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, including 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 worked with Egmont on her own series of pre-school books, the Mungo the Monkey series. What the Ladybird Heard Next was published by Macmillan in 2015 and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday will be published in June 2017.
Lydia’s most recent title, Mouse’s Big Day (Twit Twoo School), was published in May 2017 by Macmillan.