HELLO – the latest from ALBERT HQ and the first BIG news is that real Albert has gone down for his big winter sleep. He might have been a little confused by the drop in temperature (to more normal levels) from the really hot spell we had when it hit 40c plus. Anyway, he let us know in his usual way and he has gone away. But all his social posts and all the news from Albert will continue .. He left many instructions for those left here.

We had a great event at a local bookshop recently. massive thanks to Jo’s Bookshop in Chingford. We did several readings from all the books and wrangler, writer bloke wandered the streets with his inflatable dinosaur pal to draw people in. It seemed to work. Books were signed. All ALBERT books sold out.. But do not fear. More are ordered and they can be signed with a personal greeting on request.

We also went much further afield thanks to another great bookshop.. Massive thanks to The Thoughtful Spot Children’s Bookshop in Skircoat Green, Halifax, West Yorkshire. They invited us up (200 miles) to visit the shop and FOUR local schools.
A great visit! Thanks to all the staff and pupils at Ling Bob, All Saints, Savile Park and St Andrews. Many books signed.. and we also signed our first ever school library wall.. A great thrill. Seems the pupils liked the dinosaur too.

We very much hope to return to Halifax soon to visit more schools in the area.

You know we love to receive YOUR book pose pictures .. or poses with any of our goodies. We loved this one sent in this week. Clearly reading ALBERT AND THE WIND was a top priority here..

We also like to receive praise.. Who doesn’t.. Early copies of new Albert book ALBERT IN THE AIR are landing with reviewers and bloggers.. And book bloggers It’s All About Stories posted about the arrival of the book.. calling the Albert book series BRILLIANT and HILARIOUS. We love to see things like that. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Busy times ahead here – even without real Albert. More bookshops visits, school visits, official launch of ALBERT IN THE AIR coming up. Lots of new is on the way. We will keep you posted.

Thank you for all the support
Til next time.