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Barbara Mitchelhill - Author

About the Author

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.


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Goldilocks and the three Bears Band 00/Lilac

Goldilocks and the three Bears Band 00/Lilac

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Michelle Mathers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

The story follows Goldilocks' journey through the bears' house as she samples their bowls of porridge and tries out their three differently-sized beds. When Goldilocks is discovered sleeping in Baby Bear's bed, however, the story takes a different twist and Goldilocks is invited to join them for breakfast. Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that tells a story through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Text type - Fiction. A story map on pages 14-15 gives children the opportunity to recap the story in their own words. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Eric's spots are multiplying! It seems his problem might be solved when his Auntie Rose sends Mum some magic face cream from South America. Dare he use it? Eric decides to take the risk and tries out the pimple potion. But he soon discovers there are some very unexpected side effects...

Gruesome Ghosts

Gruesome Ghosts

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian is fascinated when the new girl at school says that her grandparents' house is haunted. As the local specialist detective, it is up to Damian to solve the mystery! He agrees to spend a night in the house to see the ghostly figures for himself - but all is not what it seems . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!