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Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

  • 5 stars across 7 books
    Chris is originally from Bradford and studied illustration and graphic design at Bradford College of Art. In 2000 he moved to France where, amongst other things, he was an English teacher before working in newspaper layout and design.
    When his children were small he realised he loved the picture books he read to them, sometimes even more than his children did - the Picture Book Bug had truly bitten.
    Chris has since written and illustrated several books and is currently thinking about the next one, probably with a cuppa in hand at home near Limoges.
    He likes listening to and making music, wandering around the countryside, a bit of running and riding a bike. His favourite season is autumn and his favourite colour is green.
    2nd May 2019

    The Suitcase

    Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal "At a time when over 65 m... More

    (9 reviews)
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    14th January 2021

    Out of Nowhere

    A feel-good picture book about friendship and change, from the bestselling author of The Suitcase, translated into over ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    11th January 2018

    I Love You, Stick Insect

    Stick Insect is IN LOVE! Just think of all the fun and laughter he will have with his perfect partner - surfing the oce... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th April 2017

    I'm Going to Eat This Ant

    There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak or squished in a sausage ...sundried, salted or sl... More

    (1 review)
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    25th October 2012

    Big Ug

    "I want a big hug!". The little girl won't go to sleep and she's already had enough hugs for one night. But Mummy and Da... More

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    7th October 2021

    Tiny Reindeer

    Meet Santa's smallest helper: Tiny Reindeer! He doesn't quite fit in, but when a very special letter arrives before Chri... More

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