Children’s books, authors & illustrators – worldwide

” Writing is a process of discovery, it’s not just knowing them and putting them down, it’s discovering them as you write.”

Philip Pullman and Miss Jones – BBC Sounds, December 2019

Discover him here

Authors travelled around the world with BGW in the Autumn of 2019

# Leigh Hobbs, from Australia to the UK
# Joanna Grochowicz from New Zealand to the UK
# Cheryl Moskowitz in video link to Hong Kong from the UK

That’s over 1,200 children and students inspired, motivated and achieving.

New author profiles for 2020 – see our Our Author Miscellany page here. We are now booking for new events…


Book Monitor - engaging reads for older children...
Great reviews, really great books and very good reading…

The Book Monitor 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.