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Helen Bate - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Helen Bate

Peter in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

Peter in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A moving graphic novel telling the true story of a young boy caught up in the terror of World War II.

Other books by Helen Bate

Me and Mrs Moon

Me and Mrs Moon

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

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 in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

Peter in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

Author: Helen Bate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

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

The Creature

The Creature

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

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?

Peter in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

Peter in Peril Courage and Hope in World War Two

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A moving graphic novel telling the true story of a young boy caught up in the terror of World War II.

Spending Time Indoors

Spending Time Indoors

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2016

Spending Time Outside

Spending Time Outside

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2016

Strength for the Journey

Strength for the Journey

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember Christian school assemblies and Sunday school and need a prompt to help them talk about it. The range of beautiful and powerful pictures and short texts may provide spiritual comfort for older people. Designed to take the reader back to days that may still be fresh in their minds. All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of memories and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers. Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages.

At the Seaside in Pictures

At the Seaside in Pictures

Author: Helen Bate Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember their family holidays and memories of the seaiside and need a prompt to help them talk about it. The range of beautiful and powerful pictures and short texts combine to give a real feel of days At the Seaside. Designed to take the reader back to days that may still be fresh in their minds. All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of memories and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers. Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages.Arranged in a clear and easy to understand format, the book is recommended for those with dementia by the Reading Well, Books on Prescription scheme in England

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