Happy Book Birthday to Ellie Snowdon and Becka Moor

It’s the start of March and the start of that spring-like feeling – here in the offices we’re celebrating as two wonderful books are published today!

Karen McCombie, illustrated by Becka Moor – St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies

When Arch turns up at St Grizzle’s, Dani is delighted to introduce her best friend to her new classmates. But she soon discovers that mixing her old life with her new one isn’t quite as easy as she’d imagined. And Arch isn’t the only new pupil – there’s also super-smart Boudicca, who barely says a word to anyone. It’s only when she meets Arch that she perks up and takes to following him everywhere he goes. Then she disappears. With the help of Granny Viv, it’s up to Dani and Arch to find Boudicca … and unravel the truth about this shy tag-along zombie. Becka Moor’s drawings perfectly encapsulate the zany but lovable feel of Karen McCombie’s text, and this next instalment in the much-beloved St Grizzle’s series won’t let fans or newcomers down with its wit and charm. You can buy your copy here, and follow Becka on Twitter for more insights into her artwork @BeckaMoor

Ellie Snowdon – Great Bunny Bakes

Quentin is a wolf with a very unusual hobby. He loves to bake! So when he accidentally receives an invitation to take part in a Great Bunny Baking competition he’ll do anything to enter. Masterfully disguised (ahem) as a bunny, Quentin sails through round after round with his peerless pastry and heavenly honeybun tower. But soon he has to contend with a jealous fellow contestant. And when he slips and drops his Showstopping Chocolate Cake it looks like all his work has been in vain . . .but all is not as it seems in this tale of hidden identity, bravura baking and unexpected kindness. Ellie Snowdon’s charming illustrations and wonderful words make this tale heartwarming and lovely, a brilliant spring pick-me-up. You can get your own copy here, and follow Ellie for more drawings and charm on Twitter @esillustration