Mandy Stanley

Children's author, Author/Illustrator

Available for:
After dinner speaking


Telephone: 01502 711376

Booktrust - Early Years Award 'Best Baby Book' 2006
Progressive Pre-school Awards - Arty Mouse series 2015

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


A typical school visit involves looking at the anatomy of a book and understaning where books come from, who are the team of people that create a book and why they are valuable.

Also, I help the children to illustrate and design powerful and engaging front covers. This activity is for the most part, interactive and worked through on the whiteboard.

Along with the design elements, I work with the class to create a new central character for a brand new picture book idea. Together, we arrive at the most amazing results. The children feel involved and their input is invaluable. One of the most satisfying things to witness, is children taking a real interest in their new 'class/group' character and feeling enthusiastice to continue working using words and pictures...or simply their imagination.

Lettice Rabbit appears in ten books that I have written and illustrated.
Lettice - The Dancing Rabbit (isbn:978-0-00-664777-5)
An inquisitive little wild rabbit discovers a children's ballet class and is invited to join in.
Society of Authors
East Anglian Writers' Group

Other search criteria:

Novelty Books

Book Type:
Non fiction for children, Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Educational books