She/Her

Emma Reynolds is an illustrator and author based in Manchester, UK.
Her debut author-illustrator picture book Amara and the Bats is out now with Atheneum – Simon & Schuster.

Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats! Emma Reynolds crafts an inspiring story about community action, perseverance, and what to do in the face of climate anxiety. At its heart, this is a story about hope and finding a place to call home.”

Passionate about storytelling and creating unique characters, Emma is the illustrator of Rescuing Mrs. Birdley written by Aaron Reynolds, out now with Simon & Schuster.

Emma started the #KidLit4Climate illustrated campaign, bringing together over 3,000 children’s illustrators and authors from over 50 countries in solidarity with the youth climate strikes.

In May 2020 she shaved her head to raise money for Bat Conservation Trust.

Emma’s favorite food is pizza. She is inspired by nature, animals, adventure, and seeing the magic in the everyday. She loves bats, cats and bears, walking in the wild and exploring the world.

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