The Story of Chris White...


Chris White has always written poems and scribbled drawings since he was an ickle boy. He did this just for fun and because he enjoyed it. Little did he know that many years later he would become a globe-trotting published poet!


It was in the year 2000 that Chris was lucky enough to have his first collection of poetry published, Bitey the Veggie Vampire, and since then he hasn't looked back. Many other books of poetry, doodles and stories have been published since that day.
But that is only one part of the story, as Chris was asked to perform at a few book festivals to promote his debut book. Never having read his poems to an audience before, Chris was very nervous but did his best...and it turned out ok!

So off he went onto the long winding road of his performance poetry travels. Travels that have taken Chris all around the U.K. visiting theatres, schools, festivals...and even a prison or two! (Don't worry, they let him out!)

After having been up and down England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland performing and drawing for anybody that would listen and look, Chris turned his attention to other places...
Would the rest of the world enjoy listening to rhymes about Kung Fu Shrews and hamsters in microwaves? Turns out...YES!!
Chris has now visited lots and lots of different countries including Kuwait, China, The UAE, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Dubai, Uzbekistan, Germany, Jordan and The Democratic Republic of Congo. All to spread the love of the written rhythmic word and the joy of scribbling funny drawings!

Along the way Chris has been on radio and television shows, written for the BBC, done workshops for the UK Government, had a book published in South Korea, illustrated lots of books for other authors, designed t-shirts and has illustrated and narrated Story Mouse apps available for your ipads and iphones. 

Phew! It's never been dull. So, the moral of this story is, why not pick up a pen and start scribbling? Who knows where it will take you...




Bitey the Veggie Vampire (2000) 
Wang Foo the Kung Fu Shrew (2001)
The Armadillo Under my Pillow (2002) 
Shark in the Toilet! (2004)
Don't Put Dave in the Microwave! (2008)
Never Give a Duck a Pen! The Best of Chris White (2010)
Space Rocks! (with Ian Billings) (2011)
Woof Woof the Cat (2016) 



The Beast from the East & Stumpy's Big Adventure (2009) 

Robots vs Princesses vs Unicorns vs Hamsters (2015)  

The Guinea Pig Bang (with Robin Price) (2016) 



Penny Pickles Pet Potato (2017) 

SSSSnap! Mister Shark (with Neal Zetter) (2016)

Odd Socks (with Neal Zetter) (2016)

Here Come the Superheroes (with Neal Zetter) (2017)

Invasion of the Supervillains (with Neal Zetter) (2018)

Roar of the Dinnersaur (2019)

The A to Z of Completely Made Up Dinosaurs (2019)




Chickens In Art (with Ian Billings) (2016) 




* The Edinburgh Book Festival, Scotland, UK 

* Young Readers, Birmingham, UK * Off the Shelf, Sheffield, UK 

* Lincoln Book Festival, UK * Chiswick Book Festival, London, UK

* The Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland, UK 

* Sharjah International Children's Reading Festival, UAE

* The Doha Book Festival, Qatar

* The Bournville Book Festival, Birmingham, UK

* The Wolverhampton Literature Festival, UK 

* Broughton Hall Children's Book Festival, UK

*The Newark Book Festival, UK


England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, Egypt, Romania, Malaysia, France, Hungary, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Cyprus, China, India, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and Jordan.