Authors and Texts

In our new monthly feature, we will focus the spotlight on writers and illustrators, asking about their favourite childhood reading, current work and why they love to read. You can also download a simple poster about them for use in school. We have a great line-up planned, including MG Leonard, Mini Grey, Nicky Singer, SF Said, Ross Montgomery and many more. So come back each month to get to know a new author.

Authors in the Spotlight

Nicola Davies

Author of fiction, non fiction and poetry, she won the first SLA award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Non Fiction.

Isabel Thomas

This month we are delighted to profile the engaging work of Isabel Thomas who has written more than 150 books for young people.

Emma Carroll

The author of Strange Star, the Financial Times Book of 2016, Secrets of a Sun King and many more

Ross Montgomery

The author of Max and the Millions and Perijee and Me answers our fiendish questions!

SF Said

Varjak Paw author SF Said talks books!

Nicky Singer

Author Nicky Singer lets us into her world of reading

Mini Grey

Creator of the Bad Bunnies talks to us about books!

MG Leonard

The author of the Beetle series tells us about her favourite books

Sarah McIntyre

The author of ‘The New Neighbours’ tells us why she loves to read.

Top Texts

Top Texts for June

​This months texts have been chosen by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. She has selected non-fiction that is both lyrical and informative, and above all really engaging.

Top Texts for May

This month’s Top Texts have been chosen by Emily Drabble, head of children’s book promotion and prizes at the reading for pleasure charity BookTrust. Some thought provoking choices here, including Ghost!.

Top Texts for April

​This month’s texts have been chosen by Morag Styles who retired in 2014 as Professor of Children’s Poetry at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge and is an Emeritus Fellow of Homerton College.