Corrinne Averiss is a writer of thoughtful and humorous stories for children. Her latest book, My Pet Star (Orchard), won the Sainsbury's Book Awards for Best Picture Book and Book of the Year. It tells the story of a a little girl who finds a lost star, which she takes home and cares for. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows - until, one day, it's time to let go...

Corrinne's work includes the critically-acclaimed CILIP Greenaway-nominated A Dot in the Snow (OUP), as well as Floss the Playground Boss (Egmont), Joy and Hope (Quarto) and Sorrel and the Sleepover (Andersen Press).

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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