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Lauren Tobia

  • 5 stars across 24 books

    Before becoming a children's author, Michelle Robinson wrote copy and devised websites for some of the world's biggest brands, including Coca-Cola, Guinness and Cadbury. She learned to write copy really quickly so she could spend time working on her funny stories instead. She has a very funny blog and Tweets regularly. Michelle lives in Somerset with her husband and two young children.

    Lauren Tobia studied Illustration at the University of the West of England. Whilst there she was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. Lauren's first book was A Heart for Ruby by Franzeska G Ewart, quickly followed by the successful Anna Hibiscus series by Atunuke (Walker). Before becoming an illustrator, Lauren was an intensive care nurse. She lives with her husband in Bristol with two unruly rescue Jack Russells. She has two grown-up daughters, an allotment and a serious home baking habit. She is also a regular blogger and tweeter.

    5th June 2014

    Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

    Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa - and today she is going o the beach with her family. All she wants to... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Anna Hibiscus' Song

    A beautiful, vibrant story, with rich colours and words that sing right off the page. This is the first picture... More

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    7th March 2013

    How to Find a Fruit Bat

    Are apples not your thing? Not bonkers about bananas? Not great with grapes? What you need is a fruit bat. Get one o... More

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    1st October 2007

    Anna Hibiscus

    A collection of four linked stories of family life set in modern west Africa. Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Af... More

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    25th August 2015

    Happy in Our Skin

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    2nd June 2016

    Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus!

    "Anna Hibiscus," whispers her father. "Come and see..." "Babies!" says Anna. "Two babies! From the stellar team... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Are You Sure, Mother Bear?

    Will everything I love still be there when I wake? Mother Bear's absolute reassurance - and an unexpected outing - enabl... More

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    4th July 2019

    Let's Go to the Seaside!

    Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today! ... More

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    4th July 2019

    Let's Go Swimming!

    Bee pulls her shoes and socks off, Billy builds a heap of clothes. They wriggle into SWIMSUITS... Ready? Steady? G... More

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