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Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes is the illustrator of Daddy’s Sandwich, written by Pip Jones (Faber & Faber), and There’s a Pig up my Nose by John Dougherty (Egmont UK). In 2015 Laura received the runner up prize in The Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards for Daddy’s Sandwich. The book also earned a Kate Greenaway nomination in 2016.

As well as illustrating books for children, Laura has licensed over 200 designs for greetings cards, wrapping paper, product packaging, calendars and more. Laura studied illustration at Kingston University and graduated in 2005. She now lives and works in East London, UK.

Client list: Bloomsbury Publishing, Faber & Faber, Egmont UK, Harper Collins US, Waitrose and American Greetings.

Laura Hughes is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Laura please email Arabella


‘The Bear Who Did’ picked as the Indie Book of the Month for January by the Booksellers Association Children’s Bookselling Group. Written by Louise Greig and published by Egmont.

Nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 for ‘Quick, Barney, Run!’, published by Faber & Faber.

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Oscar’s Book prize 2018 winner for ‘There’s A Pig Up My Nose’ written by John Dougherty and illustrated by Laura Hughes, published by Egmont.

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Nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal 2016 with Daddy’s Sandwich, written by Pip Jones and illustrated by Laura Hughes (Faber and Faber)

The Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2015 — Runner Up with Daddy’s Sandwich, written by Pip Jones and illustrated by Laura Hughes (Faber and Faber).


‘Fans of The Gruffalo will adore this hilarious and smearily chaotic picture book about guzzling all the chocolates and trying not to be found out. Laura Hughes’ The Chunk is appealingly Muppet-like and just fluffy enough to be actually rather adorable. A delightful book about the joys of chocolate for all the other chocolate monsters out there.’ — The Book Trust for ‘ Wanted: The Chocolate Monster’ by Pip Jones, illustrated by Laura Hughes.

“Drawn and coloured with lively, happy, cartoonish freedom, showing a dad who cooks, some diversity in the class and lots of interesting detail at home, at the doctor’s and at school, the book is delightfully funny. This mad idea in a familiar context is likely to prompt giggly hours of playing.” — The Times for ‘There’s a Pig up my Nose’ by John Dougherty, illustrated by Laura Hughes.

“A holiday read that is cheerfully chaotic and energetically well calculated.” — The Observer for ‘We’re Going on an Egghunt’

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