major award winning Children's Author


Goodnight Spaceman – thumbs up to Tim Peake!

Excuse the excess exclamation marks, but GOODNIGHT SPACEMAN has been created in collaboration with Tim Peake!!!! ESA ASTRONAUT TIM PEAKE. SERIOUSLY – TIM PEAKE. TIM ACTUAL FACTUAL PEAKE. THAT’LL BE TIM FLIPPIN’ PEAKE. Tim is an incredible role model for everyone, particularly young children. Part […]

Telegraph’s best children’s books of 2016

Telegraph’s best children’s books of 2016

Hooray! ‘A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEAR SPOTTING’ by me and David Roberts is one of the Daily Telegraph’s best children’s books of 2016! Great news on World Book Day. ‘An illustrated story that will delight adventurous under-fives.’ This book is being so well received all […]

Winners! Stockport Children’s Book Awards 2015

Winners! Stockport Children’s Book Awards 2015

Drum roll, please… ‘There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes’ has won Best Picture Book at the Stockport Children’s Book Awards 2015! Me and Jim Field were invited along to the very special, very glamorous award ceremony at Edgeley Park last night, along with some extremely […]

101 ☆☆☆☆☆ reviews!

‘Goodnight Digger’, written by me and illustrated by Nick East, now has 101 five star reviews on Amazon. Quite a landmark. I’m so proud of the Goodnight series and so happy to be published by Puffin – a dream come true.

Seriously funny

I’m so glad to see ‘This Book Is Funny‘ gathering momentum and support. It shouldn’t need to be argued that funny books are just as important as serious ones, or that the well crafted ones deserve to be equally lauded. Funny isn’t just important; funny […]