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Anne Fine

Former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine always loved English at school, but only rediscovered writing in adulthood when she got trapped at home in a snowstorm and was unable to get to the library! Since then she has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award, creating some of Britain’s best-loved children’s books.

Books by Anne Fine

  • Big Red Balloon

    Big Red Balloon

  • Only a Show

    Only a Show

  • On Planet Fruitcake

    On Planet Fruitcake

  • The Diary of a Killer Cat

    The Diary of a Killer Cat

  • The Killer Cat Runs Away

    The Killer Cat Runs Away

  • The Killer Cat's Christmas

    The Killer Cat's Christmas

  • Under the Bed

    Under the Bed


Anne was the Children’s Laureate 2001-2003, and was twice the British Book Awards Children’s Author of the Year in 1990 and 1993. She has won many prestigious awards, including both the Carnegie and Whitbread for Flour Babies, the Carnegie and Guardian for Goggle Eyes and the Whitbread for The Tulip Touch.