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Sheena Dempsey

  • 5 stars across 36 books
Lucy Courtenay (Author)
Lucy Courtenay spent many years working in publishing, before seeing sense and leaving to pursue writing children's fiction full-time. She has contributed to a number of series for young readers including Beast Quest and Animal Ark, whilst more recently writing romance for young adults. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading and travel.

Sheena Dempsey (Illustrator)
Sheena Dempsey is a children's illustrator and picture book author from Cork. She has illustrated many books including Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow (Faber & Faber, 2016) which was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Book Award. Sheena now lives in London with her partner, Mick, and her retired racing greyhound, Sandy. She loves to write and draw characters that are bursting with fun, humour and mischief.
1st July 2021


Are you sick of being utterly adorable?Tired of being cuddled and hugged?Fed up of having your head confused for your bo... MoreBad Panda: WORLD BOOK DAY 2023 AUTHOR

(38 reviews) Review
7th April 2016


WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hila... MoreDave Pigeon: WORLD BOOK DAY 2023 AUTHOR

(35 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Yoga Babies

We're the Yoga Babies, look what we can do! The Yoga Babies love to have fun trying new poses. Sometimes life is busy an... MoreYoga Babies

(32 reviews) Review
6th September 2018

Hungry Babies

Fearne Cotton's yoga-loving tots are back, and this time they're hungry! Every family's mealtimes are different. George ... MoreHungry Babies

(14 reviews) Review
9th August 2018

The Dodo Made Me Do It: I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

SUMMER HOLIDAYS = BORING! And Danny’s dreading another one at his gran’s. He’s desperate for action, fun and adventure!... MoreThe Dodo Made Me Do It: I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

(13 reviews) Review
6th February 2020

Mermaid School

It is Marnie Blue's very first day at Lady Sealia Foam's Mermaid School, and she's terrified. What if she can't make any... MoreMermaid School

(13 reviews) Review
4th February 2021

Mermaid School: All Aboard!

Marnie Blue is so excited! She is going on a school trip to see the legendary palace of Queen Maretta with all her frien... MoreMermaid School: All Aboard!

(13 reviews) Review
1st September 2022

Mermaid School: The Spooky Shipwreck

Marnie Blue and her school friends are spending the weekend at CORAL, an activity centre in Mermaid Lagoon. There will b... MoreMermaid School: The Spooky Shipwreck

(13 reviews) Review
21st February 2019

Wizard vs. Lizard

Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... b... MoreWizard vs. Lizard

(11 reviews) Review
2nd September 2021

Mermaid School: Save Our Seas!

Marnie Blue is shocked when lots of plastic rubbish starts to appear in Mermaid Lagoon. It's causing all sorts of proble... MoreMermaid School: Save Our Seas!

(11 reviews) Review
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