Britta Teckentrup

Children's Author/Illustrator

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Photograph: Britta Teckentrup

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Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson

Books

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.

Latest Publications: 

HOW BIG IS OUR BABY?: A 9 MONTH GUIDE FOR SOON-TO-BE-SIBLINGS (19th September 2019,Wren & Rook)

When a new baby is on the way, siblings-to-be have lots of feelings and plenty of questions. But whether they're impatient, curious or a little worried, this friendly and reassuring guide explains each step of the pregnancy journey and helps little ones feel involved and excited. With a month-by-month approach that compares the size of the growing baby to something familiar to the young reader, such as a speck of sand at the seaside or an egg, readers also find out about how Baby is developing, from when the heart might first beat to when they'll be able to feel it kick. The book also includes information about how life might change once Baby arrives, and how exciting it will be to have a new baby brother or sister.

THERE ARE BUGS EVERYWHERE (5th September 2019, Big Picture Press)

There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house.

There are Bugs Everywhere is the second in a series of non-fiction books from Britta Teckentrup. Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of animals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things about them that they never imagined were true. 

This is non-fiction with spark and personality from a much-loved illustrator.

Upcoming Publications:

BLUE (2nd April 2020, Orchard Books)

A beautiful story about sadness, depression and hope.

Blue lives in the darkest depths of the forest. He has long forgotten how to fly, sing and play. The other birds swoop and soar in the sky above him, the sun warming their feathers. But Blue never joins in.

Until, one day, Yellow arrives. Step by step, Yellow reaches out to Blue. With patience and kindness. And little by little, everything changes...

A thoughtful and uplifting story. Perfect for helping children learn how to deal with and understand sadness, and how to be there for people in their lives struggling with depression.

Awards:

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