Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre was our Writer-Illustrator in Residence from February to August 2017 – and she got us all wanting to draw unicorns.

Sarah McIntyre

Our former Writer-Illustrator in Residence Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats.

Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve - including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair - and picture books like There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.

She's immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories, and in 2015, set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign calling for people to credit illustrators for their work, whether that's in reviews, when sharing artwork on social media, on book covers, or in bookselling data.

Visit Sarah's website and blog at http://www.jabberworks.co.uk and follow her on Twitter at @jabberworks.

On becoming Writer-Illustrator in Residence, Sarah said:

'During my residency, which I’m going to call the Big Red Book Show, I’m hoping to encourage children to draw with others, helping to generate new ideas, discover challenges and create a fun community. I’d like to encourage children (and grownups) to be kind to their drawings, forgive their drawings their foibles, be proud of sharing their work, and continue to make more drawings.'

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Vern and Lettuce

Vern and Lettuce

Sarah McIntyre

A collection of humorous comic-strip stories that follow best friends Lettuce the rabbit and Vern the sheep as they meet a range of equally likeable characters.

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Oliver and the Seawigs

Oliver and the Seawigs

Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Philip Reeve and Sarah McInytre have joined forces to create a wonderfully wacky nautical tale.

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Cakes in Space

Cakes in Space

Philip Reeve Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

This lively and exciting space story from the duo behind Oliver and the Seawigs is packed with fun, adventure and plenty of surreal humour.

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Dinosaur Police

Dinosaur Police

Sarah McIntyre

Unashamedly silly and wonderfully mad, this will delight little dinosaur fans.

Read more about Dinosaur Police

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Philip Reeve Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

A race to the far north among some very unconventional competitors and their vehicles. A winning combination of text,  image, humour and sadness.

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Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Jinx & O’Hare Funfair Repair

Philip Reeve, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. Like Reeve and McIntyre’s previous collaborations, this is a fantastically fun adventure, and will appeal to readers of all ages.

Read more about Jinx & O’Hare Funfair Repair

When Titus Took the Train

When Titus Took the Train

Anne Cottringer, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Titus is taking the train, when he comes across bandits, dinosaur attacks and an enormous boulder. Luckily, he is just the hero his fellow passengers need - even if all of these exciting things happen in the confines of his sketchbook!

Read more about When Titus Took the Train

Morris the Mankiest Monster

Morris the Mankiest Monster

Giles Andreae, Sarah McIntyre

A delight for any child that loves the gross factor, Morris has all the poo, farts, snot and general filth that anyone could want. He’s also rather sweet, and wants friends just like anyone else.

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Jampires

Jampires

Sarah McIntyre

Probably (and sadly) the only vampire/jam mash-up in existence, this is a delightful rhyming picture book with cute little jampires that children will adore.

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You Can't Eat a Princess

You Can’t Eat a Princess

Gillian Rogerson, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Fans of chocolate and space will adore this princess book with a twist, whose protagonist is very definitely at the centre of all the delicious action.

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You Can't Scare a Princess

You Can’t Scare a Princess

Gillian Rogerson, Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Princess Spaghetti is trying to teach her dad, the King, to rollerskate, when pirates sail into the Royal Moat. The second book in the series features the clever and brave princess outsmarting the adults yet again.

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There's a Shark in the Bath

There’s a Shark in the Bath

Sarah McIntyre

One morning, Dulcie notices that dad hasn't let the water out of the bath tub. But, hang on - what's that, swimming around in the water? A SHARK FIN? This signature silly and stylish tale from Sarah McIntyre gives plenty of ideas for bathtime fun.

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