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: 

LITTLE MOUSE AND THE RED WALL (11th January 2018, Orchard Books)

What lies beyond the Red Wall? Mouse's friends don't know - but that doesn't stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown, where a world of freedom and possibility awaits?

FIREFLY HOME (11th January 2018, Nosy Crow)

There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go. She'll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging her to fly faster, suggesting which direction to take and making a wish.

NEON LEON (24th July 2017, Nosy Crow)

Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in.In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep and giving him lots of reassurance when he's feeling down. But will he ever find a place he can fit in...?




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