Praise from The Bookseller for Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes!
May 1, 2013
Previewing titles published in July, the Bookseller has endorsed the paperback version of Hilary’s Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes.
A long awaited sequel to the brilliant Mixed Up Fairy Tales. Interactive split pages allow children to create their own versions of favourite rhymes. Ingenious, imaginative fun.
Mothers’ Union to sell The Copper Tree
April 26, 2013
Mothers’ Union, is now selling The Copper Tree, a book to help children come to terms with death and loss. With 4 million members worldwide 100% of the profit made from the sale of the book is covenanted back to the charity to fund the valuable work of supporting families in 83 countries.
USA website lists The Copper Tree
April 19, 2013
USA website lists The Copper Tree as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.
Chosen by efuneral.com their selection is based on books that have “the ability to help bereaved children make sense of the difficult feelings associated with death and to understand the healing process.” They described The Copper Tree as “a tender and lighthearted approach towards helping young children understand death and the subsequent feeling of loss.”
Visit to Czech Republic
March 23, 2013
Hilary will be visiting Brno in the Czech Republic for four days to celebrate the ten year city partnership with Leeds. She will be working with children of all ages in schools and libraries.
Hilary and Copper Tree illustrator, Mandy Stanely will also be speaking at the National Psychologists Conference, in Harrogate on 11th April about how their books can help children cope with difficult situations.
Endorsement from Lorraine Kelly
February 18, 2013
Positive endorsement from Daybreak’s Lorraine Kelly for the Copper Tree series
It is so refreshing for a series of children’s books to cover such challenging social issues in such a sensitive manner, and so beautifully illustrated too.
and from Librarian Ruth Humphreys
Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley create ground breaking books that deal with topical issues in a very sensitive way. There are very few books aimed at this age group which treat these issues.
Four New Fairytale Jumbles!
January 29, 2013
Traditional stories mixed up to reveal new fun topsy turvy twists!
Just published are four more rhyming books by Hilary now making a series of eight for Wayland’s Start Reading programme. The latest books are:
- Cinderella and the Beanstalk
- Rapunzel and the Billy Goats
- Hansel and Gretel and the Ugly Duckling
- Beauty, Beauty And The Pea
Reception at the House of Lords
January 16, 2013
In her capacity as author and patron Hilary has been invited, with illustrator Mandy Stanley, to an evening reception, on January 21st 2013, at the House of Lords to celebrate The Children’s University.
Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes
December 10, 2012
First came Hilary’s phenomenal bestselling Mixed Up Fairy Tales with sales of over 100,000 copies to date, and now comes Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes!
Illustrated by Liz Pichon, the creator of the bestselling fiction series, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates this ingenious split-page book lets you create your own hilarious versions of many much-loved rhymes.
Published by Hodder Children’s Book, January 2013.
Children’s University annual conference
November 23, 2012
Hilary will be joined by international representatives of The Children’s University at the Annual Conference at Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield on the 8th and 9th December. The Children’s University aims to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences for children outside normal school hours.
Christmas Surprise: Out October 3!
October 2, 2012
Christmas Surprise is the second book in the Copper Tree Class series and celebrates the relationships between the young and the old. When the children help the elderly people at their local care home get ready for Christmas they have fun thinking of ways to make the residents’ Christmas special.
The children delight in finding out about their lives and also those of the three pets, Bobby and Bess, two retired huskies and Bonnie, a retired guide dog and, as always at Christmas, there are a lot of surprises.