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Sheffield Children’s Book Awards 2017

Sheffield Children’s Book Awards 2017

MASSIVE THANKS to Sheffield Libraries for including both ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ by me and David Roberts and ‘Odd Socks’ by me and Rebecca Ashdown for their brilliant Sheffield Children’s Book Awards! I finally got to meet Rebecca at the event, as well […]

Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award 2017 – winner!

Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award 2017 – winner!

Every so often a UPS van pulls up outside my house with something exciting from my publishers in the US. Usually it’s a proof copy of my latest book or the handful of copies I receive whenever a new book has been published. Today it […]

Have You Seen My Giraffe in Richmond?

Have You Seen My Giraffe in Richmond?

Huge thanks to the Alligator’s Mouth in Richmond for welcoming me and illustrator Claire Powell to their wonderful book shop yesterday! Clever clogs Claire designed, made and installed a really funny window display based on our picture book, ‘Have You Seen My Giraffe?’ The shop […]

BAM AND RED – OUT NOW!

BAM AND RED – OUT NOW!

I was lucky enough to see a giant panda and red pandas at Edinburgh Zoo this summer when I travelled up to take part in the Book Festival (another huge bit of luck!), so I’m all about pandas right now. My latest book is now […]

SCHOOL FOR LITTLE MONSTERS – OUT NOW!

SCHOOL FOR LITTLE MONSTERS – OUT NOW!

It’s been a long old summer, but my kids started back at school this week. They’re not big, but they tell me this year’s reception children are TINY… Very best of luck to everyone starting school this year. I hope you have as much fun […]