Peter Taylor’s World of Books, Writing and Illustrating for Children

Thank you so much for visiting my Writing for Children website. Welcome!

I’m rebuilding and modernising it as fast as I can!
 It will change…the original one was started in 2002, consisted of 74 pages and was showing its age. It had to go!.

While I am rebuilding, a gallery of my published and experimental art has been added to Flickr at


I collect books, read books, smell books, create artists books (sometimes even making the paper by hand), write books for publication – picture books, science, stories for all ages, and craft books – and illustrate some of them. I also give talks, workshops, masterclasses, provide exhibitions and work in residencies, and love helping people whenever possible.

This site has 4 aims:

  • To be a fun and useful place to visit.
  • To help children and adults develop a passion for books of every kind and the written word, and to encourage people of all ages to write and be creative (Much still to be added.).
  • To provide information and tips for adults and children, beginners and experts, to help develop their writing and artwork skills for pleasure or publication. (Many more pages to be added on these, too.)
  • To showcase my own books, ideas and techniques, plus a taste some of the things I discuss and teach in visits and workshops.

Please explore!

In former lives, I taught high-school science, photography and art, and was a museum curator. I’ve also held the position of Coordinator of the Australian state of Queensland’s Chapter of the 25,000 international member strong Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – the world’s premier organisation for children’s book creators. If you are serious about being a writer or illustrator for children, you may like to join, too.

Best wishes,
Peter Taylor