Lydia Monks - Author Picture

Lydia Monks - Author

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the preschool picture book series Twit Twoo School. Lydia lives in Sheffield.

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lydia Monks

Frog Hops Off!
Lydia Monks
Lydia Monks' new series is perfect for little children particularly those just starting nursery or reception. Frog is the star of this story which recounts his adventures on the school trip. He's a very bouncy character and is so excited...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2018
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Go, Go, Gorilla
Lydia Monks
When a gorilla comes to stay, the little girl wants to make sure her friend has a great time. She selects the menu carefully – lots of bananas – and takes him out in the snow. Skiing and skating isn't...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Eeeek, Mouse!
Lydia Monks
Eeeek, a mouse! squeaked Mummy. Aaahh, I don't like mice! squawked Daddy. Oooh, I love mice! squealed Minnie. But can Minnie keep the poor little mouse safe with a Dad and a cat so intent on catching it?
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Mungo Monkey Goes on a Train
Lydia Monks
March 15 Book of the Month It's great to see Mungo Monkey having a new adventure, and this time he and his little sister Mimi are going on a train with their grandparents – how exciting! Pre-school children will love...
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Format: Novelty book | Released 26/02/2015
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Babbit
Lydia Monks
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Best-selling author/illustrator Lydia Monks has a gift for entertaining and dramatic picture books. Babbit, a lovely Blue Rabbit, is happily enjoying a picnic when it is captured by the Witchy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2011
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Eeeek, Mouse!
Lydia Monks
Saving a mouse is Minnie's ambition but can she do it? How a family, including the cat, react to the arrival of a mouse in the house is a witty family story beautifully illustrated with loads of jokes for young...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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Aaaarrgghh, Spider!
Lydia Monks
A very funny story that is almost guaranteed to make spiders less frightening both to toddlers and their parents as they read it together; well may be until the last page. Full of humour the story of an unloved, unwanted...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2004
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Author Info

Author's Website

lydiamonks.com/#/home

Author's Blog

lydiamonksbooks.blogspot.co...

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