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Alan Dapré

Alan Dapré is the author of sixty books for children. His stories and plays have been on BBC Radio and published for use in schools. A former TV scriptwriter, whose work was BAFTA nominated, Alan now writes zany stories for young readers. His new series stars Porridge the (world’s only) Tartan Cat, who lives by […]

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Chris Callaghan

Chris* hasn’t always been an author but has always written stories. Real life has often got in his way. Even when he was an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force, he was still scribbling stories. He once had a back-seat trip in a jet fighter, which was very cool (but don’t tell anyone that […]

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Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery is the award-winning children’s author of bestselling middle grade fiction and picture books, including Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, Space Tortoise and Max and the Millions. He previously worked as a primary school teacher and now tours the country for school events and festivals.

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Sally Gardner & Lydia Corry

Sally Gardner gained a first class degree at a leading London art college and became a successful theatre costume designer before illustrating and writing books. Her debut novel, I, Coriander won the Nestle Gold Award and she is also a Costa and Carnegie prize-winner. Her books have been translated all over the world and have […]

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Sharon Marie Jones

Sharon Marie Jones* lives just outside Aberystwyth, mid-Wales. She is married and is Mam to three sons. She grew up in mountainous North Wales and listened in wide-eyed wonderment to local folk tales about giants and fairies. She even had her very own fairy door on the crab apple tree at the bottom of their garden. […]

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Steven Lenton

Steven Lenton* hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Soho, London creating an array of charming characters for his picture books. Best known for illustrating the bestselling Shifty McGifty series written by Tracey Corderoy, Steven has illustrated many lovely book as well as writing and illustrating his own stories. *Official featured VIP Author & […]

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