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August 2017 (the future)

Will see the publication of Simon's 3rd Moonlight School title: Cat Learns To Listen at Moonlight School (Nosy Crow, £6.99 ISBN: 1788000129). Ali Pye once again comes up with new and delicious colours of night! Also published this August, Fluffywuffy (Frances Lincoln, hardback) illustrated by Matt Robinson.

June 2017 (the present) 

News of the absolutely now! 

The Thing (also see homepage, though that's not the real cover!) is published this month by Egmont, ISBN: 1405283718. It's really quite DIFFERENT to what Simon has done before and marks the beginning of a hopefully long and delightful relationship with the remarkble Daniel Egneus. 

Trailer music to celebrate the publication of The Thing can be heard here.


Earlier in 2017 (the past)

Simon's One Minute Play Now I Am Five for VIsible Fictions' Now I Am (one of many by many written to celebrate the company's 25 anniversary) was filmed in two different ways (as a monologue, and as part of a short (but not THAT short) film. The monologue can be seen on the Visible Fictions website here.

December 2015


News of unprecedented delight: the admirable and talented theatre company Visible Fictions will be staging a production of Simon's book A Ladder to the Stars at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen form the 7th until Christmas eve. Here's abit more information: 

'Brought to the stage through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams. 

The shows director Douglas Irvine commented: "Being a local lad from the North-east I am excited to create this show with The Lemon Tree.

"Simon Puttock's original story is a gift to work on and I am looking forward to bringing the magic alive on stage. Creating work for such a young audience fills the process with possibility as a young imagination can take you anywhere!"'

Most gratifying!  


September 2015 


Simon is short-listed for the 2016 Scottish Children's Book Awards for Mouse's First Night ant Moonlight School. (An hurray!) (And he won!)

 Simon also releases his first ever musical composition: The Night Bell - a piece for that very same Moonlight School! It can be listened to, and even purchased from, the redoubtable website Bandcamp, here.  (Further jubilations!)

 And as if that weren't enough, his Oxford Reading Tree independent reader Snoot is published. It is illustrated by the talented Thomas Docherty and Simon's really rather proud of it.