Emily MacNevin

Emily is a Birmingham based, British music/entertainment journalist and children’s author currently writing for Prog, Metal Hammer, Record Collector and Spin magazines. She has previously written for Acoustic, Guitar & Bass, Acoustic Guitar (US), Australian Guitar (AUS), Blunt (AUS), Big Cheese and The Skinny. She currently writes in-house for New York based publisher, Little Hippo Books, with books being published in the near future. 

She has a real passion for creative writing and has always loved children’s books. As a child, Emily grew up reading a lot and loved writing stories, she was always scribbling words or drawing art which pushed her to study BA Hons Graphic Design: Visual Communication, before embarking on a Music Journalism course, followed by an NCTJ Multimedia Journalism Diploma. 

Emily has  written numerous novelty books and picture books, and was a Finalist in last year’s Page Turner Awards with a children’s picture book Ruby’s Big Red Heart – A Celebration of Loving Equally, for which she won a prize and was on the ‘Highly Commended’ list. 

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Published Books

  • Our Farm Family- Little Hippo Books
  • Fish Upon A Star- Little Hippo Books
  • Theosaurua- Little Hippo Books
  • Dino S’more- Little Hippo Books
  • Going to the Moovies- Little Hippo Books
  • Rudy the Reindeer- Little Hippo Books
  • Let’s Take an Elfie- Little Hippo Books
  • Santa Snores- Little Hippo Books
  • Inkredible Octopus- Little Hippo Books
  • Two Can Do It- Little Hippo Books
  • I Love You, Love Bug- Little Hippo Books
  • I’m a Little T-Rex- Little Hippo Books
  • Baby Barnyard- Little Hippo Books
  • Santa Paws- Little Hippo Books
  • Unicycle Fun- Little Hippo Books
  • Awards
  • Finalist, and Highly Commended, for 2021 Page Turner Awards with picture book Ruby’s Big Red Heart – A Celebration of Loving Equally