Books

Triangular Trev and the Shape Idols

Triangular Trev meets up with Isosceles Irene, Perpendicular Peri, Equilateral Eric, Horizontal Horatio, Nonagon Norma and Rectangular Reg. All these mathematical characters play musical instruments, form a band and enter their song into a competition. The sing along song is also in the book.

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Poetry Book - An invitation that Captured the primary School Nation Volume 4

This poetry book is a result of a national initiative. Christina Gabbitas, wanted a writing initiative that children of all abilities could have an opportunity to take part in with the chance of having their work published. This A4 size poetry book has been written and illustrated by UK children, to help encourage and inspire other children of primary school age to read and write. The topics are Exercise and Healthy Food.

£1.00 from the sale of each book is donated to Barnardos.

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Share Some Secrets

Share Some Secrets is a book that encourages children to think about the secrets they should and shouldn't keep, encouraging them to speak out without fear by giving praise - a great way of highlighting the difference between good and bad secrets. This is a topic, I feel very passionate about. After conducting research and looking into the market, there are no books for Children aged four to seven that subtly address the issue of possible abuse. I believe that there should be a Share Some Secrets book in every child/school/home setting for children to read freely and read along with the audio. The story isn't graphic in words or pictures, and will be very helpful for parents, carers and teachers alike. There are no words or suggestions that a parent doesn't already use when speaking to their own young children. The story is available to download via www.sharesomesecrets.com

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Felicity Fly Meets The Dragon Fruit

Book Launch, WHSmith, Sheffield Meadowhall

Felicity flies into the house from the garden after hearing lots of noise coming from inside. Felicity Fly meets Daniella Dragon Fruit from Vietnam, Pablo Pineapple from Caracas, Brassica Broccoli from Italy and Toulouse Tomato. All the characters mention their health benefits. Children are also introduced to different geographical locations and accents with the free downloadable read-along version. The story also has elements which focus on teamwork.

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Felicity Fly in the Garden

Felicity Fly in the Garden is the third rhyming story in the Felicity Fly children's book series. The story addresses pollination, with some lovely new characters, including a bumblebee, butterfly, ladybird, dragonfly and beetle - a great, fun way for children to learn. All characters are beautifully illustrated. The book is supplied with a narrated CD to help children read along.

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Felicity Fly Meets Veronica Vac

This is the second in a series of six books, based on childhood fears. This book introduces a new character, Veronica Vac, which is quite an adventure. The book introduces the word 'nocturnal' and is also about individuals caring and helping one another. There is a CD narration of the story, where the characters are all given different accents. This helps children to understand more about the different pronunciation of words. The idea of these books is to encourage parents to read with children form a young age, to introduce words and to make reading fun.

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Welcome to the World of Felicity Fly

Felicity Fly is a children's book based on childhood fears, for ages four to six. The book introduces characters Felicity Fly, William Washing Machine, Simon Spider, Willamena Woodlouse, Moey Mouse and Sissy Silverfish. These are all creatures and appliances you will find around the home. The book talks about fears children may have, the dark, loud noises from domestic appliances, spiders and creatures around the home. All stories about Felicity Felicity Fly rhyme. There will be six altogether in the series. The book also comes with a CD recording of the story, which introduces children to different accents and helps them understand that people can be different in the way they speak and not just in appearance. The book is aimed at trying to make children feel that they are not alone when they fear something that it is ok and acceptable to have fears and that we all have different ways of dealing with this.

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Poetry Book - An invitation that Captured the primary School Nation Volume 3

This poetry book is a result of a national initiative. Christina Gabbitas wanted a writing initiative that children of all abilities could have an opportunity to take part in, with the chance of having their work published. This A4 size poetry book has been written and illustrated by UK children, to help encourage and inspire other children of primary school age to read and write. The topics are exercise and healthy food.

£1.00 from the sale of each book is donated to Barnardos.

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£8.99

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Poetry Book - An invitation that Captured the primary School Nation Volume 2

This poetry book is a result of a national initiative. Christina Gabbitas wanted a writing initiative that children of all abilities could have an opportunity to take part in, with the chance of having their work published. This A4 size poetry book has been written and illustrated by UK children, to help encourage and inspire other children of primary school age to read and write. The topics are creatures and food.

£1.00 from the sale of each book is donated to Barnardos.

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£8.99

Poetry Book - An invitation that Captured the primary School Nation

This poetry book is a result of a national initiative. Christina Gabbitas wanted a writing initiative that children of all abilities could have an opportunity to take part in, with the chance of having their work published. This A4 size poetry book has been written and illustrated by UK children to help encourage and inspire other children of primary school age to read and write. The topics are teamwork and friendship and fears and phobias. Christina says: "I received some wonderful rhymes from all over the UK, which has been very encouraging. Selecting the poems has been challenging and greatly rewarding. The imagination and effort invested by these budding poets makes their poems a pleasure to read over and over again."

£1.00 from the sale of each book will be donated and divided between the British Dyslexia Association and Barnardo's.

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Chilled Children

Coming Soon!

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Chilled for Autism

Coming Soon!

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Thoughts & Feelings Poetry Book

My book, Thoughts & Feelings Poetry Book, New Edition... coming soon......

 

Children's Poems Vol. 4

This poetry book is a result of a national initiative to help encourage and inspire children of primary school age to read and write.
OUT NOW.
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Events & Signings

2017

23rd May Peoples Book Prize Final - Triangular Trev and the Shape Idols

12th May - YWOA  - Sue Ryder Leeds Royal Armouries

11th May - Safeguarding Conference  - Manchester

April

24-30 April - United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Children's Reading Festival - Workshops

20th April - Sacred Heart School, Leeds - Poetry Workshops

28th March - Sheffield School - Storytelling & Poetry Workshops

23rd- 25th March - Selby District Children's Reading Festival 

8th March - Theatre event 400 Children - Children's University for Hull City Culture

7th March  - Northern Power Women Awards - Manchester Shotlisted 'Person with a Purpose'

2nd March - Wetherby School London 

1st March -  Storytelling St Antonys Catholic Primary School London

28th February - Betty Layward School London 

25th February - WHSmith Sheffied Meadowhall - Booksigning

16th February - World Read Aloud Day - The Olive Tree School, Bolton, Lancashire 

11th & 12th January - Poetry Workshops with Children's University  - Hull City of Culture

9th January - Poetry Initiative Launch - www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition

2016

3rd December - Selby WHSmith, Book signing

26th November - Doncaster WHSmith, Book signing

19th November - Beverley WHSmith, Book signing

30th October - Sheffield 10k for ChildLine NSPCC

29th October - WHSmith Halifax, Book signing

28th October - Waterstones Wakefield

27th October Waterstones York, Storytelling and Book signing Triangular Trev and the Shape Idols

26th October Selby Library, Storytelling & Book signing

25th October - Sherburn Library, Storytelling & Book signing

22nd October - WHSmith Sheffield Meadowhall - Book Launch. Triangular Trev and the Shape idols

6th October - World Poetry Day  - Fairburn School

21st September - Soroptomists Visit

26 August - Children's University

19th August - Storytelling & Book signing North Leeds Food Festival, Roundhay Park

1st August - Sheffield Hallam

14th July - Sheffield Hallam

12th July - Peoples Book Prize with www.sharesomesecrets.com

6th July - School Visit Worcester & BBC Hereford & Worcester

3rd July - Exhibition of Children's Poetry, Samlesbury Hall, Lancashire

2nd July - Guest of University College Lancashire - Science Festival

30 June - BBC Lancashire with John Gillmore

27 June - School Visit, Cleckheaton

28th May - Pop-up Shop, St Georges Centre, Preston, Lancashire - Storytelling & Poetry University College Lancashire

20th May - Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards