Picture Books

OUT NOW: The Little Green Drum (Early Reader)

Published by Orion Children’s Books (May 2015) Samia’s dad is very important. Every Ramadan he wakes the whole village up in time for breakfast. But this year, things are different

Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party

Illustrated by Chris Mould published by Nosy Crow and coming in the USA from Candlewick Press in October 2014 Who’s the grubbiest pirate on the high seas? Why, it’s Captain

Bear’s Best Friend

Illustrated by Sarah Dyer published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books Bear has lots of friends, but he doesn’t have a best friend. No matter how hard he looks, he just can’t find one. Until,

Down in the Daisies

Illustrated by Emily Bolam published by Orion Children’s Books A first counting book in rhyme, which takes in weather and different baby animals all around the world. See how the

King Ocean’s Flute

Illustrated by Peter Malone published by Orion Children’s Books Paulo the shepherd boy drives his family mad with his humming, so his grandfather gives him an old flute to distract

First Rhymes

Illustrated by Selina Young A book of new rhymes, games and songs for 3-6 When the paperback of One Hungry Baby was published, I was asked to do a new version of

One Hungry Baby

A bedtime counting book for 2+ Illustrated by Sue Hellard This was my first-ever picture book, and it starts like this: “One hungry baby, two front teeth, three dribbly chins

One Smiling Sister

Illustrated by Emily Bolam A rhyming counting book for nursery school age all about going to school. How many children can you count? Published by Dorling Kindersley 2000 Now sadly

Nigel’s Numberless World

Illustrated by Neal Layton Nigel (or Neil in the USA) can’t understand why numbers are so important. But then he gets a magic watch for his birthday and WHIZZ! BANG!

Rosie Rabbit Books

Illustrated by Patrick Yee Two pre-school lift-the-flap books about a little rabbit. Published 1996 by Orchard Books. Now out-of-print, but can sometimes be found in the Welsh edition in online

Retellings and Anthologies

I like doing retellings. You can find some of my non-Greek and Celtic myth retellings, and also some of my original short stories in the books below. I have three