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Out Now: Chloe’s Secret Fairy Godmother Club

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Chloe and her friends have a new plan – they are going to be Fairy Godmothers, and they aren’t going to let any real life obstacles get in their way.  Fantasy and reality clash in this second book about Chloe, for readers

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Chloe’s Secret Princess Club

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Meet Chloe – a super imaginative girl who, along with her two best friends, has made up her mind to be princess, and who is not going to let everyday life get in the way! The first in a new series of books

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Sam and the Griswalds – reissued

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Sam and the Griswalds is available now with a lovely new cover and – for the first time – as an e-book.  Read about football-mad Sam, whose life is transformed when the crazy Griswald family move in next door. “Perfect for

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TV Interview – Made in Leeds

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Kerry and Ben interviewed me for The Lowdown on Made In Leeds about how to spark children’s imaginations and the kinds of workshops I do in schools.  I even helped them do a little storytelling of their own – all

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The Complete Wild Thing Series

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All three Wild Thing Title are now available, published by Scholastic. Read about little sister Wild Thing’s crazy ways, and her adventures with big sister Kate, as they go to school, get a dog and in their most recent escapade,

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Wild Thing (and Hound Dog) Launched at Edinburgh

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  Wild Thing Gets A Dog went public at the Edinburgh International Book Fair at it’s annual Schools Gala Day.  I was talking to a marquee full of school children and their teachers, all six hundred of them (that’s children,

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Wolfie Launched

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The official Wolfie launch took place at Leeds, Waterstones, with lots of little wolves roaming the aisles and feasting on a special Wolfie cake and wolf-shaped gingerbreads! They also took part in a “Guess how many burgers an adult wolf

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Top Ten Books About Wolves

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From the Big Bad Wolf of fairy tales, to Jack London’s wilderness stories and Michelle Paver’s Ancient Darkness – read my picks for The Guardian and see if you agree. And here is an article for Booktrust all about the

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Wolfie Events

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My first Wolfie event took place at the fabulous Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, when I introduced Lucie and Wolfie to an audience of 150 school children. Read more here My most recent school events have been at Wakefield

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Oh No! Watch Out!

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Somebody has been eating my books. Knocking over my laptop. Chewing my manuscripts. Chewing my computer cable. Tripping me up when I set out on school visits. Barking when I am supposed to be writing. Who is this dangerous creature?

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