The winning team from Four Dwellings Academy
Welcome to our book, Curse of the Nomed. We are all students from Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham. In 2018 we took part in the ‘Look at Our Book’ competition to create a story that will help pupils with their move to secondary school. Imagine how excited we were to be crowned winners! We had so much fun working as a team and creating the characters that have been brought to life in this book.
Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Random fact about me: I love Ed Sheeran and was really sad when 1D split up
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: The theme of teamwork and how mysteries were solved at the end
Favourite book: Shadowhunters
Random fact about me: Sarcastic
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: Loved the storyline and the riddles
Favourite book: Harry Potter
Random fact about me: I like BTS and Dan and Phil
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: Character development and their initial meeting
Favourite book: Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Random fact about me: I have 3 siblings
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: Loved the riddles
Favourite book: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Random fact about me: I like cheesecake
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: How the characters save each other
Our Coach Jess
Favourite book: Harry Potter Series
Random fact about me: I have a secret love for honey sandwiches!
Favourite thing about Curse of the Nomed: My favourite thing about the story is that the librarian is a hero!
B B Taylor
Meet B B Taylor – Birmingham based children’s author and daydreamer extraordinaire. With over 15 books released so far and endless others in the pipeline, there are no limits to her imagination. From yetis to zombies to raccoons (yes real ones) and fairies galore, she loves to write about anything that whisks you away from the real world. She has spent the last decade working with children and young people in a variety of roles from sharing stories to teaching about animals and loves travelling and learning new things.
Meet Holly Bushnell – Liverpool based illustrator and mermaid in disguise. Holly has illustrated over 20 books from fairy and monster books to adventures of a little lamb called Lamby. Holly has not only illustrated books but has also illustrated schools too, creating beautiful murals for a range of schools, inspired by classic stories from around the world. She also creates artwork for one off commissions from presents to displays (even a truck once!). Holly can create whole worlds with her artwork as well as turning real life people into avatars too!
Jessica Wilkes Reading
Corporate Responsibility Officer, Wesleyan
Jess raises money for numerous charities and good causes and is the primary driving force behind the whole ‘Look at our book’ project. She is the Corporate Responsibility Officer at Wesleyan, who are so kindly supporting Partnership for Children as their chosen Charity of the Year. Her resourceful and energetic personality is guaranteed to ensure this project is going to be one to be remembered.
Explore Our World
Read about our main characters, the background of the story and how we are supporting Partnership for Children.
Curse of the Nomed at Kingston Libraries
Advice on starting secondary school
Meet author B B Taylor at Staffordshire Libraries!