwork: George Him. You may not use this material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing the work.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr: sketches, notes and finished artwork

An illustration by Judith Kerr. Anna, wearing a blue cardigan, pink skirt, knee high white sock, brown shoes and a backpack is walking with her father. He wears a green trench coat with brown trousers and shoes, he carries a newspaper., she carries a small bunch of flowers. The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background. To the left side of the page a pink rabbit  is holding a red Nazi flag

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Usage terms © By Judith Kerr. Finished illustrations copyright © Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd 1971. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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Usage terms Excerpt(s) from THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats, copyright © 1962 by Ezra Jack Keats; copyright renewed © 1990 by Martin Pope, Executor. Used by permission of Viking Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. You may not use this material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing the work.

Chi Ming and the Lion Dance: preparatory book created by Pearl Binder

Chi Ming and the Lion Dance: preparatory book created by Pearl Binder

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Usage terms Second story of Stories from Ladder Street: Preparatory layouts for 'Chi Ming and the Lion Dance' story by Josephine Marquand, illustrations by Pearl Binder. Commissioned for BBC TV Jackanory 1969. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

Lucy and Tom's Day by Shirley Hughes: rough dummy book

Lucy and Tom's Day by Shirley Hughes: rough dummy book

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Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild: pencil illustrations by Ruth Gervis

An illustration of the three Fossil girls from Ballet Shoes. One girl is kneeling on a table holding up a paper chain, another is leaning back against the table, the third is sitting on the floor in front of the table

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Childhood drawings by Judith Kerr

Childhood drawings by Judith Kerr

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The Paignion, a book with movable figures

The Paignion, a book with movable figures

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The happy family: or, winter evenings' employment

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