Here’s some recent news…
B.U.G. is on the Polari Prize longlist!
B.U.G. is now an AWARD-WINNING novel!
I was absolutely thrilled, honoured and a bit flabbergasted that The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. won the best book for 7-9 year olds in the Spark Children’s Book Award 2022. This award is voted for by children in schools so it means the world to me.
I’m very excited that The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. has recently been short-listed for some book awards! Thank you to Stockport Children’s Book Award, Spark Children’s Book Award and Kinderjury for the nominations! Watch this space for updates!
Lovely review from The Independent
Billie Upton Green, or BUG as the children call her in school, is sharing her private diary with us. It’s actually her spelling journal but she has no intention of practicing something she hates so much!
Billie chronicles her daily life from her upcoming “bridesmaid day” at her two mums’ wedding and having to explain to new girl in school Janey McVey that yes, two mums very much can get married, to how to solve the mystery of the thief at her school. Billie is open about being fostered and then adopted but this is not an ‘issue book’ — that’s just part of her life story and it’s handled in a wonderfully straight-forward manner.
The book is full of sharp and funny observations (nothing gets past Billie) and punctuated by quirky line drawings, diagrams and cartoons. Billie is a terrific character and readers will warm to her frankness and sense of humour. Move over Wimpy, there’s a new kid in town! Age 8+