Junior Fiction

Diana has published over forty books for children, many of which have been translated into other languages.

Junior Novels

Whoever You Are Hodder Children’s Books  2018

Out of the Clouds Hodder Children’s Books 2013

Harvey Angell  Julia MacRae/Walker Books 1991, 2012 (Whitbread Award)

Harvey Angell and the Ghost Child MacRae/Red Fox 2003, 2012

Harvey Angell Beats Time Red Fox 2003, 2012

You Can’t Kiss it Better Red Fox 2003

Minders Walker Books 1999

The Awesome Bird Julie MacRae 1995


The Seeing  Corgi Books 2012

Shorlisted for a Costa Award and shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award.


‘The Seeing’

'This wise and unsettling tale will captivate discerning readers of any age'.

The Telegraph review by Martin Chilton,

Digital Culture Editor

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'...an intriguing, atmospheric and memorable tale.'

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week'.

‘A short, subtle, unsettling thriller'.  

Geraldine Brennan, The Observer

Double Vision Walker Books 1997

Wonderfully warm and complex; readers who enjoy this may go happily on to Pride and Prejudice. (Kirkus)

Picture Books

The Very Noisy Night,

illustrated by Jane Chapman. Little Tiger Press, 1998

The Very Busy Day,

illustrated by Jane Chapman Little Tiger Press, 200l

The Very Snowy Christmas,

illustrated by Jane Chapman. Little Tiger Press, 2005

Oodles of Noodles,

illustrated by Sarah Massini.  Little Tiger Press, 2008

Dog Dottington illus. Margaret Chamberlain. Walker Books, 1995

Christmas in Exeter Street illus. John Lawrence. Walker Books 1989, 2013

Why Father Christmas Was Late for Hartlepool  

illus Sue Heap. Red Fox 1995

You Can’t Cuddle a Crocodile

illustrated by Ed Eaves. Hodder 2018

Theatre Adaptations

The Very Noisy Night and The Very Snowy Christmas have both

been turned into children’s musical theatre by Blunderbus Theatre Company

Diana Hendry

Poet and Children's Author