The Kite Princess (illustrated by Laura-Kate Chapman)

Imelda Staunton at the recording
Imelda Staunton at the recording


Cinnamon Stitch is a princess who longs to be wild and free. Her parents, the King and Queen, want her to be a 'proper' princess.


One day, a bedraggled Cinnamon is brought back to the castle in disgrace after swimming in the slimy lake and clambering up trees. But this time, instead of arguing, Cinnamon starts to sew, much to the delight of her stuffy parents.


Has she changed? Is she going to be a 'proper' princess and behave nicely and make beautiful dresses for herself? Or is she planning something very, very different, right under their noses?


The Kite Princess is a rhyming picture book, published by Barefoot Books, due for release in autumn, 2012.  The book is accompanied by a CD of the story, read by Oscar-nominated actress, Imelda Staunton.


Don't Panic, Annika! (illustrated by Jennifer E Morris)

Annika is launched
Annika is launched

Little Annika is a panicker. She panics when her coat zip gets stuck on the way to a party. She panics when she can't find her favourite toy at bedtime...

Mum, Dad and her brother try to show her how to stay calm. But then something happens that sends everyone else into a panic - can you guess what happens?


Don't Panic, Annika! (Piccadilly Press, 2011)  is also out in Australia (Koala Books), The Netherlands as Geen Paniek, Anniek! (de Vries Brouwers) and soon to be out in Taiwan (dual language Chinese and English) and Slovenia. 




Why not watch the story first before buying or borrowing a copy? Read by a real-life Annika...

Pirate Picnic

Pirate Picnic, illustrated by Mirella Mariani, published by Franklin Watts as part of the Tiddler Series. click on the link.

Pirate Picnic out May, 2012
Pirate Picnic out May, 2012

The Unstoppable Maggie McGee


“… I love this story! It’s beautifully told and I love the way it shows the power of the imagination to take you wherever you want to go….a great story [which] has something to say to all children…”

Malorie Blackman, Children’s Laureate 2013-2015 




Praise for Don't Panic, Annika!


“a reassuring read that your child will relate to and love” Parents in Touch


“a fun read aloud… full of life” Books for Keeps


“the rhythmic text… and the imaginative illustrations make for a lovely read”           Primary Times


“a great story to encourage independence and confidence … ” Carousel                                


A non-panicking Annika
A non-panicking Annika