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Author Links

Neil Arksey

Meet the author of top action titles, from Playing on the Edge to MacB.

Catherine and Laurence Anholt

Make friends with books in the Anholt's colourful site, packed with book and author information.

Bernard Ashley

Find out more about Bernard Ashley and his writing, including the Justin stories.

Herbie Brennan

Meet the author of the Eddie the Duck detective stories.

Quentin Blake

All you need to know about Quentin Blake and his wonderful illustrations.

John Butler

Get all the information on John Butler's beautiful art and books, plus lots of fun & games.

Eric Carle

Have you ever wondered how Eric Carle creates such fantastic illustrations and books? Here's the site where you'll find out how he comes up with his ideas, plus lots more.

Cathy Cassidy

Get all the info on Cathy, and her books, at her fab website. Find out how to contact Cathy and get exclusive info on your favourite author.

Linda Chapman

Enter the Circle of Secrets and Magic at Linda's sparking website! Read extracts from Linda' s bestselling My Secret Unicorn, Stardust and Not Quite a Mermaid books. Plus, plays games, print off fun activities and join Linda's free fan club!

Lauren Child

Enter the exciting world of award-winning author and illustrator, plus see clips from the Charlie and Lola TV show!

Peter Clover

This is a must for all Sheltie fans! There are lots of activities and a whole gallery of illustrations for you to view!

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Find out more about the author of the fantastic Lily B On the Brink of Cool.

Babette Cole

Find out the inspiration behind Babette's wacky illustrations and text

Eoin Colfer

Find out what makes Eoin Colfer tick and get up to date information on the most ingenious hi-tech criminal mastermind in history ... Artemis Fowl!

The exclusive website for The Supernaturalist - the mind-blowing new novel from the megaselling author of Artemis Fowl.

Zizou Corder

If you're a fan of the Lionboy trilogy then check out the official Lionboy website! Containing author information, lion facts, extracts and reviews - this is a must-see site.

Gillian Cross

If you're a fan of The Demon Headmaster then take a look at Gillian Cross' site, but remember not to look into the headmaster's eyes! Find out what Gillian Cross gets up to in a typical day and much more...

Roald Dahl

Get stuck into this gloriumptious site! It's jam-packed with news, facts, games and treats! As well as being packed with fun activities for kids the site provides a range of tips for teachers, including lesson ideas and classroom activities.

Sarah Dessen

Find out the background to Sarah's superb book for Puffin, Just Listen, and read what inspires her as a writer.

Ted Dewan

Ted Dewan is the wonderful author/illustrator of The Weatherbirds - check out his fabulous site!

Julia Donaldson

The official website of award-winning children's author Julia Donaldson. Containing the answers to your most frequently asked questions and information on all Julia's books, from picture books to plays.

Jonathan Emmett

Enter the colourful world of Scribble Street and meet the author of Fox's New Coat, Jonathan Emmett.

Anne Fine

Fascinating facts and questions answered by the former Children's Laureate and top author.

Anne Frank

Read Anne Frank's biography, take an interactive tour of the Anne Frank house and learn more about her diary.

David Gilman

Calling all explorers! Max Gordon's father has gone missing and he needs YOUR help to find him& There's adventure by the bucket load on the Danger Zone site, and all the info on how to be a successful explorer on David's fantastic blog.

Linzi Glass

Read more about South African author Linzi Glass, author of the acclaimed ‘The Year the Gypsies Came’.

Morris Gleitzman

Check out Morris Gleitzman's fabulous website, packed full with lots of information about the Australian author.

Charlie Higson

There's so much to do at this site, it's incredible! Play .The Avenue of Death' and experience a slice of danger that only Young Bond could serve up& And if that makes you hungry for more adventure, check out Charlie Higson's fantastic series of Young Bond stories!

Eric Hill

Spot, the playful puppy, has packed his site full of fun. There's postcards to send and games to play, activities to download and competitions to enter, plus lots of Spot facts!

Nigel Hinton

The official Nigel Hinton website - everything you need to know about the bestselling author of Buddy. Including a biography, news updates, information on Nigel's books and music, plus games and a monthly competition.

Brian Jacques

Find out more about Brian Jacques, his work, his ideas and lots of facts about the Redwall series.

Robin Jarvis

Enter the magical world of Robin Jarvis and discover the secrets behind the Thorn Ogres of Hagwood. Find out how Robin gets his ideas, download Hagwood wallpaper and even watch Snaggart and Finnen battle it out on screen!

Paul Jennings

This Uncanny author is now on the web! Check out his website for some Unbelievable info.

Pete Johnson

Meet Pete and find out more about all his top books including the thrilling The Hero Game, the hilarious Faking It, and the gripping Mind Reader Double.

Joan Lennon

Meet Joan Lennon and enter her strange worlds . . . find out all her news and check out her brilliant books!

Joan Lingard

Find out how Joan Lingard started out as a writer and take a look through a comprehensive listing of her work, from Across the Barricades to Natasha's Will.

Sam Llewellyn

Are you bad enough to visit the Little Darlings household? Find out all about the Darlings books, meet the author and get the info on all the characters. Or visit for more info on the Darlings creator.

Roger McGough

Meet Roger McGough one of the UK's favourite poets.

Livi Michael

Visit Livi Michael's official website and find out all the latest info on Livi and her books. Full of news and reviews, you can even contact Livi to ask her all your burning questions!

Beverley Naidoo

Meet Carnegie Medal award-winner Beverley Naidoo.

Korky Paul

Korky has made fables a whole lot funkier! Have a look at more of this fantastic illustrator's work on this website.

Jan Pienkowski

Meet Jan, best known for creating the well-loved Meg and Mog series with Helen Nicoll in this colourful, interactive site. It's packed full of fun and games, books to read and you can even visit Jan in his artist's studio!

Shoo Rayner

A fantastic site to take a look round this from this popular illustrator

Frank Rodgers

Get all the info on author/illustrator Frank Rodgers, plus sign up for email updates to receive exclusive news about Frank's latest projects!

Michael Rosen

The official website for information on Michael and his work. You can even send your poems and short stories to Michael - his favourites are posted on the site each month!

Meg Rosoff

Read exclusive extracts from Meg's forthcoming books, interviews and more!

Christopher Russell

If you're looking for books with action packed adventure - look no further! Check out Christopher Russell's website now!

Val Rutt

Get all the latest info on the world of Val Rutt, author of the super exciting adventures The Race for the Lost Keystone and The Mystery of the Darkstone

John Sciezka

The Jon Scieszka website is a beautiful piece of work by the designer, Sam Potts. Stop by, and enjoy!

The Two Steves

The official website for top children's authors Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore. Find out about their books, upcoming events and how to be a writer, plus games and a monthly newsletter.

Jeremy Strong

Find out all about super story-teller Jeremy Strong in his bright and brilliant site, bursting with interesting info. Finish a story written by Jeremy, write your own, sign the guestbook...just make sure you visit!

Val Tyler

Check out the official site for Val Tyler, author of The Time Wreccas. Find out all about the Wreccas and their surroundings, including a map of Greenwich Park. There are games and activities plus excluive interiews with Val.

Ed Vere

Fingers Mcgraw is the sneakiest cheese thief in town. Keep up to date with his Getaway here!

John Wallace

Meet John Wallace, Puffin picture book author/illustrator and creator of Tiny Rabbit.

Cat Weatherill

Get all the info on Cat Weatherill, author of the magical Barkbelly. This site is packed full of information about Cat, inlcuding show listings and educational workshops. Find out where you can meet Cat and see her amazing performances and even email her directly from the site.

Adeline Yen Mah

Take a look at Adeline Yen Mah's site for fascinating background information to her unforgettable story, Chinese Cinderella.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Enter the wild and wicked world of rap poet Benjamin Zephaniah for poetry with attitude!

Our Other Sites

Angelina Ballerina

Fun and games with the little mouse who has BIG dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Artemis Fowl

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the teeenage criminal mastermind, plus games, news updateds and competitions.

Charlie and Lola

Watch exclusive video clips of the brilliant brother and sister duo and a host of other treats too!

Humphrey's Corner

Fans of Humphrey's Corner can log on to this fab website and explore the world of Humphrey, Lottie and Baby Jack, and learn more about their creator, author/illustrator Sally Hunter.

Lily Quench

Find out more about Lily Quench, the feisty heroine of a new series of magical adventures. Features include quizzes, author information and colouring-in sheets.

My Secret Unicorn

Enter the Circle of Secrets and Magic at Linda Chapman's sparkling website! Read extracts from Linda's bestselling My Secret Unicorn, Stardust and Not Quite a Mermaid books. Plus, plays games, print off fun activities and join Linda's free fan club!

Percy Jackson

Enter Camp Half-Blood - home of our hero Percy Jackson. Play games, read an extract, meet the author and if you are brave, or stupid enough, you can even join Camp Half-Blood - but don't say we didn't warn you!

Spy Mice

Enter Spy Mice HQ and find out all you need to know about the secret missions of Morning Glory. Read an extract, meet the author and play the Spy Mice game. Plus, use the special magnifying glass to see what is going on behind the scenes at the Spy Mice Agency!

Teenage Millionaire

Could your brilliant brinwave change the world AND make you a millionaire? Thhis exciting book by Puffin may be just the thing to get you thinking BIG!

The Snowman

If you are a fan of The Snowman then this is the site for you.

The Supernaturalist

A turbo-charged site about The Supernaturalist, by Eoin Colfer, author of the mega-selling Artemis Fowl series.

Young Bond

The coolest site on the net! If you love Young Bond then this is a must-see site. Full of exclusive information, downloads and competitions - you'll be coming back for more! Keep checking to see if James Bond's image has been revealed.

Other Sites You Might Like

Children's BBC

Fun and games for kids and teenagers.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Check out and support the charity that looks after real life Puffins!


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