Jane Clarke

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I’m passionate about picture books. My stories have been matched with some wonderful illustrators. The best moment is seeing the pictures for the first time. I hope someone somewhere is treasuring a crumpled copy of one of my picture books the way that I treasure the books I read to my sons when they were small.

My picture books include the award winning Gilbert the Great, Gilbert in Deep and Gilbert the Hero, all illustrated by Charles Fuge, Stuck in the Mud, illustrated by Garry Parsons and Knight Time and Knight School, illustrated by Jane Massey. You may have heard them being read on CBeebies. My most recent are Knight School, Creaky Castle illustrated by Christyan Fox and Dance Together Dinosaurs, illustrated by Lee Wildish.

I also write early reader books and reading scheme stories and ghost write for several series including Dinosaur Cove, which I enjoy a lot as my hobby is fossil collecting.

I'm currently working on my new Dr KittyCat series, this is the first one (pub Feb 2015)

Which explains why I can sometimes be found in a bookshop dressed up as a furry first aid cat.

Plus I've written lots of poems that are published in many children’s anthologies.

It's great fun being a full time children’s writer and I love to visit nurseries, infant and primary schools to share my books and talk about being an author and to run poetry and/or creative writing workshops for children.

You can find out more about me through my website (in the process of an update) www.jane-clarke.co.uk  and contact me jane@jane-clarke.co.uk
Twitter @JaneClarkeWrite

Impatiently awaiting the publication of: 
Who woke the Baby illustrated by Charles Fuge (August 2015)
Old Macdonald's Things That Go illustrated by Migy Blanco (2016)
I saw Anaconda  illustrated by Emma Dodd (2016 or 2017)
and four toddler board books illustrated by Georgie Birkett
How to Bath Your Little Dinosaur
How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey
How to Tuck In Your Sleepy Lion
How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc.