Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and so are some of the best new books for children - featuring a bat who loves cherries, a boy who is desperate to be a great magician, a scary cowboy and short stories from Rainbow Rowell.
Looking for some spooky reads this Halloween? Here are some of our favourite books that fit right into the Halloween spirit.
On my way to Aberdeen for storytime workshop fun! https://t.co/E35m9tAL2v
by @MoragHood - 5 days ago
RT @tombonnick: Here’s last night’s beautiful, moving speech by Axel Scheffler, delivered upon winning the inaugural Illustrator of the Yea…
RT @ZoeArtist: SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW MAY 12-13 TH
SOPHIE JOHNSON: UNICORN EXPERT BY MORAG HOOD & ELLA OKSTAD A l…
by @MoragHood - 8 days ago
RT @TwoHootsBooks: We love this brilliantly yellow window at @RogansBooks with @MoragHood's #TheSteves taking centre stage 😍 https://t.co/u…
by @MoragHood - 10 days ago
RT @silvercitylibs: As part of @Bookbug_SBT Week, we are hosting a special Family Storytime Workshop with @MoragHood at Mastrick Library on…