The Copper Tree

New Book! Published 3rd April 2012 (release date brought forward due to advance orders).

When Olivia's teacher, Miss Evans, dies, the children at her school are encouraged to think of everything that reminds them of her.

Written with touching sensitivity and sprinkled with light hearted moments, 'The Copper Tree' is about love and legacy and will help children understand that while sadness is an inevitable part of grief, death is not necessarily the end... for what is left behind can be everlasting.

A great book for young children facing bereavement.

- Waterstones

Still looking for a children's book for Christmas?

Then let us suggest Mixed Up Fairy Tales.

We found this quote on the Spectator website:

It would be great fun for a child who has just learned to read. Each page is split into three parts which can be turned individually like the traditional books in which you could mix and match head, body and legs. In this case the text is on one side and the illustration opposite, so surreal and ever varying stories can be created, such as ‘Sleeping Beauty cried “Open Sesame” and was pounced on by a wolf disguised as a helping of porridge.’

National Children's University

Hilary will be speaking at the National Children's University Fourth Annual Conference on Thursday 8th December 2011.

Four new Fairy Tale Jumbles in 2012!

After the success of the first four stories in the Fairytale Jumbles series Hilary has been asked to write four more! We're wondering what new fairytales will be created by mixing up two existing stories? We can't wait to see!

Publication date is due for 2012 ... watch this space!

Sarah the Spider book signing

Two pictures from the archives: Hilary signing Sarah the Spider books at Waterstones in Leeds.

Cinder Wellie in Arabic!

Cinder Wellie is now in Arabic! Maybe Hilary should now write another Cinderella story about an Arabian prince who finds a silk slipper!

Read about the English version of this book.

Just published!

It was Book Day at our school.

We dressed as characters from books.

There were lots of Red Riding Hoods and lots of Captain Hooks.

But where is the teacher?

Find out more about this book.

Hooray It’s Book Day

Hilary Robinson at Barming School in Kent for Hooray It’s Book Day.

Harrogate Children's Festival Weekend

Join Hilary for stories and picture book fun when she appears at the Harrogate Children's Festival Weekend on Saturday 9th July at 10am in the Papakata Tent on Crescent Gardens.

You can find more information and book tickets on the Harrogate Theatre website.

Patron of The Children's University

Hilary has become a Patron of "The Children's University" - a national organisation that provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.
She said it was an "honour to be asked" and "looks forward to supporting them in any way I can."