Paddy Kempshall

Children's magazine, book and script writing


A graduate of the PPA Editorial Diploma, and BSME Editor of the Year nominee, I have excellent writing skills and an in-depth knowledge of the children's publishing market.

I am an experienced and creative Editor with a proven track record of directing and developing innovative, market-leading titles.


I have also written scripts for multiple BAFTA nominated and award-winning children's TV shows, and am currently writing my own series of picture books.

With nearly 20 years experience of publishing both books and magazines for children, I have also been writing for children's TV since 2010.


Formerly the Editor of CBeebies Weekly magazine at BBC Worldwide, I am now Egmont's Global Content Managing Editor for magazines.



My most recent work includes several episodes for an educational childrens' app for Marco Polo.

For HarperCollins

My TV commissions include:


Sketches for BAFTA
nominated Gigglebiz 
(series 2: 2011)     


4 episodes for BAFTA
award-winning Justin's House
(Series 1& 2: 2011-12)

4 episodes for Digby Dragon



I have also written multiple episodes for Numtums
(2013-14), Something Special (Series 8: 2012) and

Kerwhizz (2011)

For BBC Worldwide


Illustration: Chris Chatterton


Publication Date: May 4th, 2017


Join Pete on his second amazing adventure – a high seas journey aboard the Flying Fowl, a ship crewed
entirely by chickens...

Can Pete help Cap’n Ted find the lost treasure of Long John Silverside? He’ll have to make his way past mischievous mermaids, snappy sharks, whooshing whirlpools and even outwit a HUGE octopus!

Perfect for children age 3 years and up who will love the action-packed stories full of silly situations and hair-raising close shaves.


A fantastic bedtime story and also a great way to encourage children who are potty training to wear their very own magic pants. 

When young Pete finds a suitcase packed with amazing MAGIC PANTS no one could predict
the adventures that will unfurl! In this, his first adventure, Pete's magic pants pelt him back to prehistoric times - wow! He quickly makes friends with a Dino Baby, but can he escape the
T. rex? And will he find the Dino Dada in time?


This stupendous series from a fresh children's duo pairs bold and colourful
artwork with hilarious and action-packed stories to fire the imagination, plus
some pant-tastic stickers too!



Feel free to email me to discuss your editorial or writing needs and how I can help.

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