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Helen Stephens - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Helen Stephens grew up in County Durham and currently lives in London with her partner and baby girl. She studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and began working as a freelance illustrator in 1994. She worked as an editorial illustrator for a few years before writing her first book in 1998. She has written and illustrated many popular books for children which have been published worldwide in a variety of languages. Her clients include Alison Green Books, Egmont Children's Books, David Fickling Books, Random House, Macmillan, Puffin, Nickelodeon, and many more. As well as writing her own stories she has also produced books in collaboration with other authors including Roger McGough, Simon Mason and Sophie Hannah. Fleabag has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Fun Story With Pictures Award 2009, Blue Horse and Tilly won Best World Theme Story in 2002, Twinkly Night was shortlisted for the Sainsburies Baby Book Award 2002 and Poochie-Poo won the AOI Images Silver award 2003. Helen is a lecturer on Cambridge School of Art's MA in Illustrating for Children.

Featured books by Helen Stephens

Other books by Helen Stephens

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas PB

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas PB

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

When Iris and her lion are forced to spend Christmas apart, the lion embarks on a festive, snowy adventure to find her - and almost bumps into Father Christmas! The fourth irresistible book about Iris and her lion is destined to be a Christmas classic.

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Michael Morpurgo and Helen Stephens' classic Christmas story, now in a brand-new larger gift format - the perfect Christmas gift! High in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon. In the village below, the people do everything they can to keep the dragon away. But one day, a little girl called Mimi finds a baby dragon. The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what if his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to help the little dragon find his way home . . . A wonderful story about friendship, courage and adventure, perfect for sharing with the whole family.

The Problem with Penguins

The Problem with Penguins

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

It's hard when you have to share everything with your baby brother. Tofta doesn't want to at all. So when an iceberg drifts past her window, she decides that it's her iceberg and she's not going to share it with anyone. But when five hundred playful penguins turn up, Tofta finds that sharing can be great fun, too. A brand new edition of this funny, atmospheric story about learning to share by author/illustrator of the award-winning HOW TO HIDE A LION.

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Iris and her lion go everywhere together. But when Christmas comes and the family are going away, Mum says the lion must stay behind. After all, you can't take a lion on a train. Luckily the lion has other ideas. He sets off on a festive, snowy adventure to find Iris - and almost bumps into Father Christmas! The fourth irresistible book about Iris and her lion is destined to be a Christmas classic.

First Fairy Tales

First Fairy Tales

Author: Margaret Mayo Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Belle and Sebastien

Belle and Sebastien

Author: Cecile Aubry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The son of a gypsy woman, Sebastien is found as a newborn baby in the Alps and brought up by Cesar and his grandchildren Angelina and Jean. Born on the same day, Belle is a beautiful white Pyrenean Mountain Dog who has been neglected and passed on from owner to owner, until one day she escapes from a kennel. When Sebastien rescues the runaway Belle from the wrath of the villagers, the boy and the dog form a lifelong friendship and embark on exciting adventures in the mountains. First published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sebastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom. Available for the first time into English, this edition Includes extra material for young readers, including a section on the book, information about the author and a test-yourself quiz.

Oliver Elephant

Oliver Elephant

Author: Lou Peacock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mum and baby sister, he has a brilliant time with his toy elephant, Oliver, playing peekaboo, hiding in a doll's house and dancing Oliver on tables. But suddenly disaster strikes - Oliver goes missing! And - oh dear - the department store is VERY big. Will Noah ever find his favourite toy again?

How to Hide a Lion at School Gift edition

How to Hide a Lion at School Gift edition

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Board book Release Date: 06/07/2017

Lions aren't allowed at school, but Iris's lion doesn't want to be left behind. He even stows away on the school trip to the museum, causing much madness and mayhem as he hides among the exhibits. The third warm and funny adventure in the bestselling HOW TO HIDE A LION series is guaranteed to delight children everywhere.

How to Hide a Lion at School

How to Hide a Lion at School

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Lions aren't allowed at school, but Iris's lion doesn't want to be left behind. He even stows away on the school trip to the museum, causing much madness and mayhem as he hides among the exhibits. The third warm and funny adventure in the bestselling HOW TO HIDE A LION series is guaranteed to delight children everywhere.

How to Hide a Lion Gift Set

How to Hide a Lion Gift Set

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2015

This fabulous HOW TO HIDE A LION gift-set contains a mini-hardback edition of the classic story by Helen Stephens, and a gorgeous, cuddly lion toy. HOW TO HIDE A LION tells the funny and heart-warming story of Iris, a little girl who strikes up a very special friendship with a lion.

Betsy Visits Her Grandparents

Betsy Visits Her Grandparents

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2015

From Helen Stephens, author and illustrator of How to Hide a Lion, Fleabag, and Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger, comes a brilliant first experiences series, perfect for children aged 2+ Visiting Grandma and Grandad is always so much fun! But the first time Betsy has a sleepover, she sees some scary shadows at bedtime . . . These fun, reassuring and heart-warming stories are great for introducing concepts. Little ones will love relating to Betsy's early experiences. Have you collected all of Betsy's adventures? Besty Goes to School Betsy Goes to the Doctor Betsy Makes a Splash Betsy Visits her Grandparents

How to Hide a Lion from Grandma

How to Hide a Lion from Grandma

Author: Helen Stephens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

When Grandma comes to stay, Iris has to hide her lion, as grandmas can get anxious if they find a lion in the house. But Grandma is acting suspiciously, too, and Iris is sure she has a secret of her own. To Iris's great surprise, it turns out that Grandma is hiding a bear in her bedroom! This warm and funny follow-up to the prize-winning, bestselling picture book, HOW TO HIDE A LION, is certain to be another winner with children everywhere.

The Quigleys Not For Sale

The Quigleys Not For Sale

Author: Simon Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

The Quigleys are back! When the family visits a smart hotel, Will gets into all sorts of trouble when he tries to be charming - which has interesting results. And on Mother's Day, the family walk turns into an unforgettable adventure when the terrifying Pokehead saves Lucy from an equally terrifying bull. Here are four more hilarious stories about this unforgettable yet entirely recognizable family.

The Bee's Knees

The Bee's Knees

Author: Roger Mcgough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2003

A brilliant collection of brand-new poems from 'the patron saint of poetry'. Longer, narrative poems sit comfortably with Roger McGough's sharper observations and insightful words in this collection, perfectly illustrated in black-and-white line by Helen Stephens.

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