Sam Hay grew up in Scotland in a family of bookworms. She always wanted to be a writer and filled endless notebooks with stories and poems. She trained as a journalist in Edinburgh and went on to work in newspapers for the BBC, before deciding to move to Wales and write her first children's book. Since then she's had more than 30 children's books published including Do Not Wash this Bear, Star in the Jar and Dinosaurs United and the Cowardly Custard Pirates for Egmont UK. Praise for Sam Hay: "A magical read . . . beautifully told" (Star in the Jar) The Guardian Meg McLaren is an illustrator, picturebook maker and printmaker, working digitally and in screen print, based in Inverness. She is a graduate of the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art. She was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award 2017 and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017. Praise for Meg McLaren: "Inventive and detailed . . . this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch" (Life is Magic) Lovereading4Kids "Meg McLaren hits all the right notes with this spare but exhilarating text, bringing it to rich visual life with dynamic and comically energetic illustrations" (Life is Magic) Kirkus

Books by Sam Hay