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

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chapter Books

adventure · detectives · science · mystery
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

picture Books

The Cook and the King book
mischief · friendship · bravery · facing fears · cooking
The Cook and the King
Don’t Blink! book
bedtime · getting ready for bed · interactive
Don’t Blink!
China · magic · fractured fairy tales
The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes
The Prince and the Porker book
twins · inspired by classic literature · pigs · rhyming
The Prince and the Porker
Ada Twist, Scientist book
2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · science
Ada Twist, Scientist
fractured fairy tales
Sleeping Beauty
Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines book
travel · the world · diversity · culture · sheep · flight · home
Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines
Rosie Revere, Engineer book
engineering · coping with failure · female role models · 2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · problem solving · innovation · inventions · science · flight
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Iggy Peck, Architect book
construction · being yourself · dreams · architecture
Iggy Peck, Architect
The Dumpster Diver book
The Dumpster Diver


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