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2015 Portsmouth Book Award

2015 Portsmouth Book Award

More good news: ‘There’s a Lion In My Cornflakes’ by me and Jim Field has been shortlisted in the Picture Book Category of the 2015 Portsmouth Book Award! School children in Portsmouth will vote for their favourite books later this year, which is surely the […]

Pencil Tip #20: Keep moving forwards

A friend showed me her knitting project the other day. She’s making a blanket for her niece by stitching together the most neatly knitted squares I’ve ever seen. When I asked how she managed to keep every single row looking so perfect, she told me […]

77,562 thank you’s

77,562 thank you’s

I’ve been a little quiet, forgive me – Christmas removed any sign of routine from day to day life, and it feels like my year is only just starting. But what a start. Yesterday was ‘PLR day’, the day authors and illustrators receive a statement […]

Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

All mended after my recent surgery, I can now go galavanting cross-country at will. Thank goodness, because otherwise I’d have had to miss out on attending the absolutely fantastic Sheffield Children’s Book Awards. The awards ceremony was so much fun! What a great day out […]

Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards – WE WON!

Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards – WE WON!

Well I never. I didn’t even know that the smashing team at Bloomsbury had entered our book into the brand new Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, but There’s a Lion In My Cornflakes by me and that incredibly talented chap Jim Field has just won Best […]