Year: 2014

Christmas Truce review on Newstalk

The Christmas Truce, book cover, by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey.

Three bookworms at Newstalk choose the best books for Chrismtas 2014 and The Christmas Truce is one of them. Listen to the review at Newstalk.

Award nominations

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway logo

Just announced.  Where The Poppies Now Grow has been nominated for both The Carnegie Award and The Kate Greenaway Award 2015 – the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Christmas Truce book now available to buy

The Christmas Truce, book cover, by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey.

The sequel to the hugely popular Where The Poppies Now Grow, The Christmas Truce, is now available to buy online.  It would make a lovely Christmas gift for children to learn about World War 1.


The School Run’s top WW1 books

The School Run, website for primary-school parents who want to help their children with their education

“Where The Poppies Now Grow” and “The Christmas Truce” have been listed by The School Run in their top WW1 books for children. Read more here.

Chalke Valley History Festival

Hilary Robinson at Chalke Valley History Festival, 2014

Hilary, along with illustrator Martin Impey,  was delighted to take part in the Chalke Valley History Festival 2014 where audiences were able to find out more about Where The Poppies Now Grow.

Seven Stories competition

The Christmas Truce, book cover, by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey.

Seven Stories, the Centre For Children’s Books, are running a competition, the winners of which will be able to dedicate Hilary’s new book, The Christmas Truce, to a war hero. More details at Seven Stories.

Love Reading 4 Kids

Love Reading 4 Kids

Where The Poppies Now Grow is “a book that reflects the lasting importance of both friendship and place and how they can help to heal the tragedy of war.”  Julia Eccleshare – Children’s Books Editor at The Guardian and LoveReading4Kids

Gervase Phinn endorsement

Where The Poppies Now Grow, a book by Hilary Robinson with illustrations by Martin Impey

Gervase Phinn, Best Selling Author and former County Inspector of Schools has reviewed and endorsed Where The Poppies Now Grow, written to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

“Written in the great poetic tradition of depicting war as something immensely sad and personal, ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ is a powerful and beautifully written story, superbly illustrated, one which touches our hearts.”

More about this book.