Finalist LogoWe are delighted that Magnus Carter has been nominated as a finalist in the picture book category of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, as voted for by primary school children themselves. News of the eventual winners is due in April, but in the meantime take a peek inside the book below, to remind yourself of Lyndsey Smith’s wonderful illustrations and Julian Warrender’s endearing fable of an underground hero.



It’s a perfect time to read “On Thin Ice” from The Railway Land Dogs’ Club, Three Further Tails. See what happens when Bad Dog ignores the warnings to “Keep Off the Ice” and how the Dogs’ Club come to the rescue……..



Or check out what Granny Mcpfdtlwvyaaocrfarmalade is busy doing at this time of year, when juicy oranges from Seville, glossy Sicilian lemons and tight skinned tangerines are delivered to her warm, fragrant kitchen.





Julian is busy visiting local schools with readings and workshops, engaging children with her inimitable style of storytelling and games. We are now booked for World Book Day but reading is for any day of the year so if you would like her to visit your school, and are based in Sussex, then do get in touch via the contact form on this website or contact us directly at




Three new stories follow the  latest adventures of Ivy and her fellow members of The Railway Land Dogs’ Club, capturing the charm of our local Nature Reserve. The book also features several illustrations that children can colour in themselves. We’ve had lovely responses to it from readers both young and old – and if you walk your dog on the Railway Land you might even recognise your own pooch featuring in one of the adventures!


“You get three cracking stories for the price of one, each with a completely new adventure woven with historical facts and details of local countryside. They are stories of secrets, redemption, and most of all friendship. You end up wanting to join the club and share the fun!”                                                           Michael and Kitty Ann, conservationists and family founders of Drusillas Zoo.


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