In Verityville there are many amazing folk, all going about their daily business, making the town what it is. Their work and their efforts make Verityville a marvellous place to be, full of wonder, friendship and adventure!
Come take a trip to Verityville and meet some of the wonderful people who live and work there!
Little tales for little folk about real life in a veritably fabulous place…Verityville.
The Sweetest Lollipop Lady in the World
BEST BOOK AWARDS – FINALIST
Meet Audrey and read all about the magic of kindness! She lives in Verityville. She is a lollipop lady – in fact she is the sweetest lollipop lady in the world! Nothing is too much trouble – she loves to look after everyone who uses her crossing. Always kind, with a friendly smile and a sprinkle of magic, Audrey helps and cares for her community.
” A real story of how caring for others and the smalls deeds of kindness told from a child’s point of view”.
The Garbage Guy
Meet the Garbage Guy! He lives in “Verityville. He works hard all day long to keep the town clean and tidy! The Garbage Guy really cares for the environment and all the people in it. He sweeps, lifts, cleans and picks up all the litter left behind. Whether he is on the big truck and or having a break with his friends the Garbage Guy has a happy smile and a great positive attitude to life.
“A real story of how a positive attitude and never giving up can make a difference as seen from a child’s point of view”.
Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil
Meet Mrs. T, a Verityville teacher who makes every child feel special and strive to do their best. Helping children discover their potential and to enjoy learning Mrs T has become one of Verityville’s favourite friends. Join one of her former students on a nostalgic journey recalling the fun, the lessons and the memories with Mrs T. Discover how the inspiration and encouragement Mrs. T gave her students through the years with the help of her magic pencil had a lasting and empowering effect on those she taught.
“A must read for anyone who ever had an inspiring teacher and a heart felt tribute to those teachers who, like Mrs. T, care and nurture their students and lead by example.”
Brave & Strong All Day Long
BEST BOOK AWARDS – FINALIST
An inspiring story that raises important ideas about gender equality, bullying and water safety through an upbeat narrative rather than directives. An uplifting book based on the life of a real female lifeguard, whose strength and diligence makes her a strong female role model.
A simple story packed with messages of water safety, good deeds and above all about treating others fairly. A narrative of global relevance in its relatable nature, one which not only examines relatable childhood experiences but starts conversations about discrimination and how we can choose our own destiny.
Audrey & Friends - The Sweetest Lollipop Lady in the World Vol 1
Audrey is the lollipop lady at Lizzie’s school. She is the sweetest lollipop lady in the world. Audrey knows just how to take care of everyone who comes to her crossing. Audrey is a role model for kindness and caring for others. Her messages of safety and community spirit in a will inspire and resonate with its young readers. Each story is a new adventure. Join Lizzie and Audrey in the fun at the school crossing where everyone is welcome and all are safe!
Fiona & Friends - Brave and Strong All Day Long Vol 1
Fiona is a lifeguard. Always watching, prepared to respond to danger, Fiona knows how to be brave and strong. A role model for equality and resilience Fiona has an extraordinary passion for life and the natural world. Join Fiona in her adventures as keeps everyone safe on her beach all day long!
Girl on The Road
A nonfiction narrative about what it takes to be a traffic controller as seen through the eyes of a young girl. From stopping traffic to let emergency vehicles pass to guiding heavy loads onto lorries, the role of a traffic controller is demonstrated as being both diverse and important. This early years concept book also includes a range of opposites that will delight and teach its preschool audience.
The Forever Kid
When a child dies a family is forever changed. The sense of grief and loss are now part of their daily life, every family event, particularly birthdays and anniversaries are painful. Times of celebration are touched with sadness. Can there be any comfort for families in this of grief? This narrative told through the voice of a sibling looks at how a family carries on whilst still remembering, still grieving and still connecting with their departed ‘forever’ child.
Dinner on the Doorstep
SILVER WINNER – THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS 2018
BEST BOOK AWARDS – FINALIST
Dinner on the Doorstep is now ‘Kid-tested, Story Monster Approved’ – read more here
A wonderfully hopeful and stunningly illustrated book; one that celebrates community support whilst tackling the deeper issues of the impact of long-term illness on a family.
An uplifting book filled with reflections of family life and one whose illustrations beautifully portray how the whole community helps their neighbours. A story about kindness that highlights the importance in the support of a community network when someone is ill. A relatable narrative, one filled with hope, comfort and gratitude that will help families talk through their feelings and emotions on the matter of long term illness. A story of particular interest to carers, teachers, support works and counsellors working with those going through difficult times of family illness.
The Disappearing Sister
The story of a child’s view on dealing with Anorexia Nervosa
The Disappearing Sister is aimed at providing a platform by which discussion may be started in a guided environment to help young children understand the nature of the impact of an Eating Disorder illness. The story helps families identify how the whole family is needed to help their loved one on the long road of their recovery to full health.
A nonfiction narrative about what it takes to be a hairdresser told through the eyes of a young girl wants to grow up to be just like her role model, a hairdresser whose job not only helps people look good but to feel better too. From providing a service to the elderly, to helping resolve children’s nit problems to supporting those going through chemotherapy the role of a hairdresser is demonstrated as being both diverse and an important within the local community.
The Very Bad Thing
How can one go on when living in the shadow of trauma? How can someone be happy again once they’ve experienced something very bad? What if the victim is a child? The Very Bad Thing examines the concepts of trauma, resilience and therapy through eyes of a young survivor in their journey claiming their right to be happy midst the anguish of losing some of their innocence.
A nonfiction narrative about the plastic Island told through the eyes of children. This wordless board book is designed to delight young children with its adorable characters whose love of nature inspires them to take action and save the ocean from pollution.
Coming in March 2020.
The Peace Garden
At the end of our street is a garden. A special garden A peace garden…
Rania and her friends just want to play outside but where? She has no garden and the girls are not allowed to play in the street. The girls find an unexpected solution to their problem and make a new friend too. A story about cultural diversity and community spirit.