Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Original picture book artwork by Paul Howard is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.

Paul Howard’s charming illustrations have won him acclaim from both the publishing industry and children across the world. He's won numerous awards including The Best Book to Read Aloud Bliue Peter Award for The Bravest Ever Bear and The Primary English Award for A Year in the City.

Paul studied a Graphic Design course that specialized in illustration, however he worked at the Natural History Museum for a while before becoming a full time illustrator.

Paul now lives in Belfast with his wife, three children and Tigg, his Jack Russell terrier. Tiggy and Paul's children inspire him on a daily basis with their mad adventures and jokes. The house can sometimes get quite chaotic, but it's also full of books. In fact, he described the family’s reading like a relay race – the books are passed like batons between the parents and from child to child. They often end up lost, behind the sofa or in the garden shed!

Paul enjoys reading Thomas the Tank Engine, Dr. Seuss, books by William Stieg, William Joyce, Helen Oxenbury and Jill Murphy. Paul delights in these authors’ perfect insight into the workings of a young family.


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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Classics
The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Walker Book of Classic Poetry and Poets
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
The Kingfisher Treasury of Classic Stories
Grandma's Bears
inividual illustrations


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  • ‘Bat, mouse, hedgehog, cat, badger and fox’

    ‘Bat, mouse, hedgehog, cat, badger and fox’