Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson is the bestselling author of over 40 children’s books including ‘The World Made a Rainbow’, ‘She Rex’, ‘There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes’, ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting’, ‘Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry’, the ‘Goodnight Spaceman’ series and many, many more. Her books are published all over the world and feature in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the BookTrust Book Start scheme.

Michelle moved to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia from England in 2021. She is a hugely popular author in the UK, where she spent over a decade regularly performing in schools, libraries and at literary festivals. She loves visiting schools and is passionate about nurturing a love of literacy through encouraging reading and writing for pleasure.

“The kids got so much out of it – and the staff were buzzing, too!”
– Heronswood Primary School

“Thank you SO much for an amazing, interactive, ​exciting and inspiring morning. We LOVED it!”
– St Pius-X Catholic Primary School

“All the children and staff thought you were just beyond AMAZING.
They couldn’t believe what a fantastic experience it was. You are the best author we have ever had! THANK YOU so much!”
– Woodbank Primary School


Candlewick / Walker Books
Isabelle and the Crooks
Witch in Training
Tooth Fairy in Training
The Pawed Piper
Planet Football

Do Not Disturb the Dragons
Do Not Mess With the Mermaids
Do Not Panic the Pixies
The World Made a Rainbow
She Rex
Grandmas From Mars
The Thunk
A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting

When Cucumber Lost His Cool
When Ice Cream Had a Meltdown
The Day the Banana Went Bad
When Jelly Had a Wobble
The Pumpkin Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Kane Miller / Farshore
1,2,3 Do The Robot
1,2,3 Do The Dinosaur
1,2,3 Do The Shark

Henry Holt / Simon & Schuster
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

Peachtree / Andersen Press
Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry
Trains, Boats and Planes
Ten Fat Sausages

Goodnight Tractor
Goodnight Digger
Goodnight Spaceman
Goodnight Pirate
Goodnight Santa

…and many more!


Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award
Laugh Out Loud Book Awards
Sheffield Book Awards
North Somerset Teacher’s Book Awards
Junior Library Guild selection

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure that each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those with no professional publications (yet!) or a few short professional publications (i.e., poems, stories, or essays in literary magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks).
  • Emerging writers: those with numerous professional publications and/or one book-length publication.
  • Established writers/authors: those with two book-length publications or the equivalent in book-length and short publications.
  • Professional authors: those with more than two book-length publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” creative writing workshops, which provide more opportunities for participant-to-participant feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca