An award winning writer of fiction, short stories, novels and picture books, with extensive experience of working creatively with young children, teenagers and adults in schools libraries and prisons in the UK and abroad.
Offers interactive storytelling sessions, talks, readings and a range of writing workshops.
More information can be found on her website at www.miriammoss.com
FICTION - PICTURE BOOKS:
Girl on a Plane Andersen Press/Penguin Random 2015
Doctor Molly’s Medicine Case Walker Books, 2015
Matty in a Mess Andersen 2009
Matty Takes Off! Andersen, 2008
This is the reef Frances Lincoln, 2008
Bedtime, Billy Bear! Macmillan 2007
This is the Reef Frances Lincoln 2007
Spotty Dotty Orchard, 2005
Bare Bear Hodder, 2005
This is the Oasis Frances Lincoln, 2005
Jungle Song Frances Lincoln, 2004
Come back Soon Hodder, 2003
I Forgot to Say I love You Macmillan, 2003
Bad Hare Day Bloomsbury, 2003
The Best Dog in the World Macmillan, 2003
The Horse Girl Frances Lincoln, 2002
Scritch Scratch Orchard , 2001
Wibble, Wobble Orchard, 2001
Smudge's New House Gullane, 2001
I'll be your Friend, Smudge Gullane, 2001
Smudge's Grumpy Day Gullane, 2001
It's my turn, Smudge! Gullane, 2001
This is the Tree Frances Lincoln, 2000
The Snow Bear Templar, 2000
The Sunshine Cat Orchard, 1999
Arctic Song Frances Lincoln, 1999
The Snoops Templar, 1998
Jigsaw Templar, 1997
Windswept Hazar, 1997
Caramel and Vanille~Adventures On Their Magic Carpet
~ Adventures Down Under Hazar, 1996
Poetry in Hello New! (Anthology. John Agard) Orchard, 2000
Poetry in Sounds like Poetry (Maggie Walker) David Fulton 2002
Early Years Concept Books:
Take a walk on a rainbow Hodder, 1999
Buzzing Bee's 1 2 3 Hodder, 1999
What's that shape? Hodder, 1999
One Day it was Wet
Am I a Cat?
Can I Have Some? C U P, 1999
Kim and the Computer Mouse
Kim and the Missing Paintpot
Kim and the Shape Dragon
Kim and the Bin Giant Heinemann, 1997
NON FICTION INFORMATION BOOKS:
Vitamins in Food Wayland 1995
Fibre in Food Wayland 1995
The Weather in Spring Wayland 1994
The Weather in Summer Wayland 1994
The Weather in Autumn Wayland 1994
The Weather in Winter Wayland 1994
Castles Simon& Schuster 1993
Keep Fit Wayland1992
Eat Well Wayland 1992
Be Positive Wayland 1992
Fruit A & C Black 1991
Eggs A & C Black 1990
Fashion Model Wayland 1990
Fashion Photographer Wayland1990
Fashion Designer Wayland1990
Street Fashion Wayland1990
The Fashion Industry Wayland1989
Women and Business Wayland 1989
In The Pond Macdonald1988
The Schools' Librarian Wayland 1988
Easter Wayland 1988
The School Nurse Wayland1988
Working Clothes Wayland 1988
Clothes in Hot Weather Wayland 1988
Clothes in Cold Weather Wayland1988
Fashionable Clothes Wayland 1988
Children's Clothes Wayland 1988
Traditional Costumes Wayland 1988
Language and Writing Wayland 1987
Fairs and Circuses Wayland 1987
Zoos Wayland 1987
Ancient China Wayland 1987
The Victorians Wayland 1986
The American West Wayland 1986
Great Explorers Wayland 1986
The Crusades Wayland 1986
A Schoolchild in World War 11 Wayland1988
A Norman Baron Wayland1987
A Slave in Ancient Greece Wayland1986
Miriam Moss worked with me when I was Head of Public Programmes at the Hayward Gallery. Together with sound/video artist Claudia Lee she helped develop and run a project over the course of half a term with Year 7 students from two schools in London, both in areas of significant social disadvantage.
Out of an initial idea from the Hayward team, Miriam worked with the teachers' representative and two teachers to develop an in-depth study of the work of British artist, Malcolm Morley, whose retrospective exhibition filled the five large galleries that make up the Hayward. Themes of travel and the sea were selected to stimulate the students and it was Miriam who suggested the students begin their project with a trip out to the coast, in order to develop observational writing skills from their journey and the sea. At the same time, they recorded the sounds from the seaside.
The project developed in the Gallery and at school, and Miriam led the students to make closely observed and astute readings of Morley's work, bringing to bear further research and information, such as the artist's interviews and biographical context. Students then wrote poetry based on their understanding of particular works; it was evident they had learnt how to 'read' the paintings, but they also learnt how to imagine themselves into Morley's shoes. The poetry was exceptionally good. They worked with Claudia to record elements of the poems on to CD, for other Gallery visitors to hear, and extracts of the poems were included in billboard posters outside Southwark tube station to advertise the exhibition and its summer holiday children's programme.
Miriam was a model project leader and 'artist'. She was very thorough in her preparations, she was utterly clear with everyone, and followed up between sessions. She demanded (and obtained) high standards of the students, the Gallery and the teachers. The results were exemplary, and very powerful. As I no longer work at the Gallery I don't have the evaluative report to hand but I remember extremely positive feedback from the teachers. The project became for me a model for future projects, largely because of Miriam's leadership and delivery.
Head of Interpretation and Education, Tate, London
Miriam was invited to Nottingham to collect her prize as a winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Award in 2003 (then called the 'Experian Big 3 Award'). Her book 'Wibble Wobble' had been chosen by local children aged 5-7yrs as their favourite paperback of the year.
Miriam held some excellent workshops during the Award Day for school groups, with children who knew her book well. They learnt at first hand about the process of turning ideas into stories and listened as their favourite was brought to life by the author herself. Children, parents and teachers really warmed to Miriam's personality and delivery.
We followed this up by inviting Miriam to return and work with a class of children from an inner City school and had missed out on the Award Day. She arranged to personally contact the teacher well in advance of their visit to the library, and ensured that the session was planned to fit with the age and skills of the children. The result was a rewarding visit for all concerned and produced some imaginative work, which was further developed once back in school.
I would be very pleased to invite Miriam back to Nottingham anytime and have no hesitation in recommending her to colleagues.
Senior Librarian, Children's and Young People's Services, Nottingham City Libraries
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