David Litchfield

  • 5 stars across 21 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 way ... MoreRain Before Rainbows

(40 reviews) Review
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... MoreSpace Tortoise

(18 reviews) Review
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 sadnessand welcoming it i... MoreA Shelter for Sadness

(14 reviews) Review
9th 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... MoreWhen I Was a Child

(12 reviews) Review
22nd June 2023

Island: A life-changing story, now brilliantly illustrated

Love, death, hope ... the island will change their lives forever. From the bestselling David Almond, author of SKELLIG, ... MoreIsland: A life-changing story, now brilliantly illustrated

(10 reviews) Review
6th May 2021

Pip and Egg (PB)

  From standout author, Alex Latimer, and bestselling illustrator, David Litchfield, comes a beautiful pic... MorePip and Egg (PB)

(9 reviews) Review
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 he... MoreThe Building Boy

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreLeapfrog: Alex and the Troll

(3 reviews) Review
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-o... MorePlanet Awesome

(2 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

War is Over

From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, which c... MoreWar is Over

(2 reviews) Review
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