Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer


The box of books

03 Mar 2016

Do other writers ever feel like this? My latest book for children, The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn (Orion Children’s Books) is going to be published in the UK soon. A couple of weeks before publication, I get a big box of advance copies in the mail. As soon as I see the box I heave […]

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25 Feb 2016

There’s a lot to see at the Harvard Museum of Natural History but I spent most of my time with the beetles. It turns out that one out of every four animals on earth is a beetle. About 350,000 species have been identified. Harvard’s collection contains only a fraction of this vast diversity but it’s […]

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Friday morning with gorillas

04 Feb 2016

If you want to see gorillas you can go to the zoo any time you like. But if you want gorillas to see you, it’s important to pick the right day. You need to go early on a weekday in the middle of winter, when the giraffes have all gone, and the butterfly enclosure is […]

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03 Jan 2016

I just bought this timer. The plan is to eliminate all procrastination in my life forever. Procrastination is a huge problem with me. Whole mornings sometimes pass before I write a single sentence. It can take a week to make a phone call. I fold laundry so slowly that clothes from the waiting pile often […]

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My Books

Find out about my books for children.

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School Visits

Find out more about the work I do with schools and pupils.

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