Starlight Grey & Cara and the Wizard covers

Starlight Grey and Cara and the Wizard launch this series of first readers for Barefoot Books. Each book is a retelling of a traditional tale. The stories are full of action and adventure, retold in simple, accessible language. The books are beautifully illustrated on every page by Valeria Docampo, and divided into short chapters: perfect for developing confidence with early reading.

I am available for school visits, workshops and storytellings. Find out more here. I can offer storytellings and 'making stories' events, using these books as a prompt.


Starlight Grey


"Starlight Grey! Hear and obey!"

Ivan’s older brothers are hard workers, but Ivan likes to dream by the fire. When their father dies, which brother will be brave enough to obey his last wish?

Buy Starlight Grey directly from Barefoot Books.  



Cara and The Wizard

"Silver and gold will serve you well."

Molly has disappeared, and no one can find her. Her sister Cara thinks Molly was taken by a wicked wizard, but if she enters his castle, will she ever come out? 

Buy Cara and the Wizard directly from Barefoot Books.   

Liz signing books for children, by Sarah Mason Photography

Reading at The Old Treehouse, by Sarah Mason Photography