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Carmen Saldana

  • 5 stars across 32 books
Stacey McCleary is, was and always will be a children's author... It has been this way ever since she faked illness during primary school to write stories on her enormous yellow typewriter at home. When Stacey is not writing in her pyjamas, she's daydreaming about what she will next write in her pyjamas. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her daughter, a dog, two guinea pigs and a goldfish named Rod Stewart. Carmen Saldana lives in Gijon, a rainy city in the north of Spain. After studying Arts, she worked as a graphic designer in advertising agencies before becoming a freelance illustrator focusing on children's books, the field she enjoys the most. Carmen loves furry animals, birds, bugs and everything related to nature, her main source of inspiration.
15th October 2020

The Robin and the Reindeer

A little reindeer, lost in the forest ... and a robin, who will help her fly home; this is a gift book for children ... MoreThe Robin and the Reindeer

(15 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

Bug Bear

One bothersome bug needs a warm place to stay - and Bear's thick fur looks perfect. What a kerfuffle! Will Bear ever get... MoreBug Bear

(14 reviews) Review
12th July 2018

The Only Way is Badger

Badgers are best. Or so Badger thinks. "If it's not black and white then it's just not right!" he says. But what if he's... MoreThe Only Way is Badger

(6 reviews) Review
1st September 2022

Down the Sleepy River: A Mindful Bedtime Book

A calming picture book to help little ones settle at bedtime with the aid of simple mindfulness techniques. Let go of t... MoreDown the Sleepy River: A Mindful Bedtime Book

(6 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Goodnight Ocean

(3 reviews) Review
11th June 2020

Meet the Grumblies

Meet the Grumblies. All they do is ARGUE! So when a huge, hungry GOBBLESTOMP arrives in their village, which little Grum... MoreMeet the Grumblies

(3 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

Peggy the Always Sorry Pigeon

Peggy is an apologetic pigeon. She always assumes she's in the wrong. Even when she's the one getting bullied. But Joan,... MorePeggy the Always Sorry Pigeon

(3 reviews) Review
1st April 2021

Howard the Average Gecko

Howard thinks he's the most exceptional creature in the rainforest-that's because no other creature is as exceptionally ... MoreHoward the Average Gecko

(2 reviews) Review
8th September 2022

The Boy Who Dreamed Dragons

Albie dreams dragons... Some jewel-bright and fierce, some softly-scaled and whispery, but whichever kind they are, they... MoreThe Boy Who Dreamed Dragons

(2 reviews) Review
17th May 2018

Flip Flap Snap: Jungle

Whoever heard of croco-phant? Or how about an orangu-pard? Flip the flaps to come up with fun combinations that put a ne... MoreFlip Flap Snap: Jungle

(1 review) Review
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