All About Diwali arrives!

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Happy Publication Day to All About Diwali by me and Aditi Kakade Beaufrand! This book is stunning! Illustrated throughtout by the immensely talented Aditi, the book is packed full of facts, recipes and activities to get you in the mood for Diwali later this year.

It’s a double publication day!

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Today, not one but TWO of my books are out in the world! First up is my debut historical middle-grade fiction, Torn Apart: The Partition of India, 1947, where two boys are forced into an impossible situation against the backdrop of the partition of India in 1947. Next up is the fifth book is the gorgeous Ballet Bunnies series, illustrated …

#ProperBook with WonderFest and CBI

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Today, Sheena and I spoke with Patricia Forde about the making of Bad Panda as part of the #ProperBook panel – ‘Is It Me You’re Looking For? How to Write a Cracking Children’s Book and Attract a Publisher or Agent: How a Book is Created from Start to Finish’ with Children’s Books Ireland and WonderFest Ireland. We spoke about my …

The Accidental Show with James Campbell

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Today, I was one of the guests on The Accidental Show with James Campbell. It was a stellar lineup with Tiernan Douieb, who is a comedy genius and Tom and Ellie Norris, who are classical violinists. James and I talked about what it’s like to be a writer and which of our books are our favourites. I even got to …

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 …