Published Books

Otter-Barry Books

Peter in Peril

Peter in Peril by Helen Bate

'Peter in Peril' - published by Otter-Barry Books

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The Creature

The Creature, Children's Picture Book

'The Creature' published by Otter-Barry Books in 2017 tells the story of a strange creature that comes to live with a family of children... and how the family cope with having this unwanted visitor.

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Peter in peril is now out in Germany... published by Moritz-Verlag

Me and Mrs Moon

My latest children's book is published in May 2019. It tells the story of Maisie and her friends, Dylan and Mrs Moon. When strange things start happening, Maisie realizes that Mrs Moon is developing dementia and she needs to help her. But how?

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Collins Big Cat - Star-gazing

In January 2013 the latest book illustrated by Helen is due out. 'Star-Gazing' by Celia Warren and published by Harper Collins is a book of poetry with full colour illustrations throughout.

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ABC UK Cover Illustration

Reviews for ABC UK

“James Dunn’s book is a heartwarming mix of the predictable and the unexpected, the traditional and the multicultural. Helen Bate’s witty illustrations make the most of the resulting juxtapositions...this is the UK on a good day, as it should be in a children’s book, and as grown-ups sometimes need reminding.”
Neville Hawcock, Financial Times. August 2008

“Forget the uninspired A is for Apple brigade: this exciting alphabet book chronicles the best of British in a jaunty A to Z…. this quirky book makes a refreshingly different and colourfully imaginative deviation from the run-of-the-mill alphabet books.”
Junior Resources September 2008

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There’s a Hamster in my Pocket

There’s a Hamster in my Pocket Cover

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Purple Class Series - Internal illustrations

Purple Class and the Skelington


Purple Class and the Flying Spider


Purple Class and the Half Eaten Sweater


Pictures to Share

Illustrated books for people with Dementia

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