Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas is an award winning English children’s author, poet and voiceover artist. She is best known for her rhyming books. Growing up she loved to read poetry and rhymes. She started writing after having her own children and particularly focussed on stories which would help them overcome their fears and fears that she had, had as a child. Christinas’ latest writing commissions include York Castle Museum where she ran workshops for children and wrote the story Train Journey Through Time. More recently was commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioners Office Humberside to engage children and young people on the topic of knife crime, county lines and grooming, writing a story that can be found here: Other books include the Felicity Fly series Triangular Trev and Save Us Christina’a award winning safeguarding book Share Some Secrets Share Some Secrets has been endorsed by the NSPCC and Barnardo’s, Free copies are in the NSPCC Library and is currently in the NSPCC Online shop, helping to raise funds and educate children. The story was brought to life by animation with Sheffield Hallam University students and a free resource for children, parents and teachers, launched October 2017. Christina set up a national poetry initiative in 2013 that has now encouraged over 25,000 children to ‘have a go’ at writing poetry, picking up The Peoples Book Prize Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award in 2015. Details can be found here For all her collective work aimed at helping and encouraging children, Christina picked up the Sue Ryder, Yorkshire Women of Achievement in Education, May 2016. Winner of  Peoples’ Book Prize Best Achievement Award in 2019 and in 2022 for her Lockdown Life initiative. Twitter: @christigabbitas