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Nicola O'Byrne

  • 5 stars across 22 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.
    7th February 2013

    Open Very Carefully

    Watch out! A crocodile is eating his way through your favourite bedtime picture book! What would you do if you were set... More

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    14th January 2016

    The Last Book Before Bedtime

    Favourite fairy tales are turned upside down in this laugh-out-loud bedtime story, where everyone wants to be the hero. ... More

    (19 reviews)
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    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

    (18 reviews)
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    5th January 2017

    Dear Dinosaur

    The first in the bestselling interactive picture book series about a dinosaur and his best friend Max - ... More

    (7 reviews)
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    6th July 2017

    Dread Cat

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

    (5 reviews)
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    11th June 2020

    Poo! Is That You?

    A stinkingly funny story, featuring a whole range of REAL stinky animals! Lenny the Lemur is on holiday in the ... More

    (5 reviews)
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    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 clea... More

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    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

    (4 reviews)
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    1st April 2021

    Wee? It Wasn't Me!

    Following on from Poo! Is that you? , Wee? It Wasn't Me! is the second title starring Lenny the ring-tailed lem... More

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    5th March 2015

    Use Your Imagination

    Imagination knows no limits in this fairy tale with a twist by award-winning picture book creator, Nicola O'Byrne. Rab... More

    (2 reviews)
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