About Us

Children’s books, authors & illustrators – worldwide

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Quotation from C.S.Lewis – discover him here

We are rebuilding our site, over the school holidays. Use our contact us page to book your next author visit, pop-up bookshop or to contact Sue directly.


Great reviews, really great books and very good reading…

BookMonitor is our list and archive of the best book reviews for older children. See more here.


We deliver book events, author and illustrator workshops, pop-up bookshops in the UK and sell the very best children’s books everywhere they are needed. Just ask us!


These Dolphin books are horizon stretching and great reads too!

The Dolphin is our list and archive of the best book reviews for younger children. See more here.


We work in places across the globe – Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Europe and the USA. We provide a ‘no fee’ UK representation service for authors and illustrators in our partner countries.

We are always happy to engage, informally and at no cost, about how we can provide books, services and authors in a tailored package to meet the needs of your school, community or organisation. Just ask us.


Books go Walkabout is the children’s book sales, author event, literacy support and publishing arm of SmithMartin LLP.

We are an ethical social business, working to support the communities we engage with.