Hilda Offen is a children’s author and illustrator known for her prize winning picture books, stories for young readers and poetry. She won the Smarties Gold Award for her picture book Nice Work, Little Wolf! and her book The Galloping Ghost was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and the Portsmouth Children's Book Award.
Hilda’s titles for us include the Rita the Rescuer series, Too Many Hats and Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears, which has was shortlisted for the 2015 CLPE Poetry Award.
Her new poetry collection is Message from the Moon, published May 2017. The first title in the series Rita the Rescuer was published by Penguin over twenty years ago and they have delighted children ever since.
Hilda is a regular visitor to schools and libraries where her author sessions are very popular. She was born in Surrey and lived for the first part of her life on an entirely self-sufficient small-holding. She now lives in Brighton.
Hilda is available to visit schools to run sessions based on Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears and her Rita the Rescuer series. Please use the form on the Troika Books contact page to get in touch. Rates on application.
Coming soon: Rita the Rescuer is back in a new format with two lively new titles: Rita on the River and
Rita Rides Again.