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, illustrated by Laura-Kate Chapman, with the accompanying story CD read by Oscar-nominated Imelda Staunton (Barefoot Books, 2012).

Imelda Staunton recording the story CD for The Kite Princess

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 


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