Illustrator

Thomas Docherty

Biography

When I was at school I never imagined I would end up writing stories. my spelling was terrible and I found reading really difficult, because I’m dyslexic. Luckily my mum and dad read to me and took me to the library where I spent hours looking at picture books. I had always liked drawing and so I began keeping a sketchbook diary, especially if I travelled anywhere new and it was these diaries that inspired my first picture books. Now whenever possible, I like going along to schools and libraries to talk to children about my work and help them write and draw their own stories. My books have been selected for many awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. I live in Swansea with wife Helen and our two daughters. Helen is also a children’s book author and together we created the award-winning picture book The Snatchabook.

Most Popular Thomas Docherty Books

The Snatchabook book
6.3
fixing mistakes · friendship · empathy · sharing · forgiveness · reading
The Snatchabook
The Storybook Knight book
5.8
reading · dragons · being nice · kindness · knights
The Storybook Knight

All Thomas Docherty Books

Collaborators

Helen Docherty

Personal Info

Books Stats

2Illustrated

Most Recent Book

The Storybook Knight book
5.8
reading · dragons · being nice · kindness · knights
The Storybook Knight

Highest Rated Book

The Snatchabook book
6.3
fixing mistakes · friendship · empathy · sharing · forgiveness · reading
The Snatchabook

Official Website

http://thomasdocherty.co.uk/