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Sarah Warburton - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Sarah grew up in Anglesey, North Wales. She studied illustration at the University of the West of England, in Bristol, and hasn't looked back since. Sarah has created many books, working for a large variety of publishers, including illustrating the Rumblewick series, which has sold worldwide and is u n d e r m o v i e o p t i o n w i t h DreamWorks. Sarah lives in Bristol with her husband, two children and a grumpy guinea pig.

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Other books by Sarah Warburton

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Magic Thief

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Magic Thief

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2022

The fourth book in the magical Starfell series, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Starfell is on the edge of disaster. The fight against Silas, the wizard determined to steal all magic for himself, is far from over - but how can Willow make a difference when her powers have been taken? With the help of her friends, the young witch sets off to the treacherous Mountains of Nach. There, she hopes to find the Craegun, a powerful beast believed to restore anything that has been lost - for a heavy price. The mission is fraught with danger, but there's no turning back . . . or the magic of Willow's world will be lost forever. The epic fourth adventure in the Starfell series is a powerful celebration of kindness, resilience and equality.

Ten Delicious Teachers

Ten Delicious Teachers

Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2022

An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling and written in a deliciously infectious rhyme with witty and whimsical illustrations. Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK - a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting... An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling with witty and whimsical illustrations.

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Magic Thief

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Magic Thief

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2022

The fourth book in the magical Starfell series, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss and the Lost Day was selected as Waterstones Book of the Month. Starfell is on the edge of disaster. The fight against Silas, the wizard determined to steal all magic for himself, is far from over - but how can Willow make a difference when her powers have been taken? With the help of her friends, the young witch sets off to the treacherous Mountains of Nach. There, she hopes to find the Craegun, a powerful beast believed to restore anything that has been lost - for a heavy price. The mission is fraught with danger, but there's no turning back . . . or the magic of Willow's world will be lost forever. The epic fourth adventure in the Starfell series is a powerful celebration of kindness, resilience and equality.

One Camel Called Doug the perfect countdown to bedtime!

One Camel Called Doug the perfect countdown to bedtime!

Author: Lu Fraser Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2022

A warmly reassuring rhyming story (with a fun counting element!) about how it's ok to need a little alone time, from the author of the award-winning The Littlest Yak. Doug the camel is all alone and sometimes he wonders whether one is enough (it makes playing hide and seek terribly tough...). So when at first one, then two, then three, then four more camels turn up (followed by a whole camel herd), Doug delights in the possibilities all these new friends bring. But when Doug is 'all camelled out' from all the excitement and it's time to count down to bedtime, he takes just as much pleasure from the peace of being alone once again. Lu Fraser's warm, funny text is a delight to read out loud and is brilliantly illustrated by Sarah Warburton in the first book from this exciting new picture book partnership. By Lu Fraser & Kate Hindley: The Littlest Yak

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

The third book in the magical Starfell series, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss and the Lost Day was selected as Waterstones Book of the Month. For the very first time, magical children like Willow are allowed to go to school alongside their non-magical neighbours. But Willow is suspicious. She knows the Brothers of Wol are up to no good, so why are they changing the rules all of a sudden? On her first day, Willow meets an elf girl named Twist, and soon they are embarking on Willow's most urgent mission yet: to protect the children of Starfell, uncover the mystery of a long-lost kingdom - and prevent the very source of magic from getting into the wrong hands . . .

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

The third book in the magical Starfell series, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss and the Lost Day was selected as Waterstones Book of the Month. For the very first time, magical children like Willow are allowed to go to school alongside their non-magical neighbours. But Willow is suspicious. She knows the Brothers of Wol are up to no good, so why are they changing the rules all of a sudden? On her first day, Willow meets an elf girl named Twist, and soon they are embarking on Willow's most urgent mission yet: to protect the children of Starfell, uncover the mystery of a long-lost kingdom - and prevent the very source of magic from getting into the wrong hands . . .

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently saved the world. The problem is, nobody can remember it - and, to make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will ... which is especially troubling now that her friend Sometimes needs her help! Sometimes has discovered how to see ten minutes into the future. Unfortunately that's only enough time to find out that his kidnappers are on their way! His only hope is to write an urgent letter to Willow, asking if she wouldn't mind trying to find him. As Willow and her friends piece together what has happened to Sometimes, their adventure takes them from an enchanted tower to the magical forest of Wisperia and into dangerous new realms... Can Willow save Sometimes when her own powers are out of control?

The Princess and the Shoe

The Princess and the Shoe

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This sporty re-imagining of Cinderella is the perfect picture book for any princess (or prince) who prefers muddy trainers to glass slippers. Princess Jasmine is not like her stepsisters. She hates long dresses and sitting still and would much rather take part in the big cross-country race. So, when a fairy godmother appears with a new pair of speedy magic trainers, well, it looks like her dream has come true! That is, until she loses one of her trainers . . . how will she even finish the race? But when she goes on to WIN, was it the magic trainers or was it Jasmine's determination and belief in herself? This feminist rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses and princes who don't need rescuing. And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Author: Dominique Valente Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The first book in the most spellbinding children's fantasy series of the year, now in paperback, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or spectacles. Useful, but not exactly exciting... Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow's door and asks for her help. A whole day - last Tuesday to be precise - has gone missing. Completely. And without it the whole universe could unravel. Now Willow holds the fate of Starfell in her rather unremarkable hands... Can she save the day - by finding the lost one? Step into Starfell, a world crackling with warmth, wit and magic, perfect for readers aged 8-12. Book 2 coming in April 2020!

The Princess and the Shoe

The Princess and the Shoe

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

This sporty re-imagining of Cinderella is the perfect picture book for any princess (or prince) who prefers muddy trainers to glass slippers. Princess Jasmine is not like her stepsisters. She hates long dresses and sitting still and would much rather take part in the big cross-country race. So, when a fairy godmother appears with a new pair of speedy magic trainers, well, it looks like her dream has come true! That is, until she loses one of her trainers . . . how will she even finish the race? But when she goes on to WIN, was it the magic trainers or was it Jasmine's determination and belief in herself? This feminist rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses and princes who don't need rescuing. And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea.

Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping

Dinosaurs Go Christmas Shopping

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A fun-filled Christmas picture book, perfect for dinosaur fans. My Christmas is for presents And fun and Santa Claus, I'd never want it spoiled By naughty dinosaurs. When a group of unruly dinosaurs threaten to ruin Christmas, one little boy decides to take charge. Will the dinosaurs listen? You bet they will! And after a lot of sorting, cleaning and tidying, it's very clear that this will definitely be the best Christmas ever. Hooray for the dinosaurs! other titles in the series are set in a supermarket and school

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The beloved childhood classic by J.M. Barrie is retold in rhyme in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children? A beautiful picture book retelling for young children in rollicking rhyme by award-winning author, Caryl Hart A timeless keepsake gift with beautiful illustrations by Sarah Warburton to treasure and share. Full of magical adventure, this favourite classic is the ultimate bedtime picture book Discover more beautiful gift books in the Nosy Crow Classic range including The Velveteen Rabbit and Heidi With sumptuous details including cloth binding, foil cover, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker and head and tail bands.

The Invincibles: The Beast of Bramble Woods

The Invincibles: The Beast of Bramble Woods

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Nell and Freddie have the BEST time camping. They eat ALL the marshmallows and play TRICKS on Nell's big brother and his nerdy friends. But the BEAST OF BRAMBLE WOODS wants to join in the fun too! EEK! From Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, the team behind the wildly successful 'The Princess and the...' picture book series, 'The Invincibles' series is perfect for children who are beginning to read alone. Beautifully illustrated in two-colour to make the transition from picture books to chapter books easier and more appealing. Look out for The Piglet Pickle The Hamster Rescue

Daddy Lion's Tea Party

Daddy Lion's Tea Party

Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2017

Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun! A hilarious new picture book from the creators of 'Mabel and Me' and 'Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show'. Daddy Lion is having a polite and genteel tea party for his cubs. They want to invite all their friends but Daddy says no; he doesn't want the pot-bellied pigs hogging the cream buns or Skunk pooh, pong, stinking the place out! But things do not go quite as planned... A laugh-out-loud story full of noise and chaos!

Pirates in the Supermarket

Pirates in the Supermarket

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A hilarious picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind Dinosaurs In the Supermarket. There's an anchor in the butter! There's a spyglass by the juice! There are parrots on the carrots! There are PIRATES on the loose! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave? PICTURE BOOKS BY TIMOTHY KNAPMAN Dinosaurs in the Supermarket Dinosaurs in My School Pirates in the Supermarket My Adventure Island Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey? You Can't Stop the Big Bad Bogey!

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Princess Eliza is simply brilliant at making toys and gadgets but her mum wants her to start making friends instead.Not far away, the elves in Santa's Workshop are in a toy-making frenzy - withSanta ill, how will they ever get everything ready for Christmas? Luckily,Eliza arrives just in time...

The Invincibles: The Hamster Rescue

The Invincibles: The Hamster Rescue

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

In Nell and Freddie's second adventure, it's Hamish the hamster to the rescue! Freddie Spoon is having a birthday party for the FIRST TIME EVER. Nell can't wait to go, until she realises that she's also supposed to be going to super-popular Lucy Perkins's party on the very same afternoon! Disaster! But luckily Nell is looking after Hamish the school hamster, and Hamish is a very smart hamster. He makes a surprise appearance at Lucy's snooty party and saves the day, then they all have LOADS OF CAKE! From Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, the team behind the wildly successful 'The Princess and the...' picture book series, 'The Invincibles' series is perfect for children who are beginning to read alone. Beautifully illustrated in two-colour to make the transition from picture books to chapter books easier and more appealing. Look out for The Piglet Pickle The Beast of Bramble Woods

The Invincibles: The Piglet Pickle

The Invincibles: The Piglet Pickle

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In this first story, troublesome twosome Nell and Freddie go on a school trip to a farm, where they pet the animals and learn about how they live, and Freddie smuggles a piglet out in his backpack. He thinks he's saving it from becoming sausages. So Nell keeps it in her bedroom, gives it a bath and gets it involved in bringing a local crime wave to an end (with the help of her hilariously teenaged big brother, Lucas). Then they all go home for tea! From Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, the team behind the wildly successful 'The Princess and the...' picture book series, 'The Invincibles' series is perfect for children who are beginning to read alone. Beautifully illustrated in two-colour to make the transition from picture books to chapter books easier and more appealing. Look out for: The Hamster Rescue The Beast of Bramble Woods

The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

This quirky reinvention of Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect picture book for any princess who wants to be the hero of her own tale. Princess Sophie is very resourceful sort of princess. And when the grumpy old giant at the top of beanstalk keeps everyone awake all night every night, she wonders if her favourite book of fairy tales might have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and first takes a tasty bowl of porridge, then a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket, all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing . . . the giant needs a story! Everyone can now sleep happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it really proves that there's nothing like a good bedtime story. This feminist rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses and princes who don't need rescuing. And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2015

This quirky reinvention of Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect picture book for any princess who wants to be the hero of her own tale. Princess Sophie is very resourceful sort of princess. And when the grumpy old giant at the top of beanstalk keeps everyone awake all night every night, she wonders if her favourite book of fairy tales might have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and first takes a tasty bowl of porridge, then a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket, all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing . . . the giant needs a bedtime story! Everyone can now sleep happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it really proves that there's nothing like a good bedtime story. This feminist rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses and princes who don't need rescuing. And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea.

The Princess and the Presents

The Princess and the Presents

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

This comic cautionary tale is the perfect picture book for pampered princesses everywhere. Princess Ruby really is a horrid child. She is the most spoilt princess you could ever meet, and demands more and more birthday presents until the palace literally bulges at the seams. Was there ever a more selfish princess? But when the palace and gifts collapse upon the poor king, the tiny tyrant gets more than she bargained for and swiftly realises that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all . . . her father's love. Luckily for Ruby, it's never too late to make amends and show someone how much you care. This funny rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses (and princes) who don't want to conform to type . And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

The Princess and the Presents

The Princess and the Presents

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2014

This comic cautionary tale is the perfect picture book for pampered princesses everywhere. Princess Ruby really is a horrid child. She is the most spoilt princess you could ever meet, and demands more and more birthday presents until the palace literally bulges at the seams. Was there ever a more selfish princess? But when the palace and gifts collapse upon the poor king, the tiny tyrant gets more than she bargained for and swiftly realises that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all . . . her father's love. Luckily for Ruby, it's never too late to make amends and show someone how much you care. This funny rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for princesses (and princes) who don't want to conform to type . And there's more! If you like Caryl Hart's and Sarah Warburton's witty and warm stories, there's a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Tony Bradman Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Grub's Pups

Grub's Pups

Author: Abigail Burlingham Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2011

Grub in Love

Grub in Love

Author: Abigail Burlingham Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2011

My Unwilling Witch

My Unwilling Witch

Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: Sarah Warburton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Meet Rumblewick!He's a witch's cat with one BIG problem - his witch, Haggy Aggy, doesn't want to be a witch any more. She wants to be a regular girl and do regular girl things, like marry a prince! How can he persuade her that witchy ways are best?

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