Allison Parkinson is a Catford-based children’s author and illustrator. She writes and illustrates picture books and chapter books. Her stories take young readers on fun and educational adventures where they can encounter talking tigers and creepy clocks – and make friends with a time-travelling 10-year-old. Allison’s books celebrate diversity.

By basing many of her characters and illustrations on her mixed-race daughters, she hopes to do her small bit to help more children see themselves in stories.

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