Giles’ Gems

Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids…

51svS-eDJtLProfessor McQuark and the Oojamaflip by Lou Treleaven and Julia Patton
Maverick £6.99
Wind-up goldfish, polite dice and self-blessing tissues are just some of the weird and wonderful inventions of Professor McQuark, then one day she invents the Oojamaflip. A very funny rhyming text accompanied by Julia Patton’s extraordinary illustrations. For ages 2-6yrs

51LAS9rPF8LCool Cat versus Top Dog by Mike Yamada
Frances Lincoln £10.99
It’s the annual midnight race and the biggest rivals in town are up against each other. Cool Cat versus Top Dog is a very funny and fast-paced picture book by an exciting new talent in Mike Yamada.
For ages 2-6yrs

Super Stan by Matt Robertson (Book of the Month)
51eh-YTm9hLOrchard £11.99
Life can be hard when your little brother is a superhero! This wonderfully illustrated picture book by the super talented Matt Robertson addresses the issue of sibling rivalry in a really heartwarming and fun way.
For ages 2-6yrs

Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, the Bizziebaby Gold Award, and Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman.

Giles Paley-Phillips

Giles Paley-Phillips

Children's Book Reviewer at Title Sussex
Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids.
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Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids.