Author details

Debi Gliori


I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1984 and have been illustrating and writing books for children ever since.

About writer's work

I write and draw books for children and young adults; determinedly old-school, I write in a notebook and draw with pen and watercolours.

Websites featuring the author


Current events and projects

I'm pretty flexible - in the main, I prefer to talk about how specific books are made ; from initial idea, through to finished item. I use powerpoint slides to show illustrations at various stages of completion, or to help when I read the actual story. I also draw 'live' on a flipchart, and sometimes get children to draw alongside.

Other work

Dragon Loves Penguin (pub. Bloomsbury) 

What's the Time, Mr Wolf? (ibid) 

The Scariest Thing of All (ibid) 

A Hebridean Alphabet (Birlinn) 

The Tobermory Cat (Birlinn) 

Night Shift (Hot Key Books)

Local authority where they are based

East Lothian

Local authorities where they can work

Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highland, Orkney, Scottish Borders, Shetland

Age groups

0-4, 5-8, Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type

Illustrator, Writer



Books written

Book cover

Goodnight World

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, goodnight lights above, a-glow. It's time to say goodnight.
Little Owl's Egg cover

Little Owl's Egg

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Illustrated by Alison Brown. I'm your baby owl. You don't need a new one. Little Owl isn't pleased to hear that there's a baby owl in the egg Mummy has laid.

Night Shift

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Fighting dragons is one way of fighting depression. This book could be another. [Hot Key Books, 2017]

Alfie in the Garden

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Alfie Rabbit is helping his mummy in the garden. His world turns from real to imagined, as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's in the jungle!
Mr Wolf cover

What's the Time Mr Wolf

Author(s): Debi Gliori
<p><em>What's the time, Mr Wolf?</em>&nbsp;It's story time with Debi Gliori!</p><p>Accompany Mr Wolf as he goes about his daily routine from breakfast to be
The Scariest Thing of All

The Scariest Thing of All

Author(s): Debi Gliori
A little rabbit has a seemingly endless list of things to be afraid of. Even his family aren't sure how to help him overcome his anxieties!
Witch Baby and Me on Stage

Witch Baby and Me on Stage

Author(s): Debi Gliori
It's a rainy spring-time, coming up to Witch Baby Daisy's second birthday. Her nursery class are putting on a musical performance, helped by the older children, including big sister Lily.
Mr. Bear's Birthday

Mr. Bear's Birthday

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Illustrated by: Debi Gliori
Mr Bear is back - and it's his birthday! But poor Mr Bear, Mrs Bear has been far too busy to bake him one of her special cakes and he hasn't received even a single birthday card.
Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Lullaby picture book populated with a rich cast of firm animal favourites, from rabbits and bears to owls, as they all prepare for a safe night's sleep.
Witch Baby and Me After Dark

Witch Baby and Me After Dark

Author(s): Debi Gliori
Lily is 9. Her sister Daisy is 1. And she's no ordinary baby. Somehow, when she was born, something went rather wrong...and now Daisy is a Witch Baby.