Growing up in a caravan in South Shropshire, Tom Percival found his love of creating imaginary worlds at an early age. An artist, illustrator, musician and writer known for his uplifting stories that celebrate diversity and encourage children to be themselves, Percival is the author of many acclaimed picture books, includingBy the Light of the Moon(2016),The Sea Saw(2019) andThe Invisible(2021). His bestselling Big Bright Feelings picture book series offers perfect reading for building self-confidence and managing feelings, as well as for starting conversations about positive self-image and mental wellbeing with children. It includes such bestsellers asPerfectly Norman(2017),Ruby’s Worry(2019) which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, andMeesha Makes Friends(2020).
His middle-grade series include Little Legends and The Dream Team. Percival is also the illustrator of Derek Landy’s bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, as well as the Chronicles of Egg series by Emerald Fennell.