HELLO – welcome to the latest news from ALBERT HQ – with our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.

SO much happening. Let’s dive in.

First of all, we were delighted to gift two copies of our new Board Book ALBERT and his Friends to our local library. They are now in the system to be loaned. Watch this space – it looks like we could be doing some storytime visits to libraries in our area later in September.

The Board Book is reaching shops now and readers. And Book Bloggers. Like this from Lights Out with Louise on instagram. Using words like CHARMING and GORGEOUSLY CAPTIVATING it’s a review to thrill us here. Thank you.

Hot on the heels of the release of ALBERT and his Friends came the launch of our latest picturebook – ALBERT AND THE SHED. In this adventure, Albert shelters from a storm in a shed and gets locked in. This prompts a chaotic rescue mission from his garden pals.

The book had a super Review from Book Blogger Red Reading Hub. Words like HILARIOUS and DRAMATIC put a smile on our faces. Thank you.

Another Ace Review came from Blogger BookRead2Day…  Calling it DELIGHTFUL… Thank you.


Another shout out came in from The Strawberry Post. Thanks to them too.

Some of Albert’s tortoise friends have also been receiving their copies. Like Albie who was delighted to pose with the book – by a shed. .. We hope this becomes a trend. We’d love to see MORE pictures of Tortoises with a copy of ALBERT AND THE SHED by an actual SHED.


Like Albert himself…

Before we knew where we were this week (after our bookshop tour of Kent) .. we were on our way to the West.. Starting at Waterstone’s in Truro, Cornwall. Ahead of that we had a great chat with BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio Devon thanks to presenter Emma Gill.

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We love visiting Truro and we had a grand time again. Thanks to all the Bookseller Team.

Next we were off to Devon – and a storytime event at The Ivybridge Bookshop in Ivybridge. Thanks to the Team there too – and to all who came along. A grand way to help launch ALBERT AND THE SHED.


Then we headed to Cardiff, Wales. For a special outdoor Storytime at the amazing National Trust Dyffryn Gardens at St Nicholas. We had a wonderful time. In a wonderful setting. Thank you to everyone involved.  Diolch.


For many now it’s time for BACK TO SCHOOL – and we will be starting school visits again as well.

IF you’d like to discuss a visit from us .. for talks about real Albert, tortoises, dinosaurs, teamwork, perseverance, resilience and being a writert and making books… Get in touch via our website contact details or via our social sites. We visit Primary Schools EYFS, KS1 and 2 generally.

We’re looking to keep brains in good shape too – with our next book release. An Activity Book featuring Albert and his picturebook pals… ALBERT PUZZLES AND COLOURING will contain colouring sheets, join-the-dots, spot the difference, name the animal .. and much more. Out in October. But you can Order Now. Perfect for gifting…



We’re keeping up the pace .. in the next few days we will be chatting with Hannah at Talkradio Europe. We always love talking about our books to Hannah across Spain and France. Listen out.

More from us very soon. Til next time…