John Townsend

John Townsend has written many children's books, on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. John used to be a secondary school teacher and playwright before becoming a full-time writer. He is a Reading Champion for the UK's National Literacy Trust.

Tatio, a self-taught artist from Madrid, left a decade-long career in advertising to follow his passion for illustration in 2000. Since then, he has breathed life into the pages of math, history, science, and literature textbooks with his rich, vivid illustrations. Outside of the studio, you'll most likely find Tatio swaying to jazz, devouring a book, or laughing with his four-year-old son.