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Just quietly leaving this here so I remember the time I was mentioned in a @thebookseller article with SHUGGIE BAIN and @Doug_D_Stuart... and know that I didn’t just dream it. 🤩 #IndieBookAwards 💛❤️🌈 #RainBeforeRainbows @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Just quietly leaving this here so I remember the time I was mentioned in a @thebookseller article with SHUGGIE BAIN and @Doug_D_Stuart... and know that I didn’t just dream it. 🤩 #IndieBookAwards 💛❤️🌈 #RainBeforeRainbows

Very. VERY. Proud. Love this award and the BRILLIANT booksellers behind it. And so thankful to @dc_litchfield who created ACTUAL magic in this book. 💛❤️🌈 #indiebookawards @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Very. VERY. Proud. Love this award and the BRILLIANT booksellers behind it. And so thankful to @dc_litchfield who created ACTUAL magic in this book. 💛❤️🌈 #indiebookawards

Thanks so much for the LOVELY #Nibbies messages yesterday. It was a thrill to be part of - a real career highlight. Delighted for all the winners and shortlistees... 

And LOOK at I’M STICKING WITH YOU hanging out with lovely @laurenlaverne all night!! 🥰 #BritishBookAwards @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Thanks so much for the LOVELY #Nibbies messages yesterday. It was a thrill to be part of - a real career highlight. Delighted for all the winners and shortlistees... And LOOK at I’M STICKING WITH YOU hanging out with lovely @laurenlaverne all night!! 🥰 #BritishBookAwards

What a night! So great to celebrate the #Nibbies with Steve, @simonkids_UK & my fab agent @JodieHodges31 🥰Mega congratulations to @DavidOlusoga - a very worthy winner! SO chuffed to have been shortlisted with such wonderful books. THANK YOU @thebookseller #BritishBookAwards @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

What a night! So great to celebrate the #Nibbies with Steve, @simonkids_UK & my fab agent @JodieHodges31 🥰Mega congratulations to @DavidOlusoga - a very worthy winner! SO chuffed to have been shortlisted with such wonderful books. THANK YOU @thebookseller #BritishBookAwards

Mostly though, I’m thankful with all my heart to #SteveSmall for saying YES to this story and bringing his unique wit and wisdom. I love it SO MUCH and, no matter what happens today, I hope this book we’ve created will be loved by many... forever. 🐻❤️🐿 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Mostly though, I’m thankful with all my heart to #SteveSmall for saying YES to this story and bringing his unique wit and wisdom. I love it SO MUCH and, no matter what happens today, I hope this book we’ve created will be loved by many... forever. 🐻❤️🐿

Here’s a reminder of ALL the STELLAR titles on the shortlist... by @amateuradam @HenryPaker @RobBiddulph @DavidOlusoga @JackieMorrisArt @RobGMacfarlane Katherine Rundell... and of course by Steve Small @STUDIOAKA and me. Good luck one and all! 💛 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Here’s a reminder of ALL the STELLAR titles on the shortlist... by @amateuradam @HenryPaker @RobBiddulph @DavidOlusoga @JackieMorrisArt @RobGMacfarlane Katherine Rundell... and of course by Steve Small @STUDIOAKA and me. Good luck one and all! 💛

TODAY’S THE DAY!! I have no illusions (delusions?) of winning... I’m just enormously happy to see I’M STICKING WITH YOU in the running... the ONLY picture book going to the #Nibbies #BritishBookAwards #ImStickingWithYou 💕 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

TODAY’S THE DAY!! I have no illusions (delusions?) of winning... I’m just enormously happy to see I’M STICKING WITH YOU in the running... the ONLY picture book going to the #Nibbies #BritishBookAwards #ImStickingWithYou 💕

Happy birthday to these brill new books! What a burst of sunshine! Bravo @Emmett_Cath @gumdraw @MaryAliceEvans @Chris_Jev @frankcottrell_b & @StevenLenton ☀️ @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Happy birthday to these brill new books! What a burst of sunshine! Bravo @Emmett_Cath @gumdraw @MaryAliceEvans @Chris_Jev @frankcottrell_b & @StevenLenton ☀️

It was SURREAL having two books competing against each other on the #OscarsBookPrize shortlist... so now it’s done I will cheer for them and for BOTH my GENIUS co-creators @dc_litchfield & Steve Small... and for the GLORIOUS fact I get to make books with them!! 🌈🐻💛🐿 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

It was SURREAL having two books competing against each other on the #OscarsBookPrize shortlist... so now it’s done I will cheer for them and for BOTH my GENIUS co-creators @dc_litchfield & Steve Small... and for the GLORIOUS fact I get to make books with them!! 🌈🐻💛🐿

@CicaSparano Wonderful!! I think your Year 1s might very much enjoy these too... but then I’m a little biased! 😊 📚 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

@CicaSparano Wonderful!! I think your Year 1s might very much enjoy these too... but then I’m a little biased! 😊 📚

STILL cannot believe this is real but... just one week to go!! So utterly proud of I’M STICKING WITH YOU and the massive love that has got it here... 💕 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

STILL cannot believe this is real but... just one week to go!! So utterly proud of I’M STICKING WITH YOU and the massive love that has got it here... 💕

Great news! Wonderful @FloellaBenjamin will be reading #IllNeverLetYouGo by @aliscribble & ME on CBeebies tonight... and it will be signed for #DeafAwarenessWeek 💕 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Great news! Wonderful @FloellaBenjamin will be reading #IllNeverLetYouGo by @aliscribble & ME on CBeebies tonight... and it will be signed for #DeafAwarenessWeek 💕

@SwapnaHaddow @dc_litchfield @WalkerBooksUK @BIGPictureBooks @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

@SwapnaHaddow @dc_litchfield @WalkerBooksUK @BIGPictureBooks

@dc_litchfield @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

@dc_litchfield

Am SCREAMING my head off!! 🎉LOOK what’s broken into the Nielsen/Amazon Top 50 chart!! Very few picture books on it that aren’t a celebrity or JD title, so feeling MIGHTY proud of Rain Before Rainbows, @dc_litchfield (and myself)!! THANK YOU EVERYONE #RainBeforeRainbows 🤩❤️🌈 @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Am SCREAMING my head off!! 🎉LOOK what’s broken into the Nielsen/Amazon Top 50 chart!! Very few picture books on it that aren’t a celebrity or JD title, so feeling MIGHTY proud of Rain Before Rainbows, @dc_litchfield (and myself)!! THANK YOU EVERYONE #RainBeforeRainbows 🤩❤️🌈

So lovely to celebrate the power of books to build empathy. #EmpathyDay @EmpathyLabUK @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

So lovely to celebrate the power of books to build empathy. #EmpathyDay @EmpathyLabUK

See you soon, Cardiff kids! 👋🏽 @CDFKidsLitFest @simonkids_UK @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

See you soon, Cardiff kids! 👋🏽 @CDFKidsLitFest @simonkids_UK

Feels fitting to get my first vaccination on publication day for the RAIN BEFORE RAINBOWS paperback 💕 When I wrote it I never dreamt of what was coming… I’m so glad my words and @dc_litchfield’s art have brought comfort and a little light in a dark time 🌈 #RainBeforeRainbows @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Feels fitting to get my first vaccination on publication day for the RAIN BEFORE RAINBOWS paperback 💕 When I wrote it I never dreamt of what was coming… I’m so glad my words and @dc_litchfield’s art have brought comfort and a little light in a dark time 🌈 #RainBeforeRainbows

Hurrah!! Just one more sleep until #RainBeforeRainbows, written by me and illustrated by @dc_litchfield is out in stunning PAPERBACK... 💛❤️🌈 @WalkerBooksUK @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Hurrah!! Just one more sleep until #RainBeforeRainbows, written by me and illustrated by @dc_litchfield is out in stunning PAPERBACK... 💛❤️🌈 @WalkerBooksUK

Here’s to you @annemcneil!! It’s been lovely working with you xx @HachetteKids @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Here’s to you @annemcneil!! It’s been lovely working with you xx @HachetteKids

Happy birthday to ALL the books out today. Am v pleased to be sharing a book birthday with these TOTAL stunners from #SteveSmall and @NadiaShireen. @SmritiPH Smriti Halls Videos and pictures

Happy birthday to ALL the books out today. Am v pleased to be sharing a book birthday with these TOTAL stunners from #SteveSmall and @NadiaShireen.