Isabel Thomas

Isabel Thomas

Isabel Thomas is a science writer and the author of more than 200 books for young audiences. They include Moth: An Evolution Story, winner of the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books, and Fox: A Circle of Life Story, which the Guardian described as ‘the perfect book for talking to children about death’. She also writes for science magazines…

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life, and today she is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and The Guggenheim Mystery.

SF Said

SF Said

SF Said is an award-winning children’s author. He was born in Lebanon, but has lived in London since he was two. His first book, Varjak Paw, won the Smarties Prize for Children’s Literature. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the Blue Peter Book Of The Year. His third book, Phoenix, was chosen to represent the…

Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery

Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, The Tornado Chasers, Perijee & Me, Christmas Dinner of Souls and Max and the Millions, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and Branford Boase Award, and nominated for the Carnegie Award. His picture books with David Litchfield, The Building Boy and Space Tortoise, were both nominated for the Kate…

Alice Harman

Alice Harman

Alice Harman is an author and editor of children’s books. Alice has written 43 children’s books, about everything from art to outer space. Alice’s psychology quiz book, Who Do You Think You Are? was longlisted for the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards, and her book Modern Art Explorer has been featured in The New York Times amongst others. She…

A M Dassu

A M Dassu

A. M. DASSU is the internationally acclaimed author of Boy, Everywhere, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, is the 2021 winner of The Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction and is also an American Library Association Notable Book. She is former deputy editor, now an Advisory Board Member…

Steve Antony

Steve Antony

Steve Antony has so far written and illustrated 16 picture books, including the bestselling Mr Panda series, The Queen Collection, Unplugged, Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangles, Betty Goes Bananas and Amazing. The Queen’s Hat was adapted into a musical concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, and his Queen’s Hat-inspired Shaun the Sheep statue raised £15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children’s Charity….

Rebecca Colby

Rebecca Colby

Rebecca is a children’s author, a screenwriter and a producer. Rebecca writes picture books, poetry, creative non-fiction and early readers. Her publishers include Macmillian, Penguin Random House, Collins, Nosy Crow and the National Trust, to name but a few. Before writing for children, she taught English in Taiwan, worked for a Russian comedian, travelled the…

Ian Billings

Ian Billings

Ian is a children’s TV writer, playwright and author of 23 children’s books. His first radio play ‘Spike and the Elfin Oak’ was nominated for Best New Writer at the BBC Audio Awards. His latest BBC radio plays include ‘Happiness!’ and ‘Puckoon’ for BBC Radio Four. Photo © Aimee Spinks

Dawn Finch

Dawn Finch

Dawn Finch has worked with children’s books and reading for over 30 years. She began her career in public libraries before moving on to children’s and school libraries where she specialised in the development and support of young readers. Dawn has both written and contributed to dozens of non-fiction books for children, and her books…