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Laura Ellen Anderson - Author

About the Author

Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of many children's books, including Snowflakes, written by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. She is also the creative tour de force behind the Evil Emperor Penguin comic series, and the Amelia Fang series, as well as the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars fiction series, which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. Laura has also worked for Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Orchard Books. I Don’t Want Curly Hair(Bloomsbury) was her first authored picture book. Laura lives and works in London.  Follow her on Instagram.

Featured books by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

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Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. And when the King's spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! In their race against time, they begin to realise things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem . . . Join Amelia on her very first adventure. She won't bite!  Look out for Amelia's next adventure, AMELIA FANG AND THE UNICORN LORDS, coming soon! When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

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Other books by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns

Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

A brand new title in the bestselling gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny Amelia Fang series - perfect for readers of 7+ MEET AMELIA FANG A little vampire with a big heart. Amelia Fang's mum has a baby vampire on the way! But with the Fang household completely focussed on the new arrival, no one is paying Amelia any attention. Until she is asked to look after three very mischievous caticorns who make it their business to get Amelia in a world of trouble. Now EVERYONE is watching. And not in a good way! Sink your fangs into Amelia's other howlingly hilarious adventures: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures Amelia Fang is perfect for readers of 7+ and fans of Witch Wars, The Worst Witch and Isadora Moon When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'The perfect mix of funny, foul and fearful' Metro 'Brilliantly imagined . . . laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Express The fifth book in the bestselling, gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny Amelia Fang series - perfect for readers of 7+ Meet Amelia Fang! Everyone's favourite little vampire. When Amelia and her friends are invited to Florence's grandmother 350th birthday party, they are very excited! Grand-yeti Clemence lives in the Yeti Pits, a maze of candle-lit tunnels and caves carved into Yeti Mountain. But not long after arriving, the precious glittery treasures of the ancient yetis start to go missing. And when Tangine goes missing too he becomes the prime suspect! Not only that but the tunnels of Yeti Mountain have started to collapse on themselves and it looks like Florence and her family will have to move far away. It's looking like the gang might never see each other again! Will Amelia be able to solve the mystery of the missing yeti treasure? And will she and her friends survive the perils of the crumbling Yeti Mountain and all the booby traps on the way? Join Amelia, Florence, Grimaldi, Pumpy and Tangine on the adventure of a lifetime! Also available in the Amelia Fang series: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday Amelia Fang is perfect for fans of Witch Wars, The Worst Witch and Isadora Moon When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a bestselling children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. The bestselling AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

I Don't Want to be Small

I Don't Want to be Small

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

NO! I do NOT want to be so small! I wish I'd keep growing so I can be tall. This little boy is fed up with being so little. He wants to be as tall as his friends and his big brother. But when he loses his teddy bear up a tree, not even his new tall friend can get it back for him. Maybe with a little bit of help they can reach the bear together ... A fun and inspiring tale about learning to love who we are, no matter what size. A perfect picture book for little people who don't want to be so little! From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson - the author/illustrator of the brilliantly fun I Don't Want Curly Hair and the bestselling Amelia Fang series

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

'The perfect mix of funny, foul and fearful' - Metro 'Brilliantly imagined . . . laugh-out-loud funny' - Sunday Express A brand new title in the bestselling gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny Amelia Fang series - perfect for readers of 7+ MEET AMELIA FANG The bravest little vampire in the kingdom It's the half-moon holiday in gloomy Nocturnia which means no school for Amelia and her friends! Instead they are going to spend it with their Rainbow Rangers troop, (led by unicorns Ricky and Graham) earning badges on Sugarplum Island. But whilst exploring, Amelia and the gang stumble upon an ancient curse - and are shrunk to the size of bugs! How will they make the bloodcurdlingly BIG journey to break the curse when they are all so very TINY? Sink your fangs into Amelia's other howlingly hilarious adventures: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief Amelia Fang is perfect for readers of 7+ and fans of Witch Wars, The Worst Witch and Isadora Moon When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

Evil Emperor Penguin (Almost) Takes Over the World

Evil Emperor Penguin (Almost) Takes Over the World

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Evil Emperor Penguin has a plan. (Another one! He's a very persistent penguin.) A plan to TAKE OVER THE WORLD! Nothing will stand in the way of his genius. Nothing . . . Except for his arch-nemesis: EVIL CAT! Evil Cat is also plotting world domination and he's not going to let Evil Emperor Penguin get there first . . . It's Evil Genius vs Evil Genius, as Evil Emperor Penguin (Almost) Takes Over the World!

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Audio disc Release Date: 07/03/2019

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/03/2019

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

A brand new title in the bestselling gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny Amelia Fang series - perfect for readers of 7+Meet Amelia Fang! Everyone's favourite little vampire.Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park - the most bloodcurdingly brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.But the creatures of Nocturnia has begun to act very strangely . . . No one can seem to remember anything - including their own names or even Amelia's big birthnight party!Where have everyone's memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?Also available in the Amelia Fang series:Amelia Fang and the Barbaric BallAmelia Fang and the Unicorn LordsAmelia Fang is perfect for readers of 7+ and fans of Witch Wars, The Worst Witch and Isadora MoonWhen she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

`The perfect mix of funny, foul and fearful' Metro `Brilliantly imagined . . . laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Express The third book in the bestselling, gorgeously gothic and wickedly funny Amelia Fang series - perfect for readers of 7+ Meet Amelia Fang! Everyone's favourite little vampire. Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park - the most bloodcurdingly brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible. But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act very strangely . . . No one can seem to remember anything - including their own names or even Amelia's big birthnight party! Where have everyone's memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is? Also available in the Amelia Fang series: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords Amelia Fang and the Half-Term Holiday Amelia Fang is perfect for fans of Witch Wars, The Worst Witch and Isadora Moon When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. The bestselling AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/10/2018

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Audio disc Release Date: 04/10/2018

Snow Babies

Snow Babies

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2018

Time to meet the snow babies! This is the perfect seasonal gift to introduce all those wide-eyed, soft, fluffy, cuddly and cute babies who live in the snow. Includes penguin chicks, seal pups, polar bear cubs, and many more.

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A GORGEOUSLY GOTHIC, WICKEDLY FUNNY NEW SERIES FROM WITCH WARS ILLUSTRATOR LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you'll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine's missing mother, Queen Fairyweather. But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies? Join Amelia on her latest adventure. She won't bite! This gloriously ghostly new series from the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN is perfect for 7-9 year olds and fans of THE WORST WITCH and WITCH WARS. Amelia Fang is a modern Wednesday Addams - but much more loveable! . Have you read Amelia's first adventure, AMELIA FANG AND THE BARBARIC BALL? When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Audio disc Release Date: 05/10/2017

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A GORGEOUSLY GOTHIC, WICKEDLY FUNNY NEW SERIES FROM WITCH WARS ILLUSTRATOR LAURA ELLEN ANDERSON Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. And when the King's spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! In their race against time, they begin to realise things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem . . . Join Amelia on her very first adventure. She won't bite! This gloriously ghostly new series from the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN is perfect for 7-9 year olds and fans of THE WORST WITCH and WITCH WARS. Amelia Fang is a modern Wednesday Addams - but much more loveable! Look out for Amelia's next adventure, AMELIA FANG AND THE UNICORN LORDS, coming soon! Praise for Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball: 'Brilliantly imagined . . . laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Express 'The perfect mixture of funny, foul and fearful' Metro When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator. Look out for book two, Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords!

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back!

Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back!

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back! At the very bottom of the Earth lives an extremely evil emperor penguin who is trying to take over the world! Unfortunately, he's just not very good at it. So he might need help from his friends...

I Don't Want Curly Hair!

I Don't Want Curly Hair!

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR! It's messy and silly and just plain unfair. All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she's ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused! A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair, lots and lots of hair. I Don't Want Curly Hair! is a glorious picture book for little people who always want what they can't have! From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson - illustrator of the bestselling Witch Wars series.

Evil Emperor Penguin

Evil Emperor Penguin

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Far away in the icy wastes of Antarctica lives a warm and cuddly, kind-hearted penguin who only wants to do good in the world...NOT! This is no ordinary penguin! This is...EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN! And he wants to take over the world!

Bunnies

Bunnies

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/02/2015

Chicks

Chicks

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 05/02/2015

Snow Babies

Snow Babies

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/10/2014

Puppies

Puppies

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2014

Kittens

Kittens

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2014

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