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Smriti Halls

  • 5 stars across 15 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 ... More

    (36 reviews)
    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 ... More

    (23 reviews)
    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 ! ... More

    (14 reviews)
    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... More

    (6 reviews)
    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. We... More

    (2 reviews)
    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 gettin... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th May 2017

    Norman the Naughty Knight and the Flying Horse

    Norman and Doris the Dragon get ready for the big joust - but Norman's silly stories land him in troubl... More

    (1 review)
    16th September 2021

    Who Are You?

    Who Do You Think You Are? meets You Choose! in this inclusive picture book that opens up discus... More

    (1 review)
    7th April 2016

    Norman the Naughty Knight

    Telling tales lands Norman in tons of trouble in this funny adventure that's perfect for children learn... More

    (0 reviews)
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