Corrinne Averiss is a writer of thoughtful and humorous stories for children. Her work includes critically-acclaimed CILIP Greenaway-nominated picture book, A Dot in the Snow (OUP), as well as Floss the Playground Boss (Egmont), Joy (Quarto) and Sorrel and the Sleepover (Andersen Press).

Corrinne's latest book, My Pet Star (Orchard, May 2019), tells the story of a a little girl who finds a lost star, which she takes home and cares for , just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go...

Corrinne has spent much of her life being a professional silly person in children’s television: she created the four-time Children’s BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and has an animated series commissioned by CBeebies. She lives with her husband, daughter and guard-cat.

  • "An uplifting story of friendship, bravery, separation and the utmost determination, one that readers everywhere will delight in." Book Blogger review for A Dot in the Snow.
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