Magic in the City
Canadian brothers Jake and Simon Grubb aren't happy about having to move to London, England. But when they meet a magician who gives them three magic objects, they hatch a plan to get themselves home again.
'A satisfying, old-fashioned-feeling magical adventure.'
'... a fast, fun read.' SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
'... sympathetic characters in ever-curious Simon; Jake, whose anger over his lost home is deeply felt; and Hannah, who must work up her courage to join the adventure.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
The Flying Bedroom
Elinor's bedroom looks ordinary - but it's not. It takes her to visit pirates, a faraway island, the theatre, the moon... Elinor never knows where her bedroom will take her next.
- Bestselling children’s book for the Welsh Books Council, summer 2014
The Girl with the Broken Wing
Hilary crash-lands on the roof of twins James and Amanda one stormy night. Amanda thinks she's an angel, but James disagrees. Angels don't have dirty feet or snore, he says.
'Good books for this age group are often hard to find, but this has been a particularly good year in which the best of the bunch is The Girl with the Broken Wing by Heather Dyer.' DAILY MAIL
- Richard and Judy’s Best Children’s Book Ever nomination, 2007
- Best International Book by the US Board on Books for Children and Young People, 2006
The Fish in Room 11
Eliza Flot is not your typical mermaid - she has stringy hair and a chipped front tooth.
'A quirky, charming book, funny and imaginative.'
'A little classic.' THE TIMES
- The Highland Book Awards, winner, 2004
- Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, 2005
The Boy in the Biscuit Tin
(US tile Ibby’s Magic Weekend)
Three children find a magic set that does real magic - with embarrassing consequences.
"Crisp language, fully formed characters, and a swiftly moving plot make the book fly. The children's relationships with one another ring true, particularly between the brothers." BOOKLIST
- Galaxy Best British Children’s Book Award nomination, 2008
Tina and the Penguin (picture book) Kids Can Press, Illustrated by Mireille Levert
When a penguin follows Tina after a class trip to the zoo, she dresses him in her pink coat and beret and takes him home on the bus.
- Recommended Book, The National (US) Association for Humane and Environmental Education, 2003