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Cerrie Burnell

  • 5 stars across 21 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... MoreHarper and the Circus of Dreams

(13 reviews) Review
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, ... MoreHarper and the Sea of Secrets - World book Day 2016

(13 reviews) Review
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... MoreHarper and the Night Forest

(13 reviews) Review
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 whic... MoreThe Girl with the Shark's Teeth

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreMermaid

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreHarper and the Scarlet Umbrella

(3 reviews) Review
28th April 2022

Wilder than Midnight

"An absolutely enchanting tale . . . I adored it." Tamzin Merchant, author of The HatmakersA bold and evocative new adve... MoreWilder than Midnight

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Ice Bear Miracle

(2 reviews) Review
1st September 2015

Mermaid

(1 review) Review
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