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David Roberts

  • 5 stars across 182 books
    David Roberts Biography
    Born in 1970 in Liverpool, David Roberts is an illustrator who has produced many picture books for younger children including collaborating with authors Julia Donaldson, Julian Clary and his sister Lynn Roberts who is also a writer. He has also worked with Alan MacDonald to create a series for older readers including titles such as Burp, Fetch, Kiss and Pants.

    While studying fashion design at college in Manchester, David shared a house with two children's book illustrators and he became very inspired by their work. He then lived and worked in Hong Kong for a year where he started doing fashion illustration for local magazines and newspapers. On returning to England an agent advised him to recreate his portfolio geared towards children's illustrations and his first book, Frankie Stein's Robot was published in 1997. He has since illustrated over 70 books.

    David Roberts Facts
    David's first job after graduating was as a milliner - someone who makes hats.

    As a child David loved reading The Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Fantastic Mr Fox.

    Our favourite David Roberts Book Characters
    Mr and Mrs Bolds - from The Bolds series
    Emily Vole - from The Fairy Detective Agency series
    Berties - from the Dirty Bertie series
    30th July 2015

    The Bolds

    Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christ... More

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    4th July 2008

    Tyrannosaurus Drip

    A brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donal... More

    (23 reviews)
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    2nd October 2003

    Pants

    PANTS is a picture book with a brilliant rhyming text by Giles Andreae and lots of hilarious pictures by Nick Sharratt. ... More

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    7th March 2019

    The Bolds Go Wild

    It's time for monkey business in this fifth outing for Teddington's wildest family, the Bolds! The Bolds are very surpr... More

    (21 reviews)
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    1st October 2019

    The Wind in the Willows

    'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by t... More

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    5th April 2018

    The Bolds in Trouble

    The Bolds are back for another hilarious tale! This time, Teddington's wildest family have decided to stay at home and ... More

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    1st September 2013

    Rosie Revere, Engineer

    From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witt... More

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    1st July 2011

    Jack and the Flumflum Tree

    Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas in this wondrous story from the stellar picture-book partnershi... More

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    13th July 2017

    The Bolds on Holiday

    Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in... More

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    5th July 2018

    Mud

    LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL An achingly funny, touching story for anyone who has been thrown in at the deep end. ... More

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