Welcome! They call me the beetle lady, but my name is Maya G. Leonard. I'm a multi-award-winning, bestselling, children's author who loves invertebrates, is mad about trains, and an #Author4Oceans. You may have spotted me banging on about beetles on Springwatch, Countryfile or Blue Peter.

Here you will find videos, podcasts about writing, teaching resources, reviews and news about my books. Plus all the information you need to write me a letter, book a school visit or come to one of my public events. If you want to know what I’m reading, take a look at my book blog.

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Beetle Boy   Available Now

Beetle Boy
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Beetle Queen   Available Now

Beetle Queen
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Battle of the Beetles   Available Now

Battle of the Beetles
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Beetle Collector's Handbook  Available Now

Beetle Collector's Handbook
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