The Great Sheep Shenanigans is one of the great reads for 2012 on the children’s book website LoveReading4Kids. http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/g12/2012-Great-Reads.html
Yearly Archives: 2012
The Great Sheep Shenanigans, my latest collaboration with the marvellous Mei Matsuoka for Andersen Press, was on the shortlist at this morning’s Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2012 ceremony at City Hall. Although we didn’t win one of the main prizes … Continue reading
King Jack and the Dragon is one of this term’s Top Five Good Reads for the 3-7 year old age group, as recommended by Sheffield City Council’s city-wide literacy strategy, ESCAL (Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate), Sheffield Schools Library Service and DECSY … Continue reading
King Jack and the Dragon is on the longlist for the 3–6 year old category in the UK Literacy Association Book Award 2013, which was announced today. Founded in 1963, the UKLA is a charity that promotes good practice nationally and … Continue reading
I was the guest of the excellent Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, London today – within a gold-medal-winning discus throw of the Olympic Park – to present Farmer Clegg’s Night Out, illustrated by Jim Field and published by Macmillan Children’s … Continue reading
Today I had a great visit to Holywell C of E Primary School, Tawstock, North Devon, as part of the School Programme of the Appledore Book Festival. It was a delightful little village school with a thatched roof, just 70 … Continue reading
King Jack and the Dragon has been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013 in the “Never Too Young” category. The seventh year of the awards was launched on Monday 1st October, when voting polls on the website went … Continue reading
Farmer Clegg’s Night Out is this week’s top choice on the book blog Read It Daddy!
The Shark in the Dark is one of the picture books chosen by Julia Donaldson, the Children’s Laureate, for her excellent new website Picture Book Plays, a resource to help teachers and others – including other authors! – to turn … Continue reading
Scottish Book Trust will be including Cats Ahoy! among the titles in their 2013 Bookbug pack. Two thousand copies will also be printed in Gaelic for the Gaelic Bookbug pack.