These books should all still be currently available, although please bear in mind that they can sometimes be out of stock for shorter or longer periods.
Here you can find my other books, which are currently unavailable or out of print. You may be able to find secondhand copies of many of them.
The Snake-stone is the story of an adopted boy, James, a diving champion with hopes of competing in the Olympics. He longs to learn about his past, so leaves his training aside and sets off alone on an adventurous quest to discover his roots. Carnegie nominated. 10+
The Snow Queen is a retelling of the wonderful Hans Andersen story, in which Kay, with a splinter of ice in his heart, deserts his home to live with the Snow Queen. His friend Gerda sets off on a fantastic journey to save him. 8+
Snowy is a very popular award-winning picture book illustrated by Keith Bowen. Rachel and her family live in a narrowboat on the Chester canal, and Snowy is the barge horse. Rachel longs to take her to school on show and tell day, but Mum says Snowy isn’t a pet horse, she has a job to do. 6+
Spellhorn is a fantasy adventure story about a blind girl, Laura, and the unicorn who comes to her garden. He takes her to the Wilderness, home of the Wild Ones. Will she become their leader? Will her friend Sam see her again? 10+
The Starburster Stories brings together my fantasy adventure series The Starburster, The Humming Machine and The Windspinner. When Baby Blue is stolen by fairies, only a 9-year old boy can rescue her. Tam takes the changeling child Pix with him to claim his sister back. 7+
The Three Princes is a humorous retelling of the famous Arabian magic story. Which of her three suitors will Princess Halima choose to marry? Highly illustrated. Topaz book band 13.
Tilly Mint Tales is a much-loved collection of linked stories. When Mrs Hardcastle goes to sleep, Tilly Mint escapes into magical adventures. In her final adventure she tries to save the last Dodo in the world from extinction. Illustrated by Tony Ross. 6+
Wild Cat is a mystery story set in Wales. Catrin hears eerie sounds in the night, and is sure there must be a wild animal up in the mountains. She and her friend Leo overcome their fears and try to find it. Pearl Band 18
Willa and Old Miss Annie is a collection of three linked animal stories. When Willa first meets Old Miss Annie she is afraid of her, but soon she befriends her and together they help a goat, a Shetland pony and a fox cub who have all been in danger. Highly commended. Carnegie medal runner up.
Walking on Air is my collection of poems for children, written over several years and published in countless anthologies. They are favourites in schools and for public recitations.