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Welcome to Aston Hill Editorial

Helen WattsDirector of Aston Hill Editorial, HELEN WATTS, has been working in educational publishing for more than 25 years.

Her experience spans magazine, book and online publishing for children and teachers and she has written and produced fiction, non-fiction and classroom resources on a vast range of topics - from The Olympic Games and the football World Cup to cyber-bullying and teenage fashion.

Her debut novel for teenagers, One Day in Oradour, set in France during World War II, was published in May 2013 by A&C Black and has been selected by Julia Eccleshare as June Book of the Month on

Find out more about Helen, the services she provides through Aston Hill Editorial, and how you can book an author talk or school workshop.

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One Day In Oradour

A village destroyed, a child who survived

"A profound WW2 book not to be missed" Lovereading4kids

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon

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Now available to download from Bloomsbury: FREE One Day In Oradour Teachers' Resources.

Planning your phonics sessions for the autumn term?

Make Phonics Fun group covers

Make Phonics Fun - Autumn

One of three books in the series, Make Phonics Fun, covers topics for the Autumn term. Find out more and order your copy now.

Make Phonics Fun is featured in the National Literacy Association's Guide to Literacy Resources. Read the review


Building Blocks

Building Blocks - Early Years Foundation StageBuilding Blocks - Early Years Foundation Stage

Themed activities for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Written by Kay Clifford, Sue Waters and Helen Watts, this modular series comes in two age groups: 2 to 3 years (24-48 months) and 4 to 5 years (48 to 60 months) and covers each of the key Areas of Learning within the revised EYFS curriculum.

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