New Children’s Book from Poems & Pictures Publishing
Out 4th March 2021
This is a story of a little girl who is always moaning. Monah is an unhappy little girl who learns to express how she is feeling and realises that we are all different.
The story will help children to learn how to express how they are feeling and addresses the importance of kindness and understanding.
Christina Gabbitas is an award winning English children’s author, poet and voiceover artist. She is best known for her rhyming books. Growing up she loved to read poetry and rhymes. She started writing after having her own children and particularly focussed on stories which would help them overcome their fears and fears that she had, had as a child. Christinas’ latest writing commissions include York Castle Museum where she ran workshops for children and wrote the story Train Journey Through Time. More recently was commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioners Office Humberside to engage children and young people on the topic of knife crime, county lines and grooming, writing a story that can be found here: www.nomoreknifecrime.com.
Christina is also Founder of children’s charity Children’s Literature Festivals: charity number 1182143
Other books include the Felicity Fly series www.felicityfly.co.uk Triangular Trev www.triangulartrev.com and Save Us www.saveusfromplastic.com Christina’a award winning safeguarding book Share Some Secrets www.sharesomesecrets.com Share Some Secrets has been endorsed by the NSPCC and Barnardo’s, Free copies are in the NSPCC Library and is currently in the NSPCC Online shop, helping to raise funds and educate children. The story was brought to life by animation with Sheffield Hallam University students and a free resource for children, parents and teachers, launched October 2017. Christina set up a national poetry initiative in 2013 that has now encouraged over 25,000 children to ‘have a go’ at writing poetry, picking up The Peoples Book Prize Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award in 2015. Details can be found here www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition For all her collective work aimed at helping and encouraging children, Christina picked up the Sue Ryder, Yorkshire Women of Achievement in Education, May 2016. Also a People’s Book Prize Finalist for four consecutive years from 2013-2017 winning in May 2019 for Best Achievement Award www.christinagabbitas.com Twitter: @christigabbitas
After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in 3D Design she spent many years as a designer and maker of hand carved furniture, exhibiting around the country including Earls Court and the Business Design Centre, Islington.
She then began a career in education where she felt privileged to work with so many wonderful children whose enthusiasm for art and creativity inspired her to become a community artist and launch Art Daze. She now runs art workshops, coordinates community festivals and paints large scale murals.
But ask any of the children she taught what she wanted to be when she grew up and they will all tell you…an illustrator.
We are a small independent publisher of books based in the North of England, established in January 2012.