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Karl Newson

  • 5 stars across 30 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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16th 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 original st... MoreI am a Tiger

(30 reviews) Review
2nd May 2019

The Same But Different Too

A brilliantly witty introduction to comparisons and opposites, illustrated by the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's B... MoreThe Same But Different Too

(23 reviews) Review
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. Despite ... MoreI am not an Elephant

(16 reviews) Review
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... MoreI can roar like a Dinosaur

(16 reviews) Review
10th June 2021

How To Mend a Friend

A heartfelt picture book that explains empathy, told in simple words.Some friends need a great big hug to make them feel... MoreHow To Mend a Friend

(15 reviews) Review
5th January 2023

I Really, Really Love You So

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling I Really, Really Need a Wee, by dynamic duo Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie, will ... MoreI Really, Really Love You So

(13 reviews) Review
28th March 2017


(10 reviews) Review
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... MoreI Really, Really Need a Wee!

(10 reviews) Review
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 under his... MoreThe Hat Full of Secrets

(8 reviews) Review
31st January 2013

Snug as a Bug

Would you prefer to be as snug as a bug rolled up in a rug? Like two cosy bats in thick woolly hats? As hot as three pig... MoreSnug as a Bug

(7 reviews) Review
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