What can I say? I'm thrilled, honoured and over the moon that two of my books have been nominated for the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal. Thank you to the librarians who voted for my books! You can see the whole list HERE.
Cheltenham Festival was such fun. My event was based on Monster in the Hood and Betty Goes Bananas. The audience were brilliant and so were their Monster drawings! Below are some pictures and a couple of tweets from the day.
I love receiving post from schools via my publisher. Here are some amazing depictions of the Monster in the Hood, by Bryony School's Reception Class! Thank you for sharing these with me, Bryony School!
THE MONSTER IN THE HOOD is a triple-twisted tale about fear, misconception, expectation & most importantly, friendship.
Wow! I was so overwhelmed with the amount of entries for the Monster in the Hood colouring contest that I decided to pick 6 winners, instead of just 1. I'll be announcing the winners throughout the week on Twitter, and I'll post all six winners here on my site a little later. Each winner will receive a signed copy of Monster in the Hood. *UPDATE* The winning entries are below.
Come and join me for an interactive story telling session at Waterstones, Salisbury. We'll be celebrating the launch of 'Monster in the Hood'. This a free event, suitable for all ages. Waterstones, Salisbury has chosen Monster in the Hood as their 'Picture Book of the Month' of June! For more details on the event press HERE. See you there!
It's always a thrill to discover a review, and it's even more exciting when it's the first review of an upcoming book. Below is a press cutting from The Bookseller. MONSTER IN THE HOOD was one of Fiona Noble's June highlights. MONSTER IN THE HOOD is out first in the UK on June 3rd.
The woods are SO 2000.
This monster lives in a gritty neighbourhood deep in the city. And everyone is scared of him. Everyone except an exceptionally brave trio of street-smart friends, that is.
But you should NEVER, EVER judge a book by its cover, especially if the book happens to be about a rumbly, grumbly, and very hungry monster.
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this book! I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s SO much fun to read out loud - and although it’ll make you SCREECH and SQUEAL I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the fuzzy one-eyed monster.
The book won’t drop until June in the UK via Oxford University Press - but I wanted to let you know that you can now pre-order it online HERE.
My third title with Oxford University Press (and my 8th book altogether) will be MONSTER IN THE HOOD, out summer 2016. HE'S GRUMBLY AND RUMBLY AND FRIGHTENINGLY HUNGRY. BUT ARE THINGS ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM? A MONSTER BOOK WITH A TWIST.