An Interview With Mitch Johnson

The World Cup is in full swing and children are coming in  buzzing about football every day, so I thought it was the ideal time to remind them about Kick by Mitch Johnson. Showing the darker side of money made off the back of the beautiful game, this gripping story is endorsed by Amnesty International … Continue reading An Interview With Mitch Johnson

Kick by Mitch Johnson

Cover illustration by Oriol Vidal Budi has a dream. He’s going to be just like his hero, Kieran Wakefield, and play for Real Madrid. Until then, he’ll keep stitching the boots in the factory that pays his meagre wages. While playing football with his mates after work, one miss-kick of the ball shatters not only … Continue reading Kick by Mitch Johnson

Double Felix by Sally Harris, illustrated by Maria Serrano

The Blurb He skips every second step when he takes the stairs, taps door handles twice and positions objects in pairs. The problem has become so bad that Felix is on the verge of being expelled from school because the principal has had enough of trying to run the school around his very specific rules. … Continue reading Double Felix by Sally Harris, illustrated by Maria Serrano

The Boy Who Hit Play by Chloe Daykin

Publication Date: 5 July 2018 It’s Elvis’s 12th Birthday, and as he blows out the candles on his cake, it’s time to ask the question: “Why?” Why was he left on a bench at the zoo 12 years ago, and who left him there? With the only clues to where he came from being the … Continue reading The Boy Who Hit Play by Chloe Daykin

Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven: The Mystery Of The Skull by Pamela Butchart

Publication Date: 12 July 2018 Cover and interior illustrations by Tony Ross It’s two weeks into the summer holidays, and Peter has called an emergency meeting of The Secret Seven. After returning from Scotland, he discovered an object in his bedroom – a skull with his name written inside! The gang quickly discover Jack’s little … Continue reading Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven: The Mystery Of The Skull by Pamela Butchart

Characters Who Pray by Anne Booth

It’s a pleasure to welcome Anne Booth to the blog today with a wonderfully thought-provoking guest-post, as part of the Across The Divide Blog Tour, to discuss religious characters in children’s books... In my new children’s novel, Across The Divide, I have, as one of the main characters, a teenage boy who wants to do God’s … Continue reading Characters Who Pray by Anne Booth

Across The Divide by Anne Booth

Publication Date: 7 June 2018 Cover illustration by Serena Rocca When Olivia’s mum is arrested for her role in a pacifist protest, she finds herself rushed off to Lindisfarne to stay with her dad, a man she barely knows anymore. With life at home in complete turmoil, that’s the last thing she needs if she’s … Continue reading Across The Divide by Anne Booth

Me And Mister P: Ruby’s Star by Maria Farrer, illustrated by Daniel Rieley

Cover and internal illustrations by Daniel Rieley Welcome to my stop on Mister P’s Blog Tour! I’m delighted to be hosting a fabulous guest post by Maria Farrer about Putting Empathy Centre Stage, and sharing my review of Me And Mister P: Ruby’s Star... Ruby spends her days, and nights, looking after her Mum and baby … Continue reading Me And Mister P: Ruby’s Star by Maria Farrer, illustrated by Daniel Rieley

Building blocks, books, bathrooms and bears – Putting Empathy Centre Stage by Maria Farrer

I am delighted to welcome Maria Farrer to my blog today to talk all things Mister P and Empathy Day... “Hello and a huge welcome to Empathy Day 2018; a day to put empathy centre stage and keep it there; a day to log on to http://www.empathylab.uk to discover a wealth of information and resources … Continue reading Building blocks, books, bathrooms and bears – Putting Empathy Centre Stage by Maria Farrer

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton

Publication Date: 7 June 2018 Cover and inside illustrations by Matt Saunders As very important guests descend on the Last Chance Hotel, Seth Seppi wishes he was just a little bit magic, so he could be in with a chance of completing the myriad of tasks set by hotel owners, Mr and Mrs Bunn, and … Continue reading The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton