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Lindsey Gardiner

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Other contact method: Scottish Book Trust: live.literature@scottishbooktrust.com
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English
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I love children’s books…the more illustrations the better! Picture books are an inspiration to me…to write, to illustrate or to read.

Sharing my own picture books with children is a joy and no matter what age they are. Whether I’m dancing around like a lemur, drawing characters on a flip chart or teaching older kids the process, I’m passionate about it all!

Over the last 19 years I have written and/or illustrated over 30 picture books, worked with various publishers worldwide, had my books translated into 15 different languages and have taken part in many a book festival, school or library event (Oh, and I’m also a lecturer in textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art!).

My Oxford University Press collection - written by Jan Ormerod - always goes down a storm at events. These have also been frequently used for Bookstart and Bookbug bags as there is a lovely rhyme and rhythm to them all!

My events are friendly, fun and can be tailored to whatever age group I am working with. This is mostly under P3’s for the interactive-picture-book-dancing but adapted to a more educational approach for older kids (although dancing is always optional!).

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; First experiences for younger readers; Picture books; Rhyming books for younger readers

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+