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Claire Ranson

  • 4 stars across 3 books
    Sarah Webb is the author of the Ask Amy Green and Songbird Cafe series for young readers. She worked for many years as a children's bookseller and now combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. In 2015, Sarah was awarded the Children's Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Books. She is the Children's Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers' Week and was writer in residence for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017. For more, visit

    Claire Ranson was born in England where she completed a degree in English Literature and a Master's in Children's Literature. She has worked with Poetry Ireland and Children's Books Ireland. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. Steve McCarthy is a Dublin-born art maker and obsessive picture-builder. With a keen interest in colour and character, Steve has managed to sneak his singular style into many forms, from Cartoon Saloon's Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea to children's books and projects for brands worldwide. His work won Best Illustration at the IDI Irish Design Awards 2016. For more, visit

    Sarah and Steve's first book together for The O'Brien Press was Sally Go Round the Stars (with Claire Ranson), which was nominated for Irish Children's Book of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.