• Giant Childe of Hale play trail to open at Speke Hall

    Speke Hall on Merseyside is one of the jewels of the National Trust in the region and, inspired by Rachel's story about the Childe of Hale, the property has created a wonderful Giant Childe of Hale Play Trail within its woodland.

    Rachel, who has been involved in writing the words for the trail, will be helping to launch the trail at its spectacular opening weekend on 2nd and 3rd April, holding readings and book signings throughout the two days.

    For further details, see local media information below:

    http://www.visitliverpool.com/whats-on/launch-of-speke-halls-giant-childe-of-hale-play-trail-p391671

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/event/family-launch-event-for-new-giant-childe-of-hale-play-trail-at-speke-hall/

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  • 'Not Enough for Queen Fluff' released in May!

    We're delighted to say that Rachel's third rhyming picture book, Not Enough for Queen Fluff, hits the shops on 28th May 2016.

    Published by Maverick Arts and with wonderful illustrations by the exceptionally talented illustrator Catalina Eccheverri, it tells the story of Queen Fluff, a very demanding bunny who gets her comeuppance.

    Copies are available to pre-order now from Amazon here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enough-Queen-Fluff-Rachel-Lyon/dp/1848862032 and via other online retailers.

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  • Great British Bookshop names 'Unicorn' in top ten bedtime books!

    'I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn' has been named as one of the top ten bedtime books by The Great British Bookshop!

    The list was compiled for The Bedtime Book Campaign - an initiative being run by the children's furniture company, Aspace. During the campaign, book bloggers will be asked to read and review books from the top ten list, and to come up with their overall favourite bedtime book.

    To read Rachel's interview about the Campaign, and to find out more, click here https://www.aspace.co.uk/articles/bedtime_book_campaign.htm

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  • RACHEL SIGNS CONTRACT FOR THIRD BOOK WITH MAVERICK!

    Rachel has signed a contract for her third book with Maverick Arts Publishing.

    Due to be published in May 2016, the rhyming picture book will tell the story of Queen Fluff, ruler of the bunny Kingdom, who has become a little demanding in nature and needs bringing down a peg or two. With the working title of "Not Fancy Enough for Fine Queen Fluff", the book is currently being illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, and Rachel says she is thrilled witth how it is looking so far. "Catalina is doing the most incredible job - better than I could have imagined. I'm so excited to see how it turns out."

    Keep visiting the website for updates and sneak previews!

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  • UNICORN TO HAVE EARLY READER VERSION

    Rachel has recently finished work on an Early Reader version of I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn. The simplified version of the story, being published by Maverick, will be available to Primary Schools across the country for use in their literacy and reading programmes.

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  • 'UNICORN' CHOSEN FOR BEDTIME STORY ON CBEEBIES

    On Friday 12th June, Edith Bowman, the well-known Radio DJ and Music presenter for the BCC, will read I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn for the bedtime story on the CBeebies Channel.

    It marks another huge success for the book, which has already received national acclaim and recognition. Taking to Twitter before the broadcast, Edith said "it's a wonderful story to read."

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  • UNICORN SELECTED FOR SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2015!

    Thrilled to announce that 'I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn' has been selected for the 2015 'Guiness World Record Breakers' Summer Reading Challenge. Rachel joins esteemed authors including Julia Donaldson on the list, and is delighted to be taking part.

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  • UNICORN NAMED IN BOOKS FOR KEEPS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014

    'I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn' has been named in Books for Keeps Books of the Year 2014 list, as chosen by children's booksellers. Eighteen books were selected in total; marking a tremendous achievement for Rachel and illustrator, Andrea Ringli.

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  • UNICORN NAMED 'BOOK OF THE MONTH' BY THE IRISH BOOKCENTRE

    'I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn' has been chosen as Children's Book Of The Month for November by The Irish Bookcentre chain. This is a great accolade for Rachel's new book, which looks set to be a huge hit!

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