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Smriti Halls

  • 5 stars across 29 books

 Smriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children's writer and editor for more than ten years and has written several children's books for the very young, including  Jingle Jangle Jungle  , illustrated by Axel Scheffler,  Hello, Bugs!   and  Monkey Business  .


 Ian Smith spent much of his childhood drawing on walls, reading about knights and defending the sandpit from terrible dragons, (who just happened to look a lot like his sisters). When he got a bit older he moved to Bristol to study for a BA in Illustration at the University of the West of England. Before he knew it he'd turned into an illustrator (and not a knight after all).


 Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.



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1st October 2020

Rain Before Rainbows

In the midst of rain, rainbows can be hard to see. But with courage and the help of good friends, there is always a way ... MoreRain Before Rainbows

(40 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

I'm Sticking with You: A funny feel-good classic to fall in love with!

Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2021 Shortlisted for Children's Illustrated Book of the Year at The British Book Awar... MoreI'm Sticking with You: A funny feel-good classic to fall in love with!

(24 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

I'm Sticking With You Too

A joyful tale about acceptance and belonging from the creators of international sensation, I’m Sticking with You!Shortli... MoreI'm Sticking With You Too

(14 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Little Island

Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal There was once a farm where all the animals were friends. Together the... MoreThe Little Island

(6 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020

Elephant in My Kitchen!

"Blithe, engaging introduction to ideas of conservation for the very young." – The Guardian ... MoreElephant in My Kitchen!

(3 reviews) Review
4th March 2021

Not That Pet!

It's time to get a pet! Will Mabel find the perfect one for her family?Hooray! Mabel and her family are getting a pet! T... MoreNot That Pet!

(3 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

Dinos Don't Give Up!

A fantastic rhyming story by Smriti Halls (I'm Sticking With You and Rain Before Rainbows), with dynamic illustrations f... MoreDinos Don't Give Up!

(3 reviews) Review
19th January 2023

The Very Best Hug

Have you ever wondered who gives the very BEST hug? The kind that feels just right? Get ready to join us on a mission t... MoreThe Very Best Hug

(3 reviews) Review
5th March 2020

Welcome to Your World

A stunning celebration of new life, nature and our precious world. Perfect for sharing with big and small.Welcome, littl... MoreWelcome to Your World

(2 reviews) Review
16th September 2021

Who Are You?

Who Do You Think You Are? meets You Choose! in this inclusive picture book that opens up discussions about ... MoreWho Are You?

(2 reviews) Review
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