Danny Chung Sums It Up (U.S hardback)
Amulet Books (Abrams)
Out 7th Sept 2021
Available to pre-order now
Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her and she took the top bunk! At first, Danny is frustrated that he can’t communicate with her because she doesn’t speak English—and because he’s on the verge of failing math and Nai Nai was actually a math champion back in the day. It just feels like he and his grandmother have nothing in common. His parents insist that Danny help out, so when he’s left to look after Nai Nai, he leaves her at the bingo hall for the day to get her off his back. But he soon discovers that not everyone there is as welcoming as he expected . . . Through the universal languages of math and art, Danny realizes he has more in common with his Nai Nai than he first thought. Filled with heart and humor, Danny Chung Sums It Up shows that traversing two cultures is possible and worth the effort, even if it’s not always easy.
Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths
Piccadilly Press (Bonnier U.K.)
Out 10th June 2021
Available for pre-order now
Eleven-year-old Danny Chung loves drawing more than anything - certainly more than maths, which according to his dad and every else, is what he is 'supposed' to be good at. He also loves having his own room where he can draw in peace, His life is turned upside down when a surprise that he's been promised turn out to be his little, wrinkly, ex-math champion grandmother from China. What's worse, Nai Nai has to share his room, AND she takes the top bunk! Before long though it becomes clear to Danny that there is more to Nai Nai than meets the eye, and that they have more in common than he thought possible.
'The Good Luck Thief' is a two-part mystery story set around the Lunar New Year when things begin to disappear!
Feb/March issues of Aquila Magazine
Zayn Levels Up Big Cat (Collins)
OUT APRIL 2021
Zayn is playing on his games console when there is a power cut. He'd been trying to reach Level 50 for weeks! After trying and failing to switch his console back on, he is shocked to discover that the Level 50 gatekeeper, a fearsome bear, has appeared in his bedroom.
The Forgotten Garden Big Cat (Collins)
OUT APRIl 2021
When Rowan is asked to feed hs neighbour's cat when she is away, he sees her overgrown garden needs some love. He calls on his school gardening club for help, much to Mrs Lees delight.
Amy Wants a Pet Reading Planet: Green - Galaxy
Rising Stars (Hachette)
Do you know someone who has always wanted a pet? It's Amy's only wish. She and her family are in for a big surprise when she finds a mysterious egg one day.
STAY AT HOME! Poetry and Prose for Children in Lockdown
(edited by Joan Haig, Cranachan Publishing 2020)
Read my story 'The Worst Birthday Ever'
Download for FREE here
Stories From Around the World (Scholastic Classics)
A complete collection of tales, myths and legends from around the world. Featuring Aladdin, Mulan, Sinbad the Sailor and many more.
'The Legend of Hua Mulan' in Ladybird Tales of Superheroes
Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . . Join six larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales.
The Big Think Stories 2019
For 7-11 year olds
This anthology of diverse and inclusive stories was compiled with every child in mind.
The majority of the writers were hand-picked by myself and the stories are linked to a theme such as non-violence, looking after property, climate change, friendship and many other values that inspire empathy and self understanding. Order here
SCOOP Magazine Oct/Nov 2018
'The Dragon Shell' is about a girl who discovers a that her own family was part of a forgotten mystery during World World I.
THE EDGE SERIES
The Crew: Hot or Not? by Sam Carter (series pseudonym)
(Franklin Watts, 2009)
Amber loves football. She's the Crew's star player. She also likes Kai and wants him to ask her out. But Kai isn't into sporty girls so Jade, Amber's best mate, comes up with a plan.
The EDGE SERIES
The Crew: Day of the Dog by Sam Carter (series pseudonym)
(Franklin Watts, 2009)
Sam looks after a big dog called Buster. But Buster has other ideas and runs off. Sam and the Crew HAVE to find Buster or there will be Buster-sized trouble!
The Map of Me: True Tales of Mixed Heritage
(Decibel Prize/Penguin, 2008)
'Growing Up On Lard' (memoir)