Saturday, 29 September 2012

My children's ebooks are in a national magazine.

Can't help it - I need to share this - I'm in the 'Woman's Weekly' this week!
It's only a little section called 'All About Me', but they mentioned I'm a children's author and illustrator, and put in a photo, so I'm there for all to see.
I don't know who's thrilled the most, me or my mum!


Children's author and Illustrator.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

One of my children's ebooks featured on Author's Den!

Hi, my little ebook, Hairy, Scary Spider? has been featured on Author's Den. Hooray!
Here is what's been said:

UK children''s author and Illustrator, Paula Mcbride''s colourful children''s picture ebook becomes a national bestseller. The delightful story for the very young, "Hairy, Scary Spider?" becomes a favourite for all.

Many of Paula McBride's picture ebooks for children have hit Amazon UK's top 100 bestselling ebooks. 'Hairy, Scary Spider?' though, has consistently stayed in the top 100 national bestselling lists for the last six months, often in the top 20!
Children and adults alike have fallen in love with the simple, effective illustrations and the adorable, rhyming story as the naughty, little spider tells you all about his adventerous day.
The author and illustrator, Paula McBride says of this work;
"While this picture ebook was originally designed for the 2-5 age group, I have had so much feedback from parents, teachers and grandparents telling me how much they've enjoyed sharing this story with their young ones.
Recently, I was told that after reading my story, a whole class of little ones were making spiders out of paperplates and black wool, another group were making a 'story sack' based on my little book, then discussing if they thought spiders were scary!" she added.

With many 5 out of 5 star reviews, don't miss this simple, though special little story.


This is a great place for publicity, so hopefully I'll get some likes on my facebook page...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

I've had some fantastic reviews on one of my children's ebooks!

I've just had some really lovely reviews on my children's picture ebook 'Hairy, Scary Spider?'.
I'm thrilled to receive these reviews and to hear how youngsters all around the world are enjoying my little stories.
I've had a feel good day today! Can you tell...

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps My Son's Fear! September 15, 2012
By Esluka
Format:Kindle Edition
My 4 year old is terrified of Spiders. He really enjoys this story. His favorite page is at the end when Spider invites you to take a closer look next time you see one. I will always keep this story handy for him!

5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review. September 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Hairy, Scary Spider? What a wonderful children's ebook. Halloween is just around the corner and this book is perfect for the occasion. I read this story to my children, and they loved it. They interacted with the story by making scary faces, and even stopped me from smashing a couple spiders I found in my house. Not only is the ebook entertaining children, it is saving the lives of millions of spiders around the world (or at least in my house). I read this story to a 1st grade class and again, the student interaction/response was amazing. The illustrations are simple, sweet,and funny. Perfect for children. Students asked me if they could make spiders with paper plates and strips of construction paper. You know a book is good when students give you activity ideas to use the following day. Don't pass up this book. It is worth so much more than the pennies you spend on it.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Busy, busy, busy, writing the sequel to 'The Message'

Hi all,

I've been so busy writing the second book in my children's trilogy, 'The Message'.
The second book is called 'The Epoch Shroud' and it's going really well. I've really got into it!
See my facebook page -

Also I'm sooo pleased this week as I've had a great review for one of my children's picture books on
It's lovely to hear comments about my children's ebooks, - because reviews on Amazon are like 'gold dust' - but when they're this good, I've just go to share them!

So here it is...

By Pricilla
Format:Kindle Edition
Such beautiful detail in the charming pictures. A very good tale of overcoming nervousness and achieving those dreams, but possibly in a very different way.
A definite Christmas present to follow my great-neice's birthday present of "Hairy, Scary Spider?".
Beautifully written, lovely, caring emotions from the mother.
I love it! 
Well back to the writing...
Speak soon