I’ve just seen my latest PLR statement, which shows how many times my books have been borrowed from UK libraries – and it’s really brightened up my January! A huge thank you to readers and librarians everywhere.

My statement shows that last year, for the third year running, Giant Jelly Jaws and the Pirates, illustrated by Ben Mantle, was my most-borrowed book. And the second most-borrowed – also for the third year running – was Dragon v Dinosaur, illustrated by Deborah Allwright.

Authors and illustrators earn a few pence every time their books are borrowed from a library, which is very much appreciated. But it’s also absolutely wonderful to see concrete proof of how many times these stories are read!

Thank you ⚓️💫📚❤️🙏   #lovelibraries  #savelibraries

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