Illustrators

If there is one comment we always receive about our books, it’s that they’re beautiful! We scour the UK, US and wider world for stunning, unique and child-friendly illustration styles, and think we have come up trumps with our growing cohort of extremely talented illustrators, from debut to award-winning.

Amariah Rauscher

Amariah lives in Illinois with her family. She holds an MA in Communication. She is the illustrator of the popular Princess Truly series. When she isn’t painting, Amariah can usually be found reading a book.

Books by Amariah: Sunday Rain

Anastasia Suvorova

Anastasia is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from St Petersburg, Russia. She is the 2018 winner of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Silent Book Contest.

Books by Anastasia: Shadow

Anna Cunha

Anna is an award-winning Brazilian artist who has illustrated more than 20 books. Her work has been shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize and received a João-de-Barro Prize honorable mention.

Books by Anna: A Story About Afiya, Anita and the Dragons

Carmen Vela

Carmen Vela is an independent art director, designer and illustrator from Spain. For over a decade she has been living between Hong Kong, Brooklyn and Europe, fuelled by her love of books, paper and stories.

Books by Carmen: Escape: One Day We Had to Run

Clara Anganuzzi

Originally from the Seychelles, Clara studied illustration at Falmouth University before completing an MA in Children’s Illustration at the prestigious Cambridge School of Art.

Books by Clara: Violet's Tempest

Cosei Kawa

Cosei is an award-winning Japanese artist. His many accolades include the CBCC Choices Best-of-the-Year list, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medal and the Turry's Picture Book Award.

Books by Cosei: The Tigon and the Liger

Emma Proctor

Emma is a UK-based illustrator with a degree in Illustration from Middlesex University. She has worked inhouse for many high street clients including Clinton Cards, Hallmark Cards, Moonpig and Disney.

Books by Emma: SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles

Jen Khatun

Jen is a children's book illustrator cosily living by the coast of East Sussex in the UK. Her work resonates the hidden magic in everyday life and the close bonds between people, nature and memories.

Books by Jen: My Must-Have Mum (Spring 2022)

Jennie Poh

Jennie was born in England and grew up in Malaysia. She studied Fine Art at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design as well as Fashion Illustration at Central St. Martins.

Books by Jennie: The Pirate Tree

Jenny Duke

After working in schools and museums, Jenny picked up her sketchbooks and followed her dream. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, and has participated twice in the Bologna Ragazzi Illustrators' Exhibition, Italy.

Books by Jenny: Dearest One (Spring 2022)

Jérémy Pailler

Jérémy is a French illustrator and animator with a PhD in the plastic arts. His animated films have been screened at multiple festivals and won several awards.

Books by Jérémy: Dragon Dancer

Jo Loring-Fisher

Jo is an artist, illustrator and storyteller. She holds an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.

Books by Jo: Maisie's Scrapbook, Taking Time, Rainbow Hands (Spring 2022)

Katie Rewse

Katie is an illustrator based on the south coast of England. She has been shortlisted for multiple awards and believes illustration can trigger positive change.

Books by Katie: The Wall and the Wild

Krina Patel-Sage

Krina is an illustrator, author, and designer. Beginning her design career at a children’s publishing house in 2012, she developed a passion for illustrated non-fiction. In 2018, she was shortlisted for Penguin’s WriteNow illustration prize.

Books by Krina: My Mindful A to Zen: 26 Wellbeing Haiku for Happy Little Minds

Manuela Adreani

Manuela is a children’s book illustrator and animator living in Turin, Italy. She won the illustration contest for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio and was nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal.

Books by Manuela: The Wooden Camel, Boundless Sky

Martina Peluso

Martina lives and works in Naples. She has illustrated many children's books and has exhibited in countless art shows around Europe. She also organises cultural events and shows for young people with the Kolibri Cultural Association.

Books by Martina: Phoenix Song

Mehrdokht Amini

Mehrdokht is an Iranian-born illustrator who has won the Children’s Africana Best Book Award and has been twice nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She was also one of the UK entrants for the prestigious Biennial of Illustration Bratislava Awards.

Books by Mehrdokht: Chicken in the Kitchen, Nimesh the Adventurer

Mickaël El Fathi

Mickaël is an acclaimed French-Moroccan children’s book illustrator who has published widely in France. A former computer graphic designer and 3D director, he now helps children travel the world through his illustrations.

Books by Mickaël: Peace and Me, Science and Me

Nadine Kaadan

Nadine is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator from Syria now living in the United Kingdom. Her mission is to encourage a reading culture in the Arab world. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal.

Books by Nadine: The Jasmine Sneeze, Tomorrow

Nerina Canzi

Nerina is an award-winning Argentinian illustrator with a degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. She has won the prestigious Premio Nacional Y Latinoamericano de Literatura Infantil Y Juvenil award.

Books by Nerina: The Ammuchi Puchi, Kaya's Heart Song

Nia Tudor

Nia is a self-taught illustrator based in Swansea, South Wales. She loves to create illustrations that play with colour, light and texture and has a thing for the little details.

Books by Nia: The Queen on Our Corner

Paweł Pawłak

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, award-winning children’s book illustrator Paweł has illustrated over 80 books and won international acclaim for his work.(photo credit Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak)

Books by Paweł: Oscar Seeks a Friend

Piet Grobler

Piet Grobler is a celebrated South African illustrator of over 80 books. He has won numerous national and international prizes including a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava, the Children's Africana Book Award and two Silver medals in the Noma Concours.

Books by Piet: Coyote's Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet

Poonam Mistry

Poonam is a British illustrator of Indian heritage with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Her work has been shortlisted thrice for the Kate Greenaway Medal, longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and nominated for the Ezra Jack Keats Award.

Books by Poonam: You're Safe With Me, You're Snug With Me, You're Strong With Me

Raquel Bonita

Raquel is an illustrator from the north of Spain. Her illustrations have received awards in children’s book fairs and exhibitions around the world including Portugal, Chile, Korea, China and the UAE.

Books by Raquel: I'll Believe You When...Unbelievable Idioms from around the world

Rebeca Luciani

Rebeca is an Argentinian illustrator, now living in Spain. Her books have won the Premi Crítica Serra d’Or prize, the Açorianos prize for Best Book of the Year, and the Premi Junceda.

Books by Rebeca: Mira's Curly Hair

Sandhya Prabhat

Sandhya, an independent animator and illustrator from India, has published nearly a dozen picture books. She also animates videos and designs e-stickers. She has worked on projects for Google, Snapchat, Wechat and Carolina Panthers.

Books by Sandhya Prabhat: I am Brown

Sandra Van Doorn

Sandra was born in France and now lives in Australia. She attended art classes at Emily Carr University in Vancouver before embarking on her career as a children’s illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal.

Books by Sandra: Sleep Well, Siba and Saba, Sing to the Moon

Sonja Wimmer

Sonja is a German illustrator who studied at the “Llotja” Arts and Crafts School in Barcelona. She has won many awards including the Gold Medal for Best Illustrator at the US Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book at the International Latino Book Awards.

Books by Sonja: Looking for Lord Ganesh

Weberson Santiago

Weberson is an award-winning Brazilian illustrator whose work has been published in several countries. Among his accolades is the 2009 Trofeu HQ Mix award for Best Illustrator in Brazil.

Books by Weberson: Old Man of the Sea

Yijing Li

Yijing is a London-based Chinese author-illustrator, specializing in hand-drawn pencil and watercolor illustrations. She has received the highly commended honour in the UK Faber Andlyn Prize.

Books by Yijing: Through the Forest (Spring 2022)

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