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Katya Balen

  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Katya Balen read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behaviour. She has worked in a variety of special-needs schools as a teaching assistant, and more recently co-founded Mainspring Arts - a not-for-profit organisation that provides mentoring and creative opportunities for neurodivergent adults
    30th September 2021

    October, October

    Katya Balen's October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status - The Times Child... More

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    5th September 2019

    The Space We're In

    We are her world and her universe and her space and her stars and her sky and her galaxy and her cosmos too Frank is ten... More

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    19th August 2021

    Maggie and the Moonbird: A Bloomsbury Reader

    An inspiring fantasy story from Katya Balen, author of The Space We're In and October, October. Margot wants her parent... More

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    14th April 2022

    The Light in Everything

    Tom is still quiet and timid, even though his dad has been in jail for nearly two years now. Zofia is the opposite. In... More

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