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Vicky Barker is b small publishing’s art director and a Blue Peter Book Award winning illustrator for Real-life Mysteries. Vicky Barker graduated from Liverpool John Moores University and has designed and illustrated for publishers such as Usborne, Egmont and Catnip. For b small publishing, Vicky has illustrated the STEM Starters for Kids series, Paper Toys, Infographics for Kids, FACTS, Geographics and many more.

‘Luogo comune’ which means ‘cliché’ or ‘stereotype’ in Italian is the pseudonym of Jacopo Ghisoni, an illustrator and street artist from Cremona in Italy. As you can tell from his artistic name, his wish, whether on paper or on a wall, is to try and break down stereotypes. In this long journey across the seven seas, through his images, he brings us stories and adventures that are often hidden. Jacopo studied history of art in Milan and now lives and works in Bologna, Italy.

Kim is a children’s book illustrator and designer who has worked for Ivy Kids, Lonely Planet and b small publishing, where she designed the range of language learning series, Hello Languages.

Cassie trained at RADA and has performed at the Royal Court, the Globe and the Young Vic. Her recent TV credits include Father Brown, Holby City, Doctors and Lovesick. She has narrated numerous audiobooks for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Strathmore and W.F.Howes Ltd.

Clare was brought up in North London where she still lives and works. Having studied graphics and illustration at art college, Clare went straight to work for the BBC as an illustrator for children’s programmes. Clare still illustrates and writes lots of felt, fabric collage, pen and ink, and paper collage books for children.

Rudi is an author, poet and copywriter in advertising.

Stu has illustrated several bestselling titles for b small publishing including My First 1000 Words… series and The Great Extendable Colouring Book.

Susan is an author, editor and first-class fact finder who writes creative and educational books for children. Her book, Real-Life Mysteries, is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2018.

Stéphanie is a co-author of Pharaoh’s Fate.