SEPTEMBER IN ST IVES

It was an absolute honour to be invited to St Ives Infant and Nursery School to officially open the Butterfly Library! What an inspiring space for children to discover a love of reading. I’m sure the new books will take everyone on many exciting, funny and heartfelt adventures.

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Time to Move South for Winter – Launch WEEK!

At this time of year, the Arctic terns will be readying for their annual migration south. And things have been busy here, too!

On September 2nd, Time to Move South for Winter was officially published with Nosy Crow, illustrated by my hugely talented co-creator, Jenny Løvlie. I’ve been a fan of Jenny’s work for a while. She is the illustrator of The Girls/The Boys (written by Lauren Ace) and the Kitty series (written by Paula Harrison.) You can find out more about Jenny’s work here.

“Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world’s longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter.”

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SCISSORELLA ✨PICTURE BOOK COVER REVEAL✨

I’m so, so pleased to finally be able to shout about these gorgeous illustrations and this fantastic cover from Laura Barrett.

SCISSORELLA: The Paper Princess, will be published by Andersen Press on 4th November, just in time for Christmas. It’s a reworking of the classic Cinderella tale, inspired by the life and work of German animator Lotte Reiniger, whose techniques & inventions inspired the early work of Disney & countless animators & CGI artists since.

Laura Barrett, the awesome illustrator for this project, is another who has been inspired by Lotte’s work. Laura says,

“I discovered the stunning paper cut animations of Lotte a while back, and her work has been a huge source of inspiration to me over the years. So I was thrilled to be commissioned by Andersen Press and teamed up with Clare’s imaginative text with a feminist twist. I worked in a different style for this picture book, using paper texture as a nod to Lotte’s original paper cuts.”

✨You can read more about Laura and her work on her blog (https://laurabarrettuk.medium.com/picture-book-reveal-scissorella-b71cc3ad5038) and also at Andersen Press (https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/books/scissorella/) ✨

TIME TO MOVE SOUTH FOR WINTER – COVER REVEAL!

I’m so, so excited to finally be able to shout about my new picture book with the award-winning illustrator, Jenny Løvlie, and the fabulous team at Nosy Crow.

“Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world’s longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter.”

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WEEEEEEEEEE!

On 1st April we welcomed ‘Wee? It Wasn’t Me!‘ into the world. Illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne and published by Macmillan, in this next adventure Lenny the ring-tailed lemur is on holiday in North America when he slips in something wet and yellow and smelly… it’s WEE! But whose wee could it be? Lenny is on a mission to find out.

We’ve been very busy marking the celebrations.

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