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Featured Authors 2022

Author Chris Smith

Chris Smith 

Chris Smith is one half of best-selling author duo with Greg James known for their award-winning and best seller around the world, Kid Normal series.

His fantastically funny new book Frankie Best Hates Quests for an event full of epic adventure!

If you would like to learn more about Chris and his incredible books follow the link below!

Lauren Child 

Lauren Child MBE is one of THE most talented picture book author / illustrators in her generation. Lauren is known for her critically acclaimed Clarice Bean series and creator of her other much-loved characters Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort and Hubert Horatio.

Her new and simply delightful summer novel, Clarice Bean: Scram! is a story of seemingly endless holidays, sibling rivalry, domestic comedy, and the incredible excitement of a first

If you would like to learn more about Lauren Child and her incredible books follow the link below!

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Local Authors

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Christine Tennent

Christine Tennent is the author of Horace Burp, Lizard Boy and Horace Burp, Lizard Boy Hero. Her books are dyslexia-friendly, modern fantasy, chapter books for children around 6-9 years. They are fun, action packed stories full of quirky, humorous illustrations.

You can purchase Christine’s books by following the link below!

Mark Elvy 

Mark Elvy is the author of the Fluke and Tash books. These books follow Fluke the Dalmatian Puppy and his trusty sidekick Tash the family Cat as they adventure through time with the help of a dusty old suitcase that happens to have magical powers! Mark’s books are aimed at younger children.

You can purchase Mark’s books by following the link below!

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Jill Stanton-Huxton

Jill Stanton-Huxton is the author of Harvey and the Moon Bus. A beautifully-illustrated story about anthropomorphic animals who have a fantasy adventure together. An underlying theme and moral message which is the importance of helping people. A fantastical adventure story for children 5-7 years old.

Jill also published her The Leaping Hare and the Moon Daisy, it is suitable for both children and adults, with the theme of nature. Many of the poems are beautifully illustrated and about animals, plant, flowers etc that have been taken out of the Oxford Junior Dictionary, deemed not relevant to the modern world.

You can purchase Jill’s books by following the link below!

Darren St Mart 

Darren St Mart is the author of The Lowly Chicken, a book about a Chicken called Henry who transforms from a friendless, spoilt chick to a kind and caring chicken with the help and support of his friends and family. The book is targeted for 4 to 7 year old's.

You can purchase Darren's books by following the link below!

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Rachel Sherfield

Rachel Sherfield is the author and illustrator of Mrs Blossom and Sniffy (the dog that was a little bit whiffy!) and Sidney (the gecko that didn’t like the sun!).

Mrs Blossom and Sniffy is an enchanting story about an old lady and her loyal dog. Sniffy the dog, is fed a wonderful, varied diet; however, there is one problem….it gives him ferocious wind!

Sidney the Gecko is a delightful story about a gecko who discovers the importance of sunlight, and how exposure to the sun plays a vital role in helping the body to stay healthy.

Both books are aimed at children between the age of 3 - 8 years.

You can purchase Rachel’s books from Waterstones or by following the link below!

Paul Megram 

Paul Megram is a highly experienced magician and has won National Championships more than anyone else in history.

He is a member of the Magic Circle and has been awarded the 'silver star' for his high standards of performance.

With this book he will inspire the next generation of young performers to begin a life ling love of all things magic.

Here is everything you need to wow our friends & family, with your new found magical skills!

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Christopher Frost

Christopher Frost is an author and family entertainer.

His book Milo Swan and the Great Diamond Heist, is a fun filled mystery for kids (and big kids) aged from 8 upwards.

Milo and his family go out to buy a pint of milk, nd end up embroiled in a crime of epic proportions. along the way they'll see fantastic rat circus', sail through sewers in a bathtub and meet eccentric crazy characters.

Filled with fantastic puns and fun, you'll love to read Milo Swan and the Great Diamond Heist alongside your children too!

Alice Harman

Alice Harman is the author of Modern Art Explorer. A fun, unpretentious and brilliantly illustrated introduction to modern art for children. Modern Art Explorer takes readers behind the scenes to discover the stories behind thirty famous artworks from the Centre Pompidou’s collection in Paris. Featuring artists such as Henri Matisse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo.

Young readers will be entertained and intrigued by weird details and big ideas alike, growing in confidence as they are encouraged to see and think for themselves. Modern art has never seemed so exciting!

You can purchase Rachel's books by following the link below!

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