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Nick Sharratt
Nick Sharratt Biography

Nick Sharratt is a much-respected illustrator and author of children’s books. He was born in London in 1962 and spent his childhood in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Manchester.

From a very early age Sharratt loved to draw so it was no surprise that when he left school he decided to go to Manchester Polytechnic to do a foundation course in Art. He then attended St Martin’s School of Art in London, where he studied graphic design for 3 years. 

After graduating he started work as a freelance illustrator working mainly for magazines, he also designed packaging for cakes and confectionary. In 1987 he was given the opportunity to illustrate his first children’s book, Noisy Poems by Jill Bennett. In 1991 he illustrated The Story of Tracey Beaker for Jacqueline Wilson, this was the start of a partnership that has so far spanned 25 years and 50 books. 

Nick Sharratt has also created illustrations for a variety of other authors including Pippa Goodhart, Jeremy Strong and Giles Andreae (who is also known as the Poet Purple Ronnie). He has also collaborated with Stephen Tucker to produce a series of books of traditional fairy tales with a humorous twist. He has illustrated around 200 books to date and won numerous awards for his artwork including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, and the Red House Children’s Book Award. He has also been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, which is given annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

As well as illustrating other people’s books Sharratt has also written at least 40 books of his own, his most recent book Vikings in the Supermarket, is his first poetry collection and was published in 2016.

Nick Sharratt Facts

- He is the oldest of four children, his father worked in the Brewing industry making beer and his mother was a teacher.
- Nick Sharratt was chosen to be the official illustrator for World Book Day 2006.
- He is the proud owner of a Gold Blue Peter badge.
- He produces all his illustration in his very messy studio, and he has a shop mannequin called Joan who keeps him company.

Our Favourite Nick Sharratt Book Characters

- Greedy Goose in Julia Donaldson’s Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
- Tracy Beaker in Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker series
Nick Sharratt Children's Books
Book pages The Cat and the King
The Cat and the King
14 Reviews

1st September '16

Book pages Socks
Socks
4 Reviews

7th February '13

Book pages Eat Your Peas
Eat Your Peas
3 Reviews

7th March '02

Book pages Daisy: Really, Really
Daisy: Really, Really
2 Reviews

25th February '16

Book pages Shark In The Park
Shark In The Park
2 Reviews

1st February '07

Book pages How to Draw
How to Draw
1 Reviews

1st October '15

Book pages Caveman Dave
Caveman Dave
1 Reviews

1st June '07

Book pages Noisy Poems
Noisy Poems
1 Reviews

3rd November '05

Book pages Pirate Pete
Pirate Pete
0 Reviews

1st December '03

Book pages Animal Orchestra
Animal Orchestra
0 Reviews

2nd October '00

Book pages Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time
0 Reviews

3rd March '07

Book pages Pirate Pete
Pirate Pete
0 Reviews

5th June '06

Book pages Mouse Moves House
Mouse Moves House
0 Reviews

1st August '99

Book pages Monday Run Day
Monday Run Day
0 Reviews

1st June '07

Book pages Green Queen
Green Queen
0 Reviews

1st June '07

Book pages Croc with a Clock
Croc with a Clock
0 Reviews

23rd April '99

Book pages Bear with a Pear
Bear with a Pear
0 Reviews

1st April '99

Book pages Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
0 Reviews

1st September '04

Book pages Moo Cow, Kung-fu Cow
Moo Cow, Kung-fu Cow
0 Reviews

1st September '09

Book pages Plane
Plane
0 Reviews

31st October '96

Book pages Come and Play!
Come and Play!
0 Reviews

30th June '97

Book pages Shark In The Park
Shark In The Park
0 Reviews

4th October '12

Book pages Shark in the Dark
Shark in the Dark
0 Reviews

1st September '09

Book pages Shark In The Park
Shark In The Park
0 Reviews

19th January '06

Book pages One By One
One By One
0 Reviews

4th August '08

Book pages Rocket Countdown
Rocket Countdown
0 Reviews

5th January '09

Book pages Fancy Dress Jungle
Fancy Dress Jungle
0 Reviews

4th September '14

Book pages Pirate Pete
Pirate Pete
0 Reviews

1st August '11

Book pages Crazy ABC
Crazy ABC
0 Reviews

4th August '08

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