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Thomas Taylor

  • 5 stars across 18 books
    Born in Norfolk but raised in Wales, Thomas doodled his way through childhood until they let him into Norwich School of Art and Design. He then studied illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. His first commissioned work was the cover illustration for a then unknown book called Harry potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling. Since then Thomas has written and Illustrated many children's picture books, and even written a few for others to illustrate. He lives in Normandy, France, where he shamelessly steals story ideas from his two little boys, Max and Benjy. John was born and brought up in northeast of England, though he's lived in London for the past twenty years. He has been a designer, visualiser and art director but now focuses on creating children's books.  His first two picture books were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and he's also been shortlisted for the BBC Books-to-read-out-loud Awards.

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    1st May 2019

    Malamander

    Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks a... More

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    1st May 2020

    Gargantis

    There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep...? When an ancient bo... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Pets You Get!

    A small boy imagines all the wild pets he could get, from an enormous bear to a fiery dragon! He decides they'd be so mu... More

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    30th January 2014

    Too Many Tickles!

    There are tickles everywhere in this house. From Mum's swirly-whirly tummy button tickles to Dad's great big side-grab... More

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    5th July 2007

    The Noisiest Night

    The sun is setting, it's time for bed...but Clovis isn't at all sleepy! He has decided to be a night-tiger. He just need... More

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    24th May 2012

    Haunters

    Eddie, Adam and David have the same gift. Separated by generations, they are linked by their ability to time-trave... More

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    23rd February 2012

    Pookey The Mousepig

    Mia loves to draw and has a vivid imagination. Her imagination takes her everywhere. She draws Pookey on a piece of pape... More

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    7th June 2012

    Dan and the Dead

    Dan can see ghosts. See them, speak to them, and sometimes help them - for a price. Dan and his ghostly sidekick Simon (... More

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    1st July 2010

    Jack's Tractor

    Jack takes a ride in his big red tractor with a trailer attached behind, picking up lots of fun animal friends along t... More

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