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Born in Warwickshire, Richard Jones has been living and working in Devon for over 20 years.

After graduating from the University of Plymouth with a first class degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, he stayed on a little longer to complete a PhD. Richard’s style is something different, working with beautifully layered textures, he creates stand-out illustration, with a gentle, muted palette and memorable character design. His illustrated books include; Feelings and Town Mouse, Country Mouse, both written by Libby Walden and published by Little Tiger Press. Bird Builds a Nest and The Squirrels’ Busy Year by Martin Jenkins and published byWalker Books and Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

His picture book, The Snow Lion, by Jim Helmore, published in 2017 with Simon and Schuster and has been published in 20 languages.

Richard Jones is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Richard please email Arabella

'Jones depicts an endearing protagonist in curious Small Bear' - Horn Book Magazine
"In warm autumnal hues, full-page collage illustrations resembling torn tissue paper enhance the lyrical story and invoke a cozy atmosphere." - School Library Journal
"Jones’ deeply textured illustrations make every spruce sprig..." - Kirkus Starred Review
"Bauer’s verse-like text pairs gracefully with smudgy and similarly understated scenes from British illustrator Jones." — Kirkus
"A beautiful, slightly magical story with a classic feel and a lovely message about making a new friends and growing in confidence." — The Telegraph
"I loved the gorgeous cover artwork for this book, and it intrigued me about the story." — The Bibliomaniac
Keystone to Reading Book Award 2022-2023 - Nominee image
Keystone to Reading Book Award 2022-2023 - Nominee
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year - Winner image
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year - Winner
"An excellent way to teach compassion and empathy." - Review of Perdu by School Library Journal image
"An excellent way to teach compassion and empathy." - Review of Perdu by School Library Journal
CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL - LONGLIST 2021 image
CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL - LONGLIST 2021
Suffolk Libraries New Children's Titles for October 2021 - Selected Book image
Suffolk Libraries New Children's Titles for October 2021 - Selected Book
Livrentête 2020 - 2021 Prize - Winner image
Livrentête 2020 - 2021 Prize - Winner
Channel Island Children's Book Awards - Shortlisted image
Channel Island Children's Book Awards - Shortlisted
The Oxfordshire Book Awards 2020 - Shortlisted image
The Oxfordshire Book Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
Kirkus 100 Best Picture Books of 2020  image
Kirkus 100 Best Picture Books of 2020
 The CLiPPA Poetry Award 2020 - Shortlisted image
The CLiPPA Poetry Award 2020 - Shortlisted
2019 Northern Lights Book Awards - Winner image
2019 Northern Lights Book Awards - Winner
Kirkus Review Award: Best Picture Books of 2018  image
Kirkus Review Award: Best Picture Books of 2018
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated image
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated
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