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I currently work as: a Freelance illustrator (hooray!)

This year I have worked for: Random House, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Oxford University Press, WHSmith, Higgidy (mmm lovely pies), Usborne Publishing, Macmillan, Historic Royal Palaces (Kensington Palace) and many more . . .

In a former life I was: a social worker

One of my proudest work moments was: when I finally quit my day job and concentrated on the job I love - being an illustrator!  

My favourite children's book is: 
Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing Sir John Tenniels illustrations when I was a tiny child and being amazed by them.

You'd never guess but: I once made a hat for Lady Bracknell!

If you'd like to contact me: visit my website

2016 Events

The CBC Summer Party - July 2016

It’s time to PARTY! Come one, come all to the annual CBC summer party.
Details below . . .
When: Wednesday 31st August – 6.30pm until late
Where: The Magpie and Stump, 18 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EP
Theme: PROHIBITION fancy dress (Don’t panic – there will actually be alcohol!!)
Make like Jay Gatsby and Daisy and get your flapper dresses and trilby hats on.
Please do join us for wine and snacks to celebrate another fantastic year of the CBC!
Members - £5 | Non-members - £10
To buy tickets, click on the 'Events' tab

The Patrick Hardy Lecture - September 2016

More details coming soon!

The Eleanor Farjeon Award - November 2016

More details coming soon!


Who are we?

Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children’s book editors, we are a not- for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers from the industry. Over the past 50 years, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children’s books, from publishers, librarians, authors and illustrators, to teachers, booksellers and agents.

What We Do

Each year, we put on 10-12 children’s book events in order to promote, explore and celebrate the importance of children’s publishing. These can range from Meet and Critique evenings, to panel debates about everything from digital futures to where to draw the line in teen literature. Hosted by a diverse range of industry experts, we believe that discussion and debate are key factors in driving the children’s book industry forward, and audience participation is actively encouraged.

In order for industry professionals to meet in a less formal setting, we also organise several purely social events, from pub quizzes to spring and christmas drinks evenings.

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