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Lydia Monks

Author, Illustrator

Lydia Monks is an award winning author & illustrator best known for her quirky and colourful picture books which include  Aarrggh!! Spider, No More Eee-Orr, Eeek! Mouse! and I Wish I Were A Dog (all Egmont).

Lydia has collaborated with many authors on bestselling picture books & fiction, most recently Julia Donaldson on What the Ladybird Heard,  Sharing a Shell,  Princess & the Wizard and the Princess Mirrorbelle fiction titles. Lydia’s long list of awards includes the Smarties Award, the Practical Pre School Award, the Sheffield Book Award, the Children’s Choice Book Award, the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, and the Illinois K-3 Children’s Choice Award.

Lydia recently worked with Egmont on her own series of pre-school books, the Mungo the Monkey series, and is currently working on a number of new titles. What the Ladybird Heard Next was published by Macmillan in 2015, and the first two new editions of the Princess Mirror-belle young fiction titles were published in June 2015 with five more titles following throughout 2016.

Lydia is currently working on new projects for Macmillan.



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