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David Roberts

  • 5 stars across 42 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

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    31st July 2002

    Dirty Bertie

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    6th June 2005

    Pooh! is That You, Bertie?

    Bertie can be a bit smelly. When he trumps, it makes his mum cross, embarrasses his dad, upsets his gran and offends his... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Smwt

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    3rd December 2010

    Ci Bach

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    1st April 2000

    Dexter's Journey

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    1st October 2009

    Llyfr Stwnsh

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    3rd March 2011

    Ty Bach

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    28th September 2010

    Cracyrs!

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    3rd March 2011

    Jyrms!

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    1st May 2012

    Cwn

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    1st July 2015

    Crash!

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    28th July 2015

    Llygod

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    1st May 2012

    Gwaed!

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    1st May 2012

    Cusan!

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    30th September 2015

    Arswyd

    Tudur Budr looks at a horror film, meets a nasty dog on his paper round and is full of mischief on a school trip. A Wels... More

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    1st February 2011

    Dear Tabby

    Got Troubles? Trying to kick the catnip habit? Itching to ditch those pesky fleas? Sick of the same old "fetc... More

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    29th April 2010

    Mwd!

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    15th April 2013

    Mor-Leidr

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    1st October 2009

    Fy Llyfr Stwnsh

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    23rd April 2010

    Learn at Home:Pocket Reads Year 4 Fiction Pack (6 Books)

    Six Year 4 fiction books, from Pocket Reads. Small enough to fit in your pocket, these beautifully illustrated stories w... More

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    25th April 2008

    Pocket Reads Year 4 Easy Buy Pack

    Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot... More

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    28th April 2008

    Pocket Reads Complete Easy Order Pack

    Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot... More

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    18th July 2005

    Pocket Chillers Singles Pack

    Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot... More

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    18th July 2005

    Pocket Chillers Easy Buy Pack

    Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot... More

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    25th April 2008

    Pocket Reads Complete Singles Pack

    Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot... More

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    29th April 2005

    Pocket Chillers Year 4 Horror Fiction: The Horrible Hands

    Pocket Chillers is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imagination... More

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    25th April 2008

    Pocket Reads Year 4 Singles Pack

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    1st July 2008

    Pick Me Up Put Me Down

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