Richard Byrne - Author

About the Author

Richard Byrne in his own words:

"Born in a hospital. Brought up in Brighton. Learnt to colour-in in Eastbourne. Worked in graphic design. Worked in Brighton, London, Manchester and Yorkshire Hills. Worked for myself.

"Met Philippa somewhere along the way. Had two children. Had the mid-life crisis. Bought my first guitar. Got the urge to create a children's book. Got an agent. Got a book deal. Got another book deal."

Richard now lives in Chichester so that he can be closer to family, old friends, the coast, and the equator.

Featured books by Richard Byrne

Other books by Richard Byrne

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

From award-winning Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, (shortlisted for the Children's Book Award) comes another brilliantly inventive book starring Ben and Bella. When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . When Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Can you release Ben, Bella, and the cat from the mischievous book? It's a ticklish problem. Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

From award-winning Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, (shortlisted for the Children's Book Award) comes another brilliantly inventive book starring Ben and Bella. When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . When Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Can you rescue Ben and Bella from the naughty book? It's a ticklish problem. Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.

The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber

The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The young chalks are busy at the chalkboard but someone keeps stealing their drawings . . .Mrs Red calls Sergeant Blue to investigate but when the culprit is caught, he absconds in a cloud of chalk dust. The chalks find another way to lure the suspect into their hands and it is only then that they discover they've misjudged the poor chalk rubber all along . . . With a stunning graphic look on a chalkboard-black background, this is a fun story where readers truly participate in the investigation: looking for the clues, assessing the line-up of suspects, and closing in on the culprit.

The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber

The Case of the Red-Bottomed Robber

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

The young chalks are busy at the chalkboard but someone keeps stealing their drawings . . .Mrs Red calls Sergeant Blue to investigate but when the culprit is caught, he absconds in a cloud of chalk dust. The chalks find another way to lure the suspect into their hands and it is only then that they discover they've misjudged the poor chalk rubber all along . . .

I Want to go First!

I Want to go First!

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In this playful and engaging new story from innovative picture book maker Richard Byrne, Elphie is lining up with the other elephants to start the long march to the watering hole at the back of the book. As the littlest elephant, he has to go last. But Elphie reallly wants to go first and he enlists the help of the reader to help him move up the queue. He almost manages it until the biggest elephant shuffles everyone back to their proper positions just as they arrive at the watering hole. But the watering hole is already occupied by a very, very big and very, very selfish elephant. Elphie's resourcefulness saves the day and on the long march home, the other elephants decide that Elphie should go . . .*SPOILER ALERT* . . . you'll just have to read the book to find out!

I Want to go First!

I Want to go First!

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

In this playful and engaging new story from innovative picture book maker Richard Byrne, Elphie is lining up with the other elephants to start the long march to the watering hole at the back of the book. As the littlest elephant, he has to go last. But Elphie reallly wants to go first and he enlists the help of the reader to help him move up the queue. He almost manages it until the biggest elephant shuffles everyone back to their proper positions just as they arrive at the watering hole. But the watering hole is already occupied by a very, very big and very, very selfish elephant. Elphie's resourcefulness saves the day and on the long march home, the other elephants decide that Elphie should go . . .*SPOILER ALERT* . . . you'll just have to read the book to find out!

The Great Moon Confusion

The Great Moon Confusion

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

In the pine forest, there's a perplexing puzzle. The moon is getting smaller every day and Rabbit wants to know why. She asks her friend Aldrin, the raccoon. Although he doesn't have the answer to her question, Aldrin decides the issue needs a 'proper investigation'. And, because he's a bit of a know-it-all, over the course of the next few days, Aldrin dreams up a far-fetched explanation for the shrinking moon that points the finger of blame at two bumbling bears called Hubble and Lovell. In fact the bears turn out to be rather smart and it's thanks to them that the other animals learn their first fun lesson in astronomy. Join Aldrin and friends for a whodunit of astronomical proportions!

Penguins Can't Fly!

Penguins Can't Fly!

Author: Richard Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Gregory the gull and Hudson the penguin are the best of friends. When Gregory learns to fly, Hudson feels left out. But when Gregory gets into trouble, it's Hudson who comes to his rescue, discovering he also has a wonderful skill.

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