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Cerrie Burnell

  • 5 stars across 18 books
    Cerrie Burnell is a much-loved presenter on Cbeebies. She was named in the Observer's top ten children's presenters and also featured in the Guardian's 2011 list of 100 most inspirational women where she received praise for tackling disability head on. Cerrie divides her time between London and Manchester. Her bestselling picture books Snowflakes and Mermaid, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson, have won critical acclaim. Magical adventure Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella is her first novel for young readers.

    Our favourite Cerrie Burnell Book Characters
    Harper - from Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella
    Sylvia - from Mermaid
    Little Bird - from Ballet Dreams

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    3rd March 2016

    Harper and the Circus of Dreams

    A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presen... More

    (12 reviews)
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    3rd March 2016

    Harper and the Sea of Secrets - World book Day 2016

    The Songs of the Sea festival is about to start, but disaster has struck! The royal musicians will be performing, ... More

    (12 reviews)
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    2nd March 2017

    Harper and the Night Forest

    A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presen... More

    (12 reviews)
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    2nd April 2015

    Mermaid

    Once there was a boy called Luka, who lived in a town beside a deep silvery sea. Luka longed to splash in th... More

    (5 reviews)
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    3rd January 2019

    The Girl with the Shark's Teeth

    Minnow is different from the other girls in her town and there's plenty to set her apart: the blossom of pale scars whi... More

    (5 reviews)
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    3rd March 2016

    Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

    A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by children's TV pr... More

    (3 reviews)
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    28th April 2022

    Wilder than Midnight

    "An absolutely enchanting tale . . . I adored it." Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers A bold and ev... More

    (3 reviews)
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    6th February 2020

    The Ice Bear Miracle

    Somewhere in the deep and frozen north is an island surrounded entirely by ice. The inhabitants love their snowstorm isl... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th May 2021

    I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present

    "Intelligent, politically bold, and beautiful to browse [...] Every bookshelf needs a copy." - Disability Arts Onl... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th February 2016

    Ballet Dreams

    Once there was a little girl who dreamed of dancing. Of skipping over rooftops and pirouetting round the moon. She... More

    (1 review)
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