Bologna Book Fair

Every April in Bologna, Italy, book lovers from all over the world gather to look at books, talk about books, read books and meet other book lovers. Here we are, some of the Irish writers and illustrators, at the Childrens Books Ireland stand at the Bologna Book Fair 2019. Article ImageBecause most writers work alone for hours on end, it is very different and exciting to meet other book makers and talk about books, books, books. Bologna has the oldest university in the world, wonderful food, and its very own leaning tower! We'll all go back soon. 


Article ImageHAPPY! is published on 7th March 2019, World Book Day. It's a companion book to 'Are You My Mummy?' and guests stars the wonderful Ellie and sweet little Dinah, who were my Galway companions for years.


Back in Dublin!

After 17 great years in the west of Ireland, I've moved back to my home town of Dublin.Article Image


I now live on the banks of the Liffey, a stone's throw from the Phoenix Park. Moving house takes up a lot of time, so I haven't had a new book out for a while - but watch this space!

USA Mouse is Small

'Mouse is Small' has just been published in USA by Candlwick Press. And just selected by Amazon as an Editor's pick of the month, August 2017. Keep going, Small Mouse!

'Mouse is Small' Amazon editor's choice

Mouse is Small... and Welsh

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This Small Mouse and her bigger friends are honoured to be selected by the Welsh Book Trust for a special 2017 bilingual edition. 

Picken is here!

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Just as silly as Crocopotamus, with mixed-up farm animals and spring-sprong colours, Picken is published in January 2017, in plenty of time for Spring.




'I Like it When' in trilingual edition

Article Image'I Like it When...' was my first ever book, and this year it also became my first ever trilingual book!  Yes, the publisher put the story into THREE languages (Korean, Chinese and English) in ONE book. It was a young Korean publisher called Raspberry who had the idea. 

'Mouse is Small' selected by Scottish Book Trust

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The Scottish Book Trust have been great supporters of my work.


'Mouse is Small' is a book for very small children, and here is a Scottish mum reading it to her lovely children.