Fiona Munro

Fiona Munro - Editor

London, UK

Experienced editor/writer of picture and activity bks, rhyme, non-fic. If humour or something fresh or off the wall required get in touch!

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Overview

Creator, editor and writer of children's books. Mostly for children under 10. I have written for Puffin, Ladybird, Hachette and many others. I am a creative thinker and have years of experience in fiction, non-fiction, rhyme, activity books and licensing (including Beatrix Potter, Disney, Pixar, Peppa Pig). I have written everything from cosy picture board books about Peter Rabbit and his family, to a Barbie Cook Book to Ladybird books about the royals to Rainbow Magic Young Reader adaptations. I also wrote a series of 11 rhyming picture books for Ladybird and my latest, and perhaps proudest, moment has to be the upcoming publication of 'Who's On The Loo?' for Hachette. This follows hot on the heels of two potty books - also for Hachette. Is there a theme here?!

Corny jokes and eye-rolls a speciality in my writing (not so much in the non-fiction). ALL kids love that!

I can help with series suggestions, can tighten up a story, write following a tight brief or page plan, or create something from just a title, or even less, as once happened - "Quick, Fiona, we need something funny about a llama by Friday."

Having worked in-house as an editor for many years at Dorling Kindersley, Ladybird, Puffin and Hachette, I think I am straightforward to work with and pretty easy going. Also, I will do almost anything for a chocolate biscuit, which helps.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Work experience

Senior Editor

Puffin, Hachette
September, 2007 – July, 2017 (almost 10 years)

I have worked as an in-house editor at many places including Puffin, Ladybird, Dorling Kindersley, and Hachette, managing titles from early concept to publication. At Puffin I looked after several highly respected authors such as Allan Ahlberg, managing new and backlist titles and worked with high profile organisations such as The Imperial War Museum on publishing projects. In mid-2017 I made the decision to work freelance.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Under the Sea (My First Creativity Activity Books)

Fiona Munro

This title in Barron's growing series of My First Creativity Activity Books is filled with things to make and do, and has special appeal to boys and girls in pre-K through second grade. Its theme is the animals that live in or near the sea, and its appealing illustrations show fish, starfish, seals, and other animals children will recognize. Designed much like Barron's popular Creativity Activ... read more

This title in Barron's growing series of My First Creativity Activity Books is filled with things to make and do, and has special appeal to boys and girls in pre-K through second grade. Its theme is the animals that live in or near the sea, and its appealing illustrations show fish, starfish, seals, and other animals children will recognize. Designed much like Barron's popular Creativity Activ... read more

Holidays: With scenes, activities and a giant fold-out picture (Big Stickers for Tiny Hands)

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro

This brilliant book is full of exciting holiday scenes and activities. The big stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers. From buckets and spades, to planes and trains, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decora... read more

This brilliant book is full of exciting holiday scenes and activities. The big stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers. From buckets and spades, to planes and trains, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decora... read more

Happy Birthday!: A Peter Rabbit Tale

Beatrix Potter

Hop into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in this series of charming board books!It's Peter's birthday, but he feels sad because nobody in his family wants to play or even see him! It's turning out to be the worst birthday ever for Peter . . . until he gets a special surprise.This is the third title in a fresh series of very young stories set in Peter Rabbit's world. The simple tales ... read more

Hop into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in this series of charming board books!It's Peter's birthday, but he feels sad because nobody in his family wants to play or even see him! It's turning out to be the worst birthday ever for Peter . . . until he gets a special surprise.This is the third title in a fresh series of very young stories set in Peter Rabbit's world. The simple tales ... read more

A Pumpkin for Peter: A Peter Rabbit Tale

Beatrix Potter

Hop into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in this charming board book!It's a wild, autumn evening and the Rabbit family is on their way to get a pumpkin. The woods are windy and dark, but Peter Rabbit is definitely NOT scared. Not even a little bit. But on their walk, there are scary sights, scary sounds, and maybe even a scary somebody out in the woods. Will the Rabbit family meet so... read more

Hop into the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in this charming board book!It's a wild, autumn evening and the Rabbit family is on their way to get a pumpkin. The woods are windy and dark, but Peter Rabbit is definitely NOT scared. Not even a little bit. But on their walk, there are scary sights, scary sounds, and maybe even a scary somebody out in the woods. Will the Rabbit family meet so... read more

Ladybird Skullabones Island: A Week of Pirate Tales

Fiona Munro

Yo-ho-ho pirates! Young pirate fans will love reading about the exciting adventures of Captain Cutlass and the trusty members of the crew in Skullabones Island: A Week of Pirate Tales. This colourful ebook has a new thrilling tale to enjoy from Monday to Sunday, perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime and naptimes.

Yo-ho-ho pirates! Young pirate fans will love reading about the exciting adventures of Captain Cutlass and the trusty members of the crew in Skullabones Island: A Week of Pirate Tales. This colourful ebook has a new thrilling tale to enjoy from Monday to Sunday, perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime and naptimes.

H. M. Queen Elizabeth II: 90th Birthday Celebration

Ladybird

A wonderful Ladybird souvenir edition to celebrate the birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.Filled with official photographs and information about her childhood, coronation, family life, political significance and becoming a great-grandmother, this book is the perfect gift for any fan of the Royal Family.

A wonderful Ladybird souvenir edition to celebrate the birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.Filled with official photographs and information about her childhood, coronation, family life, political significance and becoming a great-grandmother, this book is the perfect gift for any fan of the Royal Family.

Who's on the Loo?

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro

Knock, knock! Who's on the loo? Lift the flaps to find out in this hilarious board book featuring spotty, stripy and colourful animals on their matching toilets.Delightful rhyming text and funny illustrations will make this bright board book appealing to preschoolers and parents alike. Every animal, from Zak Zebra to Tilly Toucan, once revealed under the flap, gives out some advice about how t... read more

Knock, knock! Who's on the loo? Lift the flaps to find out in this hilarious board book featuring spotty, stripy and colourful animals on their matching toilets.Delightful rhyming text and funny illustrations will make this bright board book appealing to preschoolers and parents alike. Every animal, from Zak Zebra to Tilly Toucan, once revealed under the flap, gives out some advice about how t... read more

Merry Christmas, Peter! (Peter Rabbit Animation)

Warne

Celebrate Christmas with Peter and friends!It’s Christmas time in the Lake District, and Peter, Benjamin, and Lily are in charge of delivering everyone’s Christmas dinner. They must dodge Mr. Tod, repair their broken sled, and make it to everyone’s house before it’s too late. Filled with lots of Christmas cheer, this book is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

Celebrate Christmas with Peter and friends!It’s Christmas time in the Lake District, and Peter, Benjamin, and Lily are in charge of delivering everyone’s Christmas dinner. They must dodge Mr. Tod, repair their broken sled, and make it to everyone’s house before it’s too late. Filled with lots of Christmas cheer, this book is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

Story of Life: Evolution (Welcome To The Museum)

Katie Scott

Story of Life: EvolutionStory of Life : Evolution will be a graphic, fold out guide to evolution. The book will start with the first single-cell organisms and end with modern life forms. Packaged in the same format as Big Picture Press's Design Line series, Evolution: Story of Life is a strong non-fiction offering for the Big Picture Press list that will complement Animalium and is a valuable ... read more

Story of Life: EvolutionStory of Life : Evolution will be a graphic, fold out guide to evolution. The book will start with the first single-cell organisms and end with modern life forms. Packaged in the same format as Big Picture Press's Design Line series, Evolution: Story of Life is a strong non-fiction offering for the Big Picture Press list that will complement Animalium and is a valuable ... read more

PJ Masks: Annual 2019: Perfect for little heroes everywhere!

PJ Masks (author), Fiona Munro (author) Pat-a-Cake (author)

Whose Stripes? (A Little Book With Giant Flaps)

Fiona Munro

Who is yellow and black and buzzes through the air? And who has stripes and slithers along the ground? Find out in this sturdy board book with giant fold-out flaps.

Who is yellow and black and buzzes through the air? And who has stripes and slithers along the ground? Find out in this sturdy board book with giant fold-out flaps.

Potty Superstar: A potty training book for boys (Toddler Triumphs)

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro

Harry likes running and climbing and jumping - but he does not like his nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Harry on his journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometime accidents!) of toddlers ... read more

Harry likes running and climbing and jumping - but he does not like his nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Harry on his journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometime accidents!) of toddlers ... read more

Potty Superstar: A potty training book for girls (Toddler Triumphs)

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro

Ella likes running and climbing and jumping - but she does not like her nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Ella on her journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometimes accidents!) of toddlers ... read more

Ella likes running and climbing and jumping - but she does not like her nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Ella on her journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometimes accidents!) of toddlers ... read more

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