Picture Books

The Dress in the Window

Robert Tregoning

Robert studied at the Glasgow School of Art before leaping in to a career on the West End stage. He has appeared in shows including Charlie and the…
Rosie Thwaites

Rosie Thwaites

Rosie Thwaites is an English writer and illustrator (although her parents are from the other side of the world). She lives in London with her…
A History of Music for Children

Rose Blake

Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. She studied at Kingston University…
Alan O’Rourke

Alan O’Rourke

Alan has worked as a designer, creative director and marketer for over 15 years winning many awards including a BAFTA nomination. He is now making…
I Say Oh You Say No

John Kane

John Kane has a very short name. Eight letters in fact. He’s hoping this will come in handy if he ever becomes famous and has to sign things.…
Dig Dig Digger

Morag Hood

Morag grew up in Edinburgh writing stories, splashing paint around and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from…
The Dream Book

Bia Melo

Bia is an illustrator and designer based in East London originally from Brazil. Bia recently graduated with Masters in Children’s Book…
Mr Badger's Christmas Wish

Julia Woolf

Before enrolling at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where she completed and got a distinction in her MA in Children’s Book Illustration,…
Ana María Ardila

Ana María Ardila

Ana María is a Designer and Illustrator born in Bogotá, Colombia. She developed an early fascination with art and creativity within the vibrant…
Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost

Tom Tinn-Disbury

When Tom studied animation at university, he realised that the best part of the process was writing stories and drawing characters and not…
Bob and Bunk

Maisie Paradise Shearring

Maisie Paradise Shearring is an illustrator and author based in Hull. She loves making books, drawing from observation, and inventing characters in…
Georgia Cowley

Georgia Cowley

Having previously studied Child Development, Georgia takes inspiration from her work supporting children and young people struggling with learning…
Iona Campbell

Iona Campbell

Having grown up in The Netherlands, Iona is a Scottish-born London-based author and illustrator who is greatly inspired by the magic of everyday…
Chantal Valerie

Chantal Valerie

Chantal Valerie hails from a small village in Germany which, growing up, she thought she’d never leave. Yet, life had other plans and at 17, she…
Tiny Blue, I Love You

Jo Empson

Jo Empson graduated from Cambridge School of Art with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. During the course, she created her first picture…
Super Milly and the Super School Day

Stephanie Clarkson

Stephanie Clarkson graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and Italian, before training as a journalist. She was a staff…
The Council of Good Friends

Rochelle Falconer

Rochelle was born in Jamaica but grew up in Birmingham, the oldest of six kids, raised by her single mum. As a teenager her head was always in a…
F is for Fashion, Darling

James Tyler

James’s debut book, O is for Old School is a smart, funny and beautifully illustrated hip-hop alphabet for parents who used to be dope. After…
Hans and Matilda

Yokococo

Yokococo was born in Osaka, Japan. She studied English Literature in Kyoto and later came to England to study Illustration at Cambridge School of…
My Little Dragon: a mealtime adventure

Rachel Suzanne

Rachel Suzanne graduated from Birmingham City University with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration. She loves exploring texture in her…
Clare Fennell

Clare Fennell

Having left university with an illustration degree, Clare worked as a designer and studio manager in the greetings card industry for fifteen years.…
Agnes Monod-Gayraud and Lorna White

Agnes Monod-Gayraud and Lorna White

Agnes Monod-Gayraud is an author and translator, with a focus on non-fiction titles rooted in science, nature, art and foklore. Winner of the 2017…
I Am A Sensible Gibbon

Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt likes to write. He writes on the train, in the corner of cafes, and sometimes he writes in his head when his laptop runs out of power.…
Paul Delaney

Paul Delaney

Paul Delaney likes to draw pictures, scribble ideas for stories, make stuff look nice on a page and brighten people’s day. Luckily he gets to do…
Dare We Be Dragons?

Barry Falls

Barry Falls is an award-winning author and illustrator living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since graduating from Ulster University in 2005, his…
Bryher Mackenzie

Bryher Mackenzie

Bryher Mackenzie likes books with big feelings. They are also rather fond of long walks on the beach, library trips and silliness. Bryher can…
Julian Charlton

Julian Charlton

Julian was an avid doodler during his younger years but never really continued as he got older. That said, a few years ago he picked up a pencil…
Julian Beresford

Julian Beresford

Julian Beresford is a freelance illustrator and writer based in South Yorkshire, England. He grew up in the southwest of London, where he spent…
The Pipsqueak

Ben Manley

Ben is a writer and designer. His work is full of humour and heart with a touch of the gothic – as weird and wonderful as an atticful of vampire…
Forest Xiao

Forest Xiao

Forest Xiao is an image maker, storyteller, treasure finder, and new mother. She has lived in China, Germany, USA, UK, and Malaysia, which…
Ready, Steady, Squirrel

Nicola Kinnear

Originally from Dartford, Nicola studied for her BA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, graduating with her exquisitely drawn and…
One And Everything

Sam Winston

Sam Winston has been making art and books for twenty years. Initially known for his typography and artist’s books he employs a variety of…
Beyond The Burrow

Jessica Meserve

Jessica is an illustrator and author of children’s books. She loves drawing children, animals and lyrical landscapes. She is inspired by her two…
Faye Bradley

Faye Bradley

Faye Bradley is an author and illustrator of stories for children. After studying illustration at University College Falmouth, Faye fell in love…
Navya Raju

Navya Raju

Navya Raju is Illustrator-Storyteller based in Hyderabad, a multicultural city in India, with an academic background in Architecture. After her…
Millie's Missing Yawn

You Jung Byun

You Jung Byun is a Korean artist, award-winning illustrator and an author. Born in Queens, New York, she grew up in America, Korea and Japan. She…
Whisper, Shout: Let it Out!

Anuska Allepuz

Anuska grew up in Spain where she studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca. She has enjoyed drawing and writing stories for as long as she…
Summer Quigley

Summer Quigley

Summer is a Hampshire writer who loves to write books about family, friendship and animals to make children smile and laugh. She loves to escape…
Discovery Atlas

Thiago de Moraes

Thiago de Moraes spends most of his time in a tiny shed at the bottom of his garden, writing and illustrating books, comics and bits of old…
Finley: A Moose on the Caboose

Chantelle and Burgen Thorne

Multi-award-winning illustration team Chantelle and Burgen Thorne are eclectic bookworms who delight in the magic of stories. In the rolling green…
April Howlett

April Howlett

April is a mixed media illustrator and storyteller based in the Lake District, UK. She loves to be out in nature and draws inspiration from the…
The Duck Never Blinks

Alex Latimer

Alex is a South African writer and illustrator living in Cape Town. He has a degree in English and Philosophy and has written and illustrated for…
The Sinclair Brothers

The Sinclair Brothers

As brothers we’ve been creating characters and stories together for over 30 years. It started as a means to entertain ourselves, then, as we got…
Mojca Novak

Mojca Novak

Mojca is a Slovene artist whose pseudonym is Mocculere for her artwork and writing. Although Mojca now works full-time as a freelance illustrator,…
Today is For You!

Kevin Waldron

Kevin Waldron first studied in Dublin at D.I.T and then did a Masters at Kingston University in London. He worked on his first book, Mr Peek &…
The Best Kind of Bear

David Barrow

David has been a shelf-stacker, a library assistant, a call-centre worker, a civil servant and a printer, so obviously it was only a matter of time…
The Fossil Hunter

Kate Winter

Kate worked as a stop-frame animator for 10 years, making music videos and commercials with a hand-made aesthetic for clients including Sigur Ros,…
There's a Spider in my Soup!

Megan Brewis

Megan Brewis grew up in South Africa, where she worked as a textile designer before moving to England. She enrolled on the MA in Children’s Book…
Judy Wise

Judy Wise

Judy lived in many different places growing up – picking up LOTS of accents along the way. A lover of everything from ballroom dancing to…
I'm More Than Just A Sheep

Bethany Christou

Bethany Christou graduated from Cambridge School of Art with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Illustration. In her final year she wrote and…
Charley Rabbit

Charley Rabbit

By day Charley has worked as a make-up artist, a window dresser, a coffee maker, a fetcher of lunch and a shampooer of hair, but by night Charley…
A Damsel Not In Distress!

Bethan Stevens

Bethan could never decide which she loved more – words or pictures. So she chose a career that squashed the two together. After studying for a BA…
Sara Rhys

Sara Rhys

Sara Rhys is a mixed media artist and published illustrator of several children’s books, living and working in the Scottish Borders. She explores…
Queer Power

DOM&INK

DOM&INK (Dominic Evans) is a freelance illustrator and merman based in London, from not-so-sunny Bolton, via Narnia. Growing up with a love of…
Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Scottish author and artist Karen McDonald has enjoyed publishing success with short stories for adults and an educational book. Karen believes that…
Some Birds

Matt Spink

Matt’s first picture book, Some Birds, is a joyful, colourful and stylish celebration of birds of all shapes and sizes. With its rhythmic text…
Begin Again

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers makes art.From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His…
Katie Mai

Katie Mai

Katie Mai is an Illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Rutgers University in 2021 with degrees in Visual Arts and Psychology,…
Bedtime for Albie

Sophie Ambrose

Sophie worked in advertising and design before studying for an Illustration & Animation BA at Kingston University. Her final project, The…
Don't Go There!

Hrefna Bragadottir

Hrefna was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and has been drawing pictures ever since she was old enough to pick up a pencil. She graduated in 2004 from…
Tiny's Brave Rescue

Ella Okstad

Ella is an illustrator based in Norway, living in her native city of Trondheim. However, Ella studied in the UK and graduated from Kent Institute…
Our Rights!: Stories and Poems about Children's Rights

Habiba Nabisubi

Habiba Nabisubi is a British Ugandan multimedia artist based in South London. Having lived in both Kampala, Uganda as well as the UK she draws huge…
Cloud Forest

Victoria Turnbull

After studying Graphic Design at Staffordshire University, Vic Turnbull went on to take up a place on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at…
Emily Schofield

Emily Schofield

Emily Schofield is an illustrator based in Manchester who loves all things nature. While her use of collage dominates her practice, she loves to…
By Myself!

Sumana Seeboruth

Debut author Sumana Seeboruth lives in London with her husband and two young children. She works in the City and writes children’s book inspired…
Never Mess With a Pirate Princess

Holly Ryan

Holly grew up in a little Cornish fishing village where she spent most of her childhood exploring rock pools. She completed a degree in fashion but…
Luna and the Sky Dragon

Bethan Woollvin

Originally from Chelmsford in Essex, Bethan graduated from the BA Illustration course at the Cambridge School of Art. Bethan’s distinctive,…
The Hippopandamouse

Jools Bentley

All Jools wanted to do when she was little was to draw and show off on stage. Now that she’s (mostly) a grown-up, she’s found a way to combine…
Em Cosh

Em Cosh

Em Cosh (they/them) is an illustrator and writer living in Margate, UK. They grew up on a small farm in Shropshire which inspired a love of nature…

Ross MacKay

Ross MacKay lives in the village of Aberdour in Scotland with his wife and young son, Noah. In 2020, Ross was the recipient of the William Soutar…
I Can See Nature's Rainbow

Vicky Woodgate

Vicky Woodgate has been drawing since a toddler. This passion for scribbling lead her to a career in commercial art for 25 + years. After…
What's for Lunch, Papa Penguin?

Jo Williamson

Jo graduated with a distinction from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2014. Her first picture book How To Be…
Rachel Seago

Rachel Seago

After studying translation and interpretation of French and Spanish at university, Rachel found a job in a translation office but quickly decided…
Sofia the Dreamer and her Magical Afro

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson, author of Sofia the Dreamer and Her Magical Afro, was trained at UCL and Cambridge University. Jessica is a writer of Jamaican and…