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.
What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, the latest in the What the Ladybird Heard series, was published by Macmillan in June 2017.
Lydia’s most recent titles include the second in her authored and illustrated Twit Twoo School series, Frog Hops Off (June 2018, Macmillan) and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes (September 2018) written by Julia Donaldson.