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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!  

Stanley’s Stick has been selected for the AOI’s Images 36: Best of British Illustration Exhibiton!   The exhibition presents the winning work of over 50 artists from the length and breadth of the UK, who entered the AOI’s flagship competition, Images. To coincide with the show, an accompanying book Images 36: Best of British Illustration 2012 will also be launched. […]

Stockport Childrens Book Award

September 7th, 2012

Stanley’s Stick has been shortlisted for the Stockport Childrens Book Awards 2012! For more info about this ‘fantastick’ award click here and for a list of all the nominated titles here…!

New Books Online

December 2nd, 2011

Three new books have gone up on Neal’s website. Stanley’s Stick, Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear Emily Brown and Talk, Talk, Squawk! All three books were published in 2011 and are available from all good bookshops and libraries.    

Stanley's Stick Nominated

November 4th, 2011

Stanley’s Stick has been nominated for The Clip Kate Greenaway Medal! The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children’s illustrations and designs. You can read the list of all the nominated books here…

'We Love This Book' Review

June 28th, 2011

A review of Stanley’s Stick from We Love This Book, The Bookseller‘s sister consumer magazine and website.

Stanley’s Stick is featured in the Sunday Times summer reads for children – 26/6/11. ‘The twig in Stanley’s Stick (Hodder £10.99, 3-6) is ordinary but can be anything from rocket to dinosaur. John Hegley’s understatedly funny text is often arresting, and Neal Layton’s evocative illustrations, set on Stockport station and Blackpool Beach, use snippets of […]

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