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David Litchfield

  • 5 stars across 12 books

       DAVID LITCHFIELD   first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics for his older brother and sister. His first picture book with Frances Lincoln Children's Books,  The Bear and the Piano  , won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It was shortlisted for 8 other awards in the UK including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Independent Bookshop Week Award, and has sold in over 20 languages. David has since illustrated  The Building Boy   by Ross Montgomery (Faber & Faber, 2016), and his second book,   Grandad's Secret Giant  , published in April 2017. David lives in Bedford with his family.

     
    1st October 2020

    Rain Before Rainbows

    In the midst of rain, rainbows can be hard to see. But with courage and the help of good friends, there is always a ... More

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    2nd May 2019

    Space Tortoise

    Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park. . there lived a little tortoise. But Tortoi... More

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    4th October 2018

    When I Was a Child

    This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, jo... More

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    21st January 2021

    A Shelter for Sadness

    Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming i... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Building Boy

    All at once, it was as if the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the rooftiles on her h... More

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    6th May 2021

    Pip and Egg (PB)

    From standout author, Alex Latimer, and bestselling illustrator, David Litchfield, comes a beautiful pic... More

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    10th February 2011

    Leapfrog: Alex and the Troll

    Alex loves the bridge he builds with his dad. But then a troll takes it over and will not leave! How can Alex get rid of... More

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    5th April 2018

    Planet Awesome

    'Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.' In this hilarious and informative book filled to the brim with eye... More

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    16th August 2018

    The Spectacular City

    "I've got you, and you've got me - so we'll be all right . . ." One day, adventurous Mouse determines to se... More

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    3rd October 2019

    War is Over

    From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, whic... More

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    • The Building Boy

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