The Bebingford Bunch – Series of Children’s Books
Written by Lisa Jane Robinson
Illustrated by Alix Cunningham
Our aim is to write a series of kids’ books that bring a light-hearted, yet, honest approach to everyday situations and problems that kids aged 7-11 have to face.
We want to tackle issues that are not currently covered in kids’ books. I aim to do this in a realistic and not ‘sugar-coated’ approach to the many issues kids this age experience every single day.
The Bebingford Bunch – is a series of short stories that overlap, featuring the children off Miss Surekind’s class. We want to write a book for each child in the class. Each one exploring a different topical issue, yet flowing on from each other. With the same characters re-occurring in each book.
The first book in this series is Molly Marvel the Mystical Magician.
This book tells the story of a seemingly spoilt child who gets what she wants, when she wants it. Her world is turned upside-down when her parents tell her that they are expecting a baby. Molly’s only wish is for them to go away, but what would happen if they did?
The moral of this story is ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone’. The book itself covers issues such as what happens when you hear your parents are going to have another baby, learning to share and the book mildly touches on the issue of Bullying.
The second book in the series is currently being written – ‘Trixie Foule, the Coolest Kid in School’, which is a follow on from Molly Marvel as Trixie is Molly’s best friend and will cover the issues of Trixie growing up with lots of brothers and sisters, being the youngest child, and focuses more on issues such as Bullying and poverty. The tagline for this story is ‘Triumph over adversity’.