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 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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Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

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

Read more about Oliver and the Seawigs

Pugs of the Frozen North

Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: 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.

Read more about Pugs of the Frozen North

Morris the Mankiest Monster

Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: 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.

Read more about Morris the Mankiest Monster

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