Welcome to the world of award winning author, Gareth P. Jones: a world of dragon detectives, murderous twins, family secrets, bureaucratic ghosts, Victorian magic, ninja meerkats and the occasional talking mushroom.


This half term Gareth will be throwing two dinosaur parties with live music, silliness and a real baby dinosaur and then rounding off the week with a Halloween event including live dead people.

Tuesday 28th October, 10:30: Gareth will be dropping into Tales on Moon Lane, Herne Hill. Click here for details.

Thursday 30th October, 09:30: As part of Storystock, Gareth will be bringing the dino party to Bush Theatre alongside a host of other great children’s authors. Click here to book tickets.

Friday 31st October 11am and 2pm: Come to a Southend funeral parlour for a Halloween party with a difference. Have your face painted and scare yourself silly as Gareth takes you on a spooky journey into life after death and death after death. Click here to book tickets if you dare.

The Dinosaur’s are Having a Party

The Dinosaur’s are having a party.
It starts precisely at three.
But I’m a boy not a dinosaur
So I’m pleased they’ve invited me.

Published by Andersen and available now. The illustrations are by the super talented Garry Parsons and you can listen to The Dino Boogie here.

The Society of Thirteen

1891, London. Lord Ringmore has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death, he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. The Society of Thirteen is formed to investigate this mysterious object, but when thieving orphans Tom and Esther steal the book, they realise that it holds the key to a frightening, awesome and terrifying power known as Conjury. When a mysterious mangey magpie and a black cat with an agenda also show interest in the book, Tom and Esther learn that Conjury has a much darker side.

Watch the trailer here or listen to the song here

The Ninja Meerkats

There are now ten books in the Ninja Meerkat series. Small, furry and deadly, the Clan of the Scorpion consists of four meerkats trained in the ancient martial art known as the Way of the Scorpion. Follow the team as Chuck, Jet, Bruce and Donnie high kick, power punch and karate chop their way around the world, battling their enemy, The Ringmaster and meeting such deadly foes that as kickboxing kangaroos, sudden death sloths, Shoalin monkeys, powerful pelicans, attacking statues, moaning mummies, and endlessly evil circus acts.

Check out Videos to hear the world famous Ninja Meerkat Rap.

Constable & Toop

Sam Toop lives in a funeral parlour and has the ability to see and hear every ghost in London. Trouble is afoot on the ‘other side’ when a ghost clerk called Lapsewood discovers that the haunted houses of London are losing their ghosts. And a haunted house needs a ghost. Without it, the house could draw something far more sinister from the other side.

Watch the trailer or listen to the song here.