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Listen Up!

March 18th, 2016

Preparing for an Easter getaway? Look out for the poetry points at Heathrow Airport! There are four pillars in terminals 2-5 each with specially written travel poems recited by their authors Michael Rosen, Danny Wallace, Laura Dockrill and MG Leonard. As you might have guessed I did the illustrations which feature cameos of some of the […]

The Power of Reading

October 18th, 2015

Last week I was invited to speak at a ‘Power of Reading’ conference, run by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. It was really inspiring to meet all the teachers there, and see the valuable work CLPE does. Thank you for inviting me, and for the warm welcome! The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity that provides training […]

Stanley's Stick in Chinese

July 12th, 2015

Stanley’s Stick is now available in Chinese…!

Eye spy at the Apsex

March 20th, 2015

If you’re heading to the Apsex gallery with your kids this weekend, why not try playing ‘Eye Spy’ whist you’re there? These four things are hidden in the exhibition. You can download a copy here, or pick up one at the gallery…

National Libraries Day

February 6th, 2014

Saturday 8th February is National Libraries Day! To help support our local library I’ll be running an Illustration Workshop. There’ll be pens and paper to draw with and I’ll also be doing few drawings and reading a few books… It’s Free but places are limited and need to be booked on 023 9268 8999.

Storytellers Inc.

November 14th, 2013

Throughout October I was illustrator of the month in the wonderful Storytellers Inc. bookshop in Lytham St Anne’s. If you want to find out more about this lovely bookshop, or read an interview they did with me, click here!

Stanley's Stick- the musical!

October 14th, 2013

  Northern Chamber Orchestra in conduction with the Buxton Festival have made a wonderful musical version of Stanley’s Stick which they have been performing to preschool and reception classes. Their next performance will be on October 28th at the opera house in Buxton. Book now to avoid disappointment! You can also see lots more photos […]

Portsmouth Book Award 2013

January 10th, 2013

Stanley’s Stick has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Awards 2013! The Awards are to be judged by over 4,000 pupils from 32 Portsmouth schools with the winners announced later this year. For more info and a list of all the nominated titles there is a pdf here – PBA 2013 shortlist announcement.  

Stanley's Stick's TV Debut!

December 20th, 2012

Simon Pegg reads Stanley’s Stick, by John Hegley on CBeebies! If you missed the broadcast show (or the ending!) you can view it on demand until 26th December here.

Stanley's Stick eBook

November 30th, 2012

Stanley’s Stick is now available as an eBook for iPads, iPhones or Kindles!  

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