Jessica Ahlberg

Jessica Ahlberg

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

Jessica Ahlberg came to illustrating children's books after deciding, like her mother, that teaching was not for her. She is, of course, the daughter of the acclaimed children's book-creating partnership, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. She was a great inspiration to her parents' work, and is the baby featured on the back cover of Peepo! with Janet and Allan.

Jessica has now illustrated several books written by her father  including Goldilocks (the original published illustrations from which we have available for purchase), Half a Pig and The Boy, the Wolf, the Sheep and the Lettuce. Other titles include Yucky Worms by Vivian French; two Parrot Park books by Mary Murphy and a wonderful series of animal stories by Toon Tellegen. She is currently working on a book she is writing as well as illustrating.

Walker Books Ltd have made a wonderful YouTube video of the making of Goldilocks which includes interviews with Allan and Jessica Ahlberg.

Goldilocks was also voted winner of the Best Classic Book 2013 in the Junior Magazine Design Awards.

Jessica lives in Brighton.


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Fairytales for Mr Barker


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  • ‘Sleeping Beauty's bedroom’

    ‘Sleeping Beauty's bedroom’

  • ‘Goldilocks in the Three Bears' cottage’

    ‘Goldilocks in the Three Bears' cottage’

  • ‘Where are we? said Sleeping Beauty ... in a deep forest.’

    ‘Where are we? said Sleeping Beauty ... in a deep forest.’

  • ‘Jack in the Giant's house’

    ‘Jack in the Giant's house’

  • ‘The Three Little Pigs' straw house’

    ‘The Three Little Pigs' straw house’