Meet M. G. Leonard – 10am 28 May

M. G. Leonard is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children’s books for all ages. Her books have been translated into over forty languages. The Highland Falcon Thief, written with Sam Sedgman, just won the 2021 British Book Award for Children’s Fiction.

She burst onto the literary scene with her quirky debut Beetle Boy, and is now a vice president of insect charity Buglife. She and her beetles have appeared on Blue Peter, Springwatch Unsprung, Countryfile, Meet the Author with James Naughtie, Sky News, and featured in the BBC documentary, The Bug Couple. A TV series based on the Beetle Boy books is currently in development.

Visit M. G. Leonard’s website here, where you’ll find loads of great videos.

You can buy Twitch online from Amazon, or support your local bookshop here (don’t forget to choose your bookshop).


Check out books by M. G. Leonard from Gloucestershire Libraries – many titles are available to click and collect – click here.

From the internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series, comes the first book in The Twitchers, a brand new mystery adventure series celebrating friendship, bravery and the incredible world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch!

Can a birdwatcher outwit an escaped convict?

Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching. On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot?

Praise for Twitch:
“Enthralling from beginning to end, it really touched my young bird-loving heart.” Dara McAnulty, author of Diary of a Young Naturalist
“Birds, mystery and fowl play! What more could you want?” Gill Lewis
“Twitch is a compelling read – an adventure mystery with birds – what more could any reader want?!” Stephen Moss, author, birder and producer of Springwatch




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