From cute dragons you want to keep as your pets to fearsome creatures who need defeating, these books are full of magical tales from faraway kingdoms. And there are plenty of brave heroes to inspire you along the way.
The author and illustrator on her perfect writing scenario, inviting Charles Schulz over for dinner and trying to be friends with the Pet Shop Boys.
Have you ever wondered how to create an utterly showstopping story? Picture book author and illustrator Nadia Shireen takes us through her process, in five easy steps.
Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.
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