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Dawn McNiff

Dawn McNiff

  • 5 stars across 11 books
Dawn was born in a blue house by the sea in Sussex. She now lives in a brown house in Gloucestershire with her two teenage daughters and lots of furry pets. In 2008 she completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, which was 100% fab. In the past, she has worked as a bereavement counsellor, a copywriter, a teaching assistant and a children's bookseller - but her best job has always been being a mummy. Dawn likes dancing to bad 80s songs, going for rainy walks, eating green soup, snoozing by her log-burner, and writing in cafes. (PS: Never challenge Dawn to a water fight cos you'll lose). Follow Dawn on Twitter: @DawnMcNiff
1st September 2016

The Beginning Woods

A MYSTERY NO ONE CAN SOLVE The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air - just piles of cl... MoreThe Beginning Woods

(2 reviews) Review
5th February 2015

Worry Magic

Hilarious, heartfelt, and with family at its core, this comforting story is for anyone who just can't help worrying! Co... MoreWorry Magic

(1 review) Review
7th January 2021

Love from Alfie McPoonst, The Best Dog Ever

Dear Izzy, I’m a Sky Dog now. I live in Dog Heaven, because I died...When Alfie the dog dies, he sends his owner Izzy le... MoreLove from Alfie McPoonst, The Best Dog Ever

(1 review) Review
3rd April 2014

Little Celeste

A heart-warming tale about magic, responsibility, mothers and daughters Eleven-year-old Shelley only leaves her bedroom... MoreLittle Celeste

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4th February 2013

Mummy's Little Monster

Tiny Troll loves his mummy more than anything, even puddles and earwigs, but when Mrs Troll begins curling her bri... MoreMummy's Little Monster

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9th March 2017

Hopscotch Twisty Tales: Chicken Tricken

Chicken Tricken loves to play tricks! He is very good at tricking Goosey Loosey and Ducky Lucky out of their food. But ... MoreHopscotch Twisty Tales: Chicken Tricken

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6th May 2020

Bug Club Shared Reading: Planet Earth, Here We Come! (Reception)

Miss Moon is taking her alien class on a school trip to… Earth! From slurping spaghetti in Europe, to ice-skating in Ant... MoreBug Club Shared Reading: Planet Earth, Here We Come! (Reception)

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Let's Play, Daddy Bear! A Bloomsbury Young Reader: Purple Book Band

Book Band: Purple (Ideal for ages 6+) A heart-warming family story, ideal for children practising their reading at home... MoreLet's Play, Daddy Bear! A Bloomsbury Young Reader: Purple Book Band

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