Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Children's author
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Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview


Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7


Picture book

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Picture book



I’m Nick Jones, an award-winning independent children’s author living in Congleton, Cheshire. I am also the owner of a children's publisher called Full Media.

My debut picture book Sarah’s Shadow won several awards including Best Children's Picture Book 2018 on the international book site Readers' Favorite.

My nextbook, One Night in Beartown, is based in Congleton where I live and was published in December 2020 by Full Media Ltd.  

A sequel, One Christmas in Beartown, is schedule for release this December. 

I am also working on a very exciting project with another company. That book will be out in January and I'll provide more info soon!

My books are aimed at children aged 4-8 but older kids seem to enjoy them too. They are beautifully illustrated by my friend Si Clark. My books deal with important themes that affect kids, such as bullying, body image and self-esteem, but in a creative and subtle way that encourages the young reader to explore the meaning with their parent, teacher or carer. 

Here are some snippets from reviews I've received online:

One Night in Beartown

One Night In Beartown is a glorious book that deserves to be snapped up by a production company and turned into a Christmas tradition along with those well known animations of books by Raymond Briggs or Julia Donaldson.” Linda Hill, Linda’s Book Bag

One Night in Beartown is an awesome read; one of the best kids’ books this year; it’s most highly recommended.” - Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★

"A beautiful children’s story of friendship and resilience. Packed with vivid illustrations, an engaging story, and strong thematic messages that should resonate for young children, this is a unique addition to any bookshelf, and one that can be returned to time and again." - Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½

Sarah's Shadow

“Jones and Clark have put together a truly lovely children’s book here, reminiscent of beloved children’s classics like Peter Pan.” – Red City Review ★★★★★

“A fantastically original story about a girl who loses her shadow, it also has an important underlying message about body image and bullying. Sarah’s Shadow is essential reading for young children and their parents.”   The Book Reviewers ★★★★★

“Sarah’s Shadow is most highly recommended.” – Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★


In 2021 I have already done over 20 Zoom sessions with schools where I read one of my books and then answer questions that the kids ask. On World Book Day alone I did seven 30-minute Zoom sessions! Schools in Congleton, Bristol, Burnley, Bradford ... and even one in Michigan! I have been receiving wonderful feedback - in fact one school sent me a load of letters and cards made by the kids. 

I look forward to doing visits in person in the future, but while COVID is still ongoing I am very happy to keep doing as many Zooms as possible. I am only charging £30 per session, and there is no limit on how many classrooms join the Zoom sessions. 


Here are some of the many lovely comments I've received from schools and nurseries:

“That worked absolutely brilliantly Nick. The children came away buzzing. Thank you!”
Victoria Rippon, Headmistress, Bosley St Mary's CE Primary School, Bosley

“This was such a special experience! The kids loved hearing One Night in Beartown read aloud straight from the author. They were completely captivated by the reading of the story. What a wonderful message of friendship and imagination the book had. After zooming with Nick, we read Sarah’s Shadow as a class, and this book also was just as loved. Thank you so much Nick, for sharing your passion and love for your books this way; our class is so appreciative of you!”
Alex Boonstra, 1st Grade Teacher, Park Elementary, Michigan, United States

“Nick read Sarah’s Shadow to our year 2 children as part of our PSHE lesson. Before the Zoom call, the children thought of two brilliant qualities they have, e.g. sharing, being kind, a good friend, helpful etc. They also thought of one wish. This linked with the story as Sarah makes a wish. Nick read the story and the children shared their writing and wishes with Nick … Nick was brilliant with the children and he has a great manner with them. Thank you for such a wonderful Zoom, we ALL loved it!”
Becky Nash, Year 2 Teacher, Pownall Green Primary School, Bramhall

“To help us celebrate national story telling week, Nick delivered a Zoom call to the Preschool and Toddler children at Astbury Lane Nursery. The children loved listening to the story all about the town they live in. Nick delivered an engaging session and the children were very excited to explore his story after the call.”
Kate Smithers, Nursery Manager, Astbury Lane Nursery, Congleton


Books by Nick Jones

Sarah's Shadow

Sarah's Shadow

If you could change something about yourself, would you do it? When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn’t have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy? 
One Night in Beartown

One Night in Beartown

When bear-mad schoolgirl Sandy Lane has her beloved teddy bear Berisford confiscated at school, she dreads the thought of going a whole night without his cuddles. Little does she know that a bear-rilliant night awaits her, involving Berisford, a bear statue and many other wonderful friends! 


Nick Jones - first image
Nick Jones - first image