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  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Kate Hindley is a talented new illustrator who graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 2008. Kate lives in Worcestershire. Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children's literature, particularly picture books, so much so that he had a go at writing his own. Deciding he was better at writing stories for children than he would ever be at teaching them, he made a swift exit from education to live the cliche of the writer who works in a bar. He hopes that one day he'll be able to give up writing stories and become a barman full-time.
    12th January 2017

    I Don't Know What to Call My Cat

    Every cat needs a name. One name, one word, just a sound... It should be easy to choose one, right? WRONG!!! I just don'... More

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    30th June 2016

    You Must Bring a Hat

    The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a m... More

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    10th August 2017

    I Really Want the Cake

    There's a smell I can't ignore. It's wafting through the kitchen door. It's time for me to find out more. I think it mig... More

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    21st February 2019

    Wizard v Lizard

    This is Fred . He looks rather ordinary, doesn't he? But the thing is, sometimes even ordinary-looking boys can... More

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    6th September 2018

    It All Began When I Said Yes

    A brilliantly funny book about what happens when you say yes, from award-winning author Simon Philip and exciting illu... More

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