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Phil Earle

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. In 2016, Phil was appointed as Reading charity BookTrust's new writer-in-residence. He lives on a hill in Yorkshire with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus. Visit Phil's website,, or follow him on twitter @philearle. Jamie is a St. Albans-based illustrator who graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008, and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children's Book Award in the same year.

    Since then Jamie has worked with many varied clients, and his debut children's book, 'MUM'S THE WORD', written by Timothy Knapman, is to be published by Hodder Children's Books in 2013.

    He is the creator, writer and illustrator of the on-going comic series 'COGG & SPROKIT' which is serialised in the Phoenix Comic, and his debut fiction series 'ATOMIC!', published by Scholastic Children's Books, written and created by Guy Bass, was released in 2012.

    When not trying to tame his un-naturally fast growing hair, he likes drawing, colouring in, cutting things out and sticking things in. Whatever medium he uses, Jamie tries to create a 'hand-made', organic and energetic feeling in his work. His interests are pretty wide and varied; although he does have a soft spot for wild animals and things that go bump in the night.

    Jamie is represented by Jodie Marsh at United Agents.

    Jamie Littler graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008. He has won a High Commendation Award at the Macmillan Children's Book Awards and is the creator of 'Cogg and Sprokit', which is serialised in the PHOENIX. He has worked on high-profile projects including The Famous Five. Follow him on Twitter @jamieillustrate or visit his website at
    25th February 2016

    A Storey Street novel: Superhero Street

    'A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!' - Danny Wal... More

    (7 reviews)
    6th April 2017

    Superdad'S Day off

    Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Dad ... More

    (6 reviews)
    7th May 2015

    A Storey Street novel: Demolition Dad

    CBBC Book of the Month, June 2017 P erfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Liz Pichon, this... More

    (4 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    A Storey Street novel: The War Next Door

    The third hilarious children's novel from Demolition Dad and Superhero Street author Phil Earle, illustrated by Watersto... More

    (4 reviews)
    5th January 2017

    Mind the Gap

    When Mikey's dad died, something in Mikey died too. He loved his old man and he never stopped dreaming that one day his ... More

    (3 reviews)
    11th February 2016

    Early Reader: Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

    (2 reviews)
    21st September 2017

    A Storey Street novel: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat

    From the author of DEMOLITION DAD, the CBBC Book of the Month June 2017, comes the fourth and final hilarious St... More

    (2 reviews)
    14th June 2004

    The Bubble Wrap Boy

    The new book from the award-winning Phil Earle, author of Heroic and Being Billy . 'Have finished BUBBLE-WRA... More

    (1 review)
    2nd April 2015

    Early Reader: Albert and the Garden of Doom

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

    (0 reviews)
    25th April 2013


    'For the past five weeks I'd prayed that I'd never see my brother's name spelt out in poppies. In the weeks that fol... More

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