Michaela Morgan

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Michaela Morgan is a British children's author and poet. She has written more than 150 titles between 1987 and 2018 and publishes between two and three new titles each year. These range from picture books to junior novels.[1][2] Her work is published internationally, and is also included on the Signed Stories web site where books are performed in sign language for hearing-impaired children.[3]


Morgan was shortlisted in the Blue Peter Book Award 2013[4] and named an International Reading Association Children's Choice (2008). She won the United Kingdom Reading Association (now United Kingdom Literacy Association)'s 1995 Award.

In 2008, she was shortlisted in the Birmingham Libraries Award, 2008[5] for Respect (Barrington Stoke) about the black First World War hero, Walter Tull[6] and the Surrey Libraries Award 2009[7] for Night Flight.[8]


She started her career with the Edward series of picture books in the mid-1980s, having previously worked as a teacher and run her own shop. She works with a wide variety of publishers, though some of her longest running titles have been the Cool Clive[9] books with Oxford University Press.

Her latest titles include Charming,[10] Never shake a rattle snake,[11] illustrated by the award-winning artist Nick Sharratt and Walter Tull's Scrapbook[12]


  1. ^ "Morgan, Michaela". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Michaela Morgan profile". books.google.com. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Signed Stories". Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Blue Peter Book Awards 2013". BBC (CBBC). Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Birmingham Libraries KS3 Dares 2008". Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Respect". barringtonstoke.co.uk. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Morgan, Michaela". surreycc.gov.uk. Surrey Libraries. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Night Flight review". Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Cool Clive". ukcatalogue.oup.com. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Charming". barringtonstoke.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Never shake a rattle snake". panmacmillan.com. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Walter Tull's Scrapbook". alibris.co.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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