Karl Newson

Saturday 20 May 2023

10:45 to 12:45


Join Karl Newson for a picture writing workshop with a crunch! We’ll look at everything from finding ideas to writing ‘The End’ to the published book… Let’s see if we can make up a picture book story on the spot? Expect silly noises. Reading aloud. Twists and turns. And biscuits.

Karl Newson is a best-selling, multi-award-winning children’s book biscuit.

Author of the multi-award winning picture book I Am a Tiger, the best-selling I Really Really Need a Wee and The Same But Different Too, the chapter book The Hat Full of Secrets, the board book Little Owl’s Bedtime, and most recently the picture books I Really Really Love You So and Beware the Blue Bagoo!, plus many more! His stories have been translated in 29 languages around the world.

Karl’s stories have been shortlisted for the Booktrust Storytime Prize (twice, for I Really Really Need a Wee and I Am a Tiger), the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award (The Same But Different Too), the Alligator’s Mouth Award (The Hat Full of Secrets) and Oscar’s Book Prize (I Am a Tiger), and he is a winner of the Georgia Children’s Book Award, the South Dakota Children’s Book Award, the Leicester ‘Our Best Picture Book’ Award and the West Sussex Picture Book Award for I Am a Tiger, and a ‘BookstaGrammie’ for The Hat Full of Secrets. Karl is represented by Jodie Hodges at United Agents.