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About Nick Jones
Nick Jones is an award-winning children's author based in Congleton, Cheshire.
His first children's picture book, Sarah's Shadow, was published in December 2017. In 2018 the book won Best Picture Book in the international Readers' Favorite book awards. It also received an honourable mention in the Purple Dragonfly Awards' ebooks for children aged 6+, and Runner-Up in the Book Excellence Awards.
His second children's picture book, One Night in Beartown, was published November 2020 and is set in Congleton where Nick lives. Inspired by the Bearmania event that took place in 2011, the story follows a bear-obsessed little girl who has a magical night to remember when her teddy bear Berisford, a bear statue and the Bearmania painted bears all come to life.
In December 2021 Nick published his third picture book, One Christmas in Beartown. Book critic Linda Hill gave the book five stars, saying: "One Christmas in Beartown is a wonderful story of how friendship can help us face our fears.”
Nick's fourth book, Franklyn - No Ordinary Fox, will be published in January 2022 by Franklyn Financial Management. Nick also owns children's book publishing company Full Media, which publishes his books and those by other children's authors such as Emma Sandford, Jocelyn Porter and Izzy Rees.
Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickjonesauthor and check out his website: http://nickjonesauthor.co.uk
The sequel to One Night in Beartown by Nick Jones, author of the award-winning Sarah’s Shadow and Franklyn - No Ordinary Fox.Before they break up for Christmas, Sandy Lane and Tommy Pickles must team up on a school project. Tommy hasn’t slept properly since the night the bear statues came to life, and Sandy needs to find a way to help him.
In an act of kindness, she lends Tommy her beloved teddy bear, Berisford. She hopes this will help him overcome his
fear of bears, but nothing could prepare the two children for what happens on Christmas Eve…
“One Christmas in Beartown is a wonderful story of how friendship can help us face our fears.” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Linda Hill, lindasbookbag.com
When bear-mad schoolgirl Sandy Lane has her beloved teddy bear Berisford confiscated at school, she dreads the thought of going a whole night without his cuddles. Little does she know that a bear-rilliant night awaits her, involving Berisford, a bear statue and many other wonderful friends!
"One Night in Beartown is an awesome read; one of the best kids’ books this year; it’s most highly recommended." - Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
"You don't need to hail from Congleton to buy this lovely book. It's bear-illiant!" - Jill Murphy, The Bookbag
"One Night In Beartown is a glorious book that deserves to be snapped up by a production company and turned into a Christmas tradition along with those well known animations of books by Raymond Briggs or Julia Donaldson." Linda Hill, award-winning book blogger
If you could change something about yourself, would you do it?
When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn't have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy? Find out in this award-winning picture book about bullying and self-confidence.
Best Children’s Picture Book – Readers’ Favorite 2018
Finalist in the Book Excellence Awards (Picture books category)
Honourable Mention in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2018 (Picture books for children aged 6 and over)