Hi there, welcome to my website.
I'm Tamsin Cooke, author of The Scarlet Files and Stunt Double series.  I'm also a co-creator of Rewilding Children's Imagination with Pia Jones and Sarah Pimenta.


Exciting Titbits

  • Rewilding Children’s Imaginations is OUT NOW. To learn more about the book, please press here. Or if you'd like to see our Rewilding website please press here.
  • I offer in-person and virtual AUTHOR VISITS for schools and festivals. To learn more, please press here.
  • I write for Fiction Express, which is an innovative book platform that connects students from all over the world with professional authors, encouraging reading for pleasure through fun co-creation of stories.
    • Fiction Express readers voted my book The Hatchling their favourite Level 2 book published in 2022 (September 2021 - December 2022). To learn more, please press here.

Rewilding Children’s Imaginations: 99 Creative Activities Inspired by Nature and Folktales from Around the World

Rewilding Children’s Imaginations is a practical and creative resource designed to engage children in the natural world through folktales, storytelling, and artmaking.

The guide introduces 21 folklore stories from across the world alongside 99 creative activities, spanning nature and the four seasons of the year. Using the lens of folktales and myths of the land, children are encouraged to explore a variety of activities and exercises across different arts media, from visual art making to storytelling, drama, and movement.

'Pacey contemporary thriller' ― The Bookseller

'The story is so pacy and thrilling ... readers will be swept along by the drama' ― TheBookBag blog

'This is an unusual, exciting adventure story ... It will keep you on the edge of your seat.' ― Debbie Williams, Primary Times

'Tamsin Cooke has created exciting and engaging characters who lead the reader through the many twists and turns of the story. Readers who are looking for action and adventure will not be disappointed by this book.' ― The Book Trust

There is a combination of thrill and magic to this story ― The School Librarian



Scarlet McCall thinks she has it all figured out. She and her father are returning stolen treasures back to their rightful owners. But when she puts on an ancient Aztec bracelet, her world turns upside down...




In this action packed follow up to Cat Burglar, Scar's mission to steal an ancient Aztec dagger leads her deep into the Alligator infested Florida Everglades.

It's a daring mission, but Scar is no ordinary thief: she has new found magical abilities. The problem is, she can't always control them. Can Scar use her stealth, cunning, and mysterious powers to steal the dagger, and be back in time for school on Monday?

'One of the best in this genre of adrenalin-packed action stories. My only regret was that it was over too fast.'  Z J Cookson from The Bookbag

'Packed with plot twists that demand you read on, I devoured this fabulous book in one sitting.'  Miss Cleveland is Reading

'So many mysteries, so many characters who aren’t quite what they first appear – this novel has great depth, and a myriad of interesting characters and settings.' My Book Corner

'This is a cleverly written, fast-paced read with each chapter leaving you on the edge of your seat.' The BookTrust

If you're looking for an addictive read, full of action with a healthy dose of friendship, then Stunt Double is perfect.'  The Bookish Outsider

An action-packed adventure story with an exciting film location setting.
Finn is a free-running black belt, with a talent for acting-but when his big break arrives, it's not the role he was expecting at all.
Recruited as a stunt double, he's pushed to his limits-scaling walls at high speed, jumping from dizzying heights, and diving into rocky waters-all without any safety gear. He's determined to push himself, but as the stunts get more dangerous, the lines between movie and reality are really starting to blur, and it becomes clear that he'll be luckily to escape this shoot with his life.


Fearless stunt double Finn is in Thailand working on the latest Rio Dinoni blockbuster. It's a dream job, but are the whispers around set true? Is the film really cursed? When stunt, after stunt goes wrong; filming starts to get really dangerous. So far, Finn's survived all sorts of smashes and crashes, even an elephant stampede, but it's the secrets on set that might finally break him.

Published by the fabulous team at Oxford University Press.

Cover designs by Lizzie Smart.