Oliver Jeffers

  • 5 stars across 54 books
Oliver Jeffers Biography
Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish illustrator and writer whose hand writing itself is as distinctive as his style: encompassing childhood creativity and imagination. Oliver’s works seem to emerge straight out of a lost part of us, one we see in our children and want to nurture. From his quirky illustrative work such as Imaginary Fred, to his abstract books with a fairy-tale feel (The Heart and the Bottle and The Great Paper Caper etc.), a child would be thrilled with the chance to enter the mind of such a brilliant creator!

Oliver is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has won many awards including the Irish Book Award's Children's Book of the Year for his picture book The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2007). He has made it onto the New York Times Bestseller List, and his art has been exhibited around the world.

His up-and-coming picture book, Here we are, is dedicated to his son.

Oliver Jeffers Facts
The Day The Crayons Quit reached No.1 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Oliver is an accomplished artist, regularly exhibiting his art in major cities worldwide, which is lucky as he loves travelling.

Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Characters
Duncan - from The Day The Crayons Quit
Floyd - from Stuck
Stanley Potts - from The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Quotes
"Hey Duncan, it's me red crayon. We need to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons" (The Day The Crayons Quit)


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5th September 2005

Lost and Found

A wonderful story about the meaning of loneliness and the importance of friendship. One day a penguin arrives ... MoreLost and Found

(52 reviews) Review
3rd May 2005

How to Catch a Star

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of world-renowned illustrator Oliver Jeffers’s debut picture book, the much-loved How to ... MoreHow to Catch a Star

(39 reviews) Review
6th October 2020

What We’ll Build: Plans for Our Together Future

A spectacular new title from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers, creator of the million-copy selling, glo... MoreWhat We’ll Build: Plans for Our Together Future

(34 reviews) Review
14th November 2017

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provoking b... MoreHere We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

(30 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

A Child of Books

Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017"A gorgeous homage to the power of the wri... MoreA Child of Books

(28 reviews) Review
1st September 2011


Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from awar... MoreStuck

(24 reviews) Review
4th October 2022

Meanwhile Back on Earth

The captivating new companion to international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build A father takes his... MoreMeanwhile Back on Earth

(17 reviews) Review
28th April 2011

Up and Down

New cover reissue of this magical sequel to Lost and Found from award-winning international bestselling picture book cre... MoreUp and Down

(16 reviews) Review
2nd September 2010

The Heart and the Bottle

Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tal... MoreThe Heart and the Bottle

(13 reviews) Review
27th March 2014

The Way Back Home

An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found. One day a boy... MoreThe Way Back Home

(13 reviews) Review
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