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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 76 books
    Britta Teckentrup Biography
    Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art.

    Britta is the author and illustrator of over 90 children's books including the bestselling The Memory Tree, The Odd One Out, Tree & Bee and Grumpy Cat, which was selected by the Booktrust's Bookstart scheme where 250,000 copies were distributed to families throughout the UK. Her books have been published in over 20 countries.

    Britta's awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and a Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 'Alle Wetter' and Dutch picture book of the year 2018. 

    Britta has been invited to give workshops at The Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival, Bath Festival and Ilustratour and her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at galleries and art fair around the world. 

    Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband, son Vincent and their old cat Oskar.

    Our favourite Britta Teckentrup Book Characters
    Ellie the elephant - from Get Out Of My Bath!
    All the woodland animals - from Moon

    Our favourite Britta Teckentrup Book Quotes
    "Poor Cat! All the other kitties in the neighborhood don’t ask him to come play. He just seems so grumpy. But really, he wants to join in the fun; he just doesn’t know how" (Grumpy Cat)

    "It’s never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: he doesn’t brush, he doesn’t wash, and he’s simply unBEARable. (Big Smelly Bear)
    7th September 2017


    Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below ... More

    (20 reviews)
    10th September 2015

    Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

    Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckent... More

    (18 reviews)
    4th July 2016

    Bee: Nature's tiny miracle

    A wonder of nature is about to unfold... Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flow... More

    (18 reviews)
    11th January 2018

    Firefly Home

    A delightful interactive picture book, filled with beautiful neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo Jan... More

    (18 reviews)
    2nd February 2017

    Neon Leon

    A delightful interactive picture book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo Jane ... More

    (17 reviews)
    2nd May 2019

    Sea: A World Beneath the Waves

    Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and ... More

    (10 reviews)
    7th May 2015

    Get Out Of My Bath!

    Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... her fun is interrupted when a crocodile d... More

    (9 reviews)
    3rd September 2020

    Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! - An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year: National Trust

    A glorious and ambitious sequel to I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - winner of Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year ... More

    (9 reviews)
    6th September 2018

    We Are Together

    On our own we're special, And we can chase our dream. But when we join up, hand in hand, Together we're ... More

    (5 reviews)
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