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King Coo Conquers The Phoenix

Arena HQ are HUGE fans of The Phoenix Comic, for 6 weeks lucky readers can collect the components for an exclusive King Coo treehouse...

Little Monsters by David Walliams, Illustrated by Adam Stower

"I am thrilled to join The World of David Walliams. Little Monsters is packed with humour, warmth and wonderful characters and has...

Adam Stower's King Coo is set for an all new space adventure!

We recently celebrated Adam's Stower winning The Alligators Mouth prize for illustrated fiction with King Coo and the Curse of the...

Adam Stower Scoops a WIN!

We are delighted to announce that Adam Stower has scooped the 2020 Alligators Mouth Award....

Adam Stower

Adam Stower

Adam achieved a first class degree from Norwich School of Art, followed by a Masters in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton. His strength lies in natural draftsmanship using a strong fluid line with witty and charming characterisation.

His first picture book SLAM! won the Norfolk Library Silver Award for Children's Books. His collaboration with Jeanne Willis, Bottoms Up! won the Red House Children's Book Award the sequel, Sing a Song of Bottoms  was shortlisted for the Early Years Award. His own picture book Silly Doggy! won the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book award and was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway. He has since published Troll and the Oliver, shortlisted for the Peters Books Award and the sequel Grumbug.

Adam has moved into writing younger fiction with a series about King Coo, a girl with a beard, lavishly illustrated and laugh out loud funny. Chosen for The Summer Reading challenge in 2019, he is also well known for his strong character designs, cover artworks and black and white illustrations. Always adept at telling the story through pictures he perfectly entwines illustration and text to involve the reader in an immersive world.

Adam is brilliant at events and regularly visits schools and festivals entertaining children and adults alike.



  • Andersen Press
  • Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • David Fickling Books
  • Harper Collins Children's Books
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Penguin Random House
  • The Reading Agency
  • Scholastic Children's Books
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Templar Publishing
  • Tor Books