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).

Sorrel and the Sleepover tells the story of squirrels Sage and Sorrel, who seem to be the same in every way. But when Sage invites her friend for a sleepover, Sorrel discovers they aren't the same at all – while Sage has a huge family and an even bigger treehouse home, Sorrel lives with her mum in a tiny tree. Sorrel must hide how different she is, otherwise Sage won't be her friend, will she?

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.

Her latest books, My Pet Star and The Boy on the Bench, will be published in 2019.

  • "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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