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Anne Booth

  • 5 stars across 26 books
    Anne Booth studied English at The University of York, but after some years working in a bookshop and teaching in Italy, she studied Pastoral Theology for a year before working as an administrative assistant in a Christian Charity. Whilst working she completed a part-time MA in Children's Literature, which she still loves! After getting married and raising four children, she took art classes as a hobby. Later, she worked part-time running singing and art classes in an old people's home, and tutoring. She then, she studied another part-time MA in the evenings - this time in Creative Writing! She gave up teaching to become a full-time carer for her elderly parents and during this time, she began to write books for children, got an agent and then got published. Her first book, Girl with a White Dog, for 9-12 year olds was published in 2014 and since then, she has published two more books for 9-12 year olds, four picture books, four books for 5-8 year olds and one book for 7-9 year olds. In her own words, "Jenny The Shy Angel" will be my fifth picture book and my 13th children's book, so I feel very blessed! I absolutely love Ruth Hearson's illustrations for this book!"
    21st January 2021

    A Shelter for Sadness

    Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming i... More

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    12th November 2015

    Refuge

    The Christmas story and what follows: the fleeing of Jesus, Mary and Joseph from Herod's soldiers to Egypt. This is a bo... More

    (7 reviews)
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    11th June 2020

    Bloom

    Featured in The Guardian as one of the best picture books, and in The Sunday Times as children's book of the w... More

    (7 reviews)
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    7th June 2018

    Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Sleepy Hummingbirds

    To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical Kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that w... More

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    4th June 2015

    Fairiest Fairy

    Poor Betty! She's always getting into messy muddles. She can't paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes ar... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    Lucy's Winter Rescue

    Christmas miracles come in all sizes! When Lucy finds a lost baby otter she makes a Christmas wish to find him a special... More

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    6th June 2019

    Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Silent Songbirds

    To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that w... More

    (2 reviews)
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    5th February 2007

    I Want a Friend

    The first day at school for Tony Ross' best loved chracter - the Little Princess! The Little Princess is tired of playin... More

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    5th October 2017

    Lucy's Magical Surprise

    Lucy's help is needed when a donkey foal is about to be born. Will she be able to gather everyone together in time? And ... More

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    4th October 2018

    Lucy's Search for Little Star

    Lucy is on holiday with her family when she meets a curious little kitten called Star. He's a tiny little thing and he f... More

    (1 review)
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