Monday, 30 June 2014

Reviews: The Princess and the Presents

I've just been reading some lovely reviews for The Princess and the Presents, illustrated by Sarah Warburton and published by Nosy Crow.

If you'd like to see what people are saying, check out the reviews here.

"This book is an absolute delight." Story Mama

"An up-to-date cautionary tale with a powerful punch and peachy ending." Red Reading Hub

Find out more

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Foxy Tales - Take a Look Inside!



I've just discovered that you can have a good old nosey inside the second Foxy Tales book on Amazon.  So if you're thinking of getting hold of a copy, have a look here first!  Hopefully you'll think it looks like fun and rush down to your local bookshop for a hot-off-the-press copy.  

And if you don't... well, I'll tell Alphonso!

It's time for the Summer Reading Challenge!

Yes folks, it's nearly time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge to begin!  Yip Yip!

This year's theme is Mythical Maze, illustrated by the hugely talented and ever-so-lovely Sarah MacIntyre!

I'll be launching the Sheffield Challenge soon, so keep an eye out here for where and when you can join the fun.

So what is the Summer Reading Challenge?  It's a scheme run by The Reading Agency in local libraries to help get children reading over the summer holidays.  All you have to do is read six books and you get loads of goodies like stickers and posters and other cool stuff, all FREE!  

There's a brilliant website where you can log your achievements, watch video messages by authors (hopefully soon including me!), and join in book chat.  Go here to create a profile and find out more.

And lots of libraries are running events too, so get down to your local library and sign up for the challenge. Eeek!