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Anne Booth - Author

About the Author

Anne Booth lives in Kent and has always wanted to bea children’s writer, but on the way to becoming one has worked in many jobs. Anne lives in a lovely village with her husband and four children– and the children's grandfather across the road. They have two hens called Poppy and Anastasia and two dogs called Timmy and Ben. Anne loves tea and once won a Blue Peter badge for writing a poem about two mice in a bucket of rice. Despite this, she does not own any mice. Anne’s debut novel Girl with a White Dog was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize. 

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The Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Snow Goose

The Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Snow Goose

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. Every year the magnificent silver Snow Goose brings winter to the Magical Kingdom of Birds. But this year something is wrong: why hasn't he arrived? Lord Astor must be up to his tricks again. Can Maya and her friends uncover the mystery behind the missing snow goose, and bring winter to the kingdom? Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special page to colour in!

Lucy Makes a Wish

Lucy Makes a Wish

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

When Boots the puppy bounces into Lucy's life, fun and friendship are never far behind. He's waiting for his forever home, and until he finds one Lucy is determined to give him the best Christmas ever, taking him out and about and giving him all the love he's missed. But they're going to need the help of all the friends they have made when Boots slips his lead and gets lost. Will Boots find a way home? Lucy needs to make a wish. . . This warm and festive story is an ideal present for a child to read during the festive season. Animal-lovers everywhere will delight in Sophy WIlliams's gorgeous illustrations and the simple language and short chapters are perfect for developing readers or to be read aloud. Fans of Anne Booth's previous titles in this series, Lucy's Secret Reindeer, Lucy's Magic Snow Globe, Lucy's Winter Rescue, Lucy's Magical Surprise, and Lucy's Search for Little Star won't be able to resist this latest Lucy story!

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Silent Songbirds

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Silent Songbirds

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. In a spectacular tropical glade, Maya can't believe her ears: she's attending a songbird concert in the Magical Kingdom of Birds! But all is not as it seems - Lord Astor is stealing the birds' beautiful voices to keep for himself. Will Maya and her friends be able to return the music to the kingdom. . . ? Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special page to colour in!

Little Cloud

Little Cloud

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Once there was a dream of a cloud, waiting, hiding, in a blue sky, which became a whisper of white and grew and grew . . . Everybody loves looking at the little white cloud as it makes all sorts of interesting shapes, but one day the little cloud becomes bigger and darker and heavier. As the raindrops patter down, everyone runs away and no one is happy to see the little cloud anymore . . . Or are they? This heartfelt, uplifting story has a powerful message about being loved and accepted for who you are, no matter what. A wonderful picture book for discussing emotions and a lovely introduction to the water cycle for children aged 3+ years. Drawing has been a life-long habit for Sarah Massini, which has seen her through careers in corporate design, children's book design and now as an illustrator. She has illustrated several picture books, including Star in the Jar, Books Always Everywhere, Zac and Zeb, and a stunning edition of The Velveteen Rabbit. Sarah lives in Sussex with her husband, young son and her utterly mad terrier Tess, who keeps guard as she draws.

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Missing Fairy-Wrens

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Missing Fairy-Wrens

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical Kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, and Maya is excited to meet the tiny fairy-wrens in the Magical Kingdom of Birds. But something's wrong: half of the birds have gone missing. Can this be another of Lord Astor's despicable plans? And can Maya and her friends stop him before it's too late? Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special page to colour in!

Lucy's Magical Winter Stories

Lucy's Magical Winter Stories

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Lucy's snow globe has a little forest and house inside, and sometimes, when Lucy makes a wish and shakes the globe, magical things can happen . . . Curl up with this collection of three wonderful stories - where Lucy rescues a very special little reindeer, helps a bunny find a home, and saves a baby otter. This collection of warm and traditional festive stories is an ideal Christmas present for any child who loves animals. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Sophy Williams, illustrator of Holly Webb's animal stories, the simple language and short chapters make it perfect for young readers who are starting to read independently. Featuring Lucy's Secret Reindeer, Lucy's Magic Snow Globe, and Lucy's Winter Rescue, this lovely collection will make a magical addition to any bookshelf.

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Ice Swans

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Ice Swans

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical Kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. But the Kingdom is in trouble, wicked Lord Astor has frozen the Diamond Lake and turned its beautiful swans into ice statues. Can Maya, with the help of her friends Willow and Patch, break the enchantment and save the day? Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special colouring page.

Lucy's Search for Little Star

Lucy's Search for Little Star

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Lucy is on holiday with her family when she meets a curious little kitten called Star. He's a tiny little thing and he follows her everywhere. Christmas is drawing near and the snow begins to fall thick and fast. When Star, and then Lucy, find themselves in serious trouble-lost in a snow storm-Lucy's magic snow globe is their only hope. Close your eyes and make a wish-miracles can happen. This warm and festive story is an ideal present for a child to read during the festive season. Animal-lovers everywhere will delight in Sophy WIlliams's gorgeous illustrations and the simple language and short chapters are perfect for developing readers or to be read aloud. Fans of Anne Booth's previous titles in this series - Lucy's Secret Reindeer, Lucy's Magic Snow Globe, Lucy's Winter Rescue, and Lucy's Magical Surprise - won't be able to resist this latest Lucy story!

Jenny, the Shy Angel A Christmas Story

Jenny, the Shy Angel A Christmas Story

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2018

Jenny is a shy angel who doesn't like lots of noise and rushing about. When the other angels ask her to go with them to see the newborn baby king, she decides to stay behind. In the quiet night she learns about love and nature, and that being shy doesn't matter because silent moments are special too.

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Sleepy Hummingbirds

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Sleepy Hummingbirds

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical Kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. But the kingdom is in trouble - evil Lord Astor has a plan to capture and cage the tiniest residents, the hummingbirds - and as Keeper of the Book it's up to Maya to protect them. Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and includes a special colouring page!

Across the Divide

Across the Divide

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Lucy's Magical Surprise

Lucy's Magical Surprise

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Lucy's help is needed when a donkey foal is about to be born. Will she be able to gather everyone together in time? And how can she and her friend, Rosie, raise enough money to help bring the harvest mice back to nearby fields? While at the village carol concert they meet someone who is set to deliver a truly magical Christmas surprise. This warm and festive story is an ideal present for a child to read during the festive season. Animal-lovers everywhere will delight in Sophy WIlliams's gorgeous illustrations and the simple language and short chapters are perfect for developing readers or to be read aloud. Fans of Anne Booth's previous titles in this series, Lucy's Secret Reindeer, Lucy's Magic Snow Globe, and Lucy's Winter Rescue won't be able to resist this latest Lucy story!

I Want a Friend

I Want a Friend

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2017

I want a friend,' said Arthur, 'I want a friend right now. I want to make one RIGHT AWAY But I am not sure how.' Join Arthur at nursery school in his determined search for a friend - could he dig a hole to trap one, or catch one in a net? His ideas don't seem to be going to plan, but then Lily appears and he is soon having lots of fun and playtime adventures! Bouncy rhymes and hilarious illustrations make this first experiences tale about friendship an enchanting read!

The Christmas Fairy

The Christmas Fairy

Author: Anne Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2016

When Christmas term comes around, Clara can't wait to learn everything there is to know about being a Christmas fairy. Except she's SO excited that she can't be still and quiet like a fairy should. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs.

Lucy's Winter Rescue

Lucy's Winter Rescue

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2016

Christmas miracles come in all sizes! When Lucy finds a lost baby otter she makes a Christmas wish to find him a special new home. But little does Lucy know that it's just the start of the Christmas magic, and that by helping the otter she will help lots of other people, and animals, too! He may only be small, but Lucy's little otter is about to make a big impact! This warm and traditional festive story is an ideal Christmas present for any child who loves animals. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Sophy Williams, illustrator of Holly Webb's animal stories, the simple language and short chapters make it perfect for young readers who are starting to read independently. With a lovely message about caring for others and the environment, fans of Lucy's Secret Reindeer and Lucy's Magic Snow Globe will be unable to resist this new Lucy story!

Refuge

Refuge

Author: Anne Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2015

The Christmas story and what follows: the fleeing of Jesus, Mary and Joseph from Herod's soldiers to Egypt. This is a book with timeless crossover appeal and a message that couldn't be more relevant.

Lucy's Magic Snow Globe

Lucy's Magic Snow Globe

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2015

Lucy - Make a wish on the magic snow globe. You can save Christmas! Lucy has found a tiny baby rabbit, injured and all alone. With a house full of visitors, looking after him is going to be difficult, and it seems like only a miracle can save him. But with the help of her special snow globe, and a sprinkle of magic, Lucy might just reunite him with his own family in time for Christmas Day.

The Fairiest Fairy

The Fairiest Fairy

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Poor Betty! She' s always getting into messy muddles. She can' t paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. You see, with so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there' s just no time for Betty to practise all the things a fairy should. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty' s friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.

Lucy's Secret Reindeer

Lucy's Secret Reindeer

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2014

Dear Lucy Thank you so much for asking me if I needed help this Christmas. What a kind girl you are! As a matter of fact I do. My smallest reindeer is not very well, and needs someone to make him better before Christmas Eve. Starlight guides my sleigh through the night sky, so without him, I won't be able to deliver any presents. Go down to the shed at the bottom of your garden and you will find him. And Lucy, this is TOP SECRET! Lots of love from Santa Lucy has a big secret . . . Santa's left her a little reindeer in the garden shed! But Starlight is poorly, and Santa won't be able to deliver any presents if he's not well in time. Can Lucy make Starlight better and save Christmas? A magical winter's tale about a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas, which includes lovely black and white illustrations.

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