MEGLAND BOOKS

Children's story books for Labrador lovers

based on Meg's real life story

Megland Books Series of Five Childrens Stories about Labradors

How it all Started

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Meg was our first Labrador. She was a happy-go-lucky, bouncy, tail-wagging, loyal friend. From the day she was born she was everyone’s sweetheart and through her eyes and actions we all knew what she was thinking and trying to say to us.

We all said ‘the only thing Meg can’t do is talk.’

After sharing Meg’s life for 14 years her memory has inspired me to write a series of books about her life from puppyhood until she was an ‘old lady.’ My books have given Meg a chance to speak and tell us her own special story
from a dog’s eye view.

They are written as interesting true stories for children, rather than a formal training guide (with a little bit of imagination thrown in) to help children understand a dog’s behaviour as they both grow up together.

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My series of Meg stories has been written and illustrated for all age groups of children. Designed for 5 to 7 year olds in early learning. But grandmas and mums have been buying them to read to smaller children who are loving the stories and looking at the illustrations. And children aged 9 to 11 are buying the books and enjoying reading them, particularly if they like dogs and especially labradors. The exquisite and colourful hand paintings and text make these a series of delightful books for younger children, with just enough fantasy and imagination to make them exciting. They can be read aloud by parents, capturing the inner hearts of adults, or cherished as books for children to read themselves. The 'Life of Meg' books seen through her eyes, have been written and illustrated from true captivating stories and photographs of Meg's life. Enjoy reading everyone and remember 'we are all children at heart'

Thank you for reading my website. I hope parents and children alike enjoy looking through it and find it enjoyable

"We are all children at heart...."

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Meet the Author
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The Author

Kathryn Queen illustrator and author of Megland Books series of Dog Stories for Children.

Hello, I’m Kathryn Queen and I write children’s books about my Labrador dog called MEG. I was born and raised a Dale’s girl and Labradors were always a big part of our family life as I was growing up.

I am now blessed to live in the beautiful Lake District with my husband Neville and our latest Labrador dog Ben. We walk the hills and lakesides as often as we can. This is when I feel truly focussed and at peace and this is where I find the ‘real me’ and the inspiration to write and illustrate my stories about Meg.

Kathryn Queen Author and Illustrator of Children's Stories

Reliving Meg’s life through the books has been a very fulfilling and quite emotional journey for me at times. As I immerse myself in writing I find I become Meg and totally lose myself. This is the only way I can write with such feeling from the heart. I am also very lucky to have such an understanding, supportive husband who I have to say has gone without food on many occasions when I lose track of the time of day!

I receive lovely letters from the children who read my books and this is the only real reward I seek. After all, I write for them and they are truly my best critics and fans of Meg.

I hope all children and parents continue to enjoy the books

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Meg's Books
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The Books

Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children Megland Books A little Gem - Book One

"A Little Gem"

BOOK ONE

Meg’s fun loving puppyhood days growing up with her four little puppy brothers.
She thought this would never end....


Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children Megland Books An Armful of Cuddles - Book Two

"An Armful of Cuddles"

BOOK TWO

One by one Meg’s brothers all leave her to go to new homes. She wonders why she is left on her own. Will she ever find her ‘forever home?’


Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Puppy Love at First Sight - Book Three

"Puppy Love at First Sight"

BOOK THREE

Meg is left all by herself. She has no-one to play with. She meets her new ‘forever friend.’ But things change. Was it her turn to finally leave?


Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Puppy Growing Up in Cosy Corner - Book Four

"Growing Up in Cosy Corner"

BOOK FOUR

Meg finds her ‘forever’ home. Growing up is fun but not always easy for a puppy.
She makes lots of new friends. Then one day she goes on another long journey. Where is she going she wonders?


Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Down Under in Australia - Book Five

"Down Under in Australia"

BOOK FIVE

MEG finds herself in Australia in a very different 'upside down world' indeed. Everything is strange, but exciting. She learns to surf and to talk to kangaroos

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The Books

Dog Stories for Children Megland Books A little Gem - Book One

"A Little Gem"

BOOK ONE

Meg’s fun loving puppyhood days growing up with her four little puppy brothers.
She thought this would never end....

Megland Books Childrens Stories about Meg the Labrador
Dog Stories for Children Megland Books An Armful of Cuddles - Book Two

"An Armful of Cuddles"

BOOK TWO

One by one Meg’s brothers all leave her to go to new homes. She wonders why she is left on her own. Will she ever find her ‘forever home?’

Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children
Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Puppy Love at First Sight - Book Three

"Puppy Love at First Sight"

BOOK THREE

Meg is left all by herself. She has no-one to play with. She meets her new ‘forever friend.’ But things change. Was it her turn to finally leave?

Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children
Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Puppy Growing Up in Cosy Corner - Book Four

"Growing Up in Cosy Corner"

BOOK FOUR

Meg finds her ‘forever’ home. Growing up is fun but not always easy for a puppy.
She makes lots of new friends. Then one day she goes on another long journey. Where is she going she wonders?

Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children
Dog Stories for Children Megland Books Down Under in Australia - Book Five

"Down Under in Australia"

BOOK FIVE

MEG finds herself in Australia in a very different ‘upside down world’ indeed. Everything is strange, but exciting. She learns to surf and talk to kangaroos.

Megland Books Pawprint Dog Stories for Children

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BOOKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM:
Branthwaites of Appleby | The Paragon Gift Shop, Grange-over-Sands | The Wainwright Animal Rescue Centre, Kendal | Cross Lanes Organic Farm Shop, Bowes | Bradley Burn Farm Shop, Wolsingham | TP Framework of Ulverston | The Hedgehog Book Shop, Penrith | Parma Violet, Kirkby Lonsdale | The House That Jack Built, Settle

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Meg's Fan Page
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Lucy is a fano of Megland Books, childrens dog stories about Labradors

Lucy thanks Grandma Carole for sending her another exciting story about Meg

Lucy is a fano of Megland Books, childrens dog stories about Labradors

Lucy thanks Grandma Carole for sending her another exciting story about Meg

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Meg's fan letter from Charlotte, Jay & Toby (click image to read)

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Meg's fan letter from Charlotte, Jay & Toby (click image to read)

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Caitlin gets the giggles reading Sid his bedtime story

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Caitlin gets the giggles reading Sid his bedtime story

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Xmas surprise for Izzy, Meg's 3rd book!

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Xmas surprise for Izzy, Meg's 3rd book!

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Caitlin reading a bedtime story to Sid

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Caitlin reading a bedtime story to Sid

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Louis and Lucille would love to have a dog just like Meg!

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Louis and Lucille would love to have a dog just like Meg!

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Volunteer Yvonne Barrington reading to one of the children *

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Volunteer Yvonne Barrington reading to one of the children *

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Meg's books being enjoyed in Kenya *

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Meg's books being enjoyed in Kenya *

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I like the story about the horse the best x Love Jake

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I like the story about the horse the best x Love Jake

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Kelly reading to precious baby Eddie

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Kelly reading to precious baby Eddie

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An enjoyable schools visit in Weardale **

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An enjoyable schools visit in Weardale **

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Daniel finds Meg's story and pictures intriguing

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Daniel finds Meg's story and pictures intriguing

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Philippa loves the way Meg's books bring her story to life

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Philippa loves the way Meg's books bring her story to life

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Betsy and Molly absorbed in Meg's books as soon as they were unwrapped!

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Betsy and Molly absorbed in Meg's books as soon as they were unwrapped!

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Betsy enjoying reading Meg's Book

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Betsy enjoying reading Meg's Book

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Molly enjoying Meg's book

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Molly enjoying Meg's book

Local school children enjoy reading Meg's books, children's stories about labradors

Reece wins a prize for the best Meg story **

Local school children enjoy reading Meg's books, children's stories about labradors

Reece wins a prize for the best Meg story **

* Photograph taken and with kind permission of the Open Arms International Village in Kenya
** Printed with permission of both the school and parents.

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Sarah at Pineapplelily

A huge thanks to Sarah for producing this wonderful attractive and easy to use website. I am thrilled with it. She has gone out of her way to produce a perfect website for me and had a ‘knack’ of understanding just where I was ‘coming from’ and ‘where I wanted to be.’ Nothing has been too much trouble ~ she has been fantastic. A huge thanks Sarah for everything.

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Richard Cunningham

My thanks go to Richard. He has been a great support and help to me from the very beginning of MEG’s creation on the technical/computer side and I couldn’t have got off to such a good start without him. He is a clever, creative craftsman. Check out his brilliant website and see exactly how professional and talented he is and what a high standard he works to.

www.yorkandbeyond.com


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Stramongate Press

My Printers in Kendal have been so helpful to me, in design and layout. My thanks go to them all for their help in making my MEG books look so appealing to children. A special thanks to Joanne for her endless support.

www.stramongatepress.co.uk


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TODDS of Kendal - 2a Elephant Yard, Kendal LA9 4QQ

My thanks go to Claire and Mary for their support and for giving me an opportunity to sell my books with them in Kendal. Pop in to their amazing shop for beautiful country clothing and footwear, accessories, gifts and much, much more.

www.toddsofkendal.co.uk


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CROSS LANES ORGANIC FARM SHOP

My thanks go to Deborah Hare for giving me an opportunity to sell my books.  Meg was born in Yorkshire and spent her days in Newsham near Cross Lanes Farm shop before she emigrated to Australia. Through the book series I feel Meg has now returned home to tell her story and Deborah has given me a tremendous opportunity locally in Teesdale to have my books displayed. I am really grateful to her. 

My books are now for sale at this beautiful farm shop ‘exclusively’ in the area.  It is a friendly relaxing farm shop.  Good café, good food, good products and amazing staff.  Stop off for a look on the A66 near Bowes, Barnard Castle and see for yourself.  You will not be disappointed.  

www.crosslanesorganics.co.uk


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BRADLEY BURN FARM SHOP AND CAFE - WOLSINGHAM

My thanks go to Jill and Christopher Stephenson for giving me the opportunity to have my books available for sale this year in their lovely farm shop in the beautiful valley of Weardale where I was raised as a child. I am really grateful to them both.

Bradley Burn Farm Shop is housed in a beautiful log cabin, tables on the terrace overlooking the burn flowing past. The home cooked food is made with local and regional produce and is delicious.

Stop off for a look and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

www.bradleyburn.co.uk


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Animal Rescue Cumbria

My thanks to everyone at ARC for all their support. 10% of any ‘on-line’ sales will be donated to ARC as a thank you to help support the wonderful work this Centre does. Check out their website and see just what an amazing job they do in rescuing and finding new homes for so many special dogs and cats.

www.animalrescuecumbria.co.uk


Last, but not least, a huge thanks to all Meg's loyal followers

From the very beginning of MEG series book one I have been supported by a wonderful husband, my two special hard-working editors in Australia, Sheila and Jaime. Family and friends, and people who I don’t even know who have bought all my books. Without their amazing interest I could not have achieved such success and I will always remember their support. The lovely letters from children who are now Meg fans has made it all so very worthwhile. Because of everyone’s support my books are now with children in the UK, Australia, Kenya, Europe, LA and Canada. A dream come true.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED FOR ALLOWING ME TO FOLLOW MY DREAM WITH SUCH PASSION.

With our love and thanks
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