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Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor is a children's author with more than 60 books and a generous number of awards under his belt.

Autumn Feast - the much-awaited fourth part to his seasonal storybook series, co-written with ecologist Alex Morss - publishes in 2024. It follows Winter Sleep, Busy Spring and Wild Summer, all published by Quarto and illustrated by Cinyee Chiu.

And The Dream Train - Sean's exquisite book of bedtime poetry - finds a companion in 2024. Also published by Walker, You're a Poet is a book to encourage children to have a go at writing their own.

The foolishly funny Natterjack Toad Can’t Believe It! with Kathyrn Durst is also out with Walker in 2024.

2023 saw When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth - a book with more false endings than a country-house maze (and all of them ‘sad and terrible’) and MONSTER! THIRSTY! DRINK! - an equally raucous follow-up to MONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!.

Sean started writing poetry as a teenager. Then in 1993, he came across a newspaper article which reported that a goat slaughtered by a cleric in Iran had been found to have teeth made of gold. He tried writing a story for children. It was called The Goat With The Golden Teeth. It won second prize in a competition run by The Independent and Scholastic Children's Books.

Since then Sean has focused on writing for young readers.

Sean really has written a lot of books. Funny books, like Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien - winner of the Hampshire Picture Book Award and a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. Magical books like The Snowbear, a winter story illustrated by Claire Alexander, which the New York Times was keen on.

Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks, Busy Spring, Winter Sleep and Wild Summer are all nature storybooks. Co-written with ecologist Alex Morss, their blend of non-fiction and storytelling has proved a compelling combination for parents, teachers and children.

Sean also works as a storyteller, and has many years experience working with stories and poetry in schools. He's based in Bristol with his wife and two sons.

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SEAN TAYLOR

Sean Taylor is a children's author with more than 60 books and a generous number of awards under his belt. Autumn Feast - the much-awaited fourth part to his seasonal storybook series, co-written with ecologist Alex Morss - publishes in 2024. It follows Winter Sleep, Busy Spring and Wild Summer, all published by Quarto and illustrated by Cinyee Chiu. And The Dream Train - Sean's exquisite book of bedtime poetry - finds a companion in 2024. Also published by Walker, You're a Poet is a book to encourage children to have a go at writing their own. The foolishly funny Natterjack Toad Can’t Believe It! with Kathyrn Durst is also out with Walker in 2024. 2023 saw When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth - a book with more false endings than a country-house maze (and all of them ‘sad and terrible’) and MONSTER! THIRSTY! DRINK! - an equally raucous follow-up to MONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!. Sean started writing poetry as a teenager. Then in 1993, he came across a newspaper article which reported that a goat slaughtered by a cleric in Iran had been found to have teeth made of gold. He tried writing a story for children. It was called The Goat With The Golden Teeth. It won second prize in a competition run by The Independent and Scholastic Children's Books. Since then Sean has focused on writing for young readers. Sean really has written a lot of books. Funny books, like Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien - winner of the Hampshire Picture Book Award and a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. Magical books like The Snowbear, a winter story illustrated by Claire Alexander, which the New York Times was keen on. Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks, Busy Spring, Winter Sleep and Wild Summer are all nature storybooks. Co-written with ecologist Alex Morss, their blend of non-fiction and storytelling has proved a compelling combination for parents, teachers and children. Sean also works as a storyteller, and has many years experience working with stories and poetry in schools. He's based in Bristol with his wife and two sons.

Sean Taylor

Natterjack Toad Can't Believe It!

Autumn Feast

When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

Monster! Thirsty! Drink!

The Dream Train

You're a Poet

Wild Summer

MONSTER! HUNGRY! PHONE!

Busy Spring

Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks

How to be Cooler than Cool

Good Dog!

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much!

Winter Sleep

Kiss The Crocodile

Humperdink

Riding a Donkey Backwards

They Came From Planet Zabalooloo

I Want to Be in a Scary Story

I am Actually a Penguin

The Snowbear

Who Ate Auntie Iris?

Where the Bugaboo Lives

A Waste of Good Paper

When a Monster is Born

The World Champion of Staying Awake

A Brave Bear

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!

The Ring Went Zing!

The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair

Robomop

Huck Runs Amuck!

What a Naughty Bird

Robot Rumpus!

We Have Lift Off!

Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All

Fiddlesticks!

It's a Groovy World, Alfredo!