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Floella Benjamin

  • 4 stars across 9 books

 Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England in 1960. She is an actress, presenter, writer, producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare and education of children. She is best known as a presenter of the iconic BBC children's television programmes  Play School   and  Play Away  , and she continues to make children's programmes. Her broadcasting work has been recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and OBE. She was appointed a Baroness in the House of Lords in 2010. In 2012 she was presented with the prestigious J. M. Barrie Award by Action for Children's Arts, for her lasting contribution to children's lives through her art. Floella has written thirty books, including  Coming to England  , which is used as a resource in schools in social and cross-curricular areas. The book was adapted into an award-winning film for BBC Education.

 

      Michael Frith is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in many national newspapers worldwide, including  Newsweek  ,  Time  magazine,  The Times   and the  Sunday Times  . He has held twenty-five solo exhibitions, including fourteen in London, the most notable at Smith's Gallery.

 
10th August 2017

Coming to England

Dame Floella Benjamin's classic childhood memoir, Coming to England, includes a foreword by the author a... MoreComing to England

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1st April 2002

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nu... MoreHead, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

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8th June 2009

My Two Grannies

Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie... MoreMy Two Grannies

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6th October 2011

Sea of Tears

Jasmine's parents are increasingly worried about the dangers to their precious only daughter in South London so they hav... MoreSea of Tears

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1st October 2010

Arms Of Britannia

This is the second part of actress and television presenter Floella Benjamin's autobiography. Four years after arriving ... MoreArms Of Britannia

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2nd May 2019

My Two Grandads

Aston's Grandad Roy played in a steel band and Grandad Harry played the trumpet in a brass band. Aston always enjoyed go... MoreMy Two Grandads

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