Friday, 19 October 2012


I often get wonderful letters and emails from readers. Yesterday a parcel arrived from Leicestershire, containing a bundle of letters from children who I met at Melton Mowbray library earlier this year.

These letters are decorated with some great drawings, and I can't resist posting a few of them here: 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Salford Children’s Book Award

The Island of Thieves has been shortlisted for the 2013 Salford Children’s Book Award along with six other fabulous books. I'm very proud to be part of such a distinguished shortlist. 


Monday, 1 October 2012

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012

I'm very pleased that The Dragonsitter has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize as one of the "funniest books for children aged seven to fourteen".

The other shortlisted books are listed here; the winner is going to be announced at the beginning of November.