Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Eastnor Castle Hooked on Books SPACE DRAWINGS!
 are some of the funky 'We Have Lift Off! themed farm-animals-in-space pics from my Frances Lincoln event on Tuesday!

Fab sewer rat pics by Stan Stinky fans in Cirencester

Here are some cool sewer rat pictures, drawn by children at my Scholastic event in Octavia's Bookshop on Monday. The bookshop was packed with enthusiastic Stan Stinky fans of all ages. Squeeeek!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Events coming soon!

Cirencester Children's Literary Festival (It's the first one!!!)

The inaugural Cirencester Children's Literary Festival is to be held in 2013 organised by Octavia's Book shop in conjunction with Gloucestershire Library Service and the Bingham Library Trust.
There will be something to suit every age group with activities taking place at both Octavia's Bookshop and Cirencester Bingham Library.
Tickets for each event are just £1 and are available to buy ONLY at Octavia's Bookshop. All the proceeds are going to the Bingham Library Trust to support their charity work in the Community.

Sound tempting?
Well, there's still space at my event. Come and draw a ratty vermin character and create a fab sewer themed picture. 

* * * Also...* * * 

Eastnor Castle- Hooked on books!

Again (the first one!) and another fab festival.

This time I'll be focusing on my Frances Lincoln books by author Sean Taylor. I'll be reading 'We Have Lift-Off!' and a few others. We'll be having lots of rocket themed fun, come and draw a rocket or spacemammal to add to a big space picture. There will be glitter and mess and all things sparkly! 

Tickets available here for Tuesday the 13th of August. I'm on at 12:15 and again in the afternoon.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Signing of We Have Lift-Off! at Stroud Bookshop this Saturday the 29th June

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...ZOOOOOOOOOOOM!

Come and meet Sean Taylor and and myself for another double signing.
This time in the main Stroud Bookshop (the Children's bookshop has merged into the grown-ups shop)

We'll be scribbling dedications in We Have Lift-Off! as well as our other books.

There will also be a chance to draw a rocket and add it to a big space picture. Zooooom! Come along this Saturday the 29th of June from 11:00am onwards.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Stan Stinky Poster

Here's a wonderful poster of Stan Stinky drawn by Ruby from Gloucestershire!
I hope it inspires you to buy a copy!

Also a great review from the Chorley Guardian by Pam Norfolk here

And for teachers looking for an inspiring 'summer holiday diary' style book the Reading Zone is recommending it! Here

Remember I'll be signing copies in Octavias bookshop (Cirencester) in a few weeks (12th August- see previous post)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Stan Stinky is Here!!



What is that SMELL? 

It's the whiff of a sewer rat, he's climbing out of a toilet and darting to the nearest bookshop to eagerly buy his copy of STAN STINKY. The first book (ahem... I am writing the next one) in a brand new Hannah Shaw pic-fic series, published by Scholastic. Written by my fair hand and illustrated entirely by me too - Stan Stinky is a Sewer HERO! This story is sure to be a hit with anyone who likes furry vermin-type animals, surfing, fishing for rubbish, cockroaches, studying poo charts, climbing mountains of underwear or simply eating a nice bowl of maggot pops. Even if you don't like any of those things, I think you'll still enjoy it.

This is my first 'longer' children's book. I am waiting by my front door to be drowned by the adoring fan mail *go on, you know you want to!* I couldn't possibly be expecting any letters from cross parents whose sprogs have made the paper mache fake poo (suggested at the back of the book) and offended their grandma.

I have already had some excellent reviews from some very important young people. I am posting them below.

I've also done an activity sheet for those who like to draw vermin for a hobby (like I do). Have fun!!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Stroud Bookshop Signing of 'The Disgusting Sandwich'

Hello Gloucestershire dwellers!
Why not pop to the Stroud Children's Bookshop, Swan Lane on Easter Saturday -30th March...I'll be there from 11:30- 1:30 so come and meet me to get a disgustingly lovely signed copy of The Disgusting Sandwich.
It's also a chance to come and sample the delights of the Farmers Market including my favourite Pippin's Doughnuts (Lemon Curd ones are the best!).

Hopefully see you there!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

We Have Lift Off! Book Trailer

WE HAVE LIFT-OFF! from Sean Taylor on Vimeo. LOOK at this excellent new trailer for my new picture book with Sean Taylor. OUT NOW!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Happy World Squirrelly Book Day!

Today is a great day to snuggle down and read your favourite book or dress up as your favourite book character.

I was sent a wonderful photo by Karen Cowley whose children Sarah (6) and Connor (4) love reading Erroll. Together they made this fantastic Erroll squirrel costume so Sarah could dress up for World Book Day.

I've been informed that the acorn is made of paper mache and the tail is crocheted stuffed and covered in eyelash wool. I think I need a grown-up size outfit to wear too school visits...although I might be tempted to climb trees all day instead!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Celebrating the publication of The Disgusting Sandwich with a biscuit...

...A very special biscuit, thanks to those lovely folk at Scholastic.
Seems too lovely to eat! Much nicer than that disgusting sandwich!

Buy your copy at a bargain price through Scholastic Books here

It really is a fun book, if I can say so myself!

Friday, 15 February 2013

A blurry new world!

Happy belated 2013 one and all.

I'm having a rare afternoon off from squeaky baby! I haven't blogged since October so I thought it was about time.

So here's a quick round up of what is happening in blurry baby Hannah Shaw world...


The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards and illustrated by myself is out on the 4th of March

I hope to be making some disgusting sandwiches somewhere with some disgusting (I mean lovely!) children and doing a signing to promote this very funny new book. Most likely this event will be in Gloucestershire and I will have to bring along my disgusting (I mean very cute!) baby with me.
I will update you on this...

We Have Lift Off by Sean Taylor and again, illustrated by myself, is out on the 1st of April (no, I'm not pulling your leg!)  Sean and his clever animator wife - Adriana have been working on a trailer to give you a taster of what our book is all about. I have been contributing chicken noises for the soundtrack!

I also am looking forward to promoting my first Fiction book: Stan Stinky. Watch this space for more sewer and rat based tidbits. Scholastic have been sending out yummy samplers to tempt you into reading the full story which will be available to buy on the 3rd of June.


I have a fantastic event organised in August based on all of my Frances Lincoln books, focusing on We Have Lift Off. It's in Ledbury at Eastnor Castle Children's Literature Festival on Tuesday the 13th. There will be rocket drawing fun for everyone.

For other events, I'm afraid I'm not taking bookings until after September as I am now on maternity leave.


It's wonderful when you get on a shortlist and this year I have two books on the fabulous Portsmouth Book Award shortlist. There is I don't believe it Archie on the fiction book list and Who Ate Auntie Iris on the picture book one! How lucky am I? I don't Beeelliieve it!

I've probably forgotten to blog about something really important (that's baby brain for you) but *I THINK* that is all for now!

Goo Goo gaa ga!