Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine, magnificently illustrated by David Roberts, has been selected for the UK Summer Reading Challenge 2015. Promoted by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. The book collections contain … Continue reading
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I’m delighted that The Cat, The Mouse and the Runaway Train, illustrated by Steve Cox and published by Hodder, is on the shortlist for the 2015 Portsmouth Book Award, run by the Portsmouth Schools Library Service. The winner will be … Continue reading
LIFE STINKS!, book one in the KNIGHTMARE! series, is on the reading lists for Read For My School 2015, the national reading competition sponsored by Pearson and Booktrust and supported by the Department for Education. http://www.booktrust.org.uk/programmes/primary/read-for-my-school/2015-recommended-reads/ http://www.readformyschool.co.uk/
Meet the Parents (illustrated by Sara Ogilvie and published by Simon & Schuster) and Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine (illustrated by David Roberts and published by Andersen Press) are both on the shortlist for the Peters’ Book of the Year … Continue reading
Learners from Garden Montessori at Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa, took to the stage to perform The Shark in the Dark at the end of November. It looks like a brilliant show!
Two of my books – Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine (illustrated by David Roberts and published by Andersen Press) and Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate (illustrated by Penny Dann and published by Macmillan) have been shortlisted for The Bishop’s Stortford … Continue reading
Meet the Parents, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, is nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2015. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 17 March 2015.
To mark Fathers‘ Story Week in the lead up to Fathers’ Day, the Fatherhood Institute charity, of which I am a patron, has posted videos of me and others reading stories to encourage dads to read with their children. Two of … Continue reading
Two shortlistings in one day! A Lark in the Ark, my first picture book, is on the shortlist for the Booktrust Best Book Awards in the Best Tech category, for a fab version with simultaneous signing in British Sign Language, produced … Continue reading
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo, illustrated by Mei Matsuoka, is shortlisted for the Hillingdon Picture Book Award, 2014, supported by the London Borough of Hillingdon. The shortlisted books will be read by schoolchildren throughout the borough and a winner will be … Continue reading