Rachel Suddart Author

Rachel Suddart Author

Age range of audience: Pre School and Reception up to and including Year 2

Howard and Emily are characters from a series of children's books, created by cousins, Rachel Suddart and Joanne Young. Inspired by Rachel's daughter Emily and her much-loved childhood companion, Howard (a toy dog), the stories have simple messages about friendship and kindness at their core. Packed with original, full colour illustrations, 50p from each copy goes to support West Cumbrian charities. To bring these stories to life, they created The Little Potato Press, an independent publishing venture that champions reading, friendship and being the best that you can be. The name The Little Potato Press was inspired by their utterly wonderful Granda and his world-class vegetable garden.

We believe in the magic of reading, the power of friendship and being the best that you can be. We love sharing our books with little readers.

Author visits with Howard and Emily include:

  • A reading of one of the stories - with plenty of actions!
  • Discussions and activities on a particular theme such as friendship, kindness and special talents etc.
  • Additional resources for related activities such as crafts, puzzles, games etc.
  • A bespoke competition for your children

If you would like to incorporate a particular theme, please ask and we can tailor a session to meet your needs.

Individual sessions last approximately 45 minutes.

Our aims are:

  • promote reading and a love of books
  • inspire children to dream big and be the best they can be
  • encourage empathy
  • nurture creativity

Dates can be arranged to fit around your calendars but are subject to availability. We will do our best to accommodate requests.

A percentage from each copy sold goes towards supporting West Cumbrian charities (HUG A MUG in Maryport and Hospice at Home West Cumbria). The school will receive a fundraising certificate in recognition of their contribution. Each child will also receive a free bookmark.


Images of books by Rachel Suddart


"The children were engaged with the story - and Rachel from the minute she walked into the class with her red boots on! It was a fantastic morning with fun, laughter and learning. The children loved the stories about Howard and all the activities, warmly delivered by Rachel."

Rachel Suddart Author

Get in touch:

Website Howard and Emily website

Email      howardandemily@outlook.com

Twitter   @howardandemily   @rachelsuddart

Facebook  @howardandemily

Instagram  @howardandemily

Telephone  07715487774