The Books I Have Been A Part Of...

This is where I will be adding a collection of the books that I have illustrated over the years. I have been been a busy lady and so there are quite a few and the list is still growing.

One of the best places to buy my books is directly from Amazon and this is normally the cheapest place to get them as well.

I hope you like browsing through my collection.

Shelagh McNicolasMobile: 07798 912 903
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Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie

The precocious cousins from the Ellen show host a princess tea party! Following their breakout performance of Nicki Minaj''s "Super Bass" on the Ellen show, Sophia Grace and Rosie became YouTube sensations. After appearing numerous times on Ellen, Sophia Grace and Rosie have resonated with large audiences by dressing up in pink tutus and living out young girls'' princess fantasies! These precocious cousins, ages 9 and 5, have charmed Ellen, her studio audiences, and millions of YouTube viewers with their British accents, delightful banter, … [Read more...]

Help Your Child To Read And Write

An easy-to-use guide filled with activities, games and advice on how to help prepare children for learning to read and write. Arranged in sections according to age from birth to age 11, with information on the key skills of each developmental stage. Includes internet links to literacy websites with information for parents, and games and activities for children. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

Healthy Food For Young Children

A practical guide to helping children learn to enjoy good food and make healthy choices for themselves. Provides information on children's diets based on the latest research, and recipes for simple, healthy meals, snacks and drinks, including recipes children can make for themselves. Includes ideas, suggestions, tips and tactics for getting children to eat well – without spending hours in the kitchen. With internet links to websites with advice and recipes for parents, and games and activities for children We recommend that you buy … [Read more...]

Healthy Food For Babies And Toddlers

A practical guide to help parents make healthy diet choices for their very young children. Filled with nutritional information, recipe ideas, tips, techniques and tactics to get children to eat well from birth, during weaning and up to the age of three. With internet links to websites with advice and recipes for parents. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

Entertaining And Educating Young Children

Easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of five. Covers a wide range of topics including painting and drawing, music, make-believe, books and stories, letters and numbers, food and cooking and active play. Offers advice on TV-watching and young children and computers, and on trips, travelling and celebrations. Each topic includes parenting advice and tips to help make the activities successful. With internet links to useful websites and downloadable pictures and … [Read more...]

Entertaining And Educating Babies And Toddlers

Easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of two and a half. Arranged by age, it covers topics such as keeping babies busy, fun with food, toddler painting, messy fun and much more. Includes information on special needs, ailments, how babies develop and what to expect at each stage. With internet links to websites with parenting advice, downloadable pictures and flashcards and simple online activities. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

A Guide To Potty Training

An easy-to-use guide with tried and tested methods suitable for boys and girls. Includes advice on how to tackle problems that may occur along the way so potty training can take place with the least mess and stress possible. Internet-links to websites with colouring pages, video clips, songs and reward charts. Written in collaboration with leading baby and child experts. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

Ballet Treasury

A treasury of information for young ballet lovers, including ballet steps, putting on a show, and notes on ballet stars and stories. Describes simple warm-up exercises and ballet steps, and how to tell a story and express a character by dancing. Tells the stories of famous ballets, including Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Firebird, Coppelia and Cinderella. Delightfully illustrated and with a padded cover and This book belongs to..'. page. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

Healthy Meals For Young Children 2 – 10 Years

A box of 50 cards with recipes for delicious meals for young children aged two and over. Recipes are grouped by mealtimes and include French toast, chicken fajita wraps, casserole and fruit scones. Each recipe has a list of ingredients and clear, easy-to-follow steps. Includes tips for healthy eating and balanced diets. With internet links to websites with additional recipes, nutritional information and tips to get children to eat well. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

Healthy Meals For Babies And Toddlers: 6+ Months

A box of 50 cards with recipes for delicious meals for babies and toddlers from six months old. Recipes are split into age groups and include apple puree, pea and parmesan risotto and home-made pizza. Each recipe has a list of ingredients and clear, easy-to-follow steps. Includes tips for healthy eating, weaning, fussy eaters and helping babies and toddlers feel involved in the kitchen. With internet links to websites with additional recipes and lots more information about feeding babies and toddlers. We recommend that you buy … [Read more...]

Happy Baby Book With Bounce-Along CD

Each double page shows a simple routine for parents and babies to perform together, including bouncing, rocking and clapping in time to favourite childhood songs. Songs include "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands", "The big ship sails on the ally-ally-oh" and "The animals went in two by two". Bounce-along music CD provides music for each routine. Robust tabs on the pages enable children to quickly locate their favourite routines. Music arranged and produced by Anthony Marks. We recommend that you buy our books directly … [Read more...]

Little Ballerina Dancing

Each double page shows simple steps to dance to music from famous ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Dance-along ballet music CD provides music for each routine. Robust tabs on the pages enable children to quickly locate their favourite dances. Produced with the help of the Central School of Ballet. Music arranged and produced by Anthony Marks. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

50 Things To Do With Your Baby 0-6 Months

Fifty cards with ideas for very simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with very young babies. Includes ideas for peek-a-boo, using cot mobiles, shaking a rattle and looking at simple pictures on the picture cards provided. An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that helps babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. We recommend that you buy our books directly from amazon … [Read more...]

50 Things To Do With Your Baby 6-12 Months

Fifty cards with ideas for simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with your baby. Includes ideas for simple ball games, sand play and posting things, and using the picture cards as prompts for making animal noises. An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that helps babies learn new skills, find out about the world around them and, most importantly, have fun. Fifty cards with ideas for simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with a baby. Includes ideas for simple ball games, sand play and … [Read more...]

50 Things To Do With Your Baby 12 Months

A pack of cards with ideas and activities for parents and carers to do with very young children to aid their development. It contains 50 simple activities, games, rhymes and songs designed to encourage development and learning through play. Fifty cards with ideas for very simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with a baby or toddler. Includes ideas for sorting games, finger rhymes, playing with paint and making friends. An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that help babies and toddlers learn new skills, find … [Read more...]

50 Things To Do With Your Toddler

A pack of cards with ideas and activities for parents and carers to do with very young children to aid their development. It contains 50 simple activities, games, rhymes and songs designed to encourage development and learning through play. Fifty cards with ideas for very simple games, songs, action rhymes and other fun things to do with toddlers. Includes ideas for dressing-up games, drawing, making and building and secret dens. An inspiring source of inexpensive ideas that help babies learn new skills, find out about the world … [Read more...]

Poppy Love All That Jazz

It's the start of summer and though school has broken up, Poppy and Zack are attending summer school. As well as tap dancing and doing the cha-cha-cha, the children learn jazz dance, which is unlike anything Poppy has ever done before. She is so caught up in it all that she nearly forgets her birthday – and is in for a big surprise! When Poppy and her family go on holiday to France, Poppy and her brother, Tom, make friends with two children their age, Fabian and Josette. Josette teaches Poppy some new dances – and Poppy ends up doing a … [Read more...]

Poppy Love Goes for Gold

In this, the seventh title of the series, Poppy Love, aspiring ballroom dancer, and her friends are busy preparing for the big competition in Blackpool – and everyone is very excited! But Zack, Poppy's partner, trips over Poppy's dog, Lucky, and breaks his wrist. Will he be able to dance in the Nationwide Finals, which are only six weeks away? Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Walker (7 Jun 2010) Language: English Author: Natasha May Illustrated: Shelagh McNicholas ISBN-10: 1406320129 ISBN-13: 978-1406320121 We recommend that … [Read more...]

Poppy Love In The Spotlight

Four further stories in this wonderful ballroom dancing series starring Poppy Love. Poppy and her friends practise for their Nationwide Finals by playing a dancing game at Auntie Jill and Uncle Simon's house-warming party; Poppy turns choreographer for the school pantomime of Cinderella – and has to deal with two very difficult ugly sisters! In the third story, Poppy is upset to learn that her Christmas show is on the same night as her brother's carol service and in the fourth, Poppy becomes ill the day before the big Christmas show – will she … [Read more...]

Poppy Love Tango Queen

Four more stories about Poppy Love, aspiring ballroom dancer. Poppy meets a real tango queen – and turns out to be one herself! Poppy joins her friend Mia in celebrating Chinese New Year and Poppy's dream finally comes true when she gets a real dog, Lucky, at last. Poppy and Zack enter a dance competition in Worthing. If they don't place first, can they still win? Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Walker (5 Oct 2009) Language: English Author: Natasha May Illustrated: Shelagh McNicholas ISBN-10: 1406320234 ISBN-13: … [Read more...]

Poppy Love Steps Out

Poppy Love loves to dance! She and her dance partner, Zack, study with Sarah Johnson at the Blue Horizon Dance School in Brighton and are about to enter the South East Juvenile Ballroom Dancing Competition. In this first book of the series they cha-cha-cha, jive, waltz, tango and quickstep, as well as dance the samba at the Southern Counties Festival of Dance. Four action-packed stories filled with dance, music, make-up and dresses - something for every young dancer! Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Walker (4 May 2009) Language: … [Read more...]

Poppy Love Faces the Music

Poppy Love, her dance partner, Zack, and Zack's cousin, Anna, attend a tea dance and dance the waltz for everyone; Poppy turns her brother's birthday party into a real surprise when she and her friends provide the entertainment; Zack loses heart with his dancing - will Poppy lose her partner? Four stories that sparkle in this shining new series about dance. Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Walker (4 May 2009) Language: English Author: Natasha May Illustrated: Shelagh McNicholas ISBN-10: 1406311340 ISBN-13: 978-1406311341 We … [Read more...]

Poppy Love: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Poppy Love lives with her family in Brighton and is an aspiring ballroom dancer. In the third book of this series, Poppy and her dance partner, Zack, learn to do the rock 'n' roll with a little help from grandad; they take their three-dance medal test; Poppy and her dad cha-cha-cha at a new local restaurant; and a new boy joins Poppy's dancing class. Four stories that sparkle in this shining new dance series. Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Walker (4 May 2009) Language: English Author: Natasha May Illustrated: Shelagh … [Read more...]

Poppy Love: Star Turn

Poppy Love lives in Brighton with her family and is an aspiring ballroom dancer. Poppy and the other children at the Blue Horizon Dance Studio put on a performance for the residents at Great Oaks - and learn how the foxtrot is really done! The competition class is doing a medal test - will Poppy and Zack shine in the foxtrot, the rumba and the salsa? Poppy is the best bridesmaid ever at her Aunt Jill's wedding - she even gets everyone to dance the bossa nova! Three further stories that sparkle in this shining new dance series. Paperback: … [Read more...]

Poppy Love Dancing on Air!

This is the ninth book in this delightful series about Poppy Love, aspiring ballroom dancer, and her partner, Zack Bishop, who live in Brighton and attend the Blue Horizon Dance Studio. When Poppy and Zack, as well as their friends Emma and Steve, get parts in a stage show of Bugsy Malone, it turns out to be only the beginning. The children are also chosen to take part in the West End production – and even dance on television. This is the most exciting Poppy Love book yet! Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Walker (2 Jun 2011) Language: … [Read more...]

My Ballet Dream (Tutu Tilly)

A third story about the the delightful budding ballerina Tutu Tilly by an award-winning author and talented illustrator. It's nearly ballet recital day and Tilly has been practising her ballet steps but she's still a little nervous. Then, the night before the big day, she has a wonderful dream and she knows everything is going to be perfect. Little ballerinas will love all the ballet-filled detail of Tutu Tilly's world - from the pretty ballet outfits, the nervous butterflies before the performance and the rounds of applause at the end of … [Read more...]

The Ballet Class (Tutu Tilly)

Join Tilly and her dancing friends as they take their first ballet steps. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The Ballet Class is a beautifully illustrated book about a little girl (also featuring several little boys) in her first ballet classes and concert. It is a favourite with many girls who attends ballet, and presents the story just how it is at their classes. The … [Read more...]

Little Ballet Star

Tilly is back in the limelight! It's Tilly's birthday and she's off to a REAL theatre with her auntie, a REAL ballerina! Join Tilly as she steps backstage to experience the excitement of a ballet performance, from the dressing rooms to centre stage! But will Tilly be given the chance to dance under the spotlight? Will she live out her ultimate dream? This is the magical sequel to the bestselling The Ballet Class. Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Orchard (22 May 2008) Language: English Little Ballet Star Hachette Children's … [Read more...]