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Nicola O'Byrne

  • 5 stars across 19 books
    When Nicola was 5 years old her parents banned Saturday morning television, and she has been drawing ever since. Born in Swaziland, Nicola grew up in Singapore and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Edinburgh, London and Cambridge. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Sjoerd, and their invisible dog, Chewbacca. Nicola has a Bachelor's degree in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art and an MA (Printmaking) from Camberwell College of Art. In her spare time she enjoys weightlifting and baking.
    1st February 2013

    Open Very Carefully

    What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realised that a crocodile had fallen into ... More

    (18 reviews)
    14th January 2016

    The Last Book Before Bedtime

    Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is the best story of all. But the problem is, everyone wants to be in... More

    (17 reviews)
    7th April 2016

    Gorilla Loves Vanilla

    A deliciously funny new picture book by Scottish Children's Book Award winner Chae Strathie and Waterstones Childr... More

    (12 reviews)
    5th January 2017

    Dear Dinosaur

    After a trip to the museum, Max writes a letter to his favourite dinosaur, the mighty T. Rex - and the T. Rex writ... More

    (6 reviews)
    9th October 2014

    My Little Star

    When the day is done and sleep draws near, When the moon's aglow and stars appear. I'll whisper something crystal clear ... More

    (4 reviews)
    14th July 2016

    The Great Dragon Bake Off

    At the Ferocious Dragon Academy, dragons-in-training learn the arts of bone crunching and teeth sharpening. But there is... More

    (3 reviews)
    1st March 2018

    Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour

    Max and his favourite T. Rex are back with a bang in this gorgeous follow-up to DEAR DINOSAUR. When Max vis... More

    (2 reviews)
    7th April 2011

    How to Make a Heron Happy

    Hamish is worried about the heron in the park. It always looks sad and grumpy, with its hunched-up shoulders and long fr... More

    (1 review)
    6th April 2017

    Dear Dinosaur: With Real Letters to Read!

    Get ready for a ROARSOME time! When Max visits a local museum, he wishes he could ask the dinosaurs a bunch of q... More

    (1 review)
    2nd August 2018

    Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour: With Real Letters to Read!

    Here's more ROARSOME fun for fans of Dear Dinosaur! When Max drops by the local museum to visit his dinosaur ... More

    (1 review)
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