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Anthea Simmons

  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Anthea Simmons lives in Devon with her polydactyl cat, Caramac. After a successful career in the City and a spell of teaching, she finally knuckled down to write at the insistence of her son, Henry. She is the author of Share, The Best Best Baby, I'm Big Now and Lightning Mary and spends much of her time campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU.
    4th April 2019

    Lightning Mary

    Winner of the middle grade STEAM Book Prize Ordinary is what most people are and I am not. I am not ordinary at all. I ... More

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    9th March 2009

    Share Day

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    5th June 2014

    The Best, Best Baby!

    A big sister learns that although her baby brother can be VERY annoying and there are lots of things that he can't do ye... More

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    1st April 2021

    Burning Sunlight

    Zaynab is from Somaliland, a country that doesn't exist because of politics and may soon be no more than a desert. Lucas... More

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    5th January 2017

    I'm Big Now

    When you are big, you're not the baby any more, but sometimes you want to do the baby things you used to do before! In t... More

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