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), 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. 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.

  • My Pet Star winner of Best Picture Book and Book of the Year at Sainsbury's Book Awards 2019
  • My Pet Star shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Award 2019 in the Red Children’s Illustrated category
  • "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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