Books

These are some of my recent books, and there are more on the way. Including another in the How to Hide a Lion series and a secret book I can't tell you about yet - I know I am teasing! My children's books are available in various foreign editions. These books are available in all good bookshops, independents and online.

Oliver Elephant due to be published October 2017

Oliver Elephant due to be published October 2017

BUY Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger Shortlisted for the LOLLIES (the lol bit stands for laugh out Loud). Shortlisted for the Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award.

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Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger
Shortlisted for the LOLLIES (the lol bit stands for laugh out Loud). Shortlisted for the Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award.

BUY How to Hide a Lion at School 'Some lions are content to stay at home when their owners go to school... not Iris’s. He stows away on a school trip, then has to prove himself when the bus breaks down. A brilliant read for those about to start school.' Smallish Magazine

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How to Hide a Lion at School
'Some lions are content to stay at home when their owners go to school... not Iris’s. He stows away on a school trip, then has to prove himself when the bus breaks down. A brilliant read for those about to start school.' Smallish Magazine

BUY How to Hide a Lion from Grandma 'The pictures have an almost Ardizzone quality. Heaven.' Angels and Urchins Magazine. 'Iris was actually quite interesting, I never knew she could be that funny. I loved the book.' Jonia, age 3

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How to Hide a Lion from Grandma
'The pictures have an almost Ardizzone quality.
Heaven.' Angels and Urchins Magazine. 'Iris was actually quite interesting, I never knew she could be that funny. I loved the book.' Jonia, age 3

BUY How to Hide a Lion 'Funny and warmhearted' Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the Gruffalo. 'Using a nostalgic style and subdued palette reminiscent of midcentury Little Golden Books masters like Richard Scarry.' The New Yorker. Winner of the Prix Livrentête, the Oldham Picture Book Award, and the Rotherham Picture Book Award. Nominated for the Greenaway Medal, the UKLA Awards, the Red House Children's Book Awards and the Stockport Children's Book Award. Was performed on stage at The Polka Theatre in London. The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians featured it in their list of stories which have been tried, tested and loved by children.

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How to Hide a Lion
'Funny and warmhearted' Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the Gruffalo.
'Using a nostalgic style and subdued palette reminiscent of midcentury Little Golden Books masters like Richard Scarry.' The New Yorker.
Winner of the Prix Livrentête, the Oldham Picture Book Award, and the Rotherham Picture Book Award. Nominated for the Greenaway Medal, the UKLA Awards, the Red House Children's Book Awards and the Stockport Children's Book Award.
Was performed on stage at The Polka Theatre in London.
The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians featured it in their list of stories which have been tried, tested and loved by children.

BUY Fleabag Julia Donaldson (of The Gruffalo fame, and former laureate) named this in her top 10 favourite picturebooks. When Fleabag was shortlisted for a Blue Peter Funny Book Award Helen achieved a lifetime ambition and appeared on Blue Peter, winning a much treasured Blue Peter Badge. Winner of the Dundee Picturebook Award, commended at the Sheffield Picture Book Awards, and winner of Silver at the Norfolk Libraries Children's Book Awards.

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Fleabag Julia Donaldson (of The Gruffalo fame, and former laureate) named this in her top 10 favourite picturebooks.

When Fleabag was shortlisted for a Blue Peter Funny Book Award Helen achieved a lifetime ambition and appeared on Blue Peter, winning a much treasured Blue Peter Badge.

Winner of the Dundee Picturebook Award, commended at the Sheffield Picture Book Awards, and winner of Silver at the Norfolk Libraries Children's Book Awards.

BUY The Night Iceberg was selected for the White Ravens International Library 2012, shortlisted for Booktrust Early Years Award and the Dundee Picture Book Award.

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The Night Iceberg was selected for the White Ravens International Library 2012, shortlisted for Booktrust Early Years Award and the Dundee Picture Book Award.

BUY Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey 'This is another nice heart-warming animal story by Michael Morpurgo. The line drawing illustrations are similar to those of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and are lovely and colourful.' The Guardian

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Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey
'This is another nice heart-warming animal story by Michael Morpurgo. The line drawing illustrations are similar to those of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and are lovely and colourful.' The Guardian

BUY The Big Adventure of the Smalls featured in French Elle and was shortlisted for the Junior Magazine Design Award. 'One can spot a little bit of Ardizzone, a little bit of Sempé with a touch of the cheekiness of Bemelmans’ Madeline in her drawings.' Library Mice.

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The Big Adventure of the Smalls featured in French Elle and was shortlisted for the Junior Magazine Design Award.

'One can spot a little bit of Ardizzone, a little bit of Sempé with a touch of the cheekiness of Bemelmans’ Madeline in her drawings.' Library Mice.

BUY Christmas Stories

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Christmas Stories

BUY Mimi and the Mountain Dragon  'A heart-warming Christmas adventure that all the family can share.'

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Mimi and the Mountain Dragon  'A heart-warming Christmas adventure that all the family can share.'

READ MORE HERE Baby I Love You is for new mums, dads and babies in Scotland. The book is a gift from Unicef, with love, to every baby born in Scotland between the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Games in Australia's Gold Coast. Unicef Ambassador Ewan McGregor has recorded a reading of the book.

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Baby I Love You is for new mums, dads and babies in Scotland. The book is a gift from Unicef, with love, to every baby born in Scotland between the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Games in Australia's Gold Coast. Unicef Ambassador Ewan McGregor has recorded a reading of the book.

BUY How to Hide a Lion Book and Toy Gift Set.

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How to Hide a Lion Book and Toy Gift Set.

 
BUY Belle and Sebastien was first published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sébastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.

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Belle and Sebastien was first published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sébastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.

BUY 'Looking for Bear is a heartwarming tale with a soft centre, another triumph for Webb.' The Bookbag

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'Looking for Bear is a heartwarming tale with a soft centre, another triumph for Webb.' The Bookbag