Hannah Shaw

Hannah Shaw

Children's author, Illustrator

http://www.hannahshawillustrator.co.uk
thehannahshaw@icloud.com
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Comedy, Fable, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Humour, Narrative, Picture book, Short story

Book types

Fiction for children, Fiction 5-9, Picture book

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009.
  • Bay Book Awards (2010 Swansea) shortlisted for the Portsmouth Children's Book Prize 2011
  • Shortlisted for Junior Magazine's Picture Book of 2012
  • Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2010
  • Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award 'Read it Again!' 2009

Organisations

Details

COVID-19 update: Due to new rules and regulations in schools and venues and the uncertainty of a changing situation, Hannah is currently offering 'virtual visits' via Zoom or preferred video link as an alternative to 'in person' visits.

Take a look at: https://www.hannahshawillustrator.co.uk/events

Read this PDF for further details:

https://www.hannahshawillustrator.co.uk/site/assets/files/1047/hannah_shaw_virtual_visit_guide_2020_p1.pdf

Hannah Shaw is a children's author and illustrator. She has a passion for character creation, drawing and fun story ideas. She loves to share her enthusiasm of books with children and adults of all ages. Her workshops show how you can be inspired to write through drawing.

New! For 2020...
UNIPIGGLE the Unicorn Pig

UNIPIGGLE THEMED TALK & WORKSHOPS for schools, libraries and festivals.

A madcap adventure series about being proud to be different. 6500 word chapter books with full colour illustrations.

To celebrate the launch of The Unipiggle series, Hannah will be offering a Unipiggle themed talk and workshop to all schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals for 2020.

The Unipiggle books are aimed at 6-8 year olds. For schools, Hannah is offering this workshop to Y1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as an assembly for the whole school. Hannah continues to offer picture book themed workshops to Early Years and Reception classes (as well as illustration workshops to Y5+).

The assembly session is approximately 45 mins and involves a slideshow presentation, live drawing and a reading as well as an option of a draw-a-long and a Q&A session. The school will need to provide a screen / projector and a flip-chart. If you choose to do the draw-a-long session in the assembly, each child will need a pencil and a clip board.

Workshop sessions follow on from the assembly and are 45 mins- 1hr. They involve props to amuse and delight. Hannah can work with up to 60 children per session- although smaller, class sized groups are recommended. The draw-a-long can be done at the start of each workshop if you chose not to do it during assembly. The aim of the workshop is to engage children with story worlds and characters, focusing on them drawing magical maps. Hannah will need access to a flip-chart and screen. The school will need to provide pencils, pens and paper for the children.

* A condition of the visit is that a signing is organised afterwards.

For Festivals, Libraries and Bookshops, The talk and workshop can be adapted to a 1hr event with props, a draw-a-long and /or fun Unipiggle bookmark craft activity! Please contact me discuss.

 

BOOKS

Picture books

Hannah's own picture books include Bear on a Bike, the award winning Evil Weasel, Erroll a nutty squirrel tale and a cheeky raccoon story about manners and morals - School for Bandits.
 
Hannah illustrates picture books for other authors. Look out for Gareth Edward's badger in The Disgusting Sandwich, five books by Sean Taylor - including The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-In and Who Ate Auntie Iris.
 
Young Fiction
 
Hannah also writes and illustrates fiction books for young readers. The Unipiggle series (Unicorn Muddle, Dragon Trouble) is her latest, full colour chapter book series for newly independent readers, publishing 2020. The Scruffs and The Scruffs Showtime is great for reluctant readers who love silly animal tales. She wrote and illustrated The Stan Stinky series about sewer rats.
 
Other young fiction illustrated by Hannah includes the popular re-issued Sophie series by Dick King-Smith and the Great Hamster Massacre stories by Katie Davies. Hannah has also worked on special dyslexic and young reader fiction books for Julia Donaldson The Snake who came to Stay and Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door.
 

“IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH HANNAH IN SCHOOL. HER WORKSHOPS ARE INSPIRING AND EXCITING, OFFERING BOTH PRACTICAL WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION ADVICE FOR PUPILS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING.”

 

Travel
 
Hannah lives in Gloucestershire and will travel to events up to 2 hrs travel away (Midlands, South Wales, South West and London) for a day visits.
 
Events further afield are on special request. Skype talks and interactive sessions are an option please enquire via email to discuss what is possible.
 
 
 
A signing is the perfect way to end a visit. It is up to the venue to organise and promote the signing and for them to order in the appropriate books. Hannah can provide images for promotional purposes, she can also recommend a book selling service to purchase books at discount on a sale or return basis. In some cases Hannah can bring books to sign herself but will need to know in advance.
 
Charges 2019 / 20: Charges range from £150- £400 depending on length, location and specialist preparation. Please get in contact to discuss your requirements and budget. Discounts available for local schools.

All events are plus travel expenses - train/ fuel unless within 30 mins drive.
 
• Time spent signing after the event is free of charge.
 
COMMISSIONS:
 
Email Hannah to find out what is possible. Recent work includes a children's nature trail and puzzle booklet, a picture book for a PR company, logos, invitations, character decor and shop design, comic strips and much more.
 
 

Books by Hannah Shaw

978-1474972178
Unipiggle - Unicorn Muddle

Unipiggle - Unicorn Muddle

Welcome to Twinkleland Kingdom, where everything is 100% perfect. Except Princess Pea - she loves getting muddy and having fun and she’s not keen on choosing her own perfect unicorn at the Royal Unicorn Parade. Until the final unicorn turns out to be a podgy, pongy, proud, magic-horned...pig? And so the adventures of Princess Pea and Unipiggle begin! The first book in a series. 
9781474972185
Unipiggle: Dragon Trouble

Unipiggle: Dragon Trouble

Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! There's trouble in store for Unipiggle and Princess Pea when a naughty dragon accidentally magics a dinosaur into Twinkleland... Will the dinosaur CRASH and BASH and SMASH down Twinkleland? Or can Unipiggle and Princess Pea find a way to stop the dino?  
9781407161341
The Scruffs

The Scruffs

There is a new addition to the Pet Shop and the scruffy pets aren't happy. Ursula is a beautiful,pedigree cat with shiny fur and polished paws and she sticks out like a sore thumb next to all the other scruffy residents. But when they get into trouble, it's Ursula who saves the day. 
9781407164427
The Scruffs Showtime

The Scruffs Showtime

Scruffs Showtime: When Itch the dog wins the Town Fete dog show, he gets himself into a little more trouble than he bargained for. With a golden token to enter Top Pet and some shifty dog show competitors involved, the other Scruffs need to make sure they keep on top of the game. With the added jeopardy of their beloved home, the Perfect Pet shop, at risk of closure; Ursula the cat keeps her eyes firmly on the prize money!  
978-1407159652
Bear on a Bike

Bear on a Bike

Bear is delivering a present to Mouse - but how can he get there? Bear takes whatever means of transport he can find: a bike, a lorry, a bus, a trolley - with lots of scrapes and japes along the way. It's going to be a very battered present by the time he reaches Mouse! 
9781407131450
The Disgusting Sandwich

The Disgusting Sandwich

One day, a boy drops his sandwich in a sandpit, and the race is on! A very hungry badger wants it, but he's just not quick enough. The sandwich is dropped, squashed and slithered over by everyone from a squirrel, to a fox, to a band of slugs. Will the badger ever get his paws on that sandwich? 
9781780080000
School For Bandits

School For Bandits

by Hannah Shaw 
9781847807601
The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-In

The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-In

There it was, between The Greengrocer s and The Underwear Outfitters. The Cheese Shop. It was stuffed full of cheese stinkier than old socks. And Daddypops said just what I knew he was going to... We are about to carry out the World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-In.  
978-1407136240
Stan Stinky Sewer Hero

Stan Stinky Sewer Hero

Stan Pipe Stinky is annoyed. He's being forced to spend his summer in the boring sewer he's lived in his whole life, while all his friends are off surfing the storm drains of the Bahamas. What's worse is that his mum is making him work aboard his crazy uncle's boat, The Noodle... 
978-1407136417
Stan Stinky vs the Sewer Pirates

Stan Stinky vs the Sewer Pirates

A brand-new adventure for Stan Stinky and this time he's taking on some pirates... It's a normal day at school for Stan and pals, until a spate of burglaries are reported - someone's been looting the sewer! 
Evil Weasel (Paperback)

Evil Weasel (Paperback)

(Paperback version) 
978-1406343052
Sophie's Snail

Sophie's Snail

From the beloved author of Babe comes the first of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. 
The Great Hamster Massacre

The Great Hamster Massacre

Written by Katie Davies, Illustrated by Hannah Shaw - Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award 

Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon

By Ivan Brett, Illustrated by Hannah Shaw 
Who Ate Auntie Iris

Who Ate Auntie Iris

Picture Book. Written by Sean Taylor, Illustrated by Hannah Shaw 

The Sleep Sheep

Written by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Hannah Shaw. A baa-tastic counting sheep bedtime story with a difference. 

Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All

Written by Sean Taylor, Illustrated by Hannah Shaw 

Erroll

On an ordinary day, you wouldn't expect to find a squirrel in your packet of nuts, but then again Erroll is no ordinary squirrel. When he turns up in Bob's pack of Nutti Nutts, mess, chaos, destruction and peanut butter are not far behind... 

Keywords

ANIMALS BEAR BULLYING CHARACTERS CHILDRENS CROCODILES DRAWING DRAWING ERROLL EVIL WEASEL HAMSTERS HUMOUR ILLUSTRATION INK DRAWING MESSY PLAY MORALS PHOTOSHOP PICTURE BOOKS PIGS PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRINTMAKING RABBITS SHEEP SKYPE SQUIRRELS STORY WRITING UNICORNS UNIPIGGLE WEASELS