Lou Treleaven

Children's author

Available for:

Website: http://www.loutreleaven.com

Contact: Email Lou at or phone 01582 481827.

Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2)


Hello! I write picture books and junior fiction for children. I'm available for school visits, workshops and literary festivals. My picture book The Snowflake Mistake was the CBeebies Bedtime Story on 15 December.

School visits

Please visit my website and download my schools information pack on my website which contains activities, printable resources and everything you need to plan your day.

"You were absolutely amazing and we would definitely like to have you back another time! The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and I had very positive feedback from staff too!" Mrs L Wren, St Andrews Lower School, Biggleswade

"Everyone really enjoyed your session - we've had fantastic feedback!" Rachael Rogan, organiser of Bedford Children's Book Festival and owner of Rogan's Books

"Thanks so much for making World Book Day special and so much fun." Mrs S Teague, Caddington Village School

"Thank you for the lovely story and craft sessions. Children and families had a great time." Sue Shead, Bedford Central Library

Adult workshops

As someone who was discovered in the 'slush pile', I would love to come and talk to you about how to create and submit a picture book. I am an experienced adult education teacher. I'm also the author of the chapter on social media for writers in The Handbook of Creative Writing (second edition) published by Edinburgh University Press.

I am based in Bedfordshire and can travel around the South East and London.  Member of the Society of Authors.  Public Liability Insurance.

I have written seven books including
Letter to Pluto (isbn:978-1848862319)
(Junior Fiction) Jon's teacher starts an interstellar penpal programme. Jon is not impressed as his penpal Straxi is from Pluto, the most boring, smelliest place in the solar system. And what's worse, she's a girl!
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Daddy and I (isbn:978-1848862807)
(Rhyming picture book) Saturday is Daddy day and it's time for adventure! A heartwarming story of the power of imagination.
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The Snugglewump (isbn:978-1848862418)
(Rhyming picture book) Molly's toys are arguing about which of them is loved best. They all forget Molly's comforter, who goes on a journey and discovers you don't need bells and whistles to be loved.
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The Snowflake Mistake (isbn:978-1848862180)
(Rhyming picture book) In a palace above the clouds, a magical machine makes identical snowflakes. When the Snow Queen leaves Princess Ellie in charge, everything goes wrong and Ellie must make less than perfect snowflakes...
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Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip (isbn:978-1848861886)
(Rhyming picture book) One day a fantastic idea pops into Professor McQuark's head to create an Oojamaflip but what is one and will it win her first prize at the town science fair? A fast-paced, rhyming tale of wacky invention and determination!
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Book Type:
Picture books, Fiction 5-9

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