Rachel Lyon

Children's author, Poet

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Website: http://www.rachellyon.co.uk

Contact: Email: , Tel: 07932 667133

Finalist for Best Picture Book UK - Heart of Hawick Children's Book Awards 2014.
Best Books of 2014 - Books for Keeps Booksellers Survey
Named in Top Ten Bedtime stories of all time by Great British Bookshop

Adults, 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4)


Based in St Helens, Merseyside, Rachel writes rhyming picture books and early readers for children aged 3 to 11.

Her books include:

I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn (recommended in The Summer Reading  Challenge 2015, named in Top Ten bedtime books ever by The Great British Bookshop, listed in Best Books of 2014 in Books for Keeps Bookseller survey, and is a CBeebies Bedtime Story) 

The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale (finalist for Best Picture Book UK at The Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards 2014).Based on the life of a real historical giant who lived near Liverpool in the 16th Century. The book's popularity led The National Trust to create a woodland trail based upon it at Speke Hall near Liverpool, for which Rachel wrote the rhyming introductions for each activity.

Not Enough for Queen Fluff is Rachel's latest picture book.

Early readers include; A Right Royal Mess and I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn (early reader version of the original picture book).

Rachel loves visitng schools around the region to share her love of reading and writing with children, from EYFS up to and including KS2. Her sessions are always interactive and fun, and most often described as 'inspirational' by teachers.

Rachel is a Patron of Reading in Primary Schools, has DBS clearance and is also available to deliver workshops in libraries and literary festivals across the North of England.

The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale (isbn:978-1848860957)
For a young giant living in a tiny cottage, an invitation to The Royal Palace seems to good to miss. But can lavish clothes and a big bed make up for everything he leaves behind?
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I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn (isbn:978-1848861176)
Mucky the horse has no friends, and believes that if he'd been born a Unicorn he'd be more popular. With the help of Owl, Mucky's dream - temporarily - comes true. But he learns that when it comes to true frienship - it's what inside that counts!
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Not Enough for Queen Fluff (isbn:978-1848862036)
Fussy Queen Fluff is coming to visit the poor bunnies in the Kingdom. But will they meet her demands for a lavish feast, or serve up a slice of humble pie instead?
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A Right Royal Mess (isbn:978-1848862982)

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Book Type:
Non fiction for children, Picture books, Fiction 5-9

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