Author & Illustrator

Julia Groves

Julia is a children's book illustrator and graduate of the prestigious Children's Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art.
She especially loves creating illustrations of animals and Animal Babies were her very first books. Animal Babies have received a starred Kirkus review ""Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves.""

Most Recent Book
Rainforest book

Creative facts about Julia

Julia always wanted to be an artist and she originally studied Fine Art printmaking at Brighton University. In 2014 she graduated from Cambridge School of Art, where she gradually unravelled a way of making illustrations and telling stories on the MA in Children's Book Illustration. She also discovered that her printmaking experience has been very useful in her exciting new life as a picture book maker.
Animal Babies were Julia's first series of baby books and were published in 2016. Rainforest, her first picture book was published by Child's Play last year, she really enjoyed creating illustrations of the animals of the Amazon rainforest as they have so many wonderful shapes, colours and personalities. She is currently starting work on another new picture book.
She enjoys working with all kinds of materials; especially printmaking, cut-paper, hand-drawn and letterpress typography and combining all of these through the magic of digital media!


board Books

baby animals · animal homes · nature
Animal Babies in the Forest!
baby animals · animal homes · nature
Animal Babies in the Meadow!
animal homes · nature · baby animals
Animal Babies on the Mountain!
baby animals · animal homes · nature · water
Animal Babies in the River!

picture Books

Rainforest book
animal homes · nature · animal sounds · environment
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