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At Beetle Books our aim is to bring non-fiction alive with brilliant imagery from some of the best and most talented artists and photographers we can find. Sometimes using a blend of narrative text alongside bite-size information, our high interest topics encourage reading for fun.


These really are book’s that kids won’t want to put down.


We also recognize the importance of getting kids to unplug and enjoy other activities too. So, we have created books to help kids explore the world around them in safety, think about others and get creative.


Our books often come with a sprinkling of Beetle Books humor, which keeps those pages turning.

Meet the Team

John Twiggs

John has worked in publishing for many years, and enjoys sharing his love for non-fiction.

When John isn't in the office, he's out walking with Scout or playing golf!

Sharon Twiggs
Managing Director

Sharon couldn't do without books, and loves sharing them with her nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

When Sharon isn't at her desk, she's walking Scout or playing golf. When all of that is done, she whips out the paints and canvas and tries her hand at abstract art!

Amy Harvey
Senior Designer

Amy has been the Graphic Designer for Hungry Tomato for several years, and has loved seeing the company grow over that time!

When she's not in the office, Amy is out on long walks, reading in a coffee shop, or spending time with her friends and family.

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Holly Thornton 

Holly loves creating books for children all over the world to enjoy!

When she's out of the office, Holly loves long walks on the beach, playing board games, and getting lost in a good book!

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Millie Burdett 

Millie is passionate about creating books that children will love and will remember long after they’ve grown up! 


When Millie isn’t at her desk, she enjoys walking the coastal path and learning new songs on her ukulele. 

Meg Holbrook
Marketing Assistant

Meg loves spreading the word about Hungry Tomato and Beetle Books around the world!

When she's not at work, Meg is on the beach, cooking pasta, or on the hunt for books to add to her ever-growing collection!

Office Supervisor

Scout has been the Office Supervisor for Beetle Books since the beginning!

When she isn't keeping an eye on everyone in the office (and making sure there's an equal amount of work and belly rubs going on), she's out walking the Cornish countryside or sneaking treats!

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