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Karen McCombie


Karen McCombie has written more than 90 children’s books and been published worldwide. Her recent publications include How To Be A Human (Little Tiger), Granny’s Little Monsters and The Girl With Her Head In The Clouds (both Barrington Stoke).

Other publications include Carnegie-nominated Little Bird Flies and its partner novel Little Bird Lands, Victorian adventures set in the Scottish Highlands and 1860s America respectively (Nosy Crow).

Her back catalogue consists of series such as St Grizzle’s School for Girls (Stripes), Indie Kidd (Walker), You, Me and Thing (Faber). She is also the author of the best-selling and much-loved series Ally’s World (Scholastic).

Karen’s latest publications include Fagin’s Girl (Barrington Stoke), an exciting Oliver Twist-inspired adventure and How to Hide an Alien (Little Tiger) which publishes in 2022 and is a heart-warming and otherworldly sequel to How To Be A Human. 

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