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Chris Haughton

  • 5 stars across 11 books
Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. His debut book 'A Bit Lost' was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 19 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In the UK it won Gold at the AOI 'Best of British Illustration Awards 2010'. In Ireland it won the Bisto Children's book of the year and the Eilís Dillon Award for Best Debut Book. In Holland it won the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012. In the US it won the Marion Vannette Ridgway award. 'Oh No George' came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 5 awards in 4 countries including the Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny award. ‘SHH! We have a plan’ came out in March 2014 and won the UK Association of Illustrators Award for best childrens book. Hat Monkey was released in Sept 2014.

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7th April 2022

Oh No, George!

It's hard work being good all the time – and it's especially hard for a dog like George! Now celebrating its 10th annive... MoreOh No, George!

(38 reviews) Review
2nd April 2015

Shh! We Have a Plan

The winner of the 2014 Association of Illustrators' Award for Children's Books, Shh! is the covetable new picture book f... MoreShh! We Have a Plan

(26 reviews) Review
6th October 2022

Well Done, Mummy Penguin

From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful celebration of mothers set against an atmospheric Antarctic backdrop.Mumm... MoreWell Done, Mummy Penguin

(23 reviews) Review
4th June 2020

Don't Worry, Little Crab

From the creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone, comes a book about taking th... MoreDon't Worry, Little Crab

(20 reviews) Review
5th May 2011

A Bit Lost

Charting the journey of a little lost owl, a heart-warming and reassuring read from one of the most exciting new voices ... MoreA Bit Lost

(17 reviews) Review
3rd August 2017

Goodnight Everyone

From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, comes the ultimat... MoreGoodnight Everyone

(16 reviews) Review
7th April 2022

Maybe...

From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulgin... MoreMaybe...

(16 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

Shh!: A Chris Haughton Boxed Set

A boxed set of 3 vibrant, vivid board books from award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton In these three... MoreShh!: A Chris Haughton Boxed Set

(0 reviews) Review
6th October 2022

Chris Haughton's Little Library

A boxed set of five vibrant, witty board books from multi-award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton. In the... MoreChris Haughton's Little Library

(0 reviews) Review
5th January 2023

Maybe...

From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulgin... MoreMaybe...

(0 reviews) Review
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