Author Archives: zehrahicks

New book launching April 2022!

Available from all good bookshops

BookTrust selects ‘Cheeky Monkey’ for their Great Books Guide 2021

Thrilled that BookTrust have selected ‘Cheeky Monkey’ in this year’s BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2021 (following ‘Pug Hug’ in their guide last year). ‘A little red monkey wants to play, but nobody else wants to! Monkey manages to get paint … Continue reading

Pug Hug wins Book Cover Design Award 2021

Delighted to hear that Pug Hug won The Academy of Book Cover Design Awards 2021!! So honoured, especially to be up against such talented company and gorgeous covers!

Tom Hardy reads ‘The Problem With Problems’ on CBeebies!

It was an absolute career highlight to find out that Tom Hardy was reading a book I illustrated, ‘The Problem With Problems’, on CBeebies at the beginning of lockdown! I have been very slack about updating my website so the link … Continue reading

Two new books for 2020!

I’m very excited to announce I have two new books coming out in 2020! I’ve been very busy so I’m very behind in updating my website, but for the moment, here are the covers! Pug Hug (published by Hodder) publishes in February … Continue reading

Giraffe and Frog is shortlisted for some awards!

SO thrilled that Giraffe and Frog has been shortlisted for both the Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2018 and the Teach Primary Book Awards – and among such fine company! Below are the shortlisted books and links to the Children’s Book … Continue reading

Bookshop events February 2018

Pickled Pepper Books Waterstones Epsom Tales on Moon Lane

Giraffe and Frog events

I’ve had loads of fun doing events in bookshops, libraries and festivals over the last few months doing readings and puppet making for my new book, Giraffe and Frog. The latest was for The Big Draw at Epsom Library in … Continue reading

Giraffe and Frog events this August

Looking for things to do to entertain the kids this August? I’ll be doing lots of daytime events launching my new book ‘Giraffe and Frog’. Taking place in bookshops, libraries and festivals – in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent. Readings, … Continue reading

Who will you be giving a book to on International Book Giving Day?

February 14th is International Book Giving Day. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible, all around the world. I will be giving away copies of my new book, ‘Flying Lemurs’ to local libraries … Continue reading