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Karl Newson

  • 5 stars across 17 books
    Karl Newson (Author)
    Karl Newson is a children's book author and illustrator from London. He takes inspiration from songs and books and people and everything! His favourite things are elephants, stars and his two mini Mudwafflers. His least favourite thing is mashed potato - bleurgh! In his spare time he enjoys walking and listening to music from the 1960s (and singing along - badly - to them), and biscuits.

    Migy Blanco (Illustrator)
    Migy (pronounced 'Miggy') was born in Salford, England, Migy went to university in London, and then spent 10 years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After marrying, he moved to Buenos Aires. There, surrounded by the vibrancy and colour of South America, he developed a children's book style that is bold, magical and eye-catching. Migy recently moved back to the UK and, for the first time in his life, he is living outside of a mega-city, enjoying nature and exploring new inspiration. To find out more about Migy, you can visit his website.


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    14th May 2019

    I am a Tiger

    Winner of the Leicester Our Best Picture Book Award, and the West Sussex Picture Book Award. A hilarious and o... More

    (20 reviews)
    2nd May 2019

    The Same But Different Too

    These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are... More

    (18 reviews)
    6th February 2020

    I am not an Elephant

    This laugh-out-loud story is about a bold and imaginative Mouse who is accused of being an elephant by a gecko. Despit... More

    (14 reviews)
    6th August 2020

    I can roar like a Dinosaur

    A laugh-out-loud funny picture book, starring the small but mighty Mouse! Mouse might be teeny-tiny-titchy-witc... More

    (12 reviews)
    30th March 2017


    (10 reviews)
    21st February 2018

    A Bear is a Bear

    A bear is a bear, except when he's not. What would he be, if a bear FORGOT? Poor bear! He's all confused. Is he a bird?... More

    (3 reviews)
    1st October 2020

    The Hat Full of Secrets

    Henry's got a secret ... a big one! And he doesn't know what to do with it. Grandpa suggests he should keep it und... More

    (3 reviews)
    3rd September 2020

    I Really, Really Need a Wee!

    Bush Baby is in a fix. She didn't need a wee before she left home - now she needs one right away! Uh-oh! But what will s... More

    (3 reviews)
    18th August 2020

    If You See a Lion

    Once upon a time, there was a story in this book. But a lion ate it all. Narrated by a tall, handsome and ever-s... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st February 2019

    For All the Stars Across the Sky

    A beautiful new bedtime classic, which celebrates the immeasurable love between a mummy and baby. For all the... More

    (1 review)
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