The Five Quills Team

Five Quills Children’s Books

Five Quills children’s books is an independent children’s book publisher. Our picture books and more advanced chapter books are filled with lively illustrations and wonderful stories, all carefully written and designed for young readers between the ages of 3-9 years. The Five Quills Children’s list is growing day by day. Our team is busy working on several new and exciting titles, including a brand new Wildlife Adventure series featuring our eco-heroine Lottie Boffin. Remember to check-in for more publishing updates!

Daniela Schneider

Daniela Schneider


Daniela has worked in publishing and early childhood education for over 20 years. In 2017 she purposely founded Five Quills to create picture books and young fiction titles that inspire children to become life long readers. Daniela publishes books that not only fire up children’s creativity and imagination, but also enrich their literacy skills and knowledge of the world around them. She has worked as an independent educational consultant in the UK, and for large publishers in the US and Italy, including Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Abbeville Press and Skira. Ever enthusiastic to work with both established and emerging authors and illustrators, Daniela keeps a lookout for new stories and series ideas suitable for young readers.

Natascha Biebow

Natascha Biebow

Editorial Director

Natascha has over 20 years’ experience commissioning and editing picture books, novelties, young fiction and non-fiction. She has worked with ABC, Dorling Kindersley and Random House Children’s Books. In 2010 Natascha launched Blue Elephant Storyshaping, a coaching, editing and mentoring service aimed at children’s authors and illustrators to fine-tune their work pre-submission. She is the Regional Advisor (Chair) of the SCBWI British Isles, the editor of Kes Gray’s Daisy series, and the author of Elephants Never Forget (1995), Is this My Nose? (2008) and The Crayon Man. (2019). In 2018 Natascha was awarded an MBE for her services to children’s book writers and illustrators, and in 2019 she received the Stephen Mooser SCBWI Member of the Year award.
Petula Chaplin

Petula Chaplin

Foreign Rights

Petula has worked in children’s rights for over 25 years, she has a passion for picture books and loves working with publishers from all over the world. She started her career in London at Methuen Children’s Books, which then became Reed Children’s Books, onto 3 years at Penguin Books selling the Hamish Hamilton Children’s list before taking a gap year and back-packing around the world. On returning to the UK she joined Harper Collins and then Egmont for 7 years before deciding to leave the bright lights of the big city to move her family down to the wilds of Dartmoor in Devon and setting up her Rights Agency business. She is delighted to be representing the Five Quills list.

Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson

Marketing, Commercial Development & Sales

Please contact Roy Johnson at Kid Gloves for general marketing, publicity, promotions and sales.

What’s new?

Five Quills New Website Bookstore

Five Quills Independent Children's Book Publisher is excited to announce the opening of its new  Five Quills website bookstore. Our colourful list of children's books includes the complete fairytale-mystery series Sky Private Eye, the ever popular science based...
Beaver Big Adventure - A Journey Home

Beaver’s Big Adventure: A Journey Home by Magnus Weightman

Beaver’s Big Adventure, by Magnus Weightman, is a book to be read again and again, with lots of detailed pictures which are just delightful!- North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Beaver has big dreams! One day he makes himself a sturdy boat and sets off on a big...


"RT @readingagency: The first ambassadors have been announced for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020! Read all about who'll be joining us for…"
12 hours ago
"RT @BookSuperhero2: I think it’s time for a #giveaway. If you’d like to #win 3 of these first chapter books, RT, FLW & tag a friend in the…"
22 hours ago
"RT @toppsta: "This book is brilliant! It's the 1st chapter book that I have read to my son & it kept his attention the whole way through...…"
2 days ago

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This