Kristina Stephenson - Author Picture

Kristina Stephenson - Author

Kristina Stephenson trained as a set and costume designer. She had a successful career in Theatre and Children’s TV until she had her children. Wanting to stay at home with them, she turned to illustration. She has illustrated many non-fiction books.

Kristina lives with her husband, who is a musician, and her son and daughter in Wiltshire.

A Day in the Life of Me

The alarm clock wakes me early – too early sometimes – but I’m glad it does – I must be up before anyone else. I need a quiet house (and the calming influence of the dawn chorus) in order to perfect my ‘master work-plan for the day’. I also need to pick a nice menu for supper, pack some sandwiches and a big bottle of water for Maddie’s geography trip and find that favourite little something for Charlie to take to school - just in case - (now where have I heard that before?).

At school I kiss the kids goodbye, remount my faithful bike and head back home. Home, which as I cycle towards it, is morphing magically into a place of work – an office. I’m clever you see: I make the beds, I wash up the breakfast things, and I hide away anything laundry-like, before I leave the house. I do it every morning, you know, so that by the time I return, the transformation has taken place. Wow!

This happens in a little room, which nestles neatly between the kitchen (which is, of course, on my return, no longer a kitchen but a place to refresh water pots and wash paint brushes) and the tiny courtyard (now bereft of all bikes bar mine), which has become a secret garden into which I look for inspiration and the occasional fairy.

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Molly Maybe and the Ghost Train
Kristina Stephenson
Molly Maybe is a great picture book character! A resident of the village of Smallsbury she's got a monster world under her treehouse, and an amazing machine – the Mundervator – to take her there. In this adventure Molly and...
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Molly Maybe and the Monster Mission
Kristina Stephenson
There's an amazing monster world right underneath Molly Maybe's treehouse and she can get there via her magical machine, the Mundervator. When holes start appearing on her neighbour's lawn, Molly suspects that monsters might be at the bottom of them....
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret
Kristina Stephenson
Glorious page design and clever folding out flaps make this new adventure for the endearing young knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks a particular delight. Something terrible is happening in the castle on the hill. It is so terrible that no...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2015
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure
Kristina Stephenson
Charlie is big, bold and daring but is he brave enough to rescue a damsel in distress? Find out by joining him on a really big and frightening adventure. Vibrant illustrations and fold-out flaps give the story an additional dimension...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Molly Maybe's Monsters: The Dappity Doofer
Kristina Stephenson
September 2015 Book of the Month Molly Maybe lives in Smallsbury, a sleepy town where nothing much ever happens. At least, not above ground! Underneath is a magical world, and the only way to get to it is via...
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Kristina Stephenson
October 2014 Book of the Month A swashbuckling new adventure for the brave-hearted knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Help! says the message in the bottle and Sir Charlie is determined to do just that. Sailing across the dangerous seas filled...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/10/2014
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks the Pirate's Curse
Kristina Stephenson
October 2014 Book of the Month A swashbuckling new adventure for the brave-hearted knight Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Help! says the message in the bottle and Sir Charlie is determined to do just that. Sailing across the dangerous seas filled...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Wizard's Whisper
Kristina Stephenson
Favourite hero Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is off on a new adventure which is revealed in a picture book with four giant fold-out flaps to add excitement. Sir Charlie is set a challenge by a wizard with a sneaky smile...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2013
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Spell
Kristina Stephenson
Read and sing along to this story of derring-do! Once upon a misty morning, from the top of a twisty-wisty beanstalk, someone was looking down on to a tall, tall tower...Magic and mischief are afoot as a dreadful spell is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2010
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure
Kristina Stephenson
Book and CD. Charlie is big, bold and daring but is he brave enough to rescue a damsel in distress? Find out by joining him on a really big and frightening adventure. Vibrant illustrations and fold-out flaps give the story...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 01/06/2009
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Sir Charlie Stinky Socks And The Really Frightful Night
Kristina Stephenson
Charlie is big, bold and daring but is he brave enough to rescue a damsel in distress? Find out by joining him on a really big and frightening adventure. Vibrant illustrations and fold-out flaps give the story an additional dimension...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2008
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Sir Charlie Stinkysocks And The Really Big Adventure
Kristina Stephenson
Most children think they are bold and brave and terribly clever. So why not join up with Charlie the Knight on a marvellous adventure, where whilst all around him are in fear of their life, Charlie is big, bold and daring...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2007
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