Britta Teckentrup

Children's Author/Illustrator

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Photograph: Britta Teckentrup


Assistant: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


Britta Teckentrup was born in Hamburg, Germany. She later studied at St. Martin's College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. She has written and illustrated numerous books for many international publishers, including classic picture books such as THE MEMORY TREE. BEFORE I WAKE UP and GET OUT OF MY BATH. Her paintings are also frequently exhibited in London galleries. She now lives and works in Berlin, Germany, with her artist husband and their young son.

Recent Publications: 


UNDER THE SAME SKY (4th May 2017, Caterpillar Books)

We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze... We sing the same songs, across the same seas.

Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful and heart-warming peek-through picture book celebrates the closeness of the world's communities through their shared hopes and dreams.

NEVER TAKE A BEAR TO SCHOOL (4th May 2017, Orchard Books)

Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers - and they eat SUCH a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone?

With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug!

A delightfully funny story that will reassure with every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery.

Upcoming Publications: 

WHERE'S THE BABY (13th July 2017, Templar)

On every one of the brilliantly patterned pages of this book, there is a mother animal with a baby. Children will love searching for the baby animal in this spot-and-find book. 

This is the fourth beautiful title in Britta Teckentrup's bestselling spotting series, which includes: The Odd One OutWhere's the Pair and One is not a Pair. The series has sold over 250,000 copies internationally.


Daler Rowney Award
Macmillan Children's books (highly recommended entry)
Elle talent competition - Finalist
Newcomer of the year, Creative Handbook