Picture Books

Wanda

Chantelle and Burgen Thorne

People often ask us why - why art? Why work together? Why did you move to the country? Why so many animals?Why did you do things the long way? The…
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…
Sophie Jonson: Sports Superstar

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…
Sophie Jonson: Sports Superstar

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…
The Station Mouse

Meg McLaren

Meg graduated from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2013, and has since returned to her native Scotland, to…
Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures

Lucy Letherland

Lucy Letherland is an illustrator based in London. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Illustration…
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…
What Will You Dream of Tonight?

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…
Vampire Peter

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…
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…
Scaredy Dog

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. He has over sixty titles published by among others, Penguin, Andersen Books, Harper…
I say Ooh You say Aah

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.…
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…
The New Adventures of Mr Toad

Holly Swain

Holly Swain studied Illustration at UWE Bristol before taking up a place on the Narrative Illustration and Editorial Design (later Sequential…
Jungle Jamboree

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…
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…
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…
Everybody Worries

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman (b. 1979, UK) is an award-winning purveyor of doodles. His work exists in a space between fine art, intervention, illustration,…
Two Kings

Emma Lewis

Emma Lewis is an illustrator and designer from London, and creates work spanning both narrative and commercial illustration. She studied at UAL…
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…
The Goat Cafe

Leo Broadley

Leo is an illustrator with a lifelong passion for creative wordplay, animals and visual humour. He started his illustration career as a cartoonist…
Finn Dean

Finn Dean

After a detour through the world of film and television, Finn returned to the original plan of illustrating. Since then he has taken on commissions…
Mole Hill

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 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…
Free To Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride and Finding Your Inner Rainbow

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…
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…
A World of Dinosaurs

Vicky Woodgate

Vicky Woodgate has been drawing and scribbling her whole life. After studying at Chelsea College of Art and Design she landed brush first within…
Meet the Artist: David Hockney

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…
Chocolate Cake

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 &…
Kate Winter

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,…
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…
The Mega Magic Teacher Swap

Rachel Suzanne

Rachel Suzanne graduated from Birmingham City University with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration. She loves exploring texture in her…
The Boy Who Loved Everyone

Maisie Paradise Shearring

Maisie Paradise Shearring is an illustrator and author based in Hull. She loves making books, drawing from life, and inventing characters in her…
What We’ll Build

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His…
I Can Only Draw Worms

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.…
History Atlas

Thiago de Moraes

As a child, Thiago got told off constantly for doodling instead of paying attention. He still gets told off constantly, but not so much for 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…
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…
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Rebecca Ashdown

Having studied illustration at Westminster University and Central Saint Martins, Rebecca lived in London for many years, working as a graphic…
Adam Howling

Adam Howling

Adam was born in Norfolk, and studied illustration at Norwich School of Art and Design. After graduating he moved to London and developed his style…
A Child of Books

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…
Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers

Julia Woolf

Before enrolling at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where she completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration, Julia worked for twenty…
Shhh! Quiet!

Nicola Kinnear

Originally from Dartford, Nicola studied for her BA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, graduating with her exquisitely drawn and…
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…
It's Your World Now!

Barry Falls

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

Jessica Meserve

Jessica is an illustrator and author of children’s books. She particularly loves to draw children, and attempts to capture their quirky behavior…
All Kinds of Families

Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn is an author/illustrator with several beautiful picture book titles already under her belt. Her debut Where Bear? was published in 2014,…
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…
Nervous Nigel

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…
Meet the Planets

Bethan Woollvin

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