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  • Wizards of Once Series 4 Books Collection Set By Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback - Cressida Cowell 9-14 Hodder
    Wizards of Once Series 4 Books Collection Set By Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback - Cressida Cowell 9-14 Hodder
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    Wizards of Once Series 4 Books Collection Set By Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback

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    Titles in this set : The Wizards of Once Knock Three TimesThe Wizards of Once Twice MagicThe Wizards of OnceThe Wizards of Once: Never and ForeverD...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon : Book 1 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon : Book 1

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    Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish ...

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  • How To Train Your Dragon 6 Books (7-12) by ‎Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback 9-14 Hodder
    How To Train Your Dragon 6 Books (7-12) by ‎Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback 9-14 Hodder
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    How To Train Your Dragon 6 Books (7-12) by ‎Cressida Cowell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback

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    Titles in This Set: 1) How to Ride a Dragon's Storm: Book 72) How to Break a Dragon's Heart: Book 83) How to Steal a Dragon's Sword: Book 94) How ...

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  • Emily Brown Series 5 Books Collection Set by Cressida Cowell - Ages 0-5 - Paperback 0-5 Hachette Childrens Books
    Emily Brown Series 5 Books Collection Set by Cressida Cowell - Ages 0-5 - Paperback 0-5 Hachette Childrens Books
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    Emily Brown Series 5 Books Collection Set by Cressida Cowell - Ages 0-5 - Paperback

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    Titles in this set: That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown Emily Brown and the Thing Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily ...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How To Be A Pirate : Book 2 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How To Be A Pirate : Book 2

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    Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish ...

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  • The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times : Book 3 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times : Book 3

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    The No.1 bestselling series from current Waterstones Children's Laureate and author of How To Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell. Enter a land of w...

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  • The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever : Book 4 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever : Book 4

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    The No.1 bestselling series from the author of How to Train Your Dragon. Can Xar and Wish unite their worlds in time to save the Wildwoods? Will it...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons

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    How to Train Your Dragon's Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tells us everything you need to know about dragons... With exclusive collector cards...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How To Speak Dragonese : Book 3 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How To Speak Dragonese : Book 3

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    Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish ...

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  • The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic : Book 2 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic : Book 2

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    The No.1 Bestselling SeriesEnter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the autho...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse : Book 4 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse : Book 4

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  • The Wizards of Once : Book 1 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    The Wizards of Once : Book 1

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    From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards,...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero : Book 11 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero : Book 11

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons : Book 6 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons : Book 6

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Break a Dragon's Heart : Book 8 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How to Break a Dragon's Heart : Book 8

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  • Emily Brown and Father Christmas Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    Emily Brown and Father Christmas

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    Emily Brown and Stanley are back in this fun-filled Christmas picture book. By the author of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series. It'...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword : Book 9 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword : Book 9

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  • How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: Dragon Gliders Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: Dragon Gliders

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    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, build and fly your own dragons in this action-packed activity book!Race your dragons with your fr...

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  • Emily Brown and Father Christmas Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    Emily Brown and Father Christmas

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    Emily Brown and Stanley are back in this fun-filled Christmas picture book. By the author of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series. It'...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm : Book 7 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm : Book 7

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  • That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown

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    A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Sta...

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel : Book 10 Popular Titles Hachette Children's Group
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    How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel : Book 10

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Cressida Cowell is an author, illustrator, and the current Children’s Laureate. She’s most famous for writing the How to Train Your Dragon series, which has since been adapted into blockbuster movies and TV shows. Her latest series is The Wizards of Once, and she’s also written the Emily Brown series for younger children. Cressida Cowell’s books are perfect for children with a wild imagination, who love fantasy, and want to get stuck into a whole series of books. Find our selection of her books here at Books2Door, and check out the other Children’s Laureates like Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson, and Quentin Blake.

Biography

Cressida Hare was born in London in 1966, the daughter of Michael Hare, 2nd Viscount Blakenham. Her brother Caspar, 3rd Viscount Blakenham, is second in line to be Earl of Listowel. She grew up between London and Little Colonsay, an uninhabited island in the Scottish Hebrides. Her time on the island was the inspiration for How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida studied English at Oxford University and Illustration at Brighton University and Saint Martin’s School of Art. She lives in London with her husband Simon, former director and CEO of Save the Children Internation, and has three children. She wrote and illustrated her first picture book in 1998, and her first novel in 2003.

Cressida has won the Nestle Smarties Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. She was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2019, and her two-year tenure was extended to 2022 due to COVID-19. She was appointed MBE in 2020 for services to children’s literature and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.

Best-Known Books

How to Train Your Dragon is best known as an animated film trilogy from DreamWorks, complete with merchandising and multiple spin-off TV series. However, it all began with a 2003 book by Cressida Cowell. The series follows Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The Third, one of the only people ever who can speak and understand the language of the dragons. Across the twelve book series, Hiccup and his friends Toothless the dragon and Fishlegs navigate the unstable relationship between Vikings and dragons.

The Wizards of Once follows Wizard boy Xar, who sets out to steal a witch’s magic because his own never arrived. Instead, he captures a Warrior girl called Wish. Although they’ve been taught to hate each other, the two must team up to defeat the evil queen. This series is a must for all fantasy fans, and the whole series is available in The Wizards of Once 4 Book Collection.

The Emily Brown series of picture books are illustrated by Neal Layton. They’re about Emily and her adventures with her toy rabbit Stanley. There are five books in the award-winning series, published between 2006 and 2018. Emily meets the Queen, Father Christmas, an unhappy teddy bear, a Thing, and Matilda the Elephant. These charming tales are perfect bedtime stories for 0-5-year-olds and are available in a great five book bundle.