I offer a range of face-to-face and virtual visits based on my picture books:

  • The Last Garden, illustrated by Anneli Bray (Hodder Children's Books).

  • The Forgettery, illustrated by Laura Hughes (Farshore Books)

Please contact me for more information.

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"Thanks so much for coming to our school. It was a massive success!”

English Department Coordinator


"Thank you Rachel for your wonderful visit! I was really interested when you talked about how refugees travel and where they stay. The Last Garden was one of the best picture books ever. The resurrection plant you gave us is blooming."

Year 4 student


“Thanks again for coming to talk to us and for the additional resources! It was a great end to the students' unit on conflict and resolution. 

We really enjoyed learning about your journey of creating this book through your notebook drafts, research, pictures, and Anneli's video. The visuals and facts you shared helped us to make real-world connections.

We really appreciate the stickers, poster cards, and books as well!”

School Librarian

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"When Rachel Ip debuted The Last Garden at the Hong Kong’s Central Library in October 2020, the families were enraptured by the story and imagery - many commented on how enlightening and moving it was. A perfect example of how powerful picture books can be when you find the right author/illustrator combination. 

The Last Garden will resonate with readers globally and timelessly.  A simple, yet sophisticated story of war, refugees, the power of nature and hope, The Last Garden is a gem that can be enjoyed at home and in the classroom as it will spark important conversations that will stay with you, long after you have read it.”

Pia Wong Executive Director Bring Me A Book Hong Kong