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FUNDRAISING FOR CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT CHARITY - WINSTON'S WISH

Lemon Drop Books are donating £3 from every sale of Otis Lemon & The Magic Scooter in November to help support bereaved children - just enter the code WINSTONSWISH at the checkout. This is a cause really close to Mark’s heart and one that we hope you’ll support. Please share and let’s make a real difference to children struggling with loss.

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MARK LEMON INTERVIEW WITH MAMAZOU

Mark Lemon is a dad of two mixed race kids: Otis and Thea. While Otis and Thea loved all the classics, Mark couldn’t help but wonder if there were any books out there with characters that looked like his children. Disillusioned by the woeful lack of diverse characters in children’s books, he took matters into his own hands and started penning his books during his daily commute. Since then, Mark has currently sold over 500 books through his own website and his books are now available in Waterstones, Foyles and Amazon and independent bookstores throughout his home town of Bristol. He provides books to local children’s hospital libraries and has worked closely with a number of primary schools having created...

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WATERSTONES STORYTELLING

On Sunday 18th September, Lemon Drop Books kicked off Waterstones storytelling season; reading our latest book Otis Lemon and the Magic Scooter. We were extremely pleased to collaborate with the Bristol bookshop to promote our children's stories. A very BIG thank you to all the children and parents who came out to support this fantastic event!

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THEA LEMON & HER SUPER SPORTY GODMOTHER MARK LEMON’S NEWEST STORY IS THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER

Mark Lemon returns with the latest children’s story in his series: Thea Lemon & her Super Sporty Godmother. Set in a spectacularly snowy wonderland, Mark’s latest story is the perfect stocking filler this Christmas. Another magical tale unfolds as Thea takes on the world skiing champion in this beautifully designed book that kids (and parents) will love. Mark’s latest book comes hot off the heels of his success at the Junior Magazine awards where his debut story, Otis Lemon & The Spectacular Submarine was awarded the Platinum Design Award for outstanding design features. Mark’s books are becoming hugely popular amongst families, especially those looking for stories that feature non-white characters. Mark’s latest story is another celebration of diversity in literature....

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MARK LEMON’S DEBUT BOOK, OTIS LEMON & THE SPECTACULAR SUBMARINE WINS PLATINUM JUNIOR DESIGN AWARD 2016

  LONDON, July 29th 2016 The debut children’s book from dad-author Mark Lemon, Otis Lemon & The Spectacular Submarine, has just been awarded the Platinum Junior Design Award 2016 in the Children’s book of the year (with words) (within last 12 months) category. The awards, organised by Junior Magazine, recognise the finest modern toys and books. The Platinum Award is the highest accolade possible and is reserved for those products that go above and beyond the high judging standards and showcase immaculate design. Disillusioned with the lack of diversity in children’s books, Mark (with two mixed-race children of his own) decided to create a series of exciting story books with non-white characters. With thrilling tales and beautiful adventures, the Otis...

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