Author: Hannah Whaley
Hannah Whaley (@hannahwhaley) is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books. Featuring an underlying theme of technology, her Webster Technology Books introduce young children to the technology they see around them every day through stories, while also promoting early conversations about appropriate use, social interactions, and online safety.
Hannah’s debut picture book “Webster’s Email’ was awarded the top prize in a national annual book award run by the UK’s best-selling Writing Magazine. The book tells a wonderfully witty rhyming story that gathers pace as Webster begins to regret emailing a funny picture of his sister when it spreads beyond his control. This was followed by three other titles in the series, exploring screen time, strangers online and appropriate boundaries for technology use. All are available in paperback and ebook formats, from Amazon and other retailers.
Hannah is available for School visits, online interview, guest blog posts, guest podcasts and other media engagement.
Biography: Hannah was named UK Learning Technologist of the Year in 2007 by the UK Association of Learning Technology, and became a regular speaker at international education and library technology conferences in the UK and USA from 2009 onwards. She is now Assistant Director of University of Dundee Library and Vice Chair of the Board for Angus Alive. The University of Dundee is a top 200 globally ranked research university and Scottish University of the Year in 2016 and 2017 (Times Good University Guide). Angus Alive is a Scottish Council Trust that manages public library, museum and leisure services.
Hannah’s debut children’s picture book “Webster’s Email” was announced as the winner of Writing Magazine’s SP Book of the Year in 2015, marking the first time a children’s book had taken the overall title. She has published three further titles in the series, been a BookBub Featured Author on four occasions, and topped the Amazon Best Seller lists in ‘Baby & Toddler Education’. The Webster series of books are now used in classrooms around the world to teach internet safety to young children, and are particularly popular around Safer Internet Day (#sid2018).
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Born Digital Books is an independent publisher of children’s picture books. Children use books to learn about the world around them, expand their vocabulary and organise their understanding of behaviours and events. It does not matter whether their books are electronic or physical, game based or read aloud – what matters is that children have access to stories that have relevance to their lives and can scaffold their approach to the increasingly digital world they inhabit.