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Jane Elson

  • 5 stars across 12 books
After performing as an actress and comedy improviser for many years, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. A Room Full of Chocolate was her first book for children  and won Peters' Book of the Year and the Leeds Book Award as well as being longlisted for the Branford Boase and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. When she is not writing Jane spends her time running creative writing and comedy improvisation workshops for children with special educational needs. She is also a guest practitioner at Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab. Selected as a New Voice in the Guardian's guide to The Best New Children's Books 2014, Jane is described as 'A new author to watch.'


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20th August 2020

Moon Dog: A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship

**** WINNER OF THE BARKER BOOK AWARDS **** A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship between a ... MoreMoon Dog: A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship

(12 reviews) Review
5th August 2021

Storm Horse

When a mystery horse gallops on to a London housing estate in the middle of a storm, it will change four kids' lives... MoreStorm Horse

(10 reviews) Review
6th February 2014

A Room Full of Chocolate

AS SEEN ON BBC's THE GREAT BRITISH MENU. ***Winner of Peters Book of the Year 2015 and the Leeds Book Award.*** ... MoreA Room Full of Chocolate

(3 reviews) Review
9th August 2018

Will You Catch Me?

From the author of A Room Full of Chocolate comes a heartwarming story about identity and courage, and a tremendou... MoreWill You Catch Me?

(3 reviews) Review
5th March 2015

How to Fly with Broken Wings

'If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.' Twelve-year-old Willem has two main aims in life: to fly... MoreHow to Fly with Broken Wings

(2 reviews) Review
14th July 2016

Swimming to the Moon

'Just call me Bee. Please, please call me that. If you call me Beatrix Daffodil Tulip Chrysanthemum Rose Edwards I sha... MoreSwimming to the Moon

(2 reviews) Review
6th August 2015

Storm Horse

With his mother missing and his father dead, 12-year-old Flip's new home is a remote storm-tossed Dutch island. M... MoreStorm Horse

(1 review) Review
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  • Storm Horse

    Storm Horse

    by Hadyn

    I enjoyed reading 'Storm horse' by Nick Garlick because it was an entertaining and enjoyable read with a strong sense of perseverance and bravery. It...

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    Will You Catch Me?

    by Cake

    I like this book but it should be aimed for 12+ as some things younger readers wouldn’t understand.The storyline is good and some parts make your hear...

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    Swimming to the Moon

    I love this book so much! I read it when I was about 11 or 12 and really enjoyed it, and reread it now as a 15 year old and enjoyed it just as much! I...

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