Mike Brownlow

Mike Brownlow

Children's author, Illustrator, Scriptwriter

http://www.mikebrownlow.com
mjgbrownlow@gmail.com
01749 812288 or 07929 513822
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Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Adult

Genres

Humour, Novelty, Picture book, Science fiction

Book types

Picture book

Awards

  • Ten Little Pirates has won the Nottingham Children's Book Awards
  • and the Lancashire Share a Story Award
  • Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Awards 2104 and for the Evening Standard Picture Book Awards.
  • Time Out's Children's Book of the Week and World Book Day UK's Best Christmas Books for 0-5s.
  • Oscar's First Book Prize. Picked for the Guardian's Best Children's Book Guide

Organisations

  • National Association of Writers in Education
  • Society of Authors
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Details

A bit about me: 

I write and illustrate picture books for children, and have over 40 titles to my name, many of which have been published all over the world. I've had the honour of being chosen as one of the WORLD BOOK DAY 2019 authors, and have created TEN LITTLE BOOKWORMS with Simon Rickerty specially for the occasion. 

The 'Ten Little' books have become very popular best sellers. 'Ten Little Pirates', which I wrote, was the first, soon followed by 'Ten Little Princesses', 'Ten Little Dinosaurs', 'Ten Little Monsters','Ten Little Elves', and Ten Little Superheroes', which went straight to the top of Waterstone's Best Selling Picture Books list on its release in August 2017.

'Ten Little Robots' is the latest, not to be confused with 'LITTLE ROBOTS', which was one of my first books, and was made into a 65 episode, animated TV series for the BBC, shown in over 70 countries. I helped to develop and design the series, and wrote several of the shows.

School Visits: 

As both a writer and an illustrator, my talks include live drawing. School visits can contain any of the following: lively, interactive book readings with audience participation, drawing sessions such as how to draw a particular character and how to draw different facial expressions, craft sessions, a Powerpoint/Keynote talk about how a book can develop from a simple doodle to a book and a TV series, developing your own characters and writing your own picture books. 

Talks can be for individual classes or whole year groups, mainly aimed at Key Stage 1 (including Nursery and Reception ages), though I sometimes give talks for Key Stage 2 students as well.

I will need:

A flipchart.

An empty table near the flipchart for the display of artwork and other objects to show the children.  

For the Powerpoint element, I'll bring a memory-stick, but will need you to provide the usual Audio/Visual equipment.  

Book signings:

It's nice to do book signings (complete with individual drawings!) at the end of sessions, but this is not obligatory. I can provide instructions on how to involve local, independent bookshops and template letters to inform parents of the event. Provided I can drive to your school I could alternatively bring my own supply of books to sell if that would be easier.

Fees:

I live in Somerset, but am happy to travel to other parts of the country. I usually adhere to the Society of Authors guidelines on pricing -- £250 for a half day and £400 for a full day, plus travel expenses and accommodation where necessary. 

Books by Mike Brownlow

I've written and illustrated many books for children. These are just some of them.

9781408338247

Ten Little Robots

Ten Little Robots have to save themselves and their factory when the engine room goes KERBOOOM! 
9781408346273

Ten Little Superheroes

Ten Little Super-Kids flying through the air, Spot the League of Bad Guys plotting in their lair... 
9781408338285

Ten Little Elves

Ten Little Christmas Elves are making toys until... Santa shouts, "The reindeer!± Help! I think they're really ill!" 
9781408320037

Ten Little Pirates

Picture Book. Ten Little Pirates sailing out to sea, looking for adventure, happy as can be. But what will the pirates do when they meet a hurricane? And a giant squid? And a HUNGRY SHARK?! 
9781408330104

Ten Little Princesses

Ten Little Princesses set out for the Grand Ball. But there are trolls and dragons and witches between them and happy ever after... 
9781408334010

Ten Little Dinosaurs

Ten Little Dinosaurs hatch from their eggs and go exploring. But their prehistoric world is rather more dangerous than they expect! 
9781408334034

Ten Little Monsters

A super-spooky rhyming monster adventure! 
9781929927050

Little Robots

A colourful book with a rhyming text, full of humorous, loveable robots. Made into the TV Series, 'Little Robots'. 
9781407115375

Make It! Rocket

Hugo's inventive family decide to make him a very special birthday present - his very own rocket ship! With press out pieces so you can build your own rocket. 
9780230741799

Dinosaurs of Doom!

Evil genius Tempus Fugit wants to take over the world with his army of destructive dinosaurs. Can the Time Pirates stop him before it's too late? A story with a GIANT pop-up! 
9781848122352

Bad Manners, Benjie!

Boris the Troll loves to poke his nose and fart. But Boris has a new friend called Benjie, and Benjie doesn't act like your normal troll! 

Keywords

ANIMATION APPS BOOK SIGNINGS CHILDREN'S BOOKS ILLUSTRATOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION WRITER PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATOR PICTURE BOOK WRITER PUBLISHING SCHOOL VISITS TV WRITER