Guest Editor - Sally Grindley Guest Editor - Sally Grindley

Sally Grindley has been a full time author since 1995 but her working life prior to that was very firmly in books as well. She has worked alongside a range of illustrators to create many award winning picture books and her storytelling powers shine through in each every one just as they do in her fiction for older readers. See below for a selection of our favourite books written by her as well as a selection of books that Sally has chosen as ones that have inspired or influenced her at some point in her life.


Guest editor's featured books

Bitter Chocolate
Sally Grindley
Pascal's life is like any other boy's as he worries about his English classes and his football skills - until the day rebels come to his village and everything changes. On the run with friends, Pascal finds himself at the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Poppy And Max And The Fashion Show
Sally Grindley
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Early" 5+ Category. Poppy and Max might often be at odds with one-another but their friendship is strong. When Poppy enters them both into a fashion show we see both girl and her dog strutting...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2007
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Saving Finnegan
Sally Grindley
A powerful novel with Sally Grindley's hallmark theme-driven narrative. In Saving Finnegan it is the important yet often taboo theme of death that is at the forefront and yet she has created an utterly gripping and hugely enjoyable novel.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2007
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Bravo Max
Sally Grindley
Fun and easy to read, Max's letters to his favourite author D.J create a brilliant story. Max writes about all sorts of things – his uncle's mad dog Scallywag, football, the things that happen at school. But he also writes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2006
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Why Is The Sky Blue ?
Susan Varley, Sally Grindley - illustrated by Susan Varley
This is our personal favourite in terms of Sally Grindley's picture books here at Lovereading4kids. It tells the story of rabbit and donkey. Rabbit is very inquisitive and is always asking questions about everything! He wants to know why the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise
Sally Grindley - illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
This is a perfect book for reading at bedtime for children of 3+. It features a collection of Aesop's fables retold with plenty of dialogue by the award-winning Sally Grindley.
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2000
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Knock Knock Who's There?
Sally Grindley, Anthony Browne - illustrated by Anthony Browne
This was Sally Grindley's second book published some years ago now and remains one of the most eagerly sought-out picture books for toddlers. Knock, knock who's there?... Each time there's a knock at the door, there's a different monster, but...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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Feather Wars
Sally Grindley
From the award-winning Sally Grindley comes another story-telling masterpiece. Feather Wars is an accomplished and finely rendered novel set during World War Two that gently brings to life some complex issues in the life of a young boy. Sam is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2003
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Broken Glass
Sally Grindley
Sally Grindley has achieved huge recognition as a writer of powerful and gripping novels for older readers as well as for her storytelling powers in her picture books for younger readers. This is the story of Suresh and Sandeep who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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A New Room for William
Sally Grindley - illustrated by Carol Thompson
A beautifully moving picture book that deals delicately with a marriage break up and moving house, A New Room for William is a sensitive portrayal of the thoughts and emotions of a little boy in the midst of a dramatic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/07/2001
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The Sulky Vulture
Sally Grindley - illustrated by Michael Terry
This is a riotous story featuring Boris the vulture from brilliant storyteller Sally Grindley and the acclaimed master of animal characterisation and illustration, Michael Terry. Boris is a very sulky vulture - nothing ever goes quite right for him! When...
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Format: Paperback | Released 18/08/2003
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Hurricane Wills
Sally Grindley
This is required reading for every adult and every child in order to gain a greater understanding to the difficulties facing a child with A.D.D. Compulsive and gripping throughout and by turns funny and sad it really is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2007
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Torn Pages
Sally Grindley
A poignant, powerful and emotive story of a small family's love, loss and resourcefulness in the face of adversity. Acclaimed and prizewinning author Sally Grindley cleverly portrays the story of AIDS as seen through the eyes of a young girl,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
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Spilled Water
Sally Grindley
One girl's courage in the face of apparently insuperable odds, Spilled Water is an emotionally charged story which is both shocking and moving. Lu Si-Yan is only 11 when her father dies but it is to be the beginning of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2005
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Shhh!
Sally Grindley
Follow the leader in this tour of the giant's castle but be sure you go tiptoe. The giant's asleep and must not be woken at any cost…Cleverly viewed from many angles, this is a book that draws the reader right...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/06/1999
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Guest editor's chosen books

Fairy Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis
Thumbelina, The Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea, are all here in a wonderful collection of stories written by Hans Christian Anderson. Some of the stories are very moralistic, yet retain a mischievous sense of humour....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2004
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The Happy Prince and Other Stories
Oscar Wilde - illustrated by Lars Bo
This book is a favourite of June 2011 Guest Editor Michael Morpurgo: "This was the first story, I think, that ever made me cry. What was strange was that I wanted to read it over and over again. It still...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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Little Prince
Antoine De Saint-exupery
December 2010 Guest Editor Sally Grindley: "What is it with princes?! This Little Prince has come from a different planet, in a quite extraordinary short story with multiple themes, symbols and motifs. I was introduced to this book at school,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2004
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The Wind In The Willows
Kenneth Grahame
This is a wonderful hardback edition (part of the Oxford Children's Classics Collection), perfect as a gift or to last and last when read and reread from the nursery bookshelf. With the complete and unabridged text, 100 years on this...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2008
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Winnie the Pooh
A.A. Milne
A. A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous bear in the world, were published over eighty years ago. The popularity of Pooh and his Forest friends continues to endure with each new generation of children and their parents....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2004
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Sally Grindley our latest Guest Editor - December 2010.

Our Guest Editor is an award winning author with a veritable feast of over 100 books published, from picture storybooks to poignant, powerful and emotive stories for older readers.

Sally Grindley Author

Her latest book is Bitter Chocolate for 9+ year olds, which you can read a free opening extract of along with a number of our favourite titles written by Sally.

And, exclusively with Lovereading4kids, as our Guest Editor, Sally has kindly agreed to share with us those books that have influenced and inspired her either as a child or during her writing journey. These include among others, Antoine de Saint Expury’s memorable Little Prince and Kenneth Grahame’s classic animal adventure The Wind in the Willows. We hope you enjoy both her titles and her Guest Editor selections…