Karin Littlewood

15 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Karin Littlewood lives and works in London. Originally from Yorkshire, she studied graphic design at Northumbria University, followed by an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she specialised in illustration. She has produced work for numerous newspapers and magazines, design and packaging companies and has illustrated over forty children's books published in the UK and worldwide. Karin lives in Stoke Newington with her partner, Robin, who is also an illustrator. A quick cycle ride from home takes her to her studio in central London, which she shares with designers, illustrators and artists - an inspiring and creative place to be. Karin regularly gives illustration workshops at schools, festivals, libraries and bookshops all over the country - a very enjoyable hands-on experience and a great chance to meet her audience.

7+ years

The Colour Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

Polly Peters, Karin Littlewood

The Colour Thief: A Family's Story of Depression

'This book brings freshness and vibrancy into a world often portrayed as dark and hidden, and it can help take away the feelings of helplessness and fear that can make families feel so alone.' Marjorie Wallace CBE, Hon FRC Psych ...

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3+ years

Star Girl

Karin Littlewood

Star Girl

Gracie had a star. Every night it shone for her outside her bedroom window. "You're my special star," she whispered. But every morning, as dawn breaks, Gracie's star fades from the sky. So one sparkling night Gracie climbs ...

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Sea Horse

Karin Littlewood

Sea Horse

The story the horses loved most was the one that told of the great white horses, with their flowing manes and thundering hooves, dancing the in the waves - Guided by the shell, it's strong, clear song and its stories ...

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3-7 years

Moonshadow

Gillian Lobel, Karin Littlewood

Moonshadow

Moonshadow is flying south for the first time. Grandfather leads the swans on their great journey over sleepy cities and shimmering seas. Suddenly tragedy strikes. Which of the swans will now make it on this perilous journey?

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5+ years

Abdi's Day

Verna Wilkins, Karin Littlewood

Abdi's Day

A delightful story featuring a Somali boy on a school trip to the seaside. The beautiful and vibrant illustrations depict the diversity in modern city classrooms.

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5+ years

Home Now

Lesley Beake, Karin Littlewood

Home Now

"This is your home now," everyone tells Sieta, but Sieta can't help feeling sad when she thinks back to her previous home over the mountains, before her mother and father died of illness and she came to live with ...

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