I’ve written more than 40 books for children, about everything from art to outer space – and I’m always full of ideas for more! I specialise in writing fun, thoughtful books with a creative twist and I love making big ideas feel exciting and easy to understand for kids of all ages.

You can see a selection of my books here – including my latest titles.

Recent highlights

A few writing highlights from the last year …

Anna Ridley, Commissioning & Managing Editor, Children's Publishing, Thames & Hudson
Alice is a dream to work with. She has a unique ability for communicating complex ideas to young readers, and is able to compose and edit text that is at once concise and brimming with personality. Matched with rock-solid research skills, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the ability to visualise the end book, Alice is the ultimate children’s author and editor.
– Anna Ridley, Commissioning & Managing Editor, Children’s Publishing, Thames & Hudson
New York Times
Without doubt, it is a very good thing that there are bright lights out there like Alice Harman, the book’s inventive writer.
– Frank Viva, The New York Times
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Publisher, Quarto Kids
Alice is an extremely experienced, creative and versatile development editor and author. She brings a strong awareness of current cultural issues to her writing and idea development work. I would recommend her for any project.
– Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Publisher, Quarto Kids
Longlisted author for Best Book with Facts, for Who Do You Think You Are? (Wide Eyed, 2020, illustrated by Blok Magnaye)
– Blue Peter Book Awards 2021
Ruth Millington
Alice Harman cleverly invites children to look at art in different ways … Encouraging curiosity, she turns art history into an adventure.
– Ruth Millington, art historian and critic

Get in touch

If you have a book or writing project in mind that you think I’d be a great fit for, or if you’re interested in hearing my original ideas, please get in touch with my agent: Lydia Silver at lydia@darleyanderson.com.

If you’d like to commission me for an article or guest post, please contact me directly in the first instance. My recent features include ‘Children’s Books: Not Just for Kids’ for the Procrastination Paper and ‘The Rise of Creative Non-Fiction’ for The Publishing Post. I love writing about art, books, creative thinking, the environment, reading cultures, writing for children, raising engaged kids, and all sorts of other interesting things.