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Newark Book Festival - July 2019

A fantastic weekend at Newark Book Festival! This is the first time I’ve had a stall here and it was great fun. I met so many people who loved my inclusive books, I feel newly inspired to show them to as many people as I can. I also won 2nd prize for Best Dressed Stall, […]

Second Editions have arrived!!

It’s been an exciting day at Hattie HQ!  Boxes and boxes of the new editions have arrived and I’ve been sorting out pre-orders and a special delivery for the CCMA Conference. I’m delighted with the new layout, it’s so clear and easy to read now for everyone. Much more inclusive! There’s still chance to take […]

Interview with Sue Atkins

It’s been an exciting week! I had a lovely chat with Sue Atkins for her Parenting Show. You can listen here…

Coming Soon - Updated Design!

Over the last few years I’ve had so many lovely comments about ‘Hattie and friends’, wherever I go people love the concept, the stories and the cheeky little characters! It’s time to order more stock and I want to ensure the books are as good as they can be. I have listened to your feedback […]

As Childcare Professionals we are aware of the need to be inclusive within our settings. In 2005 I owned 3 Day Nurseries and 2 Kids’ Clubs in Lincoln. An Ofsted Inspection made me think more about the resources we were using in my Day Nurseries, particularly those featuring disability. After more research and finding it […]

I visited Yrs 1 & 2 today at Cranwell Primary School, 3 lovely groups who enjoyed hearing all about ‘Hattie and friends’. I’m going back next week to see 3 more groups from the Foundation Stage. Do you know a local primary school who would like me to visit? It’s completely FREE for the school […]

New Venture - Lincoln Fun Bus

I hope you’ve all had a great summer and you’re getting back into the swing of the new academic year. Summer has flown by here, mainly because I’ve been busy with my new venture. A friend and I have bought a double-decker bus! It’s fully refurbished as a soft play area and we will be […]

It has been an absolute pleasure to visit Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham today. I spoke to around 150 children, in 3 groups, who all enjoyed learning about writing and publishing ‘Hattie and friends’. 34 took away a signed copy of a  book and some more orders are on their way! Many thanks to Mrs Marklew for […]

New Sales Record!

I’ve enjoyed some really lovely school visits over the last couple of months. These pictures are from Sir Francis Hill School in Lincoln where I talked to 7 classes about ‘Hattie and friends’! I was also invited back to the school to take part in their end of term ‘Bonkers about Books Celebration’. Early in […]

MTG_2017 Conference

What a fabulous day at the MTG_2017 Conference in Brighton last Saturday! I delivered 2 Inclusion Workshops to delegates and had a stall in the Market Place. I met a lot of Childcare Professionals who were inspired by all the talks, workshops and other events throughout the day. Here are just a few pics of […]