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Gillian Shields

Gillian Shields

  • 5 stars across 47 books
Gillian Shields combines her two passions for books and theatre by writing stories and teaching drama. She takes huge inspiration from her experience as a drama teacher, and has written many picture and fiction books for children of all ages. Gillian lives in Sussex with her husband and two children.
30th August 2012

William's Winter Wish

William longs for it to snow. Maybe if he makes a wish on Grandpa's snow globe it will really happen. But disaster str... MoreWilliam's Winter Wish

(6 reviews) Review
29th July 2015

Puppy Love

(5 reviews) Review
3rd October 2008

Sam's Snowflake

Sam is VERY excited. It's Christmas Eve and Dad has set off into the forest to fetch a festive surprise. He promised t... MoreSam's Snowflake

(5 reviews) Review
21st March 2018

Sometimes I Feel Sad

Sometimes I feel sad.Sometimes it's because I've lost something.Or because I'm hurt.Other times I don't know why I feel ... MoreSometimes I Feel Sad

(5 reviews) Review
2nd October 2009

Henry's Holiday

Poor little Henry! All the other baby penguins are having fun sliding on the ice and tumbling in the snow, but Henry doe... MoreHenry's Holiday

(4 reviews) Review
14th March 2013

When the World Was Waiting for You

The Rabbit family is filled with excitement - because soon a new baby will arrive! And they can't wait to meet it. The ... MoreWhen the World Was Waiting for You

(3 reviews) Review
2nd May 2013


There's tears and tantrums in this humorous picture book about manners when Ellie is tired of playing with her toys. ... MoreElephantantrum!

(2 reviews) Review
8th January 2010

Angel Baby

(1 review) Review
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