Gillian Shields - Author Picture

Gillian Shields - Author

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.

Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them. She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gillian Shields

Henry's Holiday
Gillian Shields - illustrated by Rosie Reeve
A Picture Books for kids that love Adventure. Children will love this warm and witty story with its adorably entertaining central character. Poor little Henry, unlike all the other baby penguins who are having fun sliding on the ice...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Bear's Golden Hearts
Gillian Shields
This is a heart-warming story about friendship and belonging, illustrated by an award-winning illustrator. A little brown bear with a bag of golden hearts sits high up on a shelf in a toyshop. No one wants him so one day...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Tom's Tree
Gillian Shields
A truly uplifting story about love, hope and the importance of patience. Tom plants a seed and imagines what it will be like as it grows – the trunk is a tall mast of a ship with dragons hiding in...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Puppy Love
Gillian Shields
A heart-warming story of two dogs who’s crosses the strict doggy social divide. Esme is a posh poodle living in a pent house apartment. Sam is mongrel living in a crowded tenement. How they meet, fall in love and, most...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Gillian Shields...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Gillian Shields and hundreds of other authors.


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools