sarah-horneSarah Horne grew up in snowy Derbyshire, UK with some goats and a brother.

She learnt to draw whilst trying to explain her reasoning for an elaborate haircut at the age of nine. Sarah then honed her skills on the mean streets of Falmouth, studying Illustration. Here, there were daily street battles of scribbling resulting in many paper cuts, but some very nice drawing.

Alongside working on some very funny children’s titles, Sarah has also worked on commissions for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Kew Gardens, Sesame Street and for IKEA as their Children’s Illustrator In Residence.

She now draws, paints, writes and giggles from underneath a pile of paper at her studio in London.

Sarah’s books have sold internationally in Mexico, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Germany, US, Australia and NZ.

Coming soon:


I Got A Chicken For My Birthday (Lerner US- Publishing March 2018)

Ask Oscar by Alan MacDonald (Egmont- publishing January 2018)

Llamas Go Large! By Scott Allen (Macmillan- publishing May 2018)

Ra The Mighty (Holiday House US- publishing Summer 2018)

Jason Banks and The Pumpkin of Doom by Gillian Cross (Barrington Stoke- publishing Spring/Summer 2018)


Out now:

Written and Illustrated by Sarah:

Molly and Mimi: Tantrums and Tiaras (Stripes)

Molly and Mimi: Paw, Claws And Frilly Drawers (Stripes)


Picture Books/Novelty Books:

School For Little Monsters by Michelle Robinson (Scholastic- Publishing August 2017)

Rhino? What Rhino? (Hodder)

Itch Scratch Scritch (Barrington Stoke)

Monster House (Simon & Schuster)

Two Bad Grans (Piccadilly Press)

Favourite Mixed Up FairyTales by Hilary Robinson (Hodder)


Non Fiction:

Ned The Nature Nut’s Jokes and Facts written by Andy Seed  (Nosy Crow)

Dead Or Alive? (Egmont)

Ultimate Animal Criminals (Egmont)

The Really Gross Body Book (Templar)

Animal Quiz Cards (Usbourne)

Mike Dilger’s Wildlife In My Garden (Bloomsbury)



Young Fiction: 

Llama United (Pan Macmillan- May 4th, 2017)

Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury)

The Sesame Seade Mysteries Series (Hodder)

My Uncle Foulpest series by Timothy Knapman (Simon & Schuster)

Vulgar The Viking series (Nosy Crow)

Guinea Pigs Online series by Amanda Swift and Jennifer Grey  (Quercus)

Ghost Rescue series (Orchard)

Genie Street series (Ladybird)

Sea Urchins And Sandpigs by Cornelia Funke (Barrington Stoke)

The Ostrich of Pudding Lane by Jeremy Strong (Barrington Stoke)

My Best Friend And Other Enemies (Nosy Crow)

My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters (Nosy Crow)

My School Musical And Other Punishments (Nosy Crow)

My Great Success And Other Failures (Nosy Crow)

Historical Hysterical Jokes and Facts (Nosy Crow)

Michael Rosen’s Laugh Out Loud Joke Book (Scholastic)