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Astro Girl at Shrewsbury International

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Astro Girl is by award winning author and illustrator Ken-Wilson Max. In 2020 Astro Girl won the STEAM award for early years picture books.

Ken Wilson-Max is part of Book Week at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong and will be sharing his own story of becoming an author online as well as talking about how Astro Girl was created and came to life.

Books Go Walkabout are the organisation bringing Ken to the school. We have a long-time connection with Shrewsbury International School, Hong Kong and are pleased to offer all pupils and staff the chance to purchase a hardback, signed copy of Ken’s book Astro Girl, published by Otter-Barry Books.

To purchase Astro Girl, use our secure on-line form directly here…

Buy a copy of this great book using this form…

Just revised – please order by March 25th. Once we have all the orders we will meet with Ken in London for signing and ship the books to school, which usually takes 2/3 weeks.

Sue Martin
Books Go Walkabout

Books around the world…

Have You Seen Dinosaur? written and illustrated by David Barrow

Play hide and seek in the city with a boy, his animal friends and a dinosaur that’s surprisingly hard to spot. The brilliantly interactive follow-up to international bestselling picture book, Have You Seen Elephant?

Best friends boy, dog and elephant are VERY good at hide-and-seek. There’s a missing dinosaur in the city—who better to spot this elusive giant? They search the skate park, the museum, the subway…

No one in the city can spot the dinosaur, not even this crack hide-and-seek team. But delighted readers will be pointing “There it is!” from the first page.

This absurd, laugh-out-loud picture book for preschoolers is richly illustrated with David Barrow’s trademark beautiful use of light and colour and dramatic cityscapes—a guaranteed hit with dinosaur-loving toddlers. 

How observant are you?

This is such a great book, children from 2-5 and beyond will be immersed in finding dinosaurs, even on the buses!

David Barrow is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son. Highly talented and an author/illustrator to watch out for.

Gecko Press is a real find as a publisher, unique and with interesting titles. The link takes you direct to the page for can You Find a Dinosaur . You can take a look inside the book and search out other titles too.

An excellent book and one which I will be taking with me in school visits.

Sue Martin Children’s Literacy Specialist

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