Authors & Illustrators

Find Out More
Talkabook Logo

Alex English

Alex grew up in Hampshire, UK with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, secretly hoping to find Narnia every time she opened a wardrobe. She now lives just outside Paris, France with her husband, two sons and a gardenful of chirruping toads. She writes adventurous middle grade fiction and hilarious picture books.


Stop that Dinosaur!

Stop That Dinosaur! In this 30-minute session, Alex will read her picture book, STOP THAT DINOSAUR, a rhyming tale of naughty dinosaurs and stolen grannies. She will then help your child make up their own naughty dinosaur story and answer any questions they have.

Alex English

30 Minute Program

Alex grew up in Hampshire, UK with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, secretly hoping to find Narnia every time she opened a wardrobe. After a maths degree and a few years wrangling spreadsheets, she decided to revisit her first love – children's books. She hasn't looked back since. Alex now lives just outside Paris with her husband, two sons and a gardenful of chirruping toads. She writes the adventurous middle grade fiction series SKY PIRATES (Simon & Schuster) and hilarious picture books, including YUCK SAID THE YAK, PIRATES DON'T DRIVE DIGGERS and MINE MINE MINE SAID THE PORCUPINE, with more forthcoming from Bloomsbury and Faber.

Check out Alex online: