Pippa Goodhart

Children's author

Pippa Goodhart
Booking enquiry

Also writes as

Laura Owen

Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.pippagoodhart.co.uk

Contact

via my website

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)

Awards

  • Winner of Mumsnet's Book of the Year 2011 for 3-4 Year Olds
  • Winner of York Libraries' Best Picture Book of All Time
  • Arts Council Writer's Award
  • Shortlisted for Kathleen Fidler, Smarties, Young Telegraph Book Of The Year, the Blue Peter, and the Stockton Children's Book awards
  • East Midlands Book of the Year

Details

I write picture books, early readers and novels for children of primary school age.  Million-selling 'You Choose' is probably my best known picture book, while the Winnie the Witch storybooks (written under the name of Laura Owen) are my most popular early readers, and 'Raven Boy' my best known children's novel. 

I am very happy to visit schools.  I often talk to each year in a primary school (from nursery up to year 6) about stories and where ideas come from and how books are made, whilst sharing some of my books with the children.  Sometimes I take perhaps just one year group and we workshop ideas into a new story.  I have done longer projects, sustained over several visits, and some specialised workshops (for example, I did one with dyslexic children for the Quentin Blake Award project with disabled children).  I'm very happy to adapt to the needs of the school.  If you want, I can bring copies of my books to sell and sign, so long as I can get to you by car.

Do feel free to contact me and ask questions about possible visits without feeling that you are then obliged to book me!  I charge £375 for a full day, £250 for a half day.  If I travel outside my home county of Cambridgeshire I charge travel (either 45p per mile if driving, or train costs).  Travelling a long way may involve paying for an overnight stay.

I teach adults wanting to write for children, teaching one online course for Cambridge University's Institute for Continuing Education on writing for children, and an online course for Writers' Workshop for those wanting to concentrate on writing picture books.  

I have written on commission as well as writing to order for numerous children's book publishers, and am always interested in being given a writing challenge!

Books

I've had over a hundred books published. For a full list of my books currently in print, go to my website, www.pippagoodhart.co.uk

9780857530110

Just Imagine

 A follow-on to 'You Choose', this offers a mass of imaginative choices. Brilliantly illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
9780141379296

You Choose in Space

 The latest hugely popular You Chose book lavishly illustrated by Nick Sharratt with a wealth of space craft and aliens and more. 
9781846471599

Finding Fortune

 A historical adventure set in 1897 and the Klondike Gold Rush. Ida and her father search for gold ... 
9780192758255

Giddy-Up, Winnie!

 Written under the author name Laura Owen, this is one of eight books with four stories each about wonderful witch Winnie and Wilbur her cat. Illustrated by Korky Paul 
9781848531284

Chapatti Moon

 A lyrical picture book about Mrs Kappor's runaway chapatti, beautifully illustrated by Lizzie Finlay 
9781910328200

A Bottle of Happiness

 A fable tale with a timeless feel, wonderfully illustrated by Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi. 
0552547085

You Choose

 a picture book illustrated by Nick Sharratt. 
9781846470257

Raven Boy

 An exciting adventure that 'explains' the myth of the ravens at the Tower of London. 
9780192734617

The Misadventures of Winnie the Witch

 A compilation of Winnie stories illustrated by Korky Paul and written by Pippa under the fake name of Laura Owen. 
9781909991163

A Dog Called Flow

 An illustrated novel about a dyslexic boy and his dog. Often used as a class reader. 
9781909991378

Ginny's Egg

 Illustrated novel about Ginny who hatches a dragon from an egg, and then has to decide how to cope with it! 

Genres

  • History
  • Biography

Book types

  • Educational
  • Picture book
  • Fiction for children

Keywords

A BOTTLE OF HAPPINESS A SPACE OF MY OWN CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHAPATTI MOON CHILDREN'S BOOKS FLOW GINNY'S EGG GRANTCHESTER JUST IMAGINE JUST IMAGINE LAURA OWEN PICTURE BOOKS PIPPA GOODHART RAVEN BOY WINNIE THE WITCH YOU CHOOSE YOU CHOOSE IN SPACE

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