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Forthcoming Titles for 2016-2017
All three of these titles are illustrated by my longtime artistic collaborator, Cheryl Orsini.
The Tales of Mrs Mancini; ABC Books, November, 2016.
Mrs Mancini, part owner of the most gorgeous patisserie shop in town, is a cat with two missions: to spread the love of cake, and to help the lonely children who live on the square solve the problems in their lives. This collection of three stories is similar in style and format to our incredibly successful 2015 title, The Fairy Dancers. Suitable for reading aloud to younger children, or ideal for new readers transitioning out of picture books into chapter books (like The Fairy Dancers, it has more text than a picture book, but still has full colour illustrations). Blog post here.
Lucy’s Book; Lothian, February 2017
A picture book for everyone who has ever known what it is to love a book with all their heart.
Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows from the library over and over againThe book is shared with her friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. But what will Lucy do when her favourite book goes missing?
The Fairy Dancers (Volume 2); ABC Books, 2017.
The Fairy Dancers return in a brand new collection of stories, including a fairy sleepover, an eisteddfod appearance which sees Emma, Grace and Mia pit their dancing skills against three BOYS, and the most magical Christmas dancing adventure ever. Publication date to be announced