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Best friends big paperbackBest Friends

‘Best Friends’, for 2-5 years, published by Autumn Publishing in 2006.

Willow, and her beloved dog, Star, love to go rambling through the countryside. They chase leaves and play ‘fetch’, but Star always makes sure he stays close to Willow. One day they go rambling in the woods and Star gets distracted by a squirrel. He can’t resist chasing it and before long he is lost!


Illustrations by Andy Everitt-Stewart.
This book may now be out of print.

All Grown Up PaperbackAll Grown Up

‘All Grown Up’, for 2-5 years, published by Autumn Publishing in 2006.

William is feeling very grown up and wants to go to bed on his own: “I am going to bed now, all by myself,” he says. William does all the things he knows he should do, like putting on his pyjamas and brushing his teeth, and does some extra things too, like playing hide and seek with Teddy Edward and Teddy Bill. But still William can’t settle. Something feels wrong. Something is missing!

Illustrations by Andy Everitt-Stewart.
This book may now be out of print.

Ruby and Grub paperback bigRuby and Grub

‘Ruby and Grub’, for 2-6 years, published by Piccadilly Press in 2010.

Ruby adores her pup, Grub, and he adores Ruby. However, he proves to be a bit of a handful and creates all sorts of trouble and a lot of mess. One day he escapes and Ruby’s mum decides she has had enough. “Grub,” she says. “You will have to GO!” So Grub goes to stay with Uncle Tom. But the house just isn’t the same without him.
Illustrations by Sarah Warburton.

Co-editions in Australia by Koala Books and The Netherlands by De Vries Brouwers, as ‘Robbin en Robbie’.

GrubinLove300dpicGrub in Love

‘Grub in Love’, for 2-6 years, published by Piccadilly Press in 2011.

When Billy and his dog, Tilly, move next door, Grub isn’t impressed. Neither is Ruby: “I don’t like boys,” she says. But when she sees Billy and Tilly playing, she realises that they look like a lot of fun. Then, Grub falls in love with Tilly. He whines and he pines. Ruby even buys him a toy bird with a squeak, but nothing will cheer him up. Then they come up with a solution to make them all happy.
Illustrations by Sarah Warburton.

Co-editions in Australia by Koala Books, The Netherlands by De Vries Brouwers, as ‘Robbie is Verliefd’, and Slovenia by Skrivnost as ‘Paco se zaljubi’.

Grub's Pups small coverGrub’s Pups

‘Grub in Love’, for 2-6 years, published by Piccadilly Press in 2011.

In ‘Grub’s Pups’, Grub is about to become a dad but isn’t taking his responsibilities very seriously. Ruby and Billy can’t wait for the pups to arrive and and race around to Billy’s when ‘the very exciting thing’ starts to happen. But when pup number five arrives, they realise something is wrong – “The fifth little Grublet wasn’t squeaking at all.” But with a little love and lots of rubbing, the fifth little pup lets out a tiny “Squeak”, and with a bit of persistance, Grub manages to get Tilly’s attention after all.

Illustrations by Sarah Warburton.
Co-edition in Slovenia by Skrivnost as ‘Paco in njegovi kužki’.

Buttercup Magic 3Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan

‘Buttercup Magic: A Mystery for Megan’, for 6-9 years, published by Piccadilly Press in 2012.

When nine year old Megan moves to Buttercup House, she’s not quite sure what to expect. But before long, she makes friends with Freya, who lives next door, and discovers that Buttercup House is no ordinary house. Soon, Megan meets the magical animals who live there – some very clever mice, Dorothy the cat, and a beautiful golden dog called Buttercup. Megan and Freya begin to unravel some of the mysteries, with the help of Freya’s granny and an old book, ‘The Book of Strange Tales’, which they discover in their library.

Also available as an e-book and an audio book, published by the BBC’s Audio Go, narrated by actress Clare Corbett.

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