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Annabel Pitcher

  • 5 stars across 10 books
Annabel graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and an ambition to be a children's author. She had a variety of jobs before deciding to travel the world and focus on writing. Annabel now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and two young sons.

Her first book, MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE, won the Branford Boase and a Betty Trask Award in 2012 and KETCHUP CLOUDS won the 2014 Waterstones Children's Prize. Annabel's work has been shortlisted for numerous prestigious awards including the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Galaxy British Book Award and the Red House Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Visit Annabel's website at www.annabelpitcher.com and follow her on Twitter @APitcherAuthor.
4th August 2022

Happy Birthday, Dog!

Cat and Dog are best friends (most of the time) although they are VERY different. Dog is quiet and Cat is loud. Cat is b... MoreHappy Birthday, Dog!

(12 reviews) Review
1st July 2013

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Winner of the 2012 Branford Boase Award, this is Annabel Pitcher's stunning debut about ten-year-old Jamie, and the way ... MoreMy Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

(5 reviews) Review
1st July 2013

Ketchup Clouds

Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2013, KETCHUP CLOUDS tells the story of one teenage girl with a very bi... MoreKetchup Clouds

(4 reviews) Review
29th September 2015

Silence is Goldfish

The third YA novel from the bestselling and prize-winning author of MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE and KETCHUP C... MoreSilence is Goldfish

(0 reviews) Review
14th January 2013

Project Bright Spark: Band 17/Diamond

Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level Briony had always suspected there ... MoreProject Bright Spark: Band 17/Diamond

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1st November 2017

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell

Dads leave home all the time. It's not that unusual, really. Leon's dad walked out. So did Mo's. But Archie's? Well, tha... MoreThe Last Days of Archie Maxwell

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29th September 2015

Silence is Goldfish

'I know what planet I am, thank you very much and I am sick of trying to bump myself up the solar system when my true po... MoreSilence is Goldfish

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26th May 2016

Rollercoasters: Contemporary Issues Book Box

Rollercoasters Book Boxes will help broaden your KS3 students' reading, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary and ... MoreRollercoasters: Contemporary Issues Book Box

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