Stories here can be downloaded for free! A free KS1 springtime musical based on my quarter-million selling picture book You’re A Hero Daley B can be found here.  Free poems can be found here.

makr2Mark Two

. . .was first published by Ginn in 1995 and became a literacy hour favourite in hundreds of schools. It’s the story of a boy who wants the latest in everything – until it looks like he might be replaced by a new improved model himself!

likely storiesThe New Mum

. . .was first published by Viking in The Likely Stories in 1991.  Our hero, Stan McGann, always has an unlikely excuse for not doing his homework, including finding that his mum has been mysteriously replaced by a woman he’s never seen before!


Oshie, first published by Walker Books in 2011, is a set of four interlinked stories about a boy with cerebral palsy who becomes coach of the school football team. Excellent for teaching KS2 pupils about disability.

Stinky Finger’s House of Fun

Stinky Finger’s House of Fun, originally selling over 20,000 copies, was the first in a series of six junior novels published by Hodder in the Noughties. It’s a madcap series of adventures set in a world without adults, especially popular with reluctant readers. Download it here – or a version which can be read on a phone here.