She’s a Winner!

Astro Girl

Astro Girl has just won an award- a science award. While I have been fairly consistent through the years I haven’t won many awards. That isn’t my aim, so perhaps that’s why it has turned out that way. It always seemed way too obscure to come up with an award-winning idea. Sometimes just seeing a… Continue reading She’s a Winner!

Lenny Books

Lenny and Wilbur

Where’s Lenny and Lenny and Wilbur are two new books coming out this August. They will be available at all cool bookstores in the UK. They are already in US bookstores.

Covid-19 messages

Coid messaging

Designs for a campaign telling people in Zimbabwe about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The social media campaign has three phases. It began with simple messages in line with government instructions, followed by messages with more explanation and ending with suggestions about life after the virus.  We made short videos featuring children and young people asking…… Continue reading Covid-19 messages

Astro Girl Heads to the Sun

Astro Girl

    I got an email saying; “I’m just emailing to let you know that the Otter-Barry Books title, Astro Girl, will be read by Kristin Scott Thomas on the CBeebies Channel tomorrow at 6.50pm.” And a wonderful reading it is, I am sure you will agree. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000g8cm/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-744-dame-kristin-scott-thomas-astro-girl

17 Promises

17Promises

25 February was a bit of a milestone. It was the day that 17 Promises launches at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) taking place at Victoria. falls, Zimbabwe. In 2015 The UN asked the world to pledge to deliver on 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) between 2015-2030. The SDGs as #17Promises™ leaders made to…… Continue reading 17 Promises

Astro Girl and Junefest

This month sees the publication of Astro Girl, my latest book. I’ll be doing a workshop featuring her at Junefest, a children’s books festival in Stroud Green & Harringay Library, North London. More about Astro Girl in a future post…