Emmanuelle Smith

Emmanuelle Smith, author of Park Life, is an editor and journalist who has worked for the Financial Times, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Big Issue. She holds an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths College, University of London, a BA in Philosophy from the University of Southampton, and qualified teacher status (QTS).

Emmanuelle is half-French and lives next to a big park in Brixton, South London, with her husband, two young children and cat. Apart from writing, Emmanuelle enjoys outdoor swimming, reading comics and graphic novels, drinking coffee and eating sushi. Her favourite children’s authors include Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes.


The Election

It’s election time. Alex’s parents support the party with stripes on its posters. Evie’s parents support the party with spots on its posters. But only one party can win.

The Election colouring in sheets – free download

Lesson ideas for teachers – free download

The Election Video – free download

A North American version of The Election for those who prefer to use mommy rather than mummy is now available to buy here.

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Park Life

All kinds of people and animals use the park. See how many you can spot as they make the most of the whole park from early in the morning until late at night. A beautiful tribute to cultural references as diverse as Blur and Dylan Thomas, and a love poem to south London’s Brockwell Park.

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The Election

It’s election time. Alex’s parents support the party with stripes on its posters. Evie’s parents support the party with spots on its posters. But only one party can win.

The Election colouring in sheets – free download

Lesson ideas for teachers – free download

The Election Video – free download

A North American version of The Election for those who prefer to use mommy rather than mummy is now available to buy here.

ISBN 978-0993077302

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