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Laura Hughes is an award-winning and best-selling children’s illustrator.

She has created artwork for over 20 picture books including The Forgettery by Rachel Ip, and Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford. In 2018, Laura won the Oscar’s Book Prize with author John Dougherty for the book, There’s a Pig Up My Nose.

Laura’s illustrations are loose, energetic and inspired by the natural world. She creates her hand-drawn illustrations using inks, but also loves working with gouache paint and pastels

Laura Hughes is represented by Freddie Dawson — to work with Laura please email Freddie

"Laura Hughes' 'The Chunk' is appealingly Muppet-like and just fluffy enough to be actually rather adorable." —
"Drawn and coloured with lively, happy, cartoonish freedom . . ." — The Times
'A holiday read that is cheerfully chaotic and energetically well calculated." — The Observer
2022 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards - Winner image
2022 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards - Winner
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020  image
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020
Indie Book of the Month January - The Bear Who Did image
Indie Book of the Month January - The Bear Who Did
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated image
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated
Oscar's Book Prize 2018 – Winner image
Oscar's Book Prize 2018 – Winner
The Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 — Nominated image
The Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 — Nominated
The Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2015 — Runner Up image
The Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2015 — Runner Up
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