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Holly Sterling - Author

Holly Sterling was born in Dublin and grew up in southern England. She studied Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland, and is currently studying for an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Illustration Prize in 2013, and winner of the Seven Stories/Frances Lincoln Illustration Competition in 2012. Holly also competes for her country in karate; she is a double National Champion and Gold and Bronze medallist from the WSKA World Championships. She lives near Sunderland. 15 Things Not to do with a Baby was her first published picture book. Her second book, Hiccups!, will be published by Frances Lincoln in 2016.

A q&a with Holly..

What do you most like drawing? Children

What do you find the hardest to draw? Hands

What's your secret weapon when it comes to illustrating? A good soft pencil and lots of energy!

What memories do you have of libraries as a kid? Overwhelming joy!

What books were most precious to you as a child? Brambly Hedge and Percy the Park Keeper.

If you could have an illustrator decorate your house who would you choose? Chris Haughton

Featured Books, with extracts, by Holly Sterling

Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar gets the hiccups. But how to get rid of them?...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Hiccups!
Holly Sterling
If this exuberant story doesn't have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it's hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!' Oscar gets the hiccups. But how to get rid of them?...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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