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Paul Stickland

Paul Stickland is the Author, Illustrator and Pop Up Engineer of many bestselling children’s picture and pop up books, renowned for his daft dinosaurs and tremendous trucks. Titles such as Dinosaur Roar!, Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, Swamp Stomp, A Number of Dinosaurs, Truck Jam, Big Dig, The Christmas Bear, One Bear One Dog and many more.

Paul has spent 20 years working with children of all ages and abilities in schools, libraries and festivals all over the UK and abroad, giving inspiring talks, drawing and pop up book, dinosaur, bug and monster workshops, engaging and empowering children with his energy and enthusiasm. Paul is lucky to live in a world of colourful characters and creatures, from diggers to dinosaurs, bears to bugs and he loves to share this with children through the medium of children’s books and pop up paper.

Inspired by his Artist and Illustrator Grandfather, Geoffrey Squire and his very creative parents, Paul has always loved working with children. Paul lives in Sherborne, Dorset UK with his bookseller and musician wife, Helen, their daughter Tabitha and a selection of Paul's five creative and musical sons.

He has played in many bands, loves building and is a passionate gardener, seeking refuge either in their tiny town garden full of extraordinary plants or their wild and floriferous allotments!



Henrietta Stickland

Henrietta Stickland has been creating children's books for thirty years. She has four sons and is never happier than when she's surrounded by them and their eccentric menagerie of animals, at home in the depths of the beautiful countryside on the Somerset/Dorset border.

As well as bringing up her children, Henrietta ran a children's publishing house for many years, which specialized in works by new authors and illustrators.

Passionate about the written word and engaging young children to want to read, Henrietta continues to write picture books for young children today.