Eileen Browne

Eileen Browne’s titles include “Handa’s Surprise”, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Sheffield Children’s Book Award, “Handa’s Hen” and “Tick Tock”. Eileen was born and brought up in Birmingham and lived in London for over twenty years before moving to Wiltshire where she now lives. She worked as a school teacher and a youth worker before becoming an author and illustrator. Her first book was published in 1977. Eileen believes “Certain groups of people are not well represented in books. For example, females only feature as main characters in around 30% of children’s books. Because of this, I give them priority. “Where’s That Bus?” was one of the first animal picture books with all female characters.” Eileen has written books with Kit Wright and Floella Benjamin.