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Month: November 2016

100 Best Books for Kids – The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library has just released its list of 100 Best Books for Kids, selected from titles published in 2016 by children and teen librarians. ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’, written by me and illustrated by David Roberts is on it! According […]

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

I can’t quite believe it, but ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ has won the Picture Book category at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016. The NSTBA is run by a team of very knowledgable (very lovely, very smart, very attractive…) readers, so this […]

Booktrust Great Books Guide 2016

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It’s Children’s Book Week, celebrating reading for pleasure with children, teachers, librarians and parents. I’m really chuffed that BookTrust has selected ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ to be part of their Great Books Guide 2016. Check out the Booktrust site for some brilliant ideas to celebrate Children’s Book Week.