Dee Shulman

Children's author, Author/Illustrator

Available for:
After dinner speaking



Federation of Children's Books Award Shortlist
Parents Magazine Book of the Month
Radio 4 'Treasure Island' recommended

Adults, 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


Dee Shulman is the best-selling author/illustrator of over 50 books for children, including the innovative, immensely popular Polly Price's Secret Diary series. Find out more at 

 'The fantastic new must-have story ...You'll be laughing out loud!' BBC Switch

'Bubbly, bright and bang up-to-date, ...the innovation Dee Shulman here brings to books ...matches the innovation the change from black-and-white to technicolor broadcasting must have effected!' - Jake Hope Lancashire's Cultural Services

    '...a real hit for young readers ... charming full-colour illustrations and interactive concept.' - 4girlz 

In 2012 Penguin published the first book (Fever) in Dee's epic new teen sci-fi romance (The Parallon Trilogy)Delirium (book 2) was published May 2nd 2013 & Afterlife (book 3) will be available in 2014. Find out more at

 'Full of twists, immaculately researched...exciting and unpredictable.' The Independent

 '...a page-turning intellectual teen read ... TIP TOP TERRIFIC!' Waterstones,Thanet

 '...that rare gem of a book that I can't stop thinking about ..Outstanding!' Waterstones, Cardiff 

'It's a great ride with evocative settings and intense emotion' SFX 

'...superbly researched... vivid...captivating and passionate' L&SE Libraries

'Completely addictive and if I could have read it in one sitting I would have done... an excellet and compulsive read which has left me wanting more.'

Dee's other titles include: Hetty the Yeti, Cry in the Dark, Aunt Bella's Cat, My Mum, the Magenta Mouse series, Katy's Special Tooth, and Silly Sausage. 

Dee loves going into schools and sharing her experiences and methods with children of all ages, and she's keen to encourage their own creativity. Talks and demonstrations are normally accompanied by writing and/or drawing workshops. These are designed in consultation with teachers. Workshops tend to work best in class-sized groups, talks/demonstrations can be to larger numbers. Find out more at:

"Just wanted to let you know how much the children, and adults, enjoyed your visit. The sessions were great: we had really positive feedback from everyone. Year 6 are continuing the diary-writing as one of the literacy units next term! Thank you for making it so great - I hope we can book you again in the future" L. H Lavender School, Middx  

"Thank you so much for today. I had very positive feedback from all the classes and the children really enjoyed your sessions…The teachers are now all planning to do follow up work on story writing after your session, each class are going to make their own class book of short stories…" K.M Perivale Primary School, Ealing

"All the teachers have said how well their children thought the visit went and what lovely discussions they have had with their forms subsequently. Think a lot of diaries may well be written as holiday work in the near future…!" R.K Dragon School, Oxford

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Polly Price's Totally Secret Diary On Stage in America (isbn:9781862304239)
Wonderful, eye-catching young fiction from author/illustrator Dee Shulman that all young girls will be instantly drawn to. Designed to look like a girl's real diary, with full-colour illustrations.
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Polly Price's Totally Secret Diary Reality TV Nightmare (isbn:9781862304246)
How can you live an ordinary private life if your difficult mother invites a TV crew to come film in your house???
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Polly Price's Totally Secret Diary: Mum in Love (isbn:9781849415422)
Containing events involving extreme danger and dire villainy.
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Fever (isbn:0141340266)
A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless twenty-first-century girl. A mysterious virus unites them ...
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Delirium (isbn:9780141340272)
Neither Seth or Eva could have predicted the devastating chain of events the virus has unleashed.
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Cry in the Dark (isbn:0713672501)
A time-slip ghost story based in the gritty reality of Victorian London.
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Hetty the Yeti (isbn:0713664428)
When her baby brother falls ill, Hetty the Yeti sets off on a journey to ask the great Oracle for help. But will she be able to unravel the scary Oracle's words?
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Magenta and the Ghost Babies (isbn:0713659734)
Magenta the cute ghost mouse and her spooky chums should keep children entertained. The four Magenta titles combine text and pictures, and are suitable for reluctant readers.
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Aunt Bella's Cat (isbn:1842990071)
'...a strong, feisty story, enriched by her own wacky illustrations. Aunt Bella, like her cat, is full of surprises.' The Guardian
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Society of Authors

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Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Young Adult, Educational books

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