James Brown

Children's Author/Illustrator

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Agent: Emily Talbot
Associate Agent: Molly Jamieson


Slightly obsessed with picture books, James enjoys writing and illustrating his own. He writes and illustrates for older children too and since 2014 has illustrated or written over 20 books. James studied English Literature at Sheffield and Stockholm and has an M.Litt in Creative Writing from St Andrews University. James was one of five illustrators to win the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices 2014 competition.

LOTTIE LOVES NATURE series (Five Quills, 2021)

Lottie loves wildlife and dreams of becoming a nature show presenter like Samira, host of her favourite programme Every Little Thing. Lottie has been reading about the decline in the number of insects in nature. With the help of her tech neighbour Noah, she decides to build a bug-hotel to encourage their return. But buzzing-mayhem, they are interrupted by a swarm of bees invading Mr. Parfitt's garden next door. Can Lottie help save the bees before the exterminator arrives? Nature Hooks: bee and bug facts, pollination, butterfly feeder, how to make a bug hotel.

JINGLE SPELLS (Simon and Schuster, October 2018)

Trixie’s friends think she’s batty as a vampire, so she needs Santa’s help to spread the Christmas joy. But when she visits Lapland HQ, Santa is nowhere to be seen, the elves’ shelves are empty and ALL WITCHES are on the Naughty List! Luckily, Trixie knows a spell or two that just might save Christmas for everyone. Join Trixie, Rudy the cat, LOTS of elves and witches . . . and even Santa himself in this beautifully illustrated picture book by James Brown.

AL'S AWESOME SCIENCE: BLAST-OFF! (Five Quills, October 2018)

It's the twins' birthday and Al and his friends are experimenting to find out how to blast off his time machine into outer space. Trouble is, fiddling with balloons and homemade rockets is very messy! When some extra baking powder accidentally spills onto the cake, it has some unexpected gassy consequences.