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Author of the Term

The author we are celebrating this term is...

                  Sue Hendra



Sue Hendra grew up in Wimbledon. She has always lved making up stories and drawing pictures.  She has been creating picture books since leaving Brighton University in 1994.


In 2006 she met Paul Linnet she instantly saw that she had met a fellow nitwit who liked talking nonsense.  They have together gone on to create many bestselling books from their home in Brighton.


Sue’s favourite book is “Mr Silly”.


Sue studied Illustration at Brighton University while also selling doughnuts from a kiosk at Chessington Zoo.  She has now illustrated over 100 books for children.  When Sue met Paul Linnet, she found another person with the same silly sense of humour as her they fell in love and started writing and illustrating together.  The creative brilliance soon led them to come up with a wealth of bestselling, award winning picture books.   Barry the Fish with Fingers. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Supertato, I need a Wee, Wanda and the Alien.

 Sue and Paul live in Brighton with their daughter Wanda who inspired Sue’s picture book and TV series Wanda and the Alien.


Paul Linnet was born near Brighton and grew up in Derby.  He studied Graphic Design and played guitar in a band called – The Chihuahuas.  He moved back to Brighton where he met Sue Hendra. 


Paul and Sue live with their daughter, Wanda, in Brighton where he likes to fuss with old motorbikes and still plays his guitar. 


Some of Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet books include:


No Bot.  The Robot with No-Bot.

Supertato – Bubble Trouble.

Supertato – Super Squad.


Supertato – Evil Pea Rules.

Oh Christmas Tree.

Barry the fish with fingers.


Supertato- Veggies in the Valley of Doom.

Supertato – Carnival Cataro-Peel.

Alan the Bear – Bedtime.

Alan the Party Bear.

Norma the Slug with the Silly Shell.

I need a Wee. (Laugh out loud book Award).


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