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Lara Hawthorne - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Lara Hawthorne is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. After graduating from Falmouth University in 2013 where she studied illustration, she has had work shortlisted for the Lowry Children's Book Award and has written and illustrated Herberto, a picture book published in Portugal, Brazil, Slovenia, France and South Korea.

Her other books include The King of Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy's 2016 Christmas poem, published by Picador, and The Night Flower, published by Big Picture Press. As well as focusing on narrative work, Lara also sells a variety of prints, notebooks and cards. Through Betty & Dupree, her prints are distributed to shops throughout the UK and internationally.

Featured books by Lara Hawthorne

Other books by Lara Hawthorne

Small Worlds: Earth

Small Worlds: Earth

Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

In Small Worlds Earth, explore nature up close. Look at what happens under the leaf litter in a forest, find out what lives in a single desert oasis, examine the top of a Brazil nut tree in the Amazon and much more. What will you find when you explore these small worlds? Prepare to be surprised by the variety of life on each page of this gorgeous lift-the-flap book. A fascinating exploration of the life and cycles in nature's small worlds.

Small Worlds: Water

Small Worlds: Water

Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

Explore habitats on a small scale. Look closely at what lives in a rock pool, explore the roots of a mangrove tree; plunge deep into an underwater cave and more. What will you find when you explore these small worlds? Prepare to be surprised by the variety of life on each page of this gorgeous lift-the-flap book.

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the world how to bring colour back to the ocean? The One-Hundred-Year-Old Fish gently highlights the issue of pollution. A beautifully illustrated picture book from exciting new talent Lara Hawthorne.

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the world how to bring colour back to the ocean? The One-Hundred-Year-Old Fish gently highlights the issue of pollution. A beautifully illustrated picture book from exciting new talent Lara Hawthorne.

The Night Flower

The Night Flower

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

As the summer sun sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature. From pollinating fruit bats to howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this beautiful rhyming non-fiction picture book.

The King of Christmas

The King of Christmas

Author: Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King of Christmas, a peasant to take his place. And so begin twelve days of chaos, anarchy and merriment . . . Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, Carol Ann Duffy's warm and enchanting Christmas poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity and celebration, where rules no longer apply. With beautiful full-colour illustrations by Lara Hawthorne throughout, The King of Christmas is the perfect gift this festive season.

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