My First Elmer Bedtime Story

It’s time to snuggle down for a bedtime story with Elmer! In this chunky shaped board book, Elmer helps Baby Elephant find his lost teddy just in time for bed. Everybody needs their own special teddy bear at bedtime… have you got yours? A perfect introduction to the classic Elmer and the Lost Teddy story for the…

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Elmer and the Gift

The 30th Elmer storybook from master picture book maker and BookTrust Liftetime Achievement Award winner David McKee, about caring for elderly family members. Aunt Zelda has a gift to give to Elmer from his Grandpa Eldo, but she can’t remember what it is or where it is. Zelda’s memory sometimes escapes her, and her hearing…

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My First Elmer Christmas

‘A deserved favourite with the 2-5s’ SUNDAY TIMES With its sturdy shaped board pages for little fingers, this Christmas gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer. It’s two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. This year Elmer has a special…

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Elmer and the Bedtime Story

The latest Elmer story from master picture book maker, David McKee – winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement award, and the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year. It’s bedtime, and Elmer’s looking after two baby elephants. But how will he get them to sleep? A good walk will do it, Elmer thinks.…

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Celebrate Elmer Day 2022

Elmer Day returns on 28th May 2022. This year’s Elmer Day is very special as we are not only celebrating the themes of inclusivity and friendship that run throughout the Elmer books, we are also honouring the life and legacy of Elmer’s creator David McKee. His was a singular voice and a shining light in children’s books, whose…

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David McKee, 1935 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David McKee, beloved author and illustrator for children, and creator of iconic children’s books Elmer, Not Now, Bernard and Mr Benn. David died surrounded by his family, following a short illness in the South of France, where he has spent a lot of time…

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Join in the fun for Elmer Day 2021!

Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day we are spreading the positivity of Elmer with free resources so that everyone can hold their own celebration in May. Whether you celebrate in a classroom, at home or online, this year’s Elmer Day is open to anyone who wants to…

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David McKee wins BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The creator of Elmer has won the prestigious BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, which celebrates the body of work for an author and/or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature. David McKee, who has a career that spans over 60 years, is known for creating beloved children’s classics including Elmer, Mr Benn and…

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