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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

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 […]

UKLA long lists Bear Spotting

UKLA long lists Bear Spotting

‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’, written by me and illustrated by David Roberts has been long listed for the UK Literacy Association’s Book Awards 2017. The list is a very strong one – proof if were needed that we are indeed living in a […]

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Well, didn’t we all have a brilliant time in Barnes? What a wonderful festival. Thanks so much to Amanda Brettargh and her army of volunteers. Thanks also to all of the families who came along to join in the ‘Goodnight Spaceman’ fun. I was made […]

How to draw an astronaut

Nick East, illustrator of the Goodnight series, has created this incredible drawing tutorial for The Guardian. Give it a go, it’s great fun! You can always share your results with me and Nick on Twitter – @eastynick and @micherobinson.