David Litchfield is an illustrator from Bedfordshire in the U.K. He is represented by The Bright Agency. David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America.

David’s award winning first picture book ‘The Bear & The Piano’ (published by Frances Lincoln) is out now.


  • Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize:Best Illustrated Book 2016 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Selected for Society of Illustrators: The Original Art 2016 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the UKLA Book Awards 2017 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award 2017 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for Books Are My Bag Readers Award 2016 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards 2016 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Nominated for BASH/St.Helens Book Awards 2017  (The Bear & the Piano)
  • Nominated for ‘Read It Again’ Cambridgeshire Libraries Children’s Picture Book Award 2016 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Nominated for Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Award  2016 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Nominated for Sheffield Children’s Book Award  2016 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the American Library Association ‘Notable Children’s Book’ 2017 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Nominated for the Klaus Flugge prize 2016  (The Bear & The Piano)

Recent clients include:

  • Frances Lincoln
  • Faber & Faber
  • Penguin Random House
  • Harper Collins Children’s Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Hodder Stoughton
  • Aardman Animation
  • DC Thomas