Karl Newson

Children's Author/Illustrator

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Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


Karl Newson is an award-winning children's book author. He grew up in Norwich, Norfolk, and was inspired to write his first story when his children were small. Karl has been shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book award, among others, and his stories are published in over 20 languages around the world. He lives in London with his family and a forest of pot plants.  

Latest Publications:

I Am Not an Elephant (6 Feb 2020, Macmillan Childrens Books)

When Mouse is accused of being an elephant by a passing gecko, a porcupine and a marmoset, Mouse is not impressed. Despite having flappy ears and a pointy nose, this Mouse is definitely NOT an elephant!

But could Mouse be an owl, a sheep, a yak or a cow? Mouse persuades the others that it's what's on the inside that counts... and maybe Mouse is actually a Moose?

With vibrant, characterful illustrations, this hilarious follow on to the acclaimed I Am a Tiger introduces a whole new range of animals for the feisty Mouse to bamboozle.

I am a Tiger (16th May 2019, Macmillian Childrens Books)

A hilarious and original story about a little mouse with big ideas!

The bold little mouse declares "I am a tiger." and manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird not only that this is true, but that they are not what they think they are. When a real tiger turns up, can the persuasive and fearless little rodent manage to persuade the tiger that he is a mouse!

With vibrant artwork by award-winning illustrator Ross Collins, and delightful characters created by rising star Karl Newson, I am a Tiger is a story that will amuse and entertain everyone, from the smallest mouse to the biggest tiger.

The Same But Different Too (2nd May 2019, Nosy Crow)

These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story! The perfect picture book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world.