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Gillian Shields

  • 4 stars across 45 books
    Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London. Only in 1988 did she become a full-time writer. Since then, Geraldine has established herself as one of the most exciting children's writer's today. Seven of her novels have won a major children's book award. The Kite Rider and Stop the Train were both shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2001.


    Gillian Shields is the author of over thirty books for children and teenagers. She studied English at Cambridge and acting in London, then worked for several years in a drama school. Gillian now lives in Sussex and has a son and daughter, a wonderful husband and a very naughty dog. Her picture books include Ben and Gran and the Whole Wide Wonderful World, and Dogfish. She is also the author of the Mermaid SOS series, about a group of magical mermaids who work to protect the sea.


    Martin Waddell is the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner 2004 and two-time Smarties Prize winner. Among his many books for children are the Little Bear and Farmer Duck series. Martin lives in Newcastle in County Down.
    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 ... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Elephantantrum!

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

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    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 ... More

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    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... More

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    4th July 2011

    When the World Is Ready for Bed

    A family of rabbits go through their end-of-day routine, from having their tea to brushing their teeth, sharing a story ... More

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    4th April 2013

    Sometimes I'm a Monster

    Part of the My First Picture Book series: printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners Sometimes I'm an angel, he... More

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    28th August 2014

    Library Lilly

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    28th August 2014

    Tom's Tree

    Tom plants a seed. When it grows, Tom knows it will be a magical tree, full of fruit and peacocks and even a pirate hous... More

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    8th January 2010

    Angel Baby

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    2nd January 2014

    That Dog!

    From the fabulous duo behind Elephantantrum comes another hilarious picture book about a crazy pup who knows that if you... More

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