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Jeanne Willis - Author

About the Author

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

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Featured books by Jeanne Willis

Other books by Jeanne Willis

Somewhere

Somewhere

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Anastasia Suvorova Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A beautiful and atmospheric picture book about the power of the imagination from award-winning author, Jeanne Willis. At the bottom of Oscar's garden is a magical place called Nowhere, where extraordinary things can happen. Oscar can fly an incredible kite, build an enchanted castle and even set sail in a pirate ship! He can do just what he likes, and there are no grown-ups asking questions. But when Nowhere begins to feel a little lonely, will Oscar find himself wishing for Somewhere that feels more like home? With ingenious diecuts throughout that give a captivating and magical appeal. A heart-warming family story about the importance of home, perfect for bedtime, by Jeanne Willis, winner of the National Trust Literacy Awards and the Smarties Book Prize silver award.

Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Families

Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Families

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

'A dream team of writer and illustrator.' THE TIMES 'Hilarious lessons on human behaviour.' BOOKSELLER Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Family. The latest in the Dr Xargle series! Learn all about Earth Families with Dr Xargle, our friendly alien teacher: brothers are Bothers, sisters are Sulkers, and the number of family members is always larger than the number of chairs at Christmas dinner...

Daddy, Don't Let Go!

Daddy, Don't Let Go!

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

When a little girl is learning to ride her bike with her dad, she has all the usual trouble with balancing and control - but when all of a sudden she is speeding down the path shouting: 'You can let go now!', Daddy sees his daughter growing up fast, and he wonders whether she will really come back to him. 'Full of breezy exhilaration.' SUNDAY TIMES

What Are Little Girls Made of?

What Are Little Girls Made of?

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Isabelle Follath Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again! In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Georgie Porgie doesn't dare to make the girls cry, Little Bo-Peep's sheep are all present and correct, thank you, and it's the queen, OF COURSE, who fixes Humpty Dumpty. With the combination of Jeanne Willis's brilliantly funny poems and charming, witty illustrations from Isabelle Follath, these nursery rhymes prove that girls can be the heroes of any story. This remixed nursery rhyme collection is the perfect gift book for any child (or adult!), to read aloud or enjoy alone.Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Don't Go There!

Don't Go There!

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Hrefna Bragadottir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat! They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going in the wrong place: a bird bath, a bin, an up-turned hat... Perhaps if he masters The Toilet Song, he might learn where to go.

The Blue Beyond

The Blue Beyond

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Bethany Christou Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Lana dreams of becoming the greatest explorer in the world. She can't wait to discover what lies beyond the safe haven of her lagoon. But when Lana sets off on her incredible journey, she soon realizes that she is one very little fish in the great big ocean... A joyful celebration of bravery and adventure, with full colour illustrations on every page.

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