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Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill, aka mummysam, has been doodling with pen and ink since the early 80's when she made daily trades of delicious Tootsie Rolls and Bubbly Yum for doodles of characters such as Garfield and Snoopy. Born in England, she moved around internationally until finally settling down in upstate New York where she writes and illustrates for children full-time. When she's not buried nose deep into creating, you can find her hanging out with her husband, two teenage sons, and one very tired golden retriever.

ink, collage, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, digital



No More Bows! (HarperCollins, 2017)
Charlotte and the Rock (Penguin, 2017)
The Forever Garden (Random House, Summer 2017)
Once Upon a Slime (Little, Brown, 2018)
Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
Just Add Glitter (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2018)
Nope! Never! Not for Me! (Penguin Random House, Summer 2019)
This Beach is Loud (Penguin Random House, Summer 2019)

The Secret Rhino Society (Simon & Schuster, Summer 2019)
Can I Play, Too? (Penguin, Spring 2021)
Little Senses Book #4 (Penguin, Spring 2021)
Thankful Chains (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2021)