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Initial post: 29 Sep 2009 15:02:55 BDT
S. Watkins says:
Can anyone suggest an easy way I can find out about new childrens authors, taster days or somthing? Or suggest some very good ones. Me and my children are quite particular and have gone through all the usual suspects!

Posted on 29 Sep 2009 16:36:48 BDT
Daddy-O says:
I am a new author - first book only went into Amazon a couple of weeks ago - Tortoise George. Next title due out before Xmas and then two more in the new year!

Posted on 29 Sep 2009 16:48:20 BDT
Hi my name is Jacky Rom, my first novel came out on April 26th.
I am currently on a schools tour in Essex.
Check out " The Missing extra"
or go on to

Posted on 29 Sep 2009 17:15:02 BDT
S. Watkins says:
Thanks for those recommendations! I've just found out about great event, a children's literary festival called The Word. Children and adults can go and have a great time experiencing children's literacy. Anyone else check it out at
it looks great, I'm really excited!!

Posted on 29 Sep 2009 18:48:44 BDT
Ms. L. Regan says:
Have you checked out Lynne North, a new fantasy writer? My grandchildren love her books. 'Gertie Gets it Right (eventually)' is a humorous fantasy and 'Zac's Destiny' a sword and sorcery tale. They are both on Amazon if you want to check them out.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2009 21:00:23 BDT
Suzie says:
Bree McCready and the Half-heart Locket
How old are your kids? This is a great new novel for children 9+ by a new Scottish author called Hazel Allan. If they like Harry Potter, they'll love this! Good luck : )

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2009 23:37:45 BDT
Henry Miller

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2009 09:49:45 BDT
F. Pawley says:
My book 'Merlin's Crystal' came out on 9th August last. It is a Trilogy of 'Merlin's Crystal', 'Secrets of Manor Parsley', and 'Old Ghosts of Manor Parsley'.
It is for children from 12 to 112! see reviews currently on Amazon, and Bookfinder4u. 412 pages £11.99 great value.


Frances Pawley
ISBN 978-0-9562392-7-3

Posted on 30 Sep 2009 12:20:52 BDT
el says:
Depends on the age of your kids - Corinne Davies is a new author with a first book for kids - very funny, probably for about 7/8s and upRalph is (not) a Superhero: 1

Posted on 2 Oct 2009 12:12:04 BDT
Irvinglord says:
You could try The Pyn King !

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2009 14:42:10 BDT
bluecat4 says:
Hi S. You don't say how old your children are, but if you like picture books, check out Caryl Hart: "Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate!" Very funny with vibrant illustrations.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2009 10:44:48 BDT
Sam Wilding, John Fardell, Keith Grey are all out there now and great...
The Magic Scales: Book One of the Denthan Series

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2009 10:48:27 BDT
Chin Lee says:
I would also suggest Sam Wilding but also like Martin Greaves
Also try

Posted on 4 Oct 2009 09:57:57 BDT
Amazon Guide says:
Derek Webb is a new author whose book for 9-12 year olds is about a girl called Isabel Williams who thinks she is Isambard Kingdom Brunel reincarnated! As such she knows more about physics and engineering than her teachers do. The book combines science with an exciting mystery and there are plenty of laughs too. 'Is' is published by Parthian next year on April 9 - appropriately Isambard Kingdom Brunel's birthday! Click on this link to take you to the relevant page: Is

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2009 17:52:16 BDT
Wt Edwards says:
''Ali and the magic ball'' by wayne edwards is a very good read for kids.Check it out. It's a very good new author -one to watch

Posted on 4 Oct 2009 19:11:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2009 19:12:40 BDT
Candara's Gift is my children's fantasy adventure book. It is the first of The Kingdom of Gems trilogy. Take a look at my website where you can download the first two chapters and take it from there. It's extremely popular with children and I have major film interest in the pipeline!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2009 15:36:57 BDT
Look at ( aimed at professionals but reviews available to everyone) and subscribe to Carousel book review magazine - but reading reviews is easy on-line for all the major newspapers and they have regular childrens review pages. Booktrust also have an excellent children's review selection on their site with regular updates. Also ( books for 10-15 year-olds reviewed by 10-15 year-olds and remarkably imtelligent and good)
Booktrust and Achuka will also have information about literary festivals .

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2009 22:42:15 BDT
The Magic Scales by Sam Wilding
loved it but wish the series was more widely available.
I think he's a new author but hard to find in regular bookshops.
Anyway, enough moans... He is the business and available on amazon.
Looking through the forums loads of people are finding him.

Posted on 7 Oct 2009 09:57:15 BDT
Gm Howard says:
Why not check out The Wishing Book which is available now on Amazon. It is about 4 children who find a book with special powers. Following many adventures and pranks with the book, they eventually wish to go to Planet Mars and the real adventure begins. The Chief Highness of Mars hears about the book and wants it so that he can take over the whole Universe. Martian warriors, Termans (Flying creatures) and the Blattidae (giant cockroaches) attack the children in their aim to obtain the book.
The Wishing Book 2 - Return to Mars should be available later in the year and the climax - The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination, will be out in the New Year.
This is a trilogy suitable for 7 - 13 year olds, boys and girls and will keep the reader gripped until the final page.
Check out Amazon and

Posted on 7 Oct 2009 13:25:33 BDT
J. Wilson says:
There is an online website for the Library summer reading schemes which has the top 100 authors voted for by children and book reviews. However I notice when looking at that it looks like this year's website eliminates the opportunity for children to feedback and it just presents them with online games (which is what we are trying to avoid by getting them to read !) and input from the adult authors. So maybe not so good. If you can search for the previous years websites - themes were pirates I think and explorers then it might be more useful for you. If you have boys aged around 11 (although 7 yr olds like Wimpy kid too !) try Hover Car Racer and also the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books - my kids love them !

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2009 17:51:47 BDT
bookcrazy says:
could i suggest Tracy Warren...... she's been touring Scotland schools and i know the children that i know that read her first book Porkie pies and big fat Sausages laughed a lot. she has another one in the series coming out early next year.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2009 21:26:42 BDT
Rudi James says:
Read the synopsis for Alex and the Realm People, on Amazon, by Rudi James.

This debut title was published on oct. 30 2008 by the Book Guild and has had some sales success.

Sequels to follow, although not quite yet.Alex and the Realm People

Posted on 17 Oct 2009 18:07:40 BDT
A. Williams says:
I am a new(ish!) children's author (though I've worked as a children's TV scriptwriter for years). Feel free to check out my books 'The Talent Thief' and 'The Storm Maker' both of which have had great reviews from the national press both in this country and America. Also see my website for background information, reviews, artwork etc.
All best wishes
Alex Williams

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Oct 2009 23:00:45 BDT
Lg Wilkinson says:
I am an Author and I my first fantasy novel for that age group will be available on October 28th it called 'Nellie Darling And The Legend Of Nasty' the main character is a 16 year old Girl 'Nellie Darling' who travels back in time to retrieve a Sacred Book from an a group of people who have stolen the book to use it's power for evil.
the book is published by and my name is L.G.Wilkinson

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2009 08:16:19 BDT
Joe Fawley says:
try www,
The Magic Scales by Sam Wilding is my best find
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