Helen Bate is an exciting and versatile illustrator, who previously qualified as an architect. Her picture book ABC UK by James Dunn was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Helen is passionate about how good quality design can improve communication and has established Pictures to Share, a Social Enterprise company publishing illustrated books for people with dementia which was the winner of the 2014 People's Book Prize, Best Achievement Award. She lives in Whitchurch, Cheshire.
Maisie and Dylan love Mrs Moon. She picks them up from school every day and they have great fun together. But then things start to get strange: a coat without sleeves, old socks as Christmas decorations, a missing dog, an imaginary folk band... The children want to help, but what should they do for the best? Love, loyalty and resilience shine through this powerful graphic story of two children determined to help their friend, Mrs Moon.
Peter is just an ordinary boy, who loves playing football with his friends and eating cake - until war comes to his city and the whole family have to go into hiding. This powerful graphic novel is based on a true story. Engrossing, and superbly told in graphic format - Books for Keeps Told with amazing depth in a simple and effective way - Angels and Urchins This is a book that is needed now more than ever - Read It, Daddy A United States Board on Books for Youth (USBBY) 2018 Outstanding International Book
It was cold, it was wet, it was trembling and hairy. But then it awoke... Growling and SCARY! No one is expecting the Creature. It arrives, makes itself at home with the children and becomes part of the family, however hard they try to get rid of it! Until one day it makes a nest on the top bunk and goes very quiet... What could be going on?