Hannah Shaw


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Hannah Shaw, (C) Emilie Sandy

Photograph: Copyright Emilie Sandy


Agent: Emily Talbot
Associate Agent: Molly Jamieson


Hannah Shaw loves nothing more than making children laugh, her quirky characters and outrageously silly stories with lots of visual jokes make her books a go to for reluctant and avid readers alike.

Hannah won the Waterstone’s prize for her illustrations in The Hamster Massacre series, Cambridgeshire children’s book award for her first picture book and her stories have been long and shortlisted for many other awards. Her illustrations in The Disgusting Sandwich were selected for Booktrust Scotland's Book bag scheme and for the Duchess’s Bookshelves list. When she is not doodling in her studio or running school workshops, she likes to grow inedible marrows on her allotment. She studied at the University of Brighton and now lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire with her husband, smelly dog and two young children who steal her favourite drawing pens but provide great inspiration.

Recent publications:


Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig!
A madcap new adventure series for 6-8 year olds, perfectly bridging the gap from picture books to chapter books, from award-winning author-illustrator Hannah Shaw, filled with pictures in all the colours of the rainbow and interactive extra material.
When Unipiggle and Princess Pea discover a dusty old MAGIC BOOK, they can't wait to try it out. But then the book goes missing. Suddenly, there is chaos at the palace! The daisies have grown teeth, and, even worse, the King and Queen have been turned into UNICORNS! Can Unipiggle and Princess Pea stop the spells?

"Fizzing with imagination." -- Harriet Muncaster, author of Isadora Moon