© 2019 Helen Harvey

Illustration by Martyna Roszman

how to beat the queen of mean

Contemporary realism for 8+

 

Online, Emmy is a powerful fire elemental with magma claws and flaming breath. When Emmy’s gaming video gets a front-page feature, thousands of devoted fans flock to watch her battle the Mulch Queen herself.

At school, Emmy is friendless and bullied. To Vanessa and her gang, Emmy is a weirdo with bad handwriting, horrible fashion sense and no dad. Vanessa is the toughest boss Emmy’s had to face, but there’s no walkthrough guide for bullying. Emmy sets out to beat the Queen of Mean on her own.

But as Emmy discovers, Mulch Queens and Mean Queens are much easier to face when you have a little help from new friends.

 

How to Beat the Queen of Mean won the 2017 United Agents Prize. 

 

Read an extract in Torchlight

Read about my inspiration on the Bookshelf Blogs

eagle island

Pixelnicks / Screenwave Media

 

Join Quill, a shipwrecked young lad, & his owl companion Koji, as they uncover the mysteries of the Isle of Yulu and it’s powerful eagle guardian, Armaura. This charmingly inviting, yet hard to master, adventure of two friends will challenge the most dedicated old-school platform enthusiasts while putting a fresh spin on retro mechanics for contemporary gamers. Welcome to Eagle Island!

I'm thrilled to be a contributing writer for Eagle Island.

 

Find out more on Steam

Reading Stars

Neutron Stars

Ransom Publishing

 

I'm really excited to have contributed four titles to Ransom's phonics and bookband series for high-low readers.

 

Visit Ransom Publishing to buy and find out more.

Dog at the End

of the World

March Hamilton

 

What happens if you grow a house on your head? Which is more real, sunshine or maths? If a giant tells you to go into the forest, will you go?

 

A collection of poems for children and teens.

 

Visit March Hamilton to buy and find out more.

twinkl originals

Twinkl Educational Publishers

 

Twinkl Originals KS2 collection includes chapter books, short stories and plays designed to capture children's imaginations and invest them in learning. Each text is accompanied by a range of exciting resources.

 

Browse the Twinkl Originals Collection to find out more.

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