The Book of Hopes out now!

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I’m so thrilled that The Book of Hopes is now available to purchase in bookshops and online, with proceeds from sales going to NHS Charities. It was a real honour to be asked to contribute to this beautiful collection and I’m so proud that Bloomsbury in partnership with Twinkl have produced an activity pack to help children find their voice …

Happy Ballet Bunnies Day!

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Today is the official publication day of Ballet Bunnies. Beautifully illustrated by Binny Talib and written by me, as Swapna Reddy, this new series from Oxford University Press follows Millie and her four bunny friends on their ballet adventures. I hope you enjoy this series and if you do there are more to come next year! If you spot a …

Return to Wonderland celebrates Alice Day

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It’s almost time for Alice Day this year! To celebrate Team Return to Wonderland is asking you to vote for your favourite character from Wonderland and the winner will be announced on Alice Day on the 4th of July. Look out for ways to vote on Macmillan’s social media channels in the run up to Alice Day. All the characters from …

Publication date changes

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Dear readers, 2020 promised to be the launch of many lovely new books, including my debut picture book with Dapo Adeola and a brand new ballet series with Binny Talib, under my pseudonym Swapna Reddy. As you can imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has effected the publishing industry and many publication dates have been delayed. Sadly, this includes a few of …

Meet Dapo Adeola

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This week should have marked the launch of my debut picturebook ‘My Dad is a Grizzly Bear‘, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the book will now be published in May 2021 instead. Don’t worry, you can still preorder the book but in the meantime I am posting my interview with Dapo so you can get to …

The Book of Hopes

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I’m so honoured to be part of Katherine Rundell’s new collection of poems, stories and art called ‘The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown‘. Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection edited by Katherine Rundell, features stories, poems, essays and pictures and has contributions from more than 110 children’s …