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Marta Altes

Marta Altes

  • 5 stars across 13 books
Marta Altes is the award-winning creator of My Grandpa, I am an Artist!, My New Home, The King Cat and Little Monkey. She loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and graduated in 2011. Since then she has won the Read It Again! Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award and her first book No! was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Picture Book Prize, and Little Monkey was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award 2018. Marta lives in London.
7th September 2017

Little Monkey

It's hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle - and this little monkey has had enough of al... MoreLittle Monkey

(22 reviews) Review
1st July 2013


Archie was adorable. Everybody said so. Until one day he learned a new word… "No!" Archie says "No!" at mealtimes, bath... MoreNo!

(4 reviews) Review
26th February 2015

The King Cat

Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly... MoreThe King Cat

(2 reviews) Review
14th February 2013

I Am An Artist

Meet the boy who can't stop creating art! He loves colours, shapes, textures and EVERYTHING inspires him: his socks, t... MoreI Am An Artist

(2 reviews) Review
21st March 2019

Five More Minutes

'A witty, big-hearted book' - Guardian From the uniquely talented, award-winning picture book creator, Marta Al... MoreFive More Minutes

(2 reviews) Review
20th August 2020

New In Town

Meet a big, friendly dog looking for a home in this warm and reassuring story by award-winning Marta Altes.This dog may ... MoreNew In Town

(2 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

It Wasn't Me

Now this fabulously quirky group of characters is introduced to younger readers in these toddler friendly board books ... MoreIt Wasn't Me

(1 review) Review
1st July 2013

My Grandpa

My Grandpa is the stunning picture book debut from Marta Altes, author of I Am An Artist. A moving and memo... MoreMy Grandpa

(0 reviews) Review
29th July 2015

Draw With Marta Altes: You Are an Artist!

If you like drawing, colouring and hundreds of stickers, then this book is for you! Based on the bestselling pi... MoreDraw With Marta Altes: You Are an Artist!

(0 reviews) Review
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