On Thursday 28 July, I'll be at Brentwood Theatre to talk about writing, drawing, and how to survive a close encounter with a bear!
The event starts at 3pm.
The festival runs from Fri 22 to Sat 30 July with appearances from some great authors and illustrators. Click the image for more info.
STORIES FROM THE EDGE
New YA anthology OUT NOW!
Includes MAGPIE SOUP, a prequel (of sorts) to 15 Days without a Head, about Mina before she met Laurence and Jay.
"I guarantee that these stories will leave readers gasping for more." JOY COURT, Chair CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals
Discussion Guides for exploring the stories with students are available as a free PDF download here.
BOOK AWARD WINNER
"Dealing with some serious issues, Waiting for Gonzo manages to be simultaneously funny and
Out now in the UK, USA, Canada, Italy and Poland. German edition due November 2015.
MERRICK OUT NOW!
"Fun, gung-ho stuff with great cartoons and endearing characters."
(Best Summer Reads)
"I loved this book so much I have read it twice already."
and deliciously irreverent …
perfect for thrill-seeking boys and girls of all reading abilities."
Lancashire Evening Post
"This is a great book, it's funny and even gives you great advice
on tying knots and finding your way without a compass."
Melissa, 8 (LoveReading4Kids)
Children's Book of the Month
Children's Book of the Week
"You should definitely grab yourself a copy and enjoy getting
to know Charlie Merrick and his misfit friends."
Ross, 11 (LoveReading4Kids)
Download 'Sunglasses' from the Waiting for Gonzo soundtrack – only 79p! All proceeds donated to the Bliss charity.
Watch the video below.
For fans of the first Charlie Merrick's Misfits book, here are a few football,
reading and drawing related goodies …
FREE Charlie Merrick Activity Pack including:
design your own squad cards, comic & match sheets
Thanks to Gabriel Cheung for sending in this brilliant kit of many colours.
Download the FREE Charlie Merrick Activity Pack and have a go at designing your
own Dream Football Kit, or make some football cards for your team. Email your designs to the address on the pack, and I'll post my favourites here.
I really like the design of these two kits sent in by Mario Shehu. They remind me a bit of my favourite Birmingham City 'penguin' kit—especially the blue, white and green one in
the background. Great stuff, thanks Mario.
These fantastic kits were designed by Year 6 pupils at St. Saviour's School in E14. (click the shirt to see the full set)