I started working as an illustrator over 40 years ago and have illustrated so many books that I've lost count of them! I worked mostly in educational publishing in my early career and I still find many of my old books in school libraries around the country. These days I am better known as an author than as an illustrator and several of my stories have won or been shortlisted for awards. My books are usually illustrated by other artists and it's great to see how other people interpret my stories but every now and then it's nice when I get to draw my own pictures!

Picture Books

9781848691384 9781788816762 9781801042994 9781801045049
9781801044967 9781801041676 9781848955868 9781407181684
9781845065188 9781788813334 9781801041614 9781788815987
9781788816595 9781788811057 9781848951006 9780711258815
9781407121819 9781845069889 9781845062668 9781848954939
9781848952263 9781848951006 9781848957503 9781848954861

and many, many more!



Chapter Books


Up until very recently all the books I’d written had been picture books. But now, thanks to the lovely people at Sweet Cherry Publishing, I now have a series of chapter books to my name

brilliantly illustrated by Esther Hernando!

Watch out for more Maggie Sparks books coming soon!


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