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Debi Gliori - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Debi started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh from 1979 to 1984. She received a travelling scholarship award to go to Milan, and worked as a freelance from 1984 onwards. She lives and works in Scotland, and her studio is situated in a thirteenth-century herb garden. She now has four children and her book No Matter What is dedicated to them. Debi Gliori is the author/illustrator of many books for children including Mr Bear, the winner of a Children's Book Award.

DEBI GLIORI is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Bloomsbury picture books including the Alfie series, The Trouble with Dragons, Dragon Love Penguin and the bestselling No Matter What. She has sold more than half a million books in the UK alone. 

Debi lives in East Lothian with her family. 

Featured books by Debi Gliori

Other books by Debi Gliori

Alfie in the Woods

Alfie in the Woods

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Alfie Rabbit is walking through the woods. His world turns from real to imagined as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's turning into different woodland animals. Alfie is a gliding owl, a sticky prickly hedgehog and a just-woken bear ... ROAR!! A delightful book for toddlers, celebrating their irrepressible imagination, with exquisite illustrations featuring all sorts of woodland creatures. Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award.

All the Way Home

All the Way Home

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Brave Daddy must find out where he is and how to get home. But the Arctic creatures aren't that friendly and he stumbles along in the cold, lost ... until he bumps into a reindeer, who takes them to breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority ... Can brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns? If only penguins could fly ... Framed as a secret story that loving Daddy Penguin only shares with Little One, adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart. Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award, while her No Matter What is a perennial favourite with families all over the world.

Alfie in the Woods

Alfie in the Woods

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Alfie Rabbit is walking through the woods. His world turns from real to imagined as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's turning into different woodland animals. Alfie is a gliding owl, a sticky prickly hedgehog and a just-woken bear ... ROAR!! A delightful book for toddlers, celebrating their irrepressible imagination, with exquisite illustrations featuring all sorts of woodland creatures. Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award.

Goodnight World

Goodnight World

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, Goodnight lights above, aglow. Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to - ships, animals, plants, toys and of course, the sun - in this beautifully illustrated rhyming text, perfect for bedtime. Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award.

Side by Side

Side by Side

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

An adorable bedtime picture book with a positive message about friendship and overcoming shyness. From Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Little Mouseling lives with her family in Wintermouse Wood. She loves having a big family, but she's so small that she often gets left out when her older brothers and sisters go out to play. Can this shy little mouse find a best friend to stay by her side? This gentle, rhyming story is perfect for sharing with your little one at bedtime. Look out for The Koala Who Could: Winner of the Sainsbury's Book Prize 2017!

What's the Time, Mr Wolf? Big Book

What's the Time, Mr Wolf? Big Book

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Now in fantastic new big book size - perfect for shared reading lessons. Accompany Mr Wolf as he goes about his daily routine from breakfast to bedtime - and get to know the real Mr Wolf! Little ones will enjoy recognising familiar faces from a plethora of nursery rhymes, including Little Red Riding Hood (masquerading as the post girl), three cheeky little pigs (who make prank calls), a cat who's a dab hand at the fiddle, plus four and twenty blackbirds . . . An enchantingly original story inspired by the well-known playground tag game, this is also perfect for practising telling the time. The stunning artwork reveals something new with every reading and the many fabulous details will keep you turning the pages again and again.

No Matter What Big Book

No Matter What Big Book

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Now in fantastic new big book size - perfect for shared reading lessons. Small said, I'm a grim and grumpy little Small and nobody loves me at all. Oh Small, said Large. Grumpy or not, I'll always love you no matter what. When Small is in a big bad mood, it's up to Large to help. But what if Small were a grizzly bear, or a scary crocodile - would Large still love him? Of course! A heartfelt story about the unconditional love each parent feels for their child, beautifully told by Kate Greenaway-nominated Debi Gliori and repackaged for a new generation to enjoy.

No Matter What

No Matter What

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

'I'll always love you no matter what...' 'No matter what?' Small asks. But what if he turns into a bug, or a crocodile, or even a grizzly bear? Small has all sorts of questions about love, and his mummy must reassure him that her love will never, ever run out - no matter what. A heartfelt story about the unconditional love each parent feels for their child, beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated by Kate Greenaway-nominated Debi Gliori and repackaged for a new generation to enjoy.

Always and Forever

Always and Forever

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2012

When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Story-time will be eagerly anticipated when you read this wonderful lullaby picture book, populated with a rich cast of animals, from rabbits and bears to owls and seals, as every parent and child prepares for a safe night's sleep. With boundless energy, the text takes a ride through a night-time of possibilities as stormy weather assails the characters. Each fearful moment is calmly laid aside with warm cuddles and sweet caresses of reassurance. Combining soothing text that gently addresses bedtime fears with adorable art that will be familiar to Debi's many fans, this picture book will become a firm family favourite along with hot milk and bedtime kisses.

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2009

Bedtime will be eagerly anticipated when reading this wonderful lullaby picture book populated with a rich cast of firm animal favourites, from rabbits and bears to owls, as they all prepare for a safe night's sleep. With a soothing and comforting text that gently addresses bedtime fears as well as allowing lots of sharing and cuddling, this picture book will become a firm family favourite along with hot milk and bedtime kisses.

The Trouble with Dragons

The Trouble with Dragons

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

The world is populated by some beastly dragons who care nothing for how much they pollute the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think. Those dragons need to wake up to what they are doing to their world before it is too late ...An energy-filled picture book that addresses concerns about the environment in the most child-centric and delightful way possible.

Nursery Rhymes Book & CD

Nursery Rhymes Book & CD

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/02/2007

A treasury of nursery rhymes for children featuring 50 classic and favourite rhymes, to be read again and again. Read and sing along with your little one as you introduce them to well-known nursery rhymes including Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider, Little Bo-Peep, and many more. Colourful illustrations by much-loved children's author and illustrator Debi Gliori bring the classic rhymes to life and brighten every page. Perfect for bedtime reading, this collection includes a CD for you and your little one to listen and sing along to.

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Author: Joyce Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2006

Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep, just in case she has a bad dream. She asks her older brother Willoughby for help. Wise Willoughby knows that she just needs to think of all happy things that will be waiting for her in the morning ...This is a beautiful text by one of our best-loved authors, illustrated in an adorable style. This book has won widespread critical acclaim and children are clamouring to hear the story every bedtime!

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep

Author: Debi Gliori, Joyce Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/1999

Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep, just in case she has a bad dream. She asks her older brother Willoughby for help. Wise Willoughby knows that she just needs to think of all happy things that will be waiting for her in the morning... A beautiful text by one of our best-loved authors, illustrated in an adorable style, this book has won widespread critical acclaim. Children are clamouring to have this story every bedtime!

Give Him My Heart

Give Him My Heart

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/1998

Based on Christina Rossetti's poem In the Bleak Midwinter , this is the story of two little girls, one living in the present and the other at the time of the birth of Christ, who worry about what they can give a very special person for Christmas.

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