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Adam Stower - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He was born in England and grew up in a village at the edge of Lake Zurich after his family moved to Switzerland. Adam has loved drawing for as long as he can remember. He achieved a first-class honours degree in Illustration from Norwich School of Art, followed by a master’s degree in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton. 

Adam has illustrated sixteen picture books to date, seven of which he wrote himself. He has also illustrated many chapter books for children both here and in the US.

His books have received international acclaim, winning prizes at home and abroad, including the Red House Book Award for Bottom’s Up! (Author – Jeanne Willis) 2010 and the Wanda Gag Read-Aloud Book Award (US) for Silly Doggy! 2013.

Adam’s publishers include David Fickling Books, Puffin, Templar Publishing, Bloomsbury, Faber and Faber, Random House, Scholastic (US), Alison Green Books and Candlewick (US) and his books are translated into many languages around the world.

Aside from his work for children’s fiction, Adam also does regular editorial and advertising illustration work. Adam often visits schools, libraries and festivals at home and abroad where he entertains children and adults alike with readings from his books and live-drawing demonstrations.

Much of King Coo was inspired by Adam’s memories of playing in the woods at the back of his home with his brother, Matt, and of the time he spent at a 462-year-old boarding school in north Norfolk.

Adam lives in Brighton, with his wife, his daughter and a cat called Murray.

Author photo © Paul Winter

Featured books by Adam Stower

Other books by Adam Stower

SPACEBOY

SPACEBOY

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2022

Go back to the Space Race with No.1 bestselling author David Walliams for a breathless cinematic adventure full of mystery, action, laughs and surprises - and a secret that could change the course of history... America. The 1960s. Ruth loves climbing trees, making a mess and throwing stones. But the thing she loves most is SPACE. The girl is OBSESSED. She spends her days reading comics about alien invasions, doodling UFOs, watching B-movies about Earth being invaded by creatures from Mars... and gazing at the stars through her old, battered telescope. Until one night, Ruth creeps out of bed in the attic room of her rickety old farmhouse to watch the stars - and is just dozing off when she spots something blazing across the sky. Something that looks like a flying saucer! Is she dreaming? No! And the flying saucer is on fire... But when the UFO crash-lands in the cornfield, and Ruth rushes to help, she finds a mystery - and an adventure - beyond her wildest dreams... David Walliams was most recently Children's #1 bestseller with The World's Worst Pets (TCM chart: 30 April 2022)

SPACEBOY

SPACEBOY

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2022

Go back to the Space Race with No.1 bestselling author David Walliams for a breathless cinematic adventure full of mystery, action, laughs and surprises - and a secret that could change the course of history... America. The 1960s. Ruth loves climbing trees, making a mess and throwing stones. But the thing she loves most is SPACE. The girl is OBSESSED. She spends her days reading comics about alien invasions, doodling UFOs, watching B-movies about Earth being invaded by creatures from Mars... and gazing at the stars through her old, battered telescope. Until one night, Ruth creeps out of bed in the attic room of her rickety old farmhouse to watch the stars - and is just dozing off when she spots something blazing across the sky. Something that looks like a flying saucer! Is she dreaming? No! And the flying saucer is on fire... But when the UFO crash-lands in the cornfield, and Ruth rushes to help, she finds a mystery - and an adventure - beyond her wildest dreams... David Walliams was most recently Children's #1 bestseller with The World's Worst Pets (TCM chart: 30 April 2022)

Little Monsters Book & CD

Little Monsters Book & CD

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2022

Howl with laughter and squeal with delight at this monstrously exciting new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by the awesome Adam Stower! Howler is a SMALL werewolf with a BIG problem. He is just not SCARY! And that makes him the odd one out at Monster School... But when Howler finds some new friends, he discovers that being the ODD one out might just make him the COOLEST one of all... With giggles on every page, this hilarious new picture book is perfect for ALL little monsters.

Naughty Kitty!

Naughty Kitty!

Author: Adam Stower Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2022

Lily wanted a doggy, but her mum said dogs were too messy, too smelly, and far too much trouble. So, she got Lily something else... When Lily's mum finally agrees to buy her a furry feline friend, not everything is as it seems. Sausages are stolen, dens are destroyed, and kitty chaos soon takes over. But is Lily's teeny-tiny companion really to blame? Or could a far more ferocious feline be lurking in the shadows... Jam-packed with humour and charming illustrations, Adam Stower's follow-up to Silly Doggy! is a purr-fect tale of mischief, misplaced blame, and laugh-out-loud cat-astrophes!

Silly Doggy!

Silly Doggy!

Author: Adam Stower Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2022

One day, Lily saw something WONDERFUL in her garden. It had four legs, a tail, and a big, wet nose...and Lily had ALWAYS wanted one! Looking outside her bedroom window, Lily gets the BEST surprise ever - a doggy! But this is no ordinary doggy - this is an enormous bear escaped from the zoo. Delighted with her new 'canine' friend, Lily and Doggy have a fantastic day together, raiding the fridge and playing in the park. But their fun is suddenly cut short whenthelocal zookeeper comes to collect his lost bear. Luckily for Lily, the next day brings another wonderful surprise at the bottom of her garden... A hilarious tale of mistaken identity and furry fun!

The World's Worst Pets

The World's Worst Pets

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2022

BE WARNED! AWFUL ANIMALS LURK INSIDE... Millions of readers have loved The World's Worst Children, The World's Worst Teachers and The World's Worst Parents - now they will delight in this ludicrously laugh-out-loud collection of pets, brought to you by the phenomenal Number One bestselling author David Walliams, with every story illustrated in vibrant colour by Adam Stower. These ten tales of the world's craziest creatures will have you shaking with laughter. You'll never look at pets in the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician's rabbit. Take a trip around the world with Zoom, the supersonic tortoise. Gasp at the chaos created by Griselda, a grizzly bear with a big secret. And RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! It's Furp, the monstrous goldfish! Good pets, bad pets, supervillain pets, pets as big as a house and pets that could eat you in one gulp - these are the most hilarious and horrendous animals around. David Walliams was most recently Children's #1 bestseller for six weeks with Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! (TCM chart: from 20 Nov 2021)

Marmalade The Orange Panda

Marmalade The Orange Panda

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2022

Cuddle up and laugh with this heart-warming and funny new children's picture book from number-one bestselling author David Walliams, gloriously illustrated by the awesome Adam Stower! One morning, deep in the forest, a beautiful baby panda was born. The panda was different to all the others, as he had dazzling orange fur. I will call you Marmalade, his mummy whispered. . . Meet Marmalade, the little panda who goes on a big adventure as he sets off to explore the forest one day to find where he belongs. Along the way, he meets all sorts of animals . . . until he sees he has come full circle and is back home with his mum, which is where he always did belong, of course! This gorgeous and endearing story is a celebration of family love, being yourself and finding your place in the world. It is the perfect story to share with your special someone - big or little.

Bwystfilod Bach / Little Monsters

Bwystfilod Bach / Little Monsters

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2021

Alistair Grim's Oddaquaticum

Alistair Grim's Oddaquaticum

Author: Gregory Funaro Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Grubb, the young apprentice at Alistair Grim's Odditorium (a flying house of mechanical wonders) finds himself on the run, as all of London is convinced that Alistair Grim is a villain. Grim, however, has come up with a plan to defeat the real villain: the evil Prince Nightshade, who wants the Odditorium's power source for himself. Desperate to clear their master's name and save the world, Grubb and the rest of the Odditorium's crew set off on a perilous underwater adventure to the mythical realm of Avalon. The object of their quest? The legendary sword Excalibur, the only blade powerful enough to pierce Prince Nightshade's suit of magical armour. Along the way, Grubb and his friends must confront a murderous banshee, sea monsters, and a witch with a grudge against Alistair Grim. But that's not all, and Grubb soon learns that their fate was written long ago in an Avalonian prophecy that not even Alistair Grim could have predicted.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2015

Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, is considered by many to be the first novel in English, and its success was so enormous that by the end of the nineteenth century it had spawned more translations and versions than any other previous English book. An everyman character who has become part of our cultural heritage, Defoe's castaway - shipwrecked, imperilled and facing a host of elemental challenges - lives an archetypal life of survival, adventure and personal development. On one level a simple adventure story, while at the same time an allegory, a quest novel and a spiritual autoEdition Biography, Robinson Crusoe has captured the imagination of readers for nearly three centuries.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jane (EDFR) Bingham Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2014

The classic tale of Phileas Fogg and his quest to travel around the world in just eighty days. Full colour illustrations throughout. English Learner's Editions are part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. They come with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.

What can you Stack on the Back of a Yak?

What can you Stack on the Back of a Yak?

Author: Alison Green Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

A hilarious new story with fabulous pictures by an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Captain Quack and his loveable yak deliver the post to the mountains and back. At least, that's the idea. But Yak loses all the post, and keeps picking up friends instead. Stranded baa-lambs; lost chickens; even some hitch-hiking rabbits - Yak stacks them all up on his back, till he surely can't carry any more. Or can he? Join Quack and Yak on their brilliantly bonkers journey, and find out just how much you can stack on the back of a yak.

Silly Doggy!

Silly Doggy!

Author: Adam Stower Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

When Lily looks out of her bedroom window, she gets the best surprise ever - a doggy! But this is no ordinary doggy, this is an enormous bear escaped from the local zoo. Lily is delighted with her new 'canine' friend and she and Doggy have a fantastic day - told through a 'lost doggy' poster Lily has made. Unfortunately the zookeeper recognises his lost bear from the poster and comes to reclaim him. Luckily for pet lover Lily, the next day brings another fantastic surprise at the bottom of her garden!

Silly Doggy

Silly Doggy

Author: Adam Stower Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Charming, funny, beautifully illustrated this is an hilarious picture book that will resonate with dog lovers, both adults and children, as they read it together. It is full of visual jokes and it comes complete with a fold-out poster When Lily looks out of her bedroom window, she gets the best surprise ever - a doggy! But this is no normal doggy, this is actually an escaped bear. Lily's adventure with doggy is told through a poster Lily has made, advertising that she's found a lost dog. Sadly a zookeeper comes to collect Doggy. But the next day, Lily has another fantastic surprise and Lily's sadness turns to joy as she sees'kitty' an escaped tiger in her garden.

The Dragons Of Wayward Crescent: Gruffen

The Dragons Of Wayward Crescent: Gruffen

Author: Chris d'Lacey Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

When Lucy Pennykettle suspects there's a monster in her bedroom, her mum knows exactly what to do. She makes a guard dragon - Gruffen - to look after Lucy. But soon Gruffen realises there's a mystery behind the monster...

Gauge

Gauge

Author: Chris d'Lacey Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Trouble is brewing in Scrubbley! The town council want to demolish the old clock. Lucy isn't really interested in a silly old clock but her mother is determined to save it -- with the help of a timing dragon called Gauge...

Family and Friends Readers 2: The Shoemaker and the Elves

Family and Friends Readers 2: The Shoemaker and the Elves

Author: Sue Arengo Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2009

Family and Friends is a seven-level primary course which offers you an exceptionally strong skills training programme covering language, phonics, and civic education.

You Have Ghost Mail

You Have Ghost Mail

Author: Terence Blacker Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2008

When Matthew Bourne gets his own computer he can't wait to start emailing his best friend Angie. But the expansion of the Internet has disturbed the spirit zone and a spooky message on Matthew's computer screen leads him to contact Giles, a boy who died fifty years ago. This ghostly friend desperately needs to contact his mother and Matthew is the only one who can help him. But danger is never far away when the living meet the dead... A paranormal adventure with a startling twist.

Mungo and the Spiders from Space

Mungo and the Spiders from Space

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

The Secret Country

The Secret Country

Author: Jane Johnson Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2007

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jane (EDFR) Bingham Illustrator: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2004

The classic tale of Phileas Fogg and his quest to travel around the world in just eighty days, with full colour illustrations throughout. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

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