Books for Children by Adele Geras

Adele Geras has been writing books for children since 1976 and has published more than 90 books for readers of all ages from babies to teenagers.

The Dream Quilt

"I threaded silk through a silver needle to make a cover for your bed.Rest your head, close your eyes. I’ll stitch you dreams and lullabies." We start with a house, where everyone sleeps except for a child…. Illustrated by and available from the talented Valerie Greeley

It’s Time for Bed

When Mother says it's bedtime, Little Hare announces that he can't go to sleep until Mouse does, so his mother sings a lullaby for Mouse. Buy on Amazon

The Fabulous Fantora Files

In The Fabulous Fantora Files, Ozzy, the Fantora family's cat, has collected the family files for posterity. Read stories from Bianca, a girl who can make any party come to life; postcards from Auntie Varvara, a veggie vampire; poems from Marco, the invisible boy; and knitting patterns from Filomena, the granny who can see the […]

The Pied Piper

The peaceful town of Hamelin is overrun with rats: they are raiding larders, hiding in cupboards, sneaking into bed linen and driving the locals to despair. Desperate for help, they turn to the mysterious Pied Piper who promises a solution. But when the Piper falls out with the mayor, he takes away more than the […]

Candle in the Dark

A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, are leaving behind everything they know and going to England to live with a family they have never met. Will Clara and Maxi adapt to life in an English […]

My Ballet Dream

It's nearly ballet recital day . . . Tilly has been practising her ballet steps but she's still a little nervous. Then, the night before the big day, she has a wonderful dream and she knows everything is going to be just perfect. Buy on Amazon

Little Ballet Star

It's Tilly's birthday and she's off to a real theatre with her auntie, a real ballerina! Join Tilly as she steps backstage to experience the excitement of a ballet performance, from the dressing rooms to centre stage. But will Tilly be given the chance to dance under the spotlight? Buy on Amazon

The Ballet Class

Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? Buy on Amazon

Girls with Courage

Lizzie loves plants, and her biggest wish is to be a gardener, a bold choice for a Victorian girl. When her strict stepfather sends her to stay with relatives in London, Lizzie misses her country garden and struggles with her new life of stiff manners and formal pastimes. Lizzie lives for the daily letters from […]

Girls Behind the Camera

Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this "art of the future" and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite the pair, but her father's friend keeps spoiling her plans. Buy on Amazon

I was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent my early childhood in many different countries because my father was in the Colonial Service. Before I was eleven, I'd lived in Cyprus, Nigeria, and North Borneo and later my parents were also sent to the Gambia and Tanganyika (now Tanzania)... read more.

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