David Roberts


David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive style. He was born in Liverpool and studied fashion design at university in Manchester. After graduating, he worked as a milliner and a fashion illustrator, but always felt his true calling was in children’s books. David finally realised his dream when his first book was published in 1998, and since then he has collaborated with some of Britain’s finest children’s authors, including Julia Donaldson, Sally Gardner, Philip Ardagh and Jacqueline Wilson. He is also the creator of the popular Dirty Bertie books. He lives in London with his partner. His book Little Red was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast. (Bio via

Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
The Cook and the King
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Don’t Blink!
The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes
The Prince and the Porker

Most Popular David Roberts Books

    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
    Ada Twist, Scientist
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
    Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
    David Roberts, Andrea Beaty
    Iggy Peck, Architect
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Book Stats


All David Roberts Books

2020Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing VoteAndrea BeatyDavid Roberts144
2020Iggy Peck and the Mysterious MansionAndrea BeatyDavid RobertsAndrea Beaty144
2019Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts40
2019The Cook and the KingJulia DonaldsonDavid Roberts32
2019Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts112
2018Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts144
2018Don’t Blink!Amy Krouse RosenthalDavid Roberts40
2017The Chinese Emperor's New ClothesYing Chang CompestineDavid Roberts32
2017The Prince and the PorkerPeter BentlyDavid Roberts32
2016Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts32
2016Sleeping BeautyLynn Roberts-MaloneyDavid Roberts32
2016A Beginner's Guide to Bear SpottingMichelle RobinsonDavid Roberts32
2014Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying MachinesPeter BentlyDavid Roberts32
2013Rosie Revere, Engineer Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts32
2007Iggy Peck, Architect Andrea BeatyDavid Roberts32
2007The Dumpster DiverJanet S. WongDavid Roberts32


Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty
Julia Donaldson
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Peter Bently
Ying Chang Compestine
Janet S. Wong
Michelle Robinson
Lynn Roberts-Maloney

Book Dedications by David Roberts

  • This book is dedicated to you. You are braver than you know and mightier than you can ever imagine. Be bold.
    Sofia Valdez, Future Prez