About

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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 author/illustrator picture book ‘The Bear & The Piano’ and it’s follow up  ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ are out now.

Awards & Nominations:

  • Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize:Best Illustrated Book 2016 (The Bear & The Piano) 
  • Selected for Society of Illustrators: The Original Art, New York 2016 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for ‘La Sélection CP du prix des Incos’ Paris 2018 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award 2018 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the Wyoming State Reading Council Buckaroo Book Award 2017/18 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2018 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for the Grand Canyon Readers Award 2018 (The Bear & The Piano)
  • Nominated for UKLA Book Awards 2018 (Grandad’s Secret Giant)
  • Nominated for BASH Award 2018 (Grandad’s Secret Giant)
  • Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award 2018 (Grandad’s Secret Giant)
  • Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award 2018 (The Building Boy)
  • 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 Children’s Books
  • Walker Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Penguin Random House
  • Hachette
  • Henry Holt Books
  • Harper Collins Children’s Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Hodder Stoughton
  • Aardman Animation
     

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