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Britta Teckentrup - Author

About the Author

Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal.

She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. Her awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and two Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 'Alle Wetter' and 'The Egg'.

'Don't Wake Up Tiger' was Dutch picture book of the year 2018 and 'Under the Same Sky' on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Award.

Britta has been invited to give workshops at The Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival, Bath Festival and Ilustratour and her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at her London gallery and at art fairs all over the world. You can listen to an interview on Deutschlandfunk here.

Since 1993 Britta has written and illustrated over 100 picture books which have been translated into 25 different languages.

After 17 years in the UK - Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband and their son Vincent.

Follow Britta on Instagram here.

 

 

Featured books by Britta Teckentrup

Other books by Britta Teckentrup

Home where our story begins

Home where our story begins

Author: Britta Teckentrup, Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Wherever we may choose to roam, We need a place to call our home. Follow a little bear as he discovers a host of animal homes and more in this beautiful die-cut picture book.

Kindness Grows A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

Kindness Grows A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

It all starts with a crack that we can hardly see, It happens when we shout or if we disagree. Angry words cause a crack to open up and widen, but find out what happens when kindness begins to blossom in this thought-provoking book by Britta Teckentrup.

Blue

Blue

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A beautiful story about sadness, depression and hope. Blue lives in the darkest depths of the forest. He has long forgotten how to fly, sing and play. The other birds swoop and soar in the sky above him, the sun warming their feathers. But Blue never joins in. Until, one day, Yellow arrives. Step by step, Yellow reaches out to Blue. With patience and kindness. And little by little, everything changes... A thoughtful and uplifting story. Perfect for helping children learn how to deal with and understand sadness, and how to be there for people in their lives struggling with depression.

Mr. Lion Dresses Up!

Mr. Lion Dresses Up!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 04/02/2020

How exciting! Mr. Lion has been invited to a party! But what will he wear? A handsome suit . . . striped pajamas . . . a superhero costume . . . or perhaps an evening gown? Join Mr. Lion and his friend Monkey in deciding just what outfit suits him best!

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup. The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A perfect gift for your true love!

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