Secrets of Space by Edwin George Plalickal

Secrets of Space by Edwin George Plalickal

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Price: Paperback £6.99, Kindle £2.99

ISBN: 978-1-8382744-1-2

My name is Edwin George Plalickal and I am twelve years old. I wrote this book when I was eleven and it took me just two months to write it. I finished it on July 23rd 2020.

I wrote the book because I am interested in space and I want to share my knowledge with lots of other people of all ages. My dad supported me throughout this book. My brother and my mum encouraged me to complete it.

My other hobbies are football and cricket. I have been learning more about space since I was eight years old. My ambition when I grow up is to be a scientist.

I hope this book will give all who read it, lots of knowledge about space.

Feel Like a King by Rizzo

Feel Like a King by Rizzo

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ISBN: 978-1-8382744-7-4

Follow Zodee and Zomee in all their adventures in Nowhere Town. You can hear about all the strange new friends they make.

Author Rizzo was born in Dewsbury and raised in Batley West Yorkshire where she studied at Dewsbury College to become a nursery nurse.

She has lived in Manchester since 2002 and has worked in many schools and nurseries around West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester over the years.

She loves reading stories to children and feels that is the best part of being a nursery nurse.

Rizzo’s favourite children’s book is Rumpelstiltskin.

Big Boy Baggers: The Big Bold Tom Cat and the Baby Who Became Best Friends by Lesley Leah

Big Boy Baggers: The Big Bold Tom Cat and the Baby Who Became Best Friends by Lesley Leah

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ISBN – 978-1-8382223-6-9

The story of a big, bold, Tom Cat, tamed by a little baby girl.

Author, Lesley Leah was born in a Lancashire village. She grew up in the countryside enjoying nature and having the freedom to explore her environment. She loved embarking on new adventures, and always returned home with an animal needing assistance, whether it was a Bee with a leg missing or a lamb without its mum. Her family always encouraged her to own pets.

As a result, she grew up with a love of animals. She owned a pony at eight and dedicated the majority of her young life to the nurturing and enjoying of equine sports.

After being in education for twenty-five years, she knows having knowledge is wealth and she felt a strong urge to educate animal owners, on how a relationship between animals and children can be so positive. Hence, this delightful story.

She hopes you enjoy Big Boy Baggers: The Big Bold Tom Cat and the Baby Who Became Best Friends as much as she enjoyed writing it!!

The Hamantashen Hero by Ben Simon Lazarus

The Hamantashen Hero by Ben Simon Lazarus

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ISBN – 978-1-8382744-2-9

Yossi’s plan to earn money for helping the poor and needy in his town runs into a big snag. He’s almost ready to give up and disappoint his teacher, Mr. Goldberg.

Luckily, there’s a new superhero in town – the Hamantashen Hero! But are his special powers enough to save the day? Will the bake sale with Grandmother’s pastries meet with success?

This is an amusing tale about Purim and the tasty treats often enjoyed for that holiday. The adventure highlights positive Jewish values of love, kindness, and the importance of never giving up.

We follow our young friend, Yossi, as he journeys through the annual festival. Standing by his side throughout the story, we see him learn important lessons about the interesting world he lives in and about himself as a person.

Ben Simon Lazarus is a best-selling author who broke onto the scene in late 2020. His eagerly awaited debut in the publishing industry was well received. His books left him with an undeniable passion for writing that has encouraged him to broaden his horizons as much as possible. He quickly became a multi-story best seller, against all the odds.

Born in London, England, Lazarus earned a BSc in Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton. He would then go on to discover a career in PR and journalism. During this time, he’d worked alongside award-winning screenwriters, which would lead to his introduction to creative writing.

The drive to be an influential writer, publisher, and creator keeps Ben pushing toward his ultimate dream of creating renowned literature that will be seen the world over. He always strives to create the most unique content on the market. So, enjoy this foray into creative writing with Ben Simon Lazarus’ stories.

ROUX: The Magnificent Red Squirrel Who Befriended the King of England by John Stirling

ROUX: The Magnificent Red Squirrel Who Befriended the King of England by John Stirling

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Price: Hardback £11.95

ISBN: 978-1-8382223-7-6

These matters are of importance to accept before handing the findings to more analytical minds, to read in the hope of presenting solutions.

It was on the balcony at Hampton Court Palace that the work was done quietly, discreetly in what Thomas Wolsey referred to as ‘The Silent Get Together’. Visually exciting, verbally incoherent and there for everyone to see – a unique format for success.

Henry VIII would not allow freedom of speech. All discourse had to be in obeyance of an order, whether acceptable or not. Criticism was banished, suggestions discouraged or in most cases forbidden. Time allocated simply for acclamation and flattery. Henry’s wealth was his comfort, ownership his power, dominance his acceptance, philanthropy his quest. The young king was renowned for revelling in undisputed control, an overriding criterion that painted his life colourful and entertaining. Exciting to a nation, his popularity gaining unequalled degrees of admiration.

There is little doubt that Roux experienced the best years with the young Tudor King of England. A time of unprecedented wealth allowed for the conception of creative adventures, in turn, generating larger than life characters. Fortunes were welcomed for extraordinary projects and designs, leaving a legacy of unsurpassed grandeur in which the next generation could delight.

Author John Stirling was a former child actor, director and producer in both theatre and television throughout his long and distinguished career. He worked on many of the nation’s favourite shows and programmes with household names from screen and stage, winning awards along the way.

John has written two other books, both published by i2i Publishing: The Really Useful Donkey Company about the sanctuary he ran for twenty-five years with his wife, Annie; and Calendar Boy, about his travels around the UK making talks to branches of the UK Women’s Institute.

The Rainbow Kingdom Family by Linda Wilkinson

The Rainbow Kingdom Family by Linda Wilkinson

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ISBN – 978-1-8382223-0-7

Welcome to The Rainbow Kangaroo Family who live in Australia.

This is their first story. In the future, they will go on many other adventures across the world.

Each character is based upon a member of my family. This story has been told to my grandchildren with great excitement and an awakening of their imagination whilst driving through the outback of Australia.

Let your imagination run wild and I hope you all enjoy this story as much as my grandchildren did.

My Friends and Me: Sammy and the Wise Willow by Dawn Headley

My Friends and Me: Sammy and the Wise Willow by Dawn Headley

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Price: Paperback £7.99

ISBN: 9781838222345

Author Dawn Headley was born in Lancaster in 1963, one of six children. She always enjoyed entertaining her nieces and nephews by telling them stories.

This book is inspired by her garden and all the creatures that visit it. She loves to sit there just watching the birds, bees and butterflies flying around doing their daily things. A small mouse sometimes visited hoping some bird seed may be available. A spider lives in the garden shed. She named them Sammy and Molly and thought they would make great characters for a book. And this was how, with a little imagination, Sammy and the Wise Willow were born.

Have Fun, Be Safe by Sue Bordley with Jonathan Gerrard

Have Fun, Be Safe by Sue Bordley with Jonathan Gerrard

Fiction

Suitable for 4-7’s

Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9163789-3-3

Meet Lifeguard Rob and Lifeguard Jen.

They work at the swimming pool.

They keep everyone safe.

They also teach children to swim.

Author Sue Bordley is originally from Liverpool but has lived on the Wirral for almost twenty years.

Married with two children, she has been writing all her life but it was only after a twenty-year teaching career that the first of her four novels was published in 2017.

Her poetry has also been included in numerous anthologies.

This is her first book for children. Jonathan Gerrard is a lifeguard, swimming teacher and leisure centre manager from Wirral, Merseyside. He has spent most of his career in the leisure industry, helping people of all abilities access and enjoy sport, This may or may not stem from his mum allowing him to stay up and watch ‘The Brittas Empire’ as a child.

The Blackbird Who Woke up the Whole Nest by Brenda McIntyre

The Blackbird Who Woke up the Whole Nest by Brenda McIntyre

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 9781916378919

This is the delightful tale of Jay, the blackbird who woke up the nest It tells children the importance of being considerate to others in their home and not venturing away from the safe environment of the family, however tempting that may be.

Cracker Lends Santa a Helping Hoof by David Beesley

Cracker Lends Santa a Helping Hoof by David Beesley

Fiction

Suitable for 3-8’s

Price: £6.99

ISBN: 978-1-8380929-0-0

A Cracker the Fearless Alpaca Adventure.

When one of Santa’s reindeers is unable to pull the sleigh, our hero, Cracker the Fearless Alpaca comes to the rescue and saves the day.

Retired Insurance Broker and author David Beesley has for many years written stories, songs and rhymes for his 3 children and 11 grandchildren.

He has now decided to write children’s books for publication with a target age range of 3-8 years. He aims to focus on sharing, rhyming books.

Introducing Berto by Evelyn Strickland

Introducing Berto by Evelyn Strickland

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN – 978-1-8380464-0-8

Author Evelyn Stickland was born into a family of seventeen children in Southampton.  She herself had three children and is the proud grandmother to nine grandchildren and now, eight great-grandchildren. She has a natural affinity with the young which enabled her to foster many other children during her career.

She became a teacher and has now lived in Morecambe for 16 years. She states she would not wish to live anywhere else and regards it as a great place to be.

Evelyn has told many stories to children over the years, but only decided to start to write them down late in life. In this, she has been greatly encouraged by her husband.

Sophie The Little Workboat: Leaves the Nursery by Mike Dennett

Sophie The Little Workboat: Leaves the Nursery by Mike Dennett

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN- 978-1-9163097-2-2

The first in a series of books featuring Sophie and her friends Jasper, Ronald and Scamp.

They all live on the Big River and have lots of adventures with other boats and ships. Sophie is a very happy, friendly Workboat who is always keen to learn and make friends along the Big River. Another friend is Old Puffer who used to sail to the islands to deliver everything from newspapers to groceries and coal but now works on the Big River carrying stores between the little villages lining the river.

Sophie’s human friends, Simon and Gail, built her and keep her looking spick and span but her best human friend is Corey; the little boy who looks after her every single day.

Please Can You Put Your Lead On? By Amanda Ware

Please Can You Put Your Lead On? By Amanda Ware

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN- 978-1-9163097-8-4

Zak is now the target of the delays he used to inflict on his parents (see: Please Can You Put Your Shoes On and Please Can You Get In The Car) when his puppy Molly ignores his pleas to have her lead put on.

Author Amanda War has spent the last twenty years involved with children, as both a stay-at-home mum and as a primary school teacher.

Since being a child, she has always had an overwhelming passion for both the development of young children and for writing. Her first two books, Please can you put your shoes on? and ‘Please Can You Get in the Car?‘ were inspired by her own children, especially her mischievous youngest and her experience of working with early years pupils in both Salford and Trafford.

She has always been interested in writing poetry and short stories and has been blessed with a vivid imagination!

She currently lives in Manchester with her husband, Dale and three children Willem, Marcus and Chloe. She is continuing to be a supply teacher but her main focus is to carry on writing and fulfil her childhood dream of being an author.

Amanda is thrilled to be introducing her latest book and already planning further stories, to the delight of her young audience.

Akea: His Mother’s Son by Elizabeth Jade

Akea: His Mother’s Son by Elizabeth Jade

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 9781916228597

The heart-wrenching sequel to Akea: The Power of Destiny.

Akea is no ordinary husky and taking her place as Wolf Queen was just the first step in the journey set out for her by the Great Wolf.

Akea’s world turns upside down when humans raid their home, scattering the pack and capturing her hybrid son.

Salvador struggles to adjust to a life in captivity quickly realising not everyone approves of his mother’s rise to Wolf Queen.

When the Great Wolf sends him warning dreams, Salvador discovers his true purpose for being there.

Author Elizabeth Jade was born in 1998 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, but moved with her family to Wellington in Somerset when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly and as a result, she was home-schooled from the age of seven. Her parents soon learned she had a unique slant on life and quickly abandoned attempts to follow the national curriculum in favour of child-led learning.

Elizabeth stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder).

As an enthusiastic animal lover, Elizabeth volunteered first at the Conquest Riding Centre for the Disabled and then at St Giles’ Animal Rescue before moving on to the Cats Protection Homing and Information Centre. Her gifted way with the cats quickly earned her the title of ‘Cat Whisperer’ from the staff. Since she had always possessed such a way with animals, it was only natural for her story ideas to revolve around them.

Elizabeth’s personal experience as a young author with the challenges of autism, depression and anxiety, along with her writing theme of acceptance and overcoming obstacles, have led to her having a junior school class named after her.

The Further Antics of Mrs Paws by Christine Gregory

The Further Antics of Mrs Paws by Christine Gregory

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-1-9161066-9-7

More stories about naughty Teddy Bear Mrs Paws and the scrapes she gets into.

Flying Billy by Samantha West

Flying Billy by Samantha West

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Price: Paperback £5.99.

ISBN: 978-19161066-1-1

Little Billy is determined to sprout wings and fly.

Where’s Washi by Natalie Stead

Where’s Washi by Natalie Stead

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Price: Paperback £5.99.

ISBN: 978-1-9162285-6-6

The story of a delightful little stray dog found on the streets of Barbados and rescued to a very different life in the UK.

I started off as an illustrator as I love drawing and creating whatever is in my head. I feel it is a type of meditation, soothing the mind through drawing unusual worlds and creatures.

The universe had other plans for me as two years ago, I found a little dog while on holiday in Barbados. She was in a really bad way but I guess it’s what they call love at first sight. We eventually found a vet who would be able to help on a Sunday.

They weren’t sure if she would make it through the night. She was on a drip and I had to go away and pray she would live. I promised her that day if she did make it through, I would always love her. Well, she completed my life for nearly two year in the UK until she went to heaven to see her friends again. We wrote the Washi book, a true story of her and how staying positive will bring you true love and happiness. I didn’t think I would ever write a book but now, I am bitten by the bug.

I have had several book signings including one at Waterstones. They are so kind and loved little Washi. She was on the radio; well, I was but she was on my knee. She has featured in magazines pick me up and chat. She was on good morning Barbados tv teaching people to care for their animals. Also, as I made her a little Yorkshire girl, she was in the newspapers here e.g. The Telegraph and Argus.

I feel blessed to have found Washi. I found a real angel that day and have a paw print stamped on my heart. I have since wrote Barry and his Bottom Burps, a cheeky little dragon who didn’t fit in, until he found his crowd and stood out. Also, Fru Fru and Sparkles is ready to be published.

All of my books have a slice of my life in transformed into a fairy-tale. I hope you love what I write as your support means the world to an author/ illustrator. My dream is to help more animals abroad and start the charity Washi’s wish. So, watch this space on new books how to love and look after animals.

Norman the Snail and the Climb by Simon Henderson

Norman the Snail and the Climb by Simon Henderson

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9161066-0-4

The first book in the series Norman the Snail, tells how, with great determination Norman reaches for the sky.

A Little Helping Hand by Sophie Williams

A Little Helping Hand by Sophie Williams

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9165001-6-7

This book is intended as a tool for parents, teachers and others, working with or supporting children. She believes it can be used as a foundation in getting children to relate, understand and send messages that requesting help and support is okay.

Author Sophie Williams works as a counsellor using the cognitive behavioural approach. She dedicates her time in the counselling room to working specifically with children and young people. Her approach is also influenced by the big heart and understanding that comes from herself, being a mum.

Sophie was inspired to put her book together as parents frequently ask for tips as to how best to support their child. It is also important to reassure the parent that it is okay to not always know the answers and any little outside help can also help them!

There are a number of emotions covered in the book such as anger, feeling anxious, low mood and happiness. The book also impacts on bullying and the importance of self-care and healthy management. Touching on some thoughts, feelings and behaviours that she often sees in the counselling room as a result of these emotions, she offers tasks for the child to engage in.

Sophie hopes that giving the emotions characters, will be a helpful tool when working on managing them, helping a child to relate by offering a visual so that they recognize, challenge and learn how to self-manage in a healthy way. Working with children emotionally struggling she has found the use of these tools to be invaluable.

Sophie is very family oriented which she feels allows her to give genuine care and understanding both in the counselling room and outside.

She loves to spend time with her own family and activities include walking and inviting friends to join them for her ‘scouse’ version of afternoon tea!

Sophie says in her inimitable manner – “A great care for children is me as the counsellor and as the mum.”

Meet the Family by Debbie Willies

Meet the Family by Debbie Willies

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9165001-5-0

The purpose of the book is to entertain, inform and expand vocabulary. In addition, the sub-text is one of hope and overcoming adversity, to embrace and celebrate difference. This introduction to the profiles of each canine character alludes to less easy times in their lives, that they narrate in their own unique way.

Marley, Woody and Loki have come together from very different backgrounds and have forged unbreakable sibling love. They have learned trust, tolerance and understanding and from this have flourished in their abilities to exhibit kindness, generosity and patience towards each other and the people they encounter.

The book also confirms that many different cultures, traditions and differences can unite as family. On reflection, it is about acceptance of quirks, mannerisms and behaviours that make all of us, canine and human; truly special …

After training as a nurse, author Debbie Willies travelled back-packing around Europe. She eventually worked as a district nurse in Crete which gave her the experience and linguistic skills to return to the UK as a Greek linguist. She then studied for a BA in English and Media which enabled her to teach English to secondary grade students and to adults.

Later and latterly, she worked in a specific provision school, specializing in Autism Spectrum, Attachment and Complex Social and Emotional differences as the school’s SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and this role took precedence over her personal writing. However, her ambition was always to write tales for children.

The three charming dogs she acquired accidentally became the subject matter of this, her first published book. She now enjoys stomping the downs, beaches and surrounding areas of her beloved West Sussex with her husband and the `family,’ taking pictures and making mental notes for the next story…

Bubbly Bear and the Moody Monster by Tanya and Tadi Mkwaturi

Bubbly Bear and the Moody Monster by Tanya and Tadi Mkwaturi

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9165001-0-5

A story that shows how children live within a world that has loving people and hurtful people.

Just like Pip and Pep, all children need Bubbly Bears to care for them and to protect them from Moody Monsters.

Author Tanya Mkwaturi was born in 2010 and her sister, Tadi was born in 2012, both in Manchester United Kingdom. The two are sisters whose mother Theresa N. C (Tess) loves writing and helped them come up with this story.

The two girls are active and creative girls who believe they can do anything they love and enjoy, if they put their mind to it – just as their mum always tells them.

But Bats Don’t Wear Hats by Joseph Hobdell

But Bats Don’t Wear Hats by Joseph Hobdell

Fiction

Suitable for 5-8’s

Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9164271-8-1

Author Joseph Hobdell is primary school teacher from Oxfordshire, currently teaching in Malaysia.

He regularly reads illustrated books to children at school to entertain and inspire learning.

Taking inspiration from the books he has used in the classroom, Joseph has written the story, But Bats Don’t Wear Hats.

After reading it to children between five and eight years old and receiving an overwhelming response, he decided to try and have the story published.

“I wanted to try and create a story which follows a journey that could be enjoyed by parents and children together” Joseph tells us.

Mackerel and the Jolly Daisy: Scourge of the High Seas by Teresa Harrison-Best

Mackerel and the Jolly Daisy: Scourge of the High Seas by Teresa Harrison-Best

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ISBN: 978-1-9996623-5-6

The exciting story of how Mackerel, the ship’s cat on the Jolly Daisy saved the ship and its entire crew from imprisonment or worse!

Author Teresa Harrison-Best lives in Worthing, West Sussex.

She is married to Stuart and currently has four rescue cats, none of whom are pirates!

They have three grown-up children and six beautiful grandchildren.

She had her first book, which she illustrated herself, Catawall, Fluent in Feline, published in 2012.

Although she has always enjoyed writing, reading stories to the grandchildren gave her the inspiration for Mackerel.

Teresa is a great advocate for animals. She is a proud member of the Cat Writers Association.

The Other World 2: Return of the Army by M.A.Dell

The Other World 2: Return of the Army by M.A.Dell

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-1-9997646-6-1

The sequel to The Other World – See below

Charlie decided to stay in The Other World after banishing Sanouver and everyone seems happier than they have ever been.

But not for long. Sanouver has a plan that will endanger them all and has recruited some incredibly frightening creatures, even more frightening than her army of the Haunters. Sanouver also manages to capture Steven, Charlie’s father, and tries to make him become her soldier.

Charlie will have to try and save The Other World, if his powers will allow him to do so.

Author M.A.Dell, originally from Oldham, Greater Manchester, moved to Fleetwood, Lancashire at a young age with her mother, brother and sister.

At a very young age, she always had a passion for writing and almost everyday, after finishing school, would write a short story.

She came up with the idea of The Other World at work one day.

Thinking of a magical place, she went home and began writing notes and then started creating then story.

She felt very lucky when her book got accepted for publication, which inspired her to create more stories.

The Granny Bride and the Tramp by Nasser Kassim

The Granny Bride and the Tramp by Nasser Kassim

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN:  978-1-9997156-1-8

Author Nasser Kassim wrote this story to show children that those less fortunate than themselves need a hand.

It is set in Africa but equally applies to Europe and everywhere else in the world.

Nasser was born in Somalia where he witnessed at first hand, both the cruelty and the kindness of the human spirit.

He is married and has lived in Manchester since 2010.

He wrote this charming story to show children that everyone needs to give those less fortunate than they are, a helping hand. He is employed in recruitment.

The Adventures of Little Pea by Mary Caswell

The Adventures of Little Pea by Mary Caswell

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9999129-2-5

Little Pea hears the cries of another vegetable and against his father’s warnings, leaves the safety of the pod to go and help.

The story follows his adventures with other vegetables under the watchful eye of a hungry mouse.

The Bumblebee Book By Kellie Hamill

The Bumblebee Book By Kellie Hamill

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1-9997156-7-0

Author Kellie Hamill has written this delightful book that will show children that the Bumblebee is the friend of nature.

Please Can You Get In The Car? By Amanda Ware

Please Can You Get In The Car? By Amanda Ware

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-1- 9997156-8-7

Meet Zak, a typical five-year-old who is far too busy to break away from all his exciting projects to go out with his father.

Zak’s father is a caring, and respectable parent who is slowly running out of patience.

Feel the tension build and endure the frustration of a somewhat familiar situation as this tale with a moral unfolds.

Will Zak get his comeuppance?

Author Amanda Ware has spent the last twenty years involved with children, as both a stay-at-home mum and as a primary school teacher.

Since being a child, she has always had an overwhelming passion for both the development of young children and for writing. Her first two books, Please Can You Put Your Shoes On? and Please Can You Put Your Lead On? were inspired by her own children, especially her mischievous youngest and her experience of working with early years pupils in both Salford and Trafford.

She has always been interested in writing poetry and short stories and has been blessed with a vivid imagination!

She currently lives in Manchester with her husband, Dale and three children Willem, Marcus and Chloe. She is continuing to be a supply teacher but her main focus is to carry on writing and fulfil her childhood dream of being an author.

Amanda is thrilled to be introducing her latest book and already planning further stories, to the delight of her young audience.

Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade

Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9955729-8-0

From the day when she was born, Akea’s father knew that she was different; that she was destined for something great.

The lone wolf, Kazakh, had sensed it too and even though it was against pack law, he knew that he must help this young husky to be ready, no matter what the cost.

Author Elizabeth Jade was born in 1998 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, but moved with her family to Wellington in Somerset when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly and as a result, she was home-schooled from the age of seven. Her parents soon learned she had a unique slant on life and quickly abandoned attempts to follow the national curriculum in favour of child-led learning.

Elizabeth stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder).

As an enthusiastic animal lover, Elizabeth volunteered first at the Conquest Riding Centre for the Disabled and then at St Giles’ Animal Rescue before moving on to the Cats Protection Homing and Information Centre. Her gifted way with the cats quickly earned her the title of ‘Cat Whisperer’ from the staff. Since she had always possessed such a way with animals, it was only natural for her story ideas to revolve around them.

Elizabeth’s personal experience as a young author with the challenges of autism, depression and anxiety, along with her writing theme of acceptance and overcoming obstacles, have led to her having a junior school class named after her.

The Other World: by M.A.Dell

The Other World: by M.A.Dell

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9955729-7-3

Charlie had never been told or heard about The Other World, the magical and beautiful land from where Charlie originally came. That was, until a furry, big, yellow-eyed creature named Tinst became trapped in Charlie’s world and convinced Charlie to enter his world with him.

They both jumped into a huge portal that had formed in Charlie’s room.  Once there, Tinst led Charlie straight to the Grawkles’ land where they were met by more Grawkles and lots of food.

Trying to find his way home and save The Other World all rests in Charlie’s hands.

But what is the huge secret that Tinst and the rest of the Grawkles, together with Charlie’s parents, had kept from him?

Author M.A.Dell, originally from Oldham, Greater Manchester, moved to Fleetwood, Lancashire at a young age with her mother, brother and sister.

At a very young age, she always had a passion for writing and almost everyday, after finishing school, would write a short story.

She came up with the idea of The Other World at work one day.

Thinking of a magical place, she went home and began writing notes and then started creating then story.

She felt very lucky when her book got accepted for publication, which inspired her to create more stories.

The Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris

The Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-9955729-4-2

Daddy loves the Romans, Mummy the ancient Greeks, Little Fox just doesn’t get it, He thinks his parents are geeks.

Author Stuart Harris is an archaeologist by profession, but in his spare time, loves creating stories for his young children, one of whom has autism and is a tough critic.

Stuart gains great satisfaction from the enjoyment provided.

The Archaeology Fox is the second of his stories to be shared with a much wider audience.

Please Can You Put Your Shoes On? By Amanda Ware

Please Can You Put Your Shoes On? By Amanda Ware

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-9955729-0-4

Meet Zak, a typical five-year-old who is far too busy to carry out a mundane task like putting on his shoes.

Meet his mother, a caring and respectable parent who is slowly running out of patience.

Feel the tension build and endure the frustration of a somewhat familiar situation as this tale with a moral unfolds.

Will Zak get his comeuppance?

Author Amanda Ware has spent the last twenty years involved with children, as both a stay-at-home mum and as a primary school teacher.

Since being a child, she has always had an overwhelming passion for both the development of young children and for writing. Her other books, Please Can You Put Your Lead On? and Please Can You Get In The Car? were inspired by her own children, especially her mischievous youngest and her experience of working with early years pupils in both Salford and Trafford.

Amanda has always been interested in writing poetry and short stories and has been blessed with a vivid imagination!

She currently lives in Manchester with her husband, Dale and three children Willem, Marcus and Chloe. She is continuing to be a supply teacher but her main focus is to carry on writing and fulfil her childhood dream of being an author.

Amanda is thrilled to be introducing her latest book and already planning further stories, to the delight of her young audience.

The Pirate Shrew by Stuart Harris

The Pirate Shrew by Stuart Harris

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-9954805-3-7

The delightful story of a naughty little shrew who decided he did not want to go to school and would play ‘Pirates’ at home all day instead.

Author Stuart Harris is an archaeologist by profession, but in his spare time, loves creating stories for his young children, one of whom has autism and is a tough critic.

Stuart gains great satisfaction from the enjoyment provided.

The Pirate Shrew is the first of his stories to be shared with a much wider audience. See also, The Archaeology Fox.

The Mill Hill Billies and the Talking Skull by Michael O’Malley

The Mill Hill Billies and the Talking Skull by Michael O’Malley

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9933714-2-4

The Mill Hill Billies are a bunch of junior school friends, full of normal pranks but totally committed to each other.

After their first adventure in The Magic Coin, it is a delight to be able to offer The Talking Skull.

This involves a school trip to the west of Ireland where they discover some very sinister happenings that put the Billies in great danger.

Author Michael O’Malley, forty-six years old and involved in the construction industry, describes himself as ‘a big kid at heart’.

That undoubtedly explains his incredible talent in creating such exciting and entertaining stories for Junior School children.

This is the second book in the Mill Hill Billies series and once this one is read, we know his fans will be waiting anxiously for the next in the series.

The Terrific Toothbrush by James Brammer

The Terrific Toothbrush by James Brammer

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-9932432-7-1

The story of a little boy who hated to clean his teeth until something magical started to happen with his toothbrush.

Author James Andrew Brammer was born in 1992 in Lancashire in the North West of England.

Throughout school and college, he had dreams of becoming a teacher and in July 2013, he graduated with an honours degree in Primary Education from Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. He now teaches in the North West and enjoys every aspect; from the planning and marking to the involvement in extra-curricular activities and the sports.

James takes a particular interest in children’s health issues and the first area that James wants to address is teeth. He feels that children should feel positive about cleaning their teeth and should want to keep them healthy and sparkly!

The Terrific Toothbrush was written to help achieve that and to generate an encouraging interest in children taking care of their teeth.

The Adventures of the Mill Hill Billies: The Magic Coin by Michael O’Malley

The Adventures of the Mill Hill Billies: The Magic Coin by Michael O’Malley

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9929955-2-2

The Mill Hill Billies were a bunch of junior school friends, full of normal pranks but totally committed to each other.

Their lives were just like those of any other kids of their ages until they discovered a strange coin down on Pop’s allotment.

The coin began to glow and what happened next was to give them the most amazing experience of their young lives.

Author Michael O’Malley, forty-six years old and involved in the construction industry, describes himself as ‘a big kid at heart’.

That undoubtedly explains his incredible talent in creating such exciting and entertaining stories for Junior School children.

This is the first book in the Mill Hill Billies series and once this one is read, we know his fans will be waiting anxiously for the next in the series. See also, The Mill Hill Billies and the Talking Skull.

The Farmies by Lizzie Wallace

The Farmies by Lizzie Wallace

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9574346-5-3

A charming, beautifully illustrated rhyming story book introducing young children to the world of farm animals.

Come down to the farm.

With its countryside charm.

Where the warm summer sun shines each day.

There are new friends to meet.

Some moo and some bleat.

You’re welcome to visit and join in the fray.

Author Lizzie Wallace is a successful Pre-school Leader with over twenty-years-experience in early-years childcare. Whilst still involved in the running of three successful pre-schools in Croydon, Lizzie’s passion for storytelling has led her to start writing her own children’s books.

Her first book, entitled My Sister’s Turning into a Monster, is proving very popular with children on the many local author visits and book signings that Lizzie regularly performs.

Her most recent book, Sam the Baker, tells the story of a very talented but very shy baker with a bit of a crush!

Lizzie lives in Croydon, Surrey with her husband John, their two children and the whole family love to read and have been an inspiration for Lizzie’s books. Lizzie also enjoys baking, dog walking and making things. During the week Lizzie supervises three preschool groups as well as working closely with the families from the groups. She also does volunteer work at her own children s school.

Rosie McSlee & The Commoner’s Cold by Debbie Lees and Andrea McGuigan

Rosie McSlee & The Commoner’s Cold by Debbie Lees and Andrea McGuigan

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-9932432-6-4

The first in a series of delightful children’s books dealing with health matters. Debbie and Andrea have recognised that the best way for young children to learn the do’s and don’ts of a healthy life is through the medium of the rhyming stories they have written.

In Rosie McSlee &The Commoner’s Cold children will learn that it is unacceptable behaviour for them to sneeze and splutter over their friends and classmates.

Debbie Lees grew up in South Africa and qualified as a paramedic and chiropractor before moving to the UK. She completed her degree in Medicine at Newcastle University and now specialises in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. She is mum to three gorgeous and inquisitive children and wife to Greg who is also a chiropractor. Family wellness, healthy living, health education and new adventures are her top priorities.

After studying History at the University of Durham, Andrea McGuighan undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Leeds. Since then, she has taught History in a range of secondary schools in the north of England. Andrea is the mother of two sons, a Cub Scout Leader and is passionate about the holistic development of children.

The Snugglewood Piggles Are Off To The Moon! By Tim and Mia Heath

The Snugglewood Piggles Are Off To The Moon! By Tim and Mia Heath

Fiction

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Price: Paperback £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-9933714-0-0

There’s Goatly Nibble and he’s going soon! Munchly Turtle wants to come too and Piggly Oink but he’s lost a shoe!!!