Picture Books

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…
That's Mine!

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…
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 Magic of Seasons

Vicky Woodgate

Vicky Woodgate has been drawing since a toddler! This passion for scribbling lead her to a career in commercial art for 20 years. After graduating…
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…
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 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…
A Gladiator Stole My Lunchbox

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…
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…
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…
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 &…
Peter Rabbit: Head Over Tail

Nicola Kinnear

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

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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Nami Ralph

Nami Ralph

Nami began drawing when she lived in Japan for three years. Over that time, she developed a series of sketchbooks and returned to London to attend…
Habiba Nabisubi

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…
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…
Sophie Green

Sophie Green

Sophie Green is a multi-award-winning wildlife & conservation artist and illustrator, who specialises in capturing the photorealistic details…
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.…
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…
Bryher Mackenzie

Bryher Mackenzie

Bryher Mackenzie is a final year student of History and Sociology. When they are not researching the Weimar Republic or dreaming of Night Whales…
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,…
Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

Julia Woolf

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

Barry Falls

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

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…
There’s a Ghost in this House

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His…
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…
I Say Boo You Say Hoo

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.…
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…
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…
Three Little Vikings

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pip and Egg

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stan's Frightful Halloween

Chantelle and Burgen Thorne

Chantelle and Burgen have illustrated 7 children’s books in the last 2 years, won the Readers’ Favourite Gold Medal for ‘The Real Farmer in…
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…
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.…
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…