Debi Gliori


Debi Gliori

Debi Gliori started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh between 1979 and 1984. After winning a travelling scholoarship to visit Milan, she became a full-time freelance writer and illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of over 50 books, including the (Mr. Bear series, which won a Children's Book Award. She also illustrates for other picture book writers. Gliori has also written the Pure Dead Magic series of novels for young adults.

Although born and raised in the West-end of Glasgow, Debi now lives near Edinburgh with her five children. Her studio is situated in a 13th-century herb garden.

  • Cover scan of Always And Forever
    Always And Forever - Paperback
    When Fox dies, the rest of his family are distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they all realize that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.
  • Cover scan of Deep Fear
    Deep Fear - Hardback
    The forces of evil are converging on Strega Schloss and the Strega-Borgias must gather together their allies to fight back, but there are just too many distractions. With Damp, the toddler-witch, missing and a house full of bickering teenagers getting in the way, can the family keep it together?
  • Cover scan of Deep Trouble
    Deep Trouble - Hardback
    When the Strega-Borgia family return from holiday to find that their faithful family retainer, Latch, has collapsed from unknown causes, it is only the start of their problems.
  • Cover scan of Deep Water
    Deep Water - Paperback
    The Strega-Borgia children are still reeling from the shock of their nanny's disappearance at the end of 'Deep Trouble'. Without Flora to look after them the kids are growing up fast. Indeed, Titus is in the throes of a deeply embarassing and magically accelerated puberty, while all around the usual chaos reigns.
  • Cover scan of Dragon Loves Penguin
    Dragon Loves Penguin - Hardback
    This is a story about a dragon in need of an egg and an abandoned egg in need of a mummy. It seems like the perfect fit, but what happens when that egg hatches and the little baby doesn't look like all the other dragons (in fact he looks like a penguin)? Of course, his mummy loves him no matter what. But the other babies aren't so sure. Little do they know that being different can be good and soon their little feathered friend is saving the day.
  • Cover scan of Mr Bear's Birthday
    Mr Bear's Birthday - Paperback
    Mr Bear is back - and it's his birthday! But poor Mr Bear; Mrs Bear has been far too busy to bake him one of her special cakes and he hasn't received even a single birthday card. Just as he begins to think that this could be his worst birthday ever, Mr Bear's friends rally round to give him a party he'll never forget.
  • Cover scan of No Matter What
    No Matter What - Paperback
    A little fox is in a big, bad mood and is worried that its mother won't love it forever. In this lyrical picture book we see a clever and resourceful mother prove to her child that a parent's love is limitless - no matter what!
  • Cover scan of No Matter What
    No Matter What - Paperback
    A little fox is in a big, bad mood and is worried that its mother won't love it forever. In this lyrical picture book we see a clever and resourceful mother prove to her child that a parent's love is limitless - no matter what!
  • Cover scan of Pure Dead Brilliant
    Pure Dead Brilliant - Paperback
    When Signora Strega-Borgia invites some would-be witches to stay, weird things begin to happen. Pandora can't resist the temptation of time travel and Titus picks up a strange and deadly computer virus in the third novel about the madcap, magical family.
  • Cover scan of Pure Dead Magic
    Pure Dead Magic - Paperback
    Wonder-nanny Mrs McLachlan arrives to sort out the Strega-Borgia children, and their parents too, but will she cope with the presence of mythical beasts in the basement, to say nothing of the unexpected arrival of four hit-men?
  • Cover scan of The Scariest Thing Of All
    The Scariest Thing Of All - Hardback
    A little rabbit has a seemingly endless list of things to be afraid of. Even his family aren't sure how to help him overcome his anxieties! One day everything gets just about as bad as it can and the rabbit has to face his fears. In so doing, of course, he realises that nothing is as big, bad or as terrifying as it first appears.
  • Cover scan of The Tobermory Cat
    The Tobermory Cat - Paperback
    In the village of Tobermory, on the Scottish island of Mull, lives a very special ginger cat. But once upon a time he didn't think he was special at all - not like the woolly cats of Loch Ba, the singing cats of Staffa or the fishing cats of Fishnish. But now everyone knows about him. He's the cat who's become a legend in his own lifetime by simply being himself.
  • Cover scan of The Trouble With Dragons
    The Trouble With Dragons - Paperback
    The world is populated by some beastly dragons who care nothing for how much they mess up the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think. In this picture book, those dragons need to wake up to what they are doing to their world before it is too late.
  • Cover scan of What's The Time, Mr Wolf?
    What's The Time, Mr Wolf? - Paperback
    What's the time, Mr Wolf? It's story time with Debi Gliori! Join Mr Wolf from breakfast to bedtime and see that he's really not that big and bad after all. Have fun spotting your favourite nursery rhyme characters - from Little Red Riding Hood to Three Little Pigs.
  • Cover scan of Witch Baby And Me After Dark
    Witch Baby And Me After Dark - Paperback
    Lily is 9. Her sister Daisy is one. And she's no ordinary baby. Somehow, when she was born, something went rather wrong - and now Daisy is a witch baby. Nobody knows this but Lily - she's the only one who can see when Daisy makes the fridge float in the air, or turns people into slugs, or summons up her very stinky dog Waywoof.
  • Cover scan of Witch Baby And Me On Stage
    Witch Baby And Me On Stage - Paperback
    Mum is trying to potty train Witch Baby Daisy, unaware that as soon as she succeeds, Daisy will be reclaimed by the witches who live on the hill, who've only been waiting for their little protegee to be out of nappies before they take her 'home'.

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