Picture Books

Oliver Jeffers makes art.

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn and Gestalten Space, Berlin.

Oliver’s picture books have been translated into over 30 languages, including Lost & Found, How to Catch a Star, Stuck, The Hueys, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Great Paper Caper, This Moose Belongs to Me, the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit (written by Drew Daywalt) and Once Upon An Alphabet, all published in the UK by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost & Found was developed into an animated short film which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

Projects that Oliver has worked on include picture book collaborations with Eoin Colfer on Imaginary Fred (HarperCollins Children’s Books), and Sam Winston on A Child of Books (Walker) and illustrating the 10th Anniversary Edition of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (PRH).

Picture book awards include The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, BolognaRagazzi Fiction Award, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Oliver was born in Australia, brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Last year, Oliver had a plethora of projects publish including The Fate Of Fausto which was published in September 2019 and The Crayons’ Christmas which was published the following October, and his last book of 2019, Love From The Crayons, released in December.

What We’ll Build, the breathtaking new companion to international bestseller Here We Are, published in October 2020! The Crayons’ Book Of Feelings published in May 2021!

His most recent book, Begin Again a powerful, thoughtful and bold comment on humanity and its future from one of today’s most thought-provoking artists – was published in October 2023!

Neil Gaiman's What You Need to be Warm, with a cover by Oliver Jeffers, was published in October 2023.