Selected Bibliography



Making Blue (Peterloo Poets, 1995)

Strange Goings On (Viking, 1995) [for children]

Borderers (Peterloo Poets, 2001)

Bidie-In: two poems (uneven press, 2002) [with Hamish Whyte]

Twelve Lilts: Psalms & Responses (Mariscat Press, 2003)

No Homework Tomorrow (Glowworm, 2003) [for children]

Sparks! (Mariscat Press, 2005) [with Tom Pow]

Late Love and Other Whodunnits (Peterloo Poets/Mariscat Press, 2008)

The Seed-Box Lantern: New & Selected Poems (Mariscat Press, 2013)

Green Fire & Bright Hopes: 12 Poems for Christmas (Mariscat Press, 2014)

                                                                                         [with Hamish Whyte]

Second Wind (Saltire Society, 2015) [with Douglas Dunn and Vicki Feaver]

The Watching Stair (Worple Press, 2018)

Where I Was (Mariscat Press, 2021)

The Guest Room (Worple Press, 2022)



Words from the Wards: A Collection of Poems and Stories by patients and

         relatives at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary (1998)

Poems United: A Commonwealth Anthology (Scottish Poetry Library & Black

         & White Publishing, 2007) [with Hamish Whyte]

New Writing Scotland (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2015-2017)

         [with Gerry Cambridge and Susie Maguire]


Poems in the following anthologies:


The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems (OUP); 101 Favourite Poems (Collins); Handfast (Scottish Poetry Library); Goldfish Suppers (Edinburgh City Council); The Thing That Mattered Most (Scottish Poetry Library/Black & White Publishing); The Oxford Book of Children’s Poems (OUP); 100 Scottish Love Poems (Luath); Contemporary Women Poets (Rondo); Whatever the Sea (Scottish Poetry Library/Polygon); The Long Pale Corridor (Bloodaxe); Tools of the Trade (Scottish Poetry Library); The Hand That Sees (Scottish Poetry Library); 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (Luath), etc.





My Father as an Ant (Postbox Press, 2017)




Midnight Pirate (MacRae/Corgi, 1984)

Fiona Finds Her Tongue (MacRae/Puffin, 1985)

Christmas in Exeter Street (MacRae/Walker, 1989) [ill. by John Lawrence]

Double Vision (MacRae/Walker, 1990)

Harvey Angell (MacRae/Red Fox, 1990) [Whitbread Award]

The Thing-in-a-Box (A&C Black/Collins, 1992)

Why Father Christmas was late for Hartlepool (MacRae/Red Fox, 1993)

The Thing-on-Two-Legs (A&C Black/Collins, 1995)

Dog Dottington (Walker, 1995)

Harvey Angell & the Ghost Child (MacRae/Red Fox, 1997)

Minders (Walker, 1998)

The Very Noisy Night (Little Tiger Press, 1998)

Harvey Angell Beats Time (Red Fox, 2000) [Scottish Arts Council Award]

The Very Busy Day (Little Tiger Press, 2001)

The Crazy Collector (Barrington Stoke, 2001)

You Can’t Kiss It Better (Red Fox, 2003)

The Very Snowy Christmas (Little Tiger Press, 2005)

Catch a Gran (Barrington Stoke, 2006)

Oodles of Noodles (Little Tiger Press, 2008)

The Seeing (Bodley Head, 2012) [shortlisted for Costa Awards]

Out of the Clouds (Hodder, 2015)

Whoever You Are (Hodder,  2018)

You Can’t Cuddle a Crocodile (Hodder, 2019)

Diana Hendry

Poet and Children's Author