Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal.
She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. Her awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and two Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 'Alle Wetter' and 'The Egg'.
'Don't Wake Up Tiger' was Dutch picture book of the year 2018 and 'Under the Same Sky' on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Award.
Britta has been invited to give workshops at The Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival, Bath Festival and Ilustratour and her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at her London gallery and at art fairs all over the world. You can listen to an interview on Deutschlandfunk here.
Since 1993 Britta has written and illustrated over 100 picture books which have been translated into 25 different languages.
After 17 years in the UK - Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband and their son Vincent.


Education
1994-96 - MA(RCA) - Royal College of Art - Fine Art Printmaking- London
1989-92 - BA(HONS) - Central St. Martins College of Art and Design - Illustration - London
1994 - Artist in residence, Cite International des Arts - Paris
1990 - Exchange, National College of Design - Dublin
1988-89 - Foundation Course - Harrow College of Higher Education (University of Westminster)


Awards etc.:
2020 - 'Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright' (Nosy Crow/National Trust/Fiona Waters) - is on the WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR shortlist '
2020 - 'Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright' (Nosy Crow/National Trust/Fiona Waters) - is on the BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS 2020'
2020 - 'Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright' (Nosy Crow/National Trust/Fiona Waters) - is a National Poetry Day book recommendation'
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - Bücher für junge Leser - ein Beitrag von Thomas Linden
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - LUCHS-Jury Empfehlung' im Monat August
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - Buchvorstellung Lesart - DeutschlandfunkKultur' (August)
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - 'DIE BESTEN 7 - Deutschlandradio Kultur ' (August)
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - 'Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur - Buch des Monats - Juli'
2020 - 'Der kleine Spross' (Prestel) - Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (ÖKOLOGISCHER RUCKSACK 2020) -
2020 - 'Sommerhaus am See- das Bilderbuch' written by Thomas Harding(Jacoby&Stuart) - 'DIE BESTEN 7 - Deutschlandradio Kultur ' (April)
2019 - 'My Little Book of Big Questions' has received a Kirkus starred review (originally published by Jacoby&Stuart/UK and US co-editions by Prestel)
2019 - 'Die Schule' (Jacoby&Stuart) - 'DIE BESTEN 7 - Deutschlandradio Kultur ' (January)
2018 - 'Moon' is nominated for the ' Kate Greenaway Award'
2018 - 'Under the Same Sky' is shortlisted for the ' Kate Greenaway Award'
2018 - 'The Egg' (Prestel) has received a special mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Non Fiction Award 2018
2018 - Artwork selected for the 'Ilustrarte 2018' in Portugal
2018 - 'Die Feder/Birds and Their Feathers' is shortlisted for the 'Nami Concours 2019 '
2018 - 'Look at the Weather' has received a Kirkus starred review and is on the Kirkus Best Children's Books of 2018 List!
2018 - 'We Are Together', 'Before I Wake Up', 'Under the Same Sky' and 'Bee' are read on BBC's Cbeebies by Orlando Bloom, Suranne Jones, Celia Imrie and George Ezra
2017 - 'Under the Same Sky' is longisted for the UKLA Book Awards
2017 - 'Under the Same Sky' & 'Never Take a Bear to School' are nominated for the ' Kate Greenaway Award'
2017 - 'Worauf wartest du?' (Jacoby&Stuart) is on the White Ravens list 2017
2017 - 'Don't Wake Up Tiger/'Ssst! De tijger slaapt' (Nosy Crow/Gottmer) has been chosen as the 'Dutch picture book of the year 2018'
2017 - 'Das Ei' (Prestel) - 'Emys Sachbuchpreis im Monat September'
2017 - 'Das Ei' (Prestel) - 'DIE BESTEN 7 - Deutschlandradio Kultur ' (June)
2017 - 'Das Ei' (Prestel) ist Naturbuchtipp des Monats Mai 2017, Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur
2017 - 'Don't Wake Up Tiger' (Nosy Crow) has been nominated for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards in the US
2017 - 'Worauf wartest du?' (Jacoby&Stuart) won the Purple Island Award at the 'Nami Concours 2017 '
2017 - 'Worauf wartest du?' (Jacoby&Stuart) - Book recommendation on '3Sat Kulturzeit' (4.November)
2016 - 'Worauf wartest du?' (Jacoby&Stuart) - 'DIE BESTEN 7 - Deutschlandradio Kultur ' (November)
2016 - 'Alle Wetter' (Jacoby&Stuart) is shown on 'Kika'
2016 - 'The Odd One Out' series (Templar) has won an excellence award at the 'Global Illustration Awards' awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair
2016 - 'Alle Wetter' (Jacoby&Stuart) is nominated for the DJLP (Sachbuch) Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2016
2016 - 'Alle Wetter' (Jacoby&Stuart) has received a special mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Non Fiction Award 2016
2016 - Bologna Book Fair, selected for the Buchkollektion der "alten Meister", Germany Guest of Honour 2016
2016 - Tree, is nominated for the Independent Book Seller Award
2016 - Tree/Baum der Jahreszeiten, is on the shortlist for Die schönsten deutschen Bücher
2016 - Selected into the top ten of the 'Dutch picture book of the year' award/Prentenboek TopTien 2016 - 'Tree'
2015 - Ilustratour - invited guest artist for Germany, Madrid
2015 - Parents' Choice Awards - recommendation for 'Get Out of My Bath', Nosy Crow
2015 - Natur Buchtipp Oktober 2015 'Der Baum der Jahreszeiten', Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e.V.
2015 - Institut für Jugendliteratur, Wien 'Alle Wetter', Buch des Monats August 2015
2015 - Die 100 Besten, Münchner Bücherschau Junior - Der Baum der Jahreszeiten
2015 - Emys Sachbuchpreis Juli 2015 WIS proWissen Potsdam e. V. - 'Alle Wetter'
2015 - Klima Buchtipp April 2015'Alle Wetter', Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e.V.
2015 - „Alle Wetter“ steht auf der Longlist der diesjährigen Wissensbücher des Jahres
2015 - „Tree“ wriiten by Pat Hegarty and published by Little Tiger UK has won the Junior Design Award for most innovative picture book
2015 - Nominated for the Beehive Book Award Children’s Literature Association of Utah - 'The Odd One Out'
2015 - Chosen book for Bookstart/Stiftung Lesen Belgium - 'Lauf nach Haus, kleine Maus' (Got tmer/Jacoby&Stuart)
2015 - Selected as one of the best 30 books for children in 2015 by Crescer magazine in Brazil - 'The Memory Tree' (Rovelle/Orchard)
2014 - FINALISTA en el Premio del Gremio de Libreros de Madrid - 'The Memory Tree'
2014 - ABC Best Books for Children (American Booksellers Association) - 'The Odd One Out'
2014 - Parents' Choice Awards - silver honor for 'The Odd One Out'
2014 - Selected into the top ten of the 'Dutch picture book of the year' award/Prentenboek TopTien 2015 - 'Snel naar huis kleine muis'
2014 - CCBC Choice of 2014 - Run Home Little Mouse, Kids Can Press
2014 - Eselsohr September 2014 - Cover, Galerie und Portät von Kathrin Köller
2013 - Die 100 Besten, Münchner Bücherschau junior - Der Baum der Erinnerung
2013 - Kinder- und Jugendbuchliste SR, Radio Bremen, Winter 2013/14 - Der Baum der Erinnerung
2013 - Chosen by Bank Street as one of the best children's books of 2013 - 'Animal 123' (Outstanding Merit) & Animal Spots and Stripes
2013 - 'A Quiet Day in the Jungle' is shortlisted in the Baby Book Category for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award
2013 - 'Monsieur lion chez le coiffeur' is one of 36 books shortlisted for the Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec
2013 - 'Monsieur lion chez le coiffeur' is one of the 5 books shortlisted in the 2/3 category for the Prix du hérisson 2013/14
2013 - 'Best Books for Babies' - one of the 10 selected books, Animal Spots & Sripes/123
2013 - Smart Book Award Winner - Grumpy Cat
2013 - Grand Canyon Reader Award shortlist - Grumpy Cat
2013 - CCBC Choice of 2013 - Animal Spots & Stripes
2013 - Bücher, die noch keiner kennt, Münchner Bücherschau junior - Ab ins Bett, kleiner Bär
2013 - Best Children's Books of 2013, Gift book category, Amazon.com - Playbook Pirates
2012 - '123-Tierzählerei' is one of 15 books selected by Bookstart Switzerland (buchstart.ch) for their recommended reading list of 2012/13
2012 - Die 100 Besten, Münchner Bücherschau junior - Lauf nach Haus, kleine Maus
2012 - Kirkus starred review for 'Playbook Farm'
2012 - Chosen for 'Little Big Books' by Gestalten Verlag
2010 - Chosen as one of the 9 best books of 2010 by Smithonian Magazine - Little Wolf's Song
2009 - Chosen book for Bookstart UK (250.000 copies) - Grumpy Cat
2009 - Texas 2x2 reading list Big Smelly Bear
2009 - Voted as one of 100 Best Picturebooks of the Decade by Readingrecovery.org- Big Smelly Bear
2009 - Chosen book for Raising Readers - 'A red train'
2008 - Texas 2x2 reading list Grumpy Cat
2008 - Chosen by Bank Street as one of the best children's books of 2008 - 'How big is the world'
2005 - Recommended Read for World Book Day 2005 - Bumposaurus
2004 - Read on the 'Cbeebies bedtime hour' by Graham Norton & John Barrowman - Bumposaurus
2000 - White Ravens 2000 for 'Well, a Crocodile Can' - written by Malachy Doyle
1996 - Daler Rowney Award 1996 for Printmaking, RCA
1994 - New York Times Bookshelf - 'Coyote makes man'
1992 - Macmillan Children's books (highly recommended entry)
1992 - Work selected for Images - Best of British Illustration
1992 - Elle talent competition - Finalist
1992 - Newcomer of the year, Creative Handbook


Selected interviews, workshops & events:
June 2018 - CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Ceremony British Library,
book signings, interviews as part of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW)
June 2018 - Feria del Libro, book signings and workshops,, Madrid
January 2017 - Prentenboek van het jaar 2018 -various workshops in the Netherland
August 2017 - Edinburgh Festival - Workshop and readings - click here
31st May - Hay Festival - Workshop and Down the Rabbit Hole LIVE (Kate Greenaway Medal Winners: The Illustrators
Who Made Us) with: Rob Biddulph, Leigh Hobbs, Emma Lewis and Britta Teckentrup - click here
April 2017 - Interview with Ute Wegmann - Deutschlandfunk - Büchermarkt Bücher für junge Leser 'Das Dunkle zieht mich an...' - click here
October 2016 - Various events at the Bath- and Guildford Book Festivals
October 2016 - Interviews in Der Buchmarkt, The Scottish Book Trust, Artist&Illustrators magazine
April 2016 - Waterstones Picadilly, in conversation with Damian Kelleher (with Ben Newman,Benji Davies and myself); London
April 2016 - Central St Martins, talk and various school events and book signings in London
April 2016 - The Guardian - Guardian Gallery with 'Before I Wake Up'
December 2015 - Portrait & Seite 1002, Herbstausgabe 1000 und 1 Buch, Wien
October 2015 - The Guardian - How to draw feature with 'Tree', Little Tiger Press
20-26.7.2015 - Ilustratour invited artist, Madrid, 4 day workshop for professionals & book signings
22.7.2015 - Workshop for children 'Hans im Glück', Goethe Institut, Madrid
14.6.2015 - RBB Radio 1, Interview über 'Alle Wetter', Literaturagenten, Thomas Böhm & Lydia Herms
10.6.2015 - Workshop for children & exhibition, Büchereien Wien
10.6.2015 - Interview Stube Wien, 1001 Buch
16.6.2015 - Radio Interview Ö1 Radio
3.12.2015 - Workshop, Stadtbücherei, Berlin Mitte - Luisenbad
September 2014 - Interview & Cover, Eselsohr
2014 - Radio France Inter - Un intrus s'est perdu
2013 - Münchner Bücherschau - reading, workshop & exhibition for children 'The Memory Tree'
2011 - present - Readings in various bookshops and schools
1994 - 2005 - Visiting lecturer at various colleges including Central St. Martins & Middlesex University


Exhibitions
2019 - 100 outstanding picturebooks’ exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair - dpictus.com
2018 - 100 outstanding picturebooks’ exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair - dpictus.com
2018 - Augen ZU? Augen AUF! Exhibiton curated by Christine Knödler at the Münchner Bücherschau
with Quint Buchholz, Mira Poferl, Susanne Straßer and Britta Teckentrup
2018 - Buchsegler, Exhibition of 'Worauf wartest du?', Berlin
2018 - Ilustrarte 2018 Exhibition, Portugal
2018 - 'Ei & Feder', Exhibition at Krumulus , Berlin
2018 - 'Licht aus! Die Nacht im Bilderbuch', Städtische Galerie, Rosenheim
2018 - Gruppenaustellung, Burg Wissem, Bilderbuchmuseum
2017 - Nami island, Exhibition - Nami Concours 2017 (Purple island winner 'Worauf wartest du?')
2017 - 'Schöner verstehen'Exhibition at Illu 3 – Freiburger Festival für Illustration , Freiburg
2017 - 'Worauf wartest du?'Exhibition at Ravenburger Lesefestival 2017, Buchhandlung „Anna Rahm mit Büchern unterwegs“
2016 - Bologna Book Fair, selected for the 'Buchkollektion der "alten Meister"', Germany Guest of Honour 2016
2016 - Illustration Cupboard, London; 'Das Beste von Allem' - group exhibition
2015 - Exhibition as part of 'Das Beste von Allem', Burg Wissem Stiftung Illustration
2015 - Exhibition, Büchereien, Wien
2014 - Gruppenaustellung 'Es wimmelt in der Burg'- Wimmelbücher überall, Burg Wissem, Bilderbuchmuseum
2013 - Münchner Bücherschau, Austellung und Lesung -'Der Baum der Erinnerung', Gasteig
2013 - Gruppenaustellung (Achtung Baustelle), Burg Wissem, Bilderbuchmuseum
2003-2010 - Represented and annual exhibition - James Freeman Gallery, London
2009 - The Illustrators' Eye, St. Martin's College of Art & Design, London
2005 - 2009 Art Fair (AAF), Battersea, London
2007 - Bridge Art Fair, London
2005 - Art Fair (AAF), New York
1998 - Whitechapel Open, The Tannery, London
1997 - 71:40, Group show, Milch Gallery, London
1996 - The spirit of the staircase, RCA Group show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1996 - RCA centenary show, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
1996 - Last minute creations, Group Show, Parkhaus Gallerie, Berlin
1996 - Front Art, Group show, Berlin
1996 - RCA centenary show, Royal Festival Hall, London
1996 - Four visions, Group show, SNAP, London


Publishing Houses:
UK publishers:
Orchard Books/Hachette, Walker Books/Candlewick, Nosy Crow, Little Tiger, Frances Lincoln, Quarto Publishing, Big Picture Press/Templar, Prestel, Wren&Rook
German publishers:
Jacoby&Stuart, Prestel
UK/French co-edition partners in Germany: Ars Edition, Annette Betz (Überreuter), Prestel, Beltz
Selection of co-edition publishers worldwide:
Orecchio Acerbo Editore, Albin Michel, Libros del Zorro Rojo, Milan, Bayard, Gottmer, Chronicle, Penguin Books, Lóguez Ediciones, Doubleday Books, Simon&Schuster, North South, Veltman Uitgevers, Owlkids,Barefoot Books, Scholastic, Sterling Children's Books, Orca Books, Dial, Edicare Editora , Boxer Books, Ladybird, Bohem Press, Lamberth, Bonnier Carlsen/Sweden, Hachette, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Walker Books/Candlewick, Hatier Jeunesse, De Fontein/Netherlands, Samlaget/Norway, Gallucci Editore, Editions Tourbillon, Lectorum Publications, NubeOcho, Editorial Bruño, Godwin Books, MacMillan, QUATRE FLEUVES, Agora, GRUND, Casterman, Castellano, Alison Green Books, AUTREMENT, BRINQUE BOOK, Ciranda Cultural, De Agostini, Sassi, MINEDITION, Editorial Flamboyant, MARTINIERE, CIRCONFLEXE, LAROUSSE, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House/China, Hueders, Tianjin People's Publishing House, GeoPlaneta, BL PUBLISHING CO. LTD, Korim, BomBom Publishing and more

Editorial, advertising etc.:
Vogue, Elle, Habitat, Jamie Oliver Magazine Yearbook, Volkswagen, London Transport/LIDA, Easyjet, Marie Claire, BBC Worldwide, Elle Decoration, Waitrose, Daily Telegraph, The Artgroup, Chorion - Noddy, Skew Studio, Waterstones, BDOSH, Evening Standard, Delicious Magazine Ragdoll/Teletubbies/In the Night Garden, Hasbro, Ravensburger, Tweenies, Southbank Centre, Popi/Tralalire/Belle Histoire/Pomme d'Api magazines - Bayard/Milan, Navyblue Design, Proximity London, Duncan Baird Publishing, New Scientist, Two Associates, Ahmad Tea, Sainsburys, Imaginear, The Scotsman, Emap, John Lewis, Bladonmore, World Fashion Channel, Fair Trade






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