Steve Smallman – Illustrator and Writer of Children’s Books
Steve Smallman has been an illustrator of children’s books for 30 years, and began creating his own stories approximately 10 years ago. He currently teaches illustration workshops in schools – mural-painting included! – as well as writing his own works such as Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater which won him the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009. In 2010 and 2011, The Lamb Who Came to Dinner won shortlistings from Red House Children’s Book awards with Meat Loaf reading it live on CITV Bookaboo programme!
Early Life and Education
Steve Smallman was born January 22nd 1950 in Coatesville Pennsylvania and joined the US Marines upon graduation. While in apartment maintenance he did repairs around his house and garage. Steve enjoyed watching television as well as working on cars.
Stephen Charles “Steve” Smallman died October 11, 2022. Previously he served as head coach at Slippery Rock University where he led them to their inaugural PSAC Tournament berth and one regional title victory; additionally, he assisted Millersville for nine seasons as an assistant coach.
Smallman began his career illustrating children’s books over 30 years ago and writing his own stories 10 years ago. Over this time period, he published multiple titles such as The Lamb Who Came to Dinner and Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater which received high commendation at the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2009. When not writing or illustrating books for children, Smallman loves traveling and painting murals at local schools in his free time.
Steve Smallman is an illustrator and author of children’s books. After over twenty years illustrating, he began penning his own stories 10 years ago. Additionally, Steve holds workshops in schools teaching illustration workshops as well as mural-painting. Steve won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, with Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater shortlisted for Red House Children’s book award (read by Meatloaf on CITV’s Bookaboo).
At New Song Community Church in inner-city Baltimore, he facilitates neighborhood Bible studies while providing cutting-edge music and video presentations for youth. Together with his wife Mary, he volunteers at their neighborhood public school as well as running a small media production company named 15four Integrated Media, documenting stories in locations all around the world.
Achievement and Honors
Steve Smallman is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator with more than three decades of experience, 10 years as author. Additionally, he conducts illustration workshops in schools with mural-painting. He has illustrated for books, comics, magazines and licensed products as well as creating original visuals for television programmes. Currently residing in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. Together they have four grown children and one grandchild, and enjoy traveling, watching films, television, gardening and exploring the countryside. His books include A Hug for Humphrey (shortlisted in Red House Children’s Book Awards by Meatloaf on CITV Bookaboo), The Lamb Who Came to Dinner (shortlisted again this year!) and Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater; in which he excels particularly when drawing animals.
Smallman began writing children’s books as a hobby about 10 years ago, winning several awards including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award with his work. Now with over 50 books published under his belt and teaching illustration and mural painting workshops in schools he is married and has four children.
Eyebrows one and two are two mischievous eyebrows who love causing mischief by attaching themselves to people/animals and making them do awful things like peppering sunbathers with seagull poop! Children will enjoy following the eyebrows through their adventures accompanied by Miguel Ordonez’s hilarious illustrations that add even more entertainment value – this story makes an excellent read out loud experience since there are no hard words involved – guaranteed giggles guaranteed!
Steve Smallman began by illustrating children’s books before venturing into writing his own ten years ago, winning the Sheffield Children’s Book Award with Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater. Additionally, Steve conducts illustration workshops in schools such as mural-painting. When not creating visual art or writing stories for young readers, Steve enjoys watching movies, gardening and walking through nature.
Beginning when he was little, he began doodling characters on notebooks and sketchbooks before turning illustration into his full-time profession. Since then he has illustrated over 100 children’s books which have been translated into over 20 different languages, made appearances at schools festivals events as well as making personal appearances at festivals or schools himself! Based in England with his wife and family he also enjoys holidaying, watching television and gardening – just some of his hobbies.