Kate Saunders has been writing children’s books for two decades and her backlist includes classics such as Beswitched, Magicalamity, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, with her 10th book for children, The Great Reindeer Disaster, publishing this Christmas. She began with the Belfry Witches series, packed with humour and magic, themes that have remained throughout her stories. Kate was a contributor to the 2016 Winnie the Pooh official sequel. Her latest two novels, Five Children on the Western Front and The Land of Neverendings have received rave reviews and awards accolades. Five Children won the Costa and was shortlisted for the Guardian Prize. Both were shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and heralded again and again as the best books of the year by fellow authors and national publications alike. Living in London, Kate is a true storyteller and her magical, wickedly hilarious novels allow young readers to escape their everyday lives into wonderful worlds where they are empowered to explore and enjoy themselves. She is a national treasure.