Monday, 30 November 2015

Here's Kyle!

Meet Kyle. He's a huge Albie fan as you can see!  When he found out his dad, Dave had messaged Ed Eaves and me on Twitter, Kyle asked if he could show off his collection. 

Now, he's waiting patiently for number 7 to be published. Not long now, Kyle!

Kyle's picture joins our other Albie fans on the Albie Fans' Wall of Fame.  See who else is reading the books here.

If you would like your child to appear in the gallery, send me a photo on Twitter and I'll put it online.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

There's a Monster in My Fridge - New Activities!

There's a Monster in my Fridge... is there one in yours too?

Get your claws on these FAB activities and have some brilliant monstery fun.  

Developed in partnership with Zoe Toft at Playing by the Book, these activities are great for children aged 4 to 10 and fit in with the school curriculum too.  

There's a Monster in my Fridge is illustrated by the cleverly talented Deborah Allwright.  Check out her blog here.

Take me to the Monster Activities Now


Sunday, 11 October 2015

NEW Whiffy Wilson out NOW!

Whiffy Wilson, the Wolf who Wouldn't go to Bed is now OUT! 
That cheeky wolf cub will NOT go to sleep! He's much too busy lining up his cars and playing his saxophone.  Luckily Dotty is on hand to show him  how much fun bedtimes can be.

Once again, Leonie Lord has done a stunning job illustrating this, the third in the Whiffy Wilson series.  Personally signed copies available to buy over in my online shop.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Love Albie? Love a Bargain?

Wowee! And here's another offer from the fabulous Book People!  

You can buy three awesome Albie adventures for the teeny weeny price of just £4.99! Looks like it might be time to start that Christmas shopping! 

Zoom over to The Book People right NOW!

Bargain of the Year!!

Oh My Gosh!  The Book People have a super fab bargain that you simply CAN NOT ignore! Get all three Princess books for just £4.99!! That's a saving of nearly £16.00!!

All three books are written by me and illustrated by the delectable Sarah Warburton. Hurry while stocks last!  I might even buy some myself!

Take me to The Book People!

Monday, 5 October 2015

There's a Monster in my Fridge!

It's nearly Hallowe'en!

And to celebrate, I am delighted to announce that I have a new and deliciously spooky book out! 

There are monsters lurking everywhere
With pointy teeth and tangly hair
Can you find them? Dare you look
Between the pages of this book?

Wildly illustrated by the amazing Deborah Allwright, it's packed with funny monsters and surprises.  Come back soon for some sneaky peeks and activities!  


Find out more

NEW How to Catch a Dragon Activities

Albie is always having adventures!  In this story, he meets a real knight at the library and the two of them set off on a quest to find some dragons.  The book is bursting with wonderful illustrations from the brilliant Ed Eaves.  And now you can draw your own dragon, thanks to a brand new FREE download by Ed.

And if that wasn't enough, you an also make a Dragon Chomper! Eek!

Hurry over to the Activities and Downloads
page now!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

ALL NEW Whiffy Wilson Activities

Oh you're going to LOVE these! 

I've teamed up with the amazing Zoe Toft at Playing by the Book to create LOADS of lovely activities for little ones.  They are all designed to inspire children aged 3 to 5 and can be used at home or in the classroom.

Want to find out more? Click Here

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Starting school soon?

Do you have a little one starting school in September? If so, you might like to read this book with them.  Check out this lovely review with videos from Missus B

Read more reviews here

Watch out for some fantastic activities coming to you soon in partnership with Playing by the Book!!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Princess and the Giant Co-editions

Writing in rhyme is a tricky business.  And some publishers shy away from rhyme because it can be difficult to translate. 

But not Nosy Crow! My Princess picture books have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Spanish, Catalan and French so far.  

Here are three foreign editions of my latest book, The Princess and the Giant.  See if you can guess which countries they are published in?

Friday, 26 June 2015

Barnyard Stories with Sheffield Children

I've spent the last two days with 11 classes of Sheffield kids in a barn for the ESCAL team's Wonderland of Books festival.
The event took place a Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
, a charity which specialises in giving children a real farm experience. Over 200 children met the animals, had a tour of the farm, sang songs and made up stories. They also made wonderful book boxes and got to visit the Little Library Bus and read about a naughty Rhino who escapes for a zoo.  Hmm. That sounds familiar!
ESCAL is an award-winning literacy project run by Sheffield City Council. It aims to ensure that: Every Sheffield Child is Articulate and Literate.  Find out more here
We had great fun - and the sun even shone for us! 
Thanks to everyone at Sheffield ESCAL and Sheffield Library services, and to all the fantastic children and teachers who came. We had a brilliant couple of days!
The Princess and the Presents book box
The Princess and the Peas book box

The Princess and the Presents book box
The Princess and the Giant book box

Monday, 15 June 2015

New Princess and the Giant Activities - FREE!

The lovely Joanna at Nosy Crow has gone and designed some beautiful activity sheets for you to download and print.  

There are also some black and white versions of these if you prefer!

Download them all here

Thursday, 7 May 2015

How to Win a Monster Race - OUT NOW!

YIPPEEE!! It's Publication Day!

Albie is off on a new adventure today.  And guess what? You can buy a personally signed copy directly from me, via my website* 

Check it out here


* Also available in all good book stores and online

Monday, 13 April 2015

Buy Personally Signed Books Online!

I am delighted to let you know that you can now buy personally signed books direct from me, via my website.  Visit my online shop to see what's on offer. 

If you want me to add a personal message or dedication, you can fill this in on the PayPal web form.

Browse Now

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Princess and the Giant

We all love a good fairy tale, so here's one with a twist! 

I am delighted to announce the publication of The Princess and the Giant, illustrated by the amazing Sarah Warburton and published by Nosy Crow,   I hope you'll agree that Sarah, and the talented Nosy Crow designers have done a stunning job with the cover.  Just wait till you see the insides! They are stuffed with a feast of visual delights.

The writing isn't too bad either, if you like that sort of thing!

The Princess and the Giant is available in hardback in all good bookshops and online.  Paperback version coming in June.

Find out more

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Foxy and Alphonso are at it again!

The third book in the Foxy Tales series is now out in all good bookshops and online.  

This time, the two naughty rogues have landed themselves in jail! Can they escape or are they going to spend the rest of their days locked up Eric the Evil, Smokey Malone and other animal fiends.  

Pick up a copy now to find out! 

Illustrated by the hugely talented Alex T. Smith
Published by Hodder, 2015

Find out more

Monday, 23 March 2015

Ooh! Ooh! Welcome to Alien School is on the Telly!

Albie had his first television appearance yesterday on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.  If you missed it, you can watch it 

Friday, 13 February 2015

Do you have a little (or big!) Albie fan in your home?
If so, you might like to make them part of my new Albie Fans' Wall of Fame.  

Simply send a tweet to @carylhart1 and attach a photo of your child with their favourite book. I will then put it up on my website. 

If you'd like to add a comment, you can do that too!

Visit the Albie Fans' Wall of Fame