Ross Welford

Ross Welford


Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie, a hamster, and several tropical fish.

Ross is the author of Time Travelling With A Hamster, a thrilling, funny and heart-warming middle-grade novel that tells the story of a boy’s quest to live up to his dad’s memory, and of a second book, entitled What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible, a beautiful and funny novel about a child who can turn invisible at will; The 1,000-year-old Boy – was published in January 2018 by HarperCollins Children’s Books; his fourth book, The Dog Who Saved the World, came out in January 2019, followed by The Kid Who Came From Space, which was published in January 2020, also by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

An astounding debut success, Time Travelling with a Hamster has been shortlisted for no fewer than 14 of the country’s biggest children’s book prizes, including the Costa, the Blue Peter, the Branford Boase, and the Waterstones Prize and it was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was Waterstones Book of the month upon publication and it won the Awesome Book Award in 2017.

Ross Welford @rosswelford

Check out the amazing @domrosevalente’s #Authorfy10minutechallenge and delve into the magic of #STARFELL ⭐️

Folks there is SO MUCH good stuff happening online in the children’s book world!

We have an incredible number of fantastic books publishing today!

Keep an eye on this thread throughout the day to make sure you don’t miss out on ANY of our new titles!

First up, books for little ones…

My girls have written this little poem for a display board in our local hospital. Thanks to you, their fav authors, for being a constant source of inspiration 🤗 #staysafe #ProtectTheNHS

Folks stuck at home in quarantine. If you are looking for activities to do with your kids around reading the #CogheartAdventures in the weeks ahead. There are loads of resources available on my website here:

In case you missed it yesterday! Full video with @rosswelford up now! And I'll be live again at 2pm tomorrow chatting to @frankcottrell_b - send your questions in now, or ask them live tomorrow! #bookwanderersclub

Teachers and parents I’ll be putting content up on YouTube soon. Meanwhile here’s a poem for children about the joys (or not) of Home School ⁦@HarperCollinsCh⁩ ⁦@Taffyagent⁩ ⁦@KUHumanities⁩ ⁦@Benji_Davies⁩ ⁦@rosswelford⁩ ⁦@jk_rowling⁩

Home educators, teachers, frazzled parents! You may find this useful: teaching notes for my latest book #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace. The Kid Who Came From Space teaching notes pack.pdf

ICYMI I did this yesterday 😃

Tom Swifties:

5. Don’t stockpile apples, Tom said, fruitlessly
4. No more soap, Tom said, wishy-washily
3. This toilet paper is mine, Tom said, on a roll
2. This quarantine party is sick, Tom said, laughing contagiously
1. I know how the virus began, Tom said, right off the bat

Full reveal, tomorrow at 12 o’clock. Signed copy to the first person who correctly guesses the title, before then. 2nd prize, a year’s supply of toilet roll (also signed). 3rd prize, I’ll come round and mow your lawn*

*Terms & conditions apply.

The Bookwanderers Club w/ Ross Welford via @YouTube This was fun! Talking aliens, twins and impossible things with Anna James 😃😃📚

The #CogheartAdventures are still only 99p on Amazon kindle…Grab a copy of each here:

Download these FREE audiobooks on the @WorldBookDayUK website⬇️

The Nothing to See Here Hotel by @sbutlerbooks & @StevenLenton
The Boy Who Made the World Disappear by @ActualBenMiller
A Pinch of Magic by @MHarrison13
Rumblestar by @moontrug 🎧📚