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Fiona Woodcock

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art Fiona is lucky enough to have always earned her living from drawing. She started her career working in animation, but now specialises in picture books. Fiona’s debut book ‘Hiding Heidi’ with Simon and Schuster and Illustrations for ‘A Dot in the Snow’ written by Corrinne Averiss, published by Oxford University Press, were both nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award.

A perfect project would combine her love of storytelling, pattern, character design and hand drawn typography. Fiona works in her London based studio, drawing with children’s blo pens, rubber stamps, cutting stencils and experimenting with printing techniques. She finds this playful approach and embracing collaboration brings about fresh and fun ways to visualise ideas.

Fiona Woodcock is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Fiona please email Arabella


‘In Woodcock’s (Look) digitally enhanced rubber stamp, pencil, and watercolor illustrations, even the living room is drenched in mottled, dreary tones. Through a combination of her own ingenuity and parental nudging, the white-skinned, red-nosed child comes up with activities to make time pass, such as opening a pretend-play bakery for stuffed companions (“I make./ I make make-believe muffins and pies./ Ones that you might like to try?”), and an internal sunniness returns in fits and starts. Stippled with subtle textures, the settings always seem on the verge of dematerializing, underscoring the tenuousness of the child’s mood.’ - Publishers Weekly for ‘Sunny-Side Up’.

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“Exceedingly clever picture book.” and “A cool book for language loving kids.” Booklist starred review for LOOK

“Exceptionally designed and thoroughly charming” Kirkus starred review for LOOK

Listed in The Times Children’s Books of the Year 2016 for ‘A Dot in the Snow’, published by Oxford University Press.

“A beautiful and original picture book that at times feels dreamy, at other times zings with youthful energy, and which at all times is perfectly in tune with children and their outlook on the world . . . Woodcock is a very talented and exciting new illustrator and this will enchant children and adults alike.” — Andrea Reece for LoveReading4Kids, July 2016 Debut Picture Book of the Month for ‘Hiding Heidi’

“Playful imagery and Heidi’s eventual recognition of her friends’ talents add up to a warm story about compromise and common ground” — Publishers Weekly for ‘Hiding Heidi’


Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2020 in the Key Stage 1 category with ‘The Snow Dragon’, written by Abi Elphinstone, published by Simon & Schusters Children’s.

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The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced The Snow Dragon by Abi Elphinstone & Fiona Woodcock as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for November. Published by Simon & Schuster

Won the Professional Award in the Children’s Book category at the World Illustration Awards 2019 for ‘LOOK’, published by Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins.

‘LOOK’ selected for The Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, New York, 2018.

Nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award 2018 for ‘A Dot in the Snow’, published by Oxford University Press

Nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award 2017 for ‘Hiding Heidi’, published by Simon and Schuster

‘A Dot In The Snow’ was selected as one of ‘The Times Children’s Books of the Year 2016’

Longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2017 with ‘Hiding Heidi’, published by Simon and Schuster

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