I blogged last year about our trip to the Story Museum in Oxford and how much I loved visiting. Today I went back with Jemima (nearly 7) to check out their latest exhibitions. And they’ve done it again. Jemima and I both loved the Time For Bed room. There’s a row of pegs just before … More Another day of inspiration at the Story Museum
Here it is!! I am SO excited and thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for ELECTRIGIRL, out next Feb with OUP. Cathy Brett has done a fantastic drawing of Holly, our super-powered heroine, and JUST YOU WAIT till you see the insides!! I can’t believe it’s not going to be on sale for … More ELECTRIGIRL cover reveal!
I’ve been looking forward to Stop Those Monsters! since reading Steve Cole’s Aliens Stink! last year and enjoying it far more than I was expecting to. Stop Those Monsters! is another take-a-boy-out-of-normal-life-and-shove-him-into-a-parallel-world story. This time we have Bob, a 12-year-old boy being babysat by Rachel Thing (he can’t remember her surname) when his house is caught … More Stop Those Monsters! – review
What a cute book. The Royal Wedding Crashers by Clementine Beauvais is lots of fun, as Holly, Anna and Prince Pepino attempt to save a royal wedding from total disaster. Desperate to earn enough money to go on a Holy Moly Holiday (which sounds awesome to me, especially the flying to Mars bit and then staying … More The Royal Wedding Crashers – review
OK, so this is the reason I made a giant fake ice cream cone last week. I’m in a band. Bear with me. Last year I did an author event at the Wychwood Festival and LOVED it. This year, I practically begged Barbara, the organiser of the literature bit, to invite me again. OK, that’s … More Could This Be The First Ever Author Band?
There’s a perceived impression in publishing circles that boys are more interested than girls in snot and toilet jokes. In my personal experience, however, ALL children, regardless of gender, find farts funny. And my six-year-old daughter picks her nose and eats it. And my three-year-old’s favourite insult is ‘boo-boo’ which has something to do with … More Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-Offs – review
Today I finished making a giant fake ice cream cone*, and several people have asked me how I did it, so here you go! Apologies that some photos are a bit dark. I started by drawing diagrams of what I thought I’d do, and gathering all the bits and pieces I’d need. I used: corrugated … More How to make a Giant Fake Ice Cream Cone