HELLO – welcome to the very latest news from ALBERT HQ and also from our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg …

Happy New Year – a little belated but we hope 2023 is good for you.

Our year has started with a bang. Lots going on…

Like children all over the country, we’re back at school.. we have done our first school event visit of the year and it was a lovely return (about 9 months on) to Sydney Russell Primary School in Dagenham. It was great to see some familiar faces and to meet new ones among the 200 children and staff we spoke to about real Albert and his tortoise and dinosaur cousins.. of course, we also read from Albert picturebooks and from Hugg ‘n’ Bugg FINDING HOME as well.






Thanks to all at the school – pupils, teachers and support staff for a lovely visit and great welcome. A top response to our stories, T Rex and yeti… We hope to visit again before too long.

As well as being Back at School – and we have many more visiting lining up for this year all over the country.. we’re also back on the radio.. all over the country and across Europe…

It was great to catch up with lovely Linda McDermott on her show for BBC Lancashire / BBC Merseyside .. thanks to Linda and team for a great chat about Albert, the books and now Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.

We’re going further afield soon when we chat once more with Hannah Lopez Murray at talkRadio Europe which reaches Spain, Italy and France (everywhere online of course).

We love chatting with Hannah.

We’re also heading back into bookshops .. possibly once the excitement over another New book has died down a bit. We had a little marketing idea based around that.. Not sure of it would work..

May be an image of text that says 'SPARbert Upside Down lan Brown and Eoin Clarke MOY GRAFFEG'

It might catch on…


There is another NEW cover to reveal from us… starring our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg… It’s for their next adventure .. the follow-up to rhyming tale FINDING HOME.

This is called THE COMB and we can’t wait to share the book with you.. It officially publishes in paperback on March 24 and will be coming as ebook and animated ebook as well.


We will be sharing more with you as the Publication date rolls nearer…  But you can Order Now … Please do via this link:

Hugg 'n' Bugg: The Comb

Lots more from us soon… Thanks as ever for all the support.

Til next time…