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.

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 and contact me through my website www.jane-clarke.co.uk