Katy Sobey - Little, Brown Book Group

Katy Sobey



Katy Sobey Biography
Katy is from Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Theatre includes: Orpheus & Eurydice (Insane Root, Suspension Bridge Vaults), Rocky: A Horror
Show (The Wardrobe Theatre), The Woodlanders (Hammerpuzzle/Cheltenham Everyman), Othello
(Stafford Gatehouse), Here Be Monsters (UK Tour), Hot Air (Tobacco Factory Theatre/Myrtle
Theatre Co.), King John (Hammerpuzzle/The Egg), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK Tour), Flood
(Bike Shed Theatre), Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Little Wolf/Loughborough Town Hall), Early
Doors (Edinburgh Festival) and The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Wanamaker Festival, The Globe).
Katy has appeared in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, including Tess In Winter, The All-Clear,
The Shining Heart and Writing the Century: The Dock. She has also featured in multiple episodes
of Poetry Please with Roger McGough.
On television, Katy has appeared on BBC 1's daytime drama, The Indian Doctor.
Katy has recorded numerous audiobooks and is a featured artist on Audible UK's Narrator's
Greatest Hits. She is the voice of the popular young adult series, Geek Girl.

Hachette Audio

The Gentle Parenting Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Hachette Audio

The Second Baby Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues that need to be considered when bringing a second child into the family. In this incredibly helpful book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith helps parents feel more positive and prepared for life with two children.The book begins with the obvious question: when is the right time to add another member to the family? It then goes on to examine the specific issues that can arise with a second pregnancy and birth; the common concerns about siblings, such as how to prepare your firstborn for what's to come; how to cope with the practicalities of life with two young children (aka actually managing to get anything done!); and the feelings parents are likely to experience, too.The Second Baby Book examines all the questions and issues Sarah herself faced second time around, as well as sharing the experiences of the many parents who have sought her advice. It also highlights what scientific studies reveal about such issues as the spacing of children and the differences between first and second births. Practical, insightful and honest, this book will help you understand the challenges ahead but, more importantly, it will equip you to meet them with knowledge, confidence and a sense of excitement for the future.

Hachette Audio

Everything About You

Heather Child
Authors:
Heather Child
Hachette Audio

The Little Italian Bakery

Valentina Cebeni
Authors:
Valentina Cebeni

'A true feast for the senses' Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen. But her mother is in a coma, and the family bakery is failing. Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered questions about her mother's childhood - Edda was a secretive woman. The only clue is a family heirloom: a necklace inscribed with the name of an island.Elettra buys a one-way ticket to that island, just off the coast of Sardinia. Once there, she discovers a community of women, each lost in their own way. They live in a crumbling convent, under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan. It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past. She also falls in love again: with friendship, baking and adventure.____________Readers love The Little Italian Bakery: 'This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello; zesty, fresh and mouthwatering!''A beautifully written book which I loved from the first page''It transports you away to a wonderful setting filled with tantalising scents and experiences and really makes you want to book a holiday' 'A lovely, uplifting, feel-good story that I literally devoured in one sitting' 'This book is one that touches the soul'

Hachette Audio

The Gentle Eating Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Most parents worry about their child's eating at some point. Common concerns include picky eating in toddlerhood, sweet cravings and vegetable avoidance in the early school years and dieting and worries about weight in the tween and teenage years. The Gentle Eating Book will help parents to understand their child's eating habits at each age. Starting from birth, the book covers how to start your child off with the most positive approach to eating, whether they are breast or bottle-fed. Parents of older babies will find information about introducing solids, feeding at daycare and when to wean off of breast or formula milk. For parents with toddlers and older children, Sarah includes advice on picky eating and food refusal, overeating, snacking and navigating eating at school, while parents of tweens and teens will find information on dieting, peer pressure, promoting a positive body image and preparing children for future eating independence. At each age The Gentle Eating Book will help parents to feed their child in a manner that will set up positive eating habits for life.

Hachette Audio

Little Alf

Hannah Russell
Authors:
Hannah Russell

There was once born a very little pony. Being quite so little, he was rejected by his herd, and the future looked bleak. A few fields over, a young girl was coming to terms with the fact that she would never be able to ride again. Unknowingly, they were about to change each other's lives . . .The pony was Little Alf, a Shetland pony with dwarfism, and the girl, Hannah, who rescued him aged sixteen. From charity work and building a business together, they became constant companions, though there have been a few casualties along the way - mainly garden ornaments and the neighbours' vegetables.Little Alf is the story of their life together - the adventures and the mischievous behaviour of the most adorable little pony.

Hachette Audio

The Gentle Potty Training Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

'A practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood' - Green Parent Book of the MonthGurgle's Honest Read for DecemberHow to make potty training stress free for you and your childThe Gentle Potty Training Book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwell-Smith advocates an approach that is based on your child's unique developmental stage - because the gentlest, easiest and most effective potty training happens when you work with your child as a team.Sarah's advice includes: * Recognising the physical and emotional signs that your child is ready* How to talk to your child about potty training and prepare them emotionally* What you need to get started - the practicalities* How to respond to accidents and setbacks* Potty training your child when you're in full-time work or co-parenting* The when and how of night-time potty training* What to do after previous false startsComprehensive, practical and realistic, Sarah's advice will give you the necessary understanding and confidence to make potty training a smooth process for you and your child.

Hachette Audio

If You Knew Her

Emily Elgar
Authors:
Emily Elgar
Hachette Audio

The Gentle Discipline Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Do you want to raise a well-behaved, happy child but feel that common forms of discipline used today, which focus on rewarding, excluding or punishing children, don't work for your family?In The Gentle Discipline Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith debunks many commonly held beliefs about punishment and motivation, and provides an alternative approach that will empower you to discipline your child in an effective way and with respect. Gentle discipline is not about mollycoddling your child or being a pushover - it means understanding your child, having realistic expectations of them, and responding to their misbehaviour appropriately. It focuses on teaching and learning, not punishment or rewarding.In her trademark practical style, Sarah offers solutions for coping with the most common discipline challenges, including:- whining and sulking- aggressive and destructive behaviour- not listening and refusal to do things- rudeness and backchat- sibling rivalry- lying- swearing- low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidenceThe advice is appropriate to a wide range of ages, from toddler to teenager, and, if you have been using more traditional form of discipline, it will give you the tools - and the confidence - to change to a more mindful approach.

Hachette Audio

The Gentle Sleep Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Authors:
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The Gentle Sleep Book offers gentle, reassuring and effective solutions to addressing the common sleep problems of newborns to five-year-olds.Sarah Ockwell-Smith's methods don't involve common sleep-training techniques such as controlled crying and pick up/put down, instead she treads a carefully balanced line between the needs of sleep-deprived parents and those of the child. The Gentle Sleep Book offers reliable, evidence-based advice on how to approach common issues including frequent waking, night terrors and night dryness, as well as practical suggestions tailored to each developmental stage, such as how to create the perfect sleep environment and bedtime routine, the effect of diet and how to use comfort objects effectively. All the information is supported by in-depth case studied to demonstrate how parents have used the suggestions to address their child's sleep problems.'Sleep is not a battle, it's a balance and in this reassuring book Sarah helps parents find that balance' Saffia Farr, Editor, JUNO magazine'This book should be called The Sleep Bible and needs to be in every parent's bedside drawer' Marneta Viegas, founder of Relax Kids

Hachette Audio

Cleopatra's Shadows

Emily Holleman
Authors:
Emily Holleman