Our authors

We publish contemporary, award winning creators, as well as rediscovered, cherished authors of the past.

Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Author

Annette Elizabeth Clark was born in 1875, the eldest daughter of a vicar. With pioneering courage she left home for London, determined to make her gift for storytelling her life’s work. She narrated her stories to great acclaim at events and gatherings of children, and became a very successful, much published author. She was also sought after as a lecturer on the art of storytelling. In her lifetime she wrote over a hundred stories and broadcast on the BBC’s affectionately remembered ‘Children’s Hour’ in the 1920s.

Elizabeth Clark: ‘a forgotten star of storytelling’

The Observer, (October 2016)

Sahar Haghgoo

Sahar Haghgoo

Illustrator

I am Sahar Haghgoo, a children’s book illustrator from Iran (based in London now). I have illustrated books both in Iran and in the UK.  I’m in my third decade but my feelings tell me I’m ten!  I love nature and it always inspires me.

My seven year old daughter also inspires me a lot and with her I remember my own childhood.

Mikko Kunnas

Mikko Kunnas

Author

Markus Majaluoma

Markus Majaluoma

Author and Illustrator

Award winning Markus Majaluoma was born in 1961 in Pori, Finland. A graduate in art and design, he has created both his own children’s books, and illustrated many others. With his distinctive pallet of colours, emphasis on detail and gentle humour, his endearing books have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, French, Danish and Swedish.

Nicholas Oldland

Nicholas Oldland

Author and Illustrator

Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and is now the Creative Director at Hatley, the hugely successful children’s apparel company which he runs with his brothers. ‘Life in the Wild’s is a multi-award winning series, and Nicholas is one of very few authors whose characters appear on pyjamas! But Nicholas still spends his days creating drawings for children’s clothing. As he says himself, ‘ I spend my entire day drawing. It’s as simple as that: I draw, I draw, and I draw some more!’

William Papas

William Papas

Author and Illustrator

Runner up for the Kate Greenaway Medals three times in the 1960s, and awarded six commendations, William Papas (1927-2000) was a renowned children’s author, cartoonist and illustrator. Born in South Africa, he ran away from home at the age of fifteen to join the Air Force, flying coastal missions as a tail gunner during the war. He studied at Johannesburg Art School, Beckenham School of Art and at St Martin’s in London, and worked for The Guardian newspaper as well as producing cartoons for the Sunday Times and Punch. As a children’s author and illustrator he preferred to work mostly in pen and ink, and his work is included in many collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Vorres Museum in Athens. Alan Coren, former editor of Punch, described Papas as ‘ a highly distinguished original artist, whose work, I firmly believe, is not only of significance of its time, but will make an important contribution to the journalistic history of that time’.

Where to buy

Our books are available from all good independent bookshops, Hive, Amazon and Waterstones

Contact Information

Pikku Publishing
7 High Street
Barkway
Herts
SG8 8EA

E: info@pikkupublishing.com

UK Representation

Signature Book Representation (UK) Ltd
29 Saville Road
Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield
HD8 9EG

T: 0845 862 1730
E: sales@signaturebooksuk.com
www.signaturebooksuk.com

Trade Orders

Central Books Ltd
50 Freshwater Road
Chadwell Heath
London  
RM8 1RX

T: 020 8525 8800
E: orders@centralbooks.com