Laura Ellen Anderson - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

A World Book Day Illustrator 2019

Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author and illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee (that is when she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters). She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible.

Her nickname happens to be Lil and as a child she was convinced her comics were best-sellers, although looking back they make absolutely no sense at all! She loves being sucked into other worlds while bringing stories to life through her drawings.

Featured books by Laura Ellen Anderson

Harper and the Circus of Dreams

Harper and the Circus of Dreams

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Late one evening as the stars begin to twinkle, Harper and her friends are flying on the scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running on air, skipping along a tightrope. She leads them to the Circus of Dreams, suspended in the air by hot air balloons. As the children meet the mermaid acrobat, the spectacular circus baker, the mysterious fortune teller and the acrobatics troop, they begin to realise something about Harper's past...

Other books by Laura Ellen Anderson

I Don't Want to be Small

I Don't Want to be Small

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson Format: Hardback 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

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

Prince George Goes to School

Prince George Goes to School

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Prince George is starting school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns! How will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure? This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn't have to be scary. Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty: 'Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist' - Bookseller

Prince George Goes to School

Prince George Goes to School

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Prince George is starting school in this brilliantly funny, reassuring picture book from award-winning author Caryl Hart and bestselling illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. It's Prince George's first day at school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns. Will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure?! This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn't have to be scary. Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty: 'Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist' - Bookseller

Harper and the Fire Star

Harper and the Fire Star

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by children's TV presenter Cerrie Burnell and stunningly illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. Harper and her friends want to help the Wild Conductor win back his place in the magical Circus of Dreams. They put on a wondrous show, but instead of the Wild Conductor, the ringmaster selects the musically gifted Harper. Once inside the circus, Harper begins to solve a mystery involving Fire Star, a girl who shines like a star whenever she hears music...

Fairy Magic

Fairy Magic

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

When Isabelle meets a lovely fairy called Summer-Blue, she discovers a magical world, hidden in the woods at the bottom of her garden. She can't wait to share what she's learned with her family, but her sister and brothers don't believe in fairies, and they don't believe Isabelle! As a deaf child Isabelle can see and sense things that her family can't. Her hearing aid helps her to understand their world - but how can she persuade them to step into hers? An enchanting picture book about fairies, friendship and family, by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.

The Wee Free Men Gift Edition

The Wee Free Men Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2017

EVERY LAND NEEDS ITS OWN WITCH. There's a monster in the river, a headless horsemen in the drive. And now Granny Aching has gone, there's only young Tiffany Aching left to guard the boundaries. It's her land. Her duty. But it's amazing how useful a horde of unruly pictsies can be . . .

Harper and the Night Forest

Harper and the Night Forest

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by CBeebies' presenter Cerrie Burnell and stunningly illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. Harper and her friends get to visit the City of Singing Clocks right by the mysterious Night Forest. It is rumoured that a magical Ice Raven whose song can melt hardened hearts lives amongst the ebony trees. With the children's help The Wild Conductor plans to capture the mythical bird and create the greatest orchestra ever known. But Harper soon needs to decide who actually needs their help the most... The third title in the successful Harper series.

Big Bob, Little Bob

Big Bob, Little Bob

Author: James Howe Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

It's not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you - but surprising things can happen when you give it a try. A comforting story of friendship for any child who does not conform to traditional gender stereotypes, this is the story of two boys, as different as different can be. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. But when they become new neighbours, they might just find a way to be friends... With humour and tenderness, James Howe and Laura Ellen Anderson beautifully depict the struggles and joys that come when friendships are forged between different kinds of people.

Prince George and the Royal Potty

Prince George and the Royal Potty

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Princess and the Peas comes the perfect potty training book for little princes and princesses everywhere. Prince George wants to go on adventures, but his nappy keeps getting in the way! It must be time for the prince to use the Royal Potty. But will George ever get the hang of it? This royally funny rhyming adventure will help little ones discover that life without nappies is fun!

Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

A beautifully written, lyrical tale featuring a cast of funny and loveable characters, created by children's TV presenter Cerrie Burnell and stunningly illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. Harper lives in the City of Clouds with her Great Aunt Sassy and her beloved cat, Midnight. When Midnight goes missing - together with all the cats of the neighbourhood - Harper realises that only her magical scarlet umbrella can help her find him... When Harper steps out with the umbrella in her hand, she is carried up into the sky on a series of amazing adventures. And Midnight isn't all she finds when she stumbles upon the Midnight Orchestra and its wild conductor...

Ballet Dreams

Ballet Dreams

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Once there was a little girl who dreamed of dancing. Of skipping over rooftops and pirouetting round the moon. She could twirl on her toes as lightly as snow, and dart through the air like a swallow, so her Granddad called her Little Bird. One day Little Bird sees the ballet practice for Swan Lake, and decides that all she wants is to become a ballerina. When she gets her very first pair of silken ballet shoes from Grandpa, her face lights up like a star. An enchanting picture book about following your dreams, written by CBeebies' presenter Cerrie Burnell.

Izzy the Invisible

Izzy the Invisible

Author: Louise Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

A sweet and gentle story about sisters, trust, parrots, disappearing . . . and doing the right thing. Eight-year-old Izzy is more curious, playful and clumsy than her serious, grown-up sister Carrie. In fact Izzy is much more like Gran, an eccentric scientist who has a house full of weird and wonderful pets. But when one of Gran's experiments backfires, Izzy discovers that she has the ability to become invisible! That is, unless Perky the parrot is perched on her shoulder, or she has one of his feathers safely stowed in her pocket. Yikes! While Gran searches for an antidote, Izzy explores her invisibility - to her and Perky's amusement - but Mum, Dad and Carrie aren't impressed. Can Izzy prove that she is using her invisibility to help those around her, and regain her sister's trust?

Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear

Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The moon's in the sky and the kingdom's asleep. The cows are all slumbering. So are the sheep. The ducks are tucked up in the roots of the willow. The rabbit is drowsily nibbling his pillow . . . Night has fallen on the castle, and all the people and animals in the kingdom are snuggled up and snoozing. All except Princess Sleepyhead - she's tried running, jumping, counting and chasing, but it's no use - she just can't get to sleep! Luckily the Night-Night Bear is on hand to help. He knows that what every little princess needs at bedtime is a story, and - most importantly - a goodnight kiss. This sweet rhyming story by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize is perfect for sharing at bedtime.

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

Snappy Birthday

Snappy Birthday

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2014

One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The children can't wait - a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there's his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin . . . Yes, there's no two ways about it, he's definitely a CROCODILE. Erm, crocodiles don't eat children, do they? A riotous romp of a picture book, superbly written by Mark Sperring and brilliantly illustrated by Laura Anderson. Snappy Birthday is the perfect present for any child - whether it's their birthday, or not!

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

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2004

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself . . . THE FIRST BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SEQUENCE

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