Ros Asquith - Author Picture

Ros Asquith - Author

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.

An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

If you like Ros Asquith you might also like to read books by Louise Rennison and Meg Cabot.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ros Asquith

Vanishing Trick Poems by Ros Asquith
Ros Asquith
When I hear the word word My brain goes blurred My mind feels furred. Word is a strange word isn't it? It has too many meanings, doesn't it? After all, everything's a word. How absurd. Ros Asquith is a Guardian...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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The Big Fib
Ros Asquith - illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick
Interest Age 5-8 When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke's Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works. He loves...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2015
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The Bad Trousers
Ros Asquith - illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick
Interest Age 5-8 A charming birthday story about one boy and his Granny's awful knitting, with artwork by Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedderwick. Robbie is excited about his upcoming birthday and what he might get as presents...a tractor perhaps or...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2014
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It's Not Fairy
Ros Asquith
This is a wonderful, hilarious fantasy starring a very feisty fairy on a mission. The witty text and illustrations packed with comic detail will have the whole family laughing out loud, as well as encouraging discussion about fairness.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings
Ros Asquith
November 2012 Book of the Month & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, this hilarious series goes from strength to strength. In this forth title, The Aliens exploration of earthlings' speech reveals the foibles of the English language -...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/10/2012
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Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Galactic Poodle
Ros Asquith
Third in the series. The first book, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. It was described by Michael Rosen as “Inventive, clever, warm … a short course in learning how to laugh.”...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2012
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Letters from an Alien Schoolboy 2 : Cosmic Custard
Ros Asquith
This new adventure of the Alien Schoolboy is packed full of excellent jokes that will delight fans of the original title. Flowkwee is on a mission back to the freezing, grumpy, spaceblob called earth – often referred to as the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2011
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Letters from an Alien Schoolboy
Ros Asquith
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011 and described as “a child's version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”. Piccadilly Press MD Brenda Gardner says, “We are delighted that Ros is on the shortlist for the Roald Dahl...
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Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2010
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Yummy Stuff: Ros Asquith's Teen Cookbook
Ros Asquith
This no-worries guide to cooking is both chatty and informative in style and will be loved by teens. There are helpful survival recipes alongside recipes that are just plain fun interspersed by some great cartoon-style imagery. With over 120 recipes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/11/2009
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Fibby Libby
Ros Asquith
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Water Boy
Ros Asquith - illustrated by Ian Andrew
Ros Asquith's deceptively simple text shows us the world through the eyes of a young boy on his various adventures.One moment he's a ‘water boy' at the seaside, the next he's a ‘farm boy' playing with the animals.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Trixie Very Extremely Brilliant Guide To Everything
Ros Asquith
In a handy A to Z format, this is a brilliant girls' guide to almost everything. You just have to think of the first letter of their problem and look up for Trixie's marvellous advice! With fun and quirky illustrations...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/03/2007
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Babies
Ros Asquith
Enjoy babies of all kinds in this bouncy rhyming introduction to big babies, small babies, happy babies, cross babies – babies of all kinds and with a lovely surprise ending. Ros Asquith's softly illustrated babies are most endearing. If...
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Format: Board Book | Released 16/04/2004
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www.rosasquith.co.uk/blog/

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