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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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A Shelter for Sadness

A Shelter for Sadness

Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2022

Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming it inside. A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small, or be as big as it can be, where it can be noisy or quiet, or anything in between. The boy can visit the shelter whenever he needs to, every day, sometimes every hour, and the two of them will cry and talk or just sit, saying nothing. And the boy knows that one day Sadness may come out of the shelter, and together they will look out at the world, and see how beautiful it is. A poignant and heart-warming picture book exploring the importance of making space and time for our own griefs, small or large, sensitively visualized with David Litchfield's stunning illustration. Anne Booth was inspired to write this book by the words of Etty Hillesum, a Holocaust victim who wrote: 'Give your sorrow all the space and shelter in yourself that is its due, for if everyone bears grief honestly and courageously, the sorrow that now fills the world will abate. But if you do instead reserve most of the space inside you for hatred and thoughts of revenge-from which new sorrows will be born for others-then sorrow will never cease in this world. And if you have given sorrow the space it demands, then you may truly say: life is beautiful and so rich.' (Esther 'Etty' Hillesum (15 Jan 1914 - 30 Nov 1943)

Bloom

Bloom

Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: Robyn Owen Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Featured in The Guardian as one of the best picture books, and in The Sunday Times as children's book of the week. There was once a beautiful flower and a little girl who loved it. She talked to it every morning on her way to school. The owner of the flower shouted at her. The next day, the flower did not open. The angry man didn't understand. He tried watering it. He tried giving it shade and he tried talking to it. He told it how wonderful he was, how important his job was and how lonely he felt. But it still refused to open. So, he asked the little girl. Why don't you tell it how wonderful it is and how much you love it? she said. As he did so, his own heart filled with love. And the flower bloomed.

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Flamingo Party

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Flamingo Party

Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: Rosie Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

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. It's carnival time in the Magical Kingdom of Birds, and the flamingos are getting ready to put on a spectacular show! But evil Lord Astor is determined that no one is allowed to have fun unless he says so. Can Maya and her friends stop his horrible plans to cancel the party? Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special page to colour in!

The Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Snow Goose

The Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Snow Goose

Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: Rosie Butcher 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 Illustrator: Sophy Williams 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 Illustrator: Rosie Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

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!

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Missing Fairy-Wrens

Magical Kingdom of Birds: The Missing Fairy-Wrens

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

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!

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