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Kim Hillyard

  • 5 stars across 3 books

     After completing a degree in Drama at the University of Exeter, Kim Hillyard spent nine years working as a music journalist for various publications, including  NME  ,  Time Out   and the BBC. She has also worked as a drama and arts facilitator, delivering assemblies, storytelling and workshops in schools, bookshops and community spaces on everything from phonics to creative writing.
     Kim's debut picture book,  Mabel and the Mountain,  won the 2020 Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and her second title (  Ned and the Great Garden Hamster Race  ) was released in January 2021.

    9th July 2020

    Mabel and the Mountain: a story about believing in yourself

    *** WINNER of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2020*** Mabel may be a small fly but she has Big Plans .... More

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    21st January 2021

    Ned and the Great Garden Hamster Race: a story about kindness

    The perfect story to remind children about the importance of kindness. 3, 2, 1, go! Ned the hamster has been... More

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    3rd March 2022

    Gretel the Wonder Mammoth: A story about overcoming anxiety

    A mammoth NEW picture book from the award-winning Kim Hillyard! One peaceful Tuesday morning, a loud CRACK coul... More

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