Alison Murray

Alison Murray author
Twitter: @alison_murray_

Alison grew up in Lanarkshire and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London where she tried out lots of different jobs including selling books for Waterstones and designing rugs for Habitat. She completed an MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University, after which she co-founded a successful interactive media company. After selling her company Alison moved back to Scotland with her family to focus on her work as an illustrator and author.

Books by Alison Murray



Hare and Tortoise The Favourite Aesop’s Fable

Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win . . . isn’t he?

Hare and Tortoise shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017

Published by Orchard Books, 2015





Fairy Felicity’s Moonlight Adventure

One night, Fairy Felicity opens her door to find a mysterious invitation from a friendly silver snail. His trail leads Felicity all the way to a very special surprise!




Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten
Princess Penelope chases the kitten, all tangled up with wool, through the palace and its grounds.  Run your finger along the crazy pink glitter trail of shapes as she leaps and jumps through the book.
Nosy Crow, 2014
US rights: Candlewick Press
French rights: Gallimard Jeunesse


The House that Zac Built
The House That Zac Built
Zac is so busy playing with his toy building blocks that he doesn’t notice a cute little kitten is causing animal chaos around the farm . . .
Who would think that such a tiny cat could cause such pandemonium! It’s up to Zac to put things right again.
Orchard Books, 2014




Hickory Dickory Dog
Zac and Rufus, like all best friends, are inseparable. So, when Zac goes to playschool, his pup goes too and joins in with EVERYTHING . . resulting in one very messy pup at home time!
Orchard Books, 2013
US rights: Candlewick Press
French rights: Hatier Jeunesse




Little Mouse
Little Mouse can waddle like a penguin, eat like a horse and splash like a whale. So why does her mother call her Little Mouse?
Orchard Books, 2013
US, French and Chinese as normal, plus:
Danish rights: Gyldendal Bogklubber




One Two That’s My Shoe
Join in the chase as Georgie and Grace learn to count from 1 to 10.

One, Two, That’s My Shoe Longlisted for the UK Literary Association Award

Published by Orchard Books, 2011


Apple Pie ABC
Follow the funny exploits of the utterly lovable pup as he does his best to get his paws on the pie!

Shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award
Longlisted for the UK Literary Association Award
Selected as an honour book for the US Charlotte Zolotow Award

Published by Orchard Books, 2010


Alison Murray is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –


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