Big Books, Little Books

9
March
2015

Barnyard big and littleOne of the most exciting things for authors is always the arrival of a package bringing their latest book/s. Or shiny new author copies.

Book deliveries have been a bit thin on the ground at my place over the past couple of years while I’ve been fully focused on writing and redrafting two historical novels, which, means it’s been a lot longer between new book celebrations. So it was especially exciting to receive a BIG book version (426mm x 315mm) of my title The Barnyard Dance from Gilt Edge Publishing in New Zealand.

One of the things that drew me to write for Gilt Edge were their books’ gorgeous full colour illustrations and cover designs, and that, for some series, they produce BIG books. A large version for teachers to utilise.

I’ve always loved The Barnyard Dance because it’s a fun to read, rhyming story, beautifully illustrated by Richard Hoit. Now I think I love its BIG brother even more.

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This post started out simply to herald a new book arriving – or new version – and the thrill of it, but it also led me to search out my other kid’s fiction titles and, taking a fresh peek, it’s pretty exciting to see how many of my educational titles have been re-published internationally in different versions and formats, including braille and audio. Some feature new covers/colours/designs, new titles or changes in spelling, and quite a few have been translated into French and sold into Canada.

Here’s a few pics of some of my titles that have travelled and changed, if you’d like to play Spot the Difference.

 

mactavishs-creature both covers

Runaway all covers

tall-tales both Covers

trapped both covers

rollercoaster-ride both covers

The Grand Street Theatre Robbery

dominics-collections3

jonosrescue both covers

darcy-devlin both covers

Snozza

The Beast

The Keycutters Grandson both

h-for-horrible both covers

karting-kel both covers

scar both covers

Batty both