Interview with The Children’s Book Spectacular

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Fantastic news for those of you need who need a big children’s book fix! The Children’s Book Spectacular, a group of librarians, editors, literacy agents, teachers and authors, have launched an incredible channel on You Tube so they can bring a whole host of all things children’s books! Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! They very kindly asked ME to launch their channel …

Return to Wonderland

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I’m delighted to share the very exciting news that Macmillan is publishing Return to Wonderland, a selection of stories for middle grade readers, each written by a different children’s author and one of those authors is ME! More than 150 years since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, readers will get to revisit Carroll’s wonderful characters and I can’t tell …

Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!): sneak peek alert!

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For those of you who can’t wait until March to get your hands on the next Dave Pigeon book in the series, Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!), the technical wizards at Faber & Faber are giving you a sneak peek at the entire first chapter! Have a read here of the beginning of Dave and Skipper’s brand new adventure. This pigeon …

Happy Little Rabbit Big Surprise Day!

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It’s publication day for Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise and I can’t wait for you all to meet the gorgeous Little Rabbit, illustrated by Alison Friend. If you spot Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise out in the wild do send in pictures. I’d love to see where she’s hopped off to.

Meet Alison Friend

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Alison is the illustrator of our latest book ‘Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise‘, published by Stripes. Her illustrations are utterly gorgeous and you will recognise her work from many books including ‘The Twinkly Twinkly Christmas Tree’ with Sam Taplin, ‘Bear’s Story’ with Claire Freedman, ‘That Bear Can’t Babysit’ with Ruth Quayle and ‘My Hand to Hold’ with Smriti Prasadam-Halls. Alison lives in …

The Books of My Childhood: an essay for The Sapling

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I’m so proud to have written a piece for The Sapling, a brilliant online zine which focuses on conversations about children’s books for those who love children’s books. My essay started as a piece about funny books but took a different direction as I looked at the books that shaped me as a writer. Do have a read of Swapna …

A Winter Surprise in One Snowy Night

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We might have just come through a heatwave and it might be raining today but I’m feeling all wintery this afternoon because I’ve got my mitts on an advanced copy of One Snowy Night, the latest wintery anthology of animal tales, published by Stripes Publishing. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, in black and white, by the very talented Alison Edgson, there are …