Pippa Goodhart

Pippa Goodhart

Children's author

Also writes as

Laura Owen
http://www.pippagoodhart.co.uk
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Fairy tale, Fiction, Historical fiction, History, Picture book, Realistic fiction

Book types

Alphabet, Educational, Fiction for children, Fiction 8-13, Picture book

Awards

  • Winner of Young Quills Award 2019
  • Winner of Mumsnet's Book of the Year 2011 for 3-4 Year Olds
  • Winner of York Libraries' Best Picture Book of All Time
  • Shortlisted for Kathleen Fidler, Smarties, Young Telegraph Book Of The Year, the Blue Peter, and the Stockton Children's Book awards

Organisations

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 'The Great Sea Dragon Discovery' perhaps 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 by Pippa Goodhart

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

978-1910611227
The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman

The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman

In 1838 Polly goes from workhouse to Quarry Bank Cotton Mill, trying to find freedom and family against a backdrop which includes slavery.  
978-1912497218
All Sorts

All Sorts

Illustrated by Emily Rand, this is a picture book about sorting things, then animals and people, then oneself ... 
978-0141378978
You Choose Fairy Tales

You Choose Fairy Tales

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt, a vivid array of visual choices from which to choose your own new fairy tale.  
978-0552547086
You Choose

You Choose

a picture book illustrated by Nick Sharratt. 
978-1910328507
Fair Shares

Fair Shares

Illustrated by Anna Doherty, Bear and Hare try to work out how to share some pears, and discover that being 'fair' is more complicated than they'd thought.  
9780141379296
You Choose in Space

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. 
978-1910611081
The Great Sea Dragon Discovery

The Great Sea Dragon Discovery

In 1860, Bill finds himself in the midst of a life or death struggle as his fossil discovery adds to knowledge about prehistoric creatures. Real life rather than fantasy. Winner of 2019 Young Quills Award. 
9781848531284
Chapatti Moon

Chapatti Moon

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

A Bottle of Happiness

A fable tale with a timeless feel, wonderfully illustrated by Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi. 
9780192758255
Giddy-Up, Winnie!

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 
978-0241334973

You Choose Your Dreams

A follow-on to 'You Choose', this offers a mass of imaginative choices. Brilliantly illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
9781846471599
Finding Fortune

Finding Fortune

A historical adventure set in 1897 and the Klondike Gold Rush. Ida and her father search for gold ... 
9781846470257
Raven Boy

Raven Boy

An exciting adventure that 'explains' the myth of the ravens at the Tower of London. 
9781909991378
Ginny's Egg

Ginny's Egg

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

Keywords

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