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Nicola O'Byrne

  • 5 stars across 18 books
    Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of Dino-Baby, Dino-Mummy (Bloomsbury) and Father Christmas on the Naughty Step (Puffin). He lives in Bristol.

    Nicola O'Byrne was born in Swaziland. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art before moving to London to study for a masters in Printmaking. In 2010, Nicola was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration. She has since worked with Blue Apple Books and Nosy Crow. This is Nicola's second book with Bloomsbury, her first being Two Little Bears (9781408836941).
    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

    (15 reviews)
    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

    (12 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

    (11 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 April 2014

    Use Your Imagination

    Rabbit is BORED. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. "Why not write a story?" he suggests. "I am a... More

    (1 review)
    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 July 2017

    Dread Cat

    Once there was a very fierce cat. Not just fierce: totally, terrifyingly, stupendously fierce. Everyone was afraid of th... More

    (1 review)
    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

    (1 review)
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