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Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses, and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her treehouse, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire, and London. She is the author of the […]

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Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for 10 years. Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero.

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Aisha Bushby

Aisha Bushby was born in the Middle East and has lived in Kuwait, England and Canada. Her short story, Marionette Girl, was featured in the Stripes award-winning anthology, A Change is Gonna Come. She now lives by the sea and writes children’s books, sometimes with a little bit of magic in them. She loves cats, […]

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Alan Dapré

Alan Dapré is the author of sixty books for children. His stories and plays have been on BBC Radio and published for use in schools. A former TV scriptwriter, whose work was BAFTA nominated, Alan now writes zany stories for young readers. His new series stars Porridge the (world’s only) Tartan Cat, who lives by […]

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Alex Bell

Alex Bell* wrote her first published novel when she was nineteen and has since gone on to write books for children and adults. She works part-time for the Citizens Advice Bureau and lives in Hampshire with her husband and two very naughty Siamese cats. *Official VIP featured author

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Ally Sherrick

Ally Sherrick* loves exploring ruined castles and decaying mansions and imagining what it must have been like to live in them without electricity and hot and cold running water – although she’s quite glad she doesn’t have to herself! She has a BA in medieval history and French from the University of Newcastle and an […]

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Anahita Teymorian

Anahita Teymorian* is an author and illustrator from Iran. She has a studio in Tehran and teaches children there. As well as writing and illustrating, Anahita works with animation. She has won awards at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Noma Concours. Books for Tiny Owl include There’s Room for Everyone (2018,), The Clever […]

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Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes & Will Hussey

From the multi-layered cupcake consisting of Andy Cope (Doctor of Happiness), Gavin Oattes (stand-up comedian), Will Hussey (an actual real teacher) and Amy Bradley (best illustrator evs) – this is your recipe book for having your cake and scoffing it. Diary of a Brilliant Kid works up your appetite to enjoy and savour every last […]

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Andy Shepherd

Andy Shepherd* is the author of ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ series. Growing up on the Essex coast she spent most of her time scribbling stories and messing about in boats – and mud. She now lives near Cambridge with her husband and two sons and spends much of her time trying to figure out how […]

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Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton* is an award-winning children’s author, whose hilarious ‘Mr Gum’ books have sold nearly four million copies in the UK alone. They have been translated into more than thirty languages and have won lots of awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition, he has written […]

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Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell is best know for her 1877 novel, Black Beauty. This is now considered one of the all-time best selling books for children.

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Anne Booth & Robyn Wilson-Owen

Anne Booth is a highly-acclaimed children’s fiction and picture book author and is known for the exceptional warmth and authenticity of her writing. She lives in a village in Kent with her husband, four teenage children, and two hens. Robyn Owen-Wilson is a children’s book illustrator and author. She loves to create illustrations with dip […]

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Annelise Gray

Debut children’s author Annelise Gray was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK as a child. She grew up riding horses and dreaming of becoming a writer. After gaining a PhD in Classics from Cambridge, she worked as a researcher for authors and TV companies on topics as varied as Helen of Troy, Russian […]

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Annie Kelsey

Annie Kelsey is the pseudonym for the writer Kate Cary, who is behind a range of successful series of books include the Pippa Morgan and Signs of Love series for younger readers.

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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of Britain’s best loved and bestselling authors. He has been writing stores since the age of ten and is now the author of over 40 books including the bestselling Diamond Brothers, Power of Five and the sensational Teenage spy series Alex Rider which is currently being made into a new Television […]

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Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan* is a CILIP Carnegie Medal winning author who has published literary thrillers, numerous young adult novels and for younger children. Born in Manchester and having studied in Leeds, and has taught writing courses at several London universities, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at StMary’s University College. Anthony now lives in London […]

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Bear Grylls

Celebrity author, Bear Grylls, has produced an entertaining series called Mission Survival. Sure to entertain those looking for survival, adventure stories.

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Bethany Walker

Bethany Walker grew up in North Lincolnshire. After studying History at university, she worked as a teacher and then as a museum educator in various weird and wonderful institutions. She lives in London with her husband and two young children. Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs and Me is Bethany’s debut book.

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Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater is a famous writer, actress and filmmaker and the author of the children’s series called, ‘My Story’.

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Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy has always loved writing books from a young age. Cathy has written a range of books, including: The Lost and Found series, The Chocolate Box Girls series and the Daizy Star series.

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Charlotte Lo

Charlotte Lo* wrote her first story when she was six years old, on a square of bumpy kitchen towel. Some years later, she enrolled on a masters degree in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, and graduated with distinction. When not writing, Charlotte can often be found wandering the countryside with her camera. […]

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Chris Callaghan

Chris* hasn’t always been an author but has always written stories. Real life has often got in his way. Even when he was an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force, he was still scribbling stories. He once had a back-seat trip in a jet fighter, which was very cool (but don’t tell anyone that […]

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Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has always spooky stories and this helped to inspire him as a writer. Chris is particularly popular for his adult horror genre, however his children’s books have won acclaim, such as the brilliant Seven Ghosts.

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Chris Vick

Chris Vick* lives near Bath, with his wife and daughter. His new book, Girl. Boy. Sea. was published by Zephyr, August 2019 and tells the story of a girl and a boy shipwrecked in a storm off the coast of Morocco. ‘The sea seeped, poured, then stormed into my writing. The ocean is my subject- […]

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Claire Barker

Claire Barker grew up within earshot of the sea, has lived on narrowboats, in busy cities and on a wild little farm in Devon. She was once employed to brush Persian cats’ fur in a spooky hilltop mansion. These days she’s to be found writing magical stories in an iron wagon in the middle of […]

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Claire Fayers

Claire Fayers grew up in South Wales, studied English and Comparative Literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and is now back in Wales where she spends a lot of her free time tramping around castles in the rain, looking for dragons. She has worked as a church caretaker, a shoe shop assistant, in […]

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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell has sold over 11 million books worldwide in 38 languages and is best known for her How to Train Your Dragon series of books. She has also written: The Wizards of Once series and the Emily Brown picture books. How to Train Your Dragon is also a hugely successful DreamWorks film series. Cressida […]

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CS Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis wrote many books for adults along the theme of Christianity before finding fame with his series of children’s books entitled the Chronicles of Narnia. Reading was always important growing up and in fact C.S. Lewis could read by the age of 3 and was writing stories by the age of 5! It […]

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Damaris Young

My name is Damaris Young and I am the author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper, which are both aimed at 9+ readers. I love writing edge-of-your-seat adventures that have an environmental message, with brave characters, strong friendships and extraordinary animals. I studied on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa […]

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Dan Smith

Growing up, Dan Smith* led three lives. In one he survived the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, while in another he travelled the world, finding adventure in the paddy fields of South East Asia and the jungles of Brazil. But the third life he lived in a world of his own, making up stories . […]

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Darren Simpson

Darren Simpson* lives in Nottingham with his wife and two mischievous boys. After not quite making it as a drummer in a rock band, Darren turned to writing and discovered that it’s a fun way not only to escape reality, but also to explore and confront it in unusual ways. He can usually be found […]

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David Baddiel

David Baddiel is a comedian, an author, screenwriter and television presenter whose first children’s novel, The Parent Agency, won the LOLLIE award for ‘best laugh out loud book for 9-13 year olds’. It is currently being adapted as a film.  David has also published four other children’s novels that are beautifully llustarted by Steven Lenton:  […]

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David Walliams

David Walliams is a prolific and much loved children’s author who has been described as ‘the natural heir to Roald Dahl’. Best-known for his novels Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Fing, The World’s Worst Teachers Walliams’ books are hilariously funny and beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake and Tony Ross. His 2014 book, The Boy in The […]

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Dunja Jogan and Olivia Hellewell

Dunja Jogan* is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Trieste, Italy. In 2015, her book The Elephant Tree was nominated for best picture book in Slovenia. Felix After the Rain (2020) is Dunja’s debut picture book for Tiny Owl. It has been translated from Slovenian into English by Olivia Hellewell. It was awarded […]

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E Nesbit

Although Edith Nesbit grew up in France and Germany, it was her country life in beloved Kent which provided material for her stories. It was in the 1890’s when Edith began to write stories for children, eventually leading her to produce more than 60 books, some of which were collaborations. Her most famous books include […]

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Elaine Wickson

Elaine* Wickson: My school reports said I was a bit of a daydreamer, but that’s because I was too busy thinking up stories about plashbabbles and horrabillies. Nowadays I like to think of myself as a professional daydreamer, and am often found in the Plotting Shed at the bottom of the garden, where all my […]

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Eloise Williams

Eloise Williams* was born in Cardiff and grew up in Llantrisant. She now lives in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, very close to the beach where she walks her dog Watson Jones and collects sea glass with her artist husband, Guy Manning. She worked in the theatre in various odd jobs before going on to study Drama at […]

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Emer Stamp

Emer is an award-winning author and illustrator .  She grew up on a farm and always dreamt of being a vet. Her love of animals later helped give her the inspiration for the children’s books that she has written based on animals.

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Emma Barnes

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Emma has always loved books. Being a bookworm as a child, she used to make up adventure stories to entertain her younger sister whilst they walked the family dog. She eventually began to write these stories down. Many of Emma’s jobs involved writing but she was always writing in her […]

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Enid Blyton

As a young child, Enid Blyton always loved reading and writing and would lock herself away in her room just to write. She faced much rejection of her work early on, apart from one poem which was published in a magazine when she was aged 14. It wasn’t until the early 1920’s that Enid began […]

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Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer is an Irish author, who was once a primary school teacher. He is best known for his brilliant Artemis Fowl series, written for children.

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Eve McDonnell

Eve McDonnell* is a children’s author and artist, living half way up a hill in Wexford, Ireland. With her hands already full with paintbrushes, twins, a stray cat and a dog, a mysterious fortune- teller once told her to pick up a pen and Write! Write! Write! She listened, and now, on the rare occasion […]

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Ewa Jozefkowicz

Ewa* Jozefkowicz: I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I felt very lucky that my dad was a bookseller. I remember spending many school holidays tucked up in the corner of a bookshop, slowly reading my way through the children’s section. I was allowed to read as many […]

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Frances H Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was an author most famous for her children’s book, The Secret Garden published in 1911.

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