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Sophy Henn - Author

About the Author

Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children's books in her studio, with a large cup of tea by her side, and can't quite believe her luck. Where Bear? was her very first book and since then she has created the wonderful panda character called Pom Pom. She has been nominated for the Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? 2015 and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. She was the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016.

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Featured books by Sophy Henn

Almost Anything

Almost Anything

5+ readers

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

George the rabbit is the epitome of the timid child, but Bear cleverly empowers him to try. Wonderfully shows the the power of resilience and grit, the importance of self-belief and that we all have a bit of magic inside us if we give it a chance.

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Where Bear?

Where Bear?

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture the heart of its reader.

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Other books by Sophy Henn

Pizazz vs the New Kid

Pizazz vs the New Kid

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The super (like, actually, with powers and stuff) series from the amazingly talented Sophy Henn, award-winning author and illustrator of Bad Nana! The perfect read for children aged 7, 8, 9 and upwards, and for fans of Dork Diaries, Tom Gates, Amelia Fang, Wimpy Kid and Dog Man. BEING A SUPERHERO IS THE BEST THING EVER, RIGHT? WRONG! HELLO! My name is PIZAZZ and I'm a superhero . . . You probably think that's really AWESOME, and while it can be, it's also REEEEEEEAAALLLLY annoying. I guess it was sort of going OK (I say, sort of - I still have to wear a silly cape and save the world all the time) until this NEW KID showed up, and started WOWING everyone with their super powers. Yep, SUPER POWERS - just what this town needs, another super . . . Who just happens to have the coolest name ever: Jett. And now, because of Serena and her gang of Populars, I have to compete against Jett in an almighty and ultimate SUPER-OFF. But it's fine. I mean, even if I lose, there's space for two SUPERS in this school, isn't there?! Hilariously narrated by reluctant superhero Pizazz, and brimming with Sophy's distinctive illustrations and comic-book strips. PRAISE for PIZAZZ: Blocky comic-style panels, a fire-farting granddad and a conservationist message make for accessible, quirky reading - Guardian, Children's Book of the Month Sophy Henn's funny new series [...] a witty and original reminder that superheroes are human too - Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week Full-page illustrations, comic-strip sequences, quirky typography and dramatic chapter openers ensure this book will appeal to more reluctant readers - The i Sophy Henn's lively, energetic story should be a hit with anyone who finds it hard to fit in - Financial Times Perfect for fans of her previous series Bad Nana, with the same level of illustration and zany text throughout - Booktrust

Seren Orau'r Ser / Super Super You

Seren Orau'r Ser / Super Super You

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2020

That's Snow Business!

That's Snow Business!

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The third book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Hi! I'm Jeanie - still 7 3/4 years old, and back for another adventure with my BRILLIANT grandma BAD NANA. There's a local winter talent show, and the whole town is SO excited. Especially as the SPECTACULAR Bobby Trulove is in charge. He's an old friend of BAD NANA's and he's quite, erm, dramatic! The day before the show, a freak weather storm hits, and leaves the town snowed in. Can BAD NANA save the show? The third instalment in the wickedly funny series, from superstar author and illustrator Sophy Henn

All Kinds of Families

All Kinds of Families

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

A wonderful celebration of the diversity of family life that is perfect for pre-schoolers, from award-winning author/illustrator Sophy Henn the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Lifesize series. Just like us, animal families are all different. For orang-utans, mummy looks after the babies, for emus it is all down to daddy. Clownfish live with a mummy and daddy, some albatross families live with two mummies and some cheetahs are adopted by two daddies. For some families it is the grandparents, or even a huge family group, who help bring up the youngsters. But what's the one thing that they have in common? Love, of course! Reflecting the different ways that children live today, this warm and friendly introduction to the variety of family life is perfect for pre-schoolers to learn about the world around them, as well as seeing which family is similar to their own. Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Pom Pom series and her book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016.

All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2020

The second book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Hi! I'm Jeanie - 7 3/4 years old, and a BIG fan of badges. BAD NANA is one of my three grandmas (yes, three). Of course, Bad Nana isn't actually her actual name - but it's what everyone has been calling her for MILLIONS of years. If I had MY way, I would call her Fun Nana , because she is actually brilliant. Yes, she's a bit NAUGHTY sometimes, but in an EXCELLENT way. My Dad says she really should know better, but I think she's so bad, she's GOOD! The second instalment in the wickedly funny series, from superstar author and illustrator Sophy Henn

That's Snow Business!

That's Snow Business!

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The third book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Hi! I'm Jeanie - still 7 3/4 years old, and back for another adventure with my BRILLIANT grandma BAD NANA. There's a local winter talent show, and the whole town is SO excited. Especially as the SPECTACULAR Bobby Trulove is in charge. He's an old friend of BAD NANA's and he's quite, erm, dramatic! The day before the show, a freak weather storm hits, and leaves the town snowed in. Can BAD NANA save the show? The third instalment in the wickedly funny series, from superstar author and illustrator Sophy Henn

Older Not Wiser

Older Not Wiser

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

A wickedly funny new series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Jeanie's Grandma is BAD. Not bad like a vampire or a gangster or anything, more like . . . up to no good. Sometimes she can be a bit embarrassing but most of the time she's REALLY fun, especially when she gets Jeanie involved in her mischievous schemes. Everyone says she's old enough to know better . . . but she doesn't seem to care one bit. In fact, Jeanie thinks she might quite like it! Bad Nana is a deliciously wicked new series for ages six and up, told through the eyes of 7 3/4-year-old Jeanie. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with vibrantly coloured spreads, Bad Nana's naughty exploits will shock and appal - and make you snort with laughter!

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