Year: 2013

Where The Poppies Now Grow

Illustration by Martin Impey (c)

Hilary is delighted to be working with War Horse illustrator, Martin Impey, on a picturebook to mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War.  ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ will be published early next year.

Illustration copyright by Martin Impey OUP

Endorsements for The Copper Tree

The Copper Tree, by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

Top University and Child Minder Of The Year recommend The Copper Tree.

More endorsement for ‘The Copper Tree’ comes from the Times Higher Education UK University of The Year 2012/13, the University of Strathclyde and from Childminder Of The Year, Carol Harris who recommends it at the best book available for children dealing with bereavement.

Praise from The Bookseller for Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes!

Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes by Hilary Robinson and Liz Pichon

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

Mothers' Union

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

USA website lists The Copper Tree as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.

Chosen by 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

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

Helping Children to Help Themselves

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!

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

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

House of Lords, London

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.