Feisty Billy is an empowering heroine, a brilliant plucky resourceful role model for children everywhere.
Nadia is an important voice in championing diversity: she is supporting Write Now, our pivotal inclusivity programme and recently supported the Great Get Together, in memory of MP Jo Cox. She visited Jo Cox's primary school on the anniversary of her death and spoke to students about diversity, tolerance and acceptance - values which are all powerfully depicted in her books.
Nadia received a mention in the Opera Prima category of the Bologna Ragazzi Prize, won the UKLA award and was shortlisted for the Sainsburys Book Prize, and will be a judge for this prize this year.Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.
Join Billy and Fatcat on their quest to escape Captain Howl in their third thrilling adventure, filled with singing mermaids and sticky toffee eating sharks.
Ahoy there! It's time to sail the ocean blue with Billy and her trusty feline friend, as they embark on a noble seafaring adventure.
Billy and Fatcat find a mysterious message in a bottle at sea. When suddenly something terrible happens: they bump into a pesky pirate and his smelly crew. Oh no!
Fortunately for our courageous twosome, they're no strangers to peril: they always have a trick (or treat) up their sleeves.
Nadia Shireen is back with her third instalment from our favourite heroine and hangry cat.
Explore the other titles from Billy and Fatcat:
Billy and the Beast
Billy and the Dragon
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