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Name  Russell Ayto
Role  Illustrator
Nominations  Kate Greenaway Medal

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Books  The Witch's Children and the Q, The Witch's Children Go to Sch, Rollerblading Royals, My Friend Joe, THE OTHER DAY I MET A BEAR

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Richard Ayto is an English illustrator of children's books including many picture books.


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He was born in Chichester, Sussex in 1960 and grew up in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. After school he worked in the Histopathology Department of the John Radcliffe Hospital before studying at Oxford Polytechnic and Exeter College of Art and Design where he gained a degree in Graphic Design. He gained work with Observer Magazine and Time Out and began illustrating adult fiction before his work was spotted by Walker Books and he moved to illustrating children's fiction. He currently lives with his family in Penzance, Cornwall.


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  • 2001 shortlist, Kate Greenaway Medal (for illustration); The Witch's Children by Ursula Jones
  • 2003 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, ages 0–5; The Witch's Children and the Queen by Ursula Jones
  • 2004 shortlist, Greenaway Medal; One More Sheep by Mij Kelly
  • 2008 shortlist, Booktrust Early Years Award, Pre-school; The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill
  • 2008 Roald Dahl Funny Prize, ages 0–6; The Witch's Children go to School by Ursula Jones
  • 2014 Honor, Irma Black Award
  • Adult cover art

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  • Oxford Coffee Houses, 1651–1800 by Norma Albertin-Potter and Alyx Bennett (Hampden, 1987)
  • Why Are We in Vietnam? by Norman Mailer, later edition (Oxford University Press, 1988)
  • Fludd by Hilary Mantel, first edition (Viking Press, 1989)
  • Children's books as writer

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  • The Other Day I Met A Bear, self-illustrated, Walker Books, 2001
  • 2010s

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  • The Love Bugs by Simon Puttock, HarperCollins, 2010
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – Smugglers Bay! by Giles Andreas, Puffin, 2010
  • First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, HarperCollins, 2011

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