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David Roberts

  • 5 stars across 45 books
    David Roberts Biography
    Born in 1970 in Liverpool, David Roberts is an illustrator who has produced many picture books for younger children including collaborating with authors Julia Donaldson, Julian Clary and his sister Lynn Roberts who is also a writer. He has also worked with Alan MacDonald to create a series for older readers including titles such as Burp, Fetch, Kiss and Pants.

    While studying fashion design at college in Manchester, David shared a house with two children's book illustrators and he became very inspired by their work. He then lived and worked in Hong Kong for a year where he started doing fashion illustration for local magazines and newspapers. On returning to England an agent advised him to recreate his portfolio geared towards children's illustrations and his first book, Frankie Stein's Robot was published in 1997. He has since illustrated over 70 books.

    David Roberts Facts
    David's first job after graduating was as a milliner - someone who makes hats.

    As a child David loved reading The Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Fantastic Mr Fox.

    Our favourite David Roberts Book Characters
    Mr and Mrs Bolds - from The Bolds series
    Emily Vole - from The Fairy Detective Agency series
    Berties - from the Dirty Bertie series
    13th July 2017

    The Bolds on Holiday

    Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in... More

    (15 reviews)
    31st July 2002

    Dirty Bertie

    (12 reviews)
    6th June 2005

    Pooh! Is That You, Bertie?

    Bertie likes making smells. When he trumps it makes his mum cross, embarrasses his dad, upsets his gran and offends his ... More

    (2 reviews)
    28th May 2018

    Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

    An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times -bestselling D... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st October 2009

    Llyfr Stwnsh

    (0 reviews)
    3rd February 2011


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    3rd March 2011

    Ty Bach

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