Book Week Dress Ups Curious Creatures Wild Minds

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds is the perfect theme for dress ups and Kit and Caboodle are the perfect curious creatures.

Here are some ideas for you to dress up as Kit and Caboodle. Please send in any photos you have dressed up , it would be wonderful to see some very interesting creatures with wild minds.


These dress ups are perfect for Halloween too and it is coming very soon so stay tuned for some kooky fun stuff!



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International Book Awards 2020

In exciting news my book “The Heart Of A Whale” is the WINNER in the International Book Awards 2020 for Children’s Picture Book Hardcopy Fiction. This edition is published by Philomel Book Penguin Random House US.

It is such an honour and always wonderful when your book gets to have another life in another country.

I am so happy that this book has been recognised and appreciated over the other side of the world.

This is a beautiful edition complete with dust jacket and is chosen by Amazon for their Prime Box.

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It’s August and with this misty month comes two fun bookish events.  The first is Love Your Bookshop Day , August 12 and Book Week, the last week in August.

Love Your Bookshop Day is going to be loads of fun for young and old. Local bookshops will be holding different events. There will be character dress ups, continuous reading, special author and illustrator appearances, fun activities and more. Please support your local bookshop and go along to these events. Imagine how it would be if we could only buy books on line. Those wonderful rainy Sunday’s spent huddled in the bookshop, touching, smelling and looking through books wouldn’t exist.

I will be visiting my local bookshop, Farrells, in Main Street Mornington to join into their Love Your Bookshop Day events.

Please come along if you are in the area and chat with me about all things books and bring the little ones for story reading and colouring in activities from 11-12. After me there’ll be lots more things to do.


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Butterfly Girls


My new chapter book series is out now.

Full of fun, best friends,  yummy treats, cool craft and a generous sprinkle of magic. Make a clover wish and enter the imaginary world of the Butterfly Girls.

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