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Lucy Rowland

  • 5 stars across 42 books
Lucy Rowland (Author)
Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham but currently lives in London, where she works as a Children's Speech and Language Therapist. With a real passion for language and lots of experience working with young children, Lucy was thrilled when she finally made the leap into picture book writing. When she's not daydreaming about story ideas, reading A. A. Milne or thinking up fun new rhymes, Lucy enjoys backpacking, baking and long walks on the beach. She is rather scared of spiders (and spider-related tricks!) but has now (bravely) done the highest bungee jump in the world!

Paula Bowles (Illustrator)
Paula grew up in Hertfordshire with a house full of animals. She has always loved drawing, reading and playing in her imagination, so she studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and became an illustrator. She now lives in Bristol, where she has worked as an illustrator for over 10 years. Paula used to work in a preschool, where she got to run around pretending to be a crocodile, went on Bear Hunts and made play-dough cakes, which was awfully good fun, but she is now very excited to be working on books with Nosy Crow and Simon & Schuster.


As well as drawing, Paula likes getting out of the city for long walks and cycle trips in the fresh air (she once cycled from Bristol to Paris!), snuggled indoors with a good book, discovering new music, and dancing the Lindy hop. Oh, and she also once learned to walk the tightrope!
17th February 2022

Daddy's Rainbow: A story about loss and grief

Erin’s daddy sees the colour in everything. Even on the greyest days, they put on their wellies and go splashing in pudd... MoreDaddy's Rainbow: A story about loss and grief

(16 reviews) Review
25th January 2018

Little Red Reading Hood

Whilst leaving footpaths should never be done, Straying from stories is all sorts of fun! Little Red Read... MoreLittle Red Reading Hood

(15 reviews) Review
20th January 2022

This Tree is Just for Me!

With artwork by Laura Hughes, much-loved illustrator of the bestselling picture book, We're Going on an Egg Hunt Jack h... MoreThis Tree is Just for Me!

(14 reviews) Review
6th April 2017

Gecko's Echo

Once there was a gecko and she lived inside a cave. She was very, very small but she was also really brave. To stop sne... MoreGecko's Echo

(13 reviews) Review
5th April 2018

The Knight Who Said "No!"

The perfect picture book for children who have discovered the power of the word "NO"!Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly ... MoreThe Knight Who Said "No!"

(11 reviews) Review
6th April 2017

Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

This spick and span crew of pirates have had enough of Pete's pongy feet! So he's been ordered to walk the plank. But ... MorePirate Pete and His Smelly Feet

(7 reviews) Review
3rd September 2020

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy sh... MoreWanda's Words Got Stuck

(5 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

A Hero Called Wolf

A feel-good, rhyming picture book, with a positive message about being the hero of your own story!Wolf loves reading. Th... MoreA Hero Called Wolf

(5 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

The Birthday Invitation

When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor, and who should f... MoreThe Birthday Invitation

(4 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Jake Bakes a Monster Cake

Jake is baking a birthday cake for his best friend Sam. But his sweet treat turns monstrous when his friends help out:... MoreJake Bakes a Monster Cake

(4 reviews) Review
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