Klaus Flugge Prize 2017: see drawings by the most exciting new illustrators

Credit: Emma Lewis
Credit: Emma Lewis
Posted 17 May 2017 by Sophie Offord

Check out this gallery of images from the books in the running for the Klaus Flugge Prize, which celebrates the most talented newcomers in children’s illustration.

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize is finally here - and, as usual, it's a sight to behold.


Here are the five books on the shortlist:


  • Hannah and Sugar, Kate Berube, edited by Tamar Brazis (Abrams & Chronicle), edited by Tamar Brazis (Abrams)
  • The Museum of Me, Emma Lewis, edited by Alice Chasey (Tate)
  • First Snow, Bomi Park, edited by Victoria Rock (Chronicle Book)
  • The Journey, Francesca Sanna, edited by Harriet Birkenshaw, (Flying Eye)
  • Little Red, Bethan Woollvin, edited by Suzanne Carnell (Two Hoots)


The shortlist was decided by an expert panel of judges: Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler; Nicholas John Frith, the 2016 Klaus Flugge Prize winner; Sunday Times children’s books editor Nicolette Jones; and Tamara Macfarlane, owner of the Tales on Moon Lane children’s bookshop. 


The five books chosen cover a wide range of subject matters and artistic techniques, and an international line up with illustrators from Korea, Italy and the United States, as well as the UK.


The winner will be announced in September.


Have a look at the illustrations


We think all of these books have eye-wateringly good illustrations - but don't just take our word for it. Check out our gallery of images from the books below:



Check out our how-to-draw guides and resources for children

Find out more about the Klaus Flugge Prize

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